Carnival of Family Life: The Home Edition

As a first-time-ever blog carnival host, I am absolutely thrilled to be presenting the Carnival of Family Life. Due to technical difficulties, the carnival is a day late, which makes me feel like the hostess who comes to the door to greet her guests with her hair damp and the vacuum cleaner in full view, but, anyway, welcome to my home!

Let’s start in the kitchen, the heart of the home, where families gather.

Cooking & Recipes

Rani presents Sweet Sour Cabbage posted at Christ’s Bridge, a quick recipe for “a yummby cabbage dish.”

The Smarter Wallet presents Cheap Meals You Can Cook At Home To Save Money posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Now let’s move to the dining room, since dining room tables are the  best place for  family projects.

Crafts & Activities

Nicki presents What Am I Going To Do With These Kids? posted at Domestic Cents.

Amanda CMJ presents Monday Morning Memo #9: Favorite Kid-Friendly Websites posted at Extra (Hour)dinary Parenting.

Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice) presents 11 Free Family Bonding Activities to Do in 30 Minutes or Less posted at Homemaker Barbi, a collection of free team-building exercises for the family.

knittsings presents Top 100 Linked Knitting Blogs posted at knittsings. “Finding great knitting blogs can be a challenge,” knittsings reports, offering a resource list of the top 100 blogs as ranked by Technorati.

HowToMe presents How To Raise Your Cabinet’s Spice Level posted at HowToMe.

Stephanie presents Fun From Scratch posted at Make It From Scratch.

Here’s a quiet corner where we can be still for a moment.

Family Spirituality/Belief/Worship

Renae presents My Offering posted at Life Nurturing Education.

Let’s head to the computer room to discuss some family business matters.  As I can personally attest, computers are not always our friends.


Super Saver presents Lessons from my Dad – Reduce Taxable Income by Contributing To IRAs posted at My Wealth Builder.

Jim presents How to Pick a Financial Adviser or Planner posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Raymond presents Best CD Rates For High Yield Certificate Of Deposits posted at Money Blue Book.

Momma presents Get $10 free from QVC! (totally free stuff from QVC) posted at Engineer a debt free life. “As parents, we love to share bargains as we journey our way out of debt,” Momma writes.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents No 2009 Economic Stimulus Check? How Obama’s Stimulus Plan Affects The Middle Class posted at The Digerati Life, a discussion of the impact of the stimulus plan on American families.

Finance Tips 101 presents Credit Card Debt It Is Not Always Your Fault posted at Finance Tips 101.

Now let’s visit the bedroom, where we go when we are sick, and stay until we are well.

Health and Wellness

Aparna presents Home remedies with cumin seeds (jeera) posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming. Cumin seeds, one of the most common ingredients in Indian cuisine, are also used for preparing various medicines of unani and ayurvedic systems for dyspepsia, fever, swelling, and uterus problems.

Now that we’re feeling better, the living room is a good place to sit and have a few laughs.


Angelawd presents Why you don’t argue with a teenager posted at angelawd. “Dirty dishes + teen attitude = an unproductive discussion,” according to Angelawd. She invites readers to “listen in!”

Josanne Anthony presents Sweet Revenge!!! posted at A Chocolate Bouquet.

Time to check the children; let’s visit the nursery.

Parenting Tips & Advice

Concerning Kids presents Tips To Get Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night posted at Concerning Kids.

Shannon presents Choosing Toys For Your Baby and Toddler posted at Your Child’s Safety, saying, “This article is about choosing the right toy for your child. Please regularly visit my blog for more child safety and parenting articles!”

Kakie presents Our role in teaching kids how to make new friends posted at Bur Bur & Friends: Community Park, saying, “This is the story about planting confidence into the heart of one four year old, giving him the courage to explore new avenues. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed experiencing and writing about it.”

Modern Parent presents 5 Methods I Use to Discipline My Toddler posted at, saying, “Some disciplining tips that are effective with my son!”

Solomother presents Sick day posted at Solo Mother. Her five-year-old’s bout with the flu coincided with a full weekend of planned activities. “Disappointment is hard to deal with at any age,” she writes, “but I hope he learns how to shrug it off faster than I did.”

Ralph Bevan presents How to Potty Train A Child posted at Newborn Clothes.

nickel presents Should You Pay Your Kids for Good Grades? posted at

Lisa Mitchell presents My Baby: These Legs Are Made For Walking . . . posted at Let’s Talk Babies.

Now out to the backyard, so that you can meet the rest of  the family!


Dana presents Puppy Pictures posted at Simple Pleasures.

There’s a desk in the den where I like to sit and ponder personal issues.

Relationships & Self-Improvement

Nancy presents Blog Carnival, Valentine’s Day posted at NanjoDogz.

Burak Bilgin presents Write Your Personal History posted at Distiller’s Corner. Burak opines that “remembering and drawing conclusions from your history will help you prepare for the future.”

Karen S. Murphy presents The Lesson of Perfection posted at Polaris Rising. “I’m totally okay with your non-perfection because it makes you the unique and loving person that you are,” Karen tells her readers. “But in me, imperfection is another matter. I should be perfect . . . not!”

TherapyDoc presents Planes, trains, boats and automobiles posted at Everyone Needs Therapy.

Before you go, let’s gather in the living room again and bring out the board games.


Gary R. presents Great Campground Games posted at Camping Tips. “Camping can be a great family activity, but don’t expect your children to sit around and enjoy reading or relaxing like you do,” Gary warns.

nickel presents Bring Proof of Age When Flying With Young Children posted at Money Tipper.

Well, thanks so much for dropping by. I promise that next time I won’t keep you waiting at the door. Drive safe, and come back soon. Oh, and please tell your friends to stop by anytime.

Next week, the Valentine’s Day Edition of the Carnival will be hosted by Jenn at Mixed Click here to submit the link to and relevant information about your post. Should you have questions, be sure to review the Carnival guidelines before submitting your post.

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10 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    John said,

    Thanks for hosting the carnival and including my post!

  2. 2

    Thanks so much for hosting! Especially for a first-time carnival host (you can’t even tell), I think you did a fantastic job. 🙂

    Danelle Ice (Homemaker Barbi)

  3. 3

    Renae said,

    Thanks for hosting the carnival. You did a great job!

  4. 4

    Lisa said,

    Thanks for hosting the carnival, great job. Thanks for including me 🙂

  5. 6

    Love the pictures in the post! You already look like a natural at hosting blog carnivals! 🙂

    $Money Savin’ Momma$
    Feature blogger at Engineer a Debt Free Life (lots of bargains, freebies & money savin’ tips)

  6. 7

    sgaissert said,

    Thanks for the compliment about the pictures. I think of my blog as a magazine, so choosing pictures is important (and fun) for me.

  7. 8

    rani said,

    Thank you so much for including me. Your setup was superb.

  8. 9

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  9. 10

    RaiulBaztepo said,

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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