Top o’ the mornin’ to you! Welcome to the very special St. Patrick’s Day Edition of the Carnival of Family Life! The luck o’ the Irish is with us this week, as evidenced by the collection of excellent articles amassed here for your reading pleasure! No blarney — just fact! Enjoy sitting back with a nice cup of tea or glass of green beer and read a few!
Family Cooking & Recipes
Family Crafts & Activities
Super Saver presents Keeping Busy During the Summer Used to be Almost Free posted at My Wealth Builder. “It shouldn’t cost thousands of dollars to keep our kids occupied for the summer,” and readers may want to start planning activities now.
Julian Pollock presents Baby Footprint Poetry and Graphics Create Perfect Phamily Mnemonic Masterpieces posted at Baby Footprint Graphic, one of a series of three posts “encouraging parents to compose their own family or baby footprint genre of poem to celebrate family occasions.”
Char Polanosky presents St. Patricks Day Count and Color with the Pups Activity Page posted at Printables for Kids, offering original St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages.
GrrlScientist presents Magic Tricks, Science Facts posted at Living the Scientific Life, an educational video interview with and demonstration by science teacher and book author, Robert Friedhoffer, who likes to use magic tricks to help kids learn scientific principles.
Meaghan Montrose presents Effective Learning Strategies and Study Skills – Part 2 posted at Tutor Fi.
Concerning Kids presents How To Handle A School Yard Bully posted at Concerning Kids.
Cyndi presents Hypnotic Language Patterns posted at Evolution Ezine, presenting a video that will teach you to use the word “try” in beneficial ways. A specific language pattern, “The More the More,” increases the “effectiveness of your communications,” as does consciousness of your voice’s tonality.
Homespunhealers presents True Spirituality: It’s How You Love posted at HomeSpunHealers, which she describes as a post about spirituality and what it is versus what it isn’t.”
Cyndi presents A boat called freedom part 1 posted at Evolution. She describes it as “a beautifully written, inspirational fiction highlighting humankind’s current state of consciousness. A piece that makes you think.”
Momma presents 25 ways to save money and bargain shop in small towns and rural areas: part 2 posted at Engineer a debt free life, the second of a five-part series.
Steve Bernal presents What Do They Mean When They Say “Conscious Business?” posted at Bizlightenment, opining that “conscious business is primarily awareness of the impact one’s habits and actions has on their environment, knowing that everything is interconnected, knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses, and living and working with joy, creativity, ease and love, rather than fear, power and domination.”
The Dough Roller presents 10 Lies that Got You (and Keep You) in Credit Card Debt posted at The Dough Roller, a discussion of the ways we “convince ourselves that credit card debt is o.k.”
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Lower Your Car Insurance Rates! How To Cut Insurance Premiums in Half posted at The Digerati Life, suggesting ways to cut your family’s car insurance costs.
The Smarter Wallet presents Kids and Money: Answering Your Children’s Money Questions posted at The Smarter Wallet.
Helene Zemel presents The Importance of Your “Why” posted at Work at Home Mom and Dad. Helene observes that a home-based business allows for more time with family and provides additional income. But “before starting any new business, it is important to have a good understanding of ‘why.'”
Debbie Ducker presents Your Children and Grandchildren Must Learn to Save Money posted at Ducker Promotion Ezine, opining that if children are taught “how to save money at an early age, they will be spared a lifetime of heartache.”
Family Health and Wellness
Alvaro Fernandez presents Michael Merzenich: Brain Plasticity offers Hope for Everyone posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, explaining that “the inherent plasticity of the brain is an underutilized and under-appreciated resource that we all have.”
Rose presents Banning Barbie? posted at Learning at Home. Rose is of the opinion that Banning Barbie is “for lawmakers who have nothing better to do.”
NerdMom presents From the Mouths of Babes posted at Nerd Family.
Parenting Tips & Advice
More than just a mother presents A bit of ‘me’ time posted at More than just a mother.
Sweet Success presents Child Car Seat Safety posted at Parenting Tips at NeenMachine, offering guidelines for selecting the right car seat for your child.
Kim Cohen presents Resisting the myth posted at The Household Maven, about “resisting the myth of the organized life so that families can live happier, more healthfully, and have more fun doing activities together, rather than getting hung up on what we ‘should’ be doing.”
Kela Price presents Encouraging Sibling Relationships in the Blended Family posted at BFSO (blended family soap opera).
Khordaddy presents 10 Baby Items You Will Buy More Often Than You Thought posted at Khordaddy.com.
Concerning Kids presents Raising A Street Smart Kid posted at Concerning Kids.
Tina presents A Barnyard Birthday Party! – Oh, so much fun posted at TLC in the Kitchen, explaining, “We started off with some basic rules about how to hold the animals and directions for safety and then we let them go. Each animal pen had an adult to supervise the holding and petting of the animals. We have two pot-belly pigs, five hens, eight chicks, two horses, two baby bunnies and my grandson brought his big bunny to the party, too!”
Family Relationships & Self-Improvement
Jim DeSantis presents 5 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Healthy posted at On Line Tribune Marriage Matters, noting that within a long-term relationship, it is sometimes “hard to understand what is going wrong, and it takes only the most basic advice to clear the fog of confusion.”
Tony presents Wreck the Corvette, but fix your relationship posted at Rekindle your relationship.
Jeonard Cook presents Reverse Cell Phone Lookup – A Great Way to Catch Your Cheating Spouse Or Find a Prank Callers Name posted at How to Find Phone Number.
bryan presents I Can’t Get No Satisfaction! posted at Personal Development and Growth.
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