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Ken presents Smarter than Dad posted at Dad to Two.

Fiona Lohrenz presents Daycare menus posted at Child Care Only.

Family Cooking & Recipes

Alex presents Mango Salsa Recipe Selection posted at Home Life Weekly.  Alex has put together “a great selection of salsa dips which taste gorgeous on tortilla chips, chicken and fish” for your enjoyment.

Donna Freedman presents Breakfast on the fly, and on the cheap posted at Smart Spending. “Fall means that school is back in session — no more lazy breakfasts,” Donna writes. “If you’re pressed for time, or if your kids claim it’s too early to eat, try some of these do-ahead or on-the-fly repasts. They’re easy, nutritious and, best of all, a lot cheaper than those individually wrapped cereal bowls.”

Stephanie presents Quick Breads: a treat for now or a gift for later. posted at Make It From Scratch.

Deanna Caswell presents Sweet Potato Soup posted at Little House in the Suburbs.

Family Crafts and Activities

Katey Magill presents Mini S’mores posted at Having Fun at Home, “a fun and easy way to have the s’more experience without all of the work!”

Stephanie presents Homemade Fabric Gift Bags with Ties posted at Make It From Scratch.

Family Finance

Katey Magill presents 13 Ways to Make the Most of Apartment Living posted at Having Fun at Home, a collections of “tips on living pleasantly and frugally in an apartment.”

freefrombroke presents Free Museum Days From Bank Of America posted at Free From Broke.

Steward presents How to Make Your Child A Millionare! posted at My Family’s Money, offering “an interesting take on ‘saving’ for our kids.”  Steward suggest that, “instead of giving our children lots of money when we die, we should give them a trust fund for the purpose of giving it all away.”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents The Only 3 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt posted at The Digerati Life. Bankruptcy impacts and strains family relationships and can lead to the dissolution of the family. This author provides an in-depth look at the phenomenon.

Family Health and Wellness

Expat Chef presents Getting Kids to Eat Healthy posted at The Expatriate’s Kitchen, providing “information on kids, eating and nutrition.”

Riley presents The Parent as Artist posted at All Rileyed Up.

Aparna presents Bad breath? Take these tests posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming.

Shamelle presents Sleep Deprived? 7 Ways To Revive Your Tired Body And Stay Energized After A Sleep Deprived Night posted at Enhance Life.

Alex Blackwell presents Seven Powerful Techniques to Ignite the Fire Inside posted at The BridgeMaker.

Family Humor

jill presents Down Under Where?! posted at Jungle Jill Down Under.  “My middle-aged parents’ geography often gets a little muddled, to humorous effects,” Jill tells us. She shares some of “my parents’ best geography gaffs, particularly those related to Australia.”

Living By Learning presents Zoo Karma posted at On Living By Learning about “finding a friend at the zoo.”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Games for the Brain posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution.

banquet manager presents You Look Like a Jerk When You Dance! posted at So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager . . .

Family Pets

Sally Huss presents Dogs! Don’t You Love ‘Em? posted at Addicted to Happiness!.

Matt M presents Never Release Hobby Fish Into The Wild posted at The Pet Haven, providing an important warning.  “Sometimes the family fish grow too big for the tank. It’s important not to release those fish into the local ponds.”

Family Relationships

muse presents Nice To Be Nearby posted at me-ander.

Laura Scarborough presents deep impact posted at Adventures in Juggling, sharing “a fresh view of the life changing events that have taken place here under the Big Top this past year.  My 16 year old daughter as guest blogger shares her perspective and mama is so proud.”

Suzanne presents socks posted at adventures in daily living.

Jeremy Neal presents Is True Love the Antidote to Divorce? posted at Husbands and Dads.

Brip Blap presents how to be a good partner to a stay-at-home spouse posted at brip blap. “It’s tough being a stay-at-home parent, and tough being the spouse of a stay-at-home parent,” so Brip Blap offers some suggested ways to help.

Kelly Sonora presents 50 Divorce Blogs to Find Advice and Comfort in Hard Times posted at Soul Mating.

Family Spirituality/Belief/Worship

Yvette Nietzen presents Be Doers of the Word posted at Fresh Wind Ministries, Int´l.

Family Travel

Vicky presents Katie in London: A Book to Introduce Kids to the Capital posted at Little Legends Blog. “If you are planning a trip to London,” Vicky says, “you will enjoy this novel way to introduce your children to some of the most famous sites.”

Sheila Scarborough presents Video of the Week: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta posted at Family Travel Guide.   The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta looks like a wonderful early-October family adventure.

Parenting Tips and Advice

Alex Smith presents Buying a Surveillance Camera posted at TBO-TECH.

Stephanie presents T.V. Time Rules posted at Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood.

HowToMe presents How to Save Water Indoors (a few tips) posted at HowToMe.

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    I enjoyed that meme. I share your fear. Nuff said. I too hate dishonesty and don’t lie. We know how to complicate our lives, don’t we? 😆 I dress the way you do at home, too.

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