Today is #1Son’s 22nd birthday, so this Edition of the Carnival is presented in his honor!
Each year, we ask him to pick the restaurant where he would like to have a quiet birthday dinner with his family. And each year, his response is the same: Larry Arroyo’s Mexican Cafe. So once again, we enjoyed a delicious meal with Larry and Mary, the proprietors, along with the boys’ godparents and their youngest daughter.
Family Cooking & Recipes
Family Crafts & Activities
Abel Cheng presents 12 Birthday Party Secret Tips Every Parent Must Know posted at Parent Wonder.
Patrick Smith presents Understanding Job Benefits posted at Real World Advice. “If you are fortunate enough to secure a job offer,” Patrick writes, “do not discount the benefits involved, such as health insurance.”
James presents What to Look For in a Good Health Insurance Policy posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents ING Direct Orange Savings Account Review: Online Bank Features posted at The Digerati Life, a review of an online bank that is a perfect place to house your family’s liquid emergency fund.
JT presents Budget Your Money and Control Your Spending Using This Simple System posted at The Smarter Wallet.
DR presents Debt Cures by Kevin Trudeau– Do his “secrets” really work? posted at The Dough Roller, opining that the book does not live up to his sales pitch. “Not even close.”
Health and Wellness
Nickel presents Save on Healthcare: Cheap Immunizations at the Health Department posted at fivecentnickel.com.
Farid presents Benefits of Mineral Makeup posted at Dr. Skin Spa. Mineral makeup has been gaining popularity among women since the past few years. The author explains the composition of and reasons why this type of makeup has become popular.
Aparna presents Fragrant fennel – Uses posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming. Fennel seeds are a common sight in Indian kitchens, commonly used for seasoning and garnishing in Indian cuisine. But the seed has other uses, as well.
Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Health News: Top Articles and Resources in March posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution.
Parenting Tips & Advice
Nicholas Powiull presents Growth through Practicing Unconditional Love: Parenting posted at Conscious Flex. “Knowledge is power, but knowledge with unconditional love is the greatest power in the universe,” according to Nicholas.
Family Relationships & Self-Improvement
GP presents A Pause for the Cause « Manely Montana posted at Manely Montana, saying, “Take a pause for the cause”
GrrlScientist presents Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother’s Boyfriend posted at Living the Scientific Life. The author of the book by that title makes the argument that some psychopathic people, including the author’s very destructive sister, are born with “evil genes.” If so, how do we deal with them?
Modern Parent presents Our 2009 Walt Disney World Vacation posted at Modernparent.org.
Sheila A. Scarborough presents Where I’d take my kids: best U.S. family beach vacations posted at Family Travel Guide, a discussion of some of the author’s favorite kid-friendly beaches in the United States.
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