Archive for January 2008

How to Dry Gloves or Mittens in the Winter

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Here’s a quick tip for drying out mittens (assuming that your house has ceiling vents)… Simply grab a magnetic clip from your refrigerator, clip is to the glove/mitten, and then hang it beneath your air vent such that the cuff is in the midst of the air stream. No fuss, no muss, and no extra […]

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Published on January 25th, 2008 - 2 Comments
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Ammonia, Sexism, and Three Year Olds

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Overheard at our house this past weekend… Our three year old: “Mommy, mommy, I have ammonia.” (He meant pneumonia.) My wife: “Ammonia? Well, then you better clean the house.” Our three year old: “No! I’m not a woman.” Wow. I’m not sure if we should laugh or hide our faces in shame.

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Published on January 21st, 2008 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life
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The Best of December 2007

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Once again, we’re a bit late with this, but here goes… December was a somewhat slow month here at Raising4Boys, thanks in large part to illness and travel. Nonetheless, we kept plugging along, and you guys kept on reading (and commenting). Thanks! If you like what you see here, keep in mind that you can […]

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Published on January 20th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
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Parenting Quote – Henny Youngman

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“What is a home without children? Quiet.” -Henny Youngman [Hat tip to: Zen Habits]

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Published on January 16th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
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Pneumonia, Bronchitis, and Birthdays, Oh My!

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Well, it seems that our run of ill health is continuing. After last fall’s bout with H. pylori, we’re now dealing with pneumonia in two of our four kids, and bronchitis (not quite pneumonia) in another.

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Published on January 14th, 2008 - 4 Comments
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The Class of 2020

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Oh, the irony… Son #3 recently arrived home from kindergarten carrying a t-shirt declaring him to be a member of the Class of 2020. This for a child that has been wearing glasses since age 3, and has anything but 20/20 vision. It’s also a bit difficult for someone who graduated in the the Class […]

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Published on January 9th, 2008 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life
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Happy New Year, and a Holiday Recap

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This is just a quick note to wish you all a (slightly belated) Happy New Year! We just returned from a trip to visit family (where we got a much-needed dose of snow) and are still recovering. All in all, things went very well. We had actually planned to stay home for the holidays, but […]

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Published on January 2nd, 2008 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life,Travel
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