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Over the River and Through the Woods For the Fourth — Dave’s Diary

 Are you heading out of town for the Fourth of July weekend?  Maybe looking to beat the predicted 104-degree heat? With a three-day weekend to play, you won’t be alone.   

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Baby Jackson
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2015: The Year of the Gender Neutral Baby Name … WHAT? — Dave’s Diary

The picture in this post is of my handsome 1-year-old grandson, Jackson.  I mention this because Jackson is a good strong boys name. 

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Scott Gries/Getty Images
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Beware Of Summer Vacation Scams – Dave’s Diary

Don’t let the hot summer sun melt your good judgment when it comes to discernment of what is a good deal and what is a scam!

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Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images
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Fatherhood Is A Brain Arranging Gift From God — Dave’s Diary

Looking ahead to this weekend and Father's Day --Congratulations Dad, the family line continues! Your life is fuller, better for the pitter patter of little feet that look just like yours!

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Regis Martin/Getty Images
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Count The Ways Sesame Street Helps Educate Kids — Dave’s Diary

I saw a commercial the other day for the new Muppets TV show coming this fall.  Who doesn’t love the Muppets!  A new study now shows all the time our kids were watching them on Sesame Street they really were learning, not just being babysat by the TV.

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Michael Steele/Getty Images
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Fun Run For A Great Cause – Dave’s Diary

 We joke around on the radio show about “doing it for the kids”  because we often see people who say that when they are doing it , whatever “it” is, for themselves.  However, when it comes to our local ACE Hardware and Les Schwab Tires stores,

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When You Cut The Cord may Make A Difference — Dave’s Diary

Sooner or later you have to “cut the cord” but maybe later is better?  If you were one of those dads who was in the delivery room and took the opportunity to cut your baby’s umbilical cord, is it possible that when you did it could make a difference in your child’s intelligence?

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Tim Graham/Getty Images
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Toddler Tantrums Part Of Calculating Kid Strategy — Dave’s Diary

Proud grandpa Dave here, chuckling to myself as grandson Jackson prepares to enter “the terrible twos.  His mom was a terrible two and for her sake I kinda

hope he is too!  PAYBACK!!  

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Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
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Getting A Jump On Education Planning – Dave’s Diary

I have to hand it to the Wapato School District.  They are always looking ahead and looking for ways to keep parents involved in their kid’s education. Here is the official word on the latest and most delicious idea.

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Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images
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Bike Plan And Bike Fun Come Together Next Week In Yakima – Dave’s Diary

The City of Yakima is in the midst of full blown effort to create a master plan for bicycle riders and the work slides off the desk and onto the streets this Sunday May 17.

The "Feet in the Street" event in Downtown Yakima is designed to provide family fun along with important information on bicycle and pedestrian safety

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