Monday, December 18, 2006

Carnival of Family Life #32

Thanks to the 17 contributors to this week's carnival. Don't miss Carnival of Family Life #33 hosted at Career and Kids on the theme of "Favorite Christmas Day Memories." Submit your entries to Blog Carnivals by 11pm CT December 23rd. If you are interested in hosting the carnival on your blog see Be A Good Dad for details.

Enjoy and have a great holiday season.


My Wealth Builder submits a post called My Parental Responsibility-Be A Good Role Model on teaching children the value of money. It's short, to-the-point, and worth your time.

Henry Cate at Why Homeschool posts about Teaching Children to Anticipate. This well-written post doesn't just apply to parents involved in organized Homeschooling and I liked what it had to say.

Kate Baggott at Babylune (and if you haven't visited her by now, what are you waiting for?) writes about a parenting tip you may not get from Drs. Spock or Brazelton. Her post, Parenting Advice: To Be Used in Case of a Whining Emergency is the cure for holiday stress. I promise it'll cheer you up.

Erica Douglas, a creative mum-blogger who writes at GNM Parents, poses a few tough questions in her post Answering Santa Questions: A Mom Needs Help! See what she says, read what others have said in the comments and leave a comment of your own.

Holly Schwendiman at Holly's Corner reflects on a visit to Santa in her sweet post To Be a Child. Gratitude, Christmas, innocence and childhood, it's all there so go take a look.

Parenting Tips and Crafts

Erica Douglas, who I also read regularly at, has snack ideas for the hungry kid in your life with her post Ten Favourite Baby Snacks. I love dried apricots.

Laurie Bluedorn at Trivium Pursuit submits a post called Newspaper Craft. If you're interested in ideas for using all those old newspapers, this post puts the fun back in recycling.

Lisa Mitchell at Let's Talk Babies, a must-read blog for those thinking about pregnancy, sets down a few Common Cures for Morning Sickness.

Employment and Careers

Local Girl, one of the nicest bloggers around, posts on An Island Life about parental influence over children and a child's choice of careers. Her post, A Great Pay Job vs. Being Happy, is a thought-provoking read that generated some good comments.

Mike Miller, who not only writes at Be A Good Dad but also at Career and Kids, our host for next week, has a thought or two about his daily commute to the office in his post The Importance of Job Location. Let's hope he gets another at-home assignment soon.

Family Relations and Activities

Stacey Schifferdecker is a contributor at Family Portal--a blog new to me but one I'm sure to visit again--and writes about facilitating holiday traditions in her timely post, Simple Holiday Joys.

Doug at KidFaves, in a charming post entitled General Cappuccino, shows us how the parenting thing is done. It's like his house is a mirror of mine: boys and Legos. I'm going to remember his tip, I'll need it.

Patricia at A Better You Blog has a long and thoughtful post titled How to Get Along with Family. She has ten specific tips that may not be easy but will improve family interaction and dynamics not only during the Christmas season but any time family gets together.

Lori Cooperstein at Fun Playdates, an excellent blog for ideas on children's activities, has some simple suggestions for helping Dads be involved with their children during the holidays in her post, What Dads Can Do with Their Kids over the Holiday Break.

Miscellaneous Happenings

Shamelle at Enhance Life submits a post with the intriguing title, Who Borrowed Your Time Today? Make time for this one, you'll be glad you did.

Author Chris Dolley writes of his kittens' attempt at Hide and Seek in his post The Art of Camouflage: A Kitten's Guide, a must-read for all kitten lovers. And if you're not a kitten lover what's wrong with you?

Hsien-Hsien Lei, one of two moms blogging at Play Library, posts their first video clip of a toy that may be on a few Christmas lists, The Little Mommy Play All Day Toddler Doll. This blog is a wealth of information on subjects from potty training to healthy snacks.

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Anonymous said...

A truly fantastic carnival this week. Thank you for paying such close attention to every post!

Meg said...

Another beautiful job! Thanks for including GNMParents!

Fun Playdates said...

You did a great job! And I especially want to thank you all of your help!

Holly Schwendiman said...

Hi Kate,

Just wanted to add thanks and praise for hosting this week's carnival. Merry Christmas!!

Holly's Corner

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting again! You did a great job as usual!

Unknown said...

you have got a lot of stuff on this blog...I plan on checking it our on my break..Have a great day

subarctic mama said...

I'm glad I found you--great blog for Alaska moms.

Anonymous said...

The good carnival always help other people being noticed for a new news. You have a great family carnival here.

Cityslicker Mom