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Carnivals – Week of 11/27/06

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Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are along with our posts that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony included “Overscheduled Parents.” Also included was “Saving Money: Focus on Big or Small Items?” from fivecentnickel.com. The Carnival of the Vanities included “Dealing With a Finicky Four Year Old Eater.”

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Published on November 30th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Parenting Quote – Unknown

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“My kids are the reason for everything. The reason everything is out of place, broken and dirty.” -Unknown

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Published on November 29th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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The Best of R4B – Selections from 08/06

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Time for another quick trip through the archives… Here are some of our favorite posts from the month of August… 08/04/2006 — Our Trip to the Georgia Aquarium 08/07/2006 — Disney Raises Ticket Prices (Again) 08/11/2006 — Braces for an Eight Year Old, Update #3 08/15/2006 — Hauling Furniture, Reckless Youth, and the Sunday Paper […]

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Published on November 28th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Installing a Basketball Hoop

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On Thanksgiving Day, I decided that I wanted to install a basketball hoop for the boys. We had thought about doing it as a Christmas present, but we decided to go ahead and do it now instead. So instead of avoiding the crowds on Black Friday, we ventured out to the sporting goods store and […]

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Published on November 27th, 2006 - 4 Comments
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Kid Jokes: More Thanksgiving Jokes

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I’m still in a Thanksgiving mood, so here are a couple more related jokes… Q: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? A: Pilgrims. Q: What happened to the turkey that got into a fight? A: He got the stuffing knocked out of him.

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Published on November 24th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 11/20/06

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Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our posts that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony included “Dealing With Six Year Old Procrastination and Dawdling.” Also included was “Solving Customer Service Problems” from fivecentnickel.com. The Festival of Frugality included “Mazes, Mazes, Mazes (And All for […]

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Published on November 24th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Happy Thanksgiving

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Just thought I’d share some Thanksgiving thoughts courtesy of our nine year old. These come from a little booklet on thankfulness that he put together at school: I am thankful for my friends because… I can play with them. I am thankful for my teacher becaue… She is nice. I am thankful for my family […]

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Published on November 23rd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Parenting Quote – Erma Bombeck

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“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” -Erma Bombeck

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Published on November 22nd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Dealing With a Finicky Four Year Old Eater

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After years of finicky eating, our four year old has really turned the corner over the last couple of months. The last real hurdle for us has been cutting the crust off all things bread — sandwiches, toast, etc. Pretty much no matter what we’ve tried, he’s flat out refused to eat his crusts — […]

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Published on November 21st, 2006 - 3 Comments
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Dookie, Dookie, Dookie

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Lovely. I’m sitting here in the kitchen and our youngest (he turns two next week) just came running into the room carrying a diaper saying “Dookie! Dookie! Dookie!” Sounds like somebody is getting ready for potty training. Now he just needs to learn to announce it before he fills his pants.

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Published on November 17th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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