Welcome to the Carnival of Family Life: Celebrate America Edition! This week, Americans observe the Fourth of July with their families. Picnics, potlucks, camp-outs, swim parties, boating adventures . . . and best of all, fireworks will remind us how lucky and blessed we are here in the “land of the free and the home of the brave!” And this week’s collection of excellent posts about family life reminds us to be thankful for our families and enjoy spending the upcoming long weekend with them.
Family Cooking & Recipes
From Mathilde Rufenacht: Fruit pie, whipped cream, and why the calories are not always where you think at Shop’NCook Blog. She explains what happened when her well-intentioned husband put whipped cream on her cake at a parents’ barbecue party.
Family Crafts and Activities
From Riley: A review of More Than It Hurts You by Darin Strauss at All Rileyed Up.
From Debt Freedom Fighter: Take Financial Control Of Your Life In 5 Easy Steps at Discover Debt Freedom!
From Money Answer Guy: Do women really have different financial needs than men? at The Money Answer Guy.
From Matthew Paulson: Married Women Need Credit in Their Own Name to Protect Their Credit Score at American Consumer News.
Family Health and Wellness
From Shaheen Lakhan: How Do We Feed Our Children? at GNIF Brain Blogger. She asked, “How in the world do we find out what to feed our children? What’s the most important factor? Is there a most important factor?”
From Jane: A Quick Lesson in Fursing at Kidzarama. “I have never been a big swearer, but when Wren came along seven and a half years ago, it was like going back to primary school. That’s elementary school for the US audience. I had to learn to furse all over again.”
From SeaBird: Cloth diapers and me: not disposable at To TwinFinity and Beyond!
Parenting Tips and Advice
From Phylameana: Necessities for the New Grandmother at Spiral Visions. She explains that “when I became a first time grandmother this month, my sister welcomed me into grand-parenthood with a box of goodies to help me adjust into this very important life role.”
From John: The Sippy Cup Saga at The Modern Parent: baby product reviews, parenting advice, and tips, a discussion about teaching your baby to drink from a cup rather than a bottle.