Coping with the candy, costumes and carving of All Hallow’s Eve

What is it with parents who are so obsessed with Halloween safety that they spoil the innocent joy of children eating candy corn, bobbing for apples and, of course, worshiping Satan?

A tale of toys, spiders and Transformers

Someday when your children are grown and gone and you’re living alone, probably without heat, open the kids’ old toy box where you’ll find sentimental treasures rich in family memories that maybe you can unload on Ebay.

Movie rating madness

The most important questions responsible parents can ask when they take their youngsters to a movie are, “Is this film appropriate for children?” and “Are the RAISINETS free when you buy a tub of popcorn?”