Archive for December 2006

Finished Installing our In-Ground Basketball Hoop

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I’m not sure how this slipped through the cracks and didn’t get posted until now, but… After returning from Disney World a two weeks ago, I spent the better part of the next day finishing up the installation of our in-ground basketball hoop. As I noted previously, we set the post on Thanksgiving weekend, but […]

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Published on December 29th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Parenting Quote – Walt Disney

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“The important thing is the family.” -Walt Disney

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Published on December 27th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Online Christmas Fun

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In the runup to Christmas, I thought I’d point out a few of the more enjoyable Christmas-related websites that we’ve run across. First and foremost, time is running short… If you forgot to write your letter to Santa, or if you have some last minute additions, why not e-mail Santa? You even get an instantaneous […]

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Published on December 22nd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Kid Jokes: Christmas

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Q: What do elves learn in school? A: The elf-abet! Q: What’s the difference between the regular alphabet and the Christmas alphabet? A: The Christmas alphabet has no L (Noel).

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Published on December 22nd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 12/18/06

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Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are along with our posts that were included in each. The Carnival of Personal Finance included “Roll Your Own Discount on Disney Tickets.” Also included was “How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft” from fivecentnickel.com. The Best of Me Symphony included “Teaching Kids the Value of […]

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Published on December 21st, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Gifts That Teach Kids About Money

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I just ran across an interesting article on gifts that teach kids about money by David Bach (the author of The Automatic Millionaire). Here’s the rundown…

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Published on December 20th, 2006 - One Comment
Filed under: Toys & Gifts
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Hemorrhoids More Likely Than a Nintendo Wii?

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For those of you that might not be paying attention, Amazon.com periodically runs special promotions wherein their customers can vote on deals. It usually involves choosing an item (out of three) to be sold at a ridiculously low price (in limited quantities, of course). This week, however, they changed things up a bit…

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Published on December 18th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Toys & Gifts
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Ten Most Dangerous Toys of 2006

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Just in time for Christmas, World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) has released their list of the ten worst toys of 2006. What follows is a quick rundown of the ten most dangerous toys of the year…

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Published on December 18th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Child Safety,Toys & Gifts
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Three Great Gift Ideas for Boys

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With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few possible gift ideas… And remember, it’s still not too late to order online and get your stuff well before Christmas. (1) An inexpensive set of binoculars. These can be had for under $20 (like this one), and they’re great fun on hikes. They’re […]

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Published on December 14th, 2006 - 2 Comments
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Disney World and a Nasty RSV

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After a whirlwind week at Disney World, we arrived home Friday night just in time to take our sick two year old to the pediatrician before they closed for the weekend. As it turns out, there’s been a nasty RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) making the rounds, and he came down with it about halfway through […]

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Published on December 11th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Health,Travel
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