Thank you for coming to this week's Carnival of Family Life
. I am grateful to Kailani
for allowing me to host this week. It was fun to read the great variety of posts.
Next week's carnival will be at Sandier Pastures
, in far off Dubai. To send in an entry for future carnivals use this form
For this week's Carnival of Family Life we're going to look at look at the stages many families go through.Maintaining your marriage
After the honeymoon, we need to remember to make the effort to keep a marriage strong.
Amanda Regan writes about The Sunday Moan & Groan. #4.
at The GOOD, The BAD & The MISCHIEF
. Amanda explains how a simple misunderstanding of words can lead to relationship worries.On a more personal note...
Dana explains some of the challenges with having her husband work away from home at Principled Discovery
Jill writes about her relationship with her husband in Ode to My Hubby
at The Diaper Diaries
.First came love, then came marriage,Then came baby in the baby carriage
Children are one of the joys, and challenges of starting a family.
Elena has some good advice for expecting mothers in Pregnancy: First Things First
New mothers some times struggle with what, and how to feed their children. Cathy Reviews Kidco Electric Food Mill
as a CFO: Chief Family Officer
shares some ideas to help mothers in Diaper Rash is a Pain In the Butt
Jenny is wondering how to do allowance in Little Paychecks
at the so called me
. Do you have any advice to give?
Not all children come after nine months. Suzanne presents The Adoption Decision by Laura Christianson
on adventures in daily living
Raising children is a challenge.
While some schools in the UK are pushing for more testing, Melitsa argues that children need More time for play
Living with children presents a special set of problems. Emily Berry tells the secret to MacDonalds’s success in You don’t have to get the kids out of the car!
on Mommin' It Up!
Do you have this problem? Family Briefs.com
has Squirrels in the Attic
, and would like some suggestions for getting rid of them.
Parenting may be the hardest job we’ll ever have. Patricia
has 30 Ways to Instantly be a Better Parent
Eric Ellen explores some issues of a Massive Toy Recall – My Thoughts, Your Thoughts, Some Tips
Linsey Knerl explains some of the problems and benefits of Short People....
at Facipiers and Stinky Toes
Feeding our children is an important aspect of raising them. Char Polanosky presents 21 Healthy Lunchbox and Snack Ideas
posted at Raising A Healthy Family
This is really just more on raising children. I broke it up because there were so many ideas.
One of the worries parents have is how to keep their children safe. Megan Bayliss writes on We welcome you Keeping Kids Safe
Parents even have to keep our children safe from toys. pickel has a Lead Free Toys List, updated daily
at My Two Boys
Some times we need to keep children safe from themselves. We humbly submit It was a pawn
SingForHim gives a light-hearted look at a Mom Profile: The Don't-Stay-at-Home Mom
at Real Life
Jordan says "I've finally begun to understand living my life WITH my son." in Living our life
Christina presents what can we do when we don’t want to do it anymore?
at Solo Mother
, saying, "Being a parent is hard. Being a single parent is harder. How on earth do you get through those days when you just don't want to be a parent??"
Expat Chef writes about reinforcement theory and the use of candy as a reword in Burying the Treasure
at The Expatriate's Kitchen
.Children with special issues
Children with special needs may need extra help.
Summer reviews What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Child with Autism
on Mom Is Teaching
, and offers the book in a contest.
Leticia Velasquez, as the mother of a Down’s syndrome children, shares some thoughts in "I'll pray for your child to be cured"
posted at cause of our joy
.Creating Memories for children
As parents one of the most important things we do is to create memories for our children.
Millionaire Mommy Next Door reminds us that Memories are made of the things we DO, not the things we BUY
on Millionaire Mommy Next Door
Vacations and holidays are a great way to create memories. Grace, who will be hosting the Carnival of Family Life next week, shows pictures from the Obon Festival in Japan
at her Sandier Pastures
SengAun Ong has a Freshwater Aquarium Starter Guide
posted at Tipskey - Unlock Practicality
, explaining that a freshwater aquarium at home can be a material for homeschool biology and a relationship bonder.
Doing service projects is one of the best ways to build memories. Stretch Mark Mama reports on her Trash Mash
, at Stretch Mark Mama
Mommy Poppins writes about new services which provide shared pet ownership in Mommy, Can I Have a Puppy, Sometimes?
at Mommy Poppins—Get more out of NYC for kids
Memories are really all about spending time together. Kevin Heath has Fun Activities Mom or Dad Can Do With Your Kids
Children love simple toys. Host Bee has a Recipe for playdough
at Busy Bee Lifestyle
As our children become teens, we have new things to worry about.
Before our teenagers go off into the wide world, there are a number of life skills they should know. In Life Skills (Updated)
Annette Berlin list some basic skills and ideas on how to teach them, at Homeschooling Journey
Teenage years can be hard on teenagers. Dianne M. Buxton helps with Lose Weight Safely - in Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes
at Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes
. She has some ideas on safe dieting for dancers and young athletes.
Christine writes about Teenage anst in Teenagers, School and Texting Oh My!
at Are We There Yet?Memories for Adults
Memories are important for both children and parents. Alta celebrates the Day After Yesterday
at Love Country Living
Leisa also thinks about her birthday in Good Times
JD has a touching and humorous account of saying good-bye to her dad in I Scattered My Dad’s Ashes so you don’t have to
, posted at I Do Things So You Don't Have To
Riley writes about memories in The Wonderful World of Disney
at All Rileyed Up
My father teases me that the best part of being a parent is being a grandparent. Jerry Stearns has suggestions on Relationships-Fun Activities To Do With Your Grandchildren, Ages 6-9
at Your Life After 50
There are other common issues relating to families. Here are a few:Finding a balance between: Work, Personal and Family
One of the challenges for fathers is finding a balance between work and family life. Ben Yoskovitz presents How-To Start a Company and Family at the Same Time
with nice graphics at Instigator Blog
Sometimes it is hard for parents to find the time to exercise. In A HowTo Guide for The Kids Club at your Gym
Csara shares some ideas and her experience at Baby Talkers
Micellaneous Mum presents Roll up, roll up, plenty to go around
posted at Miscellanous Adventures of an Aussie Mum
.Education and School
School can add a lot of stress and pressure. Julie Bonner has Top 5 Tips to Make This an Organized School Year
to help things go smoother at her blog Declutter It!
Music is an important part of our education. Tupelo Kenyon writes about the Benefits of Music for Personal Development
on Tupelo Kenyon
Kailani, the organizer of the Carnival of Family Life, shows off her daughter in Photo Contest: The First Day of Kindergarten
at Local Girl
There is a lot of excitement at the start of a new school year. Char Polanosky writes about one such situation in The Envelope Please…
at Casual Keystrokes
has ideas on How to Teach your Tactile or Kinesthetic Learner to Study (4 of 4)
Corrie explains Why we choose to learn everywhere
posted at Tyler's Triumph
mom & dad have an ode to their kindergarten son in Kindergarten Kid
posted at raising4boys.com
.Remembering our parents
It is good to let our parents know we appreciate their efforts to raise us. Alfa King pays Tribute to his beloved Dad
at Alfa King Memories
Warren Wong has some good thoughts both parents and children in Make People Comfortable By Greeting Them Right
at Personal Development for INTJs
TherapyDoc has some ideas on how to have healthy relationships with our spouses and children in You're not the boss of me: Playing defense
at Everyone Needs Therapy
Hal Sommerschield presents No! No! No! Don't Do That!
posted at North Star Mental Fitness Blog
Charlie Close shares pictures in The Cooperators
posted at Summer Grasses, stories from the seasons of life by Charlie Close
Whymommy writes about relationships and internet communities in Blogging and a Room of One's Own
, posted at Toddler Planet
Charles H. Green explores issues about trust in The Dark Side of Trust? Not!
at Trust Matters
A picture is worth a thousand words. confess mail has a great picture in I thought I was marrying him, not his family...
posted at ConfessMail
Learning the rules of finance makes a family more successful.
Stephanie encourages us to Don't Waste Your Time or Money on Bad Movies
at Stop the Ride!
In addition to money, Fiona Lohrenz askes Parents - Do you have a contract with your childcare provider?
at Child Care Only
Lill Hawkins explores the different between frugal and cheap in Frugal is the New Cheap
at News from Hawkhill Acres
Frugal Duchess has some great tips in Money & Management Lessons From a Lemondade Stand
at The Frugal Duchess
Betsy Teutsch shares how her son learned some lessons about money in Money Changes Things: What Topps This?
at Money Changes Things
Super Saver has some good news on College Costs and Average Debt at Graduation
at My Wealth Builder
Scott H shares 5 Questions Parents and Students Should Ask When Choosing a College
at College and Finance
Terri Mauro reports that Kids Prefer Food That Says McDonald's? Excellent!
at About Parenting Special Needs
Donetta presents Carnaval of family life.
posted at A Life Uncommon
, saying, "Sweet Onion"
zamejias has A Confession
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