Thanks for visiting the “Welcome, Summer!” edition of the Carnival of Family Life!
The days are long and hot, the kids are finished with school and enjoying some much-needed relaxation, and plans are in place for Fourth of July celebrations and family vacations. There’s no better time to pour yourself an icy cold beverage, get comfortable, and read interesting, informative, inspiring, and comedic articles about the many aspects of living within a family.
Marjorie presents Homeschooling and the Sorting Hat posted at Life Without School.
Heather Johnson presents 5 Tips for Helping Your Kids To Read in the Summer posted at Dolce Bellezza.
Family Cooking & Recipes
MyMaria presents Soaked Flour Whole Grain Frozen Berries Muffin Recipe posted at Raw Milk Mama, saying, “My children loved helping me make berry muffins earlier this week … yum!”
Family Crafts and Activities
Yi Hui Chang presents How to face paint your kid with make up posted at The Simple Wealth.
Matthew Paulson presents Tips for Teaching Kids Better Money Management posted at American Consumer News.
Money Answer Guy presents Don’t Take Children to The Grocery Store posted at The Money Answer Guy.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents I’m Self-Employed! Retirement Plans, Insurance and Tax Considerations are Afoot posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “I share the issues I face as a self-employed individual and how my decision to work for myself impacts our family and our family’s finances.”
Raymond presents Do Credit Cards and Stocks Make Up Your Emergency Fund Savings? posted at Money Blue Book.
Michael presents Foreclosure: House Sells For Less Than What is Owed at an Auction posted at Michael Emilio.
Family Health and Wellness
Amy Vernon presents File under: What were they thinking? posted at ice cream is not for breakfast. Amy says, “At first blush, it seemed like a cute idea. Then I thought about it and was appalled to really see the corporate brain trust at work.”
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Quick Story & Other Verse (Limerick & Haiku Prompt) posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.
Mama Meji presents So What Do You Do Now? posted at Our Makiko.
Victoria E presents Canines Care, Too – Dogs Live Green at the Paw Luxury Store posted at Victoria Everman — Sustainable, Creative, Enlightened Living.
Family Relationships and Self-Improvement
Kathleen Gage presents Why’s everyone always picking on me? posted at Daily Awareness. She theorizes that “one’s outward experiences will be reflected as a result of inner thoughts and beliefs. If you constantly have negative experiences, it is time to look in the mirror.”
Aparna presents Beauty and Personal Grooming: An anger management tip posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming.
Family Travel and Activities
GP presents Taking the Guess Work out of the Guest Room posted at Innside Montana-Your Home at the Range.
Matthew Paulson presents How to Plan for Unexpected Travel Expenses posted at The Travel Advocate.
Tea Party Girl presents Tea Party Girl’s Top Tea Moments on the Road posted at Tea Party Girl, a picture essay illustrating how “my children and relatives responded to the tea party and English gardens.”
Everything Finance presents Maui After Dark posted at Travel-Eat-Sleep.
Chris McGinn presents Father’s Day Unplugged posted at Hitting Home.
Parenting Tips and Advice
Magnolia presents Have More Perfect Children posted at Things We Should Do Better.
Jeremy Neal presents Top 10 Discoveries About Being a Good Dad posted at Discovering Dad.
Next Monday, the very special “Celebrate America” Edition of the Carnival will be hosted by Jenn at Mixed Metaphor.net. Interested in participating? Review the Carnival guidelines and then submit an article using the form. Past editions of the Carnival are available in the archive.