Welcome to the April 20, 2009 Carnival of Family Life: The Paper Toy Edition. All images used in this post can be found at The Toymaker web site. Also, you can click on the images here to get free instructions for printing and making the paper toys.
Family Cooking & Recipes
Family Crafts & Activities
Julian Pollock presents Express and Encapsulate Your Emotions in a Baby Footprint Poem with Graphic Images posted at Baby Footprint Graphic. “I have now finished the third and final article on my mini-series on encouraging parents to write their own baby footprint poem and embellishing it with appropriate graphics,” Julian advises.
Char Polanosky presents The Best Earth Day Printables posted at Printables for Kids. In order to teach children about the importance of Earth Day every day, Char offers some Earth Day printable activities.
hall monitor presents Progress Report: School Safety – Are we just hitting the Panic Button? posted at DetentionSlip.org, noting that today is the tenth anniversary of the Columbine tragedy and asking, “are schools any safer?”
Dan presents Obama’s PreSchool Free For All – Bad Idea posted at My Dad Blog, opining that “while Obama’s Universal ‘Free’ PreSchool program may sound great, the devil’s in the details and it’s actually a very bad deal for American children.”
Fine Tuned Finances presents Why it’s the Best Time in the Last 50 Years to be a First Time Homebuyer posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.
Jim DeSantis presents 3 Reasons That Can Cause Your Family Budget To Fail posted at On Line Tribune. “Unless you get spending under control and start treating your household like the goldmine it really is,” Jim writes, “you are destined to struggle financially for the rest of your life.”
Credit Shout presents Lowes Credit Card Review posted at CreditShout. If you are thinking about completing home improvements using a Lowe’s credit card this summer, you may want to read this review first.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents FNBO Direct: Best Online Savings Account, ETrade Bank Interest Rate At 3% APY posted at The Digerati Life urging you to “consider a solid online savings account for your family emergency fund.”
SVB presents Charting Stock Movements With Fibonacci Trading Techniques posted at The Smarter Wallet.
Family Health and Wellness
GrrlScientist presents Pioneering Stem Cell Research in Race Horses Now Helping People posted at Living the Scientific Life. Stem-cell research originally developed to help injured horses can assist with recovery from Achilles tendon injuries.
Parenting Tips & Advice
Ilona Siller presents Top 10 things people who are not parents should never tell parents posted at top10mama.
Diego Cervantes presents Pet Millionaires: Seven Cats and Dogs Who Are Actually Richer than You posted at Bankling.
Family Relationships & Self-Improvement
Feed me Cheesy presents Dad Runs Hundreds of Miles for his Son (Prepare to Cry) posted at Feed me Cheesy, a story that the contributor says “made me realize that my dad is also my hero in many ways. I hope more people will get to read and watch this article and realize it for themselves.”
Jacob Duchaine presents Being a Man posted at Blogging Guy. (Reminder: The opinions expressed in posts included in the Carnival are those of the individual contributors, and not necessarily shared by the host and/or Carnival administrator.)
marriagemaker presents Beware of Bad Relationship Advice posted at Marriage Works. “So much of the information out there on relationships, particularly in blogs, is not necessarily helpful. In fact, in many cases it is down-right destructive,” the author observes.
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