Welcome to the August 2009 edition of the Family Life Blog Carnival. We have a variety of topics in this edition, all with the intent of making your family life better. Even if you're a family of one or a couple of with no kids, you're likely to find something useful.
Several months ago I decided to run three different blog carnivals (The Better Life Carnival, The Carnival of Productivity And GTD, and The Family Life Blog Carnival) with the HolidaySpirit Blog Carnival being run towards the end of the year. I started with an very aggressive schedule that wasn't realistic and needed to be adjusted (as those things tend to happen) and some other life events came along that influenced me to move some publication dates. This is a smaller edition than I would have planned but I was determined to get an edition out in August. With nearly 1000 submissions I just don't have the bandwidth to review them all in time for this edition. I am really happy to see that the submissions have grown for all the blog carnivals that I run and have been surprised to see that the HolidaySpirit Blog Carnival continues to get regular submission even though the next edition wasn't scheduled until November! I do like blog carnivals for a variety of reasons including the exposure to varying ideas, opinions, authors, and writing styles and the exposure that it can bring to the writers, so I hope that you'll continue to submit articles, read my blog carnivals (others as they meet your interests) as well as continue reading my blogs. You can also subscribe via email or by RSS Feed so that you don't miss a blog carnival or other post. If you have ideas for topics or subjects that you'd like to see in future editions feel free to post them in the comments section at the end of this post. If you have any other comments, feel free to leave them as well. You can submit your blog article(s) to the next edition of the Family Life Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form. Links to past posts and the dates of future scheduled editions can be found on our blog carnival index page. So without further adieu, here is the August Edition of the Family Life Blog Carnival....
Family & Parenting
Debbie Dragon presents US Moms Guiltier Than Moms in France posted at Empowering Mom.
Matthew Paulson presents Childs Play Keeping Your Kids Safe posted at American Consumer News. Some toy hazards to keep your eyes open for.
Concerning Kids presents How To Handle A School Yard Bully posted at Concerning Kids. Are you concerned that your child is being bullied or maybe even hurting other kids at school? Here are some things to consider in this post.
Saving For College
Concerning Kids presents Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters | Concerning Kids posted at Concerning Kids. I'm a picky eater myself, so here is some good advice for parents with one ore more kids that are picky eaters!
Goals & Self-development
Deposit Accounts presents A Wish is a Goal Unfulfilled posted at Deposit Accounts. Why wish, why not set a goal?
Professor presents The Last Zebra posted at Professor of Protection. Parents can use this safety tip to keep kids close in crowds.
Money & Finance
Facts About Debt Consolidation Loans posted at Leave Debt Behind.
Ben presents Alternative Minimum Tax and Federal Income Tax Withholding Changes posted at Money Smart Life.
nickel presents Save on Healthcare: Cheap Immunizations at the Health Department posted at fivecentnickel.com.
I hope that you've enjoyed this edition the Family Life Blog Carnival. Stay tuned for future blog carnival editions as well as the other regular posts found here. You can submit your blog article(s) to the next edition of the Family Life Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form. Links to past posts and the dates of future scheduled editions can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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