Archive for May 2008

Free Summer Movies for Kids – 2008 Edition

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It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about cheap summer entertainment for you and your kids. With that in mind, I pulled together a list of free (or really cheap) summer movie theater promos. In case you’re not aware, theaters often have special summer promos where they show G or PG films […]

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Published on May 28th, 2008 - 8 Comments
Filed under: Fun
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Carnivals – Week of 05/19/08

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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 Personal Finance included “Teaching Kids About Money: Lead by Example.” Also included were “Our Allowance System: New and Improved” from fivecentnickel.com and “Hard vs. Soft Credit Checks and Your Credit Score” […]

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Published on May 24th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carnivals
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Things You Could Never Imagine Saying…

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…before you became a parent: “Get your hands out of your pants and finish your lunch.” “Your buttcrack is not sanitary. Go wash your hands.” “Either sit on the toilet or go to bed. This is not a game.” “I saw you pick and eat it. Go wash your hands — I don’t want them […]

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Published on May 20th, 2008 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life,Parenting Quotes
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Teaching Kids About Money: Lead by Example

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Awhile back I received a review copy of Larry Winget’s “You’re Broke Because You Want to Be,” and I finally had time to sit down and start paging through it. In case you’re not familiar with him, Winget is a personal finance author and TV personality with what can only be described as a ‘no […]

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Published on May 16th, 2008 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Money
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Mycoplasma, Strep, and Antibiotics, Oh My!

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More ill health to write about… As an aside, it seems like the frequency of illness goes up exponentially with the number of kids in the house. Anyway, Son #4 is currently on antibiotics. Earlier this week he came down with what we thought was a virus. As things progressed, however, we got a bit […]

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Published on May 15th, 2008 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Health
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Blockbuster Total Access Gift Card Promotion

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This is just a quick note to let everyone know that Blockbuster Total Access is running a new promotion where you get 50% off your first month plus a free $25 Visa gift card* just for signing up. So… You can get their 3-at-a-time movie plan for one month plus the $25 gift card in […]

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Published on May 8th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Miscellany
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Tonsilectomy and Adenoidectomy: It Worked!

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For those of you that have been following along at home… Just over a month ago, our six year old had a tonsilectomy and adenoidectomy, in part because of chronic ear infections. Everything went smoothly on the day of his surgery, and he was home by late afternoon. All in all, he recovered from the […]

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Published on May 7th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Health
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School Pictures are a Scam

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I remember back when I was a kid. We had school pictures once a year, and they were a pretty big deal. Everyone got dressed up, our moms combed our hair extra well before we left for school, and then our pictures (no matter how goofy) ended up being displayed throughout the house. Well, it’s […]

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Published on May 2nd, 2008 - 10 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
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Tonsilectomy and Adenoidectomy: No More Ear Infections?

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It’s really too early to say for sure that our problems are gone, but… Our son came down with his first cold since having his tonsils and adenoids removed. And guess what? No ear infection. Woohoo! Given all the troubles we’ve had in the past, including multiple sets of ear tubes, we’re hoping that we’ve […]

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Published on May 1st, 2008 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Health
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