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Welcome to the In Praise of Mom Edition of the . I hope that all mothers had a wonderful day and were able to spend time with their families. Take a break from your daily responsibilities, put your feet up, get comfortable, and enjoy the many wonderful articles included in this special edition!

Family Cooking & Recipes

Belle presents Fried Fish, a LaMancha Dairy Goat, and Homemade Goat Milk Ice Cream posted at Homesteaderbelle’s Blog.

Family Crafts & Activities

Buck Weber presents 20 Ideas To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer posted at The Buck List. Once again the time of year is approaching when parents of school-age children wonder how they are going to keep the kids occupied all summer. Here are some ideas.


Susan Gaissert presents Mother’s Day Book Recommendations posted at The Expanding Life.

Mark Montgomery presents Party Schools: Choose a College or University by its Alcohol Policy posted at Great College Advice. College administrations differ in their formal and informal policies regarding underage drinking. When helping your child select a college, it is important to ascertain whether the school’s policy is acceptable.

John Anyasor presents Going Out to Eat in College posted at Living the HiLife2B (My College Journey), offering “a few tips to break out of the dining halls and into the awesome diners in your college town.”

Family Finance

Jim DeSantis presents Divorce: What To Do About Medical, Life, Homeowners, and Auto Insurance! posted at On Line Tribune – Marriage Matters. The insurance needs of your family members must be considered during pre-divorce settlement negotiations. Here are some considerations.

Pinyo presents College Students Should Take Responsibility for Their Financial Situation posted at Moolanomy Personal Finance.

jim presents What Is A Good Credit Score? posted at Bargaineering.

Renae presents In Defense of Frugality posted at Life Nurturing Education.

DR presents Dave Ramsey Unleashed: How to Apply Ramseyโ€™s โ€˜Baby Stepsโ€™ to Grown Up Finances posted at The Dough Roller, a discussion of how to apply Ramsey’s Baby Steps geared to folks already on their way to retirement.

David presents 9 Tweeters Every Credit Card Hound Should Follow posted at Credit Card Offers IQ.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents TradeKing Review: How Does TradeKing Measure Up? posted at The Digerati Life, a review of a popular stock broker whose services you might be considering to manage your family’s finances.

The Smarter Wallet presents Fibonacci Retracement: A Technical Stock Tool To Predict Market Direction posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Madison presents Making Home Affordable Q & A posted at My Dollar Plan.

Kevin Fleming presents Best Cash Back Credit Cards posted at CreditShout.

Anonymous presents Student Loan Default posted at Leaving the Folks, explaining the consequences of defaulting on a student loan.

Health and Wellness

Aparna presents Hypochondriacs over the net posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming.

Marsha Hudnall presents Raising Healthy Eaters: A Mother?s Day Tale of Sugar &, Finally, Spice posted at A Weight Lifted.

Family Humor

Dan presents 5 Ways to Really Tick Off a New Mom posted at My Dad Blog, a humorous article offering advice on what how to say or do around a new mom. “Take it from me,” Dan writes, “I’ve learned the hard way!”

Anthony McCune presents Once, When I Was Married . . . The First in a Series posted at The Lives and Times . . of Anthony McCune.

Parenting Tips & Advice

Mike King presents The Imaginative Mind: Social Creativity posted at Learn This.

Ilona Siller presents Top 10 Things I Hope My Daughter Will Experience When She Grows Up posted at top10mama.

Elizabeth Alexander presents Lesson Eight: Play Ball posted at How to Be a Weekend Dad: A Guide for Single Mothers.

Fiona Lohrenz presents Preparing For Day Care Toileting Accidents posted at Child Care Only.

Kakie presents Make plans to read with your kids this summer posted at Bur Bur & Friends: Community Park, offering some suggestions to keep your kids reading over summer vacation.

Tracey presents Peace at the Breakfast Table posted at Girls to Grow.

Kelly presents Fun, Frugal Kid Toys posted at Almost Frugal.

Family Pets

Jake presents Common Dog Behavior Problems to Watch For posted at Dog Training Pet.

Family Relationships & Self-Improvement

Catherine VanWetter presents The Power of Words and Thoughts posted at To the Heart of the Matter. We have between 60,00 to 80,00 thoughts per day, most of which are repeated from prior days. Here are some tips for becoming more aware of the words you use.

nickel presents Off the Grid and Into the Future posted at fivecentnickel.com.

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  1. I just love this post in praise of mothers. I was able to show this to my mom and she just loved the “Parenting Tips & Advice” links. Thank you.

  2. great carnival. i haven’t participated in a while so i sent in a post for next week and ive bookmarked it to do it weekly ๐Ÿ™‚

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    great carnival. i havenโ€™t participated in a while so i sent in a post for next week and ive bookmarked it to do it weekly

  4. Every monther should be praised.Happy mother’s day to all!

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  5. This article is really great… i am always interested when it comes on Parenting tips. This helps to be a good father and even helps in understang my mom and wife well ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the great research on post.

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  7. I really enjoy passing time with the old persons of family. They really need that time with the young.

  8. Mothers are the most blessed person in any family. They get most love among all other.

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