Links We Love: Nick Lachey's Dad Confession, Seraphina Affleck's Fun Fall Day, A Mom On Strike and More!

From the super sweet thing Nick Lachey loves doing with his son to fun Halloween costumes for the whole family, don't miss these awesome parenting links from around the web.

New dad Nick Lachey is head-over-heels for his son Camden -- so much so that he confessed to Parade magazine that one of his favorite things to do these days is smell his baby! We agree: that newborn smell is rather intoxicating. In case you need it Nick, here are some things we wish we knew about having a newborn, and for more info on Nick's revealing interview, check out People.

Three-year-old Seraphina Affleck had an Autumn-themed fun day with mom Jennifer Garner this week: picking out a pumpkin, shopping for fresh veggies and even riding a pony. You can read more (and see adorable photos) on Celebrity Baby Scoop. And if you're wondering how to carve the pumpkin your kiddo picked out, try one of these 17 inspirational ideas.

Sure, it may seem like every dad wants a little guy to throw a football around with and teach how to become a great man -- but not this dad. Read this  honest, inspirational confession from a dad who always wanted daughters on The Huffington Post. (And for a sweet video that perfectly illustrates the father/daughter relationship, watch this.)

File this under something we have to try right this very second: an Alberta mom decided she had had enough with her messy kids, so she went on a cleaning strike! See what shape her house was in after a week of no cleaning, and the amazing lesson it taught her kids, on TODAY Moms.

No costume? It's not too late, mama! From DIY ideas you can make with leotards and sweats to kid, baby, couple and family costumes, we have the best picks for every trick-or-treater in your house. Just make sure to avoid these awkward costume ideas -- they're just scarily…wrong!

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