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Spring has arrived! And not a moment too soon. The skies are clear, the sun is shining brightly, even though it is rather chilly, and there are blossoms everywhere you look. Are April showers on the way? That remains to be seen, although more rain would certainly be welcome here in Northern California.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the many varied articles included in this special edition of the Carnival!

Family Cooking & Recipes

Rani presents Delicious Shortbread Cookies posted at Christ’s Bridge.

Family Crafts & Activities

HowToMe presents How To Put A Lid On Early Damage to Seedlings posted at HowToMe.

GP presents Keeping Stable on the Trail Manely Montana posted at Manely Montana, offering “life lessons from keeping stable on the trail.”


Shen-Li Lee presents Early Childhood Education – What is the Montessori Method? posted at Babylicious.

Family Finance

Kelly presents My Children Will Do it Differently posted at Almost Frugal.

Insurance Toolbox presents Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects Gaining in Popularity Because of Recession posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.

Credit Shout presents Target Visa Card Review posted at CreditShout.

jim presents Best Student Credit Cards posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity. If you have a child who is going to college, don’t let credit card debt be one of their new experiences.

freefrombroke presents Is Saving 8 to 12 Months Expenses Even Possible Or Practical? posted at Free From Broke.

The Dough Roller presents Alert: Refinance Your Mortgage Now! posted at The Dough Roller. Mortgage rates may be reaching their lowest point now.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents $50 TradeKing Bonus Extended, Zecco Free Stock Trades Update posted at The Digerati Life. Opportunities abound in the markets at this time. A solid online brokerage may be a great place to house your money for the long term.

David presents Capital One No Hassle Miles Rewards Credit Card Review posted at Credit Card Offers IQ. 

The Smarter Wallet presents Investing In The Stock Market? Rules To Help You Sleep At Night posted at The Smarter Wallet

Finance Tips 101 presents Personal Grants To Pay Off Debt posted at Finance Tips 101.

Family Health and Wellness

Aparna presents Bhramari Pranayam posted at Beauty & Personality Grooming, a discussion of the many benefits of yoga breathing which include improved concentration, relief from migraines, reduced stress and hypertension.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Fitness Survey: We Need More Brain Awareness Weeks! posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, a look at the six most noted problems in the brain fitness field.

Family Humor

Dan presents To Catch a Leprechaun: St. Patty’s Day Trickery posted at My Dad Blog, “a humorous look at the ridiculous tricks parents play on their kids on holidays – diagram and all.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To Takeout (Song Parody to be sung to My Favorite Things) posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Parenting Tips & Advice

Concerning Kids presents Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters posted at Concerning Kids.

Kathryn presents Always Let Your Kids Be Creative posted at Diary of a Smart Chick.

Joe presents GPS Tracking For Teens posted at GPS for Today. Using GPS tracking to monitor your teen’s driving is a very real option for parents these days. Cell phones provide the most ubiquitous source of tracking data, but there are also several other options.

Family Relationships & Self-Improvement

Becca Glouzstein presents Mothering Sunday Inspiration posted at Inspiration for Mothers.com, saying, “March 22nd is Mothering Sunday in the UK. This article is dedicated to all you amazing mothers who carry out the most difficult job in the world every day.”

Emma presents Finally: my kid warms up to the grandparents posted at Baby-Log, a discussion about the challenges parents face when the grandparents do not reside nearby.

Robert Burton Robinson presents 7 Steps to Adult Family Conflict Resolution posted at Mind Over Mania, observing that “sometimes it’s easier to just ignore the problem.”

Jon Chambers presents Growth (Article) posted at The Mind Of Jon.

Naomi presents Prince William’s Sense of Emptiness at the Loss of Diana posted at Diary From England on the occasion of Mother’s Day being celebrated in England.

Family Travel

ishanbansal presents How To Get Discount Theme Park Tickets posted at Save Few Bucks.

Modern Parent presents Disney Trip 2009 Day 1: Arriving at Disney/Hollywood Studios posted at Modernparent.org.

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  1. Choose Your VoIP

    Indeed, spring is here. Beautiful things are in the offing. And hope…I can see hope as the spring arrives.

    Choose Your VoIP´s most recent post: VoIPYourLife

  2. I love Spring because it is a new beginning of things. The air even smells differently. Easter is around the corner and I have no idea what I want to serve this year, ham, turkey or something completely different.

  3. Business Mailing List

    This is excellent. Spring has arrived! Thanks for sharing all these resources and information. I think the best one would have to be the crafts. I am going to be using this so we can make crafts on our family time. Thanks!

  4. Interesting place! you seem to have a more wholistic approach in here..I love that! I am going to check out the associated links to this blog as well!

  5. Spring is my favorite season !
    In my country, we celebrate the beginning of spring on March 1 😉
    beautiful carnival !

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