August 4th, 2008
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Carnival of Family Life! I’m thrilled and honoured to be participating as a host for the carnival this week. I’m a fan of the ‘plain jane’ carnival style (that and I don’t have any appropriate photos), so the carnival is pretty simple in appearance this week. Enjoy all the posts! Thanks for dropping in!
Rose presents Won’t you keep our neighbor? posted at Learning at Home. Fred Rogers may be gone, but his legacy of quality educational television for children lives on. If you or your children grew up watching “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” you will want to read about PBS’ plan to stop airing the program.
Family Crafts and Activities
GrrlScientist presents Harry Potter’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard to be Published posted at Living the Scientific Life. The book of fairy tales mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released on December 4, 2008.
mom2my9 presents How to tell if the batteries in your remote control have gone to their eternal rest… posted at 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven.
Patricia Twitchell presents The Adventures of Penny Pincher: Penny Pincher Helps Patricia with Her Gardening posted at Just Bears and Stuff. Patricia spends a lot of time planting colorful and fragrant flowers, and weeding her garden, with the assistance of Penny Pincher.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Lessons, Pay Taxes On Your Winnings! posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Families have been eager to join the Extreme Makeover Home Edition show to get a chance to have a brand new beautiful home and to fulfill their American Dream. But what they don’t realize are the headaches and responsibilities that come with a big new house. Be careful what you wish for!”
Raymond presents Why College Students Should Apply For Student Credit Cards posted at Money Blue Book.
Family Health and Wellness
Alex Smith presents How to Keep Your Home Secure – Amazing Home Safety Gadgets You Won’t Regret Investing On posted at TBO-Tech.
Health Blogger presents My Exercise Experience With Treadmill Running vs. Outdoor Running posted at Health and Fitness Blog.
GrrlScientist presents The Handmaid’s Tale: Fact or Fiction? posted at Living the Scientific Life, a discussion of a purported United States Department of Health and Human Services draft document redefining birth control.
Kathryn presents It Is Amazing I Could Legally Drive Before Receiving Guidance From My Teenager posted at knittsings. If your child has taken Driver’s Education, you will relate. If not, here’s what you have to look forward to!
Family Relationships and Self-Improvement
David B. Bohl presents How Praise Inspires Others to Succeed posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, “The power of praise has been scientifically documented to help children achieve more than they had believed, providing motivation for them to reach their goals when they thought the task impossible.”
Matthew Paulson presents Freedom to Explore: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Class Ships posted at The Travel Advocate.
Parenting Tips and Advice
Thank you all for participating in the Carnival this week!
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