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Laureen presents All I Needed to Know About P.E. I Learned from Jackie Chan posted at The Life Without School Community Blog.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Top 10 Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health Books posted at SharpBrains.

Mark Montgomery presents Best Value Colleges from Princeton Review: Information You Can Lose posted at Great College Advice, opining that “ratings are titillating and entertaining, but they are no way to pick a college.”

Family Cooking & Recipes

HowToMe presents How To Bake Rusks posted at HowToMe. “Rusks, a double-baked sweet biscuit, are usually dipped in one’s morning coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate before they are eaten, but they can also be enjoyed in their natural state as a snack,” HowToMe writes.  “Reportedly, rusks can also be helpful to a teething child.”

Kelly presents Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts posted at Almost Frugal Food.

Family Crafts and Activities

Becca Glouzstein presents The Best Activity for Pre-schoolers Ever! posted at Inspiration for Mothers.com.

Stephanie presents Homemade Hand Hacky Sacks posted at Make It From Scratch.

Stephanie presents Family Movie Night posted at Stop the Ride!

knittsings presents Free Stitch Design Software For Hand and Machine Knitting posted at knittsings, explaining that “Win_Crea is a wonderful Windows freeware program. With some limitations, this free software gem can be used by all hand and machine knitters, as well as other crafters who rely on a grid layout.”

Riley presents Inkheart, Inkheart, Inkheart posted at All Rileyed Up, a “pre-review of a book turned family film, Inkheart.”

Donald Latumahina presents Save Time by Improving Your Typing Speed posted at Life Optimizer.

Family Finance

Pamela Parker presents Maximizing Resources for your Disabled Child posted at Legacy.

Jill presents Grocery Savings Tips posted at Best Free Grocery Coupons.

Michael presents How to Reward Yourself While Living on a Budget posted at Michael Emilio.

Raymond presents Best CD Rates For High Yield Certificate Of Deposits posted at Money Blue Book.

Kevin Fleming presents Dish Network Review posted at Satellite TV Guru. “Can your family save money by switching from cable to satellite television?” Kevin asks in his updated review of Dish Network.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Best Coupon Sites For Online Shoppers posted at The Digerati Life, a catalogue of great resources “for families looking to trim their budget.”

The Smarter Wallet presents Family Budget For Frugal Living: Living Cheap Can Be Fun, Too! posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Concerning Kids presents Some Thoughts On Affordable Child Health Insurance posted at Concerning Kids.

Jeonard Cook presents Home Selling in 2009 posted at How to Sell Your Own Home.

Family Health and Wellness

Tiffany Washko presents Circumcision – Is it Necessary? posted at Natural Family Living Blog.

Jacquelyn presents What to Do When Your Child Has Diarrhea? (Part II) posted at WParent.com – Wise Parenting Guide, saying, “Your child normally gets diarrhea unintentionally. As parents, we have to prevent or reduce the occurrence by taking some actions.”

Aparna presents Home remedies for hardened palms posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, “The skin on the hands is protected with a coating of oil/sebum to keep it moist and prevent dryness. Eczema or hand dermatitis is characterized by cracks, lesions, and fissures which usually start on the tips of the fingers, but sometimes effect the palms, as well.”  Aparna offers a hand care routine designed to avoid eczema.

Matthew presents Still a Difference in Gender Accomplishment – Suprised? Why? posted at Fast Medical Information. “I read a new story almost every week,” writes Matthew, “about a study demonstrating that men’s accomplishments still dominate in the workplace, sports attention, education.”

Super Saver presents Improve Safety – Lower Drinking Age and Raise Driving Age posted at My Wealth Builder.

Joe Hayes presents Hernia Symptoms posted at Hub Pages – Hernia Symptoms, providing a list of “symptoms and insight into the more common types of hernias and treatments, including surgery.”

nickel presents Free Antibiotics (and Prenatal Vitamins!) posted at Money Tipper.

Family Humor

Praveen presents “See, Santa Also Likes Coke!” posted at My Simple Trading System.

Beth Mancuso presents Where oh where has my baby gone? posted at Manic Mother.

Michael Sipes presents Of Lost Teeth posted at The Adventures of Super Mega Dad.

Country-Fried Mama presents I now pronounce you? posted at Country-Fried Mama.

Lovelyn presents Something in the Bathtub posted at Nebulous Mooch.

Stephanie presents Don’t you know that answer? posted at Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood.

Jennifer presents A funny thing happened on the way to the office posted at Diary of 1.

Family Pets

GrrlScientist presents The World’s Most Obedient Dog posted at Living the Scientific Life. “The video is interesting,” the GrrlScientist offers, “but it also is sort of creepy to see a human control an animal’s actions so completely.”

Jim presents Is Pet Insurance Necessary? posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity, “yet another chapter in my research before getting a new pet.”

Family Relationships and Self-Improvement

Vickie Sloderbeck presents Nonsexual Touch?An Oxymoron? posted at Joyful Journey Productions.

Babs Mountjoy presents (Broken) Home for the holidays posted at Awalkabout’s Weblog. “Sometimes parents have to teach their children about things they hoped never to share — breakups and other family troubles.”  Babs believes that “there’s a right way to do it.”

Fathersez presents Continuing a goal set in 2008 – low cost fun filled family picnics posted at Father Sez.  “Forging family bonds is important,” Father believes.  “Why not make it a goal? Why not schedule time for it? This is what I am doing in my household.”

Emma presents Why kids need family traditions and how to start them posted at Baby-Log.  “Family traditions are the “glue” that holds us together,” according to Emma.

dawn presents I’ve Been Thinking About What Suze Orman Said posted at iowahippiechicks talking . . . reflecting on a comment made by Suze Orman and how it relates to today’s multi-generational families.

gazzali presents How To Love Your Spouse Throughout Life posted at Proenrichment.

Family Spirituality/Belief/Worship

Xquisitlife presents Who Am I? posted at The best is yet to come!, a discussion about discovering who you are and how to pasionately pursue your dreams.

Rich presents Marriage posted at Blogger For Christ.com.

Family Travel

Robin presents How To Keep Your Kids Busy While Traveling posted at Kids Toy Reviews.

Parenting Tips and Advice

Kevin presents Weekly Parenting Tips: Let Kids be Kids posted at More4kids.

Nicki presents Routine – Part 2, Finding Your Groove posted at Domestic Cents.

Abel Cheng presents To Parents Who Have Anti-Social Children posted at Parent Wonder.

Kakie presents What’s the best thing that happened to you today? posted at Bur Bur & Friends: Community Park. “Sometimes the best parts of life come in the smallest Moments,” Kakie shares.

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  1. Super Mega Dad

    Great posts this week! So much good stuff and so little time in the day to read them.
    Thanks for including me this week!

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    I’ll need more time to get to the rest.

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  10. Mark Montgomery

    Excellent Carnival, excellent contributors. Thanks very much for including my post!

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