Carnival of Family Life April 21st 2008 Edition

by Kelsey Norwood

in Uncategorized

Welcome to the Carnival of Family Life! Take some time to browse through all the wonderful posts submitted this week.


Marjorie presents Monongahela posted at Life Without School.
Lill Hawkins presents Yikes! It’s the End-Times. Again! posted at News From Hawkhill Acres.

James DeLelys presents Prejudice: How to See with Your Eyes Closed posted at Healing Through Words.

Elaine presents Number 1 – Hickory Dickory Dock posted at Littlesheep Learning, saying, “The first in a series of posts looking at linking numbers / counting with popular rhymes.”

Alex Blackwell presents 24 Weekly Actions for Creating Lasting Success posted at The Next 45 Years.

Family Relationships

Anna Farmery presents Funerals – The Best and Worst of Human Nature posted at Widows Quest.

Hopeless Romantic presents Disillusionment with Love and Marriage posted at Quest For The One, saying, “the author speaks of modern society’s disillusionment with love and marriage.”

Life. Money. Development presents The 7 Attributes of Leadership posted at Life. Money. Development., saying, “An excellent presentation of the attributes every leader should have.”

Nara presents FAQ for Those that Commit Infidelity posted at Infidelity, saying, “Answers to frequently asked questions for those that commit infidelity.”
Linda W. presents Recognizing Verbal Abuse in Relationships posted at The Eclectic Female, saying, “Words can hurt, and it is important to recognize when verbal abuse occurs.”

Family Finance

Denise D. Witmer presents Poll: Teens Getting Summer Jobs posted at Parenting of Adolescents.

Amy Vernon presents How the cost of food can make children less healthy posted at ice cream is not for breakfast, saying, “How do we live in a world where parents give a child soda instead of milk, because they can’t afford the latter?”

Jenny presents The Green Life posted at the so called me.

Steve Faber presents Statistics on Divorce – How You Can Avoid Becoming One of Them posted at DebtBlog.

Stephanie presents Shop Wiki posted at Stop the Ride!, saying, “A good place to comparison shop online.”
Renae presents Apathy or Contentment? My Trip to Target posted at Life Nurturing Education.

the baglady presents The Odd Disparity between Income and Quality of Life posted at The Bag Lady.

Family Health and Wellness

mom & dad presents Tonsilectomy and Adenoidectomy: One Week Later posted at

Kerri Aldrich presents Greenhouse posted at

Jessica Jones presents Confessions of a Mother posted at Practical Nourishment.

sunil jain presents How To Turn Down Stress in 10 Minutes? posted at Shri Radha Krishna Spiritual Blog-Radhavallabh Temple.
Carmen Coker presents Streamline Your Morning Routine posted at Get Organized!, saying, “if you want to have a smooth morning routine, try these 5 steps to help you get organized and ready to be on your way.”
Aparna presents Home remedies for fatigue posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, “identify the exact cause of your tiredness and act upon it accordingly. To regain pep, spark your spirits and boost your sagging energy levels, try out some of these tips and home remedies.”

David B. Bohl presents 6 Ways to Be a Friend Without Involving Money, Gifts or Obligation posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, “Being a friend is a serious, but welcome and pleasant, responsibility. And it’s one that shouldn’t rely on the burdens of expense and obligation.”
leftwingchristian presents Investment or Indulgence? The Shaving Kit Saga posted at Suburban Wife’s Daily Dollar Diary, saying, “I recently spent a rather large chunk of change on shaving equipment and products for my not-yet-shaving son. Was it an investment or an indulgence?”

Family Humor

Zork Brauk presents UFO Recession Tip 46 Share Toys posted at It’s the Recession, Stupid!, saying, “Tips for families to survive the economic recession from Zork, the UFO alien.”
Rachel presents Baby Powder, The mess one child can make posted at – a Mothers blog about baking, cooking, parenting, and enjoying all things in Life., saying, “Kids can be messy, and this article is about the messes they make. The article itself and the comments from other parents is hilarious.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Crazy Aunts and Other Mad Relatives posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.
Astrid Lee presents Aroma Hazards – Learning to Use Essential Oils Correctly posted at World Healing, saying, “If you’ve ever played with aromatherapy oils and even if you haven’t, I’m sure you’ll laugh reading this article.”

Leslie Williams presents How Did I Get Here? posted at Do You Weary Like I Do?, saying, “Sometimes things don’t work out as you had planned…you gotta roll with the punches!”
emily whitby presents Pride and Pregnancy posted at Crazy Mom: Ideas, Recipes, Thoughts, Humor & More!.
BeThisWay presents How Men Hang Curtains posted at Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know You?.

Family Pets

GP presents Are you the Hunter or the Hunted? posted at Innstyle Montana- Come on Inn, saying, “Watching our animals is a great “schoolroom” for us.”

Family Travel and Activities

Cindy Watrous presents Entertaining your Family on Spring Break posted at Her Family Blog, saying “look for several more suggestions over the next week or so!”

Sarah presents Tips To Save Money On Vacations posted at Tips To Save Money, Learn To Be Frugal.

Laura Scarborough presents not nesting posted at Adventures in Juggling.

Riley presents The Flower Fields posted at All Rileyed Up about “a trip to the local flower fields.”

Amy Allen Clark presents Rainy Day Survival Kit posted at MomAdvice.

Jennifer Wagner presents Wii Sports – The video game any parent can play posted at Connect with your Teens through Pop Culture and Technology, saying, “Wii Sports is a great game for family bonding.”

Kacey presents A Mother’s Dilemma posted at Wine on the Keyboard, saying, “Two sons. Two graduations. Two different cities. Same day, same time. A mother’s choice.”

Alex presents Weekly Menu Planner posted at Home Life Weekly, saying, “Use this printable menu planner to help organize meals in the coming weeks.”

Terri Mauro presents Today I Am the Mother of an Adult posted at About Parenting Special Needs.

Fiona Lohrenz presents Does Your Teen Help At Your Day Care? posted at Child Care Only.

Sheri Gray presents Vehicle Theft It Can Be Prevented posted at Safe Self Defense Tips And Advice.

SeaBird presents Crafts for young children (and Swap!) posted at SeaBird Chronicles, saying, “Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been planning the curriculum for a toddler / preschool summer camp. Here are some highlights for 1-2 year-olds. Also, I’m hosting a Crafts For Young Children Swap in which you can participate!”

Parenting Tips and Advice

Michelle Sweeney presents A Letter To My Mother posted at Tonic Gifts.

Joanne presents Imagine If Adoption Really Did Cost Only $10.00 posted at Adoption Support at Forever Parents, saying, “What message does the Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt-A-School programs send to society about families who’ve adopted?”

Jennifer in OR presents When Your 6-year-old Makes You Cry posted at Diary of 1, saying, “an article about learning from my little girl about unconditional love”

Kevin Heath presents Building Relationships with Step Kids posted at More4kids.

Autumn Beck presents Flat Diapers?No Pins Necessary! posted at All About Cloth Diapers, saying, “I have been reading about the ease and simplicity of flat diapers and it got me itching for a trial run.”

Stephanie presents Easing Into Bedtime posted at Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood, saying, “about making bedtime easier.”

Birdwing presents The Two-Year-Old Treasures! posted at Birdwing Therapies, saying, “The terrible twos are not really so terrible when you’ve got a few tricks up your sleve.”

PlanningQueen presents The Smacking Debate. posted at Planning with Kids, saying, “A contentious issue in parenting – do you think it is acceptable to smack a child?”

Angela Norton Tyler presents Let Your Kids Stay In the Room While You Do It – posts – Homework. Dinner. Life. posted at Angela Norton Tyler.

Pop Culture

Talk Prom Dresses presents Prom Dress Trends 2008 posted at Prom Dresses, saying, “Updates on the latest fashion trends in 2008 prom dresses.”

Silveral presents Celebrities as Role Models | Celebrity News, and Gossip posted at Celebrity News, and Gossip.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Family Life. The hosting schedule can be found here.


1 kacey April 21, 2008 at 7:45 am

Thanks for hosting the carnival. There are some great links here.

2 Jenny April 21, 2008 at 8:27 am

thanks for hosting. :) and thanks for including my link.

3 AmyV April 21, 2008 at 10:38 am

Thanks for hosting! Lots of good stuff this week…

4 Elaine April 21, 2008 at 11:34 am

Thanks for hosting and including my link :-)

5 Anna Farmery April 22, 2008 at 1:08 am

Thank you for including my article, and thank you for helping me find 4 other blogs that will help me with my life

6 Lill April 22, 2008 at 6:15 am

Lots of good reading here. Thanks for hosting.

Shine On,

7 Hopeful Spirit April 22, 2008 at 9:27 am

Thanks for being our host this week. What wonderful collection of posts!

8 Jennifer in OR April 22, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Thank you for hosting!!

9 PlanningQueen April 24, 2008 at 3:10 am

I have just spent a fantastic half hour checking out the carnival. My RSS feeds is fuller now! Thanks for hosting a terrific carnival.

10 Riley April 24, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Great job with the hosting. Thanks!

11 JHS April 27, 2008 at 7:58 am

THANKS for doing a great job hosting this week! I hope you will host again in the future. :-)

Be sure to drop by next week at Diary of 1 where Jen will be our host!

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