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Dad Dresses Up to Embarrass His Son - Every Day of the School Year

If you thought a little dancing, singing or bad joke-telling was enough to embarrass your kids, you could learn a thing or two from Dale Price. The stay-at-home dad from Utah has mortifying his son down to a science -- and it's one that com...
From Wonder Woman to Michael Jackson to the Little Mermaid, prankster pop makes his son squirm.

Trick or treating safety tips from CPSC

Halloween is supposed to be a little scary, but nobody wants a frightening trip to the emergency room on the big night. To help you avoid that, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to remind parents that there are hidden dangers in the spo...

The best (unscary) Halloween movies for kids

When it comes to Halloween, television and film are no exception to trying to up the ante every year in terms of providing us with entertainment and thrills. Most of the time, this involves yet another installation of the Saw franchise, which is...

Halloween safety tips

Perhaps it's just a sign of the times, but even when I was kid it seems Halloween was as synonymous with safety as it was with candy. In fact, most parents I know spend as much time on safety concerns as their kids do picking out costumes. The days ...

DailyDish - What to do when you miss Halloween

Don't despair if your kids can't go trick-or-treating on Halloween....

Presidential pirates

They disagree on the economy. They disagree about foreign policy. They even disagree on how to pronounce "Pakistan". But whatever their philosophical, economic, military or social differences, there is one thing the two presidential candidates, Barac...

Halloween to predict the next president?

There's more to Halloween than costumes and candy. Coming, as it does, just a few days before one of the most important elections we've had in a long time, it's also a potential predictor of the outcome of that election. You see, one of the perennial...

Halloween means business

Sure, the economy is going down the drain and everyone is nervously checking the news to see if their bank is still in business, but that doesn't mean parents aren't going to be dressing their little ones up as pirates and princesses this Halloween. ...

Halloween trivia to get you in the mood

Halloween may be a month away, but chances are your kids have been talking about it for weeks. Soon, it'll be time to make final decisions on costumes, then either start making or shopping for them. Pumpkins need to be carved, candy needs to be purch...

How old is too old for trick or treating on Halloween?

My father, who's birthday is on Halloween (lucky guy!) would tell you that you're really never too old to celebrate Halloween. His love for the holiday is probably the reason Halloween is my favorite day of the year. That said, we've all opened ou...

ParentDish Size Six: Halloween Highlights

Every Halloween is different and there are always great memories to be had, along with the calories. Here are six of my favorites from this past Halloween: Sara, hastily getting her costume on, calling out to random people walking by, "Wait for u...

How much candy?

Okay, so last night, we passed out candy to witches and Backyardigans, presidents and plumbers, superheroes and goblins. I had picked up a couple of big bags of treats at Costco and they were -- mostly -- still intact when the first trick-or-treaters...

Russians ban Halloween: Cold War resumes

I always knew there was something fishy about those Russians. Sure, the Cold War is "technically" over, our countries are "friends," blah-di-blah blah -- but underneath that veneer of Westernization lies the same nefarious, no-good-nik, downright Com...

YouTube Halloween costume: Totally last minute, totally awesome

If your teen has been dawdling about their Halloween costume, and suddenly freaks out today because they don't have anything to wear, don't panic! You can come to the rescue with this incredibly easy, completely last minute, and absolutely hysterical...

Last minute costume idea: iPod ad

Freaking out 'cause you haven't found a Halloween costume yet for your little one? Never fear! If they're kinda nerdy, and enjoy the irony of dressing as something two-dimensional, here's the perfect outfit: the iPod ad. I'm sure technically this is...

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