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The fourth of July is the perfect time for family fun. Image: ginnerobot/Flickr
Get out your vacuum cleaners! These indoor fireworks, aka confetti popper rockets, are sure to be a hit with the kids. -- Alpha Mom Spending your Fourth at the be...

With Liberty and Justice for Baby Names

If your due date falls around Independence Day, the idea has probably crossed your mind: "Born on the 4th of July." Should you mark the occasion with a name, at least a middle name? A generation ago, a founding father name like Madison or Jefferso...

How do you define patriotism?

Beyond hot dogs and fireworks, have you taught your child the meaning behind Independence Day? I'll admit that I haven't even started. We have our Fourth of July traditions, but even my older daughter has only the vaguest grasp on what the holiday is...

ParentDish Sleepover for Sunday, July 8, 2007

This week was the Fourth of July, a holiday I used to celebrate by watching the movie musical 1776. Lately, however, it's been difficult for me to get excited; I don't hold out a lot of hope for Jefferson's America these days. Still, we had a fun day...

Illegal fireworks take out teen's hand

I hate to say I told you so but... I told you so. As did the CPSC, the police, and just about everyone else. Someone, however, didn't listen. They tossed some sort of firecracker -- likely an M-80, which is basically a quarter stick of dynamite -- in...

Fear of fireworks

I have a lot of memories of fireworks from my childhood. I remember going to a nursery owned by one of my dad's friends for a big barbeque. There was a pig roasted in the ground, a cow that chased my sister, and a professional fireworks display. Anot...

Playing with fire on the 4th of July

I have always loved the 4th of July fireworks. My birthday is July 5th and I spent my entire childhood believing that the yearly festivities were all about me. My family always spent the day barbecuing together and enjoying the fireworks display put ...


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