Archive for August 2007

Shower Timer: Speed up Showering

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We just got walloped by a huge electric bill. This was due in large part to a record breaking heat wave that spanned much of August. Thus, there was relatively little we could do to avoid the worst of the bill. Nonetheless, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our energy efficiency. To […]

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Published on August 31st, 2007 - 19 Comments
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Carnivals – Week of 08/27/07

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Raising4Boys participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our articles that were included in each. The Carnival of Family Life included “Kindergarten Meltdown.” The Festival of Frugality included “Don’t Break Your Budget Buying Baby Stuff.” The Best of Me Symphony included “Nervous Tics in a Nine Year Old Boy.” […]

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Published on August 30th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Glasses for a Five Year Old – The Resolution

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I wrote the other day about the trials and tribulations associated with our five year old’s glasses. A number of commenters suggested that we consider changing doctors, and they’ll be please to know that’s exactly what we did. If you haven’t read Part 1, be sure to do so. If you’ve already read that, then […]

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Published on August 29th, 2007 - 5 Comments
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Glasses For a Five Year Old – Bad Doctors, Worse Prescriptions

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Published on August 27th, 2007 - 5 Comments
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11th Wedding Anniversary, Family Style

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This past Friday was our 11th anniversary. Since we live far from family and still haven’t found a reliable babysitter since we moved a year ago (admittedly, we haven’t looked very hard), we were pretty much on our own as far as the kids went. So… We went out for dinner as a family, then […]

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Published on August 27th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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From the Archives (August 19th – August 25th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) post from a year ago this week: » Selling Babies on eBay » It’s a Wonderful Life… » First Day of School Jitters? Yeah, Right And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Spending Money to Save Money » Dish […]

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Published on August 27th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Don’t Break Your Budget Buying Baby Stuff

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Awhile back we received an e-mail from a reader asking about the “real” cost of raising kids. In short, she’s heard a lot about the high cost of raising kids, and was wondering if it’s really as bad as people make it out to be. More than anything, this question seemed to have been born […]

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Published on August 24th, 2007 - 6 Comments
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Carnivals – Week of 08/20/07

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Raising4Boys participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our articles that were included in each. The Carnival of Family Life included “Kindergarten Kid.” The Festival of Frugality included “Thinking About Going to the Fair? Check This Out.” The Best of Me Symphony included “A Private Matter (Beware: Bathroom Humor […]

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Published on August 23rd, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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More Kindergarten Misbehavior

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Just two days after our kindergartner had a meltdown getting on the school bus, he acted up in school and received a “red lily pad” – this is the worst of three levels on the all-important green/yellow/red “lily pad” behavioral scale. From what my wife has been able to glean of the situation, he pushed […]

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Published on August 23rd, 2007 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
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Kindergarten Meltdown

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Published on August 20th, 2007 - 5 Comments
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