Welcome to the Merry Christmas 2009 Edition of the Carnival of Family Life. It is also the final edition of the Carnival.
In 2006, Kailani at An Island Life conceptualized and launched the Carnival at her predecessor site, The Pink Diary. In late 2007, when she was looking for someone to take over its administration, Kailani entrusted the Carnival to me. It continued as a weekly event, hosted at various sites, until August 2009, when I reduced the publication frequency to once per month.
The Carnival has remained popular, with many quality articles submitted for each edition. However, after more than two years of devoting my time and energy to it, the time is right to discontinue publication so that I can steer Colloquium in new directions in 2010. The Carnival Archive, featuring links to thousands of interesting and informative articles posted on hundreds of excellent blogs will remain online so that you can peruse prior editions.
I extend my appreciation to Kailani, as well as each and every one of you who have participated by submitting articles, hosting, or both. Your contributions have been very much appreciated!
Family Cooking & Recipes
Family Crafts & Activities
e-Mom presents Book Review: The Real Twelve Days of Christmas posted at Chrysalis, an explanation of the story behind the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Do you know what the partridge in the pear tree represents? You’ll find the answer in this article.
Sarah Clark presents The Mother Load: I know where all the time has gone… posted at The Mother Load.
Walter J. Shumate presents DeBloWrimo Day 10 – Yo Gabba Gabba! posted at WalterShumate.net.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents It Is Hereby Resolved (New Year?s Resolution Humor) posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.
Mark Aucamp presents How to save money on your Gas and Electricity bills posted at Money Saving Tips.
The Dough Roller presents The Great Debate: 30-Year Mortgage vs. 15-Year Mortgage posted at The Dough Roller.
David presents List of the Best Credit Card Offers for the Holidays posted at Credit Card Offers IQ.
Annette Berlin presents FreeCycle posted at Stuff With A Purpose.
David presents List of Credit Cards that Pay Cash Back for Gas posted at Credit Card Offers IQ.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Balance Transfer Credit Card Tips, Facts and Traps posted at The Digerati Life.
Family Health and Wellness
Wren Caulfield presents Quick Hack and Holiday Gift: Homemade body scrubs, lotions, oils, bath salts, or bath bombs posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking.
Deb Bixler presents How To Eat Healthy At A Party | Wow! You Are Really Lucky…. posted at Increase Metabolism & Live Healthy.
pbmedia presents Getting a Swine Flu (H1N1) Shot posted at Fit36.com.
Parenting Tips & Advice
Sandra Gardner presents The Bad Mother Thing posted at Pinky, I Love You.
Tom DeRosa presents Book Review: “Don’t Swear With Your Mouth Full!” by Dr. Cary Chugh posted at I Want to Teach Forever.