Archive for July 2006

The Best of R4B — Selections from 05/06

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It’s time to dig into the archives again… Here’s a compilation of our favorite posts from the month of May… 05/30/06 — Motherly Wisdom 05/24/06 — Paying People to Have Kids 05/22/06 — Free Summer Movies 05/17/06 — Throwing Eggs in the Kitchen 05/09/06 — Best. Job. Ever. 05/03/06 — Sedating Your Kids on the […]

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Published on July 29th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Dinnertime Conversation

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Last night at dinner, our youngest (20 months) was keeping himself occupied with a constant stream of indecipherable chit-chat when our four year old suddenly turned to him and asked: “What the hell are you saying?” Our six and eight year old were understandably flabbergasted, and I was less than thrilled. But wait… It gets […]

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Published on July 28th, 2006 - One Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 07/24/06

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Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our articles that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony included “Little Brothers, Tampons, and Lollipops.” Also included was “The Home Office Tax Deduction” from fivecentnickel.com. The Carnival of the Vanities included “Monitoring the Sex Offender Registry.” Also included […]

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Published on July 27th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Fun With Dry Ice

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The other night the boys and I had a grand old time with some dry ice that I brought home from work, and I’ve got the pictures to prove it… We started out small, just splashing some water on it and watching it “smoke.” We also melted a chunk so the kids could see why […]

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Published on July 26th, 2006 - 5 Comments
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Parenting Quote – Dennis Fakes

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“Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.” -Dennis Fakes

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Published on July 26th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Cool Summer Activities

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While the nation is experiencing a summer heat wave, I’ve been trying to come up with “cool kid activities to keep us cool.” So far, we’ve made it to the pool almost everyday. We also been to our new (new to us, anyway) county library. We recently happened upon preschool story time to the delight […]

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Published on July 24th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Pregnancy, Sex and Labor

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Good news for all of you dads-to-be out there… While it’s long been thought that sexual intercourse late in pregnancy can stimulate labor, there’s now scientific evidence in support of this idea. That’s right…

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Published on July 21st, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 07/17/06

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Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our articles that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony, which is up at The Owner’s Manual, included “Sedating Your Kids on the Road.” Also included was “All About Title Insurance” from fivecentnickel.com. The Carnival of the Vanities, which […]

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Published on July 21st, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Remember the 80s?

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I had an eye opening and nostalgic conversation with our four year old the other day. When we were at the pool, he inquired, “Mom do you remember the 1980’s?” “Yes, honey,” I answered after a silent chuckle, “I was in high school and college at the time.” Where was he going with this? Then […]

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Published on July 19th, 2006 - 2 Comments
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Parenting Quote – Randall Jarrell

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“One of the obvious facts about grown-ups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.” -Randall Jarrell

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Published on July 19th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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