Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19th Edition of The Family Life Blog Carnival

Welcome to the January 19, 2009 edition of The Family Life Blog Carnival. This is the first edition of this blog carnival. I was overwhelmed by the number of entries. Those entries that I didn't get a chance to review will be considered for the next edition. The next edition of The Family Life Blog Carnival is planned for February 16th. I hope that you all enjoy this edition. If you have any comments or suggestions about what you'd like to see in the next edition, feel free to leave a comment.

KCLau presents Redefine Retirement: Lifestyle Design of the New Rich posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "About retirement, mini-retirement versus deferred retirement, income relativity and how to earn the income you want in the shortest time"

Matthew Paulson presents Throw a Great Kids Party on a Budget posted at American Consumer News.

DebbieDragon presents 11 Tips for a Successful Home-Based Business posted at Empowering Mom.

Travel Advocate presents Disney Announces Military Travel Promotion for 2009 posted at The Travel Advocate.

Destroy Debt presents Debt Got You Down? Turn That Frown Around posted at Debbie's Debt Advice.

Deposit Accounts presents Top 10 Free Online Money Management Tools posted at The Money Blog.

KCLau presents Best of KCLau’s Money Tips 2008 posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "A run down of the best KCLau’s Money Tips 2008"

Fiona King presents 101 Ways to Live More Spiritually and Purposefully, Everyday posted at Christian Colleges.

Matthew Paulson presents Teach Values While Shopping for Your Kids Clothes posted at American Consumer News.

Travel Advocate presents Airline Travel Scoring Flying Deals posted at The Travel Advocate.

Debt Free Destiny presents Save Time and Money: Plan Your Meals in Advance posted at Debt Free Destiny.

Trisha Wagner presents What I've Learned About Working From Home posted at Empowering Mom.

Kiddie & Family Activities

Kevin presents A Family Solution to Childhood Obesity posted at More4kids Childrens Health.

Emma presents Hey there, little baby, swimming in the deep blue sea (part 2) posted at Baby-Log.

The Happy Redneck presents Winterizing Your Pop-Up Camper posted at Should You Marry Her?, saying, "Pop up campers are a nice compromise between the discomfort and bother of tent camping while retaining the feel of"roughing it"."

Money & Finance

Becca Glouzstein presents How to teach your kids about abundance while living frugally posted at Inspiration for Mothers . Com.

Concerning Kids presents Some Thoughts On Affordable Child Health Insurance posted at Concerning Kids.

Jacquelyn presents Simple Ways to Teach Your Child the Value of Money posted at - Wise Parenting Guide, saying, "Teaching your children the value of money is the parent's responsibilities through parental guidance and example."

Jill presents Grocery Savings Tips | posted at Jill.

Livingalmostlarge presents Stay at home - loss of potential income posted at LivingAlmostLarge.

The Investor presents Stanford researchers prove you can spend 20% less on gifts for the same result posted at, saying, "Your hunch that expensive gifts aren't worth the money has been confirmed by Stanford researchers. Here's 3 reasons why you're better off buying smaller, more thoughtful gifts."

Joe Manausa presents January 2009 Housing Market Trends | Tallahassee Real Estate Blog posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "The continuation of the three-year-old bear market in real estate has brought many people forward to comment on the condition of the real estate market. It seems for everybody with an opinion, there are an equal number of theories about where the housing market is going. So, not to be left out of the crowd……. I thought I would chime in with an (updated) opinion of my own."

The Shark Investor presents How To Live The Life Of Your Dreams (Visual Guide) posted at The Shark Investor, saying, "A visual guide to living rich and happy life"

Concerning Kids presents The Top Child Vitamins Available Today - A Helpful List posted at Concerning Kids.

Barry presents Keeping A Change Jar At Home posted at Associate Money.

Brian McKay presents Roth IRA vs Tradtional IRA posted at, saying, "Which IRA is best for me?
Choosing the right IRA depends on your financial circumstances, your adjusted gross income and your age."

FIRE Getters presents Advantages of Online Banking posted at FIRE Finance.

David presents Misperceptions About Getting Out Of Debt posted at Personal Finance Ology, saying, "The road to financial independence begins by avoiding the money traps that get us into trouble in the first place."

Raymond presents Best CD Rates For High Yield Certificate Of Deposits posted at Money Blue Book.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents YNAB (You Need A Budget) Personal Budget Software Is 10% Off posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Budgeting is the first step to having control over the household's finances. I review a popular budgeting tool for managing family budgets."

Livingalmostlarge presents From rags to riches posted at LivingAlmostLarge, saying, "to give hope to single moms out there..."


Pamela Parker presents Guardians for your Kids - the Technical Info posted at Legacy.

Cary Anderson presents Campground Safety posted at Should You Marry Her?, saying, "Camping is a blast, don't let failure to adhere to basic safety procedures spoil the fun."

Woman Divorce Support presents Divorce Advice for Women: Help with Support and Recovery at Woman Divorce Support posted at Divorce Advice, saying, "Help for divorcees."

Gary R. presents Racing An Airstream posted at Camping Tips, saying, "Who isn't looking for a good deal these days? While camping and campground fees have always been a great deal, there's a website I just found, that currently has over 1,600 campsites listed that are either free or almost free, meaning $10 or less."

Praveen presents The Anti-Intervention posted at Tao of Simplicity.

Sarah presents Famous Women Poker Player Profile: Lucy Rokach posted at Female Poker Player, saying, "Lucienne (Lucy) Rokach �C one of these top-notch women, is an English poker player from Stoke-on-Trent whose notable achievements include earning over $1.9 million in total poker winnings."

jen from windy ridge presents Dr. Wyatt posted at The Chronicles Of Windy Ridge, saying, "A 5 year old's view of wrinkles"

OurBlogs presents Truthfulness posted at A Guide to Raising Great Kids.

Doug Boude presents My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light posted at Doug Boude (rhymes with 'loud').

Woman Tribune presents Feng Shui Your Baby’s Nursery posted at Woman Tribune.

Kevin presents Why Supporting Children's Intuition Is Important to Their Success as Adults posted at More4kids, saying, "Catherine Crawford wrote this article for More4kids on the importance of intuition in children and how to nurture and encourage it."

For the next issue, I'd love to see some articles about...
  • Dealing with parents when their health is failing. What can you do when one or both isn't capable of living on their own but refuses to live with you or in an assisted care facility?
  • How are you encouraging your kids and motivating them to do their homework?
  • If you've discovered learning disabilities in any of your kids, how did you discover it? How do you deal with special needs kids and balance your relationship with your other kids? Are there any resources that you can recommend for parents of kids with disabilities?

That concludes this edition of The Family Life Blog Carnival. Stay tuned for the next edition (planned for February 16th. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the family life using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

Photo credit: Day in the Park courtesy of bjearwicke

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