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Amazing Dad: Paul Antico

AllergyEats founder Paul Antico with sons Keegan, left, and Tucker. Credit: Courtesy of Paul Antico
Amazing Dad: Paul Antico, founder of AllergyEats, an online guide to more than 600,000 allergy-friendly restaurants in the United States ...

Solo Parenting: Taking the Kids Out to Eat

There's a funny paradox about parenting solo. When my husband goes out in public, minus me and accompanied by all four of our children, he is lauded, praised, and admired. "What a great dad you are!" "All on your own with four kids! Amazing!"...

Buy or Die

So have you seen those things called "Table Toppers"? They're cute, disposable placemats you can take with you when you're going out to a restaurant with your kid. Which makes sense if you're lunching at Lepers 'N Fries. Seriously -- if you...

Restaurant Night At Home

When Katie Workman isn't dishing it out at ParentDish, she's the editor-in-chief of Cookstr, a site filled with great recipes from the chefs and cookbook authors you love and trust. Yes, yes, the economy is in fact in the toilet. The options...

Chuck E. Cheese Kid Check Not So Effective

I, like most parents, have experienced the horror that is Chuck E. Cheese -- the restaurant-slash-playground that features kid-sized Habitrails, video games, and something that could, if one were feeling generous, be likened to pizza. Regardless of...

Breastmilk key ingredient at Swiss restaurant

We all know that "breast is best" when it comes to a baby's first food, but what about after that? Some mothers breastfeed their children for several years. Okay, so that's great if you can do it, but what about adults? Why should grown-ups be denied...

Kids meals priced by weight

The management of the Oulton Hall Hotel near Leads in the UK have an odd sense of humor. They thought they would have a 'bit of fun' and make parents pay for their children's Sunday dinner based on weight. Not the weight of the food the child...

Five year old leaves daycare, hits local Hooters

Yes, this is true. A five-year-old in Denton, Texas managed to slip out of a local daycare undetected and made it all the way to the parking lot of a nearby Hooters. What's worse, he crossed two busy streets to get there. The boy, unnamed, is...

Autistic child receives apology for being asked to leave

Imagine you've just sat down in a restaurant and your five-year-old autistic daughter is making a fuss because her favorite food wasn't on the menu. You're trying to deal with the situation when a waiter comes over and informs you that another...

Are your kids noisy?

And, if so, does it bug your neighbors? Do your neighbors go so far as to complain to you about it? And, if they do, do you care? I live in New York City, in Brooklyn, in an apartment. I am surrounded, in my condo complex, by people to the right of...

How not to adopt

Oh come on. We all saw Juno. Everyone knows the way you find a kid to adopt is to put an ad in the Penny Saver. Sheesh. So I guess not everyone actually saw that movie. A couple near Seattle, Washington tried a different approach recently. Noticing...

How do you deal with broken highchairs?

Ever get tired of eating at home or suffering through take out? Ever fantasize about going out to a nice meal that someone else cooks, someone else serves you and someone else cleans up? Ever figure out how to turn that fantasy into a reality and...

A simple step

Okay, so you've got the kids' menus with the puzzles and coloring pages on the back. You've got plenty of crayons in little boxes. You've got little cups with colorful pictures on them and a whole storeroom full of milk. You've got french fries and...

Girl fight at Chuck E. Cheese

The last time I visited Chuck E. Cheese (and I hope it really was the last time), I was surprised at the number of teenagers hanging out at the kid-themed pizza place. These older kids were rough and loud and ran around as if they owned the place....

Have baby: Will travel...around town

This morning I am officially exhausted, and too tired to be witty and funny like I want to be. I am so out of it that I didn't even realize, until someone told me at 10:00 that night, that yesterday was July 1st. That phenomenon is what I love best...

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