Archive for April 2007

Birthday Party Redemption: The Firetruck Finally Came

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My husband has written in the past about our five year old’s birthday disappointment when the firetruck failed to show up for his party. Well, you’ll be happy to hear that the firetruck finally made it to our house. No, we didn’t set the kitchen or anything else on fire. Here’s what happened…

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Published on April 30th, 2007 - 2 Comments
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One Year Ago This Week (April 22nd – April 28th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Little Brothers, Tampons, and Lollipops » Newborn Vaccine Breakthrough » No Child Left Behind? And this is what was happening over at FiveCentNickel (subscribe) over the same period: » Save Money, Don’t Drive Like a Maniac » How Much Does a […]

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Published on April 29th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Little People, Big Lesson

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The other day I took my “Littles” to Target. While there, we ran across a couple shopping together who happened to be Little People. As we strolled by with our cart my two year old pointed at the man and said loud enough for him to hear, “Look at him! He’s smaller than me! He’s […]

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Published on April 26th, 2007 - One Comment
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We Bought a Wii

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At long last, we bought a Nintendo Wii. We’ve actually been in the market for one for quite some time, but we haven’t been willing to pay a premium. Moreover, there’s no way that I’d sleep in a parking lot to get one. Anyway, we were out TV shopping on Friday night when we had […]

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Published on April 24th, 2007 - 6 Comments
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One Year Ago This Week (April 15th – April 21st)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Eight Year Olds and Easter Bunnies » Magnetix Building Sets Recalled » We Bought (and Sold) a House And this is what was happening over at FiveCentNickel (subscribe) over the same period: » Tax Audits are on the Rise » What’s […]

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Published on April 23rd, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Chex Mix in Bed

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Oh, the joys of parenting… Our two year old is a huge fan of: (1) Chex Mix, (2) watching PBS in our bed, and (3) snuggling. And most of all, he likes eating Chex Mix while snuggling under the covers and watching PBS in our bed. The problem is that he’s messy (he’s two, after […]

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Published on April 20th, 2007 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life
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Carnivals – Week of 04/16/07

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Raising4Boys participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are with links to our articles that were included in each. The Carnival of Family Life included “Easter Dinner With a Two Year Old.” The Carnival of Personal Finance included “Buying a Nikon Coolpix L10: That Boy Sure Can Save!.” Also included was “

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Published on April 19th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Paying People to Have Kids, Part Deux

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Did you know that the Australian government is paying people to have babies? In an attempt to increase their birth rate, they’re paying mothers a one-time bonus of $4,000 following the birth of their children (the bonus will increase to $5,000 in July 2008).

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Published on April 19th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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Parenting Quote – Leo J. Burke

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“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” -Leo J. Burke

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Published on April 18th, 2007 - One Comment
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Strep Throat – The Battle Rages On

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After two rounds of antibiotics, including ten days each on amoxicillin and Omnicef, Son #1 still wasn’t back to his old self. Thus, my lovely and talented wife took him back to the doctor. Guess what? He still has strep! So now he’s in the midst of a Zithromax Z-PAK.

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Published on April 17th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Health
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