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Blogger’s Best Carnival: June 2009

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Welcome! Take a load off. It’s Tuesday and it’s time to be productive. Here are some apple turnovers and some dark rich coffee to help you get your day started. Are you ready to click on some really great articles? Thanks for dropping by and Happy Reading!

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ø Fiona Leonard presents The Books, The Movies and now The Exhibition posted at Year In America.

ø Julie presents Parenting Teens: Breakups and Broken Hearts posted at More4kids.

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ø Elisha Webster Emerson presents Motherhood and the Supermom posted at My Inconvenient Body, saying, “The Supermom myth debunked!”

ø Christina Majaski presents Good News and Happiness posted at Solitary Mama.

ø Sami May presents The Simple posted at Life, Laughs & Lemmings.

ø SmallTownSim presents Like the dog posted at Joy’s Journey To Wellness.

ø Dolorous Dave presents Nashville Truck Driver Fistfights Bridge posted at What’s Your P/E?.

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ø Kate Buckley presents Books At The Table, Please posted at Eating The Daisies, saying, “A post about how discussion at the dinner table has evolved, thanks to reading aloud.”

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ø William J. Manning presents I Will Take the Rock and the Marmot posted at Daddy Never Hugged Me.
(Humor)

ø Hning presents Regressing posted at Hning, saying, “”Grudgingly, our friendship and brilliant ideas and intricate philosophies will have to wait until your husbands and wives are dead and ungrateful children are gone.””
(Relationships)

ø Kilroy_60 presents The Last Road Trip – Part 6 posted at Fear And Loathing – The Gonzo Papers.
(Essay)

ø Brian Spaeth presents Shirtless Pictures posted at Brian’s Thoughts About Airplanes, saying, “This is, I feel, a really important aspect of dating in 2009, and meeting and forming relationships online.”
(Humorous Take On Online Relationships)

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Barefoot Foodie: That Will Bring Us Back to Doe … Oh, Oh, Oh

Is it 5 o’clock Yet?: What I Like to Call the “Oh Shit” Factor; or, When the Ape Sh*t Hits the Fan

Pensieve: Insomniatic Thought


Ordinary Art: My Father’s Legacy

Stop Screaming I’m Driving!: Under Pressure

Where Am I Going … and Why Am I in this Hand Basket?: Unsung Hero

Is There Any Mommy Out There?: There May Be Hope

Motherscribe: Do Men Feel this Way? Have We Lost Respect for Men?

Okay, Fine, Dammit: Flying Too Close To The Heat

Bad Mommy Moments: Project Yes

It’s a Mad Madge World: School Projects

Poot and Cubby: And I Held Fairies in My Hands

Mommy’s Martini: Those Big Yellow Buses

Slouching Past 40: After

Sandcastle Momma: The Spider Cache and a Little Payback

The Catherinette Chronicles: Decluttering

Chicken and Cheese: Restless

It’s My Life: I Miss the Time When No One Else Knew Them


Mommy Wizdom: Mommy’s Quiet Time

Caffeinated Mom: Cherish It Today

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This concludes the June 2009 edition of the Blogger’s Best Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the July 2009 edition, please submit your links here. (Please, one link per blog. If you submit more than one link per blog, I will only use the first link submitted.)

If you submitted your link and don’t see it here, that probably means I received it after the deadline or you didn’t follow the guidelines.

If you’ve read an outstanding article on another blog and would like to add it to the “Reader’s Choice” section of the next carnival, please let me know by using my contact form.

Thanks for visiting the carnival participants and don’t forget to check back July 27th for the next Blogger’s Best Carnival

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Blogger’s Best Carnival – May 2009

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Welcome! Take a load off. It’s Saturday and you have my permission (as if you need it!) to be lazy. Here are some apple turnovers and some dark rich coffee to help you get your day started. Are you ready to click on some really great articles? Thanks for dropping by and Happy Reading!

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ø J. Cullen presents So Much More Than A Hoop posted at Life’s dewlaps.

ø brit67chick presents Reactive Hypoglycemia in Highly Gifted Children posted at Reactive Hypoglycemia Info, saying, “This is an article about how I discovered what was causing my son’s awful mood swings!”

ø Adam Erickson presents Everyone Knows This posted at Münchner Munchkin, saying, “I’m a stay-at-home dad, living in Munich with my wife and daughter. This is an essay about the trials we encountered during our first weeks in the city, the transcendent power of children, and the kindness of strangers.”

ø Emma presents 7 things new dads do better than moms posted at Baby-Log.

ø Annie Everett presents I wish you had some friends Mummy posted at Lilly Lou Says, saying, “A short insight into life from a 4 year old who acts as a mirror for those around her.”

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ø Shannon presents My love story posted at The Daily Balance, saying, “Scroll down to my love story ;)”

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ø Kevin presents The Marionette posted at Textual Intercourse.

ø Elizabeth Alexander presents LESSON EIGHT: Play Ball posted at How to be a weekend Dad: A Guide for Single Mothers.

ø Rick Schiano presents The Benefits of the Worst Days of My Life posted at Ricks Victory Blog.

ø Greg Laden presents When Your Field School Goes Into the Toilet posted at Quiche Moraine.

ø Beatriz presents Death 1-5 posted at Beatriz Kim’s Memoir, saying, “This is part five of my memoir series.”

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ø Kimberly Foley presents Did You Ever Know You Were My Hero? posted at Kimberly Foley, saying, “This is a story of my grandmother’s life I posted on my blog shortly after her death on April 1, 2009”

ø Brooke Allen presents Lost in Translation posted at Rambling Brooke.

ø Dana presents A game of catch, a game of life posted at Simple Pleasures.

ø Fortuitous Observer presents Sibling Rivalry – Going Cain and Abel posted at Soul Thumping, saying, “Sibling rivalry can be hysterically brutal!”

ø Geetanjali Kaur presents When the cook in me was born 😀 posted at NeeD i SaY MorE??

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ø Gary Saucedo presents My Private Emida posted at Fbird Rising, saying, “I wanted to submit this to a carnival because it is my most personal writing to date. I will be rolling out some intense stuff soon and I wanted to get more exposure and comments.”
(Essay)

ø Jessica Sarnaik presents Tiffany Lane posted at Tree Top Confessions, saying, “Collections of stories from my life. This one is from growing up in a small town in Georgia.”
(Essay)

ø Rachael Levy presents In which a heart hurts posted at The Slow-Cooked Sentence.
(Essay)

ø Dark Angel presents Dark Dreams posted at Inner Dreams.
(Poetry)

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Suburban Turmoil: Christian

Ordinary Art: Division Does Not Make Us Radical

Thursday Drive: How to Land

Is it 5 o’clock Yet?: A Hundred Years From Now, Humans Won’t Have Voice Boxes

Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder: I Feel You Judging Me, Facebook

To Love, Honor and Vacuum: Let’s Bring “Judgment” Back

Anti-Racist Parent: The Princess Problem: “There’s more than one way of being pretty.”

Antique Mommy: Guilt v. Remorse


Motherscribe: It’s about the power of a community rising up and saying, we’re not going to buy into it any more.

Black N’ Right’s Weblog: Dolly Parton and the Gay Elite

Bad Mommy Moments: Circle of Life: The Mall

Miss Britt: When Families Collide

Swistle: The Facts (For Some People)

A Smeddling Kiss: Heartsick

Queen of the Shake Shake: Nooner

Dooce: A Word or Two About Vaccinations

Sandcastle Mama: Cobia Fishing and a Rescue

Chefdruck Musings: Fear of the Road

Chasing Contentment: If I Tell, It Isn’t a Secret Anymore, Is It?

Life with a Little One and More: Goldilocks and the Three Bloggers

Sunshine on My Shoulders: There’s a Problem Here

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This concludes the May 2009 edition of the Blogger’s Best Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the June 2009 edition, please submit your links here. (Please, one link per blog. If you submit more than one link per blog, I will only use the first link submitted.)

If you submitted your link and don’t see it here, that probably means I received it after the deadline or you didn’t follow the guidelines.

If you’ve read an outstanding article on another blog and would like to add it to the “Reader’s Choice” section of the next carnival, please let me know by using my contact form.

Thanks for visiting the carnival participants and don’t forget to check back June 30th for the next Blogger’s Best Carnival! (The June carnival will post a little later than usual due to a scheduling conflict.)

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Last Chance to Submit to the May Blogger’s Best Carnival!

LAST CHANCE to submit a blog post (new or from archives) to the Blogger’s Best Carnival for May!

What is the Blogger’s Best Carnival? It’s a chance to showcase the posts that you’re most proud of, to share the best of YOU with the rest of the blog-o-sphere.

It’s also a chance to find, and keep track of, some really GREAT bloggers.

Have you read a blog post that touched your heart? Tell me and I’ll include it in the “Reader’s Choice” section of the carnival!

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Blogger’s Best Carnival – April 2009

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Welcome! Take a load off. It’s Saturday and you have my permission (as if you need it!) to be lazy. Here are some delicious rice cakes (is that an oxymoron?) to go with your green tea. Hey! Spring is nearly here, it’s time to slim down for those revealing spring fashions, right? Get ready to click on some really great articles. Thanks for dropping by and Happy Reading!

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ø Erin Pavlina presents The Death of My Ex-Boyfriend posted at Erin Pavlina’s Blog, saying, “In past blog entries I’ve alluded to and mentioned an abusive relationship I was in during my late teen years. Today I’m going to share the entire story of that relationship because it has reached its conclusion.”

ø Ralph Sparkson presents Why I Love My Dog posted at Best Funny Dog Pictures, saying, “We got another dog about two years ago. It had been over ten years since our last dog, who died just before our daughter was born. With our new dog, we were lucky because our daughter has a small neighborhood business of caring for pets and that is how we found the dog we now love so much.”

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ø Paula Kawal presents Depression: A Spiritual Awakening posted at Journey Inward Productions, saying, “Like many people (it might even be safe to say most people) I haven’t gotten this far in life without traversing a few bouts of depression. My first was in late childhood, my second was in my teen years and my third was alcohol related in my early twenties.”

ø Diana Hall presents Stop the world: resting easy. posted at damascusmoments.

ø Oregon Sunshine presents Training Thursday-Pet Adoption posted at Oregon Sunshine.

ø Sidhusaaheb presents My Memories of 1984 (Part 2) posted at I, Me, Myself.

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ø Lori DiPatri presents Vacuuming the car posted at Where in the world is….Deerwood Drive.

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ø Scott Allen presents People Used to Stand for Something posted at Scott “Social Media” Allen, saying, “My son, who has been homeschooled all his life until this year, wrote an amazing first essay for school about Sierra Leone. I cried.”
(Essay)

ø Shiv Dravid presents Shine On posted at The Viewspaper.
(Poetry)

ø Gal Josefsberg presents STORY – Reaper, Prologue posted at Gal Josefsberg, saying, “My newest attempt at writing a short story. Would love to hear feedback.”
(Fiction)

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Thursday’s Drive: The Map


Ordinary News: After the News With with Your Socks Off Only

Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder: Curb Appeal

Diary of a Mad, Mad Housewife: How to Get Through a PTO Meeting


Barefoot Foodie: Sometimes Life Only Figuratively Stinks


Rough Draft: Compromise, Reunions, Bows & Arrows


Suburban Turmoil: Why Does Writing About Religion Always Make Me Feel Naked?

Ordinary Art: Denouncement

Chefdruck Musings” I Only Ate Half and I Melted Away

Miss Britt: On Choosing and Being Chosen

It’s My Life: The Dirty Truths No One Likes to Share with New Moms

Momo Fali’s: Jogging My Memory

Laughing Through the Chaos: I’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Mommy’s Martini: Being of Two Minds

Mother Goose Mouse: What’s the Difference Between Love and Hemorrhoids?

To Thither and Whither: Understanding Sexy

NieNie Dialogues: A Mother

Bad Mommy: Bank Robberies and Funshine

Chicky Chicky Baby: Let sleeping dogs lie. But if you insist on poking one with a stick be prepared for the dog to write about you on the internet

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This concludes the April 2009 edition of the Blogger’s Best Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the May 2009 edition, please submit your links here. (Please, one link per blog. If you submit more than one link per blog, I will only use the first link submitted.)

If you submitted your link and don’t see it here, that probably means I received it after the deadline or you didn’t follow the guidelines.

If you’ve read an outstanding article on another blog and would like to add it to the “Reader’s Choice” section of the next carnival, please let me know by using my contact form.

Thanks for visiting the carnival participants and don’t forget to check back May 30th for the next Blogger’s Best Carnival!

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Last Chance to Submit to the April Blogger’s Best Carnival!

LAST CHANCE to submit a blog post (new or from archives) to the Blogger’s Best Carnival for April!

What is the Blogger’s Best Carnival? It’s a chance to showcase the posts that you’re most proud of, to share the best of YOU with the rest of the blog-o-sphere.

It’s also a chance to find, and keep track of, some really GREAT bloggers.

Have you read a blog post that touched your heart? Tell me and I’ll include it in the “Reader’s Choice” section of the carnival!

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Blogger’s Best Carnival – March 2009

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Welcome! Take a load off. It’s Saturday and you have my permission (as if you need it!) to be lazy. Here are some Girl Scout cookies to dip in your milk. Open the blinds, look out the window and appreciate the fact that Spring is nearly here and get ready to click on some really great articles. Thanks for dropping by and Happy Reading!

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ø Erin Pavlina presents Are You Afraid to Be Rich? posted at Erin Pavlina’s Blog, saying, “Many years ago I had this odd mentality about money and wealth. I thought that rich people were all greedy, and that most of them had probably sold their soul to the devil in order to attain their wealth. I assumed that rich people were conniving miscreants who took advantage of others. I assumed that corporations were evil, because it seemed to me like they always used clever marketing and subliminal advertising to coerce people into buying their products. Rich people who inherited their wealth seemed lazy to me.”

ø kathryn presents You Can Afford to Be Generous posted at Out of Debt Christian, saying, “This morning I decided to swing through the Dunkin Donuts drive thru to pick up a coffee and a bagel. As I pulled up to the window to pay for my breakfast the cashier told me, “The lady in front of you already paid for your order. She wanted me to tell you to have a nice day.” Stunned, I tried to get a glimpse of the lady in the minivan pulling out onto the road. I waved at her, but I’m not sure she saw me. Within seconds she was gone.”

ø Shawn Bryan presents If You Spend 1/3 of Your Life Sleeping, How Much of it is Spent At Wal-Mart? posted at The Shark Tank.
(Editor’s Note: *sputter* HAHA! *cough*)

ø run4change presents My Journey: From obesity to now! « My angle on weight loss posted at My Angle, saying, “The story of a soon to be dad who lost 130 pounds to live a happier and healthier life with his family.”
(Editor’s Note: Inspirational! Congratulations!)

ø Debbie presents Not a Davaoanian by blood but by heart. posted at Devoutly Davao.

ø Mudslide Mama presents A Beach Vacation in La Jolla, California posted at Traveling Mamas, saying, “I’m proud of this blog post because I video’ed myself, holding camera myself. Even though it’s not ready for prime time, I think it’s a nice first effort.”

ø LaterBetty presents I’ll tell you later Betty…: Then one day he was shootin’ at some food… posted at I’ll tell you later Betty…

ø Cydni presents Metro Rail Alert!! posted at Cydni Lenae’s Blog.

ø Kaiton Berkley presents Things NOT to do in a home invasion posted at RockstarMama, saying, “Curious noises. An unhelpful husband. A cat. Stupidity. A near ass-kicking. An all-powerful Supermom and a suspected home invasion gone awry.”
(Editor’s Note: HAHAHA!!!)

ø QiQi presents True Gruesome Stories posted at Celebrating Me, saying, “This wacky story is an unforgettable memory that’s rounded up rounds of laughter from family and friends”

ø Wayne Cross presents My First Scuba Diving Vacation posted at First Scuba Diving Vacation, saying, “Everybody who dives has to have a first diving experience. Mine was about twenty years ago of the Big Island of Hawaii with a group of my friends. None of us were certified. How could we be, since it was our first time? If we had been certified, at least we could have said we had previously dived to the bottom of some community pool back on the mainland.”

ø Victor Schultz presents St. Peters Square and Plaza | St. Peters Square, Vatican City posted at St. Peters Square, Vatican City, saying, “I had the great pleasure on touring the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. I wanted to give you just a glimpse of what you might see, if you were to visit the Holy See in Vatican City, Rome, Italy. Obviously, any tour of the Vatican is best in person. If you cannot go there, then a tour with pictures is perhaps the second best approach to seeing the Vatican and all the beauty and splendor that it has to offer.”

ø soldave presents Whatever happened to the minute’s silence? | Big in Japan posted at Big in Japan, saying, “Was watching a recent sporting event and before the match they requested everyone take part in a minute’s applause in commemoration of the passing of someone coonnected with the home club. As this went on it got me thinking: when and why did the minute’s applause turn into a fitting alternative to the minute’s silence?”

ø Mary H. presents Paden Smells his Tail posted at Stale Cheerios, saying, “I have a fun little rescue horse I’ve been working with this month. He’s got some issues, and has a lot of trouble relaxing. We’ve been working on stretching exercises, so one of the things I taught him this month was to bend his neck around to smell his tail! This is my experience teaching Paden this skill, including a short video clip.”

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ø More than just a mother presents Boys don’t wear hair clips posted at More than just a mother.

ø Jacquelyn presents Family Visit to the Dentist posted at WParent.com – Wise Parenting Guide, saying, “Going to the dentist does not have to be a scary experience for your child if you go as a family.”

ø Shen-Li Lee presents Early Childhood Education – Formal Classes or Home School? posted at Babylicious.

ø Dana presents A letter to my newborn son posted at Simple Pleasures.

ø Tracey presents Glimpses of Hope posted at GIRLS TO GROW.

ø Modern Parent presents Our 2009 Walt Disney World Vacation posted at Modernparent.org, saying, “The story of our Walt Disney World trip with my 18 month old son!”

ø Sarah Coller presents Hope posted at Blogging While Waiting, saying, “This was written several months after a devastating miscarriage. God gave me this picture of where my baby is and what may be going on there. I hope it is encouraging to others who may have experienced a similar loss.”
(Editor’s Note: Beautiful, Sarah).

ø Era Sundar presents F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-O-N posted at Today’s Thought.

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ø thebarefootbadger presents Simple Living: Lessons from Grandma?s House posted at The Barefoot Badger, saying, “Your grandparents may be able to teach you more than you think about “going green.””

ø Omawarisan presents How low can you go, do you have to go? posted at Blurt.
(Editor’s Note: I can relate).

ø Dana presents Shall we buy some chickens, dear? posted at A Very Nearly Tea.

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ø Cyndi presents A boat called freedom part 1 posted at Evolution Ezine – Collect your free mind power and self growth gifts, saying, “A beautifully written, inspirational fiction highlighting humankind’s current state of consciousness. A piece that makes you think.”

ø Shiv Dravid presents A New End posted at The Viewspaper, saying, “A New End”

ø Neighbor Nancy presents Camping in the Country; A Read Aloud Story for Little Ones posted at Recession Depression Therapy, saying, “What scares you in the dark?”

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Mommy’s Martini: The Agony of Defeat

Bad Mommy Moments: Time to Make Donuts

Don’t Make Drugs: Death Goo Dialogues

Spoiled Mommy: Lesson Learned

Mothergoosemouse: Grow Old Gracefully or Fight it Every Step of the Way?

Chookooloonks: Love, Relationships and Men’s Shoes

Chicken and Cheese: You Can’t Say I Didn’t Warn You

Thursday Drive: First Light

Caffeinated Mom: I Am Blessed

Summer’s Nook: Seeking Out the Positive

Is There Any Mommy Out There? Not That Different

nienie: No Request is Too Extreme

Okay, Fine, Dammit: Would You Read Your Kid’s Diary?

A Modern Mother: A Fleeting Moment … or Just Mummy Rot?

Expat Mums Blog: Wishing to Know

Laptops to Countertops: Preach It, Sister

Her Bad Mother: What Does a Body Good

Type-A Moms: Feminine Ways and the Conservative Mother

Idiot’s Stew: There is Something Seriously Wrong …

The Catherinette Chronicles: Dot Com Dating: A Horror Story

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This concludes the March 2009 edition of the Blogger’s Best Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the April 2009 edition, please submit your links here. (Please, one link per blog. If you submit more than one link per blog, I will only use the first link submitted.)

If you submitted your link and don’t see it here, that probably means I received it after the deadline or you didn’t follow the guidelines.

If you’ve read an outstanding article on another blog and would like to add it to the “Reader’s Choice” section of the next carnival, please let me know by using my contact form.

Thanks for visiting the carnival participants and don’t forget to check back April 25th for the next Blogger’s Best Carnival!

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Blogger’s Best Carnival: February 2009

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Wow. This month went by quick, didn’t it? I’ve never really cared much for February, the way it teases me with it’s cold, short 28 days – just when I’m used to seeing it’s face, it up and leaves on me.

Sounds like a few boyfriends from my past, actually. *grin*

Welcome! Take a load off. It’s Saturday and you have my permission (as if you need it!) to be lazy. Here’s a Snuggie, wrap yourself up tight, drink your hot coffee/cocoa and sit a spell – there’s some really great reading literally a click away. Thanks for dropping by and Happy Reading!

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ø VW presents Has anybody seen my spleen? posted at Wide Awake in Wonderland.

ø Ilavaluthy presents The most valuable moment in my life posted at Ila, trying to find a place in the world.

ø Erin Pavlina presents Coming Out of the Broom Closet posted at Erin Pavlina’s Blog, saying, “The oddest thing happened when I announced publicly in 2006 that I was a psychic medium. All hell broke loose in my personal and professional life.”

ø Rational Anarchist presents The Rational Anarchist: It Will Be Okay, Just This Once posted at The Rational Anarchist, saying, “It will be okay, just this once. One time is too many for some things.”

ø Madeleine Begun Kane presents Multi-Task Madness posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

ø LisaInOz presents It’s time to come clean posted at Surviving Oz, saying, “I’m a big scaredy cat – this article is all about things that go bump in the night.”

ø Kathryn presents Memories of Writing to Pen Pals posted at Real Words, saying, “My memories of having a bunch of pen pals when I was younger and how that relates to social networking online today.”https://writefromkaren.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=7388&message=7

ø Chris presents Starting a new life in Australia, part 2 posted at Home I Own, saying, “How I started a new life”

ø Nancy Muller presents The Cock and the Granny Nightie posted at Recession Depression Therapy, saying, “The boisterous story of why we no longer have a rooster.”
(Editor’s note: I would have done the same thing!)

ø Robert presents A Belief in Belief posted at Hyperthreads, saying, “This was my very first post so it’s something that took entirely too long to write but the importance remains and hopefully will inspire others to have faith and believe in their dreams.”

ø Devon presents O, For Tuna! posted at Pen, Ink. Life’s little vicissitudes . . ., saying, “In the words of Cicero, “Nothing contributes to the entertainment of the reader more, than the change of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.” Or, in this case – family pets!”

ø Ms. Cheevious presents A-Musing in Los Angeles posted at Ms. Cheevious, saying, “I think our President is the most natural, real guy who’s been in that office in a very long time. (This one is serious. I observed it during his State of the Union Address).”

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ø Shen-Li Lee presents Lesson Planning for Home-Schooled Toddlers | Babylicious posted at Babylicious.

ø Holly presents My Baby is Trying to Kill Me posted at Sweet Dreams, saying, “This is an article about night waking and my stance on crying-it-out.”

ø Kaley presents frogs and snails and puppy dog’s tails… posted at My Front Porch.

ø Emma presents What makes a good (or a bad) hairdresser for your toddler posted at Baby-Log.

ø Len Penzo presents My Kids’ Loan Interview with the Bank of Dad posted at Len Penzo . Com, saying, “Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men… As a Dad, I should have known better! :-)”

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ø Lisa Samples presents My Mom is “The Giving Tree” & Giveaway posted at Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1, saying, “A letter to my mother.”

ø Khordaddy presents Birthdays and Can I Do More? posted at Khordaddy.com.

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ø Jacob Duchaine presents That Which We Receive posted at The Blog of Jacob Duchaine.

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Mommy’s Martini: Words are Worlds

A Writer’s Dream: It’s About Time

Ordinary Art: Letter to My Beating Heart

Petunia Face: She Who Shall Not Be Named

Honea Express: The Night Kitchen

Rough Draft: Are We Devolving Ourselves?

All & Sundry: ‘Roid Rage

Stimeyland: The Biggest Controversy to Ever Hit the Internet


My Charming Kids: Submission is not a Four-Letter Word

Cutie Booty Cakes: Chris Brown and Rhianna. I Feel You.

Suburban Turmoil: Me Time


Where Am I Going and Why Am I in this Handbasket: Sometimes

A Mommy Story: The Day I Was Nearly Kidnapped

My Tiny Kingdom: Flashback Friday: Coveting A Cape Buffalo

Bad Mommy Moments: Please Don’t

Shamelessly Sassy: Reasons My Child Will Need Therapy

Laughing Through the Chaos: Flying Off the Handle

Playgroups Are No Place for Children: The Joy of Sneaking Out

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips: Dottie’s Birthday Post

Stop Screaming, I’m Driving: One Week

Summer’s Nook: Sudden Realization

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None. *sad face*

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This concludes the February 2009 edition of the Blogger’s Best Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the March 2009 edition, please submit your links here. (Please, one link per blog. If you submit more than one link per blog, I will only use the first link submitted.)

If you submitted your link and don’t see it here, that probably means I received it after the deadline or you didn’t follow the guidelines.

If you’ve read an outstanding article on another blog and would like to add it to the “Reader’s Choice” section of the next carnival, please let me know by using my contact form.

Thanks for visiting the carnival participants and don’t forget to check back March 28th for the next Blogger’s Best Carnival!

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Blogger’s Best Carnival – January 2009

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Stop. Where are you going? Just because you see all of these links on this page doesn’t mean you should just quietly back out and disappear out of the blog door. These links are GREAT! They’re yummy and quite satisfying and this is about sharing some wonderful bloggie goodness with you because I love you guys and I know, if you will just take a load off this fine Saturday, with your favorite beverage close at hand, and click through these links, it will make your day and you’ll leave your computer with a smile on your face.

Won’t that make your significant other wonder what you’ve been up to. *wink*

Seriously, welcome to the first Blogger’s Best Carnival. This is ALL about you guys so sit down and browse – it’s Saturday, it’s okay to be lazy. *grin*

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ø Vanessa Wolf presents At least I’m not that guy posted at Wide Awake in Wonderland.

ø Praveen presents “See, Santa Also Likes Coke!” posted at My Simple Trading System.

ø Rational Anarchist presents Ordeal in Space posted at The Rational Anarchist, saying, “To paraphrase FDR, the only thing we have to fear is not understanding the fear we have.”

ø Morgan Weihing presents Revving Back Up posted at And Then One Day.

ø Devon Coles presents How I became an axe murderess . . . posted at Pen, Ink. Life’s little vicissitudes . . ., saying, “I blog about the forces of change beyond our control – and managing these little vicissitudes in positive ways. This piece is about renewing a driver’s license, and how changes in the process resulted in some surprising outcomes.”

ø Kathryn presents On Being a Straight Girl in San Francisco posted at San Francisco is Sexy, saying, “Thoughts on how the way I define myself as a resident of San Francisco differs from how I defined myself when living other places.”

ø Anita Bern presents This year everything is going to be different… really! posted at Social anxiety disorder.

ø PennyLane presents Pouring Your Heart Out To A Stranger posted at Marmalade Skies.

ø JHS presents I Heard the “D” Word on Christmas Day (Part One) posted at Colloquium, saying, “A two-part essay about the loss of a place and potential for reclaiming it — with the knowledge that it has changed dramatically during the time that you were away”

ø Amanda presents The Best Stranded-By-The-Airlines Experience Ever posted at Yield To Pedestrian: All the Cool, All the Time, saying, “Thanks for putting this together. I hope this story is entertaining for you!”.

ø Luci Weston presents Not Today…A Quote For All Seasons and All Women posted at Here We Are…with Luci, saying, “I placed this entry under “life” instead of “children” because it is a lesson for women.” (Editor’s note: Thanks Luci!)

ø Scott Moore presents My First Cycle Class posted at That’s my job, that’s what I do…., saying, “This submission actually isn’t about my daughter, but I am sticking with your rules and only submitting from this past month. My workplace held a Biggest Loser type contest where the winner took home $675. I took a cycle class in effort to pull out the win. The link is my thoughts on that class.”
(Editor’s note: Scott, you can use any blog entry you choose, recent, or in your archives.)

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ø Josanne Anthony presents Sweet Revenge!!! posted at A Chocolate Bouquet, saying, “country life at it’s best!” (Editor’s Note: LOL)

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ø don reding presents Back To The Future posted at Red Dog’s Personals.

ø Oregon Sunshine presents Alaska Stories, Moose Droppings Alaskan Style « Oregon Sunshine posted at Oregon Sunshine.

ø Broderick Allen presents One Day I’ll posted at Broderick Allen – Personal Growth and Enjoying Life’s Journey.

ø Lazy Housewife presents So Not Domestic: Letter to Santa posted at So Not Domestic.

ø Jenn presents An Unexpected Independence Day Celebration posted at Mixed Metaphor.net, saying, “My best short story of 2008.”

ø Nandita presents Defined by Blood posted at Cold SnapDragon. (Editor’s note: Profound and disturbing, but wow).

ø Ms. Cheevious presents Brand Spanking New … Year posted at Ms. Cheevious, saying, “Think about it. If someone had intervened – and made a statement of protest – when a little Serbian company (called Zastava) decided it wanted to make cars, and then chose the name Yugo, perhaps they would have come up with an altogether better name – something really cool like Autobahn, or Millennium Cars.”

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ø Kakie presents What’s the best thing that happened to you today? posted at Bur Bur & Friends: Community Park, saying, “Sometimes the best parts of life come in the smallest moments and give us appreciation beyond our expectations.”

ø Lisa presents My Baby: These Legs Are Made For Walking… posted at Let’s Talk Babies.

ø Roxane a.k.a Momo-Mama presents Mom, what’s a Sex Shop? posted at Momo-Mama, saying, “Reader beware…if you are against sex education, don’t believe in talking openly with your children or are sexually repressed in any way…read no further!”

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ø Shawnee Rivers presents Spare Me posted at Kinsanity – Real Life Family Dysfunction, saying, “Hi I just found your carnival, but I wanted to share my favorite post from November.”

ø The Investor presents Money can’t buy me love posted at Monevator.com, saying, “Three months ago I left London in a hurry on a weekday afternoon. I’d bought the Financial Times to take my mind off what I’d heard an hour before: my father had suffered a massive cardiac arrest. He was in an ambulance. My mother was in shock, having initially mistaken dad’s heart attack for one of his practical jokes.”

ø Kate presents Cherish the Time posted at Advice on Love, Life, and Everything Between, saying, “A story about cherishing the time with your loved ones and making lasting memories.”

ø Tara R. presents Guess who’s coming to dinner ~ old friends and enemies posted at If Mom Says OK, saying, “An imaginary dinner party where I finally come to terms with all of my different “me’s.””

ø One Family presents Ireland Trip Report posted at One Family’s Blog.

ø Modern Parent presents We are Going to Disney World! posted at Modernparent.org.

Here are some posts I ran across this past month that really stuck with me for a variety of reasons.

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Problem Girl: Will Poop for Painkillers

June Cleaver Nirvana: It is Jeanetic


Mommy’s Martini: It Can’t Have Been Five Years Ago, Can It?

It’s My Life … Wanna Come Play?: The Dirty Truths No One Likes to Share with New Moms.

The Jonniker: The Luckiest

Miss Britt: I Need a Girlfriend.

Rough Draft: My Kids Will Never Leave Home

Suburban Turmoil: The Curious Case of Beanie Bill

The Imperfect Parent: Didn’t We Almost Have It All?

Mothergoosemouse: If You Say So

Summer’s Nook: Edward and Bella: True Love or True Lust?

Conversion Diary: The Power of Humility

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This concludes the January 2009 edition of the Blogger’s Best Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the February 2009 edition, please submit your links here. (Please, one link per blog. If you submit more than one link per blog, I will only use the first link submitted.)

If you submitted your link and don’t see it here, that probably means I received it after the deadline or you didn’t follow the guidelines.

If you’ve read an outstanding article on another blog and would like to add it to the “Reader’s Choice” section of the next carnival, please let me know by using my contact form.

Thanks for visiting the carnival participants and don’t forget to check back February 28th for the next Blogger’s Best Carnival!

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I’m so re-lieved to know this! I would be so bummed if I couldn’t read all of these wonderful blog entries that I’ve been compiling for this Saturday’s Blogger’s Best Carnival.

Aaaand speaking of that … The 1st (monthly) Blogger’s Best Carnival is THIS Saturday. I’ve had OVER 200 entries -unfortunately, I can’t use most of them because they didn’t follow guidelines.

But anyway – if you have read any blog posts over this past month (or ever, really), that have moved you, or you admired that blogger’s honesty, or you could relate in some way, or you thought the writing was outstanding, or it made it you think/cry/laugh, etc., then please put that link in the comment section so I can add it to the carnival.

And YES! Please feel free to submit links to your own posts because DUDE! It’s all about expanding this wonderful blog community so toot your own horn!