Archive for March 2006

Orthodontia and Armpit Farts

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As many of you know, our eight year old has braces (and an excess of personality). As it turns out, his orthodontist has come up with a clever way to encourage proper ‘orthodontic care’ on the part of his patients. If a patient makes it to their next appointment with out needing any repairs, then […]

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Published on March 31st, 2006 - 2 Comments
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Carnivals – Week of 03/27/06

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Raising4Boys participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are, along with links to our posts that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony, which is up at The Owner’s Manual, included “Weaning and Worrying.” Also included was “How to Build a CD Ladder from fivecentnickel.com. The Showcase Carnival, which is up at […]

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Published on March 30th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Kid Hack: Sandwiches by the Loaf

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Given the number of kids that we have running around the house, mornings can get pretty crazy around here. And lunch-packing before the schoolbus arrives just adds to the craziness. In order to keep things running as smoothly as possible, we’ve had to come up with creative ways of streamlining our morning routine. Probably the […]

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Published on March 29th, 2006 - 3 Comments
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Parenting Quote – Lane Olinhouse

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“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” — Lane Olinhouse

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Published on March 29th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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New Category: Kid Hacks

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What’s a kid hack, you ask? Simple. It’s a clever (or at least we think it’s clever) parenting shortcut that’s designed to make your life easier. We’ve run across a few of these in our time as parents, and we’re continually discovering more. Thus, we thought that it might be worth creating a dedicated category […]

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Published on March 28th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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A Six Year Old Banshee

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Our “big middle” son (6 years) can scream like you wouldn’t believe. If his brothers aggravate him or take something from him, he’ll let out a banshee yell so loud it makes your ears ring. I used to bristle every time I heard it, and race to discover what could have prompted such a response […]

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Published on March 27th, 2006 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life
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An Excess of Personality

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Our oldest son (eight years) has always been a character. In fact, we often say that he has an “excess of personality” (a phrase used by John Hammond to describe Ian Malcolm in the movie Jurassic Park). His latest character quirk is the “Recap”.

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Published on March 24th, 2006 - One Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 03/20/06

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Raising4Boys was in two carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our posts that were included in each… The Showcase Carnival, which is up at Random Yak, included my post on the link between childhood antibiotic use and asthma. The Best of Me Symphony, which is up at the Owner’s Manual, included […]

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Published on March 23rd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Braces for an Eight Year Old, Update

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What a difference six weeks makes! As we’ve noted previously, our eight year old son is receiving early orthodontic intervention to correct an underbite. When his braces first went on, the wire was crazy crooked, making his teeth look even worse than they really were. Not long after getting his braces on, he also got […]

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Published on March 22nd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Parenting Quote – Theresa Bloomingdale

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“If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you’re the grandma.” — Theresa Bloomingdale

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Published on March 22nd, 2006 - 10 Comments
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