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Family Cooking & Recipes

Rani presents Royal Strawberry Shortcake posted at Christ’s Bridge, “a quick-to-make and good-to-eat dessert.”

Michelle presents Shabbat Dessert posted at Lionden Landing, as part her “struggle to make good dairy-free desserts”

Annette Berlin presents Annette’s Easy Coleslaw posted at Craft Stew. “It’s hard to find dishes that are complex enough for an adult to enjoy and simple enough not to scare off the kids,” Annete opines. ” This easy cole slaw fits the bill perfectly.”

Family Crafts & Activities

Alex presents Printable Mother’s Day Cards posted at Home Life Weekly. Making your own cards is quick and easy.  “All you need to do is download the free design of you choice, print, and fold.”

Chief Family Officer presents Works for me: Photo cards for invitations and thank you notes posted at Chief Family Officer. “Don’t miss the helpful information contained  in the comments, too.”

HowToMe presents How To Disguise an HDTV Antenna posted at HowToMe, offering “a thrifty alternative to rabbit ears.”

Family Finance

Kelly from Almost Frugal presents 5 Things About Money in France posted at Almost Frugal.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents YNAB (You Need A Budget) Personal Budget Software Is 10% Off posted at The Digerati Life, “a review of a desktop budgeting tool that will help you manage your household budget and family finances, created by a gentleman who needed a better tool to handle his own family’s financial situation.”

David presents Capital One No Hassle Miles Rewards Credit Card Review posted at Credit Card Offers IQ, discussing “a great way to earn free travel.”

Hackerette presents 8 Ways to Save Money that are Good for your Children posted at Hackerette.

David presents Stupid Advice from a Payday Lender Courtesy of Google News posted at Payday Loans Review, explaining “why you should never pay off your credit cards with a payday loan.”

David presents Why Some Online Credit Card Applications Say “Hurry Up And Wait” posted at The Dough Roller

Insurance Toolbox presents How to Haggle at Major Retail Stores such as Best Buy & Home Depot posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.

Money Savin’ Momma presents Top Recommended Paid Survey Sites: Making Money with Online Surveys posted at Engineer a debt free life. “We receive lots of questions from our readers wondering which paid survey sites are legitimate, and which are the best,” Momma explains, “so we address those questions.”

The Smarter Wallet presents 5 Stock Sectors To Avoid In a Recession posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Robert Hazlewood presents How To Get Started Finding Legit Survey For Money Websites posted at Ways to Survive Life, offering suggested way to “start making extra cash in your spare time at home.”

Finance Tips 101 presents Scholarship And Grant Information For Interested High School Graduates posted at Finance Tips 101.

Family Health and Wellness

Riley presents The Little Key to My Heart posted at All Rileyed Up, a brief story about her son falling off the bed and fracturing his clavicle.

Astrid Lee presents Absolute Rose Aromatherapy Oil Recipe posted at World Healing. “Rose oil is beneficial for whole body and mind wellness, as well as romance,” according to Astrid.

Aparna presents Ear piercing – Benefits posted at Beauty & Personality Grooming. “The earlobe is supposed to represent the brain of a baby,” Aparna reveals. “According to acupressure therapy, the meridians connecting the brain pass though this area, so parents in some cultures have their children’s ears pierced at the age of two or three to enhance brain development.”

Dianne M. Buxton presents Children’s Bedding and Flame Retardants In Bedding – Baby Boomers Too posted at Baby Boomers and Menopause, “alerting readers to the dangers of flame retardants in bedding.”

Randy Powell presents Are Alkaline Foods Right For You? posted at Eating-Veggies.com: High Alkaline Diet blog.

Family Humor

Len Penzo presents My Kids’ Loan Interview with the Bank of Dad posted at Len Penzo . Com.  “Never try to out-smart your kids,” Len tells readers.

Stephanie presents What you learn when the power is out. posted at Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood.

Renae presents Like Mother, Like Daughter posted at Life Nurturing Education.

Parenting Tips & Advice

Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice) presents Teaching Our Kids that Being Happy Comes From Inside posted at Homemaker Barbi. “By teaching our children to find their true happiness inside, we are helping them grow into capable, powerful adults who can master their emotions, are resilient and can handle life’s ups and downs,” Danelle writes.

Becca Glouzstein presents What You Teach Your Kids About Who They Are posted at Inspiration for Mothers.Com.

Joe presents GPS Tracking For Kids posted at GPS for Today, “outlining some of the reasons parents should utilize GPS tracking to monitor their kids’ activities, as well as a brief overview of the main categories of devices used for this purpose.”

Julie presents Helping Kids Make Friends posted at More4kids.

Shen-Li Lee presents Discipline and a Two Year Old posted at Babylicious.

Lisa Mitchell presents Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism posted at Let’s Talk Babies.

Family Pets

Kathryn presents Top 10 Dog Breeds for Families posted at Kathryn Vercillo on HubPages, providing information about “some of the most family-friendly dog breeds to consider when looking at getting a new pet for your home.”

Paula Kawal presents What Should You Look for in a Reputable Dog Breeder? posted at Welcome to Parker Kennel, describing good animal husbandry practices and how to ascertain whether a breeder is employing them.

Sahara Reins presents Why, Oh Why, Do I Raise Chickens? posted at Fowl Visions.

Jennifer presents Poet’s Cat posted at Diary of 1.

Family Relationships & Self-Improvement

Kaley presents frogs and snails and puppy dog’s tails posted at My Front Porch.

mizdi presents Surviving the Dark Ages posted at Chat is not for Dummies.

Rich Bordner presents Mad at Dad? posted at The Pugnacious Irishman, a commentary on a recent Parenting.com article about wives’ anger at their husbands. Rich says that “the article served as a good ‘kick in the rear’ to me and motivated me to break my ‘batchelor’ habits.”

Gal Josefsberg presents How To Win An Argument posted at Questing Soul. “Arguments are inevitable but there are ways to prevent them from causing horrible damage” to family relatiosnhips.

Emma presents How I quit smoking for my baby’s sake, part 2 posted at Baby-Log.

Donald Latumahina presents 10 Essential Tips to Change Your Life posted at Life Optimizer.

Hning presents Blogger’s Press Release posted at Hning.  “I love my family. I love being around them,” Hning writes.  “I love them even more when they’re gone.”

ghedgepeth presents Octuplet Mom posted at Tell IT Blog.


Belle presents Earth Hour – Turn out your lights for one hour posted at Homesteaderbelle’s Blog.

Rani presents How to write a personal letter- Appreciation posted at Rayray’s writing.

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  1. Thanks for including us in the carnival. Our article Top Recommended Paid Survey Sites: Making Money with Online Surveys will help readers figure out which survey sites out there are legitimate! Plus, we also recommend some sites where you get paid to search online! Great ways to earn some extra money, especially for stay at home parents or those who work out of the home!

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  2. Thanks for the links. I havn’t taken a look at them all yet but the ones I’ve skimmed through look very interesting. Cheers!

  3. Thank you so much for including me in the carnival this week- I really appreciate it!

    Danelle Ice / Homemaker Barbi

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  4. thanks for including me to this event
    its really nice and i have check most of its stuff
    it’s interesting and TOTALLY different

  5. Excellent post, I really enjoy mixing good blogs with practical advice.

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    Oh great! Thanks for the heads up! I will definitely put an entry in!

  9. Thanks for the links. I love it when people get together for good useful information!

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    That was a load of links which I am sure are pretty good sites to explore. That was a very creative way to do it… 😀

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