I’m so happy that my baby – The Carnival of Family Life – is home, even if it’s only for a little while. It’s only been a short time since I let her go off and spread her wings with her new home at Colloquium but I do miss her some times.
Anyway, I wanted to make this post all fancy schmancy to celebrate her homecoming, however, after reading & commenting on every single submission, I barely had the strength to hit the publish button. I forgot how time consuming this baby was! It’s unrealistic to ask you to visit all of them, but if you could please stop by a few participants I’d really appreciate it. Who knows? You may make a brand new friend!
JHS of Colloquium, wished her son, Matthew, a happy 16th birthday on November 16th! She explains that his name is Matthew because it means “gift from God” and his older brother loved the name! Thanksgiving is always a happy occasion because JHS spends it “with my boys.”
Kids grow up too quickly! Stop by art Thailand as she watches her daughter crosses over to adulthood in Founders Day.
Kyle of Rather-Be-Shopping says, “The main problem with a consumerism lifestyle of trying to keep up in the race to accumulate â€œstuffâ€? are the innocent bystanders, kids.” Read more about it in Kids Lose When You Keep Up With The Jones’.
My Wealth Builder shares some great ideas in Inexpensive Fall Activities With Our Three Year Old.
If your child’s school had to grade you on your involvement in their education, how would you score? There’s a BOE member that is recommending Connecticut Schools to Grade Parents. Join in on the debate at Principled Discovery.
Telling It Like It Is shares some great tips on How To Improve Your Children’s Education and Grades – A Parent’s Guide.
Looks like if you live in the state of Maryland, you are required to vaccinate your child or serve jail time. What is your opinion on this matter? Stop by Nature Moms Blog and join in on the discussion in Action Alert: Vaccinate Your Kids Or Else.
SHOPPING & HOLIDAY TIPS
With Thanksgiving only days away, most of your planning & shopping should already be done. To make sure you didn’t forget anything, Busy Bee Lifestyle shares her Thanksgiving Countdown Checklist. Did you forget anything?
If you’re planning on including a “year in review” with your holiday cards to family and friends, This Wasn’t In The Plan shares some ways to make your letter a little different this year in Christmas Letters With A Twist.
Lori of Fun Playdates shares a great craft idea for Thanksgiving – Create a Native American Headdress and Pow Wow with Your Family!
It’s hard enough to control the chaos during the holiday season, but what if you have a newly adopted child who also suffers from Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder? Marcie of A Child Chosen gives some helpful tips in dealing with the situation in How to Manage the Holidays with Newly Adopted Children.
Discussing Autism is giving away Now I Get It! Childrenâ€™s Social Story Books â€œTalking About My Dayâ€?/â€?When Things Change”. It would make a great gift for a special child. Deadline to enter is November 20th.
If you’re worried about all the chemicals in commercial cleaning products around your family? Live Life . . . Organics & Your Health shares some great safe alternatives in Natural Household Cleaning Agents.
Everyone gets the blahs once in a while. Tupelo Kenyon shares some great advice in Inspire Yourself on Purpose – Inspiration From Inside Out.
We all know that parents can get stressed out but what about your home? The Healthy Living Lounge shares the Nine Sure Signs the Energy in your Home is Stressed. Even if your home does not need detoxing, you have to stop by and check out that hilarious photo!
I’m not sure headbanging can be considered Personal Well-Being but who knows? Anyway, have you met Hari? I’m sure we all have at some point in our lives. Find out about News from Hawkhills Acres’ experience in Head Banging As Therapy.
FOOD & NUTRITION
With all the eating we do for the holidays, Cholesterol is something we’d rather not think about. However, FitBuff.com helps us to understand this sometimes confusing medical condition. Read about it in What is Cholesterol?
OTHER GREAT POSTS
Slow Down Fast says, “Do you think you know what itâ€™s like to be a rock star dad? Youâ€™ve read over the years of the trials and tribulations of some of the worldâ€™s most popular icons. Youâ€™re sick and tired of hearing about their collective demise, yet feel compassion for those living theSex/Drugs/Rock â€˜n Roll lifestyle because of the insurmountable odds they face in trying to triumph over the challenges of that life and culture.” Read more in Jon Bon Jovi: Fatherhood and Work-Life Balance.
Over at The Digerati Life, the Silicon Valley Blogger shares a different take on family from a financial blogger. Do you know how much it takes to care for a family of four? Some eye-opening information in The Minimum Budget: The Cost of Living For a Family of Four.
One of the great things about having a blog is being able to get all kinds of different parenting opinions on any type of question you may have. Marriage Actually smartly makes the most of this in Questions . . . Questions.
Well, that’s it for this week. There were a couple of submissions where I kept getting a 404 error when trying to open up the link so if this is you, please contact me and I’ll add you in. Join us again next week when we’ll be hanging out at Healthline.
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.