At long last, summer is predicted to yield to autumn tomorrow here in Northern California. And finally, after moving and striving to settle into our new home, I have had time to peruse the more than 200 posts submitted to and compile this “Fall Into Fall” Edition of the Carnival of Family Life!
I thank everyone who is participating in this Edition either by contributing their post(s) or reading the wonderful submissions received!
I also thank you for your patience! Moving turned out to be much more work and far more tiring that I anticipated or remembered. But well worth the time, effort, and expense. We absolutely love our new home and are enjoying our first glimpses of the changing season as the colors in our beautiful yard slowly transform into golds, oranges, and browns.
Family Cooking & Recipes
Family Crafts & Activities
Vera Lang presents Starbucks Coffee Cup Cozy ~ Easy Craft For The Beach posted at Fine Craft Guild .com, a craft idea that is “feminine, useful, ecofriendly, and makes a fabulous personalized gift adapted to any theme or season.” Features a free tutorial, tips and personalization ideas.
Tom DeRosa presents I Want to Teach Forever: Parent & Student Guide to Getting the Teachers and Classes You Deserve posted at I Want to Teach Forever, offering an insider’s perspective.
Miss Bankrupt presents Analysis of Kindergarten School Supplies posted at Miss Bankrupt.
Condo Blues presents 10 Ways for College Students to Go Green on the Cheap posted at Condo Blues.
JT presents How To Consolidate Debt: Ways To Reduce Your Debt Load posted at The Smarter Wallet.
Madison presents Ohio 529 College Advantage $25 – $100 Bonus posted at My Dollar Plan, describing an opportunity to get some free money for college with the Ohio 529, one of the highest rated 529 plans.
Dan at Everydayfinance presents Child Costs 2008-2009: $221,000 thru 17 (Before College Costs!) posted at Everyday Finance, an analysis of a recent government report outlining the current cost of raising a child.
Family Health and Wellness
Neena presents Healthy Lunches posted at A Mom’s Life at NeenMachine.com, providing 40 healthy lunch ideas to help “jump-start the school year.”
Helene Zemel presents Urge Your Representatives & Senators to support a Single Payer Health Care System posted at Health Plans Plus. In Helene’s opinion, our healthcare system is “badly broken; the best solution might be to replace it with something completely different. Only a single payer system would provide healthcare coverage for all. This system, also called Medicare for all, would offer cost savings not found in any other system.”
Aparna presents Bhramari Pranayam posted at Beauty & Personality Grooming, a discussion of the yoga breathing system that “improves concentration, relieves migraine pains, reduces stress and hypertension, and combats and prevents disease.”
Aparna presents Beauty & Personality Grooming: General tips for positive health from Ayurveda posted at Beauty & Personality Grooming. “Sound health is the basis for happiness,” Aparna writes. “These tips assure you good health, the fountain of happiness.”
Jacquelyn presents Swine Flu Precautions posted at WParent.com – Wise Parenting Guide.
Parenting Tips & Advice
Gin G. presents Developing Inner Strength in Children posted at Leaving Lifetime Influence.
Sonja Stewart presents The Art of War: How Arguing in Front of Your Kids Can Benefit Them posted at Parenting Squad.
Becca Glouzstein presents How to Strengthen Your Kids in the Face of Difficulties posted at Inspiration for Mothers.
Joe E. presents Should We Punish Children for Not Finishing Their Dinner? posted at Promote Health. Like so many folks, “I grew up in a family where children could not leave the dinner table until the food on our plates was gone,” Joe writes. “But is that really the best way to raise kids?”
Autumn Beck presents Pocket Cloth Diapers, Love Story? posted at All About Cloth Diapers, explaining how “pocket cloth diapers were the perfect solution for my 15-month-old son’s nighttime needs. My pocket cloth diaper love story continued for many years.”
Gin G. presents Internet Safety Tips for Children posted at Web Wise n Oh So Savvy.
marjorie presents Stewart the dog posted at Green Thinking Blog, describing Stewart’s first eco-friendly, organic dog bone (complete with squeakers).
Family Relationships & Self-Improvement
BeThisWay presents Vacation Ends, You Can Find Me Left of Center posted at Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know You?
OPTED Magazine presents Clutter of a spouse: how to deal with it posted at OPTED Magazine. Good luck with that!
Taylor Coburn presents The 7 Areas of Life posted at Motivia. “When it comes to relationships, it is worth remembering that all areas of our life are interconnected,” Taylor writes. “Shifts in one area can have a profound impact on what we experience in other areas of our life.”
Whitney McKim presents Individually Collective Blogging: You should lie to your spouse to save your marriage? posted at My New Chimerical Kit, asking, “Does a successful marriage require lying?” Whitney offers “a new twist on the theory that honesty is always the best policy.”
DR presents 5 Travel Rewards Credit Cards Perfect for Family Trips posted at The Dough Roller.
presents Our Thrifty Wedding Anniversary: Harrogate Turkish Baths posted at Miss Thrifty.
Again, thank you for participating in and supporting this Edition of the Carnival!
To submit a post for the October 5, 2009, Edition, click here! Submissions must be received by Sunday, October 4 2009, at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Be sure to include both the permalink to and relevant information about your entry. Should you have questions, the Carnival guidelines can be reviewed by clicking here.