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Is Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Still Scary?

Do Michael Jackson's living dead still scare you? Credit: Getty Images
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video debuted in 1982, and has been mesmerizing viewers ever since with its vision of werewolves and zombies. The dancing undead are pretty darn...

A Thankful Heart (and Clean Laundry!)

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday with only three requirements: a) eat a lot, b) be grateful for what's good in your life, and c) get to bed early so you have the strength to knock down the other shoppers at the butt-crack of dawn on Black...

ParentPicks - Gifts for Everyone!

Before you know it, school will be out for winter break and you will have the kids all to yourself for a few weeks. Before they say "see ya next year" to their classrooms, make sure you've remembered to thank the special people in their lives with...

DailyDish - Freedom from Funky Foods

Want an extra thankful family this Thanksgiving? Skip the food!...

7 things learned in 2007

2007 was my first full year as a parent and I must say, it was my favorite of all. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean it was all raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. No sirree! It was crazy, daunting, and frankly, smelled a lot like poop. So, without...

Hoping for some lifelong changes in 2008

I rarely make New Year's resolutions, mostly because I know I won't keep them more than a few weeks but also because that sort of commitment scares me. However, the past couple of years have been rather hard in my household and I have recently...

Christmas tree allergy?

Yesterday we threw out my parents' Christmas tree. It's after Christmas so not such a big deal, but normally they keep one until New Year's Day. My mother thinks she is allergic to Christmas trees and has basically been sick ever since she and my...

My ParentDish Christmas haul

During the past couple of months, my mother has been not-so-subtly inquiring about what she should buy Wito for Christmas. I'm never very helpful regarding those type of questions...I usually tell her I'll "get back to her", and casually forget....

Merry Christmas adventures

I wanted to contribute a "Favorite Posts of 2007" since I'm in awe of my fellow ParentDish colleagues, but I'm heading out the door to my 1,274th Christmas get-together in the past 72 hours. Wito, who loves a good car ride, now sprints in the...

Cyber Christmas tree trimming for the youngin's

Got some time to kill before the Opening of the Presents and have hyper kids underfoot while you're trying to put the finishing touches on the holiday meal? Here's a site where kids can load up a cyber Christmas tree with all the decorations their...

A garbage truck for Christmas

When Jared was younger, one of the things Old McDonald had on his farm was a fall-down-garbage-truck, complete with raised arm and the sound of the hydraulic lifters, followed by the whole thing tumbling down. Today, still, if he's up early on the...

The Christmas spirit -- for the kids' sake

As many of our regular readers have probably figured out, I am not a Christian. Quite the opposite, in fact. I was raised Catholic, and, for the first 18 or 20 years of my life, went to mass every Sunday. These days, however, it would take a wedding...

Crunch time DVD stocking stuffers

It's time to go over your holiday checklist: Halls? Decked Cards? Sent Packages? Mailed Presents? Wrapped and accounted for Holiday baking? Nearly finished Parties? Socialized and mesmerized, baby! Stocking stuffers? SON...

Hanna Andersson Organic Cotton Long Johns

With the brand new arrival of my nephew, this holiday season will include both of our little boys at our families' Christmas Eve dinner. Tradition has it that the little ones receive one present before bed while donning their finest, new...

Christmas dinner disasters

I left home at a very young age, but I didn't go far. Until the age of 35, I remained in the same city where I grew up, close to my parents and the rest of my immediate family. This meant that Christmas day was spent back in the house where I grew...

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