Archive for October 2007

On Kids, Butts, and Google Image Search

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The other day my wife informed me that Son #2 (currently seven years old) had run a Google images search for ‘butts’ on her MacBook when he was supposedly searching for information on reptiles. And yes, he was sitting right out in the middle of the dining room in plain view when he did it, […]

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Published on October 31st, 2007 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Child Safety,Daily Life
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Keeping Track of Toy Recalls via RSS and E-Mail

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Are you worried about the recent toy recalls? Having trouble keeping up with what’s safe and what’s made of lead? Then look no further than the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s master list of toy recalls, which can be accessed here. The list is arranged chronologically, with the most recent recalls at the top. And […]

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Published on October 29th, 2007 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Child Safety
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From the Archives (October 21st – October 27th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) post from a year ago this week: » Crazy for Care Bears » Kid Quote: Coke, Caffeine, Fries and Ketchup » Playgroup Connections, Part Deux And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » How to Order Checks Without Getting Ripped […]

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Published on October 28th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Best of...
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The Five Year Old Vandal

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Few things in life tick me off more than when one of our kids willingly damages our house (although getting turned over to collections for a bill that’s not actually late ranks right up there). This isn’t common occurrence, mind you, but it does happen. For example, I returned home the other day to this: […]

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Published on October 25th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life
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Parenting Quote – Monta Henrichs Crane

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“There are 3 ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your child from doing it.” -Monta Henrichs Crane

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Published on October 24th, 2007 - One Comment
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From the Archives (October 14th – October 20th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) post from a year ago this week: » Teaching Kids the Value of a Dollar » Reclaim Your Weekends And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Withdrawing Funds From Upromise » Is Ethanol the Answer? » Opening a Vanguard […]

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Published on October 21st, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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MRSA Outbreak in Schools

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Uh-oh… All 21 school buildings in Bedford County, VA have been closed down and are being sanitized after a 17 year old student died from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a form of a common bacteria that has evolved resistance to all “first-line” antibiotics. Previously restricted to hospitals and clinics, MRSA is increasingly turning […]

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Published on October 17th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Health
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Creative Kids: The Solution to the World’s Problems?

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As we were driving by the Health Department the other day, our ten year old piped up and said: “Dad, do you know what would be a great idea? Vaccine pops. You know, lollipops with vaccines built in. Or maybe popsicles, since those are even easier to eat. That would be awesome, because everybody hates […]

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Published on October 15th, 2007 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life
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From the Archives (October 7th – October 13th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) post from a year ago this week: » And Now He’s Nine – Zoo/Pirate Birthday Party Revisited » C-Sections Pose Risk to Babies And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for a Discount » […]

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Published on October 14th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 10/08/07

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Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our articles that were included in each. The Carnival of Family Life included “Planning a Ten Year Old Birthday Party.” The Best of Me Symphony included “Soccer Gameday Tips for Parents.” Also included was “How to Decide if Travelling to a […]

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Published on October 13th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carnivals
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