March 25, 2008

Carnival of Family Life – Mar24th, 2008 Edition

Welcome to the Carnival of Family Life, a weekly round-up of blog posts on education, family humor, family finance, parenting tips and advice, family health and wellness, family pets and much more. There are a whopping 60 submissions this week. I didn’t get the time to read through all the articles but I’m sure you will find them all interesting, informative and entertaining.

Family Crafts and Recipes

Autumn Beck
presents How to Make a Pocket Cloth Diaper posted at All About Cloth Diapers,
saying, "Making your own cloth diapers has become very popular. Here is a video that shows you how to make your own pocket diaper."

HowToMe presents How to Make a Hamburger Patty Stay Flat posted at HowToMe, saying, "Why poke a central hole in raw hamburger patty? Good question with a good answer!"

The Trawlerman presents Florence and food logsposted at Food Blog -The Trawlerman.


Marjorie presents We Speak a Different Language posted at Life Without School.

pickel presents Is No Child Left Behind Good for Special Education? posted at Discussing Autism.

Fiona Lohrenz presents Difficult Behaviors posted at Child Care Only.

Family Finance

Kathie Goldsmith presents the human side of real estate? posted at Team Reba Real Estate, saying, "Team Reba blog is about real estate and life."

Vee presents Once Upon a Time posted at Polishing thePearl Blog.

Raymond presents Qualifying For An Economic Stimulus Tax Rebate Check posted at Money Blue Book.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Cheaper Toys Are Better For Your Kids! posted at The Digerati Life.

Family Health, Wellness, and Relationships

Tiffany Washko presents Natural Remedies for ADD and ADHD posted at Natural Family Living Blog.

remodelingthislife presents What Happened to Me? posted at Remodeling this life's Weblog.

Shamelle presents Six Sources Of Procrastination posted at Enhance Life.

Aparna (That's me...) presents Hypochondriacs over the net

Lin Burress presents Launching Child Safety and Child Sexual Abuse Series posted at Telling It Like It Is.

pickel presents I'm Just Like You posted at My Two Boys.

Mike Remer presents A Great Weight Reducing Secret posted at My Path To Fitness Blog.

Linda W. presents CanYou Be Too Busy For Love? posted at The Eclectic Female,
saying, "If they are already complaining, after 3 weeks, that you're not giving them enough attention, what will they do later in the relationship? If they're bringing you more stress than joy, is there a point in continuing to see them? My answer, ultimately, was no."

Laura Scarborough presents he's ready posted at Adventures in Juggling.

Marc and Angel Hack Life presents 20 Practical Life Lessons Kids Can Teach Us posted at Marc and Angel, saying, "Spend an afternoon watching a group of kids interact with each other and the world around them. You may be surprised at how clever they are. They handle themselves differently than adults, and there is much we can learn from their behavior."

Kerri Aldrich presents 50 Encouraging Bits posted at

Ishtar presents My mother's funeral posted at Esther Garvi.

Carole G. McKay presents Expanding Horizons posted at McKay Today, saying, "Rising to the anticipated and unanticipated challenges of Life."

James Chambers presents Hyperhidrosis Treatment Advice and Options posted at Hyperhidrosis.

Bragoo presents We Have To Start Pushing Each Other Up The Ladder posted at Life Improvement Tips For Thin and Small People.

Jeanine presents Growth through Practicing Unconditional Love: Parenting: by NicholasPowiull posted at Conscious Flex.

Christine presents Honey and Orange Juice Sweetened Hot Apple Dessert posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France.

James Brausch presents Costa Rican Domestic Help posted at CostaRica HQ.

BeThisWay presents Making My Bed posted at AreYou Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know You?.

Abel Cheng presents Teen Weight Loss: 11 Simple Rules to Help Your Teens Lose Weight Safely posted at Parent Wonder.

Anthony presents Parents:Pack a Meal That Won't Upset Junior's Tummy! posted at Joyful Digesting, saying,
"Some great tips on packing a reflux-friendly meal for your kids. Works for adults, too!"

Nara presents WhyPeople Don't Tell Their Partner Before They Cheat posted at Infidelity, saying,
"It is a common belief that people cheat on their partners out of
malice or ill will. This article will demonstrate a surprising truth, i.e.,
usually, the exact opposite is the case."

Steven Chang presents No One Escapes posted atGagazine.

Amy Vernon presents Keeping junk food out of the house posted at ice cream is not forbreakfast.

Patricia Twitchell presents Spruce Your Environment, Spruce Your Spirit posted at Just Bears and Stuff,saying, "One of the most effective ways to improve one's emotional well-being is with a good Spring Cleaning. For some of my bear loving friends it could be autumn, but this can still work for you. It's amazing what a good cleaning and clearing can do for one?s state of
mind. Not only does a good cleaning seem to lift our spirits, it has actually been proven to preserve our home and office environment. Learn how simple it really is."

David B. Bohl presents How and Why to Resurrect Family Rituals posted at I Will Change, saying, "Participating in special family rituals can evoke various feelings, set different moods, and elicit past memories. If you choose those traditions or habits that make you and your family feel good, you can bring about feelings of happiness and joy."

Carole Fogarty presents Mess is not Clutter: posted at The Healthy Living Loungs,saying, "From my personal and professional experience (as Feng Shui Practitioner for 15 years) there is a huge energetic, emotional and physical difference between mess and clutter. Clutter is hard to
eliminate, toxic and blocks the flow of your life. Healthy mess is part
of daily living, it shows that your home is loved and lived in, its
connected to all things that you use regularly and with a quick tidy up is easily sorted. Clutter is not used nor loved and never gets sorted."

James Brausch presents Calcium + Niacin For Weight Loss? posted at Weight Loss Dude.

Eric Cech presents Creating Your Own Perfect Aromatherapy Skin Care Formula posted at Synergy Essential Oils, Aromatherapy for Professionals and Enthusiasts.

Family Humour

GBlogger presents Friends Without Kids posted at Are We Balanced Yet,
saying, "Trying to keep up with our friends without kids since we've had

Eliza Ferree presents 50 Things I wish I Knew About Breastfeeding posted at Babylune.

K T Cat presents They Must be Learning in Their Sleep posted at The Scratching Post.

Angelawd presents I finally have permission to post about this posted at angelawd, saying, "Husbands and hair dye don't mix. Let me show you why."

Suzanne presents piggy pardon? posted at Adventures in Daily Living.

Chief Family Officer presents April Fool's ideas for parents posted at Chief Family Officer.

Jaimie presents That Not Cookie Good! posted at Hug Twice, saying, "It is funny what goes through their brains. :)"

Family activities and Travel
Gabriel Almada presents Gone tubin' posted at Live from Waterloo, saying, "Watch me and my kids going down the hill! We had a lot of fun...and a couple of bruises at the end of the day..."

Amy presents 13 Rides We Love in Disney World posted at The Q Family Adventure,
saying, "Check out the rides we enjoyed in Disney World."

GP presents Present Simplicity posted at Innstyle Montana- Come onInn, saying, "To quote Leonardo DaVinci, 'simplicity is the ultimate

GrrlScientist presents Audubon's Aviary: Portraits of Endangered Species posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Bring your family to an art show with a scientific theme! My review of the annual art exhibition of John James Audubon's paintings of North American birds, hosted by the New-York Historical Society."

Master Carl Mills presents What Is Karate? posted at Master Carl Mills.

Mattg presents Do You Get Twitter? posted at Matt Garrett. Are your kids online? If so, you want to be aware of the social media services they may be using. This article will help you
understand Twitter.

Jennifer Miner presents Family Friendly Los Angeles Vacations posted at Traveling Mamas.

Seabird presents Favorites:web sites for children posted at SeaBird Chronicles, saying,"For months now I've been bookmarking sites for children that are truly delightful to visit. The sites below are well-designed, fun, clever, and probably just as interesting to you as to your children!"

This concludes this week's Carnival of Family Life. A heartfelt Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's Carnival. In order to help benefit all of us to get the most amount of traffic from this carnival, please provide a link back from your blog, as well as submit this carnival to your favorite social bookmarking sites such as Stumble Upon. You can find last week's carnival at Colloquim. Next week’s carnival will be held at Beyond Horizon Coaching. You can submit your posts through this submission form.

Have a great Family Life!


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  1. GBlogger3:25 PM

    Great post -- thanks for the inclusion and for doing all the work in hosting!

  2. thanks for hosting!

  3. Thank you for having us here!

  4. Thank you for hosting and including my article!

  5. Aparna:

    Thanks so much for hosting this week! The Carnival features so many interesting articles . . . great job!!


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