Carnival of Family Life — The Cathy Thorne Cartoon Edition

Welcome to the Cathy Thorne Cartoon Edition of the Carnival of Family Life. I love Cathy Thorne’s cartoons, and I am excited to share them with you!

Family Cooking & Recipes

Cyndi Lavin presents Fettucini with blue cheese basil sauce posted at Real Food Fast!, a great way to use the fresh basil which is available in the garden now.

Renee V. Rouse presents Family Meals for Under $5 – Tater Tot Casserole posted at Frugal-Living-Skills Blog. Weekly grocery ads often boast that you can “feed a family of 4 for under $10.” The author decided to challenge herself to see if she could prepare a meal for under five dollars.

Annette Berlin presents Italian Cheese Sub posted at Craft Stew. Annette has been making variations of this sandwich for years, and writes that “almost anything goes.”

Rani presents Hot Chicken Salad posted at Christ’s Bridge.

Belle presents How to Pasteurize Goat Milk posted at Homesteaderbelle’s Blog.

Family Crafts & Activities

Cyndi Lavin presents Twisted fabric painting posted at Mixed Media Artist, a fun way to paint fabrics with “a surprise ending.”

Super Saver presents More Free Summer Activities for Kids posted at My Wealth Builder.

Susan presents Pick Your Own Berries posted at Practicing Thrift, suggesting that you “take the kids to a berry patch for a fun and frugal afternoon!”

Char Polanosky presents Fathers Day Printables and Crafts posted at Celebrate It. Just in time for Father’s Day – a selection of printable Father’s Day Crafts.”

Family Humor

Jeannie Anderson presents Might As Well Face It: We’re Addicted to Podcasting posted at The Adventures of Mr. Busypants.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Dim-Witted Driver posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Andy T Allen presents An Average Joe Speaks: Talent posted at An Average Joe Speaks.

Riley presents The Tooth Fairy Chronicles Begin posted at All Rileyed Up, about her daughter’s attempts to woo the Tooth Fairy.

Josanne Anthony presents The Man Can Dance! posted at A Chocolate Bouquet.

Family Finance

The Dough Roller presents What is a Credit Card Balance Transfer posted at The Dough Roller, As opposed to cash advances, such transfers offer a way to consolidate high interest debt and save money.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents What’s The Best Savings Account? posted at The Digerati Life, describing one candidate for “best savings account” that offers high interest and a liquid emergency fund.

The Smarter Wallet presents Technical Trading Indicators Predict That The Stock Market Rally Won’t Last posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Finance Tips 101 presents Credit Repair Companies: Buyer Beware posted at Finance Tips 101.

Family Health and Wellness

Abel Cheng presents How to Create Positive Body Image in Children posted at Parent Wonder.

Ashley Cook presents Spring Cleaning and Women’s Health posted at Healthy Living Tips, suggesting some natural alternatives for cleaning around the house.

Parenting Tips & Advice

Nui Loa presents Our Five Favorite Kids’ CDs for Grownups posted at Boston Children’s Music.

Kevin Heath presents The Importance of Teaching Our Children Financial Literacy posted at More4kids.

Family Pets

GrrlScientist presents Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals posted at Living the Scientific Life, a review of Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson’s book.

Jake presents Seven Tips for Preventing A Dog from Biting Your Children posted at Dog Training Pet.

Family Relationships & Self-Improvement

Shamelle presents How To Re-focus When You Lose Focus posted at Enhance Life.

Outshined presents Do You Read? posted at Personal Web Guide. More and more often, children prefer television over books.

Donald Latumahina presents The Joy of Living Today posted at Life Optimizer.

Rick Schiano presents You Leave a Lasting Impression on Your Children posted at Ricks Victory Blog.


RemarkablyClever presents 10 fun things to do on a family road trip posted at remarkably clever, offering some ideas to keep your kids entertained during those long hours in the car.

That’s it for this edition. You can find more Cathy Thorne cartoons here. It’s been a pleasure hosting the carnival.

Thank you to all who participated in and supported this edition of the Carnival!

Click here to submit a post for next Monday’s very special Father’s Day Edition of the Carnival by 7:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific Time on Sunday, June 21, 2009. 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 before submitting your post.


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    Char said,

    Thanks for hosting the carnival this week. I absolutely love the comics – especially the sexiest man alive one!

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    Plioz said,

    LOL, nice cartoon, it made my day!

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