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Carnivals – Week of 08/28/06

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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 Carnival of Kid Comedy included several of our kids jokes, including “Yodeling,” “The Confused Ant,” and “Elephant in the Fridge.” The Best of Me Symphony included “Check Out the Girl Ninja.” Also included […]

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Published on August 31st, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Stem Cell Repair Kits?

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Here’s an interesting twist on stem cells… It seems that British football (i.e., soccer) players have started saving their babies’ umbilical cords in an attempt to preserve stem cells that could one day used to repair their injured knees. According to one player, “Having your stem cells — a repair kit if you like — […]

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Published on August 30th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Parenting Quotes – Clarence Budinton Kelland

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“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” -Clarence Budinton Kelland

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Published on August 30th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Dealing With Six Year Old Procrastination and Dawdling

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Our six year old is a major dawdler. I’ve heard that this is a characteristic of six year olds in general, and six year old boys in particular. He dawdles when he showers, gets dressed, puts on is shoes, and does his homework, among other things. It drives me crazy!

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Published on August 28th, 2006 - One Comment
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The Best of R4B — Selections from 06/06

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Time to dig into the archives again… Here are some of our favorite posts from the month of June… 06/01/06 — C-Sections Unsafe? 06/51/06 — Braces for an Eight Year Old, Update #2 06/09/06 — Check Out the Girl Ninja 06/12/06 — Strict Parenting = Overweight Kids? 06/15/06 — Introducing the 401(kid) 06/16/06 — Four […]

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Published on August 28th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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First Day of School Jitters? Yeah, Right

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Whatever happened to the first day of school jitters? Our boys slept like logs the night before they went back to school, and had no butterflies in their bellies the morning of. They seemed properly excited and handled everything with grace and dignity. In fact, they were “cool as cucumbers.” This is very different from […]

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Published on August 25th, 2006 - 2 Comments
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Kid Joke: Elephant in the Fridge

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Q: How do you know when there’s an elephant in the fridge?

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Published on August 25th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 08/21/06

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Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are with links to my articles that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony included “Four Year Old (Mis)Behavior, Portrait Studios, and Pants-Dropping.” Also included was “The Fine Art of Fixing a Leaky Toilet” from fivecentnickel.com. The Carnival of the Vanities included “Hauling Furniture, […]

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Published on August 24th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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It’s a Wonderful Life…

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Ten years ago today, my wife and I got married. In the time since that fateful day, we’ve moved on five different occasions, had four kids, lived in three states, bought two houses, and sold one. And we’ve created an awful lot of wonderful memories. I owe pretty much all of my success, both personally […]

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Published on August 24th, 2006 - 3 Comments
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Parenting Quotes – Martin Mull

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“Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.” -Martin Mull

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Published on August 23rd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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