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!
Christine of Are We There Yet? has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Check out her list of “13 Reasons WHY My Life is Different“.
Tammy from the Life Without School Blog shares the different personalities of her family members. They teach her a valuable lesson on how to let go in Making it Work, Not Child-Led.
What a wonderful positive post from Just Jessie! It’s always so nice to read about someone who is truly happy! Read about it in Somebody Pinch Me?
Remember the first time your baby ran a fever? What Works For Us shares her first scary experience in 104.9.
Sometimes it’s so hard to let your baby grow up. Hug Twice is going through that right now in Riding The Bus – Mommy Letting Go.
There are No Homemade Snacks allowed in I’ve Paid For This Twice Already’s son’s school. Find out why.
Another great birthday celebration going on at Write From Karen. Take a look back at GD’s birth and find out why this is such a touching moment in Flash From the Past – An Early Start.
What a proud Mommy moment for An Ordinary Mom. Check out her daughter’s amazing work in “T” is for Tentacle.
Do your kids already have a never-ending Christmas wish list? Find out what’s going on at Stop The Ride!‘s family since they received their holiday toy catalog in They’re Our to Sabotage My Plan.
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.”
Ever feel like nothing goes right when you’re in a rush? Simple Pleasures calls this the Newton’s Law of Parenting.
Over at Kintropy in Action, “Gabriel shows his liberal political upbringing to his grandfather Pop Pop, the retired Marine Officer” in Presidential Discussion.
Congratulations are in order for Adventures in Juggling! Check out this YouTube video to find out what the Coming Attraction is. Woo Hoo!
Big family holiday gatherings can be chaotic but also so much fun. This is something The Baglady will definitely experience this year in My First Holiday with a Huge Family. Enjoy!
Help celebrate a little boy’s 2nd birthday at Our Family Village. Happy Birthday Harry!
Verb is planning her son’s Barney themed birthday party. Check out the great invitations in Bookmark It!
Kids grow up too quickly! Stop by art Thailand as she watches her daughter crosses over to adulthood in Founders Day.
Do your kids tend to constantly scream in your home? Facipiers and Stinkytoes shares some idea as to why this may be happening in Scaredy Pants.
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’.
How do you avoid public meltdowns from your children? Parenting Special Needs suggest you Make an Emergency Behavior Chart.
My Wealth Builder shares some great ideas in Inexpensive Fall Activities With Our Three Year Old.
How do you feel about your kids texting in school? Find out how often one child was using his cell phone in Texting Away Your Education at Welcome to My Brain.
Building Blocks Blog gives us some great tips on helping your child succeed in school in Getting Better Grades.
Do you think your child is gifted? Abel of Parent Wonder interviews Anthony Spadafore on the subject of Nature vs Nurture and natural born talented children in Raising Successful Children.
At Building Blocks, Mandy talks about the sometimes unrealistic expectations that schools put on preschooler in Strong academic pressure seeps down to preschools.
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 your kids are like me, they love to help Mommy cook dinner. The problem is that my utensils are usually too big for them. the so called me has the perfect solution in Family Chef in Training.
If your kids love to color, you’ll love this! Printables For Kids shares some cool Thanksgiving Coloring Pages.
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.
Looking for a way to countdown the days to Christmas? Mom Advice has a great idea in Working On My Christmas Countdown.
Lori of Fun Playdates shares a great craft idea for Thanksgiving – Create a Native American Headdress and Pow Wow with Your Family!
Need a game plan for the holiday season? Stop by More 4 Kids for some great Christmas Tips to Reduce Stress.
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.
In this article Paula Fellingham, Stay at Home Mom Expert at Keyboard Culture Expert Community shows how to let go of negativity from past mistakes and people who have hurt you.
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?
Next time your kids are hungry and you want to give them a healthy snack, try Apples and Cinnamon. Thank you to The Healthy Snacks Blog for this tip.
This is the perfect recipe for the colder weather. Thank you to Raising a Healthy Family for her post, Warm Your Body and Soul With Soup.
The Chief Family Officer is suggesting that everyone reduce their chocolate habit to help end child slavery. Find out what she’s talking about in Boycotting Chocolate? Just About!
OTHER GREAT POSTS
Our resident humorist, Mad Kane, shares an Ode to Autumn Limerick.
This is something I’ll probably never have to do but for those of you who live in colder climates, How To Me gives some great tips in How To Make a Window/Door Draft Stopper.
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.
Some of you may already be familiar with this hit TLC show – Little People, Big World. Stop by C h r y s a l i s and read about the secrets of the Roloff family’s success.
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.