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Archive: October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009

YouTube, Etc: When All The World is Watching

One of the great recurring debates in parenthood is whether you should ever put something funny your child did on YouTube. Generally, these tempests in a teacup follow the posting of truly hysterical (or cute) videos that go viral. My dentist dominated family is especially fond of David After Dentist,...

By Brian Reid | October 9, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (15)

When the Kids Want to Rock

Is your child old enough to handle U2 live? (Ricky Carioti/TWP) It's a dilemma that confronts most music-loving parents at some point: Should I bring my kid to a concert or is he/she too young? Other mommy-and-daddy bloggers have weighed in on this subject in the past. In recent...

By Jen Chaney | October 8, 2009; 8:17 AM ET | Comments (37)

More on Cars and Kids: Throwing Away the Key

My first car was a boat of an automobile: a 1975 Caprice Classic convertible that could seat about 10 high school kids on its ratty vinyl bench seats. The radio didn't work, and the top of the mammoth gas tank leaked, so I could only put half a tank of...

By Brian Reid | October 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (29)

In Defense of Gwen, the 'Homeless' American Girl

Before I get started, in the interest of full disclosure, I want to note that I am a fan of American Girl. We own the dolls. We've read the books. We've visited the American Girl Store. Yes, it's all overpriced, but I'm willing to endure that on rare occasions if...

By Brian Reid | October 6, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (39)

A Dad Convention and the Battle Against Isolation

A week from Saturday, I'll make a pilgrimage to Omaha, Neb. for one of my favorite weekends of the year: the At-Home Dad Convention. This is the 14th installment of the gathering, and the first one for me in 6 years. I'm already pumped. I'm not pumped because of the...

By Brian Reid | October 5, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (13)


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