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The Sweet Smell of Halloween Candy

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Am I the only one who loves the smell of Halloween candy? No matter what you’ve collected while out trick-or-treating, it always smells the same when you stick your nose in the bag. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, go take a whiff of the Halloween candy that your kids just collected. It’s […]

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Published on November 1st, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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Strep, Impetigo, Sinusitis, and God Knows What Else

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It’s been a long, long time since we’ve updated. What can I say? We’ve been busy. On top of that, we’ve also been sick. All of us. Not for the five months since I last updated, but for the past week or two. It started with Son #4 coming home sick from preschool… In the […]

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Published on February 12th, 2009 - 2 Comments
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How to Deal With a Bully at School

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How do you teach your kids to deal with a bully? Our oldest son, who is currently ten (nearly eleven) years old and in 5th grade, told us last night that one of the kids in his class has been picking on him and calling him names. A bit of background While the name-calling has […]

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Published on September 11th, 2008 - 14 Comments
Filed under: Child Safety,Daily Life,Education
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The Boys of Summer Have Gone

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Long time, no write… Our three oldest went back to school a week ago yesterday, and our youngest goes back to preschool on Monday. This year, he’ll be in for five days per week. That means that my lovely and talented wife gets some much needed downtime on weekday mornings. On the topic of going […]

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Published on August 14th, 2008 - One Comment
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Babies, Birth Control, and Too Much TV

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This evening my wife and I were joking around with son #1 (currently 10 years old). He was asking about whether or not we were planning on having another baby, and we responded with an emphatic “no.” His response? “Well, if you don’t want to have any more babies, you should get Mirena. It’s 99.9% […]

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Published on June 7th, 2008 - One Comment
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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
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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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The Buzz Cuts are Back

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One of the first signs of spring has visited our house… Three out of four of our boys are once again sporting buzz cuts. It’s not secret that I cut my own hair, and in the summers we buzz the boys as well. The lone holdout right now is our six year old, whose hair […]

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Published on March 19th, 2008 - 3 Comments
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The Challenges of Having (More) Kids

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As you know, we have four little boys running around the house — though I’m somewhat hesitant to use the term “little” since they’re growing so fast. Anyway, with that as a backdrop, I thought I’d share some thoughts on the transitions from zero to one child, one to two children, etc. Zero to one: […]

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Published on March 5th, 2008 - 6 Comments
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The Miracle Bus

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It’s 7:11 AM, and the “Miracle Bus” just came and went. That’s how my lovely and talented wife refers to the school bus that ferries our kids to and from school everyday. Somehow, some way, they board the bus as little hooligans, transform into absolute angels for the duration of the school day, and then […]

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Published on February 20th, 2008 - 3 Comments
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