Blog Carnival


Welcome to the January 26, 2014 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


emotional issues

Leah G. presents Does Your Rational Mind Block Your Intuition? posted at Common Sense Ethics – The Personal Integrity Blog, saying, “Hello, Thanks for hosting. I placed a link to the carnival home page in my other post that you recently included. The post that I am submitting this week is about left/right brain balance. I would say that it is tangentially related to the topic of finding personal peace, but feel free not to include if if you think its too far off topic. I do touch somewhat on working with negative emotions. Take Care.”

Angie Bowen presents Everyone In Recovery Has Setbacks posted at Be Your Own Goddess, saying, “The road to recovery isn’t a straight line, it’s more like a dance. And while most of the time the dance consists of two steps forward and one step back, often we have to deal with taking one step forward and falling two steps back.”

marriage

Erik Matlock presents Marriage advice with extra cheese posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “Do you want a great marriage or not?”

Erik Matlock presents Riding the Pendulum, Finding Your Center posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “Be successful at home first. This is how I learned to be happy again.”

other

Luke Jones presents You Are Not Your Past posted at Health Room Blog, saying, “In this short article I discuss how we often define ourselves by our past failures and our past ideas. In reality, all we have is the present moment. We are not our past.”

Steven F presents Changing of Seasons and Inspirations for Music posted at Creative Edge Music, saying, “This article is uplifting and reminds us all to focus on the positive, and to look around and really take in the beauty around us at all times. Throughout the article, the author explains how he finds passion, emotion, and inspiration as a song-writer, and how everything in his environment throughout a given day can contribute in such a positive, peaceful way to the emotional process of creating music. It is my hope that the creative inspiration put forth here will be contagious and also inspire others to resonate with the same emotional frequency, feeling the earth around them and appreciating the beauty life has to offer.”

stress

Lully presents Stop Worrying – What You Think About is Not Real posted at The Miracle Forest.

Sue Anne Dunlevie presents What Are These Mindfulness Exercises, Sue Anne? posted at Stress Management Decoded.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the January 19, 2014 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


emotional issues

Chaki Kobayashi presents The Cure for Laziness posted at Our Mind Is the Limit, saying, “The cure for laziness.”

Marquita Herald presents What Does Inner Peace Mean to You? | Inspired Gift Giving posted at IGG – tips, tools and tantalizing ideas, saying, “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”

family

Jana presents What Motherhood REALLY is posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Motherhood has its ups and downs. But the most important thing is the transformation women go through to become a mother. A child isn’t the only thing that is born during birth… so is a mother.”

marriage

Erik Matlock presents Who was the best TV husband of all time? posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “It’s not who you think.”

FindNew Passion presents The longer you’ve been married, the funnier this becomes! posted at Married But Not Dead™, saying, “MarriedButNotDead.com gives married people with common interests a chance to anonymously share their experiences, discuss the present state of their marriages, and then possibly agree to meet and have an affair through FindNewPassion.com. Find New Passion is unique in the sense that it doesn’t really promise or guarantee that members will definitely engage in an affair or hook up with a sex-starved house wife. This site also takes pride in displaying only elegant and classy profiles.”

other

UB Hawthorn presents ACTIVE NONVIOLENCE: Q&A with Tenpa C. Samkhar of the Active Nonviolence Education Centre | The Mindful Word posted at The Mindful Word.

Jane presents What is the Best Innerspring Mattress? | Best Mattress for the Money posted at Best Mattress for the Money.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the January 12, 2014 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


depression

Tim presents How I Became Interested in Fitness and Weight Training posted at Fitness for Professionals, saying, “This article is a personal story about my struggles with acne and how it led me to become interested in fitness and weight training.”

emotional issues

Diane Mottl, MSW presents Cartwheeling through Life: Letting Go and Trusting posted at Being Truly Present, saying, “What makes some able to trust and fling themselves into new experiences while others are hesitant, needing to take more tentative steps (or no steps at all)?… (post includes original pencil drawing)”

other

Jana presents Daily Practices To Support Your New Years Resolutions in Manifesting posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Many people set resolutions every year, but only a small fraction of them come true, and there are many reasons why. Here we look at how you can support your New Year’s resolutions in manifesting through daily practices that take just a couple minutes.” Leah G. presents 21 Traits of a Good Character posted at Common Sense Ethics – The Personal Integrity Blog.

stress

Jon Rhodes presents How To Meditate posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Learn a simple but powerful meditation to relieve your stress.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the January 5, 2014 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


children

May presents The Autism Economy posted at Messy Money, saying, “Seven years have passed since my youngest was diagnosed with autism. If I could travel back through time and have a conversation with my past self, here is what I would say…”

emotional issues

Christine Ardigo presents What exactly is Happiness and can we find it? | Nutrition & Exercise Smoothie posted at Nutrition & Exercise Smoothie.

marriage

Erik Matlock presents I Love My Wife posted at Becoming a Better Man.

other

Lucy presents How to Overcome Fear of Failure and Move Toward Your Dream posted at Painting for an Expressive Living. Jon Rhodes presents Why It’s Hard To Stick To Your New Years Resolutions posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Do you ever have problems sticking to your new year resolutions? Find out why here…” Carla Williams presents Psychics – Liars or Lightworkers? posted at Global Conscious Change. Edward presents What To Do When You Don’t Feel Good About Yourself posted at My Life, My Rules.

social anxiety

Erik Matlock presents Why are Christians so stupid? posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “There are a lot of good people, with good intentions, doing a lot of stupid stuff. This might be the most confrontational piece I have ever written. Hope it helps someone.” Technorati tags: , .


Welcome to the December 29, 2013 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


anger

Martin Poldma presents Why Anger Management Does Not Work posted at Success and Personal Development Blog, saying, “Hi, This is an article I wrote about why anger management in just trying to control and suppress it simply does not work, and what to do to actually release your anger for good. Martin”

other

Jon Rhodes presents How To Get Up Early posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Learn how to get up early with this simple technique.” Bryan Chau presents Stop Making Excuses – You Owe It To Yourself – SuccessPenPal | SuccessPenPal posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “self-improvement, success, happiness, excuses, blame, strategies, tips.” Robin Bremer presents What is Around you will Surround you- You Are Sowing posted at www.RobinBremer.net, saying, “You can create and change the atmosphere you live in. The key is to knowing what is creating the atmosphere you have around you now.”

stress

Jana presents How To Manage and Respond To Fear posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Fear is something that we all have, and it is an indicator that goes off when we are getting ready to leave our comfort zone. Here is how to not let fear get the better of you, and how to manage it so that you can go beyond your limits.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the December 22, 2013 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


depression

Michele Ellison presents Enjoying the Light posted at Daily Blessings.

marriage

Erik Matlock presents Another story about a princess and an ogre posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “Marriage advice from Shrek. Go figure.”

other

Toni presents Thankful for 2013 posted at Wifely Steps, saying, “Gratitude is enough.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the December 15, 2013 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


anger

Lidiya presents A Minimalist Step-by-step Guide to Reacting in Tough Situations posted at Let’s Reach Success.

depression

Adam Pasztor presents The Miracle Forest: How To Take Control Of Your Life posted at The Miracle Forest.

emotional issues

Jana presents The Pitfalls To Participating in A Pity-Party posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Emotions are a normal part of life; the more we embrace them the more they cease to be a lingering problem in our lives. Here we talk about pity, a specific emotion that can create not only and endless loop of misery, but also how it is an emotional game played with others.” Diane Mottl, MSW presents Be a Flicker of Light During the Holidays (Mental Health) | Being Truly Present posted at Being Truly Present, saying, “Those who are struggling with depression, sadness and grief can make it through the holidays; can get themselves back on solid ground again. How? (Post includes original pencil drawing and links for further reading)” Lidiya presents Embrace Insecurity and Live the Life You Deserve posted at Let’s Reach Success. Lidiya presents Experience the Thrill of Becoming Emotionally Independent posted at Let’s Reach Success.

relationships

emilynolin presents The Courage To Piss People Off posted at emilynolin. emilynolin presents The Paradox Of Attraction posted at emilynolin. Socratez presents Socratez Online – Expand Your Mind posted at Socratez Online, saying, “A post about relationships, and why they gradually take your power away from a man’s perspective.”

social anxiety

emilynolin presents Why I Don’t Go Out Anymore [For The Most Part] posted at emilynolin. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the December 8, 2013 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


emotional issues

Jana presents The Wrong Questions To Be Asking When Consciously Creating Your Ideal Life posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “The brain is a very powerful processing unit, and without knowing, many of us ask questions that put it to work either supporting the kind of life we want to live, or keeping us stuck in a loop of sameness. Here are the wrong questions to be asking when consciously creating your ideal life, and what you can do to start asking the right questions.” Ramanathan presents An Hourglass Figure posted at all three aces, saying, “short story”

other

Amanda Fisher presents I Love You | Tough Muddette posted at Tough Muddette, saying, “This article is about loving and accepting yourself.” Jon Rhodes presents Most Common Regrets Of The Dying posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “If you want to be inspired, read these top regrets expressed by people nearing the end of their lives.” Joshua Tilghman presents Life and Death in the Tongue posted at The Spirit of the Scripture.

relationships

Jon Rhodes presents How to Spot a Liar posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Being able to spot when someone is lying can actually help remove paranoia, and help you feel more comfortable with people. Here are some signs that can tell you when someone is lying…”

social anxiety

Tim presents How a Concussion Changed my Life posted at Build Muscle for Life, saying, “This post is a personal story about how I received a concussion when I was snowboarding and the long eight month battle it took to get back to normal.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the December 1, 2013 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.



Welcome to the November 24, 2013 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


emotional issues

Jana presents 3 Ways People Are Addicted To Drama And How To Stop Attracting It posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “The greater part of western civilization is addicted to drama in one way or another; whether it is a reality show that we can’t stop watching, or if it is our own emotions. The first step to kicking the addiction is to become aware of how we are addicted in the first place, then we can take the necessary steps to begin focusing on more peace and abundance.”

marriage

Erik Matlock presents Living in a Sitcom posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “More amusing life lessons. Simple solutions to stop the arguing in your home.”

relationships

Markeyus presents Five steps to a Successful Relationship – Live2Conquer : Live2Conquer posted at Live2Conquer. Raluca presents 10 Mistakes Women Make in Relationships posted at Being Raluca.

stress

drsaadiakhan presents Finding Personal Peace posted at that’s mommy’s chocolate. Megan presents How To Find Comfort In Today posted at Megan, saying, “When times get rough, how do you handle stress? Do you find it hard to overcome? Here’s a few ways that you can find comfort in today so that you can more easily and more quickly get back on your feet.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the November 17, 2013 Edition of Finding Personal Peace.


other

Jon Rhodes presents Why E-Cigarettes Are A Waste Of Time – and Money posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Read this article to learn why e-cigarettes are ineffective for helping you to quit smoking.”

relationships

Kisses B presents Why you should date yourself before you date anyone else | posted at I Want My Kisses Back. Byteful Travel presents Why the Law of Impermanence is Key: Non-Attachment in Relationships posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “When it comes to relationships, I’ve found that it is vital to retain a certain level of non-attachment. In this article, I reveal a bad habit that was robbing me of joy, and show how I learned how to change my relationship to Life itself.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the November 10, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.


depression

Markeyus presents Top 5 reasons why you’re a boring person posted at Live2Conquer. Jossalyn Wilson presents Peace not Pieces posted at Living Today – Blog.

emotional issues

Jana presents How To Leave Your Past In the Past posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Many people are prisoners of their past. As thoughts arise around what happened around painful experiences in our lives, we begin reliving them. Here we write about how to free yourself of these thoughts, and more importantly, how to leave your past in the past. Freedom and peace await for those who are grounded in the present moment.” Rod Peeks presents Dylan’s Story – A Short Story posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “A Short Story – Seventeen-year-old Dylan was walking home from school. Trudging would be a better word. He really didn’t see the point of going to school. Most of his life he had felt like life just wasn’t worth the pain.” Rod Peeks presents Rachel’s Story – A Short Story posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Rachel was fat! No matter what her best friend said, when a fifteen-year-old girl is five-feet-one and weighed 183 pounds, she was fat and she was sad.” Erik Matlock presents Let it go posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “This was one of my biggest revelations, one that was a turning point over the last two years. This one, alone, may have saved my family.” Rod Peeks presents Cody’s Story posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Cody was about as miserable as a fifteen-year-old could be. He felt worthless. He alternated between anger and shame. It was getting worse and he didn’t know what to do about it. A short story.” Rod Peeks presents Erik’s Story posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Erik was a mess! All his life, he would explode into anger for the slightest reason and sometime for no real reason at all. He was 14 and felt out of control; and he didn’t know what to do about it.” Markeyus presents Don’t let fear kill your dreams – Live2Conquer : Live2Conquer posted at Live2Conquer. Diane Mottl, MSW presents Cocooning after a crisis… posted at Being Truly Present, saying, “I am a cocooner. It’s my emergency off button, one that I use when I have given too much and need to pull inward and disappear for a while. Right or wrong…”

other

David Leonhardt presents Spare a smile? – The Happy Guy posted at The Happy Guy, saying, “The wonderful thing about a smile is that you always have an extra to spare. Because as soon as you give it away…Presto! You have another one just waiting to be shared.” Lucy presents The Crazy Creative’s Guide to Handling Criticism posted at Painting for an Expressive Living, saying, “The Crazy Creative’s Guide to Handling Criticism”

social anxiety

Tony Regan presents Life of Mediocrity » Tony’s Reviews posted at Tony’s Reviews. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the November 2, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.


emotional issues

Rod Peeks presents The Art of Being Ben posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “A Short Story” Rod Peeks presents An Answer for Mark posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “A Short Story” Rod Peeks presents Clare’s Choice posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “A Short Story Clare spent a lot of time in front of her mirror these days like most teenage girls. But for Clare, it was not looking for ways to maximize her good features and minimize the rest; it was more like she was looking into herself trying to see why she was so unpopular and why people were saying so many ugly things about her.” family Bryan Chau presents Baby Bump With A Fist Pump – Hatch 22 – SuccessPenPal | SuccessPenPal posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “family, pregnancy, birth, miscarriage, life, success, tips, etc.”

relationships

Kimberly Raya presents 5 Reasons Why it’s Critical That You Leave Your Narcissistic Partner posted at Let Me Reach, saying, “This article illustrates the mental, physical, and familial damage that comes with staying in a relationship with a Narcissist.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


Welcome to the October 27, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.


relationships

Thailand Breeze presents Thai Culture And Relationships (Part 1) posted at Tip. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the October 20, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.


depression

Josephine Hagan presents Searching for Happiness? Find your Flow! posted at Effective Enterprise, saying, “Find your flow, get in the zone, get your groove on – that magic moment when you are completely absorbed in what you are doing, time flies, and you are happy.”

emotional issues

Jana presents Two Words That Stop Our Results From Manifesting posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Growth, expansion and excitement are a few of the things that makes Life exciting and worth experiencing. And here we look at two little words that can destroy our sense of joy, wonderment and can actually stop us from growing and manifesting what is wanted.”

marriage

Erik Matlock presents Better than yesterday | Becoming a Better Man posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “Let me explain myself. This revelation made my life much easier.”

other

ebele presents Increase your fulfilment in life starting today. posted at Street-side convos, saying, “Sharing about increasing fulfilment through turning time spent escaping life to time spent in a state of flow” ebele presents A short story about my resistance posted at Street-side Convos, saying, “If your resistance was a person what would (s)he look like?” Joshua Tilghman presents Why Did Jesus Say To Hate Our Life? posted at The Spirit of the Scripture, saying, “Thanks for taking a look.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the October 13, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.


children

Steven Chang presents What my kids taught me about winning posted at Steven Chang’s Blog.

other

Jana presents Two Words That Stop Our Results From Manifesting posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Growth, expansion and excitement are a few of the things that makes Life exciting and worth experiencing. And here we look at two little words that can destroy our sense of joy, wonderment and can actually stop us from growing and manifesting what is wanted.” Chaki Kobayashi presents Lotus Flower posted at Our Mind Is the Limit, saying, “What the lotus flower can teach us about the “muck” in our lives.”

social anxiety

Tony Regan presents So Much To Say……But Anxiety Says No » Tony’s Reviews posted at Tony’s Reviews, saying, “Post about generalized anxiety disorder.”

stress

Jon Rhodes presents Can I Be Hypnotised? posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Hypnosis can be great for helping you deal with many issues, especially stress. Find out if you can be hypnotised.” Tipsy presents 8 Ways To Take Control Of Your Day posted at tipsywriter, saying, “Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? In this post, we will look at 8 easy ways that you can easily regain control of your day.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the October 6, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.


children

Carter White presents 21 Blogs Featuring the Best Puzzles Kids Can Make or Solve posted at Babysitting, saying, “From simple shape puzzles as a toddler to the crossword puzzle in the newspaper as an adult, solving puzzles is an activity that’s fun for everyone.” Denise Young presents 20 Blogs with Creative Ideas for Crafting with Fleece posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Fleece is a simple fabric to work with because it doesn’t ravel or stretch much and you don’t have to finish the edges. It also comes in many colors and patterns, making it easy to find fabric that suits everyone’s tastes.” Regina Naberhaus presents 10 Tips for Keeping Your Online Baby Journal Updated posted at Kidmondo, saying, “There are many excellent reasons for parents to keep an online baby journal. It is a great way to chart memories and milestones of the growing life of your baby, and keeping detailed records can be a good way to chart the medical progress and statuses of the children, being both a helpful and valid source of information.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents How to Know Your Baby Feels Full posted at Newborn Care, saying, “New parents often worry whether or not their baby is eating enough and if they are still hungry after feeding. After all, your baby is growing so quickly, who’s to say that she doesn’t need more milk today than she did yesterday?”

emotional issues

Travis Lane presents What To Do When You Don’t Have a Clue posted at Travis Lane, saying, “Ever felt like you didn’t know what to do next? Here are two simple pieces of advice to get you moving again.” Samir Bharadwaj presents How to Deal With Rejection posted at SamirBharadwaj.com, saying, “Rejection is very much an emotional issue, but coping with it is perhaps as much dependent on understanding and analysing what we want.”

family

Jeff Moore presents 10 Ways to be a Great Parent to Your Toddler posted at Babysitting Jobs. John Wilson presents 7 Overlooked Tips for Putting Your Best Foot Forward in a Nanny Job Interview | Blog posted at NannyResume.org, saying, “Every cliché you’ve heard about nanny job interviews is probably true: the devil is in the details; you only get one chance to make a first impression; it’s the little things that matter most; etc. They’re true because, like it or not, it takes a lot of work and focus to put your best foot forward in an interview.” Jessica Clark presents Typical Issues Dads Have when Raising Teen Girls posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Parenting is never an easy job, but it can be particularly complicated for fathers involved with raising a teenage daughter. Whether you’re a stay-at-home dad, the sole custodial parent or still married to the mother of your daughter, there’s something uniquely challenging about parenting a teenage girl.”

marriage

Michelle Brown presents The Top Ten Reasons Parents Get Divorced posted at Nanny, saying, “Very few people get married with the intention of getting divorced. The U.S. Census Bureau and research think tanks such as the Barna Group have revealed some sobering statistics and findings on the subject, though. Overall, the divorce rate is almost at 50%.”

other

Jana presents Two Keys To Living Peacefully In A Peaceful World posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “While emotions may appear to run our lives’ there are keys to creating a more peaceful and content Life. Here we give two keys to living in a peacefully in a peaceful world by looking at our participation in not only our lives, but in the lives of people around us.” Layla Martinez presents 6 Reasons Your Next Pet Should Be an Adopted One posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Perhaps one of the most defining characteristics of humanity is our willingness — and passion — for caring for animals. Having a pet enriches our lives, both for the animal and for the caretaker.” Jim Wilson presents 18 of the Best Blogs about Rainbow Loom Bracelets | Babysitters posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “You may or may not have heard about the Rainbow Loom, but it’s a relatively new craze for kids, starting around age eight. Tweens especially have really adopted this craft and gone wild with it.” Shelby Martin presents 5 Nanny Expenses Your Employer Should Cover posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “For some nannies, especially those newer to the field, it can be a little tough to bring up money with an employer. Not just salary, either, but the occasional amounts you spend in the course of doing your job that you feel should be covered by your employer.” Kevin Giffin presents 7 Ways to Help Your College Freshman Adjust to College Life posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Chances are good that your kid couldn’t wait to leave for college. The activities! The freedom! The school spirit! But beneath that show of enthusiasm may lay a bundle of unspoken nerves.” Cherry Liu presents 6 Easy Home Repairs You Can Make With Little or No Training posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Every household has things that break, clog or need to be repaired, but just because it’s an inevitable part of home ownership doesn’t mean that you’re familiar with handling these basic household maintenance tasks.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 25 Blogs with Tips for Throwing a Fairy Themed Party posted at aupair.org, saying, “Do you have a little girl who loves to dress up like a fairy princess? Then why not throw her a fabulous fairy themed party? Try to start planning at least a month before you the party, and be sure to include your little princess in the planning process.” Sydney Bell presents 10 of the Best iPhone App Dictionaries posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Words are tricky things. There are so many of them, and in multiple languages, too. Finding the right words are important, especially when you’re looking to make a good impression. Thankfully, in the age of technology and progress, the days of frantically searching through a ten-inch-thick dictionary are over.”

relationships

ebele presents I don’t know how to keep a man. posted at Street-side convos, saying, “On true love…”

stress

Erik Matlock presents The sky is falling! posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “It amazes me how we worry about things that barely affect us, and ignore things that absolutely affect us.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the September 29, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

children

Jeff Moore presents 7 Tips for Making Your Child’s Senior Year of High School a Success posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “The rapid pace of senior year can be an excruciating ordeal for any high school student. There are countless factors to keep track of, and they all seem equally important. As a result, parents should intervene to remove unnecessary hassles from this defining time.”

MITCHELL MORRIS presents 7 Tips for Talking to Your Elementary Schoolers About Modesty posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Older elementary school children fall into the tween category, where they’re not quite old enough to be considered a teenager, but not young enough to be considered a child either.”

Sharon Moore presents 10 Tips for Handling a Sick Child Visit With Ease posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Dealing with sick children is never easy, but it can get even tougher when you have to take them to the doctor. The doctor’s office is a big, intimidating place, and it can be scary for kids who already feel under the weather. Your child will likely be full of questions, especially about uncomfortable situations that await him.”

Brittany Harris presents Common Ways Kids Get Injured Playing with Firearms posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Children are naturally curious and playful. When this leads to tragedy, it weighs on all of us. One of the leading causes of death outside of newborns and infants are accidental shootings.”

Jessica Clark presents Things to Know About Raising Your Middle Child posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “In families with more than two children, middle child syndrome is a common occurrence. Characterized by a middle child’s feelings of inadequacy and neglect, this phenomenon can lead to serious problems concerning behavior and psychological health.”

Dan Robinson presents 15 Blogs with Tips for Teaching Manners to Your Kids posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “A few decades ago, children were expected to be seen and not heard. They were taught to be polite and always exhibit good manners. As the years have passed, however, it seems these values have become less important.”

Hailey Jones presents Signs of Bullying in Elementary Schoolers posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Not so long ago, the torment and pain inflicted on bullied children by their peers was considered an unpleasant part of growing up, and largely dismissed as “kids being kids.””

Denise Thompson presents 5 Things to Think About Before Letting Your Older Child Babysit posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “There are plenty of situations when it might make sense to ask your older child to handle babysitting your younger one (or ones). Maybe you aren’t going to be gone that long and just need them to keep an eye on the house while you run an errand or head to the market.”

John Williams presents How to Dress the Kids for School Picture Day posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Every year, photographers show up at schools across the nation to take a single studio shot of each and every student present. These pictures end up in school yearbooks and are often the snapshots that get passed out to extended family members and friends.”

Jim Wilson presents The Top 10 Risks Teenagers Take | Babysitters posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “Taking healthy risks is an essential aspect of childhood development, and is one of the best ways for kids to learn about cause and effect and the consequences that come from their actions. Parents should encourage youngsters to take safe risks when the situation arises, but there are a host of not-so-healthy risks that come into the picture when little ones grow into teenagers.”

Janet Golovine presents 21 Blogs with Tips for Making Halloween Cards posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Instead of sending out store-bought Halloween cards this year, why not make your own? Doing so will not only save you money, it will also provide a fun, festive craft for the kids to do.”

Arianna Lee presents 10 iPhone Apps to Manage Your Kids After School Schedules posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “The iPhone is not a replacement parent by any stretch of the imagination, but it can act as a great tool to help you juggle after school activities.”

Regina Naberhaus presents 10 Reasons to Choose an Online Baby Book posted at Kidmondo, saying, “Keeping a baby book is more than a time-honored tradition that will provide you with a precious piece of memorabilia when the last page has been completed.”

Kaitlyn Johnson presents Typical Immunization Schedule for the First Year posted at Newborn Care, saying, “During your baby’s first year, the pediatrician’s office can begin to feel like a second home. It seems that even if your baby is perfectly healthy all the time, you still have to be there quite often for well visits. During these check-ups, parents are often told their babies will be receiving shots.”

Kevin Giffin presents How to Help Kids Get Over Their Fear of Bugs posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “A fear of insects is not uncommon in children, and many children carry this fear into adulthood with them. Perhaps it is their strange antennae or their multiple legs that seem so menacing, or the fact that a few of them bite, drinking blood like monsters in scary stories.”

Hailey Jones presents 18 Blogs with Team Building Exercises for Kids posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Team building exercises are designed to help bond a group of people together that may not otherwise know much about each other or may not know how to effectively work together. When a group of individuals become a cohesive team they are able to accomplish a lot more than they can as individuals.”

Denise Young presents What to do if You Think Your Child Has Lice posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Whether your concerns were spurred by the dreaded letter from school administrators regarding a reported case of head lice or you’ve noticed that your child seems to be scratching her head excessively, the idea that she could be sporting a few parasitic insects on her head is never a pleasant one.”

David Thompsonn presents What to Do If Your Child Has an Asthma Attack at School posted at Backup Care, saying, “If getting a call from the school nurse can be unnerving, hearing that your child just had an asthma attack at school is downright terrifying.”

Layla Martinez presents 30 Blogs with the Best Ideas for School Snacks posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “School snacks are important for a child. They provide energy and stimulation for the brain that will help your child absorb the lessons they learn throughout the school day.”

Brittany Harris presents How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without Lying with Him posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Have you become a regular in your child’s bed? While the practice of lying with your child to help him get to sleep can be stressful, it’s not as uncommon as you may think.”

Michelle Brown presents 10 iPhone Apps Designed to Alter Your Mood posted at Nanny, saying, “Your moods depend on a wide variety of factors, many of which are effectively out of your control. However, you can alter your mood by using alternative processes that relieve stress, increase your knowledge or simply help you organize your life. While many mood altering practices are expensive, the iPhone has the perfect solution to accommodate your needs.”

David Thompsonn presents How to Keep a Child With Nut Allergies Safe at School posted at Backup Care, saying, “With emerging data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that food allergies have been on the rise since 1997, more parents than ever are facing the scary prospect of sending their children to schools where contact with common food items could mean dangerous or even fatal allergic reactions.”

Brittany Harris presents How to Leverage Your Only Child’s Confidence posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “You’ve seen her. She’s the young girl who is never afraid to express her opinion. Any adult in the room with her is impressed with her sense of self-knowledge and her fearlessness in the face of the unknown.”

Hailey Jones presents 10 Characteristics of an Oldest Child posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Being the oldest child in a family can come with its fair share of enjoyment, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. Sure, the oldest will always be the first child to the parents, and the one that the siblings look up to.”

depression

Ava Love Hanna presents Contemplative Ennui at the Blanton Museum of Art posted at Ava Love Hanna.

emotional issues

Jana presents The Human Addiction To Drama posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Science is pointing more and more to the greatest addiction human’s have~ and that is to their emotions. Here we look at where the addiction occurs in the brain, what it entails and how to start freeing yourself of our individual addiction to certain and specific emotions.”

family

Laura Anderson presents Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Have a Good Player-Coach Relationship posted at eNannySource, saying, “Respect is at the center of the player-coach relationship. With a setting that is based on respectful behavior, all members of a team can thrive. A parent’s role in helping a child to have a good relationship with a coach is one of instruction, encouragement and support. Unless you, the parent, are the one doing the coaching, it’s not possible to control how the coaching is handled.”

Lisa Williams presents What Discipline Strategy is Right for You? posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “When you first bring a new baby home from the hospital, discipline is probably the farthest thing from your mind. As he gets older and begins to assert himself more, however, it becomes apparent that a strong, effective disciplinary strategy is imperative.”

Layla Martinez presents 10 Things to Think About Before Inviting Your Nanny to a Function as a Guest posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Your nanny is an integral part of your household, and of your child’s life. Even if you’re working hard to maintain and establish appropriate boundaries with your private, in-home childcare provider, it often seems like second nature to invite her to celebrations or family gatherings.”

MITCHELL MORRIS presents Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Nanny Over Daycare posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Deciding on the right childcare choice for your family can be a tough decision, and is a choice that is dependent on your family’s individual needs and budget. More and more families these days are choosing nanny care over daycare.”

marriage

Erik Matlock presents The little silver bell posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “After issuing a few challenges for husbands, I posted my own findings. Not many men willing to do what has to be done to make a happy home.”

other

Steve Jackson presents 27 Blogs Highlighting Unique Ways to Decorate Using Paper Lanterns posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Decorating with paper lanterns has become a popular trend over the last five years or so, and many party planners are incorporating paper lanterns in place of balloons to add color and because they don’t deflate over time.”

Cherry Liu presents 20 of the Best Blogs Sharing Craft Projects Made from Recycled Corks posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Whether they’re avid wine connoisseurs or not, many people collect wine corks to use as a decoration in their home. Often these corks are placed in a jar and left on display, however there are many other ways you can use wine corks to decorate.”

Michelle Brown presents 18 Blogs Explaining the Basics of CrossFit posted at Nanny, saying, “The workout craze known as CrossFit was invented in 1995 by Greg Glassman, who then started the fitness company in 2000. Despite the fact that the sport is still in its infancy when compared to other sports, an interest from big time sponsors has helped it explode onto the fitness scene.”

Alaina Moore presents 15 Blogs Featuring Creative Ideas for Making Luminaries posted at aupair.org, saying, “When the holidays roll around many neighborhoods and parks put out luminaries as a festive way to line and light the streets. Some people use them for trick-or-treaters so that they can safely walk up the steps to ring the doorbell.”

David Thompsonn presents The Risks of Buying Used Car Seats posted at Backup Care, saying, “One of the risky items to purchase secondhand is a car seat, a piece of equipment so essential that it must be in place and properly installed before you’ll even be allowed to take your baby home from the hospital.”

John Thomas presents 5 Tips for Asking Your Nanny Boss for a Day Off posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “As a private, in-home childcare provider, you are an integral part of your employer’s system that keeps their home running while they’re away. You’re entrusted with the responsibility of looking after the children in your employers’ family, thus ensuring that they’re able to maintain their own careers in order to provide for the household.”

Jessica Clark presents 10 Kens Famous for Excelling at Unusual Things posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Motivational speakers usually go with a common thread: a success story and a proven determination to succeed in their chosen discipline. Ken Davis, on the other hand, decided to use comedy as his method of delivering inspiration. Through humor, Davis has become one of the most famous motivational speakers in recent decades. He regularly gives motivational seminars and works as a stand-up comedian.”

Brittany Hall presents Job Interview Red Flags Every Nanny Should Know About posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “When you’re interviewing for a nanny job, it can be easy to think that it’s all about you: your experience, your goals, your capabilities.”

Steve Jackson presents 25 Blogs Illustrating Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Home posted at Housekeeping, saying, “When the leaves begin changing and the pumpkins start arriving in the stores it can only mean one thing: it’s time to start decorating your home for fall.”

Paul Latta presents Ode to Joy posted at Each Tiny Moment.

relationships

John Williams presents Establishing Guidelines for Your Live-In Nanny posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “While your live-in nanny is your employee, she’s also a part of your household. That unique mix can make for some challenges in the nanny/parent relationship.”

stress

Sharon Harvey Rosenberg presents Puppy Love, Healthy Hearts | Health, Life & Community | Baptist Health South Florida posted at Health, Life & Community | Baptist Health South Florida, saying, “Fido, the family pet, can help guard your heart from the ill effects of stress, obesity, cardiovascular disease. Scientific studies indicate that pet owners—especially those with dogs—enjoy a number of cardiovascular benefits, including reductions in blood pressure, heart rate and stress levels.”

Bharti presents Simple Easy Life – How to relax at home posted at Simple Easy Life, saying, “Tips and tricks on how to deal with stress and stay relaxed.”

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Welcome to the September 22, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

children

MITCHELL MORRIS presents How to Keep Your Kids From Falling Into the Gender Trap posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “While there certainly are physical differences between boys and girls, perceived gender differences are probably not as significant as many people assume. Most stereotypes that are assumed by society are superficial in nature and harmful to children. Specifically, television shows portray young girls as stylish, sexy and beautiful in adult ways.” Shelby Martin presents 10 Things You Let Your Second Child Do That You’d Never Let Your First Do posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “New parents tend to keep their first-born in a protective bubble. These eldest children often do not get so much as a scratch on them before the age of two. Once parents see that the first child survived and turned out okay, though, they realize they can relax more with their second offspring.” David Thompsonn presents Common Ways Kids Get Injured on the School Playground posted at Backup Care, saying, “When the bell rings and the doors open for recess, kids everywhere make a beeline for their favorite spot on the playground. From swings to monkey bars, the typical school playground features a wide variety of structures and equipment that kids can enjoy a bit of unstructured, active play on to help break up the monotony of the school day.” Olivia Lewiss presents How to Help Your Daughter Cope with Society’s Pressure to Be Thin posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “For generations, American girls have been exposed to unrealistic and even unhealthy images of painfully thin women, and subtly encouraged to fit within a very narrow definition of beauty. While it’s certainly nothing new, this pressure has risen to an unprecedented level in today’s technologically advanced, celebrity-saturated world.” Tim Hall presents 15 Blogs with Advice for Soothing Back-to-School Anxiety posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Following the carefree days of summer, going back to school and getting into a regular routine again is almost always daunting for kids, but for some children it causes overwhelming anxiety. As a parent, you can do a lot when it comes to reducing your child’s stress about going back to school this year.” Jeff Moore presents 10 iPhone Apps for Tracking Your Child’s Whereabouts posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Every parent frets over their child’s whereabouts, wondering where they are and what they’re doing when they’re away from home. However, with the technology available on the iPhone, you can now rest easy. There are a number of apps that, when combined, will mean you always know your child’s whereabouts.” Hailey Jones presents Health Risks Associated with Childhood Obesity posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “From the sedentary lifestyle fostered by television, video games and electronic toy usage to a commercially-produced food landscape that markets sugar and fat-laden products to very young children, obesity has become a problem among even the youngest Americans.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Support Groups for Parents of Kids with Learning Disabilities posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Parenting is never an easy job, but it’s exponentially more difficult for parents whose kids are suffering from learning disabilities. From finding new and inventive ways of helping your child overcome his struggles to getting emotional support when you’re feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of parenting a child with special needs, support groups are great places to locate the help you need.” Laura Anderson presents 4 Ways to Start the School Year off Right posted at eNannySource, saying, “The new school year is upon us and as parents gather all the supplies their child will need to start it off on the right foot, they should also focus their attention on healthy routines that will help everyone stay on track though the entire school year.” Jim Wilson presents 15 Blogs with Fun Kids’ Crafts for Under $10 posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “Crafting is a multi-billion dollar business, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to craft with your kids. Instead of shelling out big bucks for all of the fancy items craft stores carry, try to use things you already have around the house or find items that don’t cost a thing, like sticks, pinecones and recycled containers.” Michelle Brown presents 10 Styles That Are Out for This School Year posted at Nanny, saying, “It’s time for Back to School 2013, so it’s in with the new and out with the old. Last year’s styles are giving way to cool new looks that you and your child are sure to love. But don’t go and throw away last year’s fashions just yet – there may be a way to dress up your old duds to fit in with the new trends.” Jessica Clark presents How to Choose the Right Sport for Your Child posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the past 30 years. In fact, the obesity epidemic has gotten so bad that one out of three children in the U.S. were overweight or obese as of 2010. Obesity does not have to be a lifelong sentence for poor health, however. Playing active sports is a great way for children to stay healthy, make friends and have fun.” John Williams presents How to Get Your Child to Take His Medication posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Whether your child has a medical condition that requires him to regularly take medication or you’re treating a temporary illness, you’re probably aware of the lengths that some kids will go to in order to avoid taking medicine.” Regina Naberhaus presents How to Handle a Camera Shy Child posted at Kidmondo, saying, “Everyone loves seeing pictures of kids who bravely stare the camera lens in the eye calling out, “Cheese!!” and marvels at what hams they are. These children make the photographers’ jobs easy.” Brittany Harris presents Ways to Encourage Your Child to Draw Family Pictures posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Whether you’re looking for insights into your child’s view of her family life or are simply in need of more artwork to adorn the refrigerator, encouraging your child to spend time drawing is important.” Jessica Clark presents How to Teach Your Kids the Basics of Chess posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Moms and dads who enjoy the game of chess are often anxious to teach it to their offspring. It is a wonderful bonding experience, and makes for fond memories and family traditions. A child will look back tenderly on his Sunday afternoon chess matches with Mom or Dad.” Janet Golovine presents 10 Tips for Handling a Child’s First Trip to the Dentist posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “From tantrums to terror, there are a variety of ways your child can react to their first trip to the dentist, and very few of them are favorable if you’re not prepared.” Regina Naberhaus presents Tips for Capturing Milestones on Video posted at Kidmondo, saying, “Whether you are a new parent or raising your own Brady Bunch, every time your baby reaches a new milestone it’s a cause for celebration and documentation.”

emotional issues

Diane Mottl, MSW presents Embracing ourselves with love… posted at Being Truly Present, saying, “How do we know if our boundaries have become impenetrable walls? Do our walls help or hinder us? When we are feeling vulnerable or raw do our walls…”

family

Denise Young presents 21 of the Best Blogs Helping You Organize Your Closet posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “No matter how big your closet is, you probably wish it was bigger, however do you really use all of the stuff you have crammed inside of it? Sometimes it’s hard to part with clothes and accessories that you’ve spent money on, and easier to simply continue cramming more stuff in your closet. Believe it or not, though, you will actually feel better once you clean out and organize your closet.” Laura Anderson presents Why Parents Shouldn’t Settle for a Nanny posted at eNannySource, saying, “Making the decision to include a full-time childcare provider in your household is an important one. Unfortunately, the process of interviewing, vetting and finding the perfect nanny is rarely a walk in the park. When the clock is ticking and you simply have to find a childcare provider, it’s tempting to settle for the closest approximation to what you’re looking for in order to get things moving.” Steve Jackson presents 25 of the Best Blogs for Decorating Pumpkins for Fall posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Many families make going to the pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect pumpkin part of their fall tradition. If your family does this, do you decide on the design that you are going to carve before you go pick out your pumpkin or after you’ve picked out the pumpkin that “speaks” to you at the patch? However you go about picking the perfect pumpkin, decorating pumpkins with your family can be a lot of fun.” Shelby Martin presents What Should You Do if Your Nanny is Caught Lying posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “As a parent, it is vital that you trust the person that will be in charge of your child’s well-being. However, in some instances, you may find that your nanny or childcare professional has lied to you.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Reasons Why Parents and Kids Should Exercise Together posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “With childhood obesity rates on the rise and more kids than ever experiencing what were once considered adult health problems, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the sedentary lifestyle promoted by a glut of video games, television and electronic entertainment that is frequently paired with a fast food-centric diet is taking its toll on even the youngest members of the population.” Arianna Lee presents Should You Nanny for a Single Parent? posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “When you’re looking for a nanny position, finding a family that meets your style and needs is no easy feat. One of the things you should look at is the make-up of the family. More and more, single parents are turning to nannies for help.”

marriage

Brittany Harris presents Managing Marital Stress Related to Childcare Breakdowns posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Parents who’ve needed childcare know just how crucial it is to find dependable and excellent care. It can take weeks — or even months — to wade through what seems like countless applications, interviews or phone calls before you find the right one. If the process of simply finding a competent caregiver is stressful, how stressful can it be when a trusted caregiver is no longer available? As it turns out, it can be extremely stressful, and in more ways than one might imagine.”

other

Cherry Liu presents 15 Blogs with Instructions for a DIY Desk posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Making your own desk allows you to customize it to fit your lifestyle and your preferences. Just about anything can be turned into a desk with a little creativity and know-how, and desks are as varied as the jobs we work while sitting at them.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » Risks of Buying Expired Pet Food posted at aupair.org, saying, “Feeding a pet, especially a larger breed, can be a fairly expensive undertaking, and is an area that many pet owners try to cut corners in while still providing a reasonable level of quality and nutrition.” emilynolin presents More Meditation, Less Insanity posted at emilynolin. Jana presents How To Find Balance Between Listening to Yourself and Not Being Led By Your Emotions posted at Inspire.fm, saying, “Intuition is a wonderful tool that all of us have and that really comes out when we start expressing and exhausting our emotions in a healthy way. But how do we know if we are listening/following our intuition or being led by our emotions? Here is how you can tell the difference.” Caleb Hill presents 10 Reasons to Consider Shopping the Consignment Shops posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Whether you’re looking for a few new pieces or an entirely new wardrobe, clothing that looks great and fits beautifully is rarely cheap. Still, there is a source of gently-used clothing that you may not have previously considered, and that’s the local consignment shop.” Sarah Bernstein presents Meditation Schmeditation – posted at YourZenFriend, saying, “A funny, encouraging look at my meditation practice” Jim Jones presents For Increased Career Satisfaction, Identify Your Purpose posted at Critical Financial, saying, “What is it you want out of life, identify your purpose and it will become clear!” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights on Competitive Activities with the author of Playing to Win Dr. Hilary Levey Friedman posted at eNannySource. Jocelyn Scott presents How to Reject a Nanny Applicant Gracefully posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “Unless you live in a city where there are far more families in need of quality in-home childcare providers than there are available nannies, you’re likely to find yourself bombarded with applicants the moment you post a job listing.” Jim Wilson presents 30 Blogs with Creative Ideas for Throwing a Candy Land Themed Party | Babysitters posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “The board game Candy Land has been a favorite among kids and parents alike for decades. The game, which was invented in 1945, combines two things every child loves: lots of colors and lots of candy.” Tim Hall presents 15 Blogs Sharing Tips for Packing a College Care Package posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “College students moving away from home for the first time will experience a number of challenges. Some will have to find a way to live on a budget for the first time in their lives. Many will find that they now have to learn how to manage both their money and their time.”

relationships

Caleb Hill presents Ways to Say Thanks to Your Nanny Besides Giving Her a Raise posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “If you’re lucky enough to have an amazing nanny, you likely want to do whatever you can to keep her happy in her job. The best way to do that is to show your genuine appreciation for all her hard work. Traditionally, giving a raise is the way employers says thank you to their caregiver, however, that isn’t always a realistic option in today’s economy.” emilynolin presents Writing People Off posted at emilynolin. Veronica Dasher presents I Love You, But I Love Me More — Smooching Frogs posted at Smooching Frogs. Teri Jones presents 25 Blogs with the Best Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Divorce posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Divorce is a difficult time for everyone involved, but kids especially feel the brunt of the fallout. They don’t understand what’s happening and, more often than not, are powerless to do anything about it. While it is understandable that this is an extremely emotional time in your life, it is up to you to look after your children’s emotional wellbeing.” Lisa Williams presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips on Helping Siblings to Get Along posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Sibling rivalry is an age old problem for parents. The constant fights and petty squabbling can be enough to drive you insane but, short of divorcing your battling kids, you’re stuck with them. If only you could help them see the error of their ways and get along, life would become so much more peaceful for everyone.” Carter White presents How to Get Siblings to Sleep in the Same Room posted at Babysitting, saying, “Any parent of two or more children who share a bedroom will probably be very familiar with the issue of sibling rivalry. Although sharing a bedroom seems like a great way to encourage kids to develop stronger relationships, room-sharing can easily become a fiasco due to more confined living quarters, lack of personal space and arguments over the delegation of janitorial tasks and the positioning of personal items.”

social anxiety

emilynolin presents Why It’s Cool To Have Haters posted at emilynolin. Matt Barnett presents Are you Open for Business? – Matt Barnett – Expert in Personal Change posted at Matt Barnett – Expert in Personal Change, saying, “What are your business housrs? do you work 24 x 7 without a minute to yourself? Maybe there is a lesson to be had from the High street. Perhaps its time too turn the shop sign to ‘closed’ if only for a moment” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the September 15, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

anger

Kevin Giffin presents 8 Ways to Help Your Kids Deal With Bullies on the Bus posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Bullies tend to strike when kids are at their most vulnerable, which often happens when they’re separated from adult supervision; in other words, the school bus is a prime location for bullying to happen. But if your kids ride the bus, they don’t need to live in fear.”

children

David Thompsonn presents How to Help Your Kids Deal With the Death of a Pet posted at Backup Care, saying, “Coping with the death of a pet — and the mess of feelings that comes with it — is one of the tougher parts of growing up. These feelings can be hard for everybody in the family, but they’re especially tough for young children. Children see pets as close friends and extensions of the family unit, and they have a great deal of importance in their lives.” Arianna Lee presents How to Make Sure Your Kid Has a Great Playdate posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “The two most important rules for children’s play dates are to keep activities age appropriate and to always have a back-up plan. With these two suggestions in mind, play dates can be fun for both children and parents alike.” Carter White presents 24 Blogs with Easy to Make Nature Crafts for Kids posted at Babysitting, saying, “Nature-themed craft projects are a great way to engage the kids and teach them a little about the world around them. Instead of sacrificing another day to the TV or computer, take the kids on a nature walk one afternoon and have them collect different twigs, leaves, flowers and rocks that they find.” Layla Martinez presents 7 Tips for Getting Your Toddler to Take a Nap posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Toddlers usually switch from two naps a day to one around 18 months, but just because they’re taking fewer naps doesn’t mean those naps aren’t helping. Dr. Jodi Mindell says that toddlers are going through “a marathon of development,” and that quality rest is “the only way they can restore themselves and keep up the pace.”” Jeff Moore presents Ways to Avoid Bathtime Battles posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Even the sweetest of kids can turn into a raging screamer after seeing a tub filled with water, and most parents don’t understand why their children feel that way. Kids, however, can despise cleaning up after a long day because of everything from the temperature of the water to the slipperiness of the tub and even the lack of fun they have in the water.” Shelby Martin presents How to Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “With school starting, you can expect that there’s going to be a certain amount of chaos going on, from getting school supplies to enrolling in extracurricular activities to dealing with your child’s emotions about returning to school.” Denise Thompson presents Is Your Child Ready for Music Lessons? posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “One of the most obvious benefits is that music helps develop creativity. Another lesser known advantage is that it helps children with mathematics. Several studies published in Scientific American have shown that learning to play music stimulates the same areas of the brain that are used in mathematical processing.” Steve Jackson presents 30 Blogs Sharing Party Plans for Spooky Halloween Fun posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Make this the year that you finally throw that killer Halloween bash! You’ll need to start planning early, and you’ll want to mail out your invitations at least two weeks before the party to ensure the majority of your guests can come.” Carter White presents Top 10 Reasons Siblings Fight and How to Stop Them posted at Babysitting, saying, “Fights between siblings are so common they are practically a rite of passage of growing up. Even the most well-behaved children fight from time to time, and the fights are often over the silliest things.” Lisa Jackson presents When Should You Let Your Daughter Wear Makeup posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “When girls are toddlers, they think makeup is a toy or something to eat. As preschoolers, they might create a “kiss” impression with their lips while trying to apply makeup like mommy. When they hit puberty, they become more aware and self-conscious of their bodies and what others might think of them, and may start showing a genuine interest in wearing makeup.” Regina Naberhaus presents Ways to Get Your Children to Pose Together in Photos posted at Kidmondo, saying, “As any parent, nanny or childcare professional knows, it’s almost impossible to get small children to do what you want, when you want. Threats never work, either. The “do it or else!” approach when trying to keep the kids under control tends to backfire pretty quickly. Parents will tell you that their child will do the exact opposite of what they want, even/especially in important situations, like getting a photo of an older sibling holding a younger for your newborn’s baby book.” Jessica Clark presents Reasons Kids Benefit from Playing Team Sports posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Team sports can be traced all the way back to the Native Americans, with the first organized collegiate sport between young men starting in the 1850s between Harvard and Yale. Since then, athletics have become a way of life and an integral part of growing up.”

emotional issues

Jana presents 3 Daily Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Abundance posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Life can be easier if we could ‘train’ our brains to pick out the bits of information that we want to experience in life, such as more love, more peace and abundance, out of the billions of bits that are available. Here are ways to rewire your neural pathways for more abundance.” Shelby Martin presents 20 Blogs Explaining How to Have a Successful School Picture Day posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “School picture day is often met with a certain love/hate sentiment. Some people love to get dressed up and get their picture taken, while others hate picture day with a passion. For those people that love picture day, these tips may help them love it just a little bit more; for those that hate it, the tips offered in these posts may make the day a little more bearable.”

family

Kevin Giffin presents 18 Blogs Helping You Be a Good Sports Parent posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “It can be easy to let your competitive nature come out during a youth sporting event, however this behavior can teach your kids all the wrong things about sportsmanship.” Teri Jones presents How to Avoid Common Problems When Grandma Provides Childcare posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “For many families, Grandma is the first childcare choice. Parents love the idea of a family member whom they know and trust caring for the kids. But there are challenges that automatically come with this childcare option. Here are some questions parents should think about before having Grandma care for their kids.” Lisa Williams presents 5 Tips for Nannies Hosting Their First Playdate posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Hosting a playdate may be your own idea or that of your employers, but either way it’s a fun and exciting way to help kids socialize and provide a break from your daily routine.” Olivia Lewiss presents 25 Blogs with Menu Planning Tips for Busy Moms posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Between taking care of the house, the kids, and all of the other tasks that fall to mom, sometimes there’s just not enough energy left to fix dinner. It doesn’t have to be that way, though.” Sharon Moore presents Sensitive Topics Parents Should Ask About in the Interview posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “he information you need to know in order to make the best decision isn’t the same type of information you need to know when hiring a housekeeper or a secretary. The person you hire as your nanny will be caring for and influencing your child.” Dan Robinson presents 24 Blogs with Great Ideas for Fun Fall Activities for the Family posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “As the temperatures turn crisp and the leaves start begin to change colors, your thoughts are likely shifting toward fun fall activities you can do with your family.”

marriage

Erik Matlock presents The results are predictable posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “I might be getting more obnoxious in my writing. Found solid truth for making marriage stronger and I am just going to run with it. Anyone smart enough to listen gets to join me on this journey. Thanks”

other

Jon Rhodes presents Lose Weight By Skipping Breakfast? posted at Free Hypnosis, saying, “Is it REALLY true that we must eat breakfast in order to lose weight?” ebele presents Work or play? posted at Street-side convos, saying, “A challenging read even for me the writer getting us to think seriously about committing to creative mastery and living that life that we know within us that we can.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 21 Blogs with the Best Tips for Breaking a Sugar Addiction posted at aupair.org, saying, “According to a study in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, sugar releases euphoric endorphins similar in nature to drugs that are commonly abused in some people’s brains. These endorphins make you feel good, and when the feeling goes away you crave more.” Sydney Bell presents 10 iPhone Apps That Will Help You Draft Your Fantasy Football Team posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “For more casual football fans, there are low-key pick’em contest pools held in every office and sports bar across the country. When your love for football is so great that it can’t be contained by an office pool with amateur participants, however, there’s always fantasy football.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Quotes from Men Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers. Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Artists Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Visual art is a highly subjective medium, which is why so many practitioners of the craft go to their graves having never achieved a high level of notoriety. Every once in a while, though, artists come along whose work speaks to the masses.” Michelle Brown presents 18 Blogs Highlighting the Best Nail Art Designs for Fall posted at Nanny, saying, “Just like a ring or a necklace, nails can be an accessory to your look. It doesn’t matter if you have real or artificial nails, how you decorate them says a lot about your personality. You don’t have to be an artist to achieve fashionable nail art.” Sydney Bell presents 10 Voice Altering iPhone Apps posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Don’t you think being stuck with the same old voice gets a little boring from time to time? Well, there’s no reason that you can’t change it, even if only for a little while. There are thousands of voice altering apps available for the iPhone that allow you to transform your voice so that you sound like a robot, spooky ghost, guitar and much more.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents How to Dress for Your Baby Bump posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Being pregnant brings many challenges to a woman’s life. Moms-to-be have to deal with more than just a baby bump. During pregnancy, the body changes in a variety of ways. The belly grows, the breasts enlarge, joints loosen and feet become larger. All of these changes can make choosing clothing seem like a daunting task.” Laura Anderson presents A Conversation With Elizabeth Hawksworth on Overweight Nannies posted at eNannySource.

relationships

Denise Thompson presents How to Talk to Your Children When You Get Divorced posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Getting through a divorce can be challenging, but it becomes even more strenuous when there are children involved. Although parents deal with plenty of emotional and mental turmoil in most cases, children often need additional comfort and guidance to properly deal with the emotions they are feeling.”

stress

Joshua Tilghman presents Stage 2 of Going Within: Meditation Beyond Concentration posted at The Spirit of the Scripture. Shelby Martin presents Easy Ways for Busy Moms to Take Care of Themselves posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Fulfilling the role of mom is arguably one of the most difficult jobs out there, but it is also one that is equally as rewarding as it is demanding. With each new day comes dozens of problems to fix, hurts to help heal, opportunities to teach and needs to meet. During all of this hustle and bustle, it can be a challenge for a mom to find time to meet her own needs for relaxation and rest.” Jeff Moore presents Signs of Stress in Toddlers (and How to Deal With It) posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Many toddlers and young children around the world face stress every day, and their anxiety sometimes goes unnoticed by the people who care the most.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the September 8, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

anger

Lisa Williams presents 7 Parenting Solutions for Boys With Bad Tempers posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Anger is a natural human emotion, and the issue of handling it is one that all children and their parents must face eventually.”

children

Kevin Giffin presents 7 Tips for Helping Kids Beat the Back-to-School Blues posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Every August, millions of kids trudge to the bus stop in the early morning hours, dragging backpacks and lunch boxes and saying goodbye to summer vacation.” David Thompsonn presents 10 of the Most Common Food Allergies in Kids posted at Backup Care, saying, “When it comes to kids’ health, food allergies are certainly nothing to sneeze at. While many food sensitivities and allergies cause little more than discomfort, itching or hives, there are those that can have potentially lethal implications. Before introducing new foods into a child’s diet, it’s wise to have a reasonable understanding of common food allergens and know the signs of an allergic reaction.” Shelby Martin presents How to Find the Right Tutor for Your Child posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “It can be painful to watch your child struggle through a particular concept or unit in school. Whether it is difficulty in understanding long division, struggling with standard English grammar rules or anything in between, there is only so much that teachers and parents alike can do.” Dan Robinson presents How to Survive a Layover with Young Kids posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Traveling with your kids can be a fun and rewarding experience, and provide you with a treasure trove of memories that you’ll be able to recall with fondness later. It can also be a harrowing, frustrating experience if you’re not properly prepared, though. Sometimes a layover is unavoidable, but the lack of a direct flight doesn’t have to be the kiss of death for your family trip. These tips can help you not only survive a long layover with little ones, but perhaps even have a bit of fun.” Janet Golovine presents 15 Blogs with Alternatives to Yelling at Your Kids posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “When your kids are acting out, do you resort to yelling? Many people who were brought up being yelled at tend to yell at their own family members. This observation alone should alert you to the long-lasting consequences of yelling at your kids.” Brittany Harris presents How to Keep Your Kids From Becoming Addicted to Technology posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “It’s impossible to keep children from interacting with all manner of screens today: TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones have permeated society. Screen time exposure is higher than ever for today’s little ones, especially when so many parents model that behavior.” Shelby Martin presents How to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Transitioning into a new situation can be difficult for any child, but it can especially be hard for a child who is highly sensitive. Trying to transition your young child into a new school can be a particularly challenging event.” Carter White presents 27 of the Greatest Blogs with Ideas for Planning the Perfect Back-to-School Party posted at Babysitting, saying, “When summer ends and school begins again, there are a variety of responses you can expect from both parents and children. Parents are usually excited for the kids to go back to school and to establish a more consistent routine again. Kids, however, typically have mixed feelings about going back.” Jessica Clark presents What to Do if Your Young One Develops a Swearing Problem posted at Kenney Myers, saying, ““Little pitchers have big ears.” Almost every parent knows this phrase and exactly what it means: You should always be careful what you say around your children, because they hear, understand and repeat more than you could imagine.” Caleb Hill presents 18 Blogs with Strategies for Using Positive Reinforcements with Your Kids posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “It’s not unusual for parents to resort to using negative consequences to curb bad behavior, however relying on these tactics will not produce the same results as if you were using positive reinforcements.” Brittany Harris presents 24 Blogs Sharing Tips for Goal Setting for the Coming School Year posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “This quote by Basil Walsh really pinpoints the importance of setting goals. If your children neglect to set goals for the coming school year, they will be just aimlessly floating through their lessons. By helping your child set goals you are not only teaching him an important skill that he will use the rest of his life, but you are helping him create a tool by which to steer his life.” Hailey Jones presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help Monitor Kid’s Screen Time posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “The world of technology is always expanding, bringing new and exciting opportunities for parents and their children. While most youngsters won’t have a smartphone of their own, the iPhone is such a kid-friendly and fun device that parents who own them tend to find themselves handing their phones over more often than they’d like.” Denise Thompson presents Is Your Child Ready to Play Sports? posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “When it comes to signing your child up for a sports team, it’s natural to feel a bit of trepidation while they’re still young. While you do not want your child to be behind the other children in terms of skills, you may wonder if your child is ready to devote the time and effort it takes to learn a sport and to be a part of a team.” Jim Wilson presents How to Choose the Right Cell Phone for Your Child | Babysitters posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “While the idea of having a cell phone in elementary school was about as far-fetched as landing on the moon for today’s parents, there’s no denying the fact that technology has evolved at a rapid enough pace to make that situation a very feasible one for kids just a generation later.” Diego Brown presents How to Calm Back to School Jitters posted at National Nannies, saying, “Whether your child is entering kindergarten as a first-time student or preparing for the first day of his senior year, the first day of school is no laughing matter.” Regina Naberhaus presents Capturing How Your Child Changes with a Photo a Day posted at Kidmondo, saying, “When it comes to parenting, few things are predictable. One thing that you can be sure of, however, is that your child will grow faster than you ever imagined. Capturing each and every moment in her development may not be feasible, but you can make a beautiful log of her growth from day to day.” John Williams presents 20 of the Best Blogs Highlighting First Day of School Traditions posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Instituting a back-to-school tradition can help get everyone excited about the changes a new school year brings.” Denise Young presents 24 Blogs Illustrating Quick Back-to-School Hairstyles for Girls posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “The beginning of a new school year signals a fresh start, and gives you the chance to completely reinvent your look. You may have assembled the perfect outfit for the first day, but have you figured out a complimentary way to style your hair?”

emotional issues

David Thompsonn presents Helping Your Kids Deal With the Death of a Family Member posted at Backup Care, saying, “Losing a family member is hard at any age; however, children often lack the life experience that adults rely on for developing the coping skills to get them through this difficult time. When a child loses a loved one, he can experience a variety of emotions that may range from confusion to anger.”

family

MITCHELL MORRIS presents How Nannies Can Welcome Visits from Grandparents posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “While visits from grandparents are a wonderful time for families, they can also be stressful. Nannies can be a huge asset to families when the grandparents come to visit. A nanny can pave the way for an enjoyable visit that will keep the family connected and the grandparents coming back. Here are some of the advantages she can provide when Grandma and Grandpa come to town.” Sharon Moore presents 5 Ways to Deal with Difficult Parents posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Spending your days caring for kids, playing games, making art projects and helping little ones reach developmental milestones is a rewarding and exciting career path. It can also be fraught with difficulty and misunderstandings when you’re employed by a particularly complicated set of parents, though.” Isabella Harriss presents 5 Ways Movie Reviews Are Helpful to Parents posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “Summer may be the season for big-budget blockbusters, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t attractive and exciting features being released throughout the season that are sure to capture kids’ attention.”

other

Steve Jackson presents 28 Blogs Sharing Quick and Easy Tips for Organizing Your Kitchen posted at Housekeeping, saying, “The kitchen is commonly referred to as the heart of the home, so it’s no surprise that people spend a lot of time and money making it a room where people want to congregate. It’s a room where families gather, cook together and eat together, and because of that high traffic it’s easy for it to become a disorganized mess.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 30 of the Best Blogs for New Vegetarians posted at aupair.org, saying, “Making the decision to become a vegetarian means entering into an entirely new world, one where you are likely feeling out of your depth and starting from the bottom. You will make mistakes on your journey, but, with a little help, you will find your feet. Don’t give up at the first hurdle if you run into difficulties. You will find that those who have gone before you are more than willing to guide your course.” Shelby Martin presents 7 Smart Ways Nannies Can Avoid Injury on the Job posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Working as a nanny means always being busy. You spend your days wrangling kids, sometimes several of them, and it can seem like you never stop moving. Activities, play dates, housework, cooking: there’s always something going on and something else to do.” Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs to Follow if You’re Looking for Great Book Reviews posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “You can never judge a book by its cover, nor can you read the entire thing while loitering in the bookstore. It is frowned upon in most stores, and liable to get you ejected from some. However, ill-chosen books are likely to become nothing more than a door stop before being relegated to a box in the next available yard sale.” Jon Rhodes presents How Can Hypnosis Help You Quit Smoking? posted at Free Hypnotherapy, saying, “This article explains how hypnotherapy can help you quit smoking. There is also a free full audio session for you to try right now!” Dan Robinson presents How Culture Affects Caregiving Style posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “As with so many things, the way that a childcare provider or parent approaches the task of caring for a child is often largely shaped by cultural influences. When parents come from disparate cultures or hire a childcare provider who’s own cultural background is dramatically different from their own, misunderstandings and disagreements can be commonplace.” Sydney Bell presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps For Monitoring Your Stock Options posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Managing your investments can feel like a full-time job, especially in an economic climate that’s still struggling to rebound and that’s fraught with uncertainty. Thankfully, the mobile device in your pocket can prove to be a valuable investment on its own, and can be a powerful financial planning and investment management tool. These 10 apps can transform your iPhone from a mobile device into your own personal stock analyst, making a real difference in the way that you keep up with your stock options.”

relationships

emilynolin presents The Best Laid(y) Plans posted at emilynolin. Don presents Giving and Receiving Praise posted at Breath of Optimism, saying, “Giving and receiving praise is important in the health of a relationship. Here are some tips to get you started on your path to self improvement.”

social anxiety

Jana presents MotivationMy: Bitterness, grudges and resentments: Your motivation for success? posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Success is an idea that many people subscribe to, but the motivation behind the desire for success has a direct impact on the amount of ‘success’ we experience. Here we look at the different motivations for success, and which ones are more beneficial and lead to joy and satisfaction.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “There comes a point in every child’s life when she’s forced to face the world without the parents she depends upon so fiercely. While painful for everyone involved, this rite of passage is an essential one along the road to a healthy, independent adulthood.”

stress

Joshua Tilghman presents Concentration: The Prerequisite of Meditation posted at The Spirit of the Scripture, saying, “I hope this article is a good fit for your carnival. Thanks for looking either way!” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the September 1, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

 

children

Brittany Harris presents 10 Things to Think About Before Installing a Play Set posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Keeping kids moving and encouraging active play in a world awash in technologically-advanced toys that foster sedentary diversion isn’t always easy, which is one of the reasons why installing an outdoor play set is so appealing to many parents. From relatively inexpensive swing sets available through big box retailers to enormous, elaborate wooden play structures, there’s no lack of options in the play set market.” Jeff Moore presents 5 Food Ingredients to Avoid Giving Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Most people don’t think about the finer ingredients of the food they eat, but — surprise, surprise — many of those ingredients can be considered poisonous.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 9 Tips for Helping Your Kids Adjust to a New Baby posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Getting ready for a second child (or third, or more) means going back into high-gear prep mode: stocking up on baby clothes, setting up a nursery, going through all the hospital visits, etc. In all that activity, it can be surprisingly easy to overlook one of the most important parts of your life: your other children. Whether you’ve only got one other child at home or you’re juggling two or more children, it takes some real work and planning to help an older sibling adjust to a new baby.” Kevin Giffin presents 20 Blogs Sharing Clever Ideas for First Day of School Pictures posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “With the first day of school looming right around the corner, you likely have a laundry list of things you need to accomplish. While many of these tasks are necessary, one of the more fun things to check off is documenting your little one’s first day back in the classroom.” Carter White presents 6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Avid Readers posted at Babysitting, saying, “All parents want their children to be a good readers, but it can be tough to know exactly how to make it happen. Independent reading can significantly help when it comes to academic success, but actually getting your kid to read can be a challenge.” Jessica Clark presents 18 of the Best Blogs for Helping Kids Find Their Passion posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “There has been much talk about helping kids find their passion so that they can live a full life, but how do you help your kids find that spark? As a parent you can open the door to experiences and opportunities.” Regina Naberhaus presents Writing a Welcome Letter to Your Baby to Include in Your Baby Book posted at Kidmondo, saying, “A baby book isn’t just a keepsake for recording a child’s milestones. It’s also a place to record your own feelings along the way, from hopes and fears to celebrations and major life changes. One way to make it feel like a special story for your little one is to write a welcome letter for your baby to include in your baby book.” Tim Hall presents 25 Blogs with Fun Back-to-School Crafts for the Kids posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “With the school year starting it’s time to focus on ways to make the new school year fun. One way to do this is by packing the final hours of summer with creative back-to-school craft projects.” Jessica Clark presents How to Foster Good Sportsmanship in Your Kids posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Participation in group sports has a wide range of benefits for kids, from teaching them valuable teamwork skills to encouraging physical fitness and active play.” David Thompsonn presents 21 Blogs with Inspirational Ways to Teach Your Kids to Pay it Forward posted at Backup Care, saying, “The phrase “pay it forward” is one that is used when a person does something nice for another person after they themselves have received a random act of kindness.”

depression

Charlie Wood presents Self-acceptance is the key to a happy life posted at Charles Woodway, saying, “Self-acceptance leads to a happier life.”

emotional issues

Tony Regan presents Identity Theft… posted at Tony’s Reviews, saying, “My experience with a loss of self identity through the casual day to day behaviors we call life.”

other

Arianna Lee presents What to Do if You Get a Flat Tire with the Kids in the Car posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “There’s never a convenient time for a flat tire, but the situation seems even more stressful when you have a car full of children. Managing this particularly difficult situation doesn’t have to be impossible, though. There are a few things you can do to lessen the strain on both you and the little ones in tow while you’re handling this common, minor crisis.” Olivia Lewiss presents 18 of the Best Blogs with Makeup Tips for the Busy Mom posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Makeup has the power to make a woman feel better about herself, even on days she feels her worst, and the old saying about when you look good you feel good holds some merit. Busy moms, however, can barely find the time to savor a cup of coffee in the morning, much less put any makeup on.” Denise Young presents 10 Foods That Are Easy to Make and Taste Better Homemade posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “When faced with the choice between making foods from scratch or opting for pre-packaged convenience, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that you’re sacrificing your health to a small degree for a large measure of convenience.” John Williams presents 28 Blogs with Organizational Tips for a Stress-Free First Day of School posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Summertime lends itself to lazy days of going to bed late and sleeping in, but those days never last, and before you know it the first day of school will be right around the corner. School mornings can be stressful and hectic if you are not organized and prepared, however, there are strategies you can employ that will keep your mornings calm and efficient.” Lisa Williams presents 10 Things Nannies Should Never Wear to Work posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Working as a childcare provider is rewarding and exciting work, but it also comes with its share of challenges. One of them is figuring out how to dress appropriately, especially if you’re new to the career field.” Sydney Bell presents 7 Caffeine Substitutes for a Healthy Jump-Start posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Everybody loves that first cup of coffee in the morning, but that always leads to the inevitable crash a couple hours later. Plus there’s the way that excessive caffeine use can increase your sensitivity to headaches and make for a headache of its own should you find yourself going through withdrawal.” David Thompsonn presents 10 Peanut Free School Lunch Ideas posted at Backup Care, saying, “Whether your child suffers from a peanut allergy or attends a peanut free school, finding alternatives for school lunches that contain no peanut products can, at first blush, be a challenge. With a bit of forethought, however, you will find that skipping the peanuts is easier than you may have initially thought.” Cherry Liu presents 10 Rules for First Time Housesitters posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Housesitting can be a financially feasible way of experiencing a new city while helping someone in need, or a way to provide someone you know with assistance while they’re traveling. It can also be a difficult situation if you don’t know what to expect and aren’t adhering to some basic rules of conduct.” Alaina Moore presents 18 Blogs Highlighting Back-to-School Fashion Trends for the Budget Conscious posted at aupair.org, saying, “It can be expensive to stay on point with the changing trends, but that doesn’t mean you’re destined to have an empty pocketbook to keep your kids in fashion. In fact, saving money on back-to-school fashions can be done quite easily with a few tips and tricks. You can find high-end looks at lower prices in local department stores, and by mixing a few trendy pieces with staples you already have on hand your child can be stylish without you spending a fortune.” Brittany Hall presents 7 Tough Questions Parents Should Ask Nannies posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “Hiring the right nanny for your family means doing your homework. It means checking references, comparing work histories and conducting multiple interviews. But getting to the heart of the matter means asking the kinds of tough questions that force someone applying for a nanny job to give honest, thorough, revealing answers.” Daniel Long presents 15 Blogs with Relaxation Tips for Busy Moms | Hire a Nanny posted at hireananny.com, saying, “Moms are busy from sun up to sun down. From the time you wake up, you’re usually crossing one thing or another off your to-do list, waking up the kids and getting them fed and off to school. It doesn’t stop there, though. Once the kids are gone you have limited time to accomplish the things you need to, whether it’s work, errands or both.” Dan Robinson presents 10 iPhone Apps with the Best Translation Tools posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “People can connect with friends and learn of news from across the globe in seconds, from anywhere and at any time. With the onset of social networking, many people find themselves with acquaintances from all over the world.” Jim Wilson presents 6 Alternatives to a Traditional First Birthday Cake | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “A child diving into her first birthday cake is an iconic childhood image, but it’s also one that many of today’s parents would rather avoid. The introduction of sugars, processed foods and chemical additives is a situation that many parents would like to put off for as long as possible, but the idea of depriving their child of a first birthday cake seems unreasonably cruel.”

relationships

Denise Thompson presents 6 Tips for Single Dads With Adolescent Daughters posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “The teenage years can be tumultuous and overwhelming for girls, and difficult for their parents as well. A single father of a teenage daughter may feel overwhelmed and under-skilled for the task of parenting alone.”

social anxiety

Rosemary presents 5 Easy Steps to Overcome Fear | Loving Plan B posted at Loving Plan B. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the August 25, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

Shelby Martin presents Ways to Encourage Your Nanny to Stay Long Term posted at GoNannies.com Blog. Shelby Martin presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help Kids Manage Homework posted at Become A Nanny. Janet Golovine presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help Kids Manage Homework posted at Become A Nanny. Jessica Clark presents How to Survive Sharing a Vacation Home With Another Family posted at Kenney Myers. Caleb Hill presents 10 Ways Dads Can Build Their Daughter’s Self-Esteem posted at Nanny Classifieds. Denise Young presents 10 Ways Dads Can Build Their Daughter’s Self-Esteem posted at Nanny Classifieds. Denise Young presents How to Get Over a Bad Hair Cut posted at Au Pair Care. John Williams presents 20 Blogs with the Best Tips for New Middle Schoolers posted at Live-In Nanny. Carter White presents 10 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to Wearing Glasses posted at Babysitting, saying, “Many common vision problems are easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses, leaving the patient in question with improved sight and better equipped to take on the world.” Brittany Harris presents Tips for Ending Toddler Bedtime Battles posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “No matter how much you adore the child that you are taking care of, the toddler’s bedtime will probably represent some much-needed time to yourself after a long day of taking care of someone else.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 15 Blogs with Creative Ways to Reuse and Recycle Outgrown Nursery Furniture posted at Newborn Care. Jim Wilson presents How to Foster a Positive Body Image in Your Teen | Babysitters posted at Babysitters. Pa Ul presents Because of you – I was changed for the better posted at Pa Ul. Kevin Giffin presents 7 Great Rainy Day Activities Nannies Can Do With the Kids posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Entertaining little ones on a rainy, dreary day isn’t always easy, but there are plenty of things for nannies to do with their charges when it isn’t too pretty outside. These rainy day activities can be done with practically any age group, will likely be enjoyed by both the kids and the nanny, and can have other benefits than just entertainment, such as helping the kids learn or get creative.” Tim Hall presents 30 of the Best Blogs for Summer Grilling Recipes posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “There has to be more to summer grilling than steaks, ribs, sausages and shrimp. Right? There is a common misconception that grilled food is no-fuss, simple and boring. However, once you have seen the recipes in these 30 blogs, your entire perspective on summer grilling will change forever. So dig in, and learn how to become the best grill jockey in town.” Jeff Moore presents 15 Blogs with the Best Tips for Training Your Teenage Driver posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Thinking about teaching your teen to drive might be giving you anxiety attacks, but with some careful planning and preparation it doesn’t have to. To help make the process a smoother one, it’s a good idea to start talking to your child about driving well before he’s ready to get behind the wheel.” Steve Jackson presents How to Create a Reading Nook for Your Child posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Fostering a love of reading is effectively giving your child a gift that will last a lifetime. With a book in hand, your child can take grand adventures without ever leaving the safety of her own space, learn about the world around her and develop crucial comprehension and cognitive skills. Providing your little one with a cozy, comfortable space dedicated to spending time with books is a great way to influence and encourage her to read, and doesn’t have to be a major project requiring a large line of credit.” Steve Jackson presents 20 Blogs with Tips for Organizing your Kids’ Closet before Sending Them Back to School posted at Housekeeping, saying, “While it may seem like summer vacation just started, it’s already time to think about getting the kids ready to go back to school. One way to get your kids ready is by organizing their closets. Organizing their closets will help you assess what your kids will be able to use going into the new school year and what needs to be replaced when you go back-to-school shopping. These 20 blogs will help you sort through clothes and figure out how to best organize everything.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Things to Bring With You When Vacationing with Kids posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Traveling with your kids is something every parent should experience. You’ll make treasured memories as a family, have new and exciting experiences and be able to spend the quality time together that you may be missing in the hectic pace of today’s world. Taking a trip of any length will always require a bit of advance planning to help things run smoothly, but vacationing with kids is a different ballgame entirely. You will need to bring things along to keep everyone safe, help manage time effectively and keep everyone occupied during downtime.” Dan Robinson presents 30 of the Best Blogs for Vegan Eating posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Some people describe being a vegan as a lifestyle, rather than a dietary choice. And, in a sense they are right. Vegans tend to have different reasons for their dietary choices, but they normally center on the broader topics of animal rights and health or environmental concerns.” Lisa Jackson presents 7 Everyday Ways Families Can Invest in Their Communities posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “The community in which you live can be more than just the area surrounding your home. Ideally, it’s a place where your friends and neighbors come together to make a real and lasting impact on one another’s lives, and where your children learn to contribute to not only their household but also the world around them.” Regina Naberhaus presents 10 Best Apps to Use for Adding Text To Your Photos posted at Kidmondo, saying, “They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but some snapshots speak even more clearly when they have a caption or two. Whether you’re looking for a utilitarian app that allows you to caption pictures on your iPhone while you’re on the go or you’re an artistic soul who loves to integrate quotes, captions and phrases with your creative photography, these are 10 of the best apps for adding text and other elements to your iPhone photos.” Brittany Harris presents What Men Need to Know About Becoming Nannies posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “If you’re a man looking for work as a nanny — well, you’ll definitely be in a unique situation. Nannies are typically women, and many nannies and employers in the industry are so accustomed to that stereotype that it can be a little off-putting to see a man go out for the job.” Arianna Lee presents 24 Blogs with the Best Strategies for Connecting with Your Kids posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “When you’re juggling work, home, your spouse and the busy schedules of multiple kids, finding a few minutes for yourself, never mind with each child, can be a real challenge. But connecting with your kids is integral to building a strong relationship with them, and it doesn’t take much to experience a moment of meaningful connection” Tim Hall presents Eco-Friendly Ways to Package Your Kid’s School Lunch posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Packing your child’s lunch allows you to save money, control what your child eats and help influence his dietary habits, all while avoiding the notoriously bad fare in school cafeterias. The traditional brown bags of days gone by are not only out of style in a modern lunch room, they are also a wasteful use of paper and are not the most efficient choice. Finding a green solution to the school lunch is easier than ever, and because eco-friendly choices are all the rage, these options are sure to make your child a school lunch trendsetter.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents 10 Tips for Getting Back on the School Schedule posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “As the summer break draws to a close, many parents find themselves in the unenviable position of trying to get their little night owls back into a normal routine for the impending semester. Getting back into the swing of things with minimal fuss and relatively few tantrums will require a bit of effort, but it’s certainly not impossible. These ten tips will have your kids ready for school before you know it, and the whole family will be back in a productive and reasonable routine in no time.” Carter White presents 21 Blogs with Info You Need to Know Before Sending Your Kids Off to College posted at Babysitting, saying, “Everyone always says that your kids will grow up before you know it, but that doesn’t stop most parents from blissfully ignoring the fact that time really does fly. Unfortunately, adulthood will come knocking much sooner than you anticipate, and before long your toddlers will suddenly be young adults going to college.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 5 Signs Your Newborn is Overstimulated posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Bringing a brand new baby home from the hospital is definitely a learning experience, especially if you’re a first-time parent. Learning to read the cues of a newborn isn’t always easy, and it’s a skill that usually comes with practice. Because babies come into the world with a nervous system that’s not yet mature, they’re not able to regulate the way they perceive outside stimuli in the same way as older children and adults.” Steve Jackson presents 10 Hidden Dangers in Your Bathroom posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Whether it’s a strictly utilitarian space or a carefully decorated and designed oasis where you unwind in a bath after a long day, your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. What you may not realize, however, is that it can also be one of the most dangerous. There are several things that can pose safety risks in your bathroom, and most homeowners aren’t even aware of the hazard. These are ten of the most common hidden dangers present in bathrooms, and ways that you can restore your restroom to a relative level of safety.”

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Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 Ways the Duchess of Cambridge’s Labor and Delivery Was Different Than Most posted at Newborn Care, saying, “While high-profile pregnancies and deliveries seem to be a perpetual favorite of entertainment news outlets, few new arrivals have been surrounded by the excitement and anticipation as that of the Royal baby. There are many facets of the labor and delivery process that were different for the Duchess of Cambridge than that of the average woman; these are 10 of the ways that the royal delivery was far different than the ones that most new moms experience.”

depression

Rod Peeks presents Depression is Like a Pile of Rocks posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Depression is like a pile of rocks. It keeps weighing us down and most of the time it gets heaver as more rocks are dumped on. What’s the best way to deal with a pile of rocks? One rock at a time.” Rod Peeks presents Depression is Also a Male Issue posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Male depression is a serious medical condition, but many men try to ignore it or refuse treatment. Learn the signs and symptoms — and what to do” Rod Peeks presents Depression is an Issue for Children posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “The primary symptoms of depression in children revolve around sadness, a feeling of hopelessness, and mood changes.” Rod Peeks presents Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “You can learn how to recognize depression symptoms and get effective help, sometimes in the privacy of your own home and totally under your control.” Rod Peeks presents When Worrying Becomes an Illness – Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Some people are worriers, others are laid back. A little anxiety is a useful thing – if it wasn’t for the motivation of a little anxiety, we would never catch a train, pass an exam or meet a deadline.”

emotional issues

ebele presents John Maxwell broke my heart 😦 posted at Street-side convos, saying, “Hi again Rod:) This post shares about my meeting with leadership genius, John Maxwell and on rejection as an opportunity for growth rather than an excuse to give up. Thank you, Ebele”

family

Bradley Crump presents Serenity Under Fire posted at A Rare Diseased Life, saying, “Summer fun is coming to an end and now we must prepare ourselves for the extra work that fall brings.”

other

Gabriel Rocheleau presents How to Meditate: A 5 Step Introduction to Meditation posted at Up Development, saying, “Meditation is definitely one of the best ways to achieve personal peace. Learn how to meditate in 5 easy steps and achieve concrete results today.” Michelle Brown presents 18 Blogs Featuring Ways You Can Save on School Lunches posted at Nanny, saying, “Did you know that if your child eats a hot lunch served at school every day that you could be spending almost $500 per year on school lunches, depending on where you live in the country? That’s a lot of money, and it’s money you could be saving simply by sending your child to school with a home packed lunch.” Alaina Moore presents How to Survive Navigating the Airport with Kids posted at aupair, saying, “Even under the best of circumstances, navigating an airport can seem like a chore. Still, it’s a price that’s often worth it when you consider the alternative of driving across the country, and a necessity if you’re planning to travel to locales inaccessible by car. The thought of traversing an airport with kids in tow, however, can be downright harrowing.” Jessica Clark presents Tips for Teaching Kids How to Care for Pets posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “If you are going to be working as a nanny in a home with pets, it’s important that you are able to instruct the children on how to interact with pets properly. Playful behaviors that often seem natural or harmless to children can sometimes end up injuring the pet, or worse, the child. As such, it is advisable to have some basic guidelines and wisdom that you can use to ensure that the children who are in your care behave smartly around animals.”

relationships

Arun Obulisamy presents Seamless relationship with others! | Realize Ignite Explode posted at Realize Ignite Explode, saying, “This post deals with Relationship. About having smooth, peaceful and Happy relationship with others.” Taylor presents How to Change People posted at The Elixir of My Mind.

stress

Jana presents 5 Steps to Create a Daily Peace Ritual And The Benefits Of Taking Time For Yourself posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Many of us make time for everyone else in our lives all while excluding the most important we relationship we have: the one with ourselves! Putting others first and neglecting our own emotional needs can lead to anger, anxiety, depression and stress. Here we look at creating a daily peace ritual for ourselves and the benefits this has on our Life and well-being.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the August 18, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

ebele presents Another distraction on the road to clarity: analysis paralysis. posted at Street-side convos, saying, “On a better way to getting clarity and peace through living, loving and learning.” Kevin Giffin presents 5 Creative Ways for Getting Sand Off Your Feet After the Beach posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Going to the beach is awesome; getting sand in your house and car, not so much. It’s funny how a great afternoon playing in the sand and running in the waves can be dampened when you realize how much of a mess you’ve made tracking all that sand back inside with you.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Kens With Famous Faces You’d Recognize posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Everyone has those moments where they see a famous face but can’t quite place the name. These are the actors, singers and players that seem to always be part of the cultural landscape, yet have the ability to leave you stumped as to who they are.” Mitchell Morris presents 8 Apps to Help Nannies Keep a House Running Smoothly posted at Full Time Nanny. Dan Robinson presents What You Should Know When Flying with Babies posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Traveling by air isn’t always a picnic, even under the best of circumstances, and things can get downright hectic when you add an infant to the mix.” Denise Young presents 35 Blogs with the Best Summer Picnic Recipes That Won’t Spoil posted at Au Pair Care. Janet Golovine presents How to Prevent Kids from Cutting Their Own Hair posted at Become A Nanny. Shelby Martin presents 7 of the Best Parenting Tricks You Need to Know posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Some of the best parenting tricks are tips you’ll never read in books. They’re golden nuggets that have been picked up and passed along, making them some of the best kept secrets you’ll ever discover.” Sharon Moore presents What to Do if Your Employer Forgets to Pay You posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Working as a family nanny isn’t like working in a traditional corporate environment. Although you’re a professional and an employee” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 8 Simple Exercises You Can Do While Pushing a Stroller posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Whether you’re a new mom trying to shed post-pregnancy weight, a father trying to stay in shape while caring for your little one or a childcare provider trying to boost your physical fitness level while you’re on the clock” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights with Dr. Caron Goode on Nannies Becoming Parent Coaches posted at eNannySource. Jessica Clark presents 18 of the Greatest Blogs with Tips for Balancing Parenting and You Time posted at Kenney Myers. Teri Jones presents 21 Blogs with DIY Teacher Gifts for Kids to Give on the First Day of School posted at Nanny Jobs. Jim Wilson presents 9 iPhone Apps That Could Save Your Teen’s Life | Babysitters posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “Parenting a teen can be very worrisome these days. From news stories about teenagers that have gone missing to the startling statistics on how many accidents are caused by texting and driving, it’s no wonder that many parents sit at home and bite their fingernails until their kids are home again.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 Tips for Naturally Increasing Breast Milk Supply posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Many new mothers fear that their babies are not getting enough milk from them. However, as long as your baby is growing and gaining weight and there are a sufficient amount of wet diapers throughout the day, this is not usually a concern.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Ways to Prevent Choking in Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Choking can be scary enough when it happens to you, but when it happens to your child, it’s downright terrifying.” David Thompsonn presents 10 Reasons Your Child Should See a Specialist posted at Backup Care, saying, “Although you might love your child’s pediatrician, sometimes you may wonder if you need to see a specialist who has a deeper understanding of a particular issue.” Janet Golovine presents 25 Blogs with Preschool Lessons You Can Teach at Home posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “You probably find different ways to teach things to your toddler every day, and usually in an informal manner” Caleb Hill presents Top 5 Apps Recommended for Nannies posted at Nanny Classifieds.

depression

Rod Peeks presents Depression – Light at the End of the Tunnel posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “More than six million American men will be diagnosed with depression this year. But millions more suffer silently, unaware that their problem has a name or unwilling to seek treatment. Take hope, for many there is light at the end of the tunnel.” Rod Peeks presents Depression – the Deceit of Denial posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, ““Better the devil we know than the one we don’t know,” if often true for people with depression; or often those with many other emotional issues. Deny the problem or deny the solution. They are really both the same.” Brave Face presents Anxiety Survival Guide: Fight Panic Attacks like Dementors | A Brave Face posted at A Brave Face.

emotional issues

Rod Peeks presents Behind the “Too” Wall posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Are you trapped behind a wall built of “Too’s?” Many of us are. It’s a wall that can be easily torn down. Let’s see how to do that.” Rod Peeks presents A Matter of Focus posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Focus is a huge factor in your outlook and success in life. Focus greatly influences how people react to you. The wrong focus can harm you greatly. Let’s look at focus.” Martin Poldma presents How to Meditate Properly: 7 Steps posted at Success and Personal Development Blog, saying, “In this article I talk about how to meditate properly, so that we could find more emotional balance, stability and inner peace in our lives.”

other

Steven Chang presents Life is a zero-summed game? posted at Steven Chang’s Blog. Jon Rhodes presents Can I Be Hypnotised? posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Find out whether you can benefit from the calming therapeutic qualities of hypnosis.”

relationships

Jana presents The Roles We Play And How It Affects Our Lives posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Whether we are aware of it or not, many of us play and lose ourselves in the roles we play with others. Sometimes this can bring about joy and love, but more often than not we set ourselves and others up for failure because we mistake ourselves for the roles we play. Here we look at how to take a step back and create a space between ourselves and the roles we play; this leads to more peace, fulfillment and joy in the long run.” Rod Peeks presents Who Do You Love? posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “All of us feel some love for others. But how much love do you feel for yourself? Loving yourself is essential for personal peace and personal growth.”

social anxiety

Nicole West presents Relax…You’ve Already Won the Race posted at Nicole Leigh West, saying, “How to live in the Present to overcome pre-programmed, society driven expectations and release the fear of living via the opinions of others.”

stress

Cardinal Charles Ng presents Life is too short to be little. posted at The Cardinal Code. Bradley Crump presents Food Meltdown – When Food Runs Your Life! posted at A Rare Diseased Life, saying, “Sometimes its the little things in life that can cause the most stress.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Share | Technorati tags: , .


Welcome to the August 11, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

Jana presents posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Many of us are run by our subconscious patterns.  We sometimes unconsciously go straight into emotional reaction as a result of the subconscious patterns and tendencies instead of resting in peace which is our natural state..  Being mindful is a way of bringing intense awareness and presence to yourself repeatedly throughout the day.  As our patterns are interrupted by this awareness, we begin to free ourselves of them and make ourselves available for more peace, abundance and joy.”Jessica Clark presents 10 Creative Geniuses Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Creative genius, it often seems, is a gift granted at birth. Those who possess such genius are destined to express the gift, regardless of the career or medium that they pursue in life”Alaina Moore presents 30 of the Greatest Blogs Highlighting Burger Recipes for All Tastes posted at aupair.org, saying, “Who doesn’t love to sink their teeth into a delicious juicy burger, especially during the summertime? Grilling burgers is one of the quintessential activities of summer, and everyone can enjoy one – even the vegetarians”Lisa Jackson presents Tips for Turning Tantrums Into Teachable Moments posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “The idea of “teachable moments” has been popular in education and psychology circles for decades, though it’s blown up in recent years.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights on the Important Role of Fathers with Bestselling Author Rick Johnson posted at eNannySource. Kaitlyn Johnson presents 30 Blogs Featuring the Most Creative 1st Birthday Parties posted at Newborn Care. Kevin Giffin presents 20 Blogs with Crafty Ways of Using Beach Sand posted at Summer Nanny. Don presents The Importance of Focusing on the Long-Term posted at MoneySmartGuides.com. Don presents Asking and Not Asking for Advice posted at Breath of Optimism. Diego Brown presents Crazy Things Kids Say About Old People posted at National Nannies, saying, “Sometimes kids say the sweetest things. Other times, they make their parents cringe with embarrassment. Either way, hearing a child’s perspective on different topics is always enlightening.” Lisa Jackson presents 10 Quick and Healthy After School Snacks to Serve posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “The first words out of most kids’ mouths when they return home from school usually have something to do with how hungry they are.” Steve Jackson presents 24 Blogs that Will Help You Find Hidden Storage Solutions in Your Home posted at Housekeeping. Don presents The New News… posted at Breath of Optimism.

children

Arianna Lee presents 9 Free (or Nearly Free) Activities Nannies Can Do With Their Kids posted at Part Time Nanny. Denise Thompson presents How to Teach Kids to Make Up with a Friend posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Children have fights amongst themselves, and it’s tough for them to know what to do when it happens. This is where parents need to step in and coach them. In the end, it is up to the child to rectify the situation, but as a parent you can be there to guide him and help him make sense of the situation.” Jeff Moore presents 28 Blogs Looking at How You Can Build Smart Money Habits Early posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Having a budget in place can help you delegate money for savings, bills, purchases and charitable giving. It also serves as a good way to teach your children the benefits of budgeting and proper money handling.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents 10 Role Plays to do with Your Soon to Be Kindergartener posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “The easiest and most effective way of helping him to become acclimated and comfortable with his new school in a reasonable amount of time is to help him prepare for some of the more common situations he’s likely to encounter before he ever sets foot inside a classroom.” Jeff Moore presents 7 iPad Apps to Help Kids Learn Math and Science posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “The right app can help the child or children in your care boost their brainpower and make learning fun. Here are some of the best” Jim Wilson presents How to Tell if Your Child is Ready for a Smartphone | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “When kids’ pleas for a device that connects them to the Internet and the world at large become deafening, it’s hard to objectively determine whether or not they’re actually prepared for such a responsibility. Before rushing out to pick up the newest and most advanced device, however, it’s imperative that parents take a variety of factors into account.” Tim Hall presents 10 Household Chores for Preschoolers posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “It is much more difficult to begin assigning chores for the first time to older children, who often bemoan household tasks, and cooperation throughout childhood is more likely when chores are always part of the routine.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Everyday Ways for Kids to Give Back to the Community posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Finding appropriate ways for kids to help out beyond the scope of their homes requires a bit of creative thinking and plenty of encouragement, but is an investment that’s well worth the rewards that it brings.”

emotional issues

Jane presents Unable to Sleep at Night? This is How to Sleep Well | Best Mattress for the Money posted at Best Mattress for the Money.

family

Jessica Clark presents 7 Fun Activities to Help Your Family Bond posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Developing healthy family bonds has tons of benefits: it modifies behavioral problems, reduces the odds of violence in children and cuts down on emotional distress.”  Jocelyn Scott presents How to Monitor The Quality of Care Your Children Receive posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “There are ways for parents to monitor the quality of care that their children are receiving, even when they’re in the office on the other side of town.” Diego Brown presents 25 Blogs Featuring the Most Inspiring Parenting Stories posted at National Nannies, saying, “Every parent will face difficulties in raising their kids, so reading stories from other parents is a good way to inspire renewed hope and determination.” Vernon presents Parent’s Responsibility is To Love Their Children; No Matter What posted at Self Reflection.

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Shaun Rosenberg presents 7 Extremely Obvious Reasons to Become an Optimist posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “It is easy to feel frustrated in the world, especially when things aren’t going your way. But take some time to turn it around and look on the positive side of life.  It will help both your health and your success in the world to look at the glass as half full rather then half empty.” Eric Taylor presents 10 Tips for Getting Dinner Served Fast posted at Nanny Care, saying, “It doesn’t have to be challenging to figure out how to save on time without making a mess of cutting corners, either. Thinking creatively and sometimes just slightly out of the box is all that’s needed. Here are some ideas on how to save time when it comes to dinner.” Arianna Lee presents What Nannies Need to Know to Stay Healthy posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Through smart planning, a few good habits and regular communication with your employer, you can make sure you stay healthy and in tip-top shape for the kids.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair »   21 Blogs Describing Ways to Personalize Clipboards as Gifts posted at aupair, saying, “A clipboard may not seem like a gift at first glance, however with a little creative know-how it can actually be something that is both fun and unique to give to a teacher or friend.” Michelle Brown presents 10 iPhone Apps With Beauty Tips for On the Go posted at Nanny, saying, “For stifled fashionistas with a lack of spare time, there is a solution. The same iPhone mobile device that allows you to manage everything from your finances to your schedule also makes on-the-go beauty a possibility.” John Wilson presents Should You Use a Chronological or Functional Nanny Resume | Blog posted at NannyResume.org, saying, “One of the toughest parts of putting together a great nanny resume is knowing where to start. There are two main ways to format a resume — chronologically and functionally. Each one has its own pros and cons, and learning their strengths is the first step in knowing which one is right for you.” Denise Young presents 20 Blogs Explaining the Health Benefits of Sapota Fruit posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Nutritionally speaking, the sapota has a high fiber content that helps prevent constipation, anti-aging properties that beautify the skin and a high concentration of antioxidants and tannins that help fight free radicals.” Carter White presents What Teens Need to Know Before Dating posted at Babysitting, saying, “Just as you can’t keep a child from growing into an adult, neither can you stem the tide of romantic attraction and the desire to date. All you can do is hope that you’ve instilled the values that you set out to, and that you’ve adequately prepared your teenager for the complicated and sometimes painful world of dating.” Jessica Clark presents 7 Lessons Every Nanny Can Borrow From Mary Poppins posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Mary Poppins sets a pretty high bar. The movie alone has helped raise several generations; is there anybody who doesn’t know the tune to “A Spoonful of Sugar”?Beyond all the magic, though, there are some important lessons that non-magical nannies can take away from the story.” Hailey Jones presents How to Help Kids Share Tech Toys posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Devices like tablets, computers and video gaming systems are rarely cheap, and they’re so attractive to kids that sharing can become an issue.These tips can help you make sharing expensive and exciting tech toys easier for your children, and the reduction in arguments can make life easier on you.” Steve Jackson presents What’s Behind the Mustache Trend? posted at Housekeeping, saying, “How, after so many years of languishing on the stylish shelf, is this particular trend beginning to proliferate again? To determine the answer to that hairy question, it’s necessary to first understand the trend itself.” Shelby Martin presents How to Move from Nanny to Family Manager posted at gonannies.com, saying, “When kids head off to school, many parents no longer need a full-time nanny devoted to hands-on childcare. When this time comes, the nanny must decide if she wants to move onto a different job or if she wants to change the definition of her current position.” Cherry Liu presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help Keep You on Budget posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “With dedicated usage and a commitment to saving money, your iPhone may even pay for itself due to the greater efficiency and money-saving opportunities afforded through more conscientious budgeting. These ten apps are leading the charge when it comes to managing and maintaining a household budget, and are indispensable tools for those looking to put their mobile device to work for them.” Michelle Brown presents 10 Must Try Skin Care Tips for Teens posted at Nanny, saying, “There are, however, plenty of things that you can do to keep your skin free of breakouts and looking its best. These 10 tips can make a real difference in your skin, and by extension, your level of confidence.” Hailey Jones presents 25 Blogs with Surprising Facts About Fast Food posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Fast food, by its very nature, is simple, quick and usually considered unhealthy. However, you may be surprised to find that in many instances, fast food is none of those things. From the humble hot dog to the loaded burger brimming with toppings and cheese, there are thousands of interesting facts about fast food that most people don’t know.” Steve Jackson presents 27 of the Best Blogs Explaining How You Can Cook Once and Eat All Week posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Meal planning ahead of time, making one large grocery trip each week and taking a few hours on the weekend to prep your food for the upcoming week can help ensure that you have dinner on the table no matter how busy your weeknights get.” Chaki Kobayashi presents What Makes You Happy? | Our Mind Is the Limit posted at Our Mind Is the Limit, saying, “Sometimes you should do what makes you happy, not what’s expected of you.”

social anxiety

Martin Poldma presents 10 Effective Ways to Deal With Social Anxiety posted at Success and Personal Development Blog, saying, “Hi,    This is a blog post that I wrote about 10 different ways to deal with social anxiety and on how to be more confident around others.    Have a nice day.  Martin”

stress

Jon Rhodes presents Amazing Mental Exercise To Help Your Face Look Younger posted at Free Hypnosis, saying, “Here is a great exercise that will actually help relax the facial muscles, making your face look younger and fresher.” That concludes this edition.  Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the August 4, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

Denise Thompson presents How to Protect Young Children’s Hearing posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Hearing loss from repeated exposure to loud noises is cumulative, and is also irreversible. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health states that more than 15 minutes of exposure to sounds over 100 decibels is unsafe; the sound at a stadium-style sporting event can reach up to 130 decibels, and can be up to 20 decibels louder to an infant’s small, sensitive ears.”

Hailey Jones presents 10 Weird Things Kids Collect posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “In your child’s developing brain, amassing and curating a collection of items, however bizarre, is actually helping them learn how to classify and sort objects. She’s actively making a decision about whether or not a particular item fits into her collection based upon its set of attributes, which is the foundation of early mathematical and scientific thinking.” Kevin Giffin presents Creative Summer Potty Training Ideas posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Another reason that summer is a great time to potty train is the weather. One popular method used to potty train children involves allowing them to be completely pantsless. This helps kids to become more aware of when they are “going.” The summer allows you to do this with greater ease, as the weather is more conducive to wearing a lack of clothing. Even if you are not working with your child outdoors, the summer just allows for less clothes in general, which makes using the potty much easier for beginners.” Carter White presents 30 Blogs Sharing Ideas for Throwing the Best Airplane Party posted at Babysitting, saying, “From vintage airplanes for an old-fashioned feel to the more whimsical paper airplanes, there are a variety of ways you can build an entire party out of these aircrafts.” Teri Jones presents How to Prevent Car Sickness in Toddlers posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Car sickness can present with feelings of nausea, dizziness, fatigue and other uncomfortable symptoms, thus turning a fun-filled road trip into something messy and altogether miserable. There are ways to stave off the worst of those symptoms, though, and these tips can help you do just that.” Kevin Giffin presents Did You Know Your Child Could Be Swallowed By Sand? posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “From regional worries like jellyfish and high levels of bacteria in the water to universal concerns like skin damage from the sun and the danger of riptides, there’s a lot for a parent to worry about on a trip to the beach. The sand that your kids love to bury one another in or build magnificent, imaginative structures from can also be a major safety hazard as well, though.” Denise Thompson presents 30 of the Best Blogs to Read When Planning Your Baby’s First Birthday Party posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Your baby’s first birthday party gives you the opportunity to not only celebrate her life, but her future, too.” Layla Martinez presents 10 Quick and Easy Lunches to Pack on Camp Days posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Like most parents, you are scratching your head about what to pack for your child’s camp day, here are 10 ideas that you will find simple and your kids will find satisfying.” Tim Hall presents How to Prepare for a Beach Trip With Kids posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Before you pack up your umbrella and beach towels for a spontaneous jaunt to the shore, it’s wise to put a bit of planning and forethought into your trip to ensure that it’s a fun-filled experience, rather than a vacation nightmare.” Kevin Giffin presents How to Care for Hair After Swimming posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “With these tips, you can ensure that your hair and that of your kids stays healthy, beautiful and manageable while you squeeze every drop of enjoyment you can out of the pool or the beach.”

depression

Markeyus presents Why Antidepressants don’t cure depression posted at Live2Conquer, saying, “Find out why Antidepressants don’t cure Depression. Countless money is wasted on antidepressants each year and most people taking them still have serious depression problems.”

emotional issues

Jana presents SELF-THERAPY: 5 Steps to Release Emotions via Journaling posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Let’s face it, many of us have emotional upsets… sometimes its’ because of something we are reacting to and sometimes it seems to unfold for no reason at all.  Either way, if you are alone and would like to know how to express and exhaust these emotions in a safe space, perhaps some self-therapy is in order.  Here are 5 steps to release emotions via journaling.” Diane Mottl, MSW presents Breaking the taboo… posted at Being Truly Present, saying, “Despite its prevalence and the way it touches almost all of our lives (in one way or another) mental health issues are still talked about tentatively, self-consciously, judgementally, inaccurately…or not at all…The misinformation and one-dimensional messages about mental health struggles can be crippling; both in our ability to reach out to others and to our own selves.”

family

Brittany Harris presents 10 Reasons You Should Encourage Your Nanny to Host and Attend Play Dates posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “There are a host of benefits that can come with participation in a play group, both for your child and his nanny. These are ten of the reasons why it may be smarter for you to provide your nanny with a bit of a nudge in the play group direction, or to consider relenting if you’ve previously held a no-play-date stance.” Lisa Jackson presents 10 Creative Ways to Gain Kids Cooperation posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “There are ways to bring back the synergy you once had with your child and to foster in them the value of teamwork. You just have to think creatively and get them to want to help you, seemingly of their own volition.”

other

Janet Golovine presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Help With Recipe Substitutions posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Whether you have food allergies, want to eat a healthier diet or simply feel that your favorite meals could use some spicing up, it’s always difficult to find suitable recipe substitutes. For great recipes that will tickle your taste buds, check out what these apps have to offer.” Brittany Harris presents What You Can Do This Summer to Get Ready for the Fall Hiring Season posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “The fall is one of the biggest hiring seasons in the nanny care field. If you’re considering looking for a position starting then, you should use the summer to get prepared. Here are some tips for getting off on the right foot for your fall job search.”  Cherry Liu presents 24 Blogs Highlighting Ideas for Preparing Your House to Sell posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “When it comes time to sell your home, it can be a difficult task emotionally, physically and financially. It’s important to take a step back as you prepare to put your house on the market, and to view your home and its curb appeal as a potential buyer would.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Ken’s Who Have Set The Weirdest World Records posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “From owning the most toasters to cockroach eating champions, this list of odd world record setters makes men named Ken look like a unique bunch, indeed.” Layla Martinez presents 21 Blogs with Easy Lifestyle Changes that Can Improve Your Health posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “To increase your likelihood of success, you have to set mini goals and make small lifestyle changes over time.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Tips for Making the Best Sand Castle posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “For the more casual builder with kids in tow, it’s not necessarily a requirement that sand castles be built with award-winning efforts, but there is a certain level of satisfaction that comes with building something a bit more exciting than a stack of round bricks from a plastic pail.” Dan Robinson presents 30 Blogs with Tips for Preserving the Bounty of Summer Fruits and Veggies posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Preserving, drying, canning and freezing are all great ways to enjoy the fresh tastes of summer year-round.” Steve Jackson presents 30 Blogs with Creative Ways to Serve Roasted Chicken posted at Housekeeping, saying, “These 30 blog entries will give you recipes that will have you whipping up chicken dishes in no time flat, whether you are having last minute guests, making lunch for your spouse or getting dinner on the table on a busy weeknight.” Michelle Brown presents 10 Nanny Themed Summer Reading Books posted at Nanny, saying, “Spending the majority of your day reading picture books and entertaining kids may be fun, but it’s also a bit draining to never have any adult interaction. When spending time with other adults isn’t quite feasible, curling up with a good book can be a close second.” Kevin Giffin presents 15 of the Best Blogs Detailing Crafts Kids Can Do on a Road Trip posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “If you’re planning a road trip with the family, past experience has probably taught you that it’s essential to plan some activities for the kids before embarking on your trip. Craft projects and activities may seem like an unlikely fit for car trips.” Layla Martinez presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help You Keep Track of Party RSVPs posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “The next time you’re planning any kind of event or party, make sure your trusty iPhone is on hand to help you out with the invitation process. With these ten RSVP tracking apps, you can track all your invites and, with some apps on the list, completely organize your party, too.” Cherry Liu presents 24 Blogs Highlighting Ways to Update Your Home on a Budget posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “When you live in a home for several years, it’s easy to turn a blind eye to how dated and run down it becomes over time. This can cause problems and cost you a fortune when you decide you’re ready to sell and suddenly realize that you’re home isn’t in an acceptable state. To avoid this happening, it’s best to update occasionally instead of waiting until the last minute.” Jeff Moore presents 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe at Amusement Parks posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Before canceling your trip to the nearest theme park or spending the day wracked with fear as your youngsters race from one harrowing adventure to the next, consider putting these five safety rules into play, along with a few customized rules that you’ve set yourself to fit the temperament and habits of your own unique brood.” Dan Robinson presents 20 Blogs Describing the Health Benefits of Star Fruit posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Due to federal regulations regarding imported fruit, Florida, Hawaii and Puerto Rico also produce the star fruit. This sometimes sweet and sometimes tart fruit has a variety of health benefits, ranging from stimulating milk flow to slowing coughs, lowering blood pressure and improving your immune system.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights:  Choosing Nursery Décor and Art with Sara Ardeleano of Sea Urchin Studio posted at eNannySource, saying, “For many parents, decorating their baby’s nursery is a labor of love. Finding the right blend of elegance, sophistication and cuteness can be a real challenge – unless you have a background in design, of course. Here is a little of what Sara Ardeleano, designer and owner of the Sea Urchin Studio had to say.” Michelle Brown presents 18 Blogs Showing How Simple it is to Create an Altered Book posted at Nanny, saying, “An altered book is an old, unloved book that has been re-invented and turned into a work of art by adding pictures and creativity to it.” Jim Wilson presents 18 Blogs with Creative Recipes for Apples on a Stick | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “From caramel apples to chocolate dipped treats, there are a variety of ways you can transform an ordinary apple into a delicious dessert.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Kens That Have Made Your Life Better posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Some people create vaccines that save millions of lives, others are innovators and inventors of labor saving devices, and others still discover the mechanisms that drive life and give humankind a better understanding of itself. These people have all made your life better.” Cherry Liu presents 30 of the Best Blogs Featuring Legit Work from Home Opportunities posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “To find legit opportunities is simply a matter of separating the wheat from the chaff, so that you are left with only the real money-makers.” Steve Jackson presents 27 Blogs Featuring Healthy Summer Salad Recipes posted at Housekeeping, saying, “When the days and nights are hot and muggy, the last thing you want to do is heat up the kitchen by turning on the oven. However, despite this, you likely still need to get a meal on the table that is both filling and nutritious. One way to accomplish this is by serving up healthy summer salads.” Sydney Bell presents 10 iPhone Apps That Could Save Your Life posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Whether you have a pre-existing condition or find yourself with a medical emergency, time is always of the essence. When it comes to a matter of life and death, you will want to have as much available help as possible. Thankfully, there are some excellent iPhone apps designed to help in medical emergencies.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair »   Is There Arsenic in Apple Juice? posted at aupair, saying, “With the news of a United States Food and Drug Administration proposal for an “action level” regarding the acceptable content of arsenic in commercially bottled apple juice and a broadcast of The Dr. Oz Show on the subject, however, that’s just the sort of fear that parents are facing.” Teri Jones presents 10 Things You Should Consider Before Agreeing to Pet Sitting posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Boarding pets in kennels can be expensive, and many pet owners worry about the level of personal care and attention their furriest member of the family will receive. As an alternative, people often seek out friends, relatives and private sitters to look after their pets while they are away.” Gabriel Rocheleau presents Personal Development & Unconventional Experiences posted at Up Development, saying, “I did a meditation retreat as an attempt to “clean” my subconscious. I blogged about my experience and I feel like it may motivate others to do the same and come out of their misery.” That concludes this edition.  Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the July 28, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

children

Diego Brown presents Is Lying to Your Kids About the Tooth Fairy Wrong? posted at National Nannies, saying, “In light of a new age in parenting, should the Tooth Fairy perhaps die and be buried alongside items like the dunce cap, Dad’s after-work pipe and the phrase “children should be seen and not heard?” Kevin Giffin presents How Much Outside Time To Kids Really Need? posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “This handy guide will help you get a basic idea of how much time your child should be spending outside and what her body needs to grow and stay in good shape, all while maintaining her safety and security.” Arianna Lee presents Crazy Things Kids Say When In a Public Bathroom posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Aside from the bacteria and general disgusting nature of public bathrooms, there’s also an endless array of opportunities for kids to embarrass their adult cohorts with inopportune and bluntly shared observations.” Carter White presents How to Handle It If Your Child is a Victim of Internet Bullying posted at Babysitting, saying, “For parents of cyberbullying victims, it’s not always easy to know where to start or how to handle such an explosive and potentially dangerous situation.” Jeff Moore presents How to Host a Rainbow Themed Kids Birthday posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “When it comes to planning, a rainbow theme also offers an exciting opportunity for creative and innovative treats, favors and decorations.” Diego Brown presents 21 Blogs with Insightful Tips for Helping Kids Through a Move posted at National Nannies, saying, “Moving to a new home is an exciting venture and a time for new beginnings, however, it can also be very stressful for you and your kids.Involve the kids in the plans for the new house, and try to help them make a positive transition to their new school. Encourage your kids to ask questions, and really listen to them as they voice any fears and concerns they may have about the transition.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 25 Top Blogs for Parents of Newborn Twins posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Managing twins is not going to be easy. Luckily for you, though, parenting twins is not a new thing. These 25 blogs will help you negotiate your way through the experience, and help you appreciate the double treasures that you’ve been blessed with.” Hailey Jones presents 10 Ways to Keep the Kids Safe While Online posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “When used in a responsible and safe manner, the Internet can be one of the most powerful research and educational tools at a child’s disposal.When used irresponsibly by children that have not been adequately taught about the potential dangers, however, the Internet can also be one of the most powerful tools at a predator’s disposal. These ten tips can help you keep your kids safe without depriving them of the valuable knowledge available online.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Silly Sayings Parents Teach Their Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “As you get older and start your own family, however, you realize that there’s a reason why these old-hat expressions never seem to die: parents teach them to their children, who will eventually break down and use them in a fit of desperation in the face of their own kids’ baffling behavior.”

depression

Jana presents How Some People Use Their Past As An Excuse Not To Grow : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Often times, the reason many people don’t grow in their lives is because there are secret payoffs to NOT growing. When we become aware of the hidden payoffs, and why we hang onto painful stories about our past or present, we can then choose to transcend them.”

emotional issues

Jennifer presents Why Storing Up Emotions Could Make a Situation Worse posted at Jennifer Mele.

family

David Thompsonn presents Green Living Tips for Today’s Busy Families posted at Backup Care, saying, “As you change over to living greener, you will find that you often save both time and money in the long run. More importantly, you will be saving the planet and making it a better place for your children and for generations to come.” Olivia Lewiss presents 10 Things to Think About When Moving with Kids posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “There’s something about the idea of a clean slate and fresh start that can often be appealing to adults who are considering a move, but that isn’t usually the case for kids.Before you pick up stakes to move away from your child’s hometown, it’s wise to consider a few things.”

other

John Williams presents 20 Blogs Sharing Ways to Celebrate Your Pet posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Pets have become ingrained into our societies, and it’s not unusual to want to celebrate their presence in our lives. Whether you want to dress your pet up, shower him with new treats and toys or bring him into work to show him off, there are myriad ways you can celebrate your pet.” Cherry Liu presents 10 Places You Shouldn’t Store Your Cell Phone posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “As concerns rise over the implied correlation between cell phones and health problems and people still have problems thoroughly understanding safe, reasonable cell phone storage, it’s important to fully apprise yourself of both the risks and guidelines of basic cell phone storage, both for your own health and that of your expensive mobile device.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Finding Quick and Easy Recipes posted at aupair, saying, “These 10 apps will help you find delicious yet easy to create recipes that won’t see you spending the entire day in the kitchen or scouring the city for obscure ingredients.” John Wilson presents 5 Ways Nanny Resumes Differ From Corporate Resumes | Blog posted at NannyResume.org, saying, “What’s so special about nanny resumes, anyway? Why aren’t they just “resumes”? Are they really that different from traditional corporate resumes? These are natural questions for childcare providers at all levels, which is why it’s important for all nannies to learn just what can set their resumes apart from everybody else’s.” Brittany Harris presents Advice for Girls Who Want to be Babysitters and Nannies posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Babysitting isn’t as easy as some think it is. It’s an important job. You’re responsible for keeping a child safe and happy, often while his parents are away. That’s a big task, but one that can be fun and rewarding too. Here are some ideas on how to get started.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Keeping the Lunch Surface Cleaner with Evelyn Spooner of Matooga posted at eNannySource, saying, “Sick of wondering about just how clean her grandkids lunch surfaces at school were, Evelyn devised a solution: a 100% washable, durable, cotton lunch mat designed especially for kids. Recently, I had a chance to catch up with Evelyn, learn about her company and discover the passion behind her products.” Denise Young presents 25 Blogs Touting the Health Benefits of Papaya posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “There are many health benefits you can gain from eating papayas, so much so that the fruit is even considered a super food.” Jessica Clark presents What a Background Check Covers (and What It Doesn’t) posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “In the childcare industry, though, background checks can be life-changing documents, for both nannies and families. They can guide parents to make hiring or firing decisions; they can proudly vouch for a nanny or haunt them for years. For these and many other reasons, it’s important for you to learn about background checks no matter what part of the hiring process you’re in.” Steve Jackson presents 24 Blogs with Tips for Making Your Home Look Bright and Airy posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Fresh paint gives rooms a clean, fresh look. Minimizing furniture opens rooms up and makes them feel more spacious. Taking advantage of natural lighting whenever possible helps to give rooms an airy feel. There are a number of ways you can take advantage of these tips” Shelby Martin presents 5 Strategies Nannies Can Use for Managing Petty Cash posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “These tips can help you to keep your petty cash arrangement in order and track it carefully to ensure there are no discrepancies, no disputes arise and that there’s enough money left to manage all expenses until the fund is replenished as per your agreement.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents How to Influence Your Kids Without Using Rules posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Some of the most popular methodologies for this are attachment parenting, positive discipline and un-parenting. All three of these, though they differ in certain areas, can be placed under the umbrella of “progressive parenting.” These tenets focus less on rules and punishment than the traditional child-raising ideologies.” Lisa Williams presents How to Know if You Are a Cat or Dog Person posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “For most people, though, there is a very clear line between being a dog person or a cat person. If you’re not quite sure which camp you fall into, however, there are a few clues that can help you decide with whom your alliance lies.” Cherry Liu presents 10 iPhone Apps for Making Restaurant Reservations on the Fly posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “If you’ve ever tried to make a restaurant reservation on the move, you know the potential hazards involved. You could walk into a wall, book a table of 20 when there are only two of you or end up making ill-advised reservations at an unknown spot when everything else in the city is booked solid, only to discover that there’s a reason why they still feature open tables at peak dining hours.” Jessica Clark presents How to Avoid Sending Texts and Emails to the Wrong Person posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “You certainly do not want your boss reading an argument with your spouse or a friend reading something negative you said about her! Unfortunately, these types of messaging mishaps happen all too often.There are ways to avoid sending texts and emails to the wrong recipients, and implementing them can save you a lot of awkward moments, both personally and professionally.” Steve Jackson presents 30 Blogs with Tips for Beginning Bakers on How to Make Your Own Bread posted at Housekeeping, saying, “There are an array of ways that you can bake your own bread at home, from traditional yeast bread to quick bread to muffins and more!” Kevin Giffin presents 21 Blogs Featuring Bite-Sized Foods to Make for Your Summer Parties posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Bite-sized foods are the perfect solution when you’re planning a summer party. Being able to nibble and graze throughout the night allows guests to sample everything without leaving overly stuffed, and having a lot of different small plates means you can have a variety of foods available that will please any palate.” Sharon Moore presents 10 Things to Think About Before Accepting a Job that Pays Off the Books posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “The majority of nanny employers pay their nannies off the books or under the table. This means that the employer is not withholding any taxes from his nanny’s paycheck and he’s not paying his share of payroll taxes either. This can have serious consequences for both the employer and the nanny because working off the books is illegal.” Denise Young presents 18 Blogs Describing Natural Remedies for Headaches posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “The next time you find yourself reaching for another dose of over the counter headache relievers, try one of these natural remedies instead. You can drink water and other herbal remedies, apply ice or essential oils to your skin and use massage or acupressure to get rid of the pain.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 30 Blogs Spotlighting the Nutritional Benefits of Mangoes posted at aupair, saying, “Mango also is known as the “king of fruit,” and has an array of nutritional benefits that help improve health. The fruit is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.” Denise Thompson presents 24 of the Best Blogs Highlighting Kiwi Recipes to Suit Even Your Kids posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “The kiwi contains actinidain, which is a protein-dissolving enzyme like the bromelain in pineapple. If you’ve had a heavy meal containing meat, you might accompany or follow that meal with kiwi to help your body digest all of that protein. This nutrition-packed fruit works well in breakfast options, salads and desserts.” John Wilson presents The Pros and Cons of Including Social Media Contact Information on Your Nanny Resume | Blog posted at NannyResume.org, saying, “Your resume is the first thing clients see when they learn about you, but exactly what message are you sending? If you’re including social media contact information on your nanny resume, it might be the wrong message.A resume isn’t a random collection of data about you, and nannies especially need to consider the image they project when sending out resumes. There are pros and cons to giving out your social info.” Cherry Liu presents 10 iPhone Apps You Can Use to Lead a Frugal Life posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Managing money often becomes a full-time task, and just doesn’t seem worth the pennies saved if it’s eating up every spare moment of your time. Thankfully, leading iPhone developers have created some great apps to help you reduce your spending.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights on Building a Secure Attachment with Dr. Jeanne Segal, co-creator of HelpGuide.org and author of The Language of Emotional Intelligence posted at eNannySource, saying, “Dr. Jeanne Segal, co-creator of Helpguide.orgAn expert in the field of emotional health, she provided fascinating insight into adult and child attachments, the bond between a child and a nanny and what parents and caregivers can do to foster the development of a child’s emotional intelligence.” Kevin Giffin presents 6 Tips for Having a Great Camping Trip With Your Family posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “With the right planning and attitude, you can have a fantastic camping trip with your family that makes for a wonderful vacation and a chance to get out and see the world.” Jessica Clark presents 24 Blogs Shedding Light on How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Far too often people turn on the television or work on their laptop while they’re in bed, creating a disconnect with their body and bedroom. Your bedroom should be solely for sleeping, not for working or watching shows.” Dan Robinson presents 15 Blogs Extolling the Virtues of Reflexology posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “As in acupuncture, the belief is that when the body’s chi is blocked it causes health problems. Reflexology is said to be able to get rid of these blocks. Most people find reflexology sessions very relaxing.” Jim Wilson presents 25 Blogs Helping You Plan the Perfect Under the Sea Party | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “Instead of exhausting the usual party theme suspects, like superheroes and princesses, try doing an “Under the Sea” party. From sharks and crabs to mermaids, there are plenty of aspects to an “Under the Sea” party that will please both boys and girls.” Sarah Bernstein presents Meditation Schmeditation – posted at YourZenFriend, saying, “A funny look at meditation, spirit and the thinking mind” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the July 21, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

children

Kaitlyn Johnson presents Great Infant Care Tips from the RIE Approach posted at Newborn Care, saying, “RIE, or Resources for Infant Educarers, was founded in 1978 by pediatric neurologist Tom Forrest, M.D and infant specialist and educator Magda Gerber. At its core, the RIE approach promotes that “from the day they are born, all infants are cared for with respect and are seen as unique individuals with surprising capacity to participate in relationships.””

Lisa Jackson presents 28 Blogs with Tips for Creating the Best Themed Play Dates for Your Kids posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Whether you’re having your playgroup over to celebrate a holiday or you are just getting a group of kids together to play, having a theme can turn an ordinary play date into a special event.”

Diego Brown presents 21 Blogs Making Fun Homemade Mixtures for the Kids to Get Their Hands Into posted at National Nannies, saying, “If your child is a tactile learner, you can make your own tactile substances to entertain and teach him.”

MITCHELL MORRIS presents Things To Avoid Saying to Your Child posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Even when you’re clear about what you want to say, the words don’t always come out the way you intended or wanted. Although there are no hard and fast rules for communicating with kids, here are some things to avoid saying.”

Lisa Williams presents How to Foster a Love of Animals in Children posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Kids that are taught to look after animals and to treat them with respect are learning the fundamentals of social interaction by understanding that it’s not okay to be a bully or to take advantage of weaker beings. Instilling that love and compassion, however, can be a bit of a challenge if you don’t know where to start.”

Toni presents The Years Are Short Movie posted at Wifely Steps, saying, “The Years Are Short: A short movie by Gretchen Rubin that will want you go to spend time with your kids RIGHT NOW.”

depression

Tarah Yamanaka presents Oh, you’re a ‘single mum’…. posted at Starting over as Ms, saying, “This post is very much about finding personal peace and the stigma of being a single mother. It’s also about finding the positives and moving forward.”

emotional issues

Martin Poldma presents The Key Ingredient to a Life of Happiness, Joy and Peace of Mind posted at Success and Personal Development Blog, saying, “Hi, This blog posts that I recently wrote covers the main reason why it is possible to stay happy on the inside even though things might be difficult on the outside. It is about staying true to yourself and following your own highest joy regardless of what might be happening around us. By taking full responsibility for our own life, we become free from depending on outside circumstances. Best regards, Martin”

family

Caleb Hill presents 10 Tips for Working with Divorced Parents posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “No divorce is easy, however, there are certain things you can do as a nanny to make this difficult time less stressful for the children while still maintaining a professional relationship with the parents.”

Michelle Brown presents The Best Summer Picnic Hacks of All Time posted at Nanny, saying, “These hacks can help you plan the most efficient and effective picnic, even if you don’t have an entire day to plan and pack the gear.”

Brittany Harris presents What to Pack When Taking a Toddler on a Cruise posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Cruise lines offer plenty of entertainment and fun in the sun for the entire family, but it’s necessary to put some forethought into the packing process when there will be little ones on board.”

Cherry Liu presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Organizing Your Summer BBQ posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “These apps can ensure that your BBQ food is cooked to perfection, and that your party is polished in a fraction of the usual time. They also bring another level of enjoyment to the process of planning and cooking, so put these App Store offerings on the shopping list for your next backyard shindig.”

other

Chelsea Mathews presents I don’t want easy… posted at Sounds Like Life To Me. Robert Renaud presents 5 Ways to Realize Your Goals posted at The Time Trading Guru.

Hailey Jones presents 10 of the Best Math iPhone Apps for Preschoolers posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “In addition to all of its handy features, the iPhone can also be used as a wonderful learning tool for children. Many applications have been developed to teach arithmetic to kids so that they form and continue to cultivate strong math skills.”

Kevin Giffin presents 21 Blogs with Tasty Variations on the Traditional S’Mores Recipes posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “This dessert is traditionally made up of half of a chocolate bar and a toasted marshmallow pressed between two graham cracker squares, giving you a gooey, delicious treat. Since its invention, people have been playing with the basic flavors and coming up with creative variations on the original.”

Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Behind the Nanny Diaries with Author Nicola Kraus posted at eNannySource, saying, “Recently I had the chance to chat with Nicola Kraus, co-author of New York Times #1 Best Seller, The Nanny Diaries. I was totally blown away with her depth of knowledge about nannies and her passion for how they should be treated.Wondering if there will be another nanny story? I was, and I have the answer for you below!”

Michelle Brown presents How to Untangle Doll Hair Without Pulling All the Hair Out posted at Nanny, saying, “Little ones can spend hours brushing, combing and styling their dolls’ hair, which often leaves the locks in more of a tangled mass than anything resembling a fashionable ‘do.Before you pull those strands from their plastic roots, try some of these surefire fixes.”

Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 25 Blogs Detailing the Health Benefits of Cherries posted at aupair, saying, “Cherries are full of health benefits and packed with antioxidants, and have been known to help lower blood pressure, stimulate muscle recovery, improve sleep and help prevent Alzheimer’s.”

Tim Hall presents 24 Blogs Showing You How to Create Various Journals to Capture Summer Memories posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Journals are a way for you and your kids to remember where you’ve been and what you’ve done throughout the years. They serve to capture feelings and preserve memories.”

John Wilson presents What to Include in a Skills-Based Nanny Resume | Blog posted at NannyResume.org, saying, “There are two basic types of nanny resumes you can use: chronological, which charts your career path in order (starting with your most recent job) before briefly discussing your skills, and functional, which emphasizes competencies and achievements before a shorter by-the-numbers account of where you’ve worked.”

Vincent Nguyen presents 40 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner (The Compact Guide to Life) – Self Stairway posted at Self Stairway.

Jessica Clark presents 10 Ways to Reduce the Amount of SPAM You Get posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “SPAM is unsolicited electronic communication that clogs your email inbox in an attempt to sell you something. however. There are ways to rid yourself of most SPAM once and for all.”

Layla Martinez presents 18 Blogs Highlighting Recipes that Use Tapioca in Various Ways posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Tapioca is the starch that comes from the cassava root that is native to Africa and South America.The pearls made from tapioca are chewy in texture and are commonly found in tapioca pudding and bubble teas.”

Steve Jackson presents 24 Blogs Explaining How to Make Your Own Natural Pesticides for the Garden posted at Housekeeping, saying, “When used in a garden, the vegetables end up coated with a harmful spray that affects any wild life that consumes the plants, as well as your family. Even ground water can become contaminated. By using homemade natural remedies, however, you can be sure that everything is organic and safe if ingested.”

Cherry Liu presents How to Keep Your Pet Safe When Traveling posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Just as there are travel safety guidelines for the human members of the family, the same exist for the animals under your care. These tips can help you travel in style and safety, bringing your beloved pets along with you to share in the memories.”

Kevin Giffin presents Smart Tips for Traveling With Your Nanny posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Summertime is here, which means that families and their nannies are off on vacation together. Here are some tips to make sure your travel (and relationship!) go smoothly.”

Sydney Bell presents How Not to Get Addicted to Social Media posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “While a social media addiction isn’t likely to cause the physical destruction that comes with substance abuse or alcoholism, it can very easily become an impediment to living a normal, productive life. There are very real repercussions stemming from behavioral addictions which can dramatically impact the life of not only an addict, but also those around them. These tips can help you spot a budding addiction and cut it off at the pass, as well as address the issue with loved ones that are becoming unhealthily fixated on the Internet and social networking sites, in particular.”

Shelby Martin presents How to Work As Part of a Household Staff posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “While having a co-worker can be a welcome relief to the isolation that often comes with having a household job, it can be challenging to work alongside other employers in the home environment. Here are some tips for being successful when you’re part of a household staff.”

Arianna Lee presents Extra Tasks Your Nanny Can Pick Up When Your Kids Go To School posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “When your kids head off to school, your nanny will suddenly have a lot of extra free time on her hands – sometimes up to five or six hours each day. So the question often becomes what responsibilities can she pick up to make up for the downtime?”

Jessica Clark presents 15 Blogs Showing the Pros and Cons of Consuming Artificial Sweetener posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “When it comes to consuming artificial sweeteners, what’s the truth and what’s propaganda? Before you reach for your next packet of artificial sweetener, check out these 15 blog entries.”

Jane presents Mattress Buying Guide: Medical Professionals Speak Out | Best Mattress for the Money posted at Best Mattress for the Money.

Sydney Bell presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips For Getting a Better Internet Connection posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “A lot of people conflate Internet speed with Internet connection, when in fact, they are two entirely different things. Your Internet speed is largely dictated by your Internet service provider (ISP), whereas your Internet connection is dependent on a number of factors that are often independent of each other.”

Hailey Jones presents 21 of the Best Blogs Using Aloe Vera as Homeopathic Remedies posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “The lining of the Aloe Vera plant has also been used orally as a laxative, and the gel contained in the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant are used to treat acne, chicken pox, poison ivy and many other skin conditions.”

Denise Young presents 18 Blogs Extolling the Virtues of Indian Gooseberries posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Indian gooseberries are small in size, and typically ripen in late summer. They are largely used in jellies and pies, though when eaten fresh the berries are exceedingly tart and slightly bitter. There are ample health benefits you receive from eating Indian gooseberries”

Alaina Moore presents 25 Blogs With the Best Packing Tips for Your Cross Country Move posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “When you’re moving cross country, the situation is significantly exacerbated. Everything is ten times more expensive and ten times more complicated, and it’s just a necessary consequence of living the dream.”

David Thompsonn presents How to Save a Tooth That Gets Accidentally Knocked Out posted at Backup Care, saying, “Maybe it was a sports injury, a bite from an apple or your child’s head slamming into your mouth, but whatever the cause, you find yourself holding your tooth in your hand. Before you panic, know that in many cases a knocked out tooth can be saved and reimplanted. You just have to act fast.”

John Wilson presents When Is It OK to Leave a Job Off Your Nanny Resume | Blog posted at NannyResume.org, saying, “A resume is, after all, a specially tailored marketing document designed to sell yourself to potential clients. The content, layout and tone are entirely up to you, as is the decision to delete certain jobs from your history. However, it’s best to make sure the job in question falls into one of a few special categories.”

Jon Rhodes presents Why you are a slave to your job posted at Bitched Up, saying, “Working for someone else is often little more than a contract of slavery. Can you find a solution to break free?”

Jessica Clark presents 20 Blogs Pinpointing the Health Benefits of Swimming and Water Exercises posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “If you’re looking for the fountain of youth, you just might find it by taking up swimming. This low-impact exercise has a plethora of benefits.”

John Williams presents 30 Blogs Sharing Tips for Throwing a Mickey Mouse Themed Party on a Budget posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Don’t be surprised when the love of the mouse prompts your kids to want to have a Mickey Mouse themed party. From invitations to decorations to kid-friendly foods and games, there’s no shortage of ways you can bring Mickey Mouse to life during a party!”

Steve Jackson presents 18 Blogs Featuring Directions for Making Your Own Nut/Seed Butters posted at Housekeeping, saying, “To still enjoy a version of nut butter without eating peanuts, more people are increasingly turning to alternative nut butters. In fact, many people are even going so far as to make their own homemade nut butters to spare the expense that typically comes with a jar of nut butter.”

Hailey Jones presents What You Should Know About How Stress Effects Caretakers posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “It’s important for both caregivers and employers to understand how stress affects those charged with looking after the safety and well-being of both children and in-need adults in order to properly combat and manage the attendant stress.”

MITCHELL MORRIS presents Creative Photo Ideas for Your Child’s First Day of Kindergarten posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Once you have your big kid all dressed up for his first day of school, you’re presented with the opportunity to capture the moment through photography. For such a momentous occasion, though, not just any old concept will do! You’ll want to preserve the moment perfectly, a task that doesn’t necessarily have to be as daunting as it sounds at first blush.”

Caleb Hill presents 5 Insurances Nannies Should Consider Purchasing posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Even if you are covered under your employers’ car insurance, you still need to consider your coverage for personal use. Here is a list of five insurances that nannies should consider having their own policies for, both for protection and peace of mind.”

David Thompsonn presents 10 iPhone Apps You Can Use to Monitor Your Kids Internet Use posted at Backup Care, saying, “With these 10 parental control apps, you can monitor and control what your child accesses through his phone, providing a safe and enjoyable environment that will give you peace of mind, too.”

personal growth project presents Pick yourself back up! 4 Reasons to Learn to Love Your Mistakes posted at Personal Growth Project Blog, saying, “An interesting list of reasons why you should learn to love and appreciate your mistakes.”

Jon Rhodes presents How To Do Self Hypnosis posted at Free Hypnosis, saying, “This article shows you how to perform self hypnosis. This is great for helping you to deal with many issues in life.”

relationships

Tarah Yamanaka presents Being the one who leaves posted at Starting over as Ms, saying, “This is a story about being the one to leave a marriage and the anguish that comes with it when children are involved. It’s about making through and learning to smile again.”

Jana presents 4 Reasons Why Saving people Can Hinder Them Instead Of Helping Them : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Many of us have a need to save others; to be their ‘white knight’ and save them from themselves or their issues, but actually this can seriously hurt your relationship with them and their ability to become self-sufficient. Here are 4 reasons why saving people can hinder them instead of helping them.”

Isis presents See Everything as a Source of Delight, Joy & Happiness posted at Isis | A Life of DeLight | Online Spiritual Retreats | Spiritual Awakening | Personal & Spiritual Enlightenment | Tantra of Divine Light, saying, “I have come to discover that the ability to delight in life itself is one of the most important qualities humanity shares. No matter the language we speak, the God we pray to (or none at all), the boundaries we imagine separating us, DeLight is one of those shared, universal human experiences we all understand. It bursts holes through barriers, breaks down communication boundaries and it engenders a very unique, special bond as it enables people to see one other with the clarity of fresh eyes. – See more at: http://www.isisjade.com/2013/see-everything-as-a-source-of-delight-joy-happiness/#sthash.URqObbZH.dpuf”

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Welcome to the July 14, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

children

Hailey Jones presents 7 Reasons Never to Put a Child on a Diet Without Doctor’s Orders posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “If you have concerns about your child’s weight, discuss the matter with her pediatrician and work together to find a solution that’s both nutritionally sound and unlikely to be emotionally damaging to your child.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 30 of the Best Blogs on Making Homemade Baby Food posted at aupair, saying, “There is a cheaper and healthier alternative, in the shape of homemade baby food. You can control exactly what’s in your baby or toddlers diet while also saving yourself a fortune.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 of the Most Dangerous Outdoor Toys for Kids posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “From the vintage favorites that came under fire from a more cautious generation to the shockingly dangerous toys of today’s era, these are ten of the most dangerous outdoor toys for kids of all time.” Tim Hall presents 24 Blogs Highlighting Recipes to Make Trail Mix with the Kids posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Homemade trail mix is easy to assemble and a great treat to make with the kids. It’s also the perfect on-the-go snack since it’s easily portable and not too messy. If you are getting a group of kids together for a play date, trail mix can do double duty as both an activity and a snack.” Olivia Lewiss presents 25 Blogs with Things to Think About Before Committing to Homeschooling posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “You may have an idea of the type of learning environment you want for your child, but making it a reality will present many challenges. Remember, each of your children will have their own learning style. Your classroom and teaching methods must reflect the needs of each child if you expect them to fully benefit from the experience of being homeschooled.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Reasons to Reconsider Naming Your Kid Something Awkward posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “One of the first and arguably most important tasks in the earliest moments of your little one’s life is the choosing of her name. You’ll want something that’s unique enough to allow her to be an individual, but common enough that she won’t be forced to answer a laundry list of questions about the origin of her moniker.” Steve Jackson presents 30 Blogs Containing Creative Way to Decorate a Boys Bedroom posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Decorating your child’s bedroom can often be quite the undertaking.One way to cut down on the stress of decorating is to come up with a theme that you are able to tie colors, bedding and accessories into. Age is another important factor, as a nursery is much different to put together than a teen’s room.”

depression

personal growth project presents Gratitude: Step Off of the Treadmill of Success, and Run Into a Happy Life posted at Personal Growth Project Blog, saying, “A Challenge to use active gratitude in your life to be happier and healthier.”

emotional issues

Kimberly Raya presents The Happy Funeral – Releasing The Past… posted at Let Me Reach, saying, “This is a poignant telling of my personal attempt at releasing grief of the past. I received the highest traffic to date the day I posted this.”

family

Lisa Williams presents 10 of the Weirdest Questions Strangers Ask Nannies posted at Become A Nanny. Steve Jackson presents 24 Blogs with the Best Dorm Room Decorating Ideas posted at Housekeeping.

other

Cherry Liu presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Help You Navigate a New City posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “With these ten apps installed on your iPhone, exploring a new city becomes a much more enriching and rewarding experience. No need to worry about getting lost – with these apps all of your navigation needs are at your fingertips.” Steve Jackson presents Simple Solutions for Stain Proofing Your Couch posted at Housekeeping, saying, “The sofa is often the gathering place for the family, it is a very likely location for spills and other accidents to occur. Add children and pets to the household equation, and the chances of a couch stain increase even further. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to keep your upholstery spot free.” Cherry Liu presents 20 Blogs Exploring New Uses for Your Small Appliances posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “While each appliance likely has one specific purpose, you’ll quickly find that many can do a wealth of different things when you read through these 20 blog entries.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights on Choosing the Best Double Stroller with Melissa Gambrill, Marketing Manager from Britax Child Safety, Inc. posted at eNannySource. David Thompsonn presents 10 Ways to Remove a Bee Stinger Without Using Tweezers posted at Backup Care. Jeff Moore presents 25 Blogs with the Best Tips for Shopping Back to School Deals posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “You can often save by shopping completely out of season. Oftentimes, shopping doesn’t even involve leaving your home, as online discounts are plentiful and recycling what you already have is an option, too.” Kevin Giffin presents 20 Important Facts About Sunscreen You Should Know posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “There are many different terms involved with sun protection, and this makes it difficult for any consumer to determine what will be the best buy for themselves and their families.” Cherry Liu presents 10 Things to Look for in a Vacation Rental When Traveling with Kids posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Selecting the perfect short-term vacation rental, however, is far from a simple process if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. When you’re adequately prepared and have a firm idea of your needs in mind, however, finding the perfect vacation home is far from daunting.” John Williams presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help You Choose What’s for Dinner posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “With hundreds of apps for foodies on the iPhone, you no longer need to stress. Planning and making dinner will take no time at all.” Denise Young presents 25 Blogs Featuring Low-Sugar Drinks to Refresh Your Kids this Summer posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “According to Harvard School of Public Health, one out of every three children is considered overweight or obese, and the consumption of sugary drinks is a contributing factor. You can help fix this by providing your kids with low-sugar drinks this summer.” Caleb Hill presents Top Lessons I’ve Learned as a Nanny posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Kellie Geres is approaching 25 years as a professional nanny/household manager. She has been fortunate to work for some amazing families, and am blessed with friends and colleagues near and far. Here are a few of the lessons she has learned along the way that have helped shape her into the professional as she is today.” Cordelia presents When You Can Afford To Be Lazy | Étoile Punk posted at Cordelia. MITCHELL MORRIS presents How to Politely Decline an Invitation from Your Work Family posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Whether you’re trying to maintain reasonable, professional boundaries or simply can’t attend due to a previous obligation, turning down your employer’s invitations can be tricky business.” Sharon Moore presents What to Consider Before Taking a High Profile Nanny Position posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Usually high profile positions are portrayed as Cinderella jobs. They’re not. High profile jobs are tough and not every nanny can be successful in one.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 21 of the Best Blogs Explaining Exercises that You Can Do to Reduce Back Pain posted at Newborn Care, saying, “According to Esther Gokhale, author of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, as many as 90% of American adults complain of back pain. This increase in people suffering from back pain is largely because more people are sitting in front of a computer all day instead of having active professions and hunching over cell phones at night while relaxing.” Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs with Exciting Ideas on How to Plan Your Own Vegas Night posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Just because you can’t get on the next plane to Vegas doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a taste of Sin City, though. Planning a casino party or a Vegas night is the perfect solution when you can’t get away. All you need for a successful Vegas-themed evening are gaming tables, dealers, good music, appetizers and cocktails.” Jim Wilson presents How to Create an Art Studio for Your Preschooler on a Dime | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “Few things capture kids’ imaginations and keep them entertained the way that creating and experimenting with art does.Presenting your children with their very own art studio doesn’t have to cost a fortune, either. With these tips and a bit of creative thinking of your own, you’ll have your budding artists’ juices flowing in no time.” Michelle Brown presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help Keep You Eating GMO Free posted at Nanny, saying, “These apps all have multiple features for identifying different types of ingredients, which means installing a combination of apps will keep you better informed.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Ways to Calculate and Track Calories You’ve Burned posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “When it comes to losing weight or maintaining your current size, one of the most reliable methods is simply to ensure that you’re burning more calories than you’re taking in each day.” Carter White presents 15 Blogs Where You Can Find Homemade Methods for Treating Acne and Other Facial Blemishes posted at Babysitting, saying, “There are a wealth of homemade remedies you can use to help treat the occasional breakout, prevent acne and sun damage and shrink your pores. Before committing to a homemade remedy you will want to spot test them in an inconspicuous area to make sure you don’t have an adverse reaction.” John Wilson presents 4 Ways to Spin a Bad Nanny Job Ending posted at NannyResume.org, saying, “It’s almost always possible to end employment on amicable terms, even friendly ones, that can benefit your long-term career goals. Some jobs, though, end badly, whether that means termination, resignation or tension between the nanny and family.”

relationships

Amrita Goswami presents A Snuffed Out Candle posted at The Mobius Strip, saying, “This is a vignette about the lingering pain left after the end of a relationship.”

social anxiety

Vincent Nguyen presents What Happens When You Get Stuck Wondering What If posted at Self Stairway. Jessica Clark presents posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “It is said that charity begins at home, and for many people that is true.”

stress

Jana presents 3 Ways To Transcend Good & Bad : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “When we step out of the duality of good and bad, and when we stop judging and begin accepting things fully as they are without an egoic need to change what is, we open ourselves to peace, abundance and joy. As we make ourselves available to the now moment, we are rewarded with the miracle of now.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the July 7, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

Children

  • Toni presents Working Mom Woes: Tips on how to cope posted at Wifely Steps saying, “Working away from your kids can be tough sometimes. Here are some tips on how to cope with working mom blues.”
  • David Thompsonn presents 10 Child Development Facts All Parents Should Know posted at Backup Care saying, “From the moment you announce your impending addition to the family, you’ll be inundated with unsolicited advice of questionable veracity. These ten developmental facts, however, are among those that you should arm yourself with so that you are prepared and well informed about your little one’s growth.”
  • Daniel Long presents 10 of the Most Embarrassing Things Kids Say to Their Parents While in Public | Hire a Nanny posted at hireananny.com saying “Kids are adorable sources of endless amusement, so much so that a long running television show chronicled the “darnedest things” they’re wont to say. They’re also, however, notorious for saying the most embarrassingly inappropriate things at just the right moment for peak mortification.“
  • Denise Thompson presents 30 of the Best Blogs with Healthy Summer Snack Ideas for the Kids posted at Find A Babysitter saying, “Providing your kids with a selection of healthy snacks instead of junk food will go a long way toward keeping your kids healthy. “
  • Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 Things to Think About When Flying During Your Pregnancy posted at Newborn Care saying, “During a healthy pregnancy that’s progressing normally, there are few contraindications regarding air travel. Still, there are a few things that you’ll want to consider before packing your bags and boarding the plane when you’re expecting.”
  • Lisa Jackson presents 10 of the Best Pets for Families with Young Kidsposted at Live-Out Nanny saying, “The truth is that caring for a pet can be a rich and rewarding experience for your children. They’ll learn compassion and responsibility, as well as the rewarding feeling of caring for another living being. That being said, not all pets are ideal for families with young children.”
  • Teri Jones presents 10 Baby Foods Not to Make at Home posted at Nanny Jobs saying, “One thing that commercial baby foods may have over those of the homemade variety is large-scale nitrates testing and extensive knowledge of food safety as it relates to growing infants. As long as you make the effort to inform yourself regarding which foods can safely be used to make baby food, however, there’s no reason why you can’t whip up safe, nutritious and delicious food for your little one in no time at all.”
  • Olivia Lewiss presents 10 of the Best ABC iPhone Apps for Kids posted at Hire a Nanny saying, “Children love feeling grown up by using a smartphone, and the applications are so entertaining that the children often don’t even realize they are learning. Here are some of the best apps available to teach your little one the alphabet.”
  • Kaitlyn Johnson presents What Parents Should Know About the Fourth Trimester posted at Newborn Care saying, “According to parenting and developmental experts like Dr. Harvey Karp. The theory of the fourth trimester posits that babies aren’t actually fully developed until sometime around four months of age. This phase of a newborn’s life is often referred to as “the fourth trimester” by developmental experts and pediatricians.”
  • Lisa Jackson presents 18 Blogs Exploring Methods for Teaching State Capitals to Kids posted at Live-Out Nanny saying, “When you help your kids learn the state capitals while they are young, recalling them for school purposes later will be second nature.“
  • Mitchell Morris presents Top Ten Childcare Tips from Nannies posted at Full Time Nanny saying, “Consistency is one of the hardest yet one of the most important elements of effective parenting. “
  • Shelby Martin presents Teaching Your Kids How to Save Money posted at GoNannies.com Blog saying, “In the interest of helping your children grow into financially independent adults that know how to spend money responsibly, it’s essential that you begin instilling these skills at a young age. These hints can help you build the foundation for money saving habits, helping to ensure that your kids gain the skills they need to see them into the future.”
  • Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Dr. Rebecca Palacios on the Importance of Learning Throughout the Summer Break posted at eNannySource saying, “The summer months are a time for relaxation and play—as well as an opportunity for exploration and learning in unexpected ways! I recently chatted with Dr. Rebecca Palacios, a teacher from Corpus Christi, Texas who holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, to discuss the importance of summer learning.”

Family

Relationships

Social Anxiety

  • Martin Poldma presents How to Become More Confident posted at Martin Poldma – Success and Personal Development Blog saying, “Hi, My name is Martin Poldma and I am a blogger on success and personal development. In this post I explain how to best overcome our fears and anxieties by focusing on doing the things that bring us the highest joy no matter what other people think of us, want us to do in our lives or what the society in general expects from us.”

Depression

Other

  • Carter White presents 27 Blogs Featuring Easy 4th of July Crafts You Can Do with Your Kids posted at Babysitting saying, “This year, get into the Fourth of July spirit by wrangling up the kids and creating some patriotic crafts together. You can make everything from wands, which are perfect for waving at the traditional Fourth of July parade, to festive clothes and decorations fit for a patriotic party!”
  • Cherry Liu presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Help You Navigate a New City posted at House Sitting Jobs saying, “With these ten apps installed on your iPhone, exploring a new city becomes a much more enriching and rewarding experience. No need to worry about getting lost – with these apps all of your navigation needs are at your fingertips.”
  • Jessica Clark presents 10 Educators Named Ken Who Have Influenced Generations posted at Kenney Myers saying, “These great educators have gone above and beyond in their respective fields, inspiring entire generations to follow in their footsteps. The ten men on this list are all remarkable in their own right, however, they do have one thing in common – they all share the name Ken.”
  • Denise Young presents 15 Blogs Spotlighting the Health Benefits of Chia Seeds posted at Au Pair Care saying, “The tiny seeds are related to the mint plant, and have a mild flavor that incorporates well into smoothies and baked goods. To lend credibility to their superfood status, the seeds contain more antioxidants than blueberries do and are a good source of raw energy.”
  • John Williams presents 21 Blogs Detailing How to Make Your Own Laundry Aids posted at Live-In Nanny saying, “It’s not cheap to continually buy laundry detergent, stain removers and dryer sheets, but they’re necessary evils we encounter in daily life, right? But what if you could stop buying them by making your own laundry aids at home? Not only would you save a ton of money, but you’d also be able to control what chemicals come in contact with your family’s skin.”
  • Steve Jackson presents 10 Ways to Keep Bugs Out of Your Picnic Food posted at Housekeeping saying, “All that being said, nothing can ruin an outdoor meal quite like insects. Finding creepy-crawlies in food and beverages can quickly destroy an appetite. And buzzing in the ears and bites on the skin will deter most people from the fun of dining outside, too. Here are some easy tips to make your next picnic experience bug-free.”
  • Jana presents 3 Ways To Get Clear On Setting Intentions : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink saying, “Today everyone talks about intentions, but there is a difference between setting an intention that is from the ego and appears to be righteous and setting an intention from power.”
  • Amrita Goswami presents An Ice-Cream for a Beggar posted at The Mobius Strip saying, “A vignette about poverty in India and how I overcame my apathy towards the condition of beggars.“
  • Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs with the Best Copy Cat Recipes posted at House Sitting Jobs saying, “Restaurants that thrive do so by offering food that patrons rave about. Before long, the word spreads and everyone is talking about that place that serves the best pasta, soup or dessert in town.“
  • Hailey Jones presents 28 Blogs with Cool Things to Make with Fresh Lavender posted at Nanny Websites saying, “Lavender is a member of the mint family that is distinguishable by its purple flower. It is harvested in mid to late June and is often used year-round both fresh and dried. Lavender oil has both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for many homeopathic remedies.”
  • Sharon Moore presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Creating and Maintaining a Family Schedule posted at Nanny Jobs saying, “By loading your iPhone up with the best organization apps, you’ll always stay one step ahead and keep on top of your family schedules. You can create to-do lists, calendars and schedules with these ten iPhone apps, which you can then share with the whole family so everyone knows what they need to be doing and when.”
  • Jessica Clark presents 10 Phenomenal Musicians Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers saying, “Musicians who share the name “Ken” are a dime a dozen. However, there are a select few who have made a significant impact on the music industry, and it is they who deserve special recognition.”
  • Caleb Hill presents What Should You Do When Your Boss Volunteers You to Watch the Neighbor’s Kids? posted at Nanny Classifieds saying, “Working as a nanny can also be a complicated minefield of potential complications with your employers when boundaries aren’t respected. Being volunteered to watch children other than your charges is usually frustrating, especially when you’re already dealing with some degree of job creep. Handling the situation is complicated, though, especially if your employers are less than receptive to your concerns. These tips can help you handle such situations with relative ease.”
  • Shelby Martin presents 8 Secrets Parents Ask Kids to Keep and Why Doing So is a Bad Idea posted at GoNannies.com Blog saying, “Asking kids to keep secrets, however, can be a problematic slippery slope of sorts. There are some secrets you just don’t want to ask your kids to keep, for a variety of reasons.”
  • Elisabeth Wright presents 10 Foods to Think Twice About Before Ordering at a Restaurant posted at Vitamins and Minerals saying, “Sitting down to a meal cooked by someone else that requires no clearing of tables or washing of dishes on your part can be a luxurious break from the norm from time to time. However, it can also be an overpriced flirtation with food-borne illnesses if you don’t think carefully about what you’re ordering.”
  • Tim Hall presents 15 Blogs Spotlighting Yard Games that You Can Play During Your 4th of July Party posted at Summer Nanny Jobs saying, “Fireworks are a focal point of the 4th of July holiday, but because they don’t start until the sun goes down you have to have plenty of games ready to play during the day. From volleyball tournaments to washers’ competitions, there are a variety of outdoor games you and your guests can play this Independence Day.”
  • John Williams presents 21 of the Best Blogs Highlighting Methods for the Prevention and Treatment of Bug Bites this Summer posted at Live-In Nanny saying, “The arrival of warm weather means that you’re likely going to be spending more time outdoors, which also means your chances of getting bitten by bugs vastly increases. When bites are unavoidable, you’ll need an effective way to take away the pain and itch quickly.”
  • Jeff Moore presents 20 Blogs Reviving the Lost Craft of String Art posted at Babysitting Jobs saying, “String art started out in the 1800’s as a way to teach math. By the 1960’s and 70’s, the concept changed from a learning tool into a trendy craft. Now, 40+ plus years later, string art is making a comeback. It’s even gotten its own little makeover and is being used to create word art.”
  • Steve Jackson presents 24 Blogs Sharing Refreshing Cold Coffee Recipes to Enjoy this Summer posted at Housekeeping saying, “Giving up your morning jolt of caffeine, however, is likely out of the question, which is why cold coffee recipes are the perfect way to marry your cup of caffeine with the hot weather.”
  • Diego Brown presents How to Hide Electrical Wires from Computers, TVs and Small Appliances posted at National Nannies saying, “There are a variety of reasons why you should hide wires, but not always a lot of obvious solutions to accomplish the task. These tips can help you keep wires and cords out of sight and, more importantly, out of your little ones’ reach.”
  • Tim Hall presents What’s the Difference Between Sunscreen and Sunblock? posted at Summer Nanny Jobs saying, “There are scads of products on the market that claim to block the sun’s harmful rays, but the labels and claims can be misleading. One source of confusion is the interchangeable use of the terms “sunscreen” and “sunblock.” In all actuality, these two products are quite different from one another.”
  • Eric Taylor presents 30 Blogs with the Best Advice for Making Tough Decisions posted at Nanny Care saying, “Tough decisions, by their very nature, usually have the potential to cause unavoidable heartache or loss, so it’s understandable if you are reluctant to take the plunge.”
  • Dan Robinson presents 27 Blogs Sharing Recipes for the Best Wraps posted at Aupair Jobs saying, “The wrap is, quite possibly, the perfect portable meal. Whether you’re in a rush in the morning, on the go at lunch or just looking for a quick way to eat dinner, just about anything can be wrapped up.”

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Welcome to the June 30, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

children

Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights on Creating Happy Kids with Dr. Sharin Sherkat, Parent Strategist posted at eNannySource, saying, “When it comes to kids, it takes more than video games and candy to keep them truly happy. No one knows that more than Dr. Sharin Sherkat, parent strategist and author of Create Happy Kids. Recently I had a chance to connect with Dr. Sherkat and learn what she thinks defines a happy kid and how she empowers parents to create one.” Charlotte Morgan presents How to Survive the Days Leading Up to Summer Vacation posted at Nanny Service, saying, “For parents, however, the lead-up to summer vacation can be a nightmare. Handling anxious, antsy kids is never easy, but somehow it becomes more difficult when the countdown to summer begins. These tips can help you make it through the last weeks of the school year with your sanity intact.” Brittany Harris presents Toys That Foster Development in 3 to 5 Year Olds posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Ages three to five, often referred to as “the preschool years,” can be a joyous time for both children and their caregivers. These years provide a wonderful opportunity to foster imagination, teach language and explore new physical activities that were impossible for your child to do before.Most activities will be met with enthusiasm, as preschoolers possess a fantastic lust for life.” Mitchell Morris presents How to Supplement Your Child’s Education at Home posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Taking matters into your own hands by actively working with your child to supplement her education at home is one of the most effective ways of ensuring that she meets and exceeds her academic goals, but it’s not always easy to know where to start.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 Ways to Avoid Spoiling Your Toddler posted at Newborn Care, saying, “These ten tips can help you avoid the power struggles and temper tantrums that come with a spoiled toddler and that can intensify as kids get older.” Jim Wilson presents 27 Blogs with Tons of Songs to Teach Your Kids to Sing | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “Childhood is a time that’s filled with stories and songs. You undoubtedly can recall several songs from your childhood that made a lasting impression – songs that you likely will find yourself inadvertently humming or singing to your own child.” Tim Hall presents 24 Blogs Letting You in on the Secrets of How to Keep Your Kids Smart this Summer posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Unfortunately, many children will experience the “summer slide” during this extended break, where they lose about two months of their reading progress and up to 1/3 of what they learned in math. To help combat this, teachers have started to give out summer assignments that are designed to help kids retain what they learned.” David Thompsonn presents 18 Blogs Explain Brain Breaks and Why they are Important posted at Backup Care, saying, “Kids sit through several hours of instruction every day, and it’s not unusual for them to ‘space out’ throughout the day, taking a mini-break without even meaning to.” Janet Golovine presents What Should You Do if You Witness a Parent Verbally Abusing Her Child? posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Verbal abuse, while just as damaging as physical abuse, leaves no physical marks and is rarely followed up by a social services system that’s flooded with other issues.” Laura Anderson presents 30 Blogs Detailing Activities for Kids to Do Over Summer Break posted at eNannySource, saying, “No matter how old your kids are, you should be able to find games, crafts, outings and camps that they can do to stay busy. Even if your budget is tight, there are ideas for low cost things to do this summer.” Layla Martinez presents How to Help Your Children Develop Compassion posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Helping your kids learn the importance of helping and feeling genuine sympathy for others isn’t such a complex proposition, though, it’s only one that requires a strong investment of time and effort.” Denise Young presents 10 Kids’ Foods Considered Healthy That Aren’t posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “However, marketing and misinformation has made it difficult to know what the right food choices are for today’s children. Unfortunately, many of the foods parents have been trusting to be healthy and wholesome actually are not. Some of these may surprise and disappoint you.” Jeff Moore presents 24 Blogs with Tips for Promoting Creative Writing in Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Creative writing, on the other hand, can be frustrating when the ideas aren’t flowing. As a parent, it’s important to find ways to encourage your child’s creative writing skills, which you can do by giving him writing prompts or brainstorming with him.” Carter White presents 27 Blogs with Methods to Teach Your Child How to Tell Time posted at Babysitting, saying, “One of the best ways to approach teaching your child how to read a clock is to start with a digital clock and then work up to an analog one.” Laura Anderson presents How to Tactfully Decline a Playdate Invitation posted at eNannySource, saying, “When your child simply doesn’t like playing with a particular peer or you have trouble dealing with her parents, the idea of continuing play dates can be completely off-putting. Still, the idea of hurting someone’s feelings or causing trouble with another family by declining play dates is even worse.” Diego Brown presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips on Helping Your Child Prepare for Standardized Testing posted at National Nannies, saying, “As a parent, obviously you want your child to receive the best possible education, which includes scoring well on standardized tests.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Reasons to Think Twice About Heading to Local Carnivals posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “The rides, shows, games and attractions are an iconic part of summer, and are infinitely attractive to youngsters. Before you head to the carnival set up at your local fairgrounds, however, there are a few things that you might want to think carefully about to ensure that you’re making the safest, smartest and most economically sound decision.” Denise Thompson presents 10 Bus Safety Rules All Kids Should Know posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Before walking your youngster down to the bus stop for that first big day of getting to school without being driven by a parent, make sure that she understands these ten safety rules.” Jeff Moore presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Planning Your Child’s First Sleepover posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “The first time your child is invited to or decides to host a sleepover, you can guarantee that your heart will jump out of your chest. Both scenarios are scary in their own way, however, the latter comes with the added responsibility of looking after other people’s children.”

emotional issues

Jana presents 3 Ways to Master Your Emotions : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Emotions are meant to support us in creating a beautiful and fulfilling life, but instead of acting from love many of us act from fear which has a huge impact on our happiness. Here are 3 ways to mastery your emotions and utilize them for a happy life.”

family

Lisa Jackson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Your First Family Camping Trip posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Camping is a fun vacation for everyone, but it’s not the same as staying in a luxury hotel by any stretch of the imagination. You have to cook, clean and entertain yourself, and in this case, the kids, too.” Kevin Giffin presents Free Summer Activities for the Family posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “When classes end for the summer, kids have more time on their hands than most parents know what to do with. To keep them from spending that time in front of the television or playing video games, it’s important to find fun and exciting local activities with which they can get involved.” Steve Jackson presents What to Look for When Buying Your First Family Car posted at Housekeeping, saying, “With so many features and options available, choosing a family car for the first time is anything but a walk in the park. Before you become overwhelmed and discouraged, however, consider these hints and tips for selecting and purchasing the perfect car for your family.”

other

Michelle Brown presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Access on Your Nature Walk posted at Nanny, saying, “There are apps available to help you find nature, navigate through it and learn more about it during your excursions. These apps may make the trek more appealing for young hikers as well!” Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Crime Fighters Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “The problem with trying to find crime fighters named Ken is that they, by their very nature, tend to be extremely protective of their true identity. However, as is the case with every great crime fighter, the super villain always unmasks them in the end.Here is a permanent record of crime fighters named Ken who shall remain unmasked.” Denise Young presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for International Travel posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “New cultures, people, languages and food are all ready for you to discover as you navigate your way around the globe. In order to get the best from international travel, it is important that you are properly prepared.” Jim Wilson presents 25 Blogs Featuring Copycat Recipes that You Can Make for Your Family Tonight | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “With these recipes you can recreate your favorite restaurant dishes from home, so you can enjoy them for a fraction of the cost. You’ll find soups, entrees, sides, beverages and desserts in the following blog recipes. Make these delicious dishes for your family tonight.” Jocelyn Scott presents How to Check Up on Your Nanny When You Don’t Have Nanny Cams posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “If you want to monitor your nanny but don’t want to resort to a nanny cam, there are things you can do to check up on your kids throughout the day.” Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs Sharing the Best Way to Plan a Housewarming Party posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Moving into a new apartment or house is the perfect excuse to do one thing: throw a housewarming party! Having a housewarming party means you have a chance to get all of your friends together, show them your new digs and break the place in.” Shelby Martin presents 10 Red Flags to Look for When Interviewing for a Nanny Job posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “The decision to work with a particular family or not is influenced by lots of different factors that are specific to what you’re looking for and what feels right to you. But there are some red flags that almost always indicate the job isn’t one you should take.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Fashion Designers Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Fashion design is a tough business, and only the very best can hope to make a mark in such a ruthless world. It takes commitment, passion and drive, along with a tough hide and determination to succeed.” Denise Young presents 30 of the Best Blogs Presenting Inexpensive Ways to Make Frozen Snack Pops at Home posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Frozen snack pops are simple to make and can be made using a variety of flavorful ingredients. If it’s a healthy snack that’s needed, go all natural with fruit juice or puree.” Dan Robinson presents 20 Blogs Describing the Benefits of Cinnamon in Your Life posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “There have been many studies done on the benefits of cinnamon, and it’s been found that your mood can improve and stress levels decrease by simply smelling cinnamon. The smell of cinnamon also helps your brain work more efficiently.” Teri Jones presents Top Ten Things That Make You a Great Nanny posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Being a great nanny is a combination of many things. Here are the top ten things great nannies tend to have in common.” Brittany Harris presents 10 Signs That It’s Time to Quit Your Nanny Job posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “It’s never easy to leave a nanny job. You’re in love with the kids and often have a close connection to the family, even if the employment relationship has taken a turn for the worse. It’s a position that you put a lot of yourself into, so the decision to leave can be an emotional and difficult one.” Shelby Martin presents 10 Red Flags to Look for When Interviewing a Nanny posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Interviewing a nanny is a tough job. You have so much invested into hiring the right person that a normally stressful task becomes even more intimidating.” Jim Wilson presents 21 of the Best Blogs Spotlighting Avocado Recipes | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “Avocadoes aren’t just a tasty addition to your dinners, they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, making it a nutritional powerhouse.” Michelle Brown presents 30 of the Best Blogs Containing Recipes to Make Your Own Beauty Products posted at Nanny, saying, “Instead of adding your own hard-earned dollars to this figure, try making your own beauty products. You can make just about anything you need, such as shampoo, conditioner, body scrub, lip balm and lotions, and you likely already have many of the ingredients you need on hand.” Sharon Moore presents Dealing with the Grief of Leaving Your Nanny Job posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Leaving your post is one of the toughest things you’ll ever have to do as a nanny. The nanny/child relationship is like no other, it’s an intimate bond that many nannies say is as close to a parent/child relationship as you can get. Here are some tips to help you get through this transition with your heart intact.” Morgan presents Be posted at A Wild Wonderful Life.

relationships

Amrita Goswami presents Invisible posted at The Mobius Strip, saying, “This is a semi-autobiographical vignette about my first infatuation, and the alienation I felt.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Shelby Martin presents 10 Reasons to Visit Your Local Library This Summer posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “When the mercury rises and classes end for the school year, these are ten of the reasons why you might want to start spending more time at your local library.” Denise Thompson presents Keeping Kids Safe In and Around Portable Pools posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Splashing around might be a great way to cool off when the mercury rises, but they can also prevent a very real drowning risk for small children. Though theportable pools can be quite dangerous, there are precautions you can take that will help to make them less treacherous for the youngest members of your family.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 5 Myths Many First Time Moms Believe posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Much of parenting is based upon your own personal style and philosophies, but there are also a few widespread parenting myths that are so accepted amongst new and old moms alike that they’re rarely questioned.” Jeff Moore presents 11 of the Best iPhone Apps for Securing a Date Night Sitter posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Every couple needs a bit of one-on-one time, a fact that doesn’t change when kids come into the picture. If you live far from extended family, date nights without the brood will require you to locate and book the services of a babysitter in your area.” Carter White presents 30 Blogs with Tips for Choosing the Right Summer Camp for Your Teen posted at Babysitting, saying, “Choosing the right summer camp for your teens is an important task. Your teens are reaching those formative years where they are putting childish things aside and taking the first steps towards becoming young adults. As a parent, this leaves you in a bit of a predicament.” Brittany Harris presents 18 Blog with the Best Tips for Practicing School Year Learning During the Summer Months posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “While you don’t need to have your child spend his summer days indoors studying, you do need to make sure that he reviews important concepts from time to time. The trick is making these review sessions into fun activities that make learning more of a game.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents How to Choose the Best Child Backpack Carrier for Your Frame posted at Newborn Care, saying, “It’s also no secret that parents and caregivers tend to need their hands free from time to time to accomplish everyday tasks. Strapping Baby to your back satisfies her urge for closeness while allowing you to retain control of your arms, making backpack baby carriers a good option.” Laura Grace Weldon presents Healing The Next Generation posted at Laura Grace Weldon, saying, “The emotional choices we make will live on in our children, grandchildren and beyond through epigenetics.” Arianna Lee presents 15 Blogs with the Best Breakfasts Kids Can Make for Themselves posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Despite how crazy they may be, you still want to make sure your kids get a good breakfast each morning before starting their day. By teaching your kids to make their own breakfast, you can help free up some of your time in the morning and teach them that having breakfast is important.” Jeff Moore presents 20 Wacky Ways to Tell Your Teen You Love Him posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Even though they won’t tell you so, teenagers still want to know they are loved.Consider changing things up a little and letting your teen know of your love in a more unusual fashion. Here are some ideas straight from the mouths of teens to get you thinking.”

depression

Ava Love Hanna presents First Day of Summer – Pale Girl Edition posted at Ava Love Hanna, saying, “While the rest of the world gets sooooo excited about summer, I get SAD. It’s a rare seasonal depression for cool pale girls like me.”

emotional issues

Darrell Cherry presents OCD Pessimism and Positive Change posted at Your Life Better. Rod Peeks presents Righteous Anger or Righteous Excuse posted at Finding Personal Peace.

family

Dan Robinson presents How to Get Out of the House On Time With Kids posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Getting the kids out the door before the bus arrives or the last bell rings can be particularly difficult, especially if you’re trying to prepare for your own day in the process.” Carter White presents 10 Ways to Be the Mom Your Teen Hates posted at Babysitting, saying, “Involved, engaged parents are occasionally forced to make decisions that are in the best interest of their children that their teenagers hate.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Classic Summer Beach Games to Play With the Kids posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “A trip to the beach might be all about the sun and surf in theory, but that’s just not always the case when there are little ones in tow. Kids’ shorter attention spans make diversions necessary, even when they’re surrounded by the wonder of the crashing waves and acres of pristine sand.” Sharon Moore presents How Nannies Can Work for Stay-At-Home Moms Successfully posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “These days, more and more stay-at-home moms are hiring a nanny to help them out with the kids. This can be a great arrangement for both the mom and nanny if the pair is able to work well together.Here are some tips for making that happen.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: All About Stepmoms with Peggy Nolan of The Stepmom’s Toolbox posted at eNannySource, saying, “With over half of all marriages ending in divorce and half of all children under the age of 13 living with one biological parent and that parent’s partner, according to Stepfamily.org, step families are becoming more prevalent and more common. What makes them the same and what makes them different than first or original families?”

marriage

Toni presents 10 life lessons from 10 years of marriage posted at Wifely Steps.

other

Jana presents 3 Ways To Tune In And Get Your Own Answers : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Oftentimes we are flooded with so much information that we forget to tune into ourselves and get our own answers to the questions we ask. And oftentimes, we know what we need better than other people. Here are 3 ways to tune in and get your own answers.” Lisa Williams presents 10 Insect Repelling Alternatives to Bug Spray posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “If you’re not comfortable fogging yourself and your kids in a cloud of DEET, there are still ways to keep those flying, tiny monsters from ruining your fun in the great outdoors.” Jeff Moore presents How to Use Online Job Sites to Build a Babysitting Business posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Because sitters are in such high demand, a smart sitter can earn a comfortable income doing something she loves. But how do you get started? Here are some steps you’ll want to take when setting up your new business.” John Thomas presents How to be a Great Temp Nanny posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “For caregivers that are flexible and willing to take on new challenges, this can be a great additional source of income. Here are some tips for being a successful temp nanny.” Steve Jackson presents 7 Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make at Home posted at Housekeeping, saying, “you can make most organic cleaning products yourself at home. This will save you money and protect your family’s health! Most of these homemade, natural products use the same ingredients in different combinations. You will want to stock up on borax, white vinegar, essential oils (of your choice), baking soda, tea tree oil and an all-natural bar soap. Liquid castile soap, citric acid and rubbing alcohol also come in handy.” Teri Jones presents 10 Reasons to Visit a Drive-In Theater with The Kids posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Once upon a time, not so long ago, the drive-in theater was a fixture on the American landscape. Young families with children and young couples with dates pulled their cars up to the screen, tuned their radios in and enjoyed the latest Hollywood hits on the big screen.” Jessica Clark presents 21 Blogs with Tips for Cooking the Perfect Steak posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Instead of slaving away over a stove, get outdoors and fire up the grill! Steaks hot off the grill paired with fresh, flavorful produce creates the perfect summer meal.” Tim Hall presents 24 of the Greatest Blogs Showing You How to Throw the Perfect 4th of July Barbeque posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “There’s no better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a good old-fashioned backyard barbeque. Great friends, plenty of red, white and blue and a healthy spread of grilled dishes, cold salads and festive drinks are the perfect recipe for a great time.” Cherry Liu presents 24 Blogs Showcasing DIY Methods for Adding Crown Molding to Your Home posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “The addition of crown molding gives any room an automatic upgrade, making it appear more refined than those without it. Bookcases, kitchen cabinets and doorways can also get a makeover by adding some crown molding.” Sharon Moore presents Biggest Mistakes Beginner Nannies Make posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “There’s a lot to learn when you begin work as a nanny. Some of those things can come from good training. Other things can be learned through the wisdom of other nannies who have worked in the trenches and have learned what works and what doesn’t. Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid.” Jonathan Grant presents Secret to Getting Closer to God posted at Questions & Answers About Life. personal growth project presents Leaving the past: How to Find the New You posted at Personal Growth Project Blog, saying, “How to break out of a slump, leave the past behind and start creating the new you.” John Williams presents 10 Things to Think About Before Getting a Family Pet posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Pets are a great way to teach kids the importance of caring for another living thing, and give them a sense of responsibility. Before you bring your newest family member home, these are ten of the things that you should consider.” Denise Young presents 10 Healthy Summer Smoothie Recipes Kids Love posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “For parents that are concerned about the commercial additives and preservatives found in many packaged frozen treats, however, the idea is downright disgusting. Rather than banning all things sweet and icy during the dog days of summer, consider reaching for the blender to whip up one of these ten smoothies, each of which is a surefire hit with the smaller set.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Making Life Easier with Wendy Wolff posted at eNannySource, saying, “Recently I had a chance to connect with Wendy Wolff, a writer, thinker and mother who is passionate about making life easier. We talked about time management and ways parents can make life just a little easier. Here’s some of her thoughts and tips for putting more easy in your day.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents How to Get Your Boss to Come Home on Time posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Parents with demanding careers and busy lives may choose a nanny for their childcare needs because their schedules simply aren’t compatible with the early-evening closing of daycare centers, which means that you’re likely to be working well after the business day ends.” Steve Jackson presents 12 of the Best Side Dishes to Serve When Cooking Chicken on the Grill posted at Housekeeping, saying, “When you slap that chicken onto the flames, you’ll want to have some great sides to compliment your meal and the changing of the seasons.” Tim Hall presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Improving Your Golf Game posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “when you’re trailing far behind your buddies in skill and execution, it can end up being an experience fraught with frustration. It’s not possible to carry a course around in your back pocket for impromptu practice, but these ten apps can turn your iPhone into the next best thing.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Well Known Radio Personalities Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Whether you love politics, music, sport or social issues, a familiar voice of authority is always available on the airwaves. These ten radio hosts comes from all walks of life and each has his own particular talents.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents 21 Blogs Sharing Techniques to Help You Talk to Your Child About Severe Weather posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Severe weather is something that nearly every area of the country experiences, whether it’s a tornado, hurricane or a nor’easter. While these weather patterns can be unsettling, talking about what to do in the event that severe weather strikes and planning for how to handle it can help keep your family at ease.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Cindy Wilkinson on Incorporating the Arts into Everyday Life posted at eNannySource, saying, “Recently I had a chance to catch up with Cindy Wilkinson, friend, musician and fellow INA Nanny of the Year award recipient, about her latest adventures and her next CD, Jumpin’ Into Dreamland. Here’s some of Cindy’s expert advice for incorporating music and the arts into the everyday lives of children.” Don presents Do You Magnify Your Problems? posted at Breath of Optimism, saying, “When we focus too much on something, we magnify it, making it bigger than it really is. Unfortunately, we tend to do this with the bad things in life more than with the good things.” Hailey Jones presents 21 Blogs with Tips for How to Start a Book Club posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Book clubs are a chance to kick back and unwind with friends over a shared interest. If you’re just starting a book club, pick one evening a month to sit back with a group of friends and discuss a book the group previously decided to read. Dissect the characters, the plot and the writing while enjoying food, drinks and good company.” David Thompsonn presents 10 Tips for Preventing Accidental Drowning in Your Backyard Pool posted at Backup Care, saying, “Making sure that your pool is reasonably safeguarded to help prevent drowning is your responsibility as a parent and a pool owner, and it’s not always easy to know where to start. These ten tips can help you make your backyard swimming pool a little bit safer place.” Diego Brown presents What to Pack for Your Family Vacation posted at National Nannies, saying, “Before you pile into that car or board that plane, you’ll want to make sure that you have everything you need on hand. These tips can help you ensure you do a great job packing, and that no crucial items are left behind.” Steve Jackson presents How to Make Beds Like They Do at a Hotel posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Do you ever wonder why no matter how hard you try, your bed is never as perfectly welcoming as the beds you return to in hotel rooms? Well, now your bed at home can be as luxurious as the ones you sleep in while traveling. Simply follow these steps to create your own sleep utopia.”

relationships

Kisses B presents Why you should date yourself before you date anyone else | posted at I Want My Kisses Back. Laura Grace Weldon presents Politeness Recovery In Progress posted at Laura Grace Weldon, saying, “Too polite for you own good? Getting over it is a process.”

social anxiety

Chelsea Mathews presents Introverts Are Awesome posted at Sounds Like Life To Me.

stress

Jon Rhodes presents Download Binaural Beats? posted at Full Hypnosis, saying, “This article describes in detail what binaural beats are, and how they can help you.” Chaki Kobayashi presents It Is What It Is: The Outcome-Independent Mindset | Our Mind Is the Limit posted at Our Mind Is the Limit, saying, “In this post I write about outcome-independence and how achieving that mindset can make your life much better.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the June 16, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

children Arianna Lee presents How to Help Increase Your Child’s Ability to Be Attentive posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Though helping a scattered child learn to sit still and listen quietly may feel akin to Sisyphus’s never-ending task, there are things you can do to help your little one improve his attention span.” Sharon Moore presents 10 Activities to Help with Number Recognition posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “A word of warning, though – if you tell a counting child you’ll be ready in 30 seconds, expect them to count down right away and hold you to it! There are many simple activities and games that children enjoy that teach them to identify and use numbers. Try them out yourself, and you will find that it opens up a whole new world for your little one!” Brittany Harris presents 10 Things to Add to Your Parenting Bucket List posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Before actually becoming parents, most people are filled with ideas of things that they assume they’ll be doing with the children they have in the future. Before you tear up that bucket list and give it up as a pipe dream, however, here are ten of the things you should make sure stay on it and that you should actively work towards achieving.” Carter White presents Helping Same Sex Siblings Get Along posted at Babysitting, saying, “Sibling fighting is one of the biggest complaints of parents and caregivers alike. Siblings, especially same sex ones, seem to know how to push each other buttons. Here are some tips to help your kids stop fighting.” David Thompsonn presents Age-Appropriate Ways Kids Can Show Support to a Sick Relative posted at Backup Care, saying, “One of the most effective ways of helping a child to cope with the serious illness of someone close to her is to make her feel like an integral part of the support network. Before you attempt to shield your child from the realities of a serious illness, consider the ways that she can be a real help and learn to understand sickness at the same time.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents Fun Ways to Spend Rainy Days Indoors with Kids posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “There are fun things to do indoors during a rain storm that you and your kids will love. Instead of wallowing in the blues of the bad weather, remember that fun can be had when it’s rainy too.” Sharon Moore presents 10 Activities to Help with Letter Recognition posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Once you learned your alphabet and letter sounds, you, like most children, probably felt elated as you began to crack the code of the written word. Relive that excitement as you teach your own child letter recognition, and begin to build pre-reading skills using these delightful activities.” Hailey Jones presents The Pros and Cons of Kids Wearing School Required Uniforms posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “As more schools consider the idea of requiring a uniform, the debate surrounding the issue becomes even more heated. Before storming the next meeting of the Parent Teacher Association with your opinions regarding school uniforms, it’s wise to consider both sides of the issue in order to make a rational, fair and balanced argument.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights with Pediatric Psychologist Dr. Lynne Kenney posted at eNannySource, saying, “Recently I had a chance to catch up with good friend and nanny supporter Dr. Lynne Kenney, pediatric psychologist, author and mom. Dr. Lynne Kenney has been actively supporting nannies for many years and has spoken at many industry events, bringing a message of empowerment to those who partner with parents in caring for children.” Shelby Martin presents Why Parents Should Take Time Outs Instead of the Kids posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “As far as forms of punishment go, there are many compelling reasons to give your child a time out instead of resulting to other physical forms of punishment. Taking a time out can help your child calm down and be able to make better choices; however, the “time-out” is often overused and misused by parents.” John Williams presents 18 Blogs Explaining How and When to Talk to Your Kids about Puberty posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “It’s important to talk to your kids about puberty at an early age. Because boys and girls can start experiencing puberty as early as 9 years old, you should start talking to your child about the changes that his body will go through as he grows up by 4th grade.” Kevin Giffin presents Summertime Fun That Can Help Kids Get Ready for Kindergarten posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “If your child is getting ready to enter kindergarten in the fall, it can also be the perfect time to make sure he has the skills he’ll need to be successful in his first year of school.”

emotional issues

Rod Peeks presents Josh’s Story – Cutting and Self Hurting posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Rebellion – Strength or Weakness? posted at Finding Personal Peace. Richie B presents Time to Slick Up: The purpose of life posted at Time to Slick Up, saying, “Its time to change the way you think for an amazing life :)”

family

Kaitlyn Johnson presents How Nannies Can Support Breastfeeding Mothers Who Are Returning to Work posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Hiring a nanny who is both eager to and capable of supporting breastfeeding is the ultimate goal of many new moms, which makes breastfeeding support an important skill for nannies to nurture.”

marriage

Jana presents 7 Ways To Work It Out Peacefully With Your Partner : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “This article is about how to work it out peacefully with your partner when an upset or stressful situation erupts. In the end, the most important thing is to keep your peace despite what your partner is feeling; when you keep your inner peace despite the environment, you give permission to your partner to do the same and the result is a peaceful and loving relationship.”

other

Katiewampus Life presents Time to Evict the Roommates in My Head posted at When Life is Katiewampus, saying, “How to deal with those negative and pesky thoughts that derail our self-esteem and add to our depression.” Michelle Brown presents 25 Blogs with Tricks for Making Your Nails Look Beautiful this Summer posted at Nanny, saying, “Having healthy nails goes beyond just slapping on a coat of the latest color or polish. You also need to make sure that your cuticles are trimmed and healthy and that your skin is soft and glowing.” Olivia Lewiss presents How to Choose a Church for Your Family posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Whether you’re moving to a new area and have yet to find a church family, are converting to a new faith or you’re simply making the change from one church to another within your denomination, a lot of thought goes into finding the right church. Before making the leap into membership at any one facility, here are a few of the things you’ll want to consider.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 24 Blogs Spotlighting Recipes to Use up All of Your Rhubarb posted at aupair.org, saying, “While rhubarb is actually a vegetable that is related to buckwheat, a 1947 court ruled that it be considered a fruit. Many people enjoy rhubarb cooked with sugar and added into some sort of a dessert, but there are myriad ways you can enjoy this interesting produce.” Cherry Liu presents 10 Secrets for Staying Fit When on the Road posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Traveling can be fun, but you’re stuck inside your car for hours at a time, there’s little to no movement involved and you end up eating fast food more often than not. Still, there are things you can do to keep healthy and fit even when you’re traveling.” Sydney Bell presents 20 Things to Think Twice About Before Including Them On Your Blog posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Blogs are great marketing tools for your business or professional image, can help you to keep far-flung family members updated on new developments in your family unit and are effective platforms for the sharing and discussion of political and spiritual beliefs. What they’re not, however, is completely anonymous or free of risk if you decide to include sensitive information.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 First Aid Facts to Know Before Taking Your First Summer Hike posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Hiking is a great way to get in some exercise, enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors and get some fresh air. Like most activities, however, it’s not without its share of risks. In order to ensure that everyone on your hiking trip returns in good shape, these are 10 of the first aid facts relevant to hiking that each member of your party should know.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights with Deborah Tillman, America’s Supernanny posted at eNannySource, saying, “Recently I had a chance to connect with Deborah Tillman, host of Lifetime TV’s America’s Super nanny: Family Lock down. From the difference between a nanny and daycare center worker to her best advice for parents and nannies, here’s what Deborah had to say.” Janet Golovine presents 10 Ways to Deal With a Passive-Aggressive In-Law posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Dealing with in-laws can be difficult. While there are many personality traits that are difficult to swallow, passive-aggressiveness may be the most challenging of all the traits to handle in your newer family members.Before you get too discouraged, try these tips when interacting with your passive-aggressive in-law.” Eric Taylor presents 10 Common Summer Allergens to Avoid posted at Nanny Care, saying, “Pollen, molds and many other allergens are profuse during the summer months. For families with kids prone to allergies, here are ten common summer allergens that you should try to avoid.” Denise Young presents 30 Blogs Featuring Methods for Fixing Corn on the Cob this Summer posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Corn can be prepared in an assortment of ways, from boiling it on the stove top to grilling it to roasting it in the oven, just to name a few, and each way develops the flavor profile differently. These 30 blog entries will give you directions on how to cook your corn on the cob, as well as some creative recipes that include this summer staple.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Middle School Peer Pressure posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “As your child enters middle school, peer pressure can escalate as classmates begin pushing the boundaries set by both parents and schools. As parents, you are still the largest influence in your kids’ lives, giving you an opportunity to help them cope with this peer pressure.” Kevin Giffin presents 28 Blogs Featuring Camping Grub You Can Make for Your Next Camp Out posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Everybody loves camp foods, and there are some very tasty meals that can be made over a campfire. Learn how to make some main dish recipes, food on a stick, Dutch oven meals and some yummy desserts These articles will help you figure out what to pack and how to pack it so that it travels well.” Steve Jackson presents 30 Blogs Showing You How to Throw the Best Pool Party posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Summer is approaching, which means the weather’s heating up and it’s time to start planning that pool party!If you are having an adult only party, you need to specify that on the invitation. You may end up adding an additional theme to your pool party, like a Hawaiian Luau, Pirates Reef or Mermaids. Start decorating with beach balls and pool noodles and other items that go with your chosen theme.” Jessica Clark presents 27 Blogs with Tips for Getting the Most Out of Running posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Running is the preferred cardio choice for many. Not only does it strengthen your heart, but it also torches calories, aids in weight loss . Running also releases endorphins, which can help combat depression.” Michelle Brown presents 18 of the Best Blogs to Help You Understand Food pH and Your Body posted at Nanny, saying, “If your diet is too acidic your body will compensate to get your body back in balance, whereas if you are not eating enough alkalizing food your body may have to pull the nutrients that it needs from your bones and organs.” Cherry Liu presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Keeping Track of the Wines You Like and the Wines You Don’t posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Now you can create a virtual collection of wines, complete with your personal ratings, so that when it comes to shopping for or ordering wines you will be able to access what you want, or want to avoid, immediately.” Carter White presents 20 of the Best Blogs with Creative Ideas to Teach Your Kids about Butterflies posted at Babysitting, saying, “From their delicate wings to their vibrant colors, butterflies are an enchanting part of the spring and summer months. In addition to the beauty they add to the days, they also can provide plenty of lessons for kids.” Tim Hall presents 24 of the Best Blogs Spotlighting Red, White and Blue Recipes for 4th of July posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “July 4th offers families and friends an opportunity to get together all across the country and enjoy sharing food and fun while celebrating our independence as a nation.It’s not unusual to pay tribute to the day by incorporating red, white and blue into a 4th of July party’s food and decorations.” Steve Jackson presents 21 of the Greatest Blogs Explaining How to Use Foam Rollers posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Foam rollers, which are rollers shaped like pool noodles that are made from dense foam, are often used to help massage and stretch sore muscles, and are an inexpensive, at-home alternative to visiting a masseuse. These rollers can vary in density and firmness and are a great way to intensify a regular workout, add stability during exercise and stretch out sore muscles.” David Thompsonn presents 15 Blogs Informing You How to Improve Posture in You and Your Kids posted at Backup Care, saying, “Maintaining good posture is beneficial for adults and children in many ways, but it’s also something that many people struggle with. A strong posture, gives you more confidence and makes you appear slimmer.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Planning Your First Weekend Away Without the Kids posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “A weekend away from the kids every once in a while is a great idea However, one problem remains: who’s going to look after the kids?you’ll find all the answers you need to arrange and manage your first kid-free weekend, so you can enjoy your weekend away without fretting too much about leaving the kids at home.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Reasons to Respect Your Live-In Nanny’s Off Time posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Many families and the childcare providers that work for them find that an arrangement in which Nanny lives right upstairs or in the next room is ideally suited to their needs.”

social anxiety

Martin Poldma presents How to Stop Caring What Other People Think of You posted at Success and Personal Development Blog, saying, “One of the best ways to personal peace is to focus on doing the things we love and enjoy doing no matter what other people think. We have to follow our path no matter what others would want us to do. This is the way for a long-term happy life.”

stress

Bryan Chau presents Managing Stress With Finesse posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “Stress management, stress, business, family, self-improvement, etc.” Erik Matlock presents Another victim of the monkey trap | Becoming a Better Man posted at Becoming a Better Man, saying, “Found some really good stuff in your last carnival. Thought mine might fit in on a future one. Thanks” iyabo oyawale presents 5 Highly Effective Stress Relief Tips You Can Use During Quit Smoking posted at 2stopsmokingtips.com. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the June 9, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

children

Arianna Lee presents 10 Reasons Children Should Take Swimming Lessons posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “For a child that has yet to learn how to swim, however, those fantasies can be a bit less appealing. These are ten of the reasons why you might want to consider enrolling your child in swimming lessons, rather than opting to teach him yourself or simply forgoing the experience altogether.” Shelby Martin presents How to Respond to a Poor Evaluation of Your Child posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Everyone wants to believe that their child is Mary-Poppins “practically perfect in every way,” but that’s simply not the case. Children, just like adults, have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Before you allow a poor evaluation to upset you and spoil your attitude, it’s wise to look for a course of action that will be both productive and reassuring.” Tim Hall presents How to Choose the Right Summer Camp for Your Child posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Some kids attend summer camp to learn new skills, make new friends and give their harried parents a taste of freedom. Before you make your final decision about your child’s summer camp, however, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that both of you enjoy a fun-filled, stress-free summer vacation.” Jim Wilson presents 25 Blogs Naming the Top Foods to Fix for Dad on Father’s Day | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “To kick off Father’s Day on the right foot, start by serving Dad breakfast in bed. Then pack up some hearty sandwiches and make a day of it at a local park or lake. After a day of being outside, Dad is going to be really hungry, so grill up some delicious food and top off the evening with a decadent dessert. Finally, end the day by making Dad a manly cocktail to enjoy while watching his favorite sporting event on television.” Lisa Jackson presents 21 Blogs Explaining the Best Ways to Keep Your Kids Hydrated this Summer posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Spending long days outdoors during hot summer months is par for the course for kids on summer vacation. Their body surface is greater in comparison to adults and they sweat less, which makes it harder to get rid of body heat and can lead to dehydration. Keeping kids hydrated while they’re active and outdoors is a priority.” John Williams presents Summer Safety Gear for Bike Riding, Roller Blading and More posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Before you send your brood outside to bask in the rays while they expend some of their boundless energy, there is some safety equipment you’ll want to invest in to ensure that the summer is spent enjoying the great weather, rather than camping out in the emergency room.” Denise Young presents 21 of the Greatest Blogs Turning the Spotlight on Granola Bars that You Can Make at Home posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Homemade granola bars are healthier and cheaper than any that you’ll buy at a grocery store, and some are so easy to make that even the kids could lend a helping hand when it comes time to prep a batch. You can even make kid-friendly granola bars with candy mixed in for an afternoon sweet treat.” Lisa Williams presents How to Handle a Defiant Child in the Middle of a Meltdown posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Reasoning with even a normally mild-mannered child can be a challenge when she’s in the throes of a tantrum; calming a defiant and spirited child can be exponentially more difficult. Before you chalk your child’s insolence and emotional meltdowns up to a lost-cause personality quirk, however, you should realize that there are effective ways of managing a defiant child who’s in the middle of a tantrum.” Olivia Lewiss presents 10 Signs Your Child Isn’t Ready for Kindergarten posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “If you want your child to start kindergarten with kids his own age, you’ll have to make sure that he’s ready for school. Because kids tend to develop at their own pace and not necessarily that of their peers, however, your little one may simply not be ready when the time for enrollment rolls around.” Brittany Harris presents 5 Reasons to Think Twice About Who Your Child Hangs Around With posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “There’s a difference between being a hovering “helicopter” parent and one that’s reasonably well aware of who your child is spending time with and what she’s doing when you’re not around. Rather than eschewing over-involved parenting to the point of dangerous aloofness, you’ll want to make an effort to know who your child’s friends are.” Jeff Moore presents 25 Blogs with Ideas for How to Throw the Best Alice in Wonderland Party for Your Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Lewis Carroll’s amazingly crazy book has such a hypnotizing storyline that is has since been made into two different movies and has been the focal point of many a party for kids of all ages. Whether your child is turning one, 16 or somewhere in between makes no difference, this story lays the foundation for a perfect party theme.” Tom Clark presents How Are Universal Precautions Applicable to Nanny Care? posted at Nanny Agencies, saying, “Though universal precautions are generally utilized by medical professionals more than childcare providers, these guidelines are incredibly useful when it comes to limiting the spread of infectious disease through a childcare setting.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Things to Never Let Your Kids Do on a Plane posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Flying with small children doesn’t necessarily have to be a nightmare, though, nor does it have to be an embarrassing mess. As long as you do your best to prevent certain occurrences, you may find that air travel with the kids is less harrowing than you expected.” Cherry Liu presents How to Prevent Second Story Window Falls posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Since the number of children falling from windows each year averages around 5,200So important is this safety concern that an annual National Window Safety Week is held to raise awareness of the dangers that can accompany a fall out of a window where kids are concerned.” Brittany Harris presents 10 Ways to Tell If Your Child Can Be Potty Trained in a Week posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Every child develops at their own individual pace, so some are prepared to use the potty much earlier than others. Fortunately, there are clues to let you know when your little one is ready. If the time is right, a child can be trained within one week!”

depression

Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Depression Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

emotional issues

Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Fear and Phobias Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal With Feeling Like A Loser Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

family

Lisa Jackson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Your First Family Camping Trip posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Camping is a fun vacation for everyone, but it’s not the same as staying in a luxury hotel by any stretch of the imagination. You have to cook, clean and entertain yourself, and in this case, the kids, too.” Denise Thompson presents 10 Life Lessons Moms Should Teach Their Sons posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Teaching children valuable life lessons and instilling the values and morals that will shape the adults they become is arguably the biggest and most important responsibility that mothers are tasked with.His perceptions of women and the relationships he has with them will have a foundation in the relationship he has with you.” Isabella Harriss presents 30 Blogs with the Best Info on Holistic Approaches to Dealing with Infertility posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “Millions of women in the United States suffer from problems either getting pregnant or staying pregnant. In an effort to improve their chances of conceiving a child, many couples are looking for a more holistic approach to increasing fertility.” Vernon presents What Do You Do, When a Family Member is Jealous of You? | Self Reflection posted at Self Reflection. Shelby Martin presents How to Get Stuff Done When You Have Children posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “As parents, you are inherently busy. There are a lot of details that go into raising children, not to mention the upkeep of a home and any other outside responsibilities you take on.Here are a few tricks to help you find a few extra moments in your day.” Mitchell Morris presents Why You Shouldn’t Skip Regular Meetings with Your Nanny posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “You talk to your nanny at end of her workday and she fills you in on what’s happening with your child, so what else is really needed? Actually, there are lots of good reasons to have regular meetings with your nanny.” Kevin Giffin presents 21 Blogs Detailing How to Create a Summer Bucket List with Your Kids posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Sit down with the family and write out a list of everything you want to do, then make the list into a poster to hang on the wall or fridge. If you want to get even more creative, you can use a real bucket and fill it with pieces of paper that you’ve written your ideas on. For those that want to create something unconventional, check out the section called ‘alternative ideas,’ which has all sorts of creative ways to display your bucket list.” Denise Thompson presents 10 Life Lessons Dads Should Teach Their Daughters posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “The concept of “daddy’s little girl” is one that’s so heavily ingrained into the cultural consciousness that it’s almost taken for granted. In fact, fathers are uniquely placed to instill values and ideals into their daughters that moms might struggle with. Of all the life lessons that today’s girl needs to learn, these are ten that fathers should teach their daughters.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights with Mom and Author Rachel Randolph on Living Vegan With Kids posted at eNannySource, saying, “Recently I had the chance to connect with friend and fellow author, Rachel Randolph. I’ve had the opportunity to follow her journey into vegan parenthood and have learned a few things about food and family along the way. Here’s a little of what she dished about on living vegan with kids.”

marriage

Jason Hess presents Let Your Words Be Life posted at eckSermonator.

other

Dan Robinson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Scoring Deals on Summer Travel posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Whether you are longing for the sun and sea or cooler climates in far distant lands, there is a perfect summer deal out there for you. In these thirty blogs you will find budgeting tips on flights, hotels, foreign holidays and how to make the most of your spending money.” Sharon Moore presents How Parents Can Encourage Good Communication with Their Nanny posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Communication with your nanny is key to the success of not only your relationship, but also her future with your family and the quality of the services she provides. Striking the balance between “personal” and “too personal” doesn’t have to be complicated, especially if you keep certain tips and hints in mind.” Michelle Brown presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help Find Chemical Free Skin Care Products While Shopping posted at Nanny, saying, “The Journal of Applied Toxicology reported that parabens, preservatives often used in skin care products and cosmetics, were found in eighteen out of twenty breast cancer tumors, suggesting a possible link between these chemicals and the disease. Fortunately, there are many choices today offering the opportunity to buy organic in the health and beauty arena. However, this can prove to be a confusing task to undertake. Luckily, some excellent iPhone apps have been developed to assist you while shopping.” Carter White presents 20 of the Greatest Blogs with Fun and Fabulous Ideas for the Perfect Graduation Gift posted at Babysitting, saying, “You are probably wondering what to buy for the graduate. Try to keep in mind what the next step is for the graduate.You may just want to get something sentimental like a personalized watch or necklace that he will always have to remember his special day.” Denise Young presents 25 of the Best Blogs with Tropical Recipes Featuring Coconut posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “The coconut meat is high in fiber and helps digestion. Coconut milk, flour and oil are a few more things that come from the simple coconut and contain nutrients to help your body. The versatility of the coconut is why there are so many tasty dishes to make.” Tom Clark presents 10 Common Mistakes Nannies Make When Providing References to Agencies posted at Nanny Agencies, saying, “When it comes to job placement within the private childcare industry, nanny agencies are an effective way to go in most cases. A nanny agency can only do so much in terms of placement, and their abilities can be greatly hindered if you’re not giving them the things they need to facilitate that placement.” Cherry Liu presents 15 Blogs Helping You Attract Specific Birds to Your Bird Feeder posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Many colorful birds enjoy black sunflower seeds, which are easy to buy and put into a feeder. You’ll also want to learn what kinds of plants you can incorporate into your landscape that will attract birds, such as brightly colored flowers and trees that offer shelter. Lastly, you can make your own bird feeder, which is not only a fun project but also will help you save a lot of money in the process.” Elisabeth Wright presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Help You Keep Track of Vitamin Intake posted at Vitamins and Minerals, saying, “The frantic pace of today’s busy world makes it difficult to ensure that your body is getting all that it needs. Children, jobs, volunteer work and household chores are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the average person’s daily tasks. It’s no wonder that many people have a difficult time tracking food and vitamin intake! Luckily, there are some wonderful iPhone apps that can make monitoring vitamin intake for yourself and your family a breeze!” John Thomas presents 10 Rules to Give Your First-Time Babysitter posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “When your need for a babysitter is too sporadic to justify hiring a full-time nanny, it’s not always easy to achieve consistency among your childcare providers.With each new sitter, you’re forced to establish an entirely new groundwork of rules and guidelines, too. These are ten that you should be sure to discuss in depth before you leave your kids under the care of a new sitter for the first time.” Laura Anderson presents Talking Family Finances with David Bakke posted at eNannySource, saying, “Recently I had a chance to catch up with David Bakke, dad and personal finance blogger. David blogs about family finances and some of the biggest financial mistakes parents make. Here is a little of what he had to say.” Steve Jackson presents 24 of the Greatest Blogs Highlighting Potato Salad Recipes for Those Memorial Day Picnics posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Summer is coming, and with it comes warm nights spent out on the patio eating dinner or picnicking at the lake. If you will be staying close to home or eating dinner in a cool, air-conditioned house, then a traditional potato salad recipe may be just what the addition your meal needs. But if you will be eating al fresco, you might want to try one of the tasty alternatives that allow you to enjoy potato salad sans the spoilage.” Michelle Brown presents 18 Blogs Featuring Tips and Tricks to Help You Wake Up Without Caffeine posted at Nanny, saying, “Sleeping less to accomplish more is standard practice with the hustle and bustle of a busy life, and caffeine is a crutch that many people choose to lean on to get through each day. The problem with that behavior is that you are using a drug to stay awake instead of just getting the amount of sleep your body needs.” David Thompsonn presents 30 of the Best Blogs with Summer Looks for Busy Moms posted at Backup Care, saying, “For busy moms, however, rocking the perfect summer look is not such an easy feat. With little spare time available for luxury tasks like applying makeup, clothes shopping and accessorizing, busy moms need to take advantage of any shortcuts they can find.There are experts out there with the advice that you need to keep up with current fashions and trends.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Men Named Ken Who Made the News in 2012 posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “2012 was a busy time for news with the upcoming presidential election. However, not to be outdone, these 10 Kens managed to make some headlines of their own.” Jim Wilson presents 27 Blogs Illustrating How to Decorate Cookies for All Occasions posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “Even a basic sugar cookie recipe has the potential to be vastly different from another recipe bearing the same name. And the differences don’t stop there; decorating your sugar cookies opens up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to creating a cookie that is truly unique.” Elisabeth Wright presents 30 Blogs Highlighting the Health Benefits of Receiving Chiropractic Care posted at Vitamins and Minerals, saying, “Chiropractic care includes the manipulation of the spine and other joints, and those doctors who choose to specialize in and practice chiropractic care believe that the body will be able to heal itself when everything is aligned properly. chiropractors can improve your immune system and actually prevent disease as part of a preventative care program.” Jon Rhodes presents How Rich People Think Differently From The Poor posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “This article shows you the differences in mindset between the rich and the poor wealthy. Knowing this can really help bolster your chances of leading a content life.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Make Good Decisions Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

relationships

Amritorupa Kanjilal presents How to Deal with a Cheating Partner: Phase 1 | The Bea’s Knees posted at The Bea’s Knees: Health & Living, saying, “A guide to dealing with and healing from the heartbreaking effects of an adulterous partner in a relationship”

stress

Jana presents 10 Ways To Find Peace In Stressful Situations : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “The stress that we experience today is actually a very new invention~ and much of it is self-created. Here are 10 ways to find peace in stressful situations and how to also align to solutions to problems so that they manifest much faster and uneasy upsets can be resolved quickly.” Diane Mottl, MSW presents Kicking my perfectionist out of the driver’s seat… posted at Being Truly Present, saying, “Have you been bitten by the perfectionist-bug? Crossed the line from high-achiever into the stressful land of perfectionism? Have you managed to pull yourself free and find balance in your life?” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Stress Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Don presents Top 5 Relaxation Techniques posted at Breath of Optimism, saying, “It is important to deal with stress so that it does not morph into something much worse. But how do you relax? Here are 5 relaxation techniques I use to de-stress.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the June 2, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

Welcome to the June 2, 2013 edition of finding personal peace. children Sharon Moore presents Should You Hire a Bilingual Nanny? posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “When both parents within the household speak the same language exclusively, however, that full immersion in another isn’t so easy to come by. For that very reason, bilingual nannies and childcare providers are becoming more and more popular. Before you rush out to hire a nanny who speaks multiple languages, though, there are a few things that you should consider.” Eric Taylor presents 10 Easy Foods to Grill Out This Summer That the Kids Will Love posted at Nanny Care, saying, “The smoky taste of food cooked out on the grill is something many people wait all year to relish. Sometimes, however, the standard hamburger and hot dog just does not hit the mark for kids. Here are some easy alternatives children will love!” Brittany Harris presents Think Twice About Leaving Your Child in the Car Unattended posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “There are a plethora of reasons why you should never entertain the idea of leaving a child in a car to fend for herself.” Dan Robinson presents How to Encourage Kids to Do Chores posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Every parent wants to raise a child who helps out around the house. But it’s not just about getting the task done. It’s about teaching responsibility, discipline and many other important lessons. So here are some ideas that can help you encourage your child to do chores, and maybe even enjoy them!” John Williams presents 10 Tips for Surviving Your Baby’s Witching Hour posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Whatever the time of day, Baby will cry and cry with what seems like no relief in sight for the upset infant or her harried parents. Parents will (and have) tried anything they can think of to end this torment, often to no avail. This is particularly frustrating for first-time parents. So what can they do? These ten tips may not stop the baby’s crying, but they could help keep your own tears at bay.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 Flowers Parents Name Their Kids After and What Each Means posted at Newborn Care, saying, “There’s something about botanical baby names that never quite seem to go out of style. The ten names on this list are all plant-related, and can help you lend a bit of nature’s grace to your child’s name.” Kevin Giffin presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Drownproofing Your Kids posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Different environments can affect the experience of the swimmer, too, which means you need to prepare your kids for every scenario. These thirty blogs cover a wide range of techniques, technologies, tips and advice to keep your kids safe in the water, no matter where they choose to swim.” Brittany Harris presents The Pros and Cons of Raising an Only Child posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Raising an only child comes with it’s own unique set of rewards and challenges, but the decision is an intensely personal one. While careless people may comment on a family’s decision to have only one child, those onlookers are often unaware of the circumstances that led to that decision. Regardless of circumstance, these are a few of the pros and cons of raising an only child in today’s society.” David Thompsonn presents 20 Blogs with Caring Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem posted at Backup Care, saying, “As a parent, one of your many jobs relating to your child is to help build up your child’s self-esteem. It’s important to really listen to your child and value what he is saying. You also want to avoid criticizing or belittling your child, as this can lay the groundwork for low self-esteem. Teach by example; by showing your child that you have strong self-esteem you can pave the way for him to follow in your footsteps.” Dan Robinson presents 11 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Your Kid’s First Passport posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Before you tangle with the bureaucratic red tape that is securing a passport for minors, these are ten of the things you’d do well to keep in mind.” Teri Jones presents 10 Creative Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “The end of a school year provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate a student’s many achievements, and gives him the chance to look back at the many ways he’s grown and changed since the first day of a new school year. Here are ten unique ways to make the end of the school year a festive occasion.”

depression

Graham Stoney presents How To Cure Your Mental Illness posted at The Confident Man Project, saying, “Medication may provide relief from the symptoms, but to really cure your mental illness you need to learn to express your repressed emotions and get empathy from someone you feel safe sharing your feelings with.”

family

Kevin Giffin presents 10 iPhone Apps You Need While Camping with the Kids posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “You need the right tools and skills to survive comfortably in the wilderness, even for a casual weekend camping trip, so making a list before you set off is important. These ten iPhone apps are designed with adventurers and campers in mind, which will help ensure that you and your family have the best camping experience possible” David Thompsonn presents 10 Ways to Support a New First-Time Mom posted at Backup Care, saying, “Brand new moms can run the gamut from terrified to completely overwhelmed, and helping them to adjust to their new role in the world can not only give them the assistance they need, but also help to create a better and more enjoyable working environment for you.” Shelby Martin presents How to Deal with Difficult Family Members posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “No matter how amazing your family is, you will always encounter the occasional frustrating moment with them.Most adults can navigate these situations pretty well on their own; however, when everything that person does affects your child that easygoing perspective can quickly change. There are a few tips to help address these issues in a healthy and productive way.” Steve Jackson presents Do I Need a Family Assistant? posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Basically, a family assistant is someone who has a broad skill set and is able to help parents fill in the gaps wherever they may be. This is especially helpful to parents who need help, but not enough of one type to justify a full- or part-time employee.” Hailey Jones presents 22 Strategies for Preventing Bug Bites Outdoors posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “For most, the only downfall to the season of barbecues and camping trips is the bug bites. Here are twenty-two strategies for keeping yourself and your family bite free.” Sharon Moore presents How to Terminate Your Nanny Because Your Family Outgrew Her posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Finding the ideal nanny is a time-consuming task, and one that most families aren’t eager to repeat any more often than is strictly necessary.” Lisa Jackson presents How to Make Your New Nanny Feel Welcome on Her First Day posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Even for seasoned veteran nannies, coming into a new household for the first time can be a bit of a daunting experience. In order to facilitate the building of a long and productive working relationship with your nanny, it’s important that you make her feel as welcome as possible.”

other

Chelsea Mathews presents The Love Yourself Project posted at Sounds Like Life To Me. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Break Bad Habits Simply and Effectively – Revisited posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jeff Moore presents How to Politely Decline Your In-Laws’ Repeated Attempts to Watch the Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “If your in-laws are clamoring to babysit and you’re just not comfortable with the notion, these tips may help you out of that sticky situation with a modicum of grace.” Denise Young presents 21 Blogs Explaining the Health Benefits of Avocados posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “The avocado is rich in protein, good fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber. A person could literally live on avocados if needed. Currently, cancer scientists are studying avocados to determine if and how eating avocados can reverse cancer at the cellular level.” Mitchell Morris presents 10 Things to Include in Your Daily Nanny Journal posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “As the employer of a private, in-home childcare provider, there are some unique items particular to your individual family that you’ll want to include. There are also some universal items that should be covered, whether through notes from you or specially provided fields for her to update throughout the day.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Lawyers Named Ken You May Debate posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “There are ten lawyers in this list, all of whom are named Ken. However, that’s not the only thing that they have in common, as each of these Kens has also flirted with fame over the course of their career.” Janet Golovine presents 10 Interesting Fruits to Introduce Your Picky Eater To posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Here are some unique fruits you may not have heard of that will excite and entice your child while slipping in some much needed nourishment.” Jonathan Grant presents How Our Relationship with God Works! posted at Questions & Answers About Life. Isabella Harriss presents 20 Blogs Reviewing the New Fall 2013 TV Line Ups posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “Amazingly most networks have released their lineups earlier than thought. CBS is the final hold out so for now there can only be guesses on what the fall schedule will look like. Fox only fills two hours a night with programming because of early news so they won’t have as many new shows as NBC and ABC.” John Thomas presents What to Include in a Summer Nanny Contract posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Hiring a summer nanny can be a great childcare option for parents with school aged children. There are lots of things that go into making a successful employment relationship including having a comprehensive contract. So what should be included in a summer nanny contract? Here’s a rundown of things you want to make sure are in yours.” Jeff Moore presents 10 iPhone Apps for Keeping Score of Your Favorite Game posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “When the playing season is long and you’re forced to tear yourself away from the television in order to go about the business of actually living, it’s not always easy to keep up with the scores that the best players of your favorite game put on the board. These ten iPhone apps put the results you want right in your pocket, ensuring that you never have to wonder about who’s in the lead again.” Denise Young presents 27 Blogs Highlighting the Top Methods for Tie-Dyeing a T-Shirt posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “The dying process works best on natural, light colored clothing, however, if you have dark colored clothing you can do a reverse tie-dye with bleach and extract the color out of the clothing instead of adding it. There’s even a new method for tie-dyeing that incorporates markers to make the process easier.” Denise Thompson presents 15 Blogs Explaining How to Create Balloon Animals for Your Party posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Take a look at these 15 blog entries and follow the instructions for creating your own balloon animals and decorations.” Tim Hall presents 21 Blogs with Edible Bouquets to Make as Teacher’s Gifts posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “When giving gifts to teachers keep in mind that these teachers get tons of gifts every year and often it’s just not practical for them to keep everything that they are given.” Jessica Clark presents 18 Blogs Extolling the Virtues of Laughter for Your Health posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Laughing can reduce pain in a couple of ways: one way is by producing endorphins which are the body’s natural pain killer and by take your mind off of the pain while you are laughing. Whenyou laugh you use 30 muscles in your face and by working out those facial muscles you can literally look younger. There are other anti-aging effects of laughter like improved memory and alertness. Often stress is blamed for a lot of the aches and pains that people suffer with, laughter can help reduce stress too.” Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs Featuring the Most Reliable Tips for Estate Shoppers posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Real estate laws, taxes and investment options constantly change to reflect the state of the economy, which is why the smartest investors know stay ahead of the game.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Your Fishing Trip posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Advances in mobile technology have allowed those who love to fish the chance to bring a powerful device along with them in the form of their iPhones. Thanks to the talented developers that populate the App Store, these ten applications are available for download and definitely deserve a look before the next time you hit the water.” Steve Jackson presents 24 of the Greatest Blogs with Recipes Using in Season Peaches posted at Housekeeping, saying, “The sweetness of the peach lends itself to many kinds of dishes ranging from a sweet ham glaze to a spicy salsa. The fresh taste of peaches makes them an ideal ingredient in salads and desserts. For a refreshing drink blend up some peaches in a smoothie or cocktail.”

relationships

Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights with Laura Fobler Coach and Author of The Parenting Struggle posted at eNannySource, saying, “When it comes to building and maintaining a solid relationship with your children, Laura Fobler, coach and author has some fresh ideas.”

stress

personal growth project presents Ten Minutes To a Better Mind — Personal Growth Project posted at Personal Growth Project Blog, saying, “An amazingly simple exercise to manage stress and anxiety.” NT presents Fear, why is my bar set so high? posted at mydearfear. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Shelby Martin presents How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Having a well-tuned imagination will give your child an advantage when he enters the adult world. When he can look at an issue from many points of view and imagine several solutions he will be an asset in any career he chooses.” Layla Martinez presents 10 Ways to Prevent Accidental Window Falls at Home posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “According to emergency medicine specialists at Cincinnati Children’s, kids that live in urban areas are at an especially high risk for window falls. These injuries are so common that an entire week in April is dedicated to window safety each year in the United States of America. Keeping kids safe is a year-round job, however, and requires constant vigilance.” Brittany Harris presents Is Your Child Ready for Youth Soccer? posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Enrolling your child in youth soccer can be one of the most exciting and rewarding decisions the two of you ever make, but it can also be a challenge if your child isn’t quite ready for his first youth soccer experience.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents 30 Blogs Illustrating Ways to Create End of Year Gifts for Classmates posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “To end the year on a high note, why not put together some inexpensive gifts for all of your kiddo’s classmates?Here are some gift ideas reasonably priced and easily assembled, and are perfect for letting your little one’s friends know how much they mean to him.” John Williams presents 5 Tips for Encouraging Kids to Practice Piano posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “A recent study by Northwestern University published in the journal Neuroscience also shows that even a few years of musical training builds listening and learning skills that persist well into adulthood.With the benefits of musical instruction being so well documented, the only real challenge for parents’ lies within convincing a reluctant child to sit down at the piano bench for an hour every day.” Olivia Lewiss presents 25 Blogs Detailing Storage Solutions for the Kids posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Toys have a knack for splitting and multiplying like cells, and if you’re not careful they can end up taking over the entire house! The only way to combat this invasion is to tame the clutter. If you’re ready to tackle the monumental task of organizing and storing all the toys you’ve accumulated, then you’ll want to start by going through everything in the kids’ rooms and sort them into one of four categories: keep it, toss it, donate it or sell it.” Dan Robinson presents The Cinnamon Challenge and Other Dumb Games Kids Play posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “With the advent of the Internet, these dares and dangerous games have gone viral. The latest fad, “the cinnamon challenge,” seems relatively simple on the surface. Participants are charged with the mission of swallowing a single spoonful of dried, ground cinnamon.” Tim Hall presents 12 Tips for Great Kite Flying at the Beach posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Seeing a kite that they’ve made or helped to assemble soaring high in the sky against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the beach can be a real thrill for a child. That said, any parent that’s spent hours hoofing it down the coastline knows just how difficult it is to run in sand, and how hard it can be to keep a kite aloft.” Steve Jackson presents Creative Ways to Recycle Cardboxes Boxes posted at Housekeeping, saying, “When you have kids in the house, though, it’s definitely more fun to creatively re-purpose the recycled boxes into something that will spark little imaginations and give them hours of enjoyment. These suggestions can help you turn an ordinary cardboard box into a free-play wonderland.” Lisa Jackson presents How Young is Too Young to Let a Child Stay Home Alone posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “When your child’s need to assert her independence rears its head, it can be difficult to determine whether or not she’s truly ready for such a big responsibility. Before giving your kid the okay to hold down the fort without adult supervision, there are some things you’ll need to consider.”

depression

Graham Stoney presents How To Overcome Self-Doubt posted at The Confident Man Project, saying, “Self-doubt can really undermine your sense of personal peace. Here are the steps to overcome it.”

emotional issues

Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Being an Abuser Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal With Domestic Violence Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Lying Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

family

Janet Golovine presents How to Teach Healthy Hygiene Habits to Preschoolers posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Parents and caregivers must step in, teaching preschool-age children the ins and outs of keeping themselves clean. From preventing tooth decay to ensuring she doesn’t smell unpleasant, these are a few of the things that your child needs to know and some hints for passing those skills along.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 Reasons to Rethink Bed Sharing with Your Baby posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Many attachment parenting gurus sing the praises of co-sleeping, it’s important for new parents to make fully informed decisions about the sleeping arrangement they choose for their new bundle of joy.” Shelby Martin presents How to Prevent Dehydration in Kids During the Summer Months posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Dehydration is a dangerous situation, and it’s also one that’s all too common when the weather heats up and kids flock to the great outdoors in sweaty, enthusiastic crowds. Making sure that your brood stays hydrated while the mercury rises doesn’t have to be a losing battle, though. These tips can help you ensure that everyone in the family is getting the hydration they need, even when they’re running wild through the dog days of summer.” Kevin Giffin presents Summer Car Safety Tips for Parents and Nannies posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Some tips can help parents and childcare providers alike take the steps necessary to keep their beloved little ones safe in the car during the summer months.” Jeff Moore presents 30 Blogs Sharing Ideas for the Perfect Father’s Day Gift | Babysitting Jobs posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Despite the fact that Father’s Day consistently falls on the third Sunday in June, the celebratory holiday tends to sneak up on an overwhelming number of people. This year don’t let this day dedicated to honoring Dad fall through the cracks. Instead, start brainstorming ideas for gifts you can give him now. Consider your dad’s interests and hobbies to come up with a gift that will bring a smile to his face.”

other

Cherry Liu presents 24 of the Greatest Blogs Pointing Out Cool Things to Do with Dice posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “And while the most common way to use dice is in games,you can also use dice in crafts, as learning tools and in different forms of artwork” Diego Brown presents 24 Blog Extolling the Virtues of Drinking Tea for Your Health posted at National Nannies, saying, “Tea connoisseurs recommend drinking a variety of teas to enjoy all the health benefits that tea has to offer.” Kevin Giffin presents How to Keep Sand Out of Your Beach House This Summer posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Two things you want to keep out of your beach house this summer besides unwanted guests are bugs and sand. You may not be able completely eliminate every single bug or every grain of sand, but there are things you can do to at least keep most of the sand out of your beach house.” Brittany Hall presents How to Handle Awkward Moments With Your Boss posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “In any career field you choose, you will be faced with the occasional awkward situation with your employer. From differences of opinion to payment disputes, the nanny industry is no exception to that rule. because the relationship between a family and the nanny that runs the household in their absence is, by nature, a bit more personal.” Sharon Moore presents How to Decline a Nanny Job Offer Gracefully posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Should you find yourself in the position of fielding offers you just can’t accept, you should count yourself among the lucky group of select nannies that have established themselves in their field. You’ll also need to know how to turn down an offer with grace, though.” John Thomas presents 25 Blogs with Low Cost Date Night Ideas posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “No matter how long you’ve been in a relationship with someone, it’s important to continue to spend quality time together and to go out on dates together from time to time.Opt for date nights that allow you time to talk and laugh together.” Alaina Moore presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Creating a Workout Song List posted at aupair, saying, “Listening to music is one of the best ways to stay motivated while working out. However, choosing the wrong music can have an adverse effect on your workout.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Kens That Hold a Guinness Book of World Records Title posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “The Guinness Book of World Records is renowned across the globe for measuring, adjudicating and compiling extraordinary feats by ordinary people.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents 10 Reasons to Hire a Full-Time Nanny Over a Part-Time One posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Some families’ needs can be easily met by a part-time nanny rather than a full-time domestic employee, there are several reasons why you might want to consider hiring a full-time childcare provider.” Cherry Liu presents 24 of the Best Blogs Detailing How to Paint Chevron Stripes on Everything posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “The chevron pattern is the latest trend in stripes, with the funky design adding a fun twist on an old staple. The chevron pattern is the latest trend in stripes, with the funky design adding a fun twist on an old staple. People are even using the trendy design as inspiration for accent walls in their home.” Jim Wilson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Cake Pop Recipes | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “Any kind of cake can, with a little ingenuity, become a portable bite of sweet, convenient goodness. The recipes and ideas in these 30 blogs will get you on your way and, if you’re feeling adventurous, inspire you to create your very own cake pop recipes, too.” Steve Jackson presents 20 DIY Blogs Show You How to Plant Potatoes in a Bucket posted at Housekeeping, saying, “If you don’t have the space or the time to get a potato garden up and running, you may want to consider growing them in a bucket instead. Take a look at these 20 blog entries to learn the ins and outs of successfully growing potatoes in a bucket.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Liz Hunt Principal of Norland Nannies on Being a Norland Nanny posted at eNannySource, saying, “Recently I had the opportunity to connect with Liz Hunt, principal of Norland, the world’s most recognized leader in nanny training. Here’s a little of what she had to say about what makes a Norland Nanny, their training program and the role of nannies in England today.” Janet Golovine presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Making Unit Conversions posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “With the advancements in today’s technology, you have a powerful tool in the iPhone that can do the hard work for you. There are hundreds of different units that you may need to convert, so it is best to have a variety of tools in your arsenal.” Michelle Brown presents 18 of the Greatest Blogs Highlighting Exercises to Help Get the Perfect Abs posted at Nanny, saying, “Like most things in life, getting the perfect abs takes plenty of hard work and dedication to achieve the results you’re looking for.There are chock full of tips and tricks for getting the definition you desire.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Famous Restaurateurs Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Diners are willing to save up for an exceptional meal in a restaurant with great ambiance, which is one of the reasons why these 10 Kens have been able to make such a name for themselves in the world of restaurants.” Cherry Liu presents 10 Ways to Tell a Native New Englander posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “New England, like every other segment of the United States, has its own personality, colloquialisms and unique way of doing things.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights with Dr. Melillo on Autism Prevention posted at eNannySource, saying, “Recently I had a chance to learn more about Dr. Robert Melillo, his research on Autism and his work with Brain Balance Centers.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 28 Blogs Featuring Tasty Recipes Made with Quinoa posted at aupair, saying, “Many people think of quinoa as only a side dish, but these 28 blogs include recipes for salads, sides, main dishes and even desserts using this amazing food.” Caleb Hill presents Words of Wisdom from Professional Nannies posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Seasoned nannies were able to offer plenty of advice and feedback for nannies just entering the profession, and brought up points that every nanny should consider.” Chelsea Mathews presents Positivity posted at Sounds Like Life To Me, saying, “I´m just one person trying to make a difference in the world, one blog at a time!”

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with God’s Anger Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Maryanne Williams presents 10 Free Date Ideas for Couples on a Shoestring Budget posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “You can make your next date night something special without spending a fortune! Not having spare money to spend is no excuse not to enjoy each other’s company, and breaking away from the monotony of everyday life with a creative date can even bring you closer together.”

stress

Jana presents Attachment: A Spiritual Conundrum : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Attachment is one of the main things that causes stress; we are attached to outcomes, ideas, behavior in other people and even in our own results and actions. Here we discuss how attachment actually brings you further away from peace, and ultimately from the results people want to experience in their lives.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the May 19, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children Tim Hall presents How to Survive Flying with Infant Twins Alone posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “While it’s not impossible to fly alone with twin babies, it will require plenty of advance planning, some special arrangements and an extra helping of patience.” Brittany Harris presents Crafts Nannies and Kids Can Make for Mother’s Day posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “As Mother’s Day approaches, integrating arts and crafts projects intended to be gifts for the very special Mom in your charges’ lives will not only help to keep them entertained and exploring their creativity, but they’re also a great way to show her the appreciation she deserves.” John Williams presents How to Help Your Toddler Transition to a Bed posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Leaving the security and familiarity of a well-loved crib for the new experience of a “big kid” bed can be exciting for your toddler, but it can also be a bit scary.” Teri Jones presents 10 Things Kids Learn from Studying Martial Arts posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “In addition to busting sedentary habits and getting kids in shape, martial arts instruction also helps kids learn so many valuable lessons.” David Thompsonn presents 15 Blogs for Learning about Vegetarian Diets for Kids posted at Backup Care, saying, “The following blogs will explain what some of the concerns are with raising children as vegetarians and what you should keep in mind if this is something that you want to do. Somewillpraises of a vegetarian lifestyle, some may point out some information that you didn’t know, and some will give you some helpful tips on how to raise your child as a vegetarian, complete with kid-friendly food suggestions.” Brittany Harris presents Is Your Daughter Ready for Dance Class? posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Most dance instructors will accept kids as young as the toddler stage, though the minimum age limit isn’t always a reliable indicator of readiness. As with so many other things in life, your child will mature at her own pace and may not fall in line with her peers when it comes to dance class readiness. These tips and hints will help you determine when and if your child is ready for dance classes.” Denise Thompson presents How to Expand Your Picky Eater’s Palate – Find A Babysitter posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “A picky eater can lead a difficult and frustrating life for epicurean parents, so try nipping it in the bud early on by using these methods.” John Williams presents The Importance of Well Visits in Pediatrics posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “When your child is feeling healthy, however, carving time out of your busy schedule to make and keep well-child appointments can seem like a bit of a waste. There are plenty of reasons why well visits are essential, though.” Shelby Martin presents 21 Blogs Celebrating Moms with the Best Poems and Sayings posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “As Mother’s Day approaches, you may find yourself in need of a sentimental poem or quote about Mom. Print a favorite quote on linen paper and place it in a decorated frame, or stitch the quote onto a pillow for a fun keepsake.” Sharon Moore presents How to Set Real World Limits Around Kids and Tech posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Technology is an everyday part of a child’s life these days. So how do you set limits around tech so your child can benefit from what it offers without being overwhelmed by it? Here are some tips that can help.” Arianna Lee presents 27 of the Best Blogs Featuring Mother’s Day Marvels that Kids Can Make posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Mother’s Day is a day of celebration. These 27 blog articles are full of clever ideas on how to help the kids make cute cards, tasty treats and fun gifts for Mother’s Day.” John Thomas presents Raising Kids to Be Good Stewards of the Environment posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “We all recognize the importance of conserving energy, recycling and taking good care of the planet we share. One of the easiest and most fun things we can do is get kids involved in our efforts to care for our earth.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents How to Help a Baby Take a Bottle posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Convincing a breastfed baby to take a bottle can be a challenge for even the most experienced caregiver, but it’s not impossible. These tips can help you get your child accustomed to accepting sustenance from a bottle so that she’s well fed when Nanny’s in charge.” Denise Thompson presents Helping Your Shy Child Come Out of His Shell posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Honoring your child’s uniqueness doesn’t mean you shouldn’t help him learn to balance out his natural traits. For a bookworm child, a parent might want to encourage a love for outdoor play. For a child with a rough and tumble approach to life, a parent might want to encourage a more gentle way of engaging others.”

emotional issues

Audrey presents Self-Compassion: 6 Steps to Loving Yourself More posted at Fairy At Heart, saying, “Learn how to give yourself the love and respect you deserve!” Vernon presents How to protect yourself from yourself | Self Reflection posted at Self Reflection.

family

Carter White presents What to Do When Your Teen Gets Her First Broken Heart posted at Babysitting, saying, “Helping your teen navigate the painful and complicated world of surviving her first heartbreak isn’t easy, but it’s something that every parent will inevitably have to help with along the way.” Kevin Giffin presents What to Pack for a Playground Picnic posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “As the weather warms up and the outdoors beckon, a trip to the playground complete with a picnic is a great way to keep the kids entertained and provide a full day’s worth of excitement. Figuring out the appropriate things to pack, however, can be a bit of a challenge. From supplies to safe foods, these items are must-haves for warm weather playground picnics.” Kevin Thompson presents 10 of the Best Family-Friendly Summer Vacations posted at Nanny Needed, saying, “The array of destination possibilities seems almost endless when the entire world is at your fingertips, but some vacation destinations are just more suited to travel with the entire family than others.” Steve Jackson presents How to Keep the Kids Safe While Spring Cleaning posted at Housekeeping, saying, “If you have children, your household mess is likely to require more attention in terms of cleaning, and the kids themselves will need to be kept safe from all those household chemicals.” Lisa Jackson presents 30 of the Best Blogs with Healthy Breakfast Recipes for the Whole Family posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “If you eat something sweet like a donut for breakfast, your body will experience a sugar rush and then a couple hours later a sugar crash. Sugary breakfasts will not fill you up or satisfy you throughout the morning.” Shelby Martin presents How to Promote Healthy Eating Habits in Young Children posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Feeding your children meals and snacks from convenience stores sends a strong, unhealthy and sometimes dangerous message.”

other

Chaki Kobayashi presents Reality Is Subjective | Our Mind Is the Limit posted at Our Mind Is the Limit, saying, “The self-development aspect of this post is at the end, where it all ties together.” Lara Whitmore presents Crippling Desires: The Transabled Community posted at Live Creatively. Jana presents What is Addiction Really? : Wisdom Ink Magazine posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Addiction spans much further than simply work, sex, alcohol, drugs, coffee and cigarettes… in fact, addiction is prevalent in many peoples’ lives. It is the difference between looking outside of yourself for gratification and being the source of your gratification.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Killer iPhone Apps for Finding and Navigating the Best Hiking Trails posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “The app capabilities of the iPhone, however, make it the ideal tool for finding even the most obscure trails. That’s why these ten topography and hiking apps were created; drawing from the combined experience and skills of the greatest outdoors enthusiasts, parks organizations and apps developers.” Denise Young presents 12 Fast Foods You Can Make and Take from Home posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “You’ll enjoy your lunch without worrying about time constraints after waiting in line or receiving slow service in a public eatery. These 12 meals are quick to prepare and completely portable, making it easy for you to save time and money on a daily basis.” Mitchell Morris presents Should a Nanny Relocate With Her Employers? posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “If you’re in a great job and your employers are transferred, decide to move closer to family or are planning to move for another reason, the question of relocation will probably come up.The decision can be tough and you’ll want to ask yourself a few key questions before deciding.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Classic Books All Teens Should Read posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “While the shelves of the local big-box retailer may be weighted down with plenty of offerings from bestselling authors, there are also a plethora of classics that no teenage bookworm should miss. These classics are among the most moving, inspiring and thought-provoking out there, giving today’s YA lit a run for it’s proverbial money.” Michelle Brown presents 18 of the Best Blogs Suggesting Healthy Ways to Break or Create Habits posted at Nanny, saying, “Learn techniques that will help you break bad habits and create good ones. Finally, read more about why habits form and what you can do to change the habits in your life.” Tim Hall presents 30 Blogs with the Best Ways to Get You Beach Ready posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “If you want to look your most fabulous on the beachThese thirty blogs will help you shape up, dress to impress and accessorize for those sunny days of relaxing by the sand and sea.” Steve Jackson presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Growing a Green Garden posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Whether you’re a veteran, green-thumbed gardening enthusiast or are getting your hands dirty for the first time, the iPhone is a tool that you may find is surprisingly useful in your quest to cultivate a luscious, thriving oasis of plant life.” Jim Wilson presents 25 of the Best Blogs Showing You How to Plan an End of School Year Party | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “Picking the right theme for the party will make the party planning go a lot easier. Details will fall into place like decorations, food and activities.” Tom Clark presents 10 Tips on Interacting with the Best Nanny Agencies posted at Nanny Agencies, saying, “Nanny newcomers and seasoned childcare professionals alike often turn to a reputable agency when it’s time to find a new job, but there are a few things that agency rookies should keep in mind regarding communication with their agency.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Creative Ways for Keeping Coffee Hot on the Go posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Here are some of the more creative ways to keep your coffee hot, especially for those of you who are drinking it on the go.” Michelle Brown presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Keeping Hair Detangled posted at Nanny, saying, “Each person’s hair is different and requires a particular detangling method, which means you could potentially do your hair more damage by choosing the wrong method for your type of hair.” Dan Robinson presents 27 of the Best Blogs Figuring Out Ways to Celebrate Earth Week posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “You can take part in celebrating Earth week by making a craft, planting flowers or picking up trash at a local park. Raising kids’ awareness of the problems that are happening to the planet might encourage future environmentalists.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Catching Up with Philippa Christian, Australia’s Best Nanny posted at eNannySource, saying, “If someone’s going to call themself the best nanny in their country, it goes without saying I want to learn more. So I reached out to Philippa Christian, the nanny behind the number, to learn why she’s known as her country’s best nanny.” Kevin Giffin presents 21 of the Greatest Blogs Explaining How to Cure Dry Skin So You’re Swimsuit Ready posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Whether you have localized dryness on the elbows and knees or hands and feet or if you’re just dealing with generally dry skin, there are remedies you can try.” Sydney Bell presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Price Comparisons posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “The savings are out there, but with so much competition for your patronage, it’s hard to know when you’re actually getting the lowest prices. Knowing how to find discounts, deals and coupons will ensure that your cash is well spent.” Steve Jackson presents 10 Secrets for Hosting a Drama Free Dinner Party posted at Housekeeping, saying, “There are parties, however, when things go horribly awry, and your carefully planned event becomes something akin to a scene from an afternoon soap opera. While you can never control the behavior of your guests and ensure a drama-free gathering altogether, these ten tips can help you keep the howling of the drama-dogs at bay.” Jessica Clark presents Saluting10 Famous Military People or Actors Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Whether in reality or fiction, the Kens of the world have had a long and illustrious association with military service. They have risen through the ranks of the sea, air and land forces to protect the world from tyranny wherever it rears its head, be it in real life or on the silver screen.” Janet Golovine presents How to Get the Experience You Need to Work as a Nanny posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “How do you get experience as a nanny if you need experience to get hired in the first place? The good news is that there’s not a hard and fast rule that you have to have full-time nanny experience to land a job. Sometimes you can fill in the blanks with other types of care.”

social anxiety

Kelley presents Your Chance Has Come posted at Strolling Toward a Mountain of Tigers, saying, “Reflection on the unanticipated rewards of overcoming social anxiety.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the May 12, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Anger

Natalie Haywood presents Who You Mad At?! posted at The Relationship Destroyers, saying, “It is layers of pain we have not dealt with, and it accumulates, making us easily angered, frazzled and frustrated.” UB Hawthorn presents THE SIXTH MINDFULNESS TRAINING: Dealing with Anger | The Mindful Word posted at The Mindful Word.

Children

Shelby Martin presents How to Stop a Toddler from Biting posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Parents are naturally fearful when their toddler begins to bite.Toddler may transition into biting other things, people and even animals. There are some ways you can stop your little one from hurting you and others from her bites.” Jeff Moore presents 18 Blogs Sharing Delicious Gnocchi Recipes that Even the Kids Might Like posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Since children usually like potatoes, they are likely to enjoy the mild flavor of the gnocchi when prepared in a soup, side or main dish.” Carter White presents 10 Common Causes for Teenage Depression posted at Babysitting, saying, “After noticing the signs of depression in your teen and helping him to get the treatment he needs, understanding the root of his depression can help to make the situation more manageable for everyone involved.” Lisa Jackson presents How Nannies Can Create a Great Summer Experience for Kids posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Nanny can create an awesome summer experience for your kids.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Teaching Kids About Identity Theft with Julie Myhre, Content Manager at NextAdvisor.com posted at eNannySource, saying, “Identity theft is a real problem and, sadly, children are not exempt from having their identities stolen. Recently, I connected with Julie Myhre, who covers identity theft for NextAdvisor.com” Caleb Hill presents 5 Creative Ways to Save or Reuse Children’s Artwork posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “If you have or care for children, you’ll ultimately have a growing collection of artwork, school projects, rainy day activities and more. As much as you may want to exhibit all of your budding Picasso’s works of art, after a while it’s just not feasible to keep everything on display.” David Thompsonn presents How to Determine if Your Child is Left or Right Handed posted at Backup Care, saying, “You may be interested in knowing how to determine whether your child is left-handed or right-handed. Some people may feel that it doesn’t matter, but for lefties, life can be a little more challenging if some adjustments aren’t made, and for parents of lefties, making those adjustments early can help your child in a variety of situations.” Jim Wilson presents 10 Dairy Free Desserts Your Kids Will Love posted at Babysitters, saying, “There are a variety of reasons why eliminating dairy from your child’s diet may be the right choice for her health, from lactose intolerance to full-blown dairy allergies. Some parents even opt to forgo dairy as part of a chosen dietary plan.So you need an inventory of quick, easy desserts for the occasional indulgence.” Hailey Jones presents How to Know if Your Child is a Bully at School posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “It’s becoming more and more important for parents to do their part in the prevention of childhood harassment. Not only is it essential for parents to understand the warning signs and conditions that could foster an affection for bullying, but also to admit that even their own child could be an offender.”

Depression

Rob Graumans presents Depression: Thinking Too Much and Doing Too Little posted at The Young Socrates.

Family

Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights with Corinne Altham Technology Integrator on Introducing Kids to Technology posted at eNannySource, saying, “Today’s touch screen tablet is so intuitive for even the youngest minds,so children today are being introduced to technology when they are babies. I think it’s up to parents to decide upon the right time to introduce technology to their kids, but I also would caution against the overuse of technology at an early age.” Jim Wilson presents 12 Tips for Choosing a Family-Friendly First Pet posted at Babysitters, saying, “Introducing a pet to your household can provide your kids with a companion that they love and can help them learn about responsibility and compassion as they care for the animal. It’s important for parents to remember, however, that not all pets are created equal when it comes to compatibility with kids.” Brittany Harris presents 20 Things All Kids Should Know Before Entering Kindergarten posted at nannypro, saying, “Most preschools will get your child well prepared in advance, but you may still want to ensure that she’s mastered these skills before enrolling her in kindergarten just so that all of the requisite bases are covered and that your child is well equipped for a great start.” John Thomas presents Is It Smart to Hire My Mom to Care for My Kids? posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “If you’re lucky enough to have your mother live close to you, it may seem like the perfect solution to all your childcare problems, because no one is going to care for them better than Grandma. But you also know it’s a tricky situation and there’s the possibility that it could strain your personal relationship.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Crazy Lies Most Teenagers Tell posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Teenagers have a tendency to bend the truth to the breaking point sometimes. While there are as many falsehoods as there are teens to spread them, there are a few crazy lies that seem to crop up more often than others.” Sharon Moore presents Should I Keep My Nanny When My Kids Go To School? posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “when you’re kids are old enough to start school full-time, it brings up the question of whether your nanny is still the best choice for your changing childcare needs. Here are the things to consider when deciding what’s best for your family.”

Other

Arianna Lee presents Should I Offer a Part-time Nanny Benefits? posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Benefits can be a confusing topic for nanny employers, especially because there aren’t any across the board guidelines for any part of the compensation package for full or part-time nannies.” Tom Clark presents When Your Nanny Asks for a Raise and You Can’t Afford to Give Her One | Nanny Agencies posted at Nanny Agencies, saying, “If you’re stretching your household budget to the limits in order to pay your nanny’s salary as it is, dealing with the pressure of handling a request for a raise can be incredibly stressful.” Steve Jackson presents 20 Blogs on How to Host a Chili Cook-Off posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Chili cook-offs are a fun twist on a typical potluck party, and a little friendly competition is a great way to get everyone mingling.” Denise Thompson presents 18 Blogs Explaining How to Create a Puppet Theater posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Kids especially love to put on puppet shows for friends and family members, and you can easily help your child assemble a theater and puppets out of items you have around the house.” Isabella Harriss presents 30 Blogs with the Best Pickup Lines for Middle Aged Men posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “Pickup lines are hard to pull off, no matter what age you are. The wrong pickup line will have women running in the opposite direction, leaving you feeling awkward and embarrassed.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Sea Vegetables You Have Probably Eaten, but Didn’t Know It posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Most Americans would probably not seriously consider adding sea vegetables to their diet. However, if you are fond of Asian cuisine, chances are you have probably eaten and obliviously enjoyed many types of sea vegetables, as these products of the ocean have been a staple in the Asian diet for millennia.” Sydney Bell presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Help You Network at a Conference posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “With the right tools, you can make a lasting impression, gaining new business partners or customers along the way without distributing or saving a sheaf of tiny cards.” Tim Hall presents 10 of the Best Hostess Gifts to Bring to a 4th of July Party posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Consider who your hostess is, and the things she likes or things in which she is interested. If you know your hostess fairly well, you will probably be able to decide on a gift she would enjoy without much fuss.” Cherry Liu presents 24 Blogs with Ideas for Planning a Block Party posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “If you would like to get to know your neighbors, one way to go about doing so would be to host a block party.” John Thomas presents 10 Things You Learn from Networking with Other Local Nannies posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Networking with other nannies, both on a local level and internationally through the global village of the Internet, can be an incredibly informative exercise.” Steve Jackson presents 28 Blogs with Juicy Melon Recipes to Keep Your Kitchen Cool as the Weather Warms Up posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Melons have many health benefits, and are full of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene, folate and potassium, just to name a few.” Denise Young presents 27 Blogs with Delicious Brownie Recipes for All Occasions posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “If you want to have your brownies stand out from the crowd you might want to try one of these recipes from the following 27 blog articles.” Maryanne Williams presents Top 10 Things Nannies Are Looking for in a Job posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “There is no such thing as the perfect nanny job. Like every other field, every nanny job has its pros and cons. However, there are some things that most nannies are looking for in an ideal nanny position.” Tom Clark presents The Advantages of Using a Placement Agency to Find a Nanny Job posted at Nanny Agencies, saying, “When you’re looking for a nanny job, there are several ways you can find the right family.To help you decide if an agency is a good choice for you, here are some of the advantages of using one in your search.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Kens Famous for Their Inventions and This Ken Too posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Without the genius and innovation of the world’s inventors, life on Earth would probably still be stuck in the dark ages. Some inventions have saved lives, others changed the scope of technology and design and others still were just plain fun.” Michelle Brown presents 27 Blogs Showcasing the Latest Fashions for the Well Dressed Guy posted at Nanny, saying, “Men’s fashion trends have experienced a shift in 2013.Pink shirts and bright colors are making a comeback from the 80’s, and suits in busy patterns are trending in both formal and office attire. In casual attire you’ll find baggy cargo shorts and brightly patterned matching shirts and short outfits.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Break Bad Habits Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

Social Anxiety

Jon Rhodes presents Can Hypnosis Help Your Increase Self Confidence? posted at Full Hypnosis, saying, “This article discusses whether hypnosis can help increase your confidence.”

Stress

Jana presents Are You Creating Your Life or Trying To Control Your Life? posted at Blog, saying, “Here we have the difference between creating our life as we go about it, or trying to control our life results. The difference between the two is the difference between living life happily and in the flow or experiencing frustration, angst and struggle.” Graham Stoney presents Top 10 Reasons For Guys To Go To Yoga Class posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “Yoga offers a myriad of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. During a recent class I came up with this Top 10 reasons for guys to go to Yoga.” Duy presents Archeology | Infornigraphic Amnesiac posted at Infornigraphic Amnesiac, saying, “This is musings on the thought of being successful at life.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the May 5, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

Kevin Giffin presents 20 Blogs Featuring Playground Games for Your Little Ones posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Kids watched cartoons on Saturday morning for a couple hours and then went out to play. They spent hours running around getting exercise, without even realizing that’s what they were doing. It was just good clean fun.” John Williams presents How to Help Your Child Adjust to Wearing Glasses posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Helping your child adjust to life with glasses doesn’t have to be an insurmountable task, though. There are ways that you can support her as she gets accustomed to her new fashion accessory, even if she initially sees them as a burden.” Carter White presents 28 Blogs Filled with Ideas on How to Host a Mother’s Day Brunch posted at Babysitting, saying, “Planning the perfect brunch can take time, and you’ll probably need some tips for executing it perfectly. If you don’t have time to plan or you aren’t very handy in the kitchen, you can find ideas for easier brunch ideas under the Quick and Easy Tips section.” David Thompsonn presents The 10 Most Compelling Reasons for Keeping Your Child Home from School posted at Backup Care, saying, “Even if you’re striving for a perfect attendance award, life has a way of spoiling your plans with unpredictable events.” Arianna Lee presents Top 10 Excuses Parents Give for the Kids’ Bad Behavior posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Parents will make any number of excuses for their kids’ misbehavior, both as justification and out of fear that bad behavior is a reflection of their parenting skills. Though the specifics may differ from time to time, these are ten of the most basic excuses parents make when their children behave badly.” Kaylee Adams presents How to Tell if Your Child Is Ready for His First Sleepover posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “The first time you hear the question, “Can I spend the night over at my friend’s house?” you will know that you have reached another milestone in your child’s development. Before you can determine your child’s level of readiness, you’ll have to objectively examine your own feelings on the subject.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Alternatives to Saying No to Your Child posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Rather than subjecting your child to a barrage of negative words, experts like author Howard Gardner suggest that you adopt more positive redirection techniques.”

emotional issues

Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Find Personal Peace Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. TherapyDoc presents Ten Reasons Not to Kill Yourself posted at Everyone Needs Therapy, saying, “Maybe don’t look for it on the Internet, personal peace. On the other hand, there’s good information out there, too.” Jana presents Our Work in Manifestation: How To Focus More On What Is Wanted posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Often times stress is created when we focus on all the things that don’t work instead of what is working. In this article we look at how we can express and exhaust our unwanted emotions on what isn’t working and then switch our focus to what is wanted and what is working. The result is peace and joy.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Fear and Phobias Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Excessive fear is like going through life wearing handcuffs. You can’t do any of the things you want to do because of the fear. Life doesn’t have to be that way. Read on.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Extended Grief Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Diane Mottl, MSW presents Loosening the hold of fear and doubt… posted at Being Truly Present, saying, “Do you lose your footing at times? Get derailed by fears and doubts? Do you know how to ground yourself to feel solid again? 7:48 minute visualization/guided imagery podcast included (original).” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Abuse Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Being an Abuser Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Anxiety Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

family

Zhu presents Lost: Identity | Correr Es Mi Destino posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “I’m no longer preg­nant (yay!) and I’m embrac­ing moth­er­hood. Even though it still feels new, unreal and scary, I’m happy to be Mark’s mother. But I don’t want to trade the mul­ti­fac­eted iden­ti­ties it took me 29 years to build for a one-size-fits-all “mother” label. I want to add that moth­er­hood sta­tus to my per­sonal iden­tity because I am still an indi­vid­ual, with hopes and dreams—for Mark, of course, but for Feng and I and for myself as well.” Shelby Martin presents 4 Reasons You Should Never Lie to Your Child Even When It’s Tempting To posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Usually these white lies come in the form of stories that are told to protect their child in some way from a painful truth they might have difficultly fully comprehending. But is it really “just” a little white lie? Children have an uncanny ability to see though and understand more in this life than parents usually realize.” Jeff Moore presents How to Stop Your Teen From Sneaking Out of the House posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “In a bid to express his independence and establish himself as an individual that’s separate from the family unit, your teen may cross the line into sheer defiance more than once. If you have a suspicion that your teen is sneaking out in the middle of the night, or if you’re sure he’s leaving and aren’t sure how to put an end to the behavior, these tips may help you restore a sense of order to your home.” Olivia Lewiss presents 15 Blogs with Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Car for Your Family posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Before you start looking at new cars, it’s a good idea to take into consideration various tips and recommendations regarding which cars are good ones to buy and which ones are equipped with family friendly features. If you are looking for a car to use for work, there is a whole different list of things to think about.” Maryanne Williams presents 10 Reasons Family Meals are About More Than Food posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “These days, everyone is on a tight schedule. From the demands of school, sports and extracurricular activities on kids to the responsibilities of balancing the running of a household and maintaining a career for adults, there doesn’t seem to be much time left in the day for much else.” Denise Thompson presents What Kids Can Plant to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “These planting tips will attract butterflies to the garden, which will in turn attract your children away from the television and into the great outdoors.” Arianna Lee presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Keeping Kids on a Schedule posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “As a busy parent, you need tools that you can rely on to help you keep your family – especially the kids – on schedule. These ten iPhone apps will put your smartphone to work for you, and will make the job of keeping your kids on schedule that much easier.” Brittany Harris presents 18 Blogs Sharing Helpful Hints to Keep Your Family Safe in the Water this Summer posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Whether you are headed to the neighborhood pool, the lake or the beach, before you go you need to arm yourself with water safety tips. Some safety tips are specific to certain areas; you probably aren’t going to need to know how to avoid the riptide in your neighborhood pool or lake. However, there are some water safety rules that are universal, such as practicing touch supervision with young children.” Maryanne Williams presents Sample Work Agreement for Families in a Nanny Share posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “There are lots of decisions that need to be made in order for a nanny share to work for everyone involved. The best approach is to talk through each issue, come up with a solution everyone is comfortable with and outline all the details in a nanny contract.” Olivia Lewiss presents 10 Reasons to Think Twice Before Getting a Family Dog posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “The addition of a dog to your family can be a great way to get your kids more involved in the running of the household, give them a sense of responsibility and bring joy to everyone that lives in your home.Before you give in to your kids’ fevered pleas for their very own dog, there are some things you should carefully consider.” Denise Thompson presents How to Plan Your First Family Vacation with Kids posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Taking a vacation with your children doesn’t have to be a stressful experience, especially if you take the needs of your pint-sized travelers into consideration during the planning phase.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Pediatrician at Her First Checkup | Newborn Care posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Your baby’s first well child visit is a great opportunity to ask her pediatrician all of the questions that have been plaguing you, and to get a personal response instead of impersonal information printed in a book.” Teri Jones presents The 10 Most Influential Parenting Experts of All Time posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “The opinions and advice of some of the parenting experts haven’t always stood the test of time, but they did make major waves during their heydays with their ideas about parenting and have shaped much of the parenting landscape long after they fell out of favor.” Tim Hall presents 18 Blogs Sharing Recipes for Spring Veggies that are Healthy for Your Family posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Spring vegetablesare incredibly versatile, and you can use them in stir-fries, roast them in the oven or even eat them fresh.”

other

Leslie presents Why you should date yourself before you date anyone else | posted at I Want My Kisses Back. Jessica Clark presents 10 Really Great Reasons to Go to Your High School Reunion posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “While many people will say that high school was the best time of their lives, this isn’t always true for everyone. Still, there are plenty of reasons why attending your high school reunion is a good idea.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 10 Low-Carb Snack Ideas for On the Go posted at aupair, saying, “There are plenty of healthy, low-carb snacks that will satisfy you and keep you from gaining extra weight. In fact, when you look at the effective carb count of many non-starchy vegetables,” Caleb Hill presents 5 Job Aspects to Consider when Transitioning from Nanny to Household Manager posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Communication is key for any job, but as a household manager you will be communicating not only with your employers, but potentially other staff members and vendors as well. Set up a dedicated email just for work that is both professional and easy to share.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Things to Do When You’re Stuck in the Airport Overnight posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Few things are as frustrating for travelers as the idea of an overnight layover in an airport, but there are a few ways that you can make the experience a more enjoyable one.” Caleb Hill presents How to Develop a Niche in Your Nanny Career posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Developing a niche can be a great way to boost your appeal to employers seeking a nanny with special qualifications, but can also be a difficult process to navigate. If you’re looking for a way to develop specialized skills in order to market yourself as a niche nanny, there are a few tips that can make the experience a less complicated one.” Bryan Chau presents Keeping Memories and Success Alive – Memento Movie Review posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “Memory Loss, Success, Happiness, Ethics, Values, Morals, Memento, Christopher Nolan, Guy Pearce, Success Pen Pal, Bryan Chau” John Williams presents Your Responsibilities as a Live-in Nanny Employer posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “One of the biggest obstacles many employers face is that they don’t fully understand what having a live-in nanny means in practical terms. Here’s an outline of the responsibilities parents take on when they hire a live-in.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Curiously Famous Doctors Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “When medical or science students set off on the long road to gaining their respective qualifications, few have the prospect of fame in mind. However, in a world where celebrity is no longer limited to performance artists, more and more doctors are becoming household names.” Laura Anderson presents Preventing Common Car Related Injuries and Deaths posted at eNannySource, saying, “When it comes to car related injuries and deaths in children, many parents simply believe that their family is immune. Yet incident after incident shows children of seemingly responsible parents – including doctors and teachers – becoming victims of such tragic events.” Eric Taylor presents 10 Embarrassing Things That Happen to Nannies and What to Do If They Happen to You posted at Nanny Care, saying, “Embarrassing moments that nannies face are as unique and varied as the nannies themselves, but there are a few that seem to be more common than others.” Frontlier presents Dealing with negative situations and staying positive posted at Inspirational Lifestyle – Inspiresure, saying, “The way we deal with any negative situation is important as we don’t have control over some of those situations.” Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs to Help Make Your House More Energy Efficient posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Changing out your light bulbs, turning off lights and adding a programmable thermostat are all things that can help you save a lot of money without spending a lot.” Sydney Bell presents How to Tell People What You Do in 30 Seconds or Less posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “An elevator speech is a short but effective description of your line of work that can be given if you found yourself in an elevator with a potential professional connection In a job market that’s still highly competitive as the economy struggles to rebound, it’s more essential than ever that professionals look for new and innovative ways of marketing themselves when the opportunity arises.” Sharon Moore presents 10 Signs Your Nanny Job May Be Coming to an End posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “The loss of a nanny job may be the result of personality clashes or differences in opinion, but they can also be lost through absolutely no fault of your own. When the end comes with no warning, regardless of who’s at fault, it can also be financially devastating. you need to start brushing the dust off of your resume because your current post could be coming to an end.” Janet Golovine presents 18 Blogs Sharing Instructions for Making Your Own Reusable Shopping Bag posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “The trend for bringing your own shopping bags to the store is catching on, and many stores are now selling reusable bags in an effort to promote this more eco-friendly option. Why not take it one step further though and make your own reusable shopping bags?” Denise Thompson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Questions to Ask a Babysitter Before You Hire Her posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Asking potential babysitters the right questions will help you create a shortlist that will help you locate the perfect babysitter for you.so it is best to create a checklist that specifically matches your family’s needs.” Kevin Giffin presents 18 Blogs Showcasing this Year’s Cutest Sandals posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Trends this year appear to be metallic, iridescent and brightly colored, as well as have clear plastic heels, gladiator styles to the knee and much more. Many of these trends will work for everyone, from high fashion executives to moms on the go.” Ernest Dempsey presents In A Fog | ernestdempsey.net posted at ernestdempsey.net, saying, “Slow down and find your way through the fog.”

stress

Graham Stoney presents How To Meditate posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “What’s the answer to dealing with the stresses of modern life? Personally I find meditation helpful and I do it every day. Here’s how.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 28, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Welcome to the April 28, 2013 edition of finding personal peace. James Hamlett presents How To Stay Centered! : James Hamlett posted at James Hamlett, saying, “Finding our true center helps us to go beyond our fears and phobias.”

children

Olivia Lewiss presents How to Effectively Manage Nanny Candidates When Using an Online Site posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Using a system to track communications with caregivers and where you are in the process can be a big time and energy saver.” Shelby Martin presents 10 Examples of Logical Consequence for Disobedient Children posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Parents would love to be able to say that redirection and positive reinforcement are always effective in correcting a child’s misbehavior.” Carter White presents How to Know When Your Teen is Lying and When He’s Not posted at Babysitting, saying, “As kids get older and hone their skills in the world of deception, however, it usually becomes a bit more difficult to spot a false story. At no time in your child’s life is it more difficult to pick out a lie than when she’s a teenager, but it’s also the time when it’s most imperative.” Arianna Lee presents 16 Ways to Be Sure Your Kids Keep Learning Over Summer Break posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Making sure that they retain some of the things they’ve learned over the school year and continuing to develop important skills during the dog days doesn’t have to be a chore, even though it can seem daunting.” Denise Thompson presents 10 of the Best Role Models for Young Boys posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “When sports heroes are exposed as users of performance-enhancing drugs or serial adulterers, it’s difficult to reconcile their antics with their assumed position as a role model to today’s generation of young boys.” Kevin Giffin presents 21 Blogs with Creative Spring Activities to do with Your Preschooler posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Anything fun that keeps your preschooler active and engaged in learning is a good pick when planning different activities for your child. There are several different holidays that lend themselves to crafts in the spring, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and even May Day.” Shelby Martin presents 4 Reasons to Say “I’m Sorry” to Your Children posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “A lot of parents feel that apologizing sends a message of weakness and ineffectiveness to their children. However, there are some really great arguments for why parents should say they are sorry to their child when the parent has done something wrong.” Olivia Lewiss presents How to Change Your Nanny’s Duties posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “With a little bit of preparation and a willingness to include your caregiver in discussions, you can have your changing needs met without sacrificing the relationship you have with your nanny.” Kevin Thompson presents How to Keep Your White Rug White with Kids posted at Nanny Needed, saying, “Even if you’re gutsy enough to opt for white rugs, it’s possible to keep them sparkling when there are children in the house. With a bit of regular maintenance and stain management know-how, your white floor treatments can enjoy a long and functional life.” Denise Thompson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Eco-Friendly Kids Crafts posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “In addition to items from around the home, children can use natural items from the world around them for fun and environmentally-friendly crafts projects. There are also many practical applications for arts and crafts, which will help your child develop real-world skills.” Carter White presents 15 Tips for Cleaning Tough Kids Stains Up Around the House posted at Babysitting, saying, “Where there are children, there will be stains. From overzealous artists to accidental spills and loss of bodily fluids, there are few areas that kids are more adept in than creating messes that are difficult to clean up.”

family

Dan Robinson presents 21 Blogs Explaining How to Create a Father’s Day Present Dad will Brag About posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “There are lots of crafty ideas out there, so whether dad is into sports or just loves homemade items from the kids, these simple to make gifts will be perfect for dad this Father’s Day.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Creative Ways for Your Family to Support Your Favorite Sports Team posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Getting the entire family involved is a special way of spending quality time with the kids and embracing the home team at the same time.” Jessica Clark presents How to Encourage Your Son to be a Gentleman posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Parents of young boys who wish to impart a sense of respect and a set of manners are faced with what can be quite a difficult task in a world that seems to truly believe that chivalry is dead.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents 21 Blogs with Advice on How to Create an Emergency Plan for Your Family posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “You never know when an emergency situation may arise; however, you can take certain steps to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for if and when one occurs.” Denise Young presents 15 Blogs with Information on How to Host an Exchange Student posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “There are several different factors you need to consider before allowing an exchange student into your home, and preconceived notions that may have been holding you back from hosting that are nothing more than myths.”

other

Jim Wilson presents 30 of the Best People to Get Sleep Training Advice From | Babysitters posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “If you need advice, tips and training on sleep related problems and disorders affecting infants, children and adults, these 30 blogs feature experts from every field.” Caleb Hill presents 5 Employer Traits that Turn Nannies Off posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Every nanny has a different definition of a “good employer” that is dependent on the nanny’s personality, style and needs. However, there are certain traits or actions that drive just about every nanny crazy.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Creative Ways to Use Facebook for Getting Babysitting Jobs posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Putting social media like Facebook to work for you can actually land you more babysitting work than you’re realistically able to handle, provided that you play your cards correctly.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Alcoholism Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Dealing with the emotional and psychological side of drinking may be simpler than you’ve imagined. This is a compelling idea that may help someone you love.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal With Inappropriate Sexuality Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal With Obesity Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with God’s Anger Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jon Rhodes presents Does Hypnosis Work? posted at Hypnosis Haven, saying, “This article talks about hypnosis and whether it actually works.”

relationships

Kaitlyn Johnson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Dealing with Cranky In-Laws posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Cranky, overbearing or pushy in-laws can put considerable strain on a relationship, and while you can try to avoid your in-laws, that inevitably just creates more problems.”

social anxiety

Jana presents How To Find A Direction In Life posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Many times, stress comes from the feeling that we don’t know where we are headed in Life. Here is how to begin finding your direction even if you are not sure of what it is.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 21, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

David Thompsonn presents 10 Common First Aid Myths and the Truths Behind Them posted at Backup Care, saying, “Whether you’re a parent or a childcare provider, you know that kids and mishaps go together like peanut butter and jelly. so it’s no surprise that most parents and nannies are never far from a first aid kit.” John Williams presents Why It’s Okay for Kids to Not Get What They Want posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “It’s both normal and natural to want to provide a better life for your children, but it’s important to realize that it’s not only okay for them to not get what they want all the time, but also necessary.” Hailey Jones presents How to Stand Up to a Bully posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Learning that your child is the victim of bullying is an experience that’s simultaneously heartbreaking and infuriating. While your first instinct is to step in to stop the torment by any means necessary” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 25 Blogs with Inspiring Ideas for Throwing a First Birthday Party posted at Newborn Care, saying, “As you start to plan the party, take into consideration different themes that you enjoy and that reflect your baby’s growing personality. Once you decide on a theme, you can order or make your invitations.” John Thomas presents 10 Secrets to Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Figuring out how to instill confidence in a child isn’t always easy. These ten secrets to building your child’s self-esteem are surprisingly simple, and can make a world of difference in the way she sees herself and handles everyday situations.” Jim Wilson presents 5 Common Childhood Illnesses and How to Spot Them posted at Babysitters, saying, “There are a few relatively common illnesses that you may not even be aware of until they strike. These are five of the more common ailments that affect children, along with the signs and symptoms that signal their arrival.” Brittany Harris presents How to Discipline a Child for Being Fresh posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Teaching kids to be respectful of authority when they are inundated with negativity may seem like an uphill battle. Still, it’s important that parents take a stand and teach their children to be respectful of others.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Organic Snack Ideas for Toddlers on the Go posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “you have plenty of portable snacks on hand before you embark on an outing with your toddlers is essential, as it doesn’t take long for those hunger pangs to turn into major tantrums. While there are certainly a wide variety of pre-packaged snack options available, many of those items are loaded with chemical additives that most parents would rather avoid.” Sharon Moore presents Is a Granny Nanny Right For Your Family? posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Granny Nannies offer a lot of benefits to the families they work for, and the benefits run both ways. Nanny jobs are a wonderful match to retired women who are looking for new ways to put their child-rearing skills to good use.” John Williams presents How to Encourage Cooperation in Preschoolers posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “preschoolers are still struggling with independence, so it’s no wonder that getting them to happily cooperate can be a struggle.”

depression

Shaun Rosenberg presents How To Find Inner Peace posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “It is easy to get stressed about the world and to worry about life. But life is just easier when you take it one step at a time and feel good about yourself. Here are some tips to find inner peace.”

family

Laura Anderson presents Ask the Experts: Traveling to Vegas with Kids with Lexy Capp of Nannies & Housekeepers USA posted at eNannySource, saying, “Parents traveling with small children are often faced with a need for childcare. Nannies & Housekeepers USA offers In Room Nanny Service at the finest hotels in Las Vegas. Nannies & Housekeepers is approved and referred by the top hotels, concierge and families. The agency is properly licensed, bonded and insured. Risk Management ONLY refers to Nannies & Housekeepers USA.” John Thomas presents Top 10 Reasons For Busy Moms to Hire a Sitter posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Long gone are the days where family is the exclusive babysitting resource for young families. Today’s families live further apart and have their own obligations that prevent them from providing childcare to family members.”

other

Marjorie Kowalczyk presents 25 Real Ways To Be Happier Right Now posted at DailyWorkHorse.com. Bavly A. presents Life as we know it: Love your life. posted at Life as we know it. Steve Jackson presents 18 Blogs with Creative Uses for Those Spare Buttons You have Lying Around posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Many clothing items come with a spare button attached or sewn into the seam just in case you lose one. These buttons, among others cut from discarded clothes, can be saved and recycled into new items.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Track Your Pregnancy posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Equipping your iPhone with the best tools to guide you through your pregnancy is a good place to start.”

relationships

Tehra Burton presents sex will save us.: after bliss. posted at sex will save us.. sigh presents Sandra Oram: Fixing a Heartbreak posted at Sandra Oram, saying, “Fixing a Heartbreak, Heartbreaks are a part of life…”

stress

Jana presents How To Find A Direction In Life posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Oftentimes our most stressful emotional angst comes from the feeling that we do not have a direction in life. Here is how to begin to find your direction even if you don’t know what it is.” Graham Stoney presents How To Be Unhappy posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “There are a lot of happy people in the world today. This is a big problem for advertisers and companies marketing products at us that we don’t really need.” Amanda Baley presents Meditation; tricks and tips for the world weary | Foodie Mama Talks posted at Foodie Mama Talks. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 14, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

Jocelyn Scott presents 10 Unwritten Playground Rules All Parents Should Follow posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “The playground is a place of sweet release for the children that frequent it, but can be as packed with drama as an afternoon soap opera for the adults looking after them.” Shelby Martin presents Why Spoiling Your Child Isn’t Always for the Best posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “When it comes to parenting, the main focus for many is placed upon making sure that your child has more happiness and opportunity than you had during your own childhood years.It’s certainly admirable to want to provide your child with everything she needs in order to be happy, healthy and to grow into a thriving, well-adjusted adult, it’s suprisingly easy to tip the scales in favor of spoiling your child without meaning to. On the surface, a bit of spoiling can seem harmless.” Kevin Giffin presents 15 Blogs that Will Help You Determine the Right Kite for Your Needs posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Kids love kites and flying a kite is simple enough for most kids to handle. Make sure that you find the right kite for your child and be sure to educate him on kite flying safety.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Ways to Respond If Your Mom Boss Cuts Your Hours posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “During these difficult economic times, a cut in pay or hours can be devastating. If you’ve dedicated years of your life to a post with your employing family only to discover that your hours are going to be cut, it’s normal and natural to be concerned, especially if you’re already living from paycheck to paycheck.” Kaylee Adams presents 10 Classic Childhood Playground Games to Teach Your Kids posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “In a world filled with video games that sense movement, books that can be read on electronic devices and three-dimensional television displays, the games of your childhood may seem quaint and downright antiquated at first blush. Upon closer examination, however, you may realize that the playground is one place where little has changed.” Jeff Moore presents 10 of the Best Drawing iPhone Apps for Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “These 10 drawing apps for iPhone, however, are specifically designed for kids, with easy-to-use features that encourage both learning and creativity.” Hailey Jones presents What to do When Your Child Says Something Embarrassing in Public posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “If there’s one thing that children are universally good at, it’s sharing embarrassingly honest commentary in public places.Because young children haven’t had much time to learn the more delicate aspects of sharing their feelings and tend to completely lack a verbal filter, there’s really no way to stop their mortifying comments from happening.” Kevin Giffin presents 30 of the Bests Blogs on Summer Childcare Choices posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “For parents, though, summer means finding activities to keep the kids occupied ,every child is different, so making summer childcare choices can be difficult for parents. Summer childcare is significantly more expensive, too, accounting for around 50% of the average yearly childcare budget.” Jim Wilson presents How to Talk More, Yell Less posted at Babysitters, saying, “Learning how to talk to your children more and to yell at them less may not eliminate those moments of lost control altogether, but they can make a difference in the way you communicate as a whole.” Lisa Williams presents How To Prevent Your Child from Becoming Addicted to the Internet posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Addiction or compulsion to use the Internet is becoming a serious condition for many kids. Like other addictions, it can interfere with the child’s well-being, psychological and social development and physical health.” Brittany Harris presents How to Encourage Children to Share Their Opinions Respectfully posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Many adults have a difficult time sharing their opinions respectfully. It takes training and practice to get there, but it is definitely worth the effort, and parents who teach this skill to their children find that the rewards will last a lifetime.” Arianna Lee presents How to Hire a Summer Nanny posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Summer is just around the corner, which means parents everywhere are wondering what they’re going to do with the kids once they’re out of school. Summer nannies are an increasingly popular choice too, because they offer parents the best of many worlds.”

depression

Rob Graumans presents Happiness and Ignorance or Appreciation and Wisdom? posted at The Young Socrates.

family

Caleb Hill presents How to find nannies in your community posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Finding nannies to network with in your community can be a long and sometimes lonely path. For this reason, it’s important to make connections with other nannies in your area.” Jessica Clark presents All Time Funniest Sitcoms About Families for Fans Over 40 posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “From the advent of television through today’s DVR revolution, there’s one constant that has remained a part of the ever-evolving television landscape: the family sitcom. American human experience quite like extended families.”

other

Jana presents How To Uncover Our Intuition posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Our intuition is our inner gps and can save us time and money in an instant. But before we can access it, we have to be comfortable feeling even our most unwanted feelings such as anger, hate and rage. When we are at peace with our emotions, then our intuition can shine through.” Laura Anderson presents Author Insights with Karima Cammell author of Commonplace Birthday posted at eNannySource, saying, “Karima Cammell’s children’s book hits the message home that even in our fast-paced world, there’s nothing more important than spending time with those you love and care about.” Jon Rhodes presents Stop Feeling So Tired All The Time posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Do you find yourself feeling tired too often? Here are some simple solutions to stop you feeling tired.” Brittany Hall presents 10 Things Nannies Do That Turn Off Parents During the Interview posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “After you score an interview, the impression you make on your prospective employers will have a major impact on your likelihood of walking away with the job.” John presents 10 Myths for Why God Loves Us posted at Fearless Men, saying, “Here’s my list of myths for why God loves us. Whether you’re a believer or not, you might be able to resonate with some.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents How to Help Your Baby Learn to Self-Soothe posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Teaching your baby to self-soothe can make the difference between waking refreshed in the morning and reluctantly dragging yourself out of bed to make it through one more day.” Mr.CBB presents Life, Money and Retirement~Skype Doesn’t Reach Heaven posted at Canadian Budget Binder, saying, “Sometimes we need to ask ourselves why we work so hard for all the money we make and whether we are spending our time wisely. Pouring your life into one basket risks leaving behind potential memories that you might not be able to go back and get. Take time to evaluate your life, your priorities and your future”

stress

Michelle Brown presents 28 Blogs to Help You Decide Which Yoga Style is Right for You posted at Nanny, saying, “oga and other Eastern practices like acupuncture have become increasing popular in the West .There are many different factors to consider, such as if you need to lose weight, if you need to decrease the stress in your life, if you want to increase your flexibility or if you’re looking to tone up your body.” Dale Shanklin presents Take a Snapshot of Your Life. What’s Really Important? posted at Dale Shanklin’s Personal Development Blog, saying, “It’s common to periodically feel a little lost in life. You’re not sure where to go next or if you still want the same things you’re working towards. This post contains a quick exercise that can help you get back on-track and feel content with what you’re doing. Good luck!” Shaun Rosenberg presents Dealing With a Stressful Situation in Life posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Sometimes we have those situations in life that are filled with stress. If you have recently experienced loss and you feel a lot of pain from it, here are some ways to get better as soon as possible.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 7, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

Brittany Hall presents 10 Things Parents Should Consider Before Firing Their Nanny posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “Firing a nanny may not be as easy as sending her away with her last paycheck in hand. Before you give your private childcare provider the axe, these are ten of the things that you might want to give at least a bit of consideration.” Shelby Martin presents How to Gain Your Child’s Cooperation Without Yelling posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Yelling can have adverse effects on your child, including her starting to fear you. There are other ways to get your child to cooperate without raising your voice.” Kaylee Adams presents 12 Ways to Help Your Kid Learn to be a Good Sport posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Participation in organized sports has a variety of benefits for kids.Helping your child learn the basics of being a good sport starts at home and extends to the playing field, and these 12 tips can help you to instill those qualities.” Dan Robinson presents How to Motivate Your Child to Earn Good Grades posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “If your child isn’t performing well in school, there are steps you can take that may help give him the motivation he needs to boost that performance.” Diego Brown presents How to Know if Your Child is Ready for His First Overnight at Grandma’s posted at National Nannies, saying, “Spending the night with Grandma is an iconic milestone for kids,first thing you’ll need to do is find a way to remove your own emotional reaction from the equation in order to objectively determine whether or not he’s reached a point in his development that would allow for a successful overnight visit.” Jocelyn Scott presents 12 Tips for Keeping the Backyard Safe This Spring posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “Before you tear the kids away from their televisions and video games and urge them out into the fresh air, though, you’ll want to make sure that the backyard is the safe haven for fun and games that it’s supposed to be. These 12 tips can help you eliminate common backyard hazards so that your family can enjoy the beautiful weather without fear of injury.” Olivia Lewiss presents 10 Triggers for Toddler Meltdowns and How to Avoid Them posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Whether you’re in public or the comfort of your own home, the extreme reactions that toddlers are so known for are just no fun to deal with. While there are ways to diffuse tantrums before they gather too much steam, it’s far easier to understand what triggers tantrums and to learn how to avoid them.” Denise Young presents 10 Tips for Parents of Children with Sensitive Skin posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Kids have thinner, more delicate skin that’s more prone to irritation and even skin infections, so it’s important to make sure that you’re taking every possible precaution to protect them from discomfort or pain.” Arianna Lee presents 21 Blogs Kids Can Use to Prepare for Standardized Tests posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “For decades schools have been testing kids with standardized tests, which have changed through the years. This change has caused debate and controversy from teachers and parents alike.” Lisa Jackson presents 10 Productive Things You Can Do While Waiting in the School Pickup Line posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Balancing all of the tasks of parenthood in today’s busy world can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to juggle a family and a busy career. What you may not realize, though, is just how much time you spend in waiting rooms and standing in lines, waiting for the next task to start.”

depression

Jim Wilson presents How to Help Your Child Deal With Her First Real Rejection posted at Babysitters, saying, “As a parent, your first instinct is to protect your child from any pain she might encounter, whether physical or emotional. While you can and certainly should make sure that the environment in which your child lives is as safe as possible and that she’s protected from physical harm,”

family

Denise Thompson presents What to Do When You and Your Spouse Disagree over Discipline posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “How you discipline your child is a very personal issue. Even when you and your spouse agree on big picture things like the importance of reasonable limits, school should come first, and your commitment to raising a kind and caring child, it’s easy to disagree on how those big picture ideas will be handled day to day.”

marriage

Kylee Vestal presents Freedom & Healing posted at She’s a Red Head, saying, “Every day we make decisions that mold our life, it’s important that you are confident in every single choice you make.”

other

Diane M. presents Taking that first step… posted at Being Truly Present. Lisa Jackson presents 10 Weight Loss Strategies for Busy Moms posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Actually, you may be surprised at how easy it is to work simple, effective lifestyle changes into your everyday routine that will help you reach your goals.” Tipsy presents Make The Most Of Each Day posted at tipsywriter.

relationships

Ponerology News presents Upcoming Crowdfunded Narcissist the Movie, Story of Painful Relationship Involving Narcissistic Personality Disorder, to Promote Understanding, Healing posted at Ponerology News, saying, “This article discusses a new film that will focus on the difficulties of handling and healing frmo relationships involving narcissistic personality disorder.” Jana presents How To Fight Effectively With Your Partner posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “There is a way to end a fight before it begins, and there is a way to clear the air quickly, effectively and efficiently. Here are 4 keys to fighting effectively with your partner.” Jim Wilson presents 30 of the Best Bloggers on Preventing Teen Pregnancy posted at Babysitters, saying, “Every parenting style is different, too, so each family will take a different approach to preventing pregnancies in teenage children. In order to find a method that is comfortable for both you and your teenage children, you need to draw from a number of sources.” Janet Golovine presents Top 10 Traits of Bad Nanny Employers posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Every parent hires a nanny hoping that they’re have a long and successful employment relationship. Unfortunately some employers do things that make that next to impossible. With some self-awareness, employers can avoid these common pitfalls.” Natalie Haywood presents I am Sorry! | The Relationship Destroyers posted at The Relationship Destroyers, saying, “We also engage a number of powerful forces, to work counter productively against us, when we intentionally wrong someone and refuse to say the words.”

social anxiety

Shaun Rosenberg presents How to Gain Confidence posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “There is a lot of confusing advice on how to gain confidence in your life, but in reality there is only one way that you will truly be able to increase your confidence. This article explains.” Jon Rhodes presents How To Instantly Relax In Any Situation posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “This article shows you a wonderful and highly effective technique that helps you relax in any situation. It really does work, and is totally free!”

stress

Jonathan Grant presents 5 Secrets to Giving an Amazing Massage! posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “Nothing dissolves stress like a good massage!” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 31, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children David Thompsonn presents How to Prepare Your Child to Handle an Emergency posted at Backup Care, saying, “The very idea of your child being forced to deal with a scary and strenuous emergency situation is probably downright repellent, but as a parent, one of your most important jobs is making sure that they’re properly equipped to handle anything life throws their way.” John Williams presents 21 Blogs Sharing the Pros and Cons of Kids Having Cell Phones posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “How do you know when it is the right time to get your child a cell phone? And if you do get your child a cell phone, should he have Internet access? These are difficult questions to answer, but these 21 blog articles will provide you with the pros and cons to help you make the right decision for your child” Maryanne Williams presents 10 of the Best 1st Birthday Party Themes for Twins posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “Twins can be a handful, but they can also make things more fun just because there are two of them. Here are some exciting themes to consider for your twins’ first birthday party.” Brittany Hall presents 10 Things Parents Should Consider Before Hiring a Nanny posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “Hiring a nanny is an exciting but somewhat stressful time. Before you extend an offer to a candidate who seems promising, or perhaps even before you begin your nanny search in earnest, these are ten of the things you might want to take into consideration.” Arianna Lee presents Gift Etiquette for Kids’ Birthdays posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Even though the vibe surrounding a kid’s party tends to be more relaxed than its adult counterparts, there are still some basic rules of etiquette that you should take into account before you send out those invitations.”

family

Steve Jackson presents How to Get More Life Out of Your Kids’ Clothes posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Getting more life out of the clothes in your kids’ closet means that you’ll be able to spend less on replacements, so taking the appropriate measures to preserve them is an economically wise choice. There are things you can do to extend the wear of the clothes your children have on hand and to get more life out of those you buy in the future.” Sharon Moore presents How to Help Your Nanny Find a New Job After You Let Her Go posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Helping your nanny find her next job can be a big boost to her success, especially in this tough, competitive market. When a current employer invests time and energy to help in her nanny’s job search, it sends a very strong message to potential employers.” John Williams presents How to Not Feel Jealous of Your Nanny posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “After all of that hard work and the elation that comes with knowing that you found the best possible caregiver for your children, you expected to be able to sit back and enjoy the knowledge that your children are happy and safe while you continue to earn a living.”

other

Bavly A. presents Life as we know it: Life. -Simplified Edition. posted at Life as we know it. Rod Peeks presents Dealing with Grief Anxiety Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Frontlier presents How to overcome guilty feeling and avoid regret? posted at Inspirational Lifestyle – Inspiresure.

relationships

Natalie Haywood presents Forgiving is Living!!! posted at The Relationship Destroyers, saying, “Forgiveness is one of the biggest emotional risks we can take— but a risk well worth taking. In truth, forgiveness is not for the person who wronged you. It is really for you. It is the expediter for the healing of your pain. When you embrace forgiveness, the rewards are immediate.”

social anxiety

Rod Peeks presents How to Deal with Your Fear and Phobias Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jonathan Grant presents The Secret to Getting Lots of Dates (Easily!) posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “A great way to deal with social anxiety and blossom as a person!”

stress

Liz Shaw presents Gratitude at Work posted at Create a Brilliant Life, saying, “You can decrease your stress level at work by choosing to exercise gratitude.” Jana presents The Way Of The Zen Master: What Causes Stress & Tension & How To Rectify It posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “How to rectify stress and tension by not reacting to what is currently unfolding. Give yourself and those around you peace of mind.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 24, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

anger

Rod Peeks presents Deal With Your Anger Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

children

Shelby Martin presents How to Avoid Sibling Rivalry posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Though some sibling rivalry is inevitable and healthy, there are some ways that you can ease the tension when fights break out and help the children learn to work together to avoid some of the arguments.” Janet Golovine presents How to Stop Your Kids From Acting Entitled posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “It can be upsetting to realize that all of your efforts to create an ideal childhood for your little one has actually resulted in a raging sense of entitlement and utter dependence upon you, but there are ways to reverse these patterns of thinking before they become truly problematic.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Ways to Test Your Child About Stranger Danger posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “There are things you can do to keep your child from getting into a car or walking away from a safe place with a stranger.Once you have trained your child not to talk to or leave with strangers, there are also ways to test the effectiveness of your efforts.”

depression

JoLynn Braley presents From Depressed to Struggle-Free Weight Loss posted at Fearless Fat Loss, saying, “An inspiring story of one of JoLynn Braley’s permanent weight loss coaching clients who changed her mindset and went from depression to struggle-free weight loss. Once you release your F.A.T. (Fear Attracting Thoughts) then it’s easy to release the excess physical fat, and at the same time, depression is released. Feels Wonderful!” Lara Whitmore presents Ten Reasons to Never Give Up | Live Creatively posted at Live Creatively.

family

Isabella Harriss presents 20 of the Best Blogs to Read before Filing for Divorce posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “There are no winners in a divorce, so exploring all your options and seeking reconciliation, if possible, is the preferable course of action.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Reasons Not to Let Your Preteen Have a Facebook Account posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “When your tween is pleading with you for permission to start a Facebook account and swearing that all of their friends have them, these are 10 of the reasons why you might want to stick to your guns and continue to ban the site for a few more years.”

other

Graham Stoney presents Seven Simple Steps To Overcome Anxiety posted at The Confident Man Project, saying, “Anxiety can undermine your confidence like nothing else. Anxious thoughts can cause your self-confidence to disappear. Overcome it with these simple steps.” Jana presents Why Is It Important to be mindful and what can it do for me? posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Being mindful increases one’s self confidence, self esteem and inner peace. As we watch our mind and thoughts, and create a space between who we are and what we think, we begin to stop subscribing to our thoughts/painful stories and begin to observe them. As we do this, we accept ourselves and our mediocrities more and experience more peace and well-being than ever thought possible.” Jonathan Grant presents The Secret to Simplifying your Life posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “simpler = happier” Rod Peeks presents Dealing with Obesity Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents How to Quit Smoking Simply and Effectively Today! posted at Finding Personal Peace.

relationships

Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Jealousy In a Relationship | Shaun Rosenberg posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “A little bit of jealousy in a relationship is a natural thing. It keeps us together and maintains relationships. But too much jealousy will tear a relationship apart and drive off those whom you love. Overcoming jealousy is a key in having a happy life and long lasting relationships.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Learning About Forgiveness with Dr. Jeff Klick posted at eNannySource, saying, “How can we help children learn this lesson early? Dr. Jeff Klick, pastor and author, offers some insight into the history of forgiveness, what forgiveness is and isn’t and how we can teach our children the value of forgiving others.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 17, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

anger Eric Taylor presents 10 Ways to Nip Rude Behavior in the Bud posted at Nanny Care, saying, “There are a variety of reasons why your child may exhibit rude behavior from time to time, but these are 10 of the things you can do to stop impoliteness before it snowballs.”

depression

Rob Graumans presents Religion: The Beauty and Absurdity of Certainty | The Young Socrates posted at The Young Socrates.

other

Ryan Costello presents Blog :: Dad Creek Without A Paddle posted at dad-creek-without-a-paddle.webnode.com, saying, “It’s funny how your perspective on life changes the closer you get to the birth of your first child. The thought of becoming a parent is at times very scary, but the thing I’m finding the most strange is how easy my outlook is changing. Read more: http://dad-creek-without-a-paddle.webnode.com/blog/” Graham Stoney presents How To Start Your Own Religion posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “Starting your own religion is a great way to find that inner peace you long for, while stroking your ego all at the same time.” Denise Thompson presents How to Get Your Kids to Behave in a Restaurant posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “If you have dreams of having a top-notch dining experience with your brood in tow, there are measures you can take to help ensure that they behave well.” Kevin Giffin presents The Pros and Cons of Letting a Child Quit a Sport Midseason posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Involvement in team sports helps kids learn to work together, encourages physical activity over more sedentary pursuits and can give your child a sense of belonging when he’s accepted by his teammates.” Shelby Martin presents 4 Tips to Foster an Attitude of Sharing posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “From siblings to best friends, children have a difficult time learning to share. It is a concept that may not fully develop until late into grade school, if then. However, there are a few ways you can help your child develop an attitude of sharing.” Teri Jones presents How to Quit a Job and Secure a Good Reference posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “There are many reasons why a person would want to quit their job, though one of the more common reasons is a negative work environment. Life is too short to spend the majority of your days employed in a situation that isn’t fulfilling, is causing you stress or is making you unhappy.” Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Perfectionism posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “We are all taught from a young age that we have to be perfect. But there is no such thing as perfection. If you believe you have to wait until everything is just right, it can seriously impact your life in a negative way. Here are some tips to help.” Shelby Martin presents How to Get Your Children to Cooperate posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “From your toddler touching everything in sight to your teenager ignoring everything you tell her, children who don’t cooperate can be frustrating. Here are a few simple rules to follow to increase the amount of cooperation you get from your child.” Lisa Williams presents 15 Tips for Raising an Only Child posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Once upon a time, big families were the norm. These days, however, more parents are choosing to raise only children instead of having a large brood. Along with that decision comes the concern about what it means to raise an only child.” Jon Rhodes presents How To Quit Smoking posted at Free Hypnosis, saying, “Here is a great way to quit smoking for good. It’s all about giving yourself no “wiggle room”.”

relationships

David Thompsonn presents 10 Ways Fishing With Your Son is About More Than Fishing posted at Backup Care, saying, “The iconic image of a father and son fishing trip is one that’s ingrained into the collective cultural consciousness. Here are ten of the reasons why you should take your son fishing, and understand that you’re actually doing something far more important.”

social anxiety

Jana presents How To Put A Stop To Emotional Blackmail posted at Blog, saying, “It would seem that most of us have been playing emotional games since we were young~ but this creates more stress and tension in our lives, and in the lives of others. Here’s how to identify it and put a stop to it.”  Kaylee Adams presents How to Prepare Your Kids for Attending a Funeral posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “For children, the funeral ceremony and visitation can be a scary and upsetting experience that makes dealing with the death of someone they care about even more traumatic.”

stress

John presents Become More Resilient: Improve Your Adversity Quotient posted at Fearless Men. Liz Shaw presents Create an Inspiration Box posted at Create a Brilliant Life, saying, “Create a bank of inspiration to help you through tough times.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 10, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

depression Nicole presents Finding Happiness From Within #31daymarch posted at Pretty Opinionated. Jana presents Are You Placing Your Happiness In The Future? posted at Blog, saying, “Happiness is always available in the now moment. But if we are not careful, when we begin forming a desire without being mindful, we may accidentally place our happiness sometime in the future when we are to ‘receive’ that which is wanted.”

other

Bavly A. presents Happiness,success and true identity. -Blog Reviews | Life as we know it posted at Life as we know it. Liz Shaw presents What is Vital Gratitude? posted at Create a Brilliant Life. Alaina Morgan presents 15 Easy Things Parents Can Do To Increase Kid Cooperation posted at Nanny Babysitter, saying, “These tips can help you put your kids on a path to cooperation, reducing disputes and hard feelings.” Layla Martinez presents How to Nip Bedtime Battles in the Bud posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Being a parent means helping a child learn and grow, teaching him to make good decisions and instilling healthy lifestyle habits so that one day he will become an independent, self-sufficient adult. This requires affection, discipline, consistency and dedication on the part of the parent.” Arianna Lee presents How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Dinner Without Bribing Them with Dessert posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Getting your picky little eater to clean his plate can be a tricky task.” Jon Rhodes presents Your Power to Choose posted at Free Hypnotherapy, saying, “Your free will is your God given power to choose. Without choice, you cannot mature as a human being or a spiritual being.” Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Insecurity posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Being insecure about yourself can hold you back and prevent you from achieving your best. Here are some tips to overcome insecurity and start living a happier more successful life.” Jessica Clark presents 24 Blogs with Things You Can Do to Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “As you age your brain begins to shrink naturally. One of the easiest ways to keep your brain sharp is to stay socially active, whether it’s in person or online.”

relationships

Kaylee Adams presents The Importance of Building Trust with a New Nanny posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Trust is a highly prized commodity. It is something that is not freely given, but rather earned, and in some cases hard won. When it comes to the care of your child, it is imperative that there is a strong bond of trust between you and your nanny.” Sharon Moore presents Avoiding Power Struggles with Your Kids posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Here are some tips on how to avoid these power struggles and enjoy more harmony with your child.”

stress

Rick Schiano presents God Is My Sufficiency posted at Ricks Victory Blog. Kaylee Adams presents How to Stop Grocery Store Meltdowns posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “While ordering your groceries online and having them delivered is certainly one option for moms who want to avoid incurring a grocery store meltdown when their toddler is in tow, in reality, that’s not always the most practical grocery shopping solution.” Tricia Clark presents 10 Ways To Calm Down Right Now posted at Your Chart, Illuminated, saying, “A list of 10 simple meditations/actions you can do to find peace right NOW.” Jeff Moore presents Raising Successful Teens Without Putting Too Much Pressure on Them to Perform posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “As a parent, the desire to see your children succeed is a natural one. There is a difference, however, between encouraging your kids to do their best and placing them under so much pressure that they resort to desperate measures in order to achieve success.” Lara Whitmore presents 101 Ways To Be A Kid Again posted at Live Creatively. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 3, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace. anger Shelby Martin presents 10 STEPS TO STOP YELLING AT YOUR KIDS posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “When you first become a parent, you look at your tiny baby and think there is no way you could ever get angry or yell at this beautiful tiny creature.”

depression

Sharon Moore presents What to Do When Your Nanny Doesn’t Agree with Your Discipline Decisions posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “By having an honest conversation about each person’s ideas and then agreeing on a plan to move forward, you can make the best choice for your child.” Alexander Skafte presents How to Overcome Negative Thinking – Evolve Beyond Limits posted at Evolve Beyond Limits, saying, “In this article I discuss how you can overcome negative thinking. I provide you with both mental and practical ways of becoming a happier person.”

other

Nigel Magowan presents Anxiety Disorder Treatment in Manchester posted at Manchester Psychotherapy, Counselling, NLP & Life Coaching, saying, “Information on psychotherapy, counselling, NLP, Life Coaching, mental health & self development related subjects from a Manchester Psychotherapist.” Rod Peeks presents Ruts posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jon Rhodes presents How Hypnotherapy Can Help with Change posted at Free Hypnotherapy, saying, “Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for change. In this article you can find out how hypnotherapy can help you change.” Brandon Yawa presents Truth and Dare Yourself to Success posted at Brandon Yawa, saying, “This blog teaches you how to consciously identify your happiness.”

relationships

Shaun Rosenberg presents How To Deal With The Fear Of Love (Philophobia) | Shaun Rosenberg posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Sometimes we will build invisible walls around ourselves in order to prevent ourselves from being hurt. But by embracing love we can greatly improve our own happiness and have a more enjoyable life.” Steve Jackson presents How to Know When You’re Ready to Have Kids and When You’re Not posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Few decisions in your life will be as important as the decision to have a child.”

social anxiety

Rod Peeks presents Self-Imposed Ghetto posted at Finding Personal Peace.

stress

Jana presents How to soothe out-of-alignment feelings::Wisdom Ink posted at Blog, saying, “Emotions are a normal part of our life~ and when we resist them by trying to not see them, or not feel them, oftentimes we unconsciously make the situation worse. How to soothe out-of-alignment feelings to come more into alignment with what is wanted in life.” Carter White presents 10 Ways to Avoid Fighting with Your Teen posted at Babysitting, saying, “During the tumultuous teenage years, these are 10 of the most reliable ways to avoid fighting with your child.” Rick Schiano presents Let Go, for Mental Peace posted at Ricks Victory Blog. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 24, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

other

Hailey Jones presents Rude Things People Say to Parents and the Best Responses to Go with Them posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Unfortunately, when it comes to having a personal filter, many people don’t have one installed. Here are some of the rudest comments strangers make to parents in public, as well as their rudeness factor and the best responses to go with them.” John presents Fearless. Am I? posted at Fearless Men. Maryanne Williams presents 21 Blogs Using Acupressure to Improve Your Well-Being posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “Acupressure has been used for centuries as a means for treating the body and mind. You can do acupressure on yourself or have a specialist do it for you.”

relationships

Jeff Moore presents 21 Blogs Sharing Date Night Ideas posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Keeping the spark alive in your marriage is no easy task, but it’s an integral one for maintaining a happy marriage.” Cherry Liu presents 12 Secrets For Maintaining a Happy Marriage After Kids posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “While it’s no secret to any couple past the honeymoon stage that marriage requires work in order to be successful, it can come as a surprise to new parents just how much raising children changes the dynamic of a marriage.” Jon Rhodes presents How to Spot a Liar posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Being able to spot when someone is lying is a great skill we can all acquire. Find out here how to spot when someone is lying.”

social anxiety

Lena Ameri presents The Shy Person’s Guide to Parties – Liveit! Magazine posted at Liveit! Magazine, saying, “We all have some sort of party anxiety; some more severe than others. Parties should be fun activities. A chance to unwind and let loose, while also being a great opportunity to meet new people and make productive connections. To bring out your inner social butterfly and start enjoying parties, here is the shy person’s guide to parties.”

stress

Jana presents Finding Peace In Our Day-To-Day LivesWisdom Ink posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “How To Find Peace In Our Day-To-Day Lives” Denise Thompson presents 10 Ways to Calm Your Fussy Baby in the Middle of the Night posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Here are some tried and true techniques to calm your fussy baby, though you should keep in mind that all babies are different.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 17, 2013 edition of finding personal peace. Jacqueline presents being heard: one of our greatest human needs posted at my heart looks like your heart. SteveMX88@HotMail.com presents My Method for Overcoming Being Paralyzed By Fear posted at Personal Development for Conscious Creation, saying, “Here is a great article that I’ve wrote about overcoming being paralyzed by Fear. I want to share it with you and I hope that you enjoy it! Steve”

other

Elisabeth Wright presents A Guy’s Guide to Breaking Up with Your Girlfriend on Valentine’s Day posted at Vitamins and Minerals, saying, “Breaking up on Valentine’s Day is high up on the list of things never to do. Nevertheless, sometimes life calls for drastic measures and an odious deed must be done.” Shaun Rosenberg presents How To Live Stress Free And Happy! | Shaun Rosenberg posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Happiness eludes too many people. Here are some ways to improve your life and your level of happiness.” Martin presents Declaring social bankruptcy or: I can’t take it anymore posted at introvert-success.com.

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Relationships are a Team Sport posted at Finding Personal Peace. Michelle Brown presents 10 Ways to Make a First Date the Best Date Ever posted at Nanny, saying, “No matter how old you are, there’s something simultaneously exciting and terrifying about each and every first date.” Sydney Bell presents 10 Ways to Test Who You’re Really Chatting With Online posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Online dating is a legitimate way of meeting and establishing relationships with open and honest people, but there is a slight chance that you’ll come across a huckster or two before you meet your intended.”

stress

Jon Rhodes presents What Is Hypnotherapy? posted at Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, saying, “Hypnotherapy is great for relieving stress. This article shows you what hypnotherapy actually is.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 10, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

anger

Jana presents How To Manage An Emotional Breakdown posted at Wisdom Ink.

other

Rod Peeks presents What will You Give Up for Lent? posted at Finding Personal Peace.

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Relationships – You Have Great Power posted at Finding Personal Peace.

stress

Jon Rhodes presents How To Do Self Hypnosis posted at The Guide To Hypnosis, saying, “This article shows you how to do self hypnosis. This is a great tool to help you develope as an individual and relieve stress.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 9, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Relationships – COP AN ATTITUDE! posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Relationships – Fight or Forgive? posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Relationships – No Man is an Island posted at Finding Personal Peace. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the May 12, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Welcome to the May 12, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Anger

Natalie Haywood presents Who You Mad At?! posted at The Relationship Destroyers, saying, “It is layers of pain we have not dealt with, and it accumulates, making us easily angered, frazzled and frustrated.” UB Hawthorn presents THE SIXTH MINDFULNESS TRAINING: Dealing with Anger | The Mindful Word posted at The Mindful Word.

Children

Shelby Martin presents How to Stop a Toddler from Biting posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Parents are naturally fearful when their toddler begins to bite.Toddler may transition into biting other things, people and even animals. There are some ways you can stop your little one from hurting you and others from her bites.” Jeff Moore presents 18 Blogs Sharing Delicious Gnocchi Recipes that Even the Kids Might Like posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Since children usually like potatoes, they are likely to enjoy the mild flavor of the gnocchi when prepared in a soup, side or main dish.” Carter White presents 10 Common Causes for Teenage Depression posted at Babysitting, saying, “After noticing the signs of depression in your teen and helping him to get the treatment he needs, understanding the root of his depression can help to make the situation more manageable for everyone involved.” Lisa Jackson presents How Nannies Can Create a Great Summer Experience for Kids posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Nanny can create an awesome summer experience for your kids.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Teaching Kids About Identity Theft with Julie Myhre, Content Manager at NextAdvisor.com posted at eNannySource, saying, “Identity theft is a real problem and, sadly, children are not exempt from having their identities stolen. Recently, I connected with Julie Myhre, who covers identity theft for NextAdvisor.com” Caleb Hill presents 5 Creative Ways to Save or Reuse Children’s Artwork posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “If you have or care for children, you’ll ultimately have a growing collection of artwork, school projects, rainy day activities and more. As much as you may want to exhibit all of your budding Picasso’s works of art, after a while it’s just not feasible to keep everything on display.” David Thompsonn presents How to Determine if Your Child is Left or Right Handed posted at Backup Care, saying, “You may be interested in knowing how to determine whether your child is left-handed or right-handed. Some people may feel that it doesn’t matter, but for lefties, life can be a little more challenging if some adjustments aren’t made, and for parents of lefties, making those adjustments early can help your child in a variety of situations.” Jim Wilson presents 10 Dairy Free Desserts Your Kids Will Love posted at Babysitters, saying, “There are a variety of reasons why eliminating dairy from your child’s diet may be the right choice for her health, from lactose intolerance to full-blown dairy allergies. Some parents even opt to forgo dairy as part of a chosen dietary plan.So you need an inventory of quick, easy desserts for the occasional indulgence.” Hailey Jones presents How to Know if Your Child is a Bully at School posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “It’s becoming more and more important for parents to do their part in the prevention of childhood harassment. Not only is it essential for parents to understand the warning signs and conditions that could foster an affection for bullying, but also to admit that even their own child could be an offender.”

Depression

Rob Graumans presents Depression: Thinking Too Much and Doing Too Little posted at The Young Socrates.

Family

Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights with Corinne Altham Technology Integrator on Introducing Kids to Technology posted at eNannySource, saying, “Today’s touch screen tablet is so intuitive for even the youngest minds,so children today are being introduced to technology when they are babies. I think it’s up to parents to decide upon the right time to introduce technology to their kids, but I also would caution against the overuse of technology at an early age.” Jim Wilson presents 12 Tips for Choosing a Family-Friendly First Pet posted at Babysitters, saying, “Introducing a pet to your household can provide your kids with a companion that they love and can help them learn about responsibility and compassion as they care for the animal. It’s important for parents to remember, however, that not all pets are created equal when it comes to compatibility with kids.” Brittany Harris presents 20 Things All Kids Should Know Before Entering Kindergarten posted at nannypro, saying, “Most preschools will get your child well prepared in advance, but you may still want to ensure that she’s mastered these skills before enrolling her in kindergarten just so that all of the requisite bases are covered and that your child is well equipped for a great start.” John Thomas presents Is It Smart to Hire My Mom to Care for My Kids? posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “If you’re lucky enough to have your mother live close to you, it may seem like the perfect solution to all your childcare problems, because no one is going to care for them better than Grandma. But you also know it’s a tricky situation and there’s the possibility that it could strain your personal relationship.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Crazy Lies Most Teenagers Tell posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Teenagers have a tendency to bend the truth to the breaking point sometimes. While there are as many falsehoods as there are teens to spread them, there are a few crazy lies that seem to crop up more often than others.” Sharon Moore presents Should I Keep My Nanny When My Kids Go To School? posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “when you’re kids are old enough to start school full-time, it brings up the question of whether your nanny is still the best choice for your changing childcare needs. Here are the things to consider when deciding what’s best for your family.”

Other

Arianna Lee presents Should I Offer a Part-time Nanny Benefits? posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Benefits can be a confusing topic for nanny employers, especially because there aren’t any across the board guidelines for any part of the compensation package for full or part-time nannies.” Tom Clark presents When Your Nanny Asks for a Raise and You Can’t Afford to Give Her One | Nanny Agencies posted at Nanny Agencies, saying, “If you’re stretching your household budget to the limits in order to pay your nanny’s salary as it is, dealing with the pressure of handling a request for a raise can be incredibly stressful.” Steve Jackson presents 20 Blogs on How to Host a Chili Cook-Off posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Chili cook-offs are a fun twist on a typical potluck party, and a little friendly competition is a great way to get everyone mingling.” Denise Thompson presents 18 Blogs Explaining How to Create a Puppet Theater posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Kids especially love to put on puppet shows for friends and family members, and you can easily help your child assemble a theater and puppets out of items you have around the house.” Isabella Harriss presents 30 Blogs with the Best Pickup Lines for Middle Aged Men posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “Pickup lines are hard to pull off, no matter what age you are. The wrong pickup line will have women running in the opposite direction, leaving you feeling awkward and embarrassed.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Sea Vegetables You Have Probably Eaten, but Didn’t Know It posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Most Americans would probably not seriously consider adding sea vegetables to their diet. However, if you are fond of Asian cuisine, chances are you have probably eaten and obliviously enjoyed many types of sea vegetables, as these products of the ocean have been a staple in the Asian diet for millennia.” Sydney Bell presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Help You Network at a Conference posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “With the right tools, you can make a lasting impression, gaining new business partners or customers along the way without distributing or saving a sheaf of tiny cards.” Tim Hall presents 10 of the Best Hostess Gifts to Bring to a 4th of July Party posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Consider who your hostess is, and the things she likes or things in which she is interested. If you know your hostess fairly well, you will probably be able to decide on a gift she would enjoy without much fuss.” Cherry Liu presents 24 Blogs with Ideas for Planning a Block Party posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “If you would like to get to know your neighbors, one way to go about doing so would be to host a block party.” John Thomas presents 10 Things You Learn from Networking with Other Local Nannies posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Networking with other nannies, both on a local level and internationally through the global village of the Internet, can be an incredibly informative exercise.” Steve Jackson presents 28 Blogs with Juicy Melon Recipes to Keep Your Kitchen Cool as the Weather Warms Up posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Melons have many health benefits, and are full of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene, folate and potassium, just to name a few.” Denise Young presents 27 Blogs with Delicious Brownie Recipes for All Occasions posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “If you want to have your brownies stand out from the crowd you might want to try one of these recipes from the following 27 blog articles.” Maryanne Williams presents Top 10 Things Nannies Are Looking for in a Job posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “There is no such thing as the perfect nanny job. Like every other field, every nanny job has its pros and cons. However, there are some things that most nannies are looking for in an ideal nanny position.” Tom Clark presents The Advantages of Using a Placement Agency to Find a Nanny Job posted at Nanny Agencies, saying, “When you’re looking for a nanny job, there are several ways you can find the right family.To help you decide if an agency is a good choice for you, here are some of the advantages of using one in your search.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Kens Famous for Their Inventions and This Ken Too posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Without the genius and innovation of the world’s inventors, life on Earth would probably still be stuck in the dark ages. Some inventions have saved lives, others changed the scope of technology and design and others still were just plain fun.” Michelle Brown presents 27 Blogs Showcasing the Latest Fashions for the Well Dressed Guy posted at Nanny, saying, “Men’s fashion trends have experienced a shift in 2013.Pink shirts and bright colors are making a comeback from the 80’s, and suits in busy patterns are trending in both formal and office attire. In casual attire you’ll find baggy cargo shorts and brightly patterned matching shirts and short outfits.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Break Bad Habits Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

Social Anxiety

Jon Rhodes presents Can Hypnosis Help Your Increase Self Confidence? posted at Full Hypnosis, saying, “This article discusses whether hypnosis can help increase your confidence.”

Stress

Jana presents Are You Creating Your Life or Trying To Control Your Life? posted at Blog, saying, “Here we have the difference between creating our life as we go about it, or trying to control our life results. The difference between the two is the difference between living life happily and in the flow or experiencing frustration, angst and struggle.” Graham Stoney presents Top 10 Reasons For Guys To Go To Yoga Class posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “Yoga offers a myriad of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. During a recent class I came up with this Top 10 reasons for guys to go to Yoga.” Duy presents Archeology | Infornigraphic Amnesiac posted at Infornigraphic Amnesiac, saying, “This is musings on the thought of being successful at life.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the May 5, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Welcome to the May 5, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

Kevin Giffin presents 20 Blogs Featuring Playground Games for Your Little Ones posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Kids watched cartoons on Saturday morning for a couple hours and then went out to play. They spent hours running around getting exercise, without even realizing that’s what they were doing. It was just good clean fun.” John Williams presents How to Help Your Child Adjust to Wearing Glasses posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Helping your child adjust to life with glasses doesn’t have to be an insurmountable task, though. There are ways that you can support her as she gets accustomed to her new fashion accessory, even if she initially sees them as a burden.” Carter White presents 28 Blogs Filled with Ideas on How to Host a Mother’s Day Brunch posted at Babysitting, saying, “Planning the perfect brunch can take time, and you’ll probably need some tips for executing it perfectly. If you don’t have time to plan or you aren’t very handy in the kitchen, you can find ideas for easier brunch ideas under the Quick and Easy Tips section.” David Thompsonn presents The 10 Most Compelling Reasons for Keeping Your Child Home from School posted at Backup Care, saying, “Even if you’re striving for a perfect attendance award, life has a way of spoiling your plans with unpredictable events.” Arianna Lee presents Top 10 Excuses Parents Give for the Kids’ Bad Behavior posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Parents will make any number of excuses for their kids’ misbehavior, both as justification and out of fear that bad behavior is a reflection of their parenting skills. Though the specifics may differ from time to time, these are ten of the most basic excuses parents make when their children behave badly.” Kaylee Adams presents How to Tell if Your Child Is Ready for His First Sleepover posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “The first time you hear the question, “Can I spend the night over at my friend’s house?” you will know that you have reached another milestone in your child’s development. Before you can determine your child’s level of readiness, you’ll have to objectively examine your own feelings on the subject.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Alternatives to Saying No to Your Child posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Rather than subjecting your child to a barrage of negative words, experts like author Howard Gardner suggest that you adopt more positive redirection techniques.”

emotional issues

Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Find Personal Peace Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. TherapyDoc presents Ten Reasons Not to Kill Yourself posted at Everyone Needs Therapy, saying, “Maybe don’t look for it on the Internet, personal peace. On the other hand, there’s good information out there, too.” Jana presents Our Work in Manifestation: How To Focus More On What Is Wanted posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Often times stress is created when we focus on all the things that don’t work instead of what is working. In this article we look at how we can express and exhaust our unwanted emotions on what isn’t working and then switch our focus to what is wanted and what is working. The result is peace and joy.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Fear and Phobias Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Excessive fear is like going through life wearing handcuffs. You can’t do any of the things you want to do because of the fear. Life doesn’t have to be that way. Read on.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Extended Grief Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Diane Mottl, MSW presents Loosening the hold of fear and doubt… posted at Being Truly Present, saying, “Do you lose your footing at times? Get derailed by fears and doubts? Do you know how to ground yourself to feel solid again? 7:48 minute visualization/guided imagery podcast included (original).” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Abuse Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Being an Abuser Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Anxiety Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

family

Zhu presents Lost: Identity | Correr Es Mi Destino posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “I’m no longer preg­nant (yay!) and I’m embrac­ing moth­er­hood. Even though it still feels new, unreal and scary, I’m happy to be Mark’s mother. But I don’t want to trade the mul­ti­fac­eted iden­ti­ties it took me 29 years to build for a one-size-fits-all “mother” label. I want to add that moth­er­hood sta­tus to my per­sonal iden­tity because I am still an indi­vid­ual, with hopes and dreams—for Mark, of course, but for Feng and I and for myself as well.” Shelby Martin presents 4 Reasons You Should Never Lie to Your Child Even When It’s Tempting To posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Usually these white lies come in the form of stories that are told to protect their child in some way from a painful truth they might have difficultly fully comprehending. But is it really “just” a little white lie? Children have an uncanny ability to see though and understand more in this life than parents usually realize.” Jeff Moore presents How to Stop Your Teen From Sneaking Out of the House posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “In a bid to express his independence and establish himself as an individual that’s separate from the family unit, your teen may cross the line into sheer defiance more than once. If you have a suspicion that your teen is sneaking out in the middle of the night, or if you’re sure he’s leaving and aren’t sure how to put an end to the behavior, these tips may help you restore a sense of order to your home.” Olivia Lewiss presents 15 Blogs with Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Car for Your Family posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Before you start looking at new cars, it’s a good idea to take into consideration various tips and recommendations regarding which cars are good ones to buy and which ones are equipped with family friendly features. If you are looking for a car to use for work, there is a whole different list of things to think about.” Maryanne Williams presents 10 Reasons Family Meals are About More Than Food posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “These days, everyone is on a tight schedule. From the demands of school, sports and extracurricular activities on kids to the responsibilities of balancing the running of a household and maintaining a career for adults, there doesn’t seem to be much time left in the day for much else.” Denise Thompson presents What Kids Can Plant to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “These planting tips will attract butterflies to the garden, which will in turn attract your children away from the television and into the great outdoors.” Arianna Lee presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Keeping Kids on a Schedule posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “As a busy parent, you need tools that you can rely on to help you keep your family – especially the kids – on schedule. These ten iPhone apps will put your smartphone to work for you, and will make the job of keeping your kids on schedule that much easier.” Brittany Harris presents 18 Blogs Sharing Helpful Hints to Keep Your Family Safe in the Water this Summer posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Whether you are headed to the neighborhood pool, the lake or the beach, before you go you need to arm yourself with water safety tips. Some safety tips are specific to certain areas; you probably aren’t going to need to know how to avoid the riptide in your neighborhood pool or lake. However, there are some water safety rules that are universal, such as practicing touch supervision with young children.” Maryanne Williams presents Sample Work Agreement for Families in a Nanny Share posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “There are lots of decisions that need to be made in order for a nanny share to work for everyone involved. The best approach is to talk through each issue, come up with a solution everyone is comfortable with and outline all the details in a nanny contract.” Olivia Lewiss presents 10 Reasons to Think Twice Before Getting a Family Dog posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “The addition of a dog to your family can be a great way to get your kids more involved in the running of the household, give them a sense of responsibility and bring joy to everyone that lives in your home.Before you give in to your kids’ fevered pleas for their very own dog, there are some things you should carefully consider.” Denise Thompson presents How to Plan Your First Family Vacation with Kids posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Taking a vacation with your children doesn’t have to be a stressful experience, especially if you take the needs of your pint-sized travelers into consideration during the planning phase.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Pediatrician at Her First Checkup | Newborn Care posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Your baby’s first well child visit is a great opportunity to ask her pediatrician all of the questions that have been plaguing you, and to get a personal response instead of impersonal information printed in a book.” Teri Jones presents The 10 Most Influential Parenting Experts of All Time posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “The opinions and advice of some of the parenting experts haven’t always stood the test of time, but they did make major waves during their heydays with their ideas about parenting and have shaped much of the parenting landscape long after they fell out of favor.” Tim Hall presents 18 Blogs Sharing Recipes for Spring Veggies that are Healthy for Your Family posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Spring vegetablesare incredibly versatile, and you can use them in stir-fries, roast them in the oven or even eat them fresh.”

other

Leslie presents Why you should date yourself before you date anyone else | posted at I Want My Kisses Back. Jessica Clark presents 10 Really Great Reasons to Go to Your High School Reunion posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “While many people will say that high school was the best time of their lives, this isn’t always true for everyone. Still, there are plenty of reasons why attending your high school reunion is a good idea.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 10 Low-Carb Snack Ideas for On the Go posted at aupair, saying, “There are plenty of healthy, low-carb snacks that will satisfy you and keep you from gaining extra weight. In fact, when you look at the effective carb count of many non-starchy vegetables,” Caleb Hill presents 5 Job Aspects to Consider when Transitioning from Nanny to Household Manager posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Communication is key for any job, but as a household manager you will be communicating not only with your employers, but potentially other staff members and vendors as well. Set up a dedicated email just for work that is both professional and easy to share.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Things to Do When You’re Stuck in the Airport Overnight posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Few things are as frustrating for travelers as the idea of an overnight layover in an airport, but there are a few ways that you can make the experience a more enjoyable one.” Caleb Hill presents How to Develop a Niche in Your Nanny Career posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Developing a niche can be a great way to boost your appeal to employers seeking a nanny with special qualifications, but can also be a difficult process to navigate. If you’re looking for a way to develop specialized skills in order to market yourself as a niche nanny, there are a few tips that can make the experience a less complicated one.” Bryan Chau presents Keeping Memories and Success Alive – Memento Movie Review posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “Memory Loss, Success, Happiness, Ethics, Values, Morals, Memento, Christopher Nolan, Guy Pearce, Success Pen Pal, Bryan Chau” John Williams presents Your Responsibilities as a Live-in Nanny Employer posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “One of the biggest obstacles many employers face is that they don’t fully understand what having a live-in nanny means in practical terms. Here’s an outline of the responsibilities parents take on when they hire a live-in.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Curiously Famous Doctors Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “When medical or science students set off on the long road to gaining their respective qualifications, few have the prospect of fame in mind. However, in a world where celebrity is no longer limited to performance artists, more and more doctors are becoming household names.” Laura Anderson presents Preventing Common Car Related Injuries and Deaths posted at eNannySource, saying, “When it comes to car related injuries and deaths in children, many parents simply believe that their family is immune. Yet incident after incident shows children of seemingly responsible parents – including doctors and teachers – becoming victims of such tragic events.” Eric Taylor presents 10 Embarrassing Things That Happen to Nannies and What to Do If They Happen to You posted at Nanny Care, saying, “Embarrassing moments that nannies face are as unique and varied as the nannies themselves, but there are a few that seem to be more common than others.” Frontlier presents Dealing with negative situations and staying positive posted at Inspirational Lifestyle – Inspiresure, saying, “The way we deal with any negative situation is important as we don’t have control over some of those situations.” Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs to Help Make Your House More Energy Efficient posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Changing out your light bulbs, turning off lights and adding a programmable thermostat are all things that can help you save a lot of money without spending a lot.” Sydney Bell presents How to Tell People What You Do in 30 Seconds or Less posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “An elevator speech is a short but effective description of your line of work that can be given if you found yourself in an elevator with a potential professional connection In a job market that’s still highly competitive as the economy struggles to rebound, it’s more essential than ever that professionals look for new and innovative ways of marketing themselves when the opportunity arises.” Sharon Moore presents 10 Signs Your Nanny Job May Be Coming to an End posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “The loss of a nanny job may be the result of personality clashes or differences in opinion, but they can also be lost through absolutely no fault of your own. When the end comes with no warning, regardless of who’s at fault, it can also be financially devastating. you need to start brushing the dust off of your resume because your current post could be coming to an end.” Janet Golovine presents 18 Blogs Sharing Instructions for Making Your Own Reusable Shopping Bag posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “The trend for bringing your own shopping bags to the store is catching on, and many stores are now selling reusable bags in an effort to promote this more eco-friendly option. Why not take it one step further though and make your own reusable shopping bags?” Denise Thompson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Questions to Ask a Babysitter Before You Hire Her posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Asking potential babysitters the right questions will help you create a shortlist that will help you locate the perfect babysitter for you.so it is best to create a checklist that specifically matches your family’s needs.” Kevin Giffin presents 18 Blogs Showcasing this Year’s Cutest Sandals posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Trends this year appear to be metallic, iridescent and brightly colored, as well as have clear plastic heels, gladiator styles to the knee and much more. Many of these trends will work for everyone, from high fashion executives to moms on the go.” Ernest Dempsey presents In A Fog | ernestdempsey.net posted at ernestdempsey.net, saying, “Slow down and find your way through the fog.”

stress

Graham Stoney presents How To Meditate posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “What’s the answer to dealing with the stresses of modern life? Personally I find meditation helpful and I do it every day. Here’s how.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 28, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Welcome to the April 28, 2013 edition of finding personal peace. James Hamlett presents How To Stay Centered! : James Hamlett posted at James Hamlett, saying, “Finding our true center helps us to go beyond our fears and phobias.”

children

Olivia Lewiss presents How to Effectively Manage Nanny Candidates When Using an Online Site posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Using a system to track communications with caregivers and where you are in the process can be a big time and energy saver.” Shelby Martin presents 10 Examples of Logical Consequence for Disobedient Children posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Parents would love to be able to say that redirection and positive reinforcement are always effective in correcting a child’s misbehavior.” Carter White presents How to Know When Your Teen is Lying and When He’s Not posted at Babysitting, saying, “As kids get older and hone their skills in the world of deception, however, it usually becomes a bit more difficult to spot a false story. At no time in your child’s life is it more difficult to pick out a lie than when she’s a teenager, but it’s also the time when it’s most imperative.” Arianna Lee presents 16 Ways to Be Sure Your Kids Keep Learning Over Summer Break posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Making sure that they retain some of the things they’ve learned over the school year and continuing to develop important skills during the dog days doesn’t have to be a chore, even though it can seem daunting.” Denise Thompson presents 10 of the Best Role Models for Young Boys posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “When sports heroes are exposed as users of performance-enhancing drugs or serial adulterers, it’s difficult to reconcile their antics with their assumed position as a role model to today’s generation of young boys.” Kevin Giffin presents 21 Blogs with Creative Spring Activities to do with Your Preschooler posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Anything fun that keeps your preschooler active and engaged in learning is a good pick when planning different activities for your child. There are several different holidays that lend themselves to crafts in the spring, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and even May Day.” Shelby Martin presents 4 Reasons to Say “I’m Sorry” to Your Children posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “A lot of parents feel that apologizing sends a message of weakness and ineffectiveness to their children. However, there are some really great arguments for why parents should say they are sorry to their child when the parent has done something wrong.” Olivia Lewiss presents How to Change Your Nanny’s Duties posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “With a little bit of preparation and a willingness to include your caregiver in discussions, you can have your changing needs met without sacrificing the relationship you have with your nanny.” Kevin Thompson presents How to Keep Your White Rug White with Kids posted at Nanny Needed, saying, “Even if you’re gutsy enough to opt for white rugs, it’s possible to keep them sparkling when there are children in the house. With a bit of regular maintenance and stain management know-how, your white floor treatments can enjoy a long and functional life.” Denise Thompson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Eco-Friendly Kids Crafts posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “In addition to items from around the home, children can use natural items from the world around them for fun and environmentally-friendly crafts projects. There are also many practical applications for arts and crafts, which will help your child develop real-world skills.” Carter White presents 15 Tips for Cleaning Tough Kids Stains Up Around the House posted at Babysitting, saying, “Where there are children, there will be stains. From overzealous artists to accidental spills and loss of bodily fluids, there are few areas that kids are more adept in than creating messes that are difficult to clean up.”

family

Dan Robinson presents 21 Blogs Explaining How to Create a Father’s Day Present Dad will Brag About posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “There are lots of crafty ideas out there, so whether dad is into sports or just loves homemade items from the kids, these simple to make gifts will be perfect for dad this Father’s Day.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Creative Ways for Your Family to Support Your Favorite Sports Team posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Getting the entire family involved is a special way of spending quality time with the kids and embracing the home team at the same time.” Jessica Clark presents How to Encourage Your Son to be a Gentleman posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Parents of young boys who wish to impart a sense of respect and a set of manners are faced with what can be quite a difficult task in a world that seems to truly believe that chivalry is dead.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents 21 Blogs with Advice on How to Create an Emergency Plan for Your Family posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “You never know when an emergency situation may arise; however, you can take certain steps to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for if and when one occurs.” Denise Young presents 15 Blogs with Information on How to Host an Exchange Student posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “There are several different factors you need to consider before allowing an exchange student into your home, and preconceived notions that may have been holding you back from hosting that are nothing more than myths.”

other

Jim Wilson presents 30 of the Best People to Get Sleep Training Advice From | Babysitters posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “If you need advice, tips and training on sleep related problems and disorders affecting infants, children and adults, these 30 blogs feature experts from every field.” Caleb Hill presents 5 Employer Traits that Turn Nannies Off posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Every nanny has a different definition of a “good employer” that is dependent on the nanny’s personality, style and needs. However, there are certain traits or actions that drive just about every nanny crazy.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Creative Ways to Use Facebook for Getting Babysitting Jobs posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Putting social media like Facebook to work for you can actually land you more babysitting work than you’re realistically able to handle, provided that you play your cards correctly.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Alcoholism Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Dealing with the emotional and psychological side of drinking may be simpler than you’ve imagined. This is a compelling idea that may help someone you love.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal With Inappropriate Sexuality Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal With Obesity Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with God’s Anger Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jon Rhodes presents Does Hypnosis Work? posted at Hypnosis Haven, saying, “This article talks about hypnosis and whether it actually works.”

relationships

Kaitlyn Johnson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Dealing with Cranky In-Laws posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Cranky, overbearing or pushy in-laws can put considerable strain on a relationship, and while you can try to avoid your in-laws, that inevitably just creates more problems.”

social anxiety

Jana presents How To Find A Direction In Life posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Many times, stress comes from the feeling that we don’t know where we are headed in Life. Here is how to begin finding your direction even if you are not sure of what it is.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 21, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

David Thompsonn presents 10 Common First Aid Myths and the Truths Behind Them posted at Backup Care, saying, “Whether you’re a parent or a childcare provider, you know that kids and mishaps go together like peanut butter and jelly. so it’s no surprise that most parents and nannies are never far from a first aid kit.” John Williams presents Why It’s Okay for Kids to Not Get What They Want posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “It’s both normal and natural to want to provide a better life for your children, but it’s important to realize that it’s not only okay for them to not get what they want all the time, but also necessary.” Hailey Jones presents How to Stand Up to a Bully posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Learning that your child is the victim of bullying is an experience that’s simultaneously heartbreaking and infuriating. While your first instinct is to step in to stop the torment by any means necessary” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 25 Blogs with Inspiring Ideas for Throwing a First Birthday Party posted at Newborn Care, saying, “As you start to plan the party, take into consideration different themes that you enjoy and that reflect your baby’s growing personality. Once you decide on a theme, you can order or make your invitations.” John Thomas presents 10 Secrets to Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Figuring out how to instill confidence in a child isn’t always easy. These ten secrets to building your child’s self-esteem are surprisingly simple, and can make a world of difference in the way she sees herself and handles everyday situations.” Jim Wilson presents 5 Common Childhood Illnesses and How to Spot Them posted at Babysitters, saying, “There are a few relatively common illnesses that you may not even be aware of until they strike. These are five of the more common ailments that affect children, along with the signs and symptoms that signal their arrival.” Brittany Harris presents How to Discipline a Child for Being Fresh posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Teaching kids to be respectful of authority when they are inundated with negativity may seem like an uphill battle. Still, it’s important that parents take a stand and teach their children to be respectful of others.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Organic Snack Ideas for Toddlers on the Go posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “you have plenty of portable snacks on hand before you embark on an outing with your toddlers is essential, as it doesn’t take long for those hunger pangs to turn into major tantrums. While there are certainly a wide variety of pre-packaged snack options available, many of those items are loaded with chemical additives that most parents would rather avoid.” Sharon Moore presents Is a Granny Nanny Right For Your Family? posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Granny Nannies offer a lot of benefits to the families they work for, and the benefits run both ways. Nanny jobs are a wonderful match to retired women who are looking for new ways to put their child-rearing skills to good use.” John Williams presents How to Encourage Cooperation in Preschoolers posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “preschoolers are still struggling with independence, so it’s no wonder that getting them to happily cooperate can be a struggle.”

depression

Shaun Rosenberg presents How To Find Inner Peace posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “It is easy to get stressed about the world and to worry about life. But life is just easier when you take it one step at a time and feel good about yourself. Here are some tips to find inner peace.”

family

Laura Anderson presents Ask the Experts: Traveling to Vegas with Kids with Lexy Capp of Nannies & Housekeepers USA posted at eNannySource, saying, “Parents traveling with small children are often faced with a need for childcare. Nannies & Housekeepers USA offers In Room Nanny Service at the finest hotels in Las Vegas. Nannies & Housekeepers is approved and referred by the top hotels, concierge and families. The agency is properly licensed, bonded and insured. Risk Management ONLY refers to Nannies & Housekeepers USA.” John Thomas presents Top 10 Reasons For Busy Moms to Hire a Sitter posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Long gone are the days where family is the exclusive babysitting resource for young families. Today’s families live further apart and have their own obligations that prevent them from providing childcare to family members.”

other

Marjorie Kowalczyk presents 25 Real Ways To Be Happier Right Now posted at DailyWorkHorse.com. Bavly A. presents Life as we know it: Love your life. posted at Life as we know it. Steve Jackson presents 18 Blogs with Creative Uses for Those Spare Buttons You have Lying Around posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Many clothing items come with a spare button attached or sewn into the seam just in case you lose one. These buttons, among others cut from discarded clothes, can be saved and recycled into new items.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Track Your Pregnancy posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Equipping your iPhone with the best tools to guide you through your pregnancy is a good place to start.”

relationships

Tehra Burton presents sex will save us.: after bliss. posted at sex will save us.. sigh presents Sandra Oram: Fixing a Heartbreak posted at Sandra Oram, saying, “Fixing a Heartbreak, Heartbreaks are a part of life…”

stress

Jana presents How To Find A Direction In Life posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Oftentimes our most stressful emotional angst comes from the feeling that we do not have a direction in life. Here is how to begin to find your direction even if you don’t know what it is.” Graham Stoney presents How To Be Unhappy posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “There are a lot of happy people in the world today. This is a big problem for advertisers and companies marketing products at us that we don’t really need.” Amanda Baley presents Meditation; tricks and tips for the world weary | Foodie Mama Talks posted at Foodie Mama Talks. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 14, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

Jocelyn Scott presents 10 Unwritten Playground Rules All Parents Should Follow posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “The playground is a place of sweet release for the children that frequent it, but can be as packed with drama as an afternoon soap opera for the adults looking after them.” Shelby Martin presents Why Spoiling Your Child Isn’t Always for the Best posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “When it comes to parenting, the main focus for many is placed upon making sure that your child has more happiness and opportunity than you had during your own childhood years.It’s certainly admirable to want to provide your child with everything she needs in order to be happy, healthy and to grow into a thriving, well-adjusted adult, it’s suprisingly easy to tip the scales in favor of spoiling your child without meaning to. On the surface, a bit of spoiling can seem harmless.” Kevin Giffin presents 15 Blogs that Will Help You Determine the Right Kite for Your Needs posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Kids love kites and flying a kite is simple enough for most kids to handle. Make sure that you find the right kite for your child and be sure to educate him on kite flying safety.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Ways to Respond If Your Mom Boss Cuts Your Hours posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “During these difficult economic times, a cut in pay or hours can be devastating. If you’ve dedicated years of your life to a post with your employing family only to discover that your hours are going to be cut, it’s normal and natural to be concerned, especially if you’re already living from paycheck to paycheck.” Kaylee Adams presents 10 Classic Childhood Playground Games to Teach Your Kids posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “In a world filled with video games that sense movement, books that can be read on electronic devices and three-dimensional television displays, the games of your childhood may seem quaint and downright antiquated at first blush. Upon closer examination, however, you may realize that the playground is one place where little has changed.” Jeff Moore presents 10 of the Best Drawing iPhone Apps for Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “These 10 drawing apps for iPhone, however, are specifically designed for kids, with easy-to-use features that encourage both learning and creativity.” Hailey Jones presents What to do When Your Child Says Something Embarrassing in Public posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “If there’s one thing that children are universally good at, it’s sharing embarrassingly honest commentary in public places.Because young children haven’t had much time to learn the more delicate aspects of sharing their feelings and tend to completely lack a verbal filter, there’s really no way to stop their mortifying comments from happening.” Kevin Giffin presents 30 of the Bests Blogs on Summer Childcare Choices posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “For parents, though, summer means finding activities to keep the kids occupied ,every child is different, so making summer childcare choices can be difficult for parents. Summer childcare is significantly more expensive, too, accounting for around 50% of the average yearly childcare budget.” Jim Wilson presents How to Talk More, Yell Less posted at Babysitters, saying, “Learning how to talk to your children more and to yell at them less may not eliminate those moments of lost control altogether, but they can make a difference in the way you communicate as a whole.” Lisa Williams presents How To Prevent Your Child from Becoming Addicted to the Internet posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Addiction or compulsion to use the Internet is becoming a serious condition for many kids. Like other addictions, it can interfere with the child’s well-being, psychological and social development and physical health.” Brittany Harris presents How to Encourage Children to Share Their Opinions Respectfully posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Many adults have a difficult time sharing their opinions respectfully. It takes training and practice to get there, but it is definitely worth the effort, and parents who teach this skill to their children find that the rewards will last a lifetime.” Arianna Lee presents How to Hire a Summer Nanny posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Summer is just around the corner, which means parents everywhere are wondering what they’re going to do with the kids once they’re out of school. Summer nannies are an increasingly popular choice too, because they offer parents the best of many worlds.”

depression

Rob Graumans presents Happiness and Ignorance or Appreciation and Wisdom? posted at The Young Socrates.

family

Caleb Hill presents How to find nannies in your community posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Finding nannies to network with in your community can be a long and sometimes lonely path. For this reason, it’s important to make connections with other nannies in your area.” Jessica Clark presents All Time Funniest Sitcoms About Families for Fans Over 40 posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “From the advent of television through today’s DVR revolution, there’s one constant that has remained a part of the ever-evolving television landscape: the family sitcom. American human experience quite like extended families.”

other

Jana presents How To Uncover Our Intuition posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Our intuition is our inner gps and can save us time and money in an instant. But before we can access it, we have to be comfortable feeling even our most unwanted feelings such as anger, hate and rage. When we are at peace with our emotions, then our intuition can shine through.” Laura Anderson presents Author Insights with Karima Cammell author of Commonplace Birthday posted at eNannySource, saying, “Karima Cammell’s children’s book hits the message home that even in our fast-paced world, there’s nothing more important than spending time with those you love and care about.” Jon Rhodes presents Stop Feeling So Tired All The Time posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Do you find yourself feeling tired too often? Here are some simple solutions to stop you feeling tired.” Brittany Hall presents 10 Things Nannies Do That Turn Off Parents During the Interview posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “After you score an interview, the impression you make on your prospective employers will have a major impact on your likelihood of walking away with the job.” John presents 10 Myths for Why God Loves Us posted at Fearless Men, saying, “Here’s my list of myths for why God loves us. Whether you’re a believer or not, you might be able to resonate with some.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents How to Help Your Baby Learn to Self-Soothe posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Teaching your baby to self-soothe can make the difference between waking refreshed in the morning and reluctantly dragging yourself out of bed to make it through one more day.” Mr.CBB presents Life, Money and Retirement~Skype Doesn’t Reach Heaven posted at Canadian Budget Binder, saying, “Sometimes we need to ask ourselves why we work so hard for all the money we make and whether we are spending our time wisely. Pouring your life into one basket risks leaving behind potential memories that you might not be able to go back and get. Take time to evaluate your life, your priorities and your future”

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Michelle Brown presents 28 Blogs to Help You Decide Which Yoga Style is Right for You posted at Nanny, saying, “oga and other Eastern practices like acupuncture have become increasing popular in the West .There are many different factors to consider, such as if you need to lose weight, if you need to decrease the stress in your life, if you want to increase your flexibility or if you’re looking to tone up your body.” Dale Shanklin presents Take a Snapshot of Your Life. What’s Really Important? posted at Dale Shanklin’s Personal Development Blog, saying, “It’s common to periodically feel a little lost in life. You’re not sure where to go next or if you still want the same things you’re working towards. This post contains a quick exercise that can help you get back on-track and feel content with what you’re doing. Good luck!” Shaun Rosenberg presents Dealing With a Stressful Situation in Life posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Sometimes we have those situations in life that are filled with stress. If you have recently experienced loss and you feel a lot of pain from it, here are some ways to get better as soon as possible.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 7, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

Brittany Hall presents 10 Things Parents Should Consider Before Firing Their Nanny posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “Firing a nanny may not be as easy as sending her away with her last paycheck in hand. Before you give your private childcare provider the axe, these are ten of the things that you might want to give at least a bit of consideration.” Shelby Martin presents How to Gain Your Child’s Cooperation Without Yelling posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Yelling can have adverse effects on your child, including her starting to fear you. There are other ways to get your child to cooperate without raising your voice.” Kaylee Adams presents 12 Ways to Help Your Kid Learn to be a Good Sport posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Participation in organized sports has a variety of benefits for kids.Helping your child learn the basics of being a good sport starts at home and extends to the playing field, and these 12 tips can help you to instill those qualities.” Dan Robinson presents How to Motivate Your Child to Earn Good Grades posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “If your child isn’t performing well in school, there are steps you can take that may help give him the motivation he needs to boost that performance.” Diego Brown presents How to Know if Your Child is Ready for His First Overnight at Grandma’s posted at National Nannies, saying, “Spending the night with Grandma is an iconic milestone for kids,first thing you’ll need to do is find a way to remove your own emotional reaction from the equation in order to objectively determine whether or not he’s reached a point in his development that would allow for a successful overnight visit.” Jocelyn Scott presents 12 Tips for Keeping the Backyard Safe This Spring posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “Before you tear the kids away from their televisions and video games and urge them out into the fresh air, though, you’ll want to make sure that the backyard is the safe haven for fun and games that it’s supposed to be. These 12 tips can help you eliminate common backyard hazards so that your family can enjoy the beautiful weather without fear of injury.” Olivia Lewiss presents 10 Triggers for Toddler Meltdowns and How to Avoid Them posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Whether you’re in public or the comfort of your own home, the extreme reactions that toddlers are so known for are just no fun to deal with. While there are ways to diffuse tantrums before they gather too much steam, it’s far easier to understand what triggers tantrums and to learn how to avoid them.” Denise Young presents 10 Tips for Parents of Children with Sensitive Skin posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Kids have thinner, more delicate skin that’s more prone to irritation and even skin infections, so it’s important to make sure that you’re taking every possible precaution to protect them from discomfort or pain.” Arianna Lee presents 21 Blogs Kids Can Use to Prepare for Standardized Tests posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “For decades schools have been testing kids with standardized tests, which have changed through the years. This change has caused debate and controversy from teachers and parents alike.” Lisa Jackson presents 10 Productive Things You Can Do While Waiting in the School Pickup Line posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Balancing all of the tasks of parenthood in today’s busy world can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to juggle a family and a busy career. What you may not realize, though, is just how much time you spend in waiting rooms and standing in lines, waiting for the next task to start.”

depression

Jim Wilson presents How to Help Your Child Deal With Her First Real Rejection posted at Babysitters, saying, “As a parent, your first instinct is to protect your child from any pain she might encounter, whether physical or emotional. While you can and certainly should make sure that the environment in which your child lives is as safe as possible and that she’s protected from physical harm,”

family

Denise Thompson presents What to Do When You and Your Spouse Disagree over Discipline posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “How you discipline your child is a very personal issue. Even when you and your spouse agree on big picture things like the importance of reasonable limits, school should come first, and your commitment to raising a kind and caring child, it’s easy to disagree on how those big picture ideas will be handled day to day.”

marriage

Kylee Vestal presents Freedom & Healing posted at She’s a Red Head, saying, “Every day we make decisions that mold our life, it’s important that you are confident in every single choice you make.”

other

Diane M. presents Taking that first step… posted at Being Truly Present. Lisa Jackson presents 10 Weight Loss Strategies for Busy Moms posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Actually, you may be surprised at how easy it is to work simple, effective lifestyle changes into your everyday routine that will help you reach your goals.” Tipsy presents Make The Most Of Each Day posted at tipsywriter.

relationships

Ponerology News presents Upcoming Crowdfunded Narcissist the Movie, Story of Painful Relationship Involving Narcissistic Personality Disorder, to Promote Understanding, Healing posted at Ponerology News, saying, “This article discusses a new film that will focus on the difficulties of handling and healing frmo relationships involving narcissistic personality disorder.” Jana presents How To Fight Effectively With Your Partner posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “There is a way to end a fight before it begins, and there is a way to clear the air quickly, effectively and efficiently. Here are 4 keys to fighting effectively with your partner.” Jim Wilson presents 30 of the Best Bloggers on Preventing Teen Pregnancy posted at Babysitters, saying, “Every parenting style is different, too, so each family will take a different approach to preventing pregnancies in teenage children. In order to find a method that is comfortable for both you and your teenage children, you need to draw from a number of sources.” Janet Golovine presents Top 10 Traits of Bad Nanny Employers posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Every parent hires a nanny hoping that they’re have a long and successful employment relationship. Unfortunately some employers do things that make that next to impossible. With some self-awareness, employers can avoid these common pitfalls.” Natalie Haywood presents I am Sorry! | The Relationship Destroyers posted at The Relationship Destroyers, saying, “We also engage a number of powerful forces, to work counter productively against us, when we intentionally wrong someone and refuse to say the words.”

social anxiety

Shaun Rosenberg presents How to Gain Confidence posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “There is a lot of confusing advice on how to gain confidence in your life, but in reality there is only one way that you will truly be able to increase your confidence. This article explains.” Jon Rhodes presents How To Instantly Relax In Any Situation posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “This article shows you a wonderful and highly effective technique that helps you relax in any situation. It really does work, and is totally free!”

stress

Jonathan Grant presents 5 Secrets to Giving an Amazing Massage! posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “Nothing dissolves stress like a good massage!” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 31, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children David Thompsonn presents How to Prepare Your Child to Handle an Emergency posted at Backup Care, saying, “The very idea of your child being forced to deal with a scary and strenuous emergency situation is probably downright repellent, but as a parent, one of your most important jobs is making sure that they’re properly equipped to handle anything life throws their way.” John Williams presents 21 Blogs Sharing the Pros and Cons of Kids Having Cell Phones posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “How do you know when it is the right time to get your child a cell phone? And if you do get your child a cell phone, should he have Internet access? These are difficult questions to answer, but these 21 blog articles will provide you with the pros and cons to help you make the right decision for your child” Maryanne Williams presents 10 of the Best 1st Birthday Party Themes for Twins posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “Twins can be a handful, but they can also make things more fun just because there are two of them. Here are some exciting themes to consider for your twins’ first birthday party.” Brittany Hall presents 10 Things Parents Should Consider Before Hiring a Nanny posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “Hiring a nanny is an exciting but somewhat stressful time. Before you extend an offer to a candidate who seems promising, or perhaps even before you begin your nanny search in earnest, these are ten of the things you might want to take into consideration.” Arianna Lee presents Gift Etiquette for Kids’ Birthdays posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Even though the vibe surrounding a kid’s party tends to be more relaxed than its adult counterparts, there are still some basic rules of etiquette that you should take into account before you send out those invitations.”

family

Steve Jackson presents How to Get More Life Out of Your Kids’ Clothes posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Getting more life out of the clothes in your kids’ closet means that you’ll be able to spend less on replacements, so taking the appropriate measures to preserve them is an economically wise choice. There are things you can do to extend the wear of the clothes your children have on hand and to get more life out of those you buy in the future.” Sharon Moore presents How to Help Your Nanny Find a New Job After You Let Her Go posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Helping your nanny find her next job can be a big boost to her success, especially in this tough, competitive market. When a current employer invests time and energy to help in her nanny’s job search, it sends a very strong message to potential employers.” John Williams presents How to Not Feel Jealous of Your Nanny posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “After all of that hard work and the elation that comes with knowing that you found the best possible caregiver for your children, you expected to be able to sit back and enjoy the knowledge that your children are happy and safe while you continue to earn a living.”

other

Bavly A. presents Life as we know it: Life. -Simplified Edition. posted at Life as we know it. Rod Peeks presents Dealing with Grief Anxiety Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Frontlier presents How to overcome guilty feeling and avoid regret? posted at Inspirational Lifestyle – Inspiresure.

relationships

Natalie Haywood presents Forgiving is Living!!! posted at The Relationship Destroyers, saying, “Forgiveness is one of the biggest emotional risks we can take— but a risk well worth taking. In truth, forgiveness is not for the person who wronged you. It is really for you. It is the expediter for the healing of your pain. When you embrace forgiveness, the rewards are immediate.”

social anxiety

Rod Peeks presents How to Deal with Your Fear and Phobias Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jonathan Grant presents The Secret to Getting Lots of Dates (Easily!) posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “A great way to deal with social anxiety and blossom as a person!”

stress

Liz Shaw presents Gratitude at Work posted at Create a Brilliant Life, saying, “You can decrease your stress level at work by choosing to exercise gratitude.” Jana presents The Way Of The Zen Master: What Causes Stress & Tension & How To Rectify It posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “How to rectify stress and tension by not reacting to what is currently unfolding. Give yourself and those around you peace of mind.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 24, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

anger

Rod Peeks presents Deal With Your Anger Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

children

Shelby Martin presents How to Avoid Sibling Rivalry posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Though some sibling rivalry is inevitable and healthy, there are some ways that you can ease the tension when fights break out and help the children learn to work together to avoid some of the arguments.” Janet Golovine presents How to Stop Your Kids From Acting Entitled posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “It can be upsetting to realize that all of your efforts to create an ideal childhood for your little one has actually resulted in a raging sense of entitlement and utter dependence upon you, but there are ways to reverse these patterns of thinking before they become truly problematic.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Ways to Test Your Child About Stranger Danger posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “There are things you can do to keep your child from getting into a car or walking away from a safe place with a stranger.Once you have trained your child not to talk to or leave with strangers, there are also ways to test the effectiveness of your efforts.”

depression

JoLynn Braley presents From Depressed to Struggle-Free Weight Loss posted at Fearless Fat Loss, saying, “An inspiring story of one of JoLynn Braley’s permanent weight loss coaching clients who changed her mindset and went from depression to struggle-free weight loss. Once you release your F.A.T. (Fear Attracting Thoughts) then it’s easy to release the excess physical fat, and at the same time, depression is released. Feels Wonderful!” Lara Whitmore presents Ten Reasons to Never Give Up | Live Creatively posted at Live Creatively.

family

Isabella Harriss presents 20 of the Best Blogs to Read before Filing for Divorce posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “There are no winners in a divorce, so exploring all your options and seeking reconciliation, if possible, is the preferable course of action.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Reasons Not to Let Your Preteen Have a Facebook Account posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “When your tween is pleading with you for permission to start a Facebook account and swearing that all of their friends have them, these are 10 of the reasons why you might want to stick to your guns and continue to ban the site for a few more years.”

other

Graham Stoney presents Seven Simple Steps To Overcome Anxiety posted at The Confident Man Project, saying, “Anxiety can undermine your confidence like nothing else. Anxious thoughts can cause your self-confidence to disappear. Overcome it with these simple steps.” Jana presents Why Is It Important to be mindful and what can it do for me? posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Being mindful increases one’s self confidence, self esteem and inner peace. As we watch our mind and thoughts, and create a space between who we are and what we think, we begin to stop subscribing to our thoughts/painful stories and begin to observe them. As we do this, we accept ourselves and our mediocrities more and experience more peace and well-being than ever thought possible.” Jonathan Grant presents The Secret to Simplifying your Life posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “simpler = happier” Rod Peeks presents Dealing with Obesity Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents How to Quit Smoking Simply and Effectively Today! posted at Finding Personal Peace.

relationships

Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Jealousy In a Relationship | Shaun Rosenberg posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “A little bit of jealousy in a relationship is a natural thing. It keeps us together and maintains relationships. But too much jealousy will tear a relationship apart and drive off those whom you love. Overcoming jealousy is a key in having a happy life and long lasting relationships.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Learning About Forgiveness with Dr. Jeff Klick posted at eNannySource, saying, “How can we help children learn this lesson early? Dr. Jeff Klick, pastor and author, offers some insight into the history of forgiveness, what forgiveness is and isn’t and how we can teach our children the value of forgiving others.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 17, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

anger Eric Taylor presents 10 Ways to Nip Rude Behavior in the Bud posted at Nanny Care, saying, “There are a variety of reasons why your child may exhibit rude behavior from time to time, but these are 10 of the things you can do to stop impoliteness before it snowballs.”

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Rob Graumans presents Religion: The Beauty and Absurdity of Certainty | The Young Socrates posted at The Young Socrates.

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Ryan Costello presents Blog :: Dad Creek Without A Paddle posted at dad-creek-without-a-paddle.webnode.com, saying, “It’s funny how your perspective on life changes the closer you get to the birth of your first child. The thought of becoming a parent is at times very scary, but the thing I’m finding the most strange is how easy my outlook is changing. Read more: http://dad-creek-without-a-paddle.webnode.com/blog/” Graham Stoney presents How To Start Your Own Religion posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “Starting your own religion is a great way to find that inner peace you long for, while stroking your ego all at the same time.” Denise Thompson presents How to Get Your Kids to Behave in a Restaurant posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “If you have dreams of having a top-notch dining experience with your brood in tow, there are measures you can take to help ensure that they behave well.” Kevin Giffin presents The Pros and Cons of Letting a Child Quit a Sport Midseason posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Involvement in team sports helps kids learn to work together, encourages physical activity over more sedentary pursuits and can give your child a sense of belonging when he’s accepted by his teammates.” Shelby Martin presents 4 Tips to Foster an Attitude of Sharing posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “From siblings to best friends, children have a difficult time learning to share. It is a concept that may not fully develop until late into grade school, if then. However, there are a few ways you can help your child develop an attitude of sharing.” Teri Jones presents How to Quit a Job and Secure a Good Reference posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “There are many reasons why a person would want to quit their job, though one of the more common reasons is a negative work environment. Life is too short to spend the majority of your days employed in a situation that isn’t fulfilling, is causing you stress or is making you unhappy.” Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Perfectionism posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “We are all taught from a young age that we have to be perfect. But there is no such thing as perfection. If you believe you have to wait until everything is just right, it can seriously impact your life in a negative way. Here are some tips to help.” Shelby Martin presents How to Get Your Children to Cooperate posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “From your toddler touching everything in sight to your teenager ignoring everything you tell her, children who don’t cooperate can be frustrating. Here are a few simple rules to follow to increase the amount of cooperation you get from your child.” Lisa Williams presents 15 Tips for Raising an Only Child posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Once upon a time, big families were the norm. These days, however, more parents are choosing to raise only children instead of having a large brood. Along with that decision comes the concern about what it means to raise an only child.” Jon Rhodes presents How To Quit Smoking posted at Free Hypnosis, saying, “Here is a great way to quit smoking for good. It’s all about giving yourself no “wiggle room”.”

relationships

David Thompsonn presents 10 Ways Fishing With Your Son is About More Than Fishing posted at Backup Care, saying, “The iconic image of a father and son fishing trip is one that’s ingrained into the collective cultural consciousness. Here are ten of the reasons why you should take your son fishing, and understand that you’re actually doing something far more important.”

social anxiety

Jana presents How To Put A Stop To Emotional Blackmail posted at Blog, saying, “It would seem that most of us have been playing emotional games since we were young~ but this creates more stress and tension in our lives, and in the lives of others. Here’s how to identify it and put a stop to it.”  Kaylee Adams presents How to Prepare Your Kids for Attending a Funeral posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “For children, the funeral ceremony and visitation can be a scary and upsetting experience that makes dealing with the death of someone they care about even more traumatic.”

stress

John presents Become More Resilient: Improve Your Adversity Quotient posted at Fearless Men. Liz Shaw presents Create an Inspiration Box posted at Create a Brilliant Life, saying, “Create a bank of inspiration to help you through tough times.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 10, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

depression Nicole presents Finding Happiness From Within #31daymarch posted at Pretty Opinionated. Jana presents Are You Placing Your Happiness In The Future? posted at Blog, saying, “Happiness is always available in the now moment. But if we are not careful, when we begin forming a desire without being mindful, we may accidentally place our happiness sometime in the future when we are to ‘receive’ that which is wanted.”

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Bavly A. presents Happiness,success and true identity. -Blog Reviews | Life as we know it posted at Life as we know it. Liz Shaw presents What is Vital Gratitude? posted at Create a Brilliant Life. Alaina Morgan presents 15 Easy Things Parents Can Do To Increase Kid Cooperation posted at Nanny Babysitter, saying, “These tips can help you put your kids on a path to cooperation, reducing disputes and hard feelings.” Layla Martinez presents How to Nip Bedtime Battles in the Bud posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Being a parent means helping a child learn and grow, teaching him to make good decisions and instilling healthy lifestyle habits so that one day he will become an independent, self-sufficient adult. This requires affection, discipline, consistency and dedication on the part of the parent.” Arianna Lee presents How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Dinner Without Bribing Them with Dessert posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Getting your picky little eater to clean his plate can be a tricky task.” Jon Rhodes presents Your Power to Choose posted at Free Hypnotherapy, saying, “Your free will is your God given power to choose. Without choice, you cannot mature as a human being or a spiritual being.” Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Insecurity posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Being insecure about yourself can hold you back and prevent you from achieving your best. Here are some tips to overcome insecurity and start living a happier more successful life.” Jessica Clark presents 24 Blogs with Things You Can Do to Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “As you age your brain begins to shrink naturally. One of the easiest ways to keep your brain sharp is to stay socially active, whether it’s in person or online.”

relationships

Kaylee Adams presents The Importance of Building Trust with a New Nanny posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Trust is a highly prized commodity. It is something that is not freely given, but rather earned, and in some cases hard won. When it comes to the care of your child, it is imperative that there is a strong bond of trust between you and your nanny.” Sharon Moore presents Avoiding Power Struggles with Your Kids posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Here are some tips on how to avoid these power struggles and enjoy more harmony with your child.”

stress

Rick Schiano presents God Is My Sufficiency posted at Ricks Victory Blog. Kaylee Adams presents How to Stop Grocery Store Meltdowns posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “While ordering your groceries online and having them delivered is certainly one option for moms who want to avoid incurring a grocery store meltdown when their toddler is in tow, in reality, that’s not always the most practical grocery shopping solution.” Tricia Clark presents 10 Ways To Calm Down Right Now posted at Your Chart, Illuminated, saying, “A list of 10 simple meditations/actions you can do to find peace right NOW.” Jeff Moore presents Raising Successful Teens Without Putting Too Much Pressure on Them to Perform posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “As a parent, the desire to see your children succeed is a natural one. There is a difference, however, between encouraging your kids to do their best and placing them under so much pressure that they resort to desperate measures in order to achieve success.” Lara Whitmore presents 101 Ways To Be A Kid Again posted at Live Creatively. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 3, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace. anger Shelby Martin presents 10 STEPS TO STOP YELLING AT YOUR KIDS posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “When you first become a parent, you look at your tiny baby and think there is no way you could ever get angry or yell at this beautiful tiny creature.”

depression

Sharon Moore presents What to Do When Your Nanny Doesn’t Agree with Your Discipline Decisions posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “By having an honest conversation about each person’s ideas and then agreeing on a plan to move forward, you can make the best choice for your child.” Alexander Skafte presents How to Overcome Negative Thinking – Evolve Beyond Limits posted at Evolve Beyond Limits, saying, “In this article I discuss how you can overcome negative thinking. I provide you with both mental and practical ways of becoming a happier person.”

other

Nigel Magowan presents Anxiety Disorder Treatment in Manchester posted at Manchester Psychotherapy, Counselling, NLP & Life Coaching, saying, “Information on psychotherapy, counselling, NLP, Life Coaching, mental health & self development related subjects from a Manchester Psychotherapist.” Rod Peeks presents Ruts posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jon Rhodes presents How Hypnotherapy Can Help with Change posted at Free Hypnotherapy, saying, “Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for change. In this article you can find out how hypnotherapy can help you change.” Brandon Yawa presents Truth and Dare Yourself to Success posted at Brandon Yawa, saying, “This blog teaches you how to consciously identify your happiness.”

relationships

Shaun Rosenberg presents How To Deal With The Fear Of Love (Philophobia) | Shaun Rosenberg posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Sometimes we will build invisible walls around ourselves in order to prevent ourselves from being hurt. But by embracing love we can greatly improve our own happiness and have a more enjoyable life.” Steve Jackson presents How to Know When You’re Ready to Have Kids and When You’re Not posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Few decisions in your life will be as important as the decision to have a child.”

social anxiety

Rod Peeks presents Self-Imposed Ghetto posted at Finding Personal Peace.

stress

Jana presents How to soothe out-of-alignment feelings::Wisdom Ink posted at Blog, saying, “Emotions are a normal part of our life~ and when we resist them by trying to not see them, or not feel them, oftentimes we unconsciously make the situation worse. How to soothe out-of-alignment feelings to come more into alignment with what is wanted in life.” Carter White presents 10 Ways to Avoid Fighting with Your Teen posted at Babysitting, saying, “During the tumultuous teenage years, these are 10 of the most reliable ways to avoid fighting with your child.” Rick Schiano presents Let Go, for Mental Peace posted at Ricks Victory Blog. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 24, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

other

Hailey Jones presents Rude Things People Say to Parents and the Best Responses to Go with Them posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Unfortunately, when it comes to having a personal filter, many people don’t have one installed. Here are some of the rudest comments strangers make to parents in public, as well as their rudeness factor and the best responses to go with them.” John presents Fearless. Am I? posted at Fearless Men. Maryanne Williams presents 21 Blogs Using Acupressure to Improve Your Well-Being posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “Acupressure has been used for centuries as a means for treating the body and mind. You can do acupressure on yourself or have a specialist do it for you.”

relationships

Jeff Moore presents 21 Blogs Sharing Date Night Ideas posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Keeping the spark alive in your marriage is no easy task, but it’s an integral one for maintaining a happy marriage.” Cherry Liu presents 12 Secrets For Maintaining a Happy Marriage After Kids posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “While it’s no secret to any couple past the honeymoon stage that marriage requires work in order to be successful, it can come as a surprise to new parents just how much raising children changes the dynamic of a marriage.” Jon Rhodes presents How to Spot a Liar posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Being able to spot when someone is lying is a great skill we can all acquire. Find out here how to spot when someone is lying.”

social anxiety

Lena Ameri presents The Shy Person’s Guide to Parties – Liveit! Magazine posted at Liveit! Magazine, saying, “We all have some sort of party anxiety; some more severe than others. Parties should be fun activities. A chance to unwind and let loose, while also being a great opportunity to meet new people and make productive connections. To bring out your inner social butterfly and start enjoying parties, here is the shy person’s guide to parties.”

stress

Jana presents Finding Peace In Our Day-To-Day LivesWisdom Ink posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “How To Find Peace In Our Day-To-Day Lives” Denise Thompson presents 10 Ways to Calm Your Fussy Baby in the Middle of the Night posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Here are some tried and true techniques to calm your fussy baby, though you should keep in mind that all babies are different.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 17, 2013 edition of finding personal peace. Jacqueline presents being heard: one of our greatest human needs posted at my heart looks like your heart. SteveMX88@HotMail.com presents My Method for Overcoming Being Paralyzed By Fear posted at Personal Development for Conscious Creation, saying, “Here is a great article that I’ve wrote about overcoming being paralyzed by Fear. I want to share it with you and I hope that you enjoy it! Steve”

other

Elisabeth Wright presents A Guy’s Guide to Breaking Up with Your Girlfriend on Valentine’s Day posted at Vitamins and Minerals, saying, “Breaking up on Valentine’s Day is high up on the list of things never to do. Nevertheless, sometimes life calls for drastic measures and an odious deed must be done.” Shaun Rosenberg presents How To Live Stress Free And Happy! | Shaun Rosenberg posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Happiness eludes too many people. Here are some ways to improve your life and your level of happiness.” Martin presents Declaring social bankruptcy or: I can’t take it anymore posted at introvert-success.com.

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Relationships are a Team Sport posted at Finding Personal Peace. Michelle Brown presents 10 Ways to Make a First Date the Best Date Ever posted at Nanny, saying, “No matter how old you are, there’s something simultaneously exciting and terrifying about each and every first date.” Sydney Bell presents 10 Ways to Test Who You’re Really Chatting With Online posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Online dating is a legitimate way of meeting and establishing relationships with open and honest people, but there is a slight chance that you’ll come across a huckster or two before you meet your intended.”

stress

Jon Rhodes presents What Is Hypnotherapy? posted at Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, saying, “Hypnotherapy is great for relieving stress. This article shows you what hypnotherapy actually is.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 10, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

anger

Jana presents How To Manage An Emotional Breakdown posted at Wisdom Ink.

other

Rod Peeks presents What will You Give Up for Lent? posted at Finding Personal Peace.

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Relationships – You Have Great Power posted at Finding Personal Peace.

stress

Jon Rhodes presents How To Do Self Hypnosis posted at The Guide To Hypnosis, saying, “This article shows you how to do self hypnosis. This is a great tool to help you develope as an individual and relieve stress.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 9, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Relationships – COP AN ATTITUDE! posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Relationships – Fight or Forgive? posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Relationships – No Man is an Island posted at Finding Personal Peace. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the May 12, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Welcome to the May 12, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Anger

Natalie Haywood presents Who You Mad At?! posted at The Relationship Destroyers, saying, “It is layers of pain we have not dealt with, and it accumulates, making us easily angered, frazzled and frustrated.” UB Hawthorn presents THE SIXTH MINDFULNESS TRAINING: Dealing with Anger | The Mindful Word posted at The Mindful Word.

Children

Shelby Martin presents How to Stop a Toddler from Biting posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Parents are naturally fearful when their toddler begins to bite.Toddler may transition into biting other things, people and even animals. There are some ways you can stop your little one from hurting you and others from her bites.” Jeff Moore presents 18 Blogs Sharing Delicious Gnocchi Recipes that Even the Kids Might Like posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Since children usually like potatoes, they are likely to enjoy the mild flavor of the gnocchi when prepared in a soup, side or main dish.” Carter White presents 10 Common Causes for Teenage Depression posted at Babysitting, saying, “After noticing the signs of depression in your teen and helping him to get the treatment he needs, understanding the root of his depression can help to make the situation more manageable for everyone involved.” Lisa Jackson presents How Nannies Can Create a Great Summer Experience for Kids posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Nanny can create an awesome summer experience for your kids.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Teaching Kids About Identity Theft with Julie Myhre, Content Manager at NextAdvisor.com posted at eNannySource, saying, “Identity theft is a real problem and, sadly, children are not exempt from having their identities stolen. Recently, I connected with Julie Myhre, who covers identity theft for NextAdvisor.com” Caleb Hill presents 5 Creative Ways to Save or Reuse Children’s Artwork posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “If you have or care for children, you’ll ultimately have a growing collection of artwork, school projects, rainy day activities and more. As much as you may want to exhibit all of your budding Picasso’s works of art, after a while it’s just not feasible to keep everything on display.” David Thompsonn presents How to Determine if Your Child is Left or Right Handed posted at Backup Care, saying, “You may be interested in knowing how to determine whether your child is left-handed or right-handed. Some people may feel that it doesn’t matter, but for lefties, life can be a little more challenging if some adjustments aren’t made, and for parents of lefties, making those adjustments early can help your child in a variety of situations.” Jim Wilson presents 10 Dairy Free Desserts Your Kids Will Love posted at Babysitters, saying, “There are a variety of reasons why eliminating dairy from your child’s diet may be the right choice for her health, from lactose intolerance to full-blown dairy allergies. Some parents even opt to forgo dairy as part of a chosen dietary plan.So you need an inventory of quick, easy desserts for the occasional indulgence.” Hailey Jones presents How to Know if Your Child is a Bully at School posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “It’s becoming more and more important for parents to do their part in the prevention of childhood harassment. Not only is it essential for parents to understand the warning signs and conditions that could foster an affection for bullying, but also to admit that even their own child could be an offender.”

Depression

Rob Graumans presents Depression: Thinking Too Much and Doing Too Little posted at The Young Socrates.

Family

Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights with Corinne Altham Technology Integrator on Introducing Kids to Technology posted at eNannySource, saying, “Today’s touch screen tablet is so intuitive for even the youngest minds,so children today are being introduced to technology when they are babies. I think it’s up to parents to decide upon the right time to introduce technology to their kids, but I also would caution against the overuse of technology at an early age.” Jim Wilson presents 12 Tips for Choosing a Family-Friendly First Pet posted at Babysitters, saying, “Introducing a pet to your household can provide your kids with a companion that they love and can help them learn about responsibility and compassion as they care for the animal. It’s important for parents to remember, however, that not all pets are created equal when it comes to compatibility with kids.” Brittany Harris presents 20 Things All Kids Should Know Before Entering Kindergarten posted at nannypro, saying, “Most preschools will get your child well prepared in advance, but you may still want to ensure that she’s mastered these skills before enrolling her in kindergarten just so that all of the requisite bases are covered and that your child is well equipped for a great start.” John Thomas presents Is It Smart to Hire My Mom to Care for My Kids? posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “If you’re lucky enough to have your mother live close to you, it may seem like the perfect solution to all your childcare problems, because no one is going to care for them better than Grandma. But you also know it’s a tricky situation and there’s the possibility that it could strain your personal relationship.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Crazy Lies Most Teenagers Tell posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Teenagers have a tendency to bend the truth to the breaking point sometimes. While there are as many falsehoods as there are teens to spread them, there are a few crazy lies that seem to crop up more often than others.” Sharon Moore presents Should I Keep My Nanny When My Kids Go To School? posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “when you’re kids are old enough to start school full-time, it brings up the question of whether your nanny is still the best choice for your changing childcare needs. Here are the things to consider when deciding what’s best for your family.”

Other

Arianna Lee presents Should I Offer a Part-time Nanny Benefits? posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Benefits can be a confusing topic for nanny employers, especially because there aren’t any across the board guidelines for any part of the compensation package for full or part-time nannies.” Tom Clark presents When Your Nanny Asks for a Raise and You Can’t Afford to Give Her One | Nanny Agencies posted at Nanny Agencies, saying, “If you’re stretching your household budget to the limits in order to pay your nanny’s salary as it is, dealing with the pressure of handling a request for a raise can be incredibly stressful.” Steve Jackson presents 20 Blogs on How to Host a Chili Cook-Off posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Chili cook-offs are a fun twist on a typical potluck party, and a little friendly competition is a great way to get everyone mingling.” Denise Thompson presents 18 Blogs Explaining How to Create a Puppet Theater posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Kids especially love to put on puppet shows for friends and family members, and you can easily help your child assemble a theater and puppets out of items you have around the house.” Isabella Harriss presents 30 Blogs with the Best Pickup Lines for Middle Aged Men posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “Pickup lines are hard to pull off, no matter what age you are. The wrong pickup line will have women running in the opposite direction, leaving you feeling awkward and embarrassed.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Sea Vegetables You Have Probably Eaten, but Didn’t Know It posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Most Americans would probably not seriously consider adding sea vegetables to their diet. However, if you are fond of Asian cuisine, chances are you have probably eaten and obliviously enjoyed many types of sea vegetables, as these products of the ocean have been a staple in the Asian diet for millennia.” Sydney Bell presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Help You Network at a Conference posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “With the right tools, you can make a lasting impression, gaining new business partners or customers along the way without distributing or saving a sheaf of tiny cards.” Tim Hall presents 10 of the Best Hostess Gifts to Bring to a 4th of July Party posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Consider who your hostess is, and the things she likes or things in which she is interested. If you know your hostess fairly well, you will probably be able to decide on a gift she would enjoy without much fuss.” Cherry Liu presents 24 Blogs with Ideas for Planning a Block Party posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “If you would like to get to know your neighbors, one way to go about doing so would be to host a block party.” John Thomas presents 10 Things You Learn from Networking with Other Local Nannies posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Networking with other nannies, both on a local level and internationally through the global village of the Internet, can be an incredibly informative exercise.” Steve Jackson presents 28 Blogs with Juicy Melon Recipes to Keep Your Kitchen Cool as the Weather Warms Up posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Melons have many health benefits, and are full of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene, folate and potassium, just to name a few.” Denise Young presents 27 Blogs with Delicious Brownie Recipes for All Occasions posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “If you want to have your brownies stand out from the crowd you might want to try one of these recipes from the following 27 blog articles.” Maryanne Williams presents Top 10 Things Nannies Are Looking for in a Job posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “There is no such thing as the perfect nanny job. Like every other field, every nanny job has its pros and cons. However, there are some things that most nannies are looking for in an ideal nanny position.” Tom Clark presents The Advantages of Using a Placement Agency to Find a Nanny Job posted at Nanny Agencies, saying, “When you’re looking for a nanny job, there are several ways you can find the right family.To help you decide if an agency is a good choice for you, here are some of the advantages of using one in your search.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Kens Famous for Their Inventions and This Ken Too posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Without the genius and innovation of the world’s inventors, life on Earth would probably still be stuck in the dark ages. Some inventions have saved lives, others changed the scope of technology and design and others still were just plain fun.” Michelle Brown presents 27 Blogs Showcasing the Latest Fashions for the Well Dressed Guy posted at Nanny, saying, “Men’s fashion trends have experienced a shift in 2013.Pink shirts and bright colors are making a comeback from the 80’s, and suits in busy patterns are trending in both formal and office attire. In casual attire you’ll find baggy cargo shorts and brightly patterned matching shirts and short outfits.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Break Bad Habits Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

Social Anxiety

Jon Rhodes presents Can Hypnosis Help Your Increase Self Confidence? posted at Full Hypnosis, saying, “This article discusses whether hypnosis can help increase your confidence.”

Stress

Jana presents Are You Creating Your Life or Trying To Control Your Life? posted at Blog, saying, “Here we have the difference between creating our life as we go about it, or trying to control our life results. The difference between the two is the difference between living life happily and in the flow or experiencing frustration, angst and struggle.” Graham Stoney presents Top 10 Reasons For Guys To Go To Yoga Class posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “Yoga offers a myriad of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. During a recent class I came up with this Top 10 reasons for guys to go to Yoga.” Duy presents Archeology | Infornigraphic Amnesiac posted at Infornigraphic Amnesiac, saying, “This is musings on the thought of being successful at life.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the May 5, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Welcome to the May 5, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

Kevin Giffin presents 20 Blogs Featuring Playground Games for Your Little Ones posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Kids watched cartoons on Saturday morning for a couple hours and then went out to play. They spent hours running around getting exercise, without even realizing that’s what they were doing. It was just good clean fun.” John Williams presents How to Help Your Child Adjust to Wearing Glasses posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Helping your child adjust to life with glasses doesn’t have to be an insurmountable task, though. There are ways that you can support her as she gets accustomed to her new fashion accessory, even if she initially sees them as a burden.” Carter White presents 28 Blogs Filled with Ideas on How to Host a Mother’s Day Brunch posted at Babysitting, saying, “Planning the perfect brunch can take time, and you’ll probably need some tips for executing it perfectly. If you don’t have time to plan or you aren’t very handy in the kitchen, you can find ideas for easier brunch ideas under the Quick and Easy Tips section.” David Thompsonn presents The 10 Most Compelling Reasons for Keeping Your Child Home from School posted at Backup Care, saying, “Even if you’re striving for a perfect attendance award, life has a way of spoiling your plans with unpredictable events.” Arianna Lee presents Top 10 Excuses Parents Give for the Kids’ Bad Behavior posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Parents will make any number of excuses for their kids’ misbehavior, both as justification and out of fear that bad behavior is a reflection of their parenting skills. Though the specifics may differ from time to time, these are ten of the most basic excuses parents make when their children behave badly.” Kaylee Adams presents How to Tell if Your Child Is Ready for His First Sleepover posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “The first time you hear the question, “Can I spend the night over at my friend’s house?” you will know that you have reached another milestone in your child’s development. Before you can determine your child’s level of readiness, you’ll have to objectively examine your own feelings on the subject.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Alternatives to Saying No to Your Child posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Rather than subjecting your child to a barrage of negative words, experts like author Howard Gardner suggest that you adopt more positive redirection techniques.”

emotional issues

Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Find Personal Peace Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. TherapyDoc presents Ten Reasons Not to Kill Yourself posted at Everyone Needs Therapy, saying, “Maybe don’t look for it on the Internet, personal peace. On the other hand, there’s good information out there, too.” Jana presents Our Work in Manifestation: How To Focus More On What Is Wanted posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Often times stress is created when we focus on all the things that don’t work instead of what is working. In this article we look at how we can express and exhaust our unwanted emotions on what isn’t working and then switch our focus to what is wanted and what is working. The result is peace and joy.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Fear and Phobias Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Excessive fear is like going through life wearing handcuffs. You can’t do any of the things you want to do because of the fear. Life doesn’t have to be that way. Read on.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Extended Grief Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Diane Mottl, MSW presents Loosening the hold of fear and doubt… posted at Being Truly Present, saying, “Do you lose your footing at times? Get derailed by fears and doubts? Do you know how to ground yourself to feel solid again? 7:48 minute visualization/guided imagery podcast included (original).” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Abuse Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Being an Abuser Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Anxiety Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

family

Zhu presents Lost: Identity | Correr Es Mi Destino posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “I’m no longer preg­nant (yay!) and I’m embrac­ing moth­er­hood. Even though it still feels new, unreal and scary, I’m happy to be Mark’s mother. But I don’t want to trade the mul­ti­fac­eted iden­ti­ties it took me 29 years to build for a one-size-fits-all “mother” label. I want to add that moth­er­hood sta­tus to my per­sonal iden­tity because I am still an indi­vid­ual, with hopes and dreams—for Mark, of course, but for Feng and I and for myself as well.” Shelby Martin presents 4 Reasons You Should Never Lie to Your Child Even When It’s Tempting To posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Usually these white lies come in the form of stories that are told to protect their child in some way from a painful truth they might have difficultly fully comprehending. But is it really “just” a little white lie? Children have an uncanny ability to see though and understand more in this life than parents usually realize.” Jeff Moore presents How to Stop Your Teen From Sneaking Out of the House posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “In a bid to express his independence and establish himself as an individual that’s separate from the family unit, your teen may cross the line into sheer defiance more than once. If you have a suspicion that your teen is sneaking out in the middle of the night, or if you’re sure he’s leaving and aren’t sure how to put an end to the behavior, these tips may help you restore a sense of order to your home.” Olivia Lewiss presents 15 Blogs with Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Car for Your Family posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Before you start looking at new cars, it’s a good idea to take into consideration various tips and recommendations regarding which cars are good ones to buy and which ones are equipped with family friendly features. If you are looking for a car to use for work, there is a whole different list of things to think about.” Maryanne Williams presents 10 Reasons Family Meals are About More Than Food posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “These days, everyone is on a tight schedule. From the demands of school, sports and extracurricular activities on kids to the responsibilities of balancing the running of a household and maintaining a career for adults, there doesn’t seem to be much time left in the day for much else.” Denise Thompson presents What Kids Can Plant to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “These planting tips will attract butterflies to the garden, which will in turn attract your children away from the television and into the great outdoors.” Arianna Lee presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps for Keeping Kids on a Schedule posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “As a busy parent, you need tools that you can rely on to help you keep your family – especially the kids – on schedule. These ten iPhone apps will put your smartphone to work for you, and will make the job of keeping your kids on schedule that much easier.” Brittany Harris presents 18 Blogs Sharing Helpful Hints to Keep Your Family Safe in the Water this Summer posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Whether you are headed to the neighborhood pool, the lake or the beach, before you go you need to arm yourself with water safety tips. Some safety tips are specific to certain areas; you probably aren’t going to need to know how to avoid the riptide in your neighborhood pool or lake. However, there are some water safety rules that are universal, such as practicing touch supervision with young children.” Maryanne Williams presents Sample Work Agreement for Families in a Nanny Share posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “There are lots of decisions that need to be made in order for a nanny share to work for everyone involved. The best approach is to talk through each issue, come up with a solution everyone is comfortable with and outline all the details in a nanny contract.” Olivia Lewiss presents 10 Reasons to Think Twice Before Getting a Family Dog posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “The addition of a dog to your family can be a great way to get your kids more involved in the running of the household, give them a sense of responsibility and bring joy to everyone that lives in your home.Before you give in to your kids’ fevered pleas for their very own dog, there are some things you should carefully consider.” Denise Thompson presents How to Plan Your First Family Vacation with Kids posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Taking a vacation with your children doesn’t have to be a stressful experience, especially if you take the needs of your pint-sized travelers into consideration during the planning phase.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Pediatrician at Her First Checkup | Newborn Care posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Your baby’s first well child visit is a great opportunity to ask her pediatrician all of the questions that have been plaguing you, and to get a personal response instead of impersonal information printed in a book.” Teri Jones presents The 10 Most Influential Parenting Experts of All Time posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “The opinions and advice of some of the parenting experts haven’t always stood the test of time, but they did make major waves during their heydays with their ideas about parenting and have shaped much of the parenting landscape long after they fell out of favor.” Tim Hall presents 18 Blogs Sharing Recipes for Spring Veggies that are Healthy for Your Family posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Spring vegetablesare incredibly versatile, and you can use them in stir-fries, roast them in the oven or even eat them fresh.”

other

Leslie presents Why you should date yourself before you date anyone else | posted at I Want My Kisses Back. Jessica Clark presents 10 Really Great Reasons to Go to Your High School Reunion posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “While many people will say that high school was the best time of their lives, this isn’t always true for everyone. Still, there are plenty of reasons why attending your high school reunion is a good idea.” Alaina Moore presents Au Pair » 10 Low-Carb Snack Ideas for On the Go posted at aupair, saying, “There are plenty of healthy, low-carb snacks that will satisfy you and keep you from gaining extra weight. In fact, when you look at the effective carb count of many non-starchy vegetables,” Caleb Hill presents 5 Job Aspects to Consider when Transitioning from Nanny to Household Manager posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Communication is key for any job, but as a household manager you will be communicating not only with your employers, but potentially other staff members and vendors as well. Set up a dedicated email just for work that is both professional and easy to share.” Dan Robinson presents 10 Things to Do When You’re Stuck in the Airport Overnight posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Few things are as frustrating for travelers as the idea of an overnight layover in an airport, but there are a few ways that you can make the experience a more enjoyable one.” Caleb Hill presents How to Develop a Niche in Your Nanny Career posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Developing a niche can be a great way to boost your appeal to employers seeking a nanny with special qualifications, but can also be a difficult process to navigate. If you’re looking for a way to develop specialized skills in order to market yourself as a niche nanny, there are a few tips that can make the experience a less complicated one.” Bryan Chau presents Keeping Memories and Success Alive – Memento Movie Review posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “Memory Loss, Success, Happiness, Ethics, Values, Morals, Memento, Christopher Nolan, Guy Pearce, Success Pen Pal, Bryan Chau” John Williams presents Your Responsibilities as a Live-in Nanny Employer posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “One of the biggest obstacles many employers face is that they don’t fully understand what having a live-in nanny means in practical terms. Here’s an outline of the responsibilities parents take on when they hire a live-in.” Jessica Clark presents 10 Curiously Famous Doctors Named Ken posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “When medical or science students set off on the long road to gaining their respective qualifications, few have the prospect of fame in mind. However, in a world where celebrity is no longer limited to performance artists, more and more doctors are becoming household names.” Laura Anderson presents Preventing Common Car Related Injuries and Deaths posted at eNannySource, saying, “When it comes to car related injuries and deaths in children, many parents simply believe that their family is immune. Yet incident after incident shows children of seemingly responsible parents – including doctors and teachers – becoming victims of such tragic events.” Eric Taylor presents 10 Embarrassing Things That Happen to Nannies and What to Do If They Happen to You posted at Nanny Care, saying, “Embarrassing moments that nannies face are as unique and varied as the nannies themselves, but there are a few that seem to be more common than others.” Frontlier presents Dealing with negative situations and staying positive posted at Inspirational Lifestyle – Inspiresure, saying, “The way we deal with any negative situation is important as we don’t have control over some of those situations.” Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs to Help Make Your House More Energy Efficient posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “Changing out your light bulbs, turning off lights and adding a programmable thermostat are all things that can help you save a lot of money without spending a lot.” Sydney Bell presents How to Tell People What You Do in 30 Seconds or Less posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “An elevator speech is a short but effective description of your line of work that can be given if you found yourself in an elevator with a potential professional connection In a job market that’s still highly competitive as the economy struggles to rebound, it’s more essential than ever that professionals look for new and innovative ways of marketing themselves when the opportunity arises.” Sharon Moore presents 10 Signs Your Nanny Job May Be Coming to an End posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “The loss of a nanny job may be the result of personality clashes or differences in opinion, but they can also be lost through absolutely no fault of your own. When the end comes with no warning, regardless of who’s at fault, it can also be financially devastating. you need to start brushing the dust off of your resume because your current post could be coming to an end.” Janet Golovine presents 18 Blogs Sharing Instructions for Making Your Own Reusable Shopping Bag posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “The trend for bringing your own shopping bags to the store is catching on, and many stores are now selling reusable bags in an effort to promote this more eco-friendly option. Why not take it one step further though and make your own reusable shopping bags?” Denise Thompson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Questions to Ask a Babysitter Before You Hire Her posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Asking potential babysitters the right questions will help you create a shortlist that will help you locate the perfect babysitter for you.so it is best to create a checklist that specifically matches your family’s needs.” Kevin Giffin presents 18 Blogs Showcasing this Year’s Cutest Sandals posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Trends this year appear to be metallic, iridescent and brightly colored, as well as have clear plastic heels, gladiator styles to the knee and much more. Many of these trends will work for everyone, from high fashion executives to moms on the go.” Ernest Dempsey presents In A Fog | ernestdempsey.net posted at ernestdempsey.net, saying, “Slow down and find your way through the fog.”

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Graham Stoney presents How To Meditate posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “What’s the answer to dealing with the stresses of modern life? Personally I find meditation helpful and I do it every day. Here’s how.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 28, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

Welcome to the April 28, 2013 edition of finding personal peace. James Hamlett presents How To Stay Centered! : James Hamlett posted at James Hamlett, saying, “Finding our true center helps us to go beyond our fears and phobias.”

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Olivia Lewiss presents How to Effectively Manage Nanny Candidates When Using an Online Site posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Using a system to track communications with caregivers and where you are in the process can be a big time and energy saver.” Shelby Martin presents 10 Examples of Logical Consequence for Disobedient Children posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Parents would love to be able to say that redirection and positive reinforcement are always effective in correcting a child’s misbehavior.” Carter White presents How to Know When Your Teen is Lying and When He’s Not posted at Babysitting, saying, “As kids get older and hone their skills in the world of deception, however, it usually becomes a bit more difficult to spot a false story. At no time in your child’s life is it more difficult to pick out a lie than when she’s a teenager, but it’s also the time when it’s most imperative.” Arianna Lee presents 16 Ways to Be Sure Your Kids Keep Learning Over Summer Break posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Making sure that they retain some of the things they’ve learned over the school year and continuing to develop important skills during the dog days doesn’t have to be a chore, even though it can seem daunting.” Denise Thompson presents 10 of the Best Role Models for Young Boys posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “When sports heroes are exposed as users of performance-enhancing drugs or serial adulterers, it’s difficult to reconcile their antics with their assumed position as a role model to today’s generation of young boys.” Kevin Giffin presents 21 Blogs with Creative Spring Activities to do with Your Preschooler posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Anything fun that keeps your preschooler active and engaged in learning is a good pick when planning different activities for your child. There are several different holidays that lend themselves to crafts in the spring, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and even May Day.” Shelby Martin presents 4 Reasons to Say “I’m Sorry” to Your Children posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “A lot of parents feel that apologizing sends a message of weakness and ineffectiveness to their children. However, there are some really great arguments for why parents should say they are sorry to their child when the parent has done something wrong.” Olivia Lewiss presents How to Change Your Nanny’s Duties posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “With a little bit of preparation and a willingness to include your caregiver in discussions, you can have your changing needs met without sacrificing the relationship you have with your nanny.” Kevin Thompson presents How to Keep Your White Rug White with Kids posted at Nanny Needed, saying, “Even if you’re gutsy enough to opt for white rugs, it’s possible to keep them sparkling when there are children in the house. With a bit of regular maintenance and stain management know-how, your white floor treatments can enjoy a long and functional life.” Denise Thompson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Eco-Friendly Kids Crafts posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “In addition to items from around the home, children can use natural items from the world around them for fun and environmentally-friendly crafts projects. There are also many practical applications for arts and crafts, which will help your child develop real-world skills.” Carter White presents 15 Tips for Cleaning Tough Kids Stains Up Around the House posted at Babysitting, saying, “Where there are children, there will be stains. From overzealous artists to accidental spills and loss of bodily fluids, there are few areas that kids are more adept in than creating messes that are difficult to clean up.”

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Dan Robinson presents 21 Blogs Explaining How to Create a Father’s Day Present Dad will Brag About posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “There are lots of crafty ideas out there, so whether dad is into sports or just loves homemade items from the kids, these simple to make gifts will be perfect for dad this Father’s Day.” Kevin Giffin presents 10 Creative Ways for Your Family to Support Your Favorite Sports Team posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Getting the entire family involved is a special way of spending quality time with the kids and embracing the home team at the same time.” Jessica Clark presents How to Encourage Your Son to be a Gentleman posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Parents of young boys who wish to impart a sense of respect and a set of manners are faced with what can be quite a difficult task in a world that seems to truly believe that chivalry is dead.” MITCHELL MORRIS presents 21 Blogs with Advice on How to Create an Emergency Plan for Your Family posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “You never know when an emergency situation may arise; however, you can take certain steps to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for if and when one occurs.” Denise Young presents 15 Blogs with Information on How to Host an Exchange Student posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “There are several different factors you need to consider before allowing an exchange student into your home, and preconceived notions that may have been holding you back from hosting that are nothing more than myths.”

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Jim Wilson presents 30 of the Best People to Get Sleep Training Advice From | Babysitters posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “If you need advice, tips and training on sleep related problems and disorders affecting infants, children and adults, these 30 blogs feature experts from every field.” Caleb Hill presents 5 Employer Traits that Turn Nannies Off posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Every nanny has a different definition of a “good employer” that is dependent on the nanny’s personality, style and needs. However, there are certain traits or actions that drive just about every nanny crazy.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Creative Ways to Use Facebook for Getting Babysitting Jobs posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Putting social media like Facebook to work for you can actually land you more babysitting work than you’re realistically able to handle, provided that you play your cards correctly.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with Alcoholism Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace, saying, “Dealing with the emotional and psychological side of drinking may be simpler than you’ve imagined. This is a compelling idea that may help someone you love.” Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal With Inappropriate Sexuality Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal With Obesity Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Help Someone You Love Deal with God’s Anger Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jon Rhodes presents Does Hypnosis Work? posted at Hypnosis Haven, saying, “This article talks about hypnosis and whether it actually works.”

relationships

Kaitlyn Johnson presents 30 Blogs with the Best Tips for Dealing with Cranky In-Laws posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Cranky, overbearing or pushy in-laws can put considerable strain on a relationship, and while you can try to avoid your in-laws, that inevitably just creates more problems.”

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Jana presents How To Find A Direction In Life posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Many times, stress comes from the feeling that we don’t know where we are headed in Life. Here is how to begin finding your direction even if you are not sure of what it is.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 21, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

David Thompsonn presents 10 Common First Aid Myths and the Truths Behind Them posted at Backup Care, saying, “Whether you’re a parent or a childcare provider, you know that kids and mishaps go together like peanut butter and jelly. so it’s no surprise that most parents and nannies are never far from a first aid kit.” John Williams presents Why It’s Okay for Kids to Not Get What They Want posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “It’s both normal and natural to want to provide a better life for your children, but it’s important to realize that it’s not only okay for them to not get what they want all the time, but also necessary.” Hailey Jones presents How to Stand Up to a Bully posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Learning that your child is the victim of bullying is an experience that’s simultaneously heartbreaking and infuriating. While your first instinct is to step in to stop the torment by any means necessary” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 25 Blogs with Inspiring Ideas for Throwing a First Birthday Party posted at Newborn Care, saying, “As you start to plan the party, take into consideration different themes that you enjoy and that reflect your baby’s growing personality. Once you decide on a theme, you can order or make your invitations.” John Thomas presents 10 Secrets to Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Figuring out how to instill confidence in a child isn’t always easy. These ten secrets to building your child’s self-esteem are surprisingly simple, and can make a world of difference in the way she sees herself and handles everyday situations.” Jim Wilson presents 5 Common Childhood Illnesses and How to Spot Them posted at Babysitters, saying, “There are a few relatively common illnesses that you may not even be aware of until they strike. These are five of the more common ailments that affect children, along with the signs and symptoms that signal their arrival.” Brittany Harris presents How to Discipline a Child for Being Fresh posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Teaching kids to be respectful of authority when they are inundated with negativity may seem like an uphill battle. Still, it’s important that parents take a stand and teach their children to be respectful of others.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Organic Snack Ideas for Toddlers on the Go posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “you have plenty of portable snacks on hand before you embark on an outing with your toddlers is essential, as it doesn’t take long for those hunger pangs to turn into major tantrums. While there are certainly a wide variety of pre-packaged snack options available, many of those items are loaded with chemical additives that most parents would rather avoid.” Sharon Moore presents Is a Granny Nanny Right For Your Family? posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Granny Nannies offer a lot of benefits to the families they work for, and the benefits run both ways. Nanny jobs are a wonderful match to retired women who are looking for new ways to put their child-rearing skills to good use.” John Williams presents How to Encourage Cooperation in Preschoolers posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “preschoolers are still struggling with independence, so it’s no wonder that getting them to happily cooperate can be a struggle.”

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Shaun Rosenberg presents How To Find Inner Peace posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “It is easy to get stressed about the world and to worry about life. But life is just easier when you take it one step at a time and feel good about yourself. Here are some tips to find inner peace.”

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Laura Anderson presents Ask the Experts: Traveling to Vegas with Kids with Lexy Capp of Nannies & Housekeepers USA posted at eNannySource, saying, “Parents traveling with small children are often faced with a need for childcare. Nannies & Housekeepers USA offers In Room Nanny Service at the finest hotels in Las Vegas. Nannies & Housekeepers is approved and referred by the top hotels, concierge and families. The agency is properly licensed, bonded and insured. Risk Management ONLY refers to Nannies & Housekeepers USA.” John Thomas presents Top 10 Reasons For Busy Moms to Hire a Sitter posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Long gone are the days where family is the exclusive babysitting resource for young families. Today’s families live further apart and have their own obligations that prevent them from providing childcare to family members.”

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Marjorie Kowalczyk presents 25 Real Ways To Be Happier Right Now posted at DailyWorkHorse.com. Bavly A. presents Life as we know it: Love your life. posted at Life as we know it. Steve Jackson presents 18 Blogs with Creative Uses for Those Spare Buttons You have Lying Around posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Many clothing items come with a spare button attached or sewn into the seam just in case you lose one. These buttons, among others cut from discarded clothes, can be saved and recycled into new items.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents 10 of the Best iPhone Apps to Track Your Pregnancy posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Equipping your iPhone with the best tools to guide you through your pregnancy is a good place to start.”

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Tehra Burton presents sex will save us.: after bliss. posted at sex will save us.. sigh presents Sandra Oram: Fixing a Heartbreak posted at Sandra Oram, saying, “Fixing a Heartbreak, Heartbreaks are a part of life…”

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Jana presents How To Find A Direction In Life posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Oftentimes our most stressful emotional angst comes from the feeling that we do not have a direction in life. Here is how to begin to find your direction even if you don’t know what it is.” Graham Stoney presents How To Be Unhappy posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “There are a lot of happy people in the world today. This is a big problem for advertisers and companies marketing products at us that we don’t really need.” Amanda Baley presents Meditation; tricks and tips for the world weary | Foodie Mama Talks posted at Foodie Mama Talks. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 14, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

Jocelyn Scott presents 10 Unwritten Playground Rules All Parents Should Follow posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “The playground is a place of sweet release for the children that frequent it, but can be as packed with drama as an afternoon soap opera for the adults looking after them.” Shelby Martin presents Why Spoiling Your Child Isn’t Always for the Best posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “When it comes to parenting, the main focus for many is placed upon making sure that your child has more happiness and opportunity than you had during your own childhood years.It’s certainly admirable to want to provide your child with everything she needs in order to be happy, healthy and to grow into a thriving, well-adjusted adult, it’s suprisingly easy to tip the scales in favor of spoiling your child without meaning to. On the surface, a bit of spoiling can seem harmless.” Kevin Giffin presents 15 Blogs that Will Help You Determine the Right Kite for Your Needs posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Kids love kites and flying a kite is simple enough for most kids to handle. Make sure that you find the right kite for your child and be sure to educate him on kite flying safety.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Ways to Respond If Your Mom Boss Cuts Your Hours posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “During these difficult economic times, a cut in pay or hours can be devastating. If you’ve dedicated years of your life to a post with your employing family only to discover that your hours are going to be cut, it’s normal and natural to be concerned, especially if you’re already living from paycheck to paycheck.” Kaylee Adams presents 10 Classic Childhood Playground Games to Teach Your Kids posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “In a world filled with video games that sense movement, books that can be read on electronic devices and three-dimensional television displays, the games of your childhood may seem quaint and downright antiquated at first blush. Upon closer examination, however, you may realize that the playground is one place where little has changed.” Jeff Moore presents 10 of the Best Drawing iPhone Apps for Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “These 10 drawing apps for iPhone, however, are specifically designed for kids, with easy-to-use features that encourage both learning and creativity.” Hailey Jones presents What to do When Your Child Says Something Embarrassing in Public posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “If there’s one thing that children are universally good at, it’s sharing embarrassingly honest commentary in public places.Because young children haven’t had much time to learn the more delicate aspects of sharing their feelings and tend to completely lack a verbal filter, there’s really no way to stop their mortifying comments from happening.” Kevin Giffin presents 30 of the Bests Blogs on Summer Childcare Choices posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “For parents, though, summer means finding activities to keep the kids occupied ,every child is different, so making summer childcare choices can be difficult for parents. Summer childcare is significantly more expensive, too, accounting for around 50% of the average yearly childcare budget.” Jim Wilson presents How to Talk More, Yell Less posted at Babysitters, saying, “Learning how to talk to your children more and to yell at them less may not eliminate those moments of lost control altogether, but they can make a difference in the way you communicate as a whole.” Lisa Williams presents How To Prevent Your Child from Becoming Addicted to the Internet posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Addiction or compulsion to use the Internet is becoming a serious condition for many kids. Like other addictions, it can interfere with the child’s well-being, psychological and social development and physical health.” Brittany Harris presents How to Encourage Children to Share Their Opinions Respectfully posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Many adults have a difficult time sharing their opinions respectfully. It takes training and practice to get there, but it is definitely worth the effort, and parents who teach this skill to their children find that the rewards will last a lifetime.” Arianna Lee presents How to Hire a Summer Nanny posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Summer is just around the corner, which means parents everywhere are wondering what they’re going to do with the kids once they’re out of school. Summer nannies are an increasingly popular choice too, because they offer parents the best of many worlds.”

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Rob Graumans presents Happiness and Ignorance or Appreciation and Wisdom? posted at The Young Socrates.

family

Caleb Hill presents How to find nannies in your community posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Finding nannies to network with in your community can be a long and sometimes lonely path. For this reason, it’s important to make connections with other nannies in your area.” Jessica Clark presents All Time Funniest Sitcoms About Families for Fans Over 40 posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “From the advent of television through today’s DVR revolution, there’s one constant that has remained a part of the ever-evolving television landscape: the family sitcom. American human experience quite like extended families.”

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Jana presents How To Uncover Our Intuition posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Our intuition is our inner gps and can save us time and money in an instant. But before we can access it, we have to be comfortable feeling even our most unwanted feelings such as anger, hate and rage. When we are at peace with our emotions, then our intuition can shine through.” Laura Anderson presents Author Insights with Karima Cammell author of Commonplace Birthday posted at eNannySource, saying, “Karima Cammell’s children’s book hits the message home that even in our fast-paced world, there’s nothing more important than spending time with those you love and care about.” Jon Rhodes presents Stop Feeling So Tired All The Time posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Do you find yourself feeling tired too often? Here are some simple solutions to stop you feeling tired.” Brittany Hall presents 10 Things Nannies Do That Turn Off Parents During the Interview posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “After you score an interview, the impression you make on your prospective employers will have a major impact on your likelihood of walking away with the job.” John presents 10 Myths for Why God Loves Us posted at Fearless Men, saying, “Here’s my list of myths for why God loves us. Whether you’re a believer or not, you might be able to resonate with some.” Kaitlyn Johnson presents How to Help Your Baby Learn to Self-Soothe posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Teaching your baby to self-soothe can make the difference between waking refreshed in the morning and reluctantly dragging yourself out of bed to make it through one more day.” Mr.CBB presents Life, Money and Retirement~Skype Doesn’t Reach Heaven posted at Canadian Budget Binder, saying, “Sometimes we need to ask ourselves why we work so hard for all the money we make and whether we are spending our time wisely. Pouring your life into one basket risks leaving behind potential memories that you might not be able to go back and get. Take time to evaluate your life, your priorities and your future”

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Michelle Brown presents 28 Blogs to Help You Decide Which Yoga Style is Right for You posted at Nanny, saying, “oga and other Eastern practices like acupuncture have become increasing popular in the West .There are many different factors to consider, such as if you need to lose weight, if you need to decrease the stress in your life, if you want to increase your flexibility or if you’re looking to tone up your body.” Dale Shanklin presents Take a Snapshot of Your Life. What’s Really Important? posted at Dale Shanklin’s Personal Development Blog, saying, “It’s common to periodically feel a little lost in life. You’re not sure where to go next or if you still want the same things you’re working towards. This post contains a quick exercise that can help you get back on-track and feel content with what you’re doing. Good luck!” Shaun Rosenberg presents Dealing With a Stressful Situation in Life posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Sometimes we have those situations in life that are filled with stress. If you have recently experienced loss and you feel a lot of pain from it, here are some ways to get better as soon as possible.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the April 7, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children

Brittany Hall presents 10 Things Parents Should Consider Before Firing Their Nanny posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “Firing a nanny may not be as easy as sending her away with her last paycheck in hand. Before you give your private childcare provider the axe, these are ten of the things that you might want to give at least a bit of consideration.” Shelby Martin presents How to Gain Your Child’s Cooperation Without Yelling posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Yelling can have adverse effects on your child, including her starting to fear you. There are other ways to get your child to cooperate without raising your voice.” Kaylee Adams presents 12 Ways to Help Your Kid Learn to be a Good Sport posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Participation in organized sports has a variety of benefits for kids.Helping your child learn the basics of being a good sport starts at home and extends to the playing field, and these 12 tips can help you to instill those qualities.” Dan Robinson presents How to Motivate Your Child to Earn Good Grades posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “If your child isn’t performing well in school, there are steps you can take that may help give him the motivation he needs to boost that performance.” Diego Brown presents How to Know if Your Child is Ready for His First Overnight at Grandma’s posted at National Nannies, saying, “Spending the night with Grandma is an iconic milestone for kids,first thing you’ll need to do is find a way to remove your own emotional reaction from the equation in order to objectively determine whether or not he’s reached a point in his development that would allow for a successful overnight visit.” Jocelyn Scott presents 12 Tips for Keeping the Backyard Safe This Spring posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “Before you tear the kids away from their televisions and video games and urge them out into the fresh air, though, you’ll want to make sure that the backyard is the safe haven for fun and games that it’s supposed to be. These 12 tips can help you eliminate common backyard hazards so that your family can enjoy the beautiful weather without fear of injury.” Olivia Lewiss presents 10 Triggers for Toddler Meltdowns and How to Avoid Them posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Whether you’re in public or the comfort of your own home, the extreme reactions that toddlers are so known for are just no fun to deal with. While there are ways to diffuse tantrums before they gather too much steam, it’s far easier to understand what triggers tantrums and to learn how to avoid them.” Denise Young presents 1b0 Tips for Parents of Children with Sensitive Skin posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Kids have thinner, more delicate skin that’s more prone to irritation and even skin infections, so it’s important to make sure that you’re taking every possible precaution to protect them from discomfort or pain.” Arianna Lee presents 21 Blogs Kids Can Use to Prepare for Standardized Tests posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “For decades schools have been testing kids with standardized tests, which have changed through the years. This change has caused debate and controversy from teachers and parents alike.” Lisa Jackson presents 10 Productive Things You Can Do While Waiting in the School Pickup Line posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Balancing all of the tasks of parenthood in today’s busy world can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to juggle a family and a busy career. What you may not realize, though, is just how much time you spend in waiting rooms and standing in lines, waiting for the next task to start.”

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Jim Wilson presents How to Help Your Child Deal With Her First Real Rejection posted at Babysitters, saying, “As a parent, your first instinct is to protect your child from any pain she might encounter, whether physical or emotional. While you can and certainly should make sure that the environment in which your child lives is as safe as possible and that she’s protected from physical harm,”

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Denise Thompson presents What to Do When You and Your Spouse Disagree over Discipline posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “How you discipline your child is a very personal issue. Even when you and your spouse agree on big picture things like the importance of reasonable limits, school should come first, and your commitment to raising a kind and caring child, it’s easy to disagree on how those big picture ideas will be handled day to day.”

marriage

Kylee Vestal presents Freedom & Healing posted at She’s a Red Head, saying, “Every day we make decisions that mold our life, it’s important that you are confident in every single choice you make.”

other

Diane M. presents Taking that first step… posted at Being Truly Present. Lisa Jackson presents 10 Weight Loss Strategies for Busy Moms posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Actually, you may be surprised at how easy it is to work simple, effective lifestyle changes into your everyday routine that will help you reach your goals.” Tipsy presents Make The Most Of Each Day posted at tipsywriter.

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Ponerology News presents Upcoming Crowdfunded Narcissist the Movie, Story of Painful Relationship Involving Narcissistic Personality Disorder, to Promote Understanding, Healing posted at Ponerology News, saying, “This article discusses a new film that will focus on the difficulties of handling and healing frmo relationships involving narcissistic personality disorder.” Jana presents How To Fight Effectively With Your Partner posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “There is a way to end a fight before it begins, and there is a way to clear the air quickly, effectively and efficiently. Here are 4 keys to fighting effectively with your partner.” Jim Wilson presents 30 of the Best Bloggers on Preventing Teen Pregnancy posted at Babysitters, saying, “Every parenting style is different, too, so each family will take a different approach to preventing pregnancies in teenage children. In order to find a method that is comfortable for both you and your teenage children, you need to draw from a number of sources.” Janet Golovine presents Top 10 Traits of Bad Nanny Employers posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Every parent hires a nanny hoping that they’re have a long and successful employment relationship. Unfortunately some employers do things that make that next to impossible. With some self-awareness, employers can avoid these common pitfalls.” Natalie Haywood presents I am Sorry! | The Relationship Destroyers posted at The Relationship Destroyers, saying, “We also engage a number of powerful forces, to work counter productively against us, when we intentionally wrong someone and refuse to say the words.”

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Shaun Rosenberg presents How to Gain Confidence posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “There is a lot of confusing advice on how to gain confidence in your life, but in reality there is only one way that you will truly be able to increase your confidence. This article explains.” Jon Rhodes presents How To Instantly Relax In Any Situation posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “This article shows you a wonderful and highly effective technique that helps you relax in any situation. It really does work, and is totally free!”

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Jonathan Grant presents 5 Secrets to Giving an Amazing Massage! posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “Nothing dissolves stress like a good massage!” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 31, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

children David Thompsonn presents How to Prepare Your Child to Handle an Emergency posted at Backup Care, saying, “The very idea of your child being forced to deal with a scary and strenuous emergency situation is probably downright repellent, but as a parent, one of your most important jobs is making sure that they’re properly equipped to handle anything life throws their way.” John Williams presents 21 Blogs Sharing the Pros and Cons of Kids Having Cell Phones posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “How do you know when it is the right time to get your child a cell phone? And if you do get your child a cell phone, should he have Internet access? These are difficult questions to answer, but these 21 blog articles will provide you with the pros and cons to help you make the right decision for your child” Maryanne Williams presents 10 of the Best 1st Birthday Party Themes for Twins posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “Twins can be a handful, but they can also make things more fun just because there are two of them. Here are some exciting themes to consider for your twins’ first birthday party.” Brittany Hall presents 10 Things Parents Should Consider Before Hiring a Nanny posted at Nanny Interview Questions, saying, “Hiring a nanny is an exciting but somewhat stressful time. Before you extend an offer to a candidate who seems promising, or perhaps even before you begin your nanny search in earnest, these are ten of the things you might want to take into consideration.” Arianna Lee presents Gift Etiquette for Kids’ Birthdays posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Even though the vibe surrounding a kid’s party tends to be more relaxed than its adult counterparts, there are still some basic rules of etiquette that you should take into account before you send out those invitations.”

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Steve Jackson presents How to Get More Life Out of Your Kids’ Clothes posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Getting more life out of the clothes in your kids’ closet means that you’ll be able to spend less on replacements, so taking the appropriate measures to preserve them is an economically wise choice. There are things you can do to extend the wear of the clothes your children have on hand and to get more life out of those you buy in the future.” Sharon Moore presents How to Help Your Nanny Find a New Job After You Let Her Go posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Helping your nanny find her next job can be a big boost to her success, especially in this tough, competitive market. When a current employer invests time and energy to help in her nanny’s job search, it sends a very strong message to potential employers.” John Williams presents How to Not Feel Jealous of Your Nanny posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “After all of that hard work and the elation that comes with knowing that you found the best possible caregiver for your children, you expected to be able to sit back and enjoy the knowledge that your children are happy and safe while you continue to earn a living.”

other

Bavly A. presents Life as we know it: Life. -Simplified Edition. posted at Life as we know it. Rod Peeks presents Dealing with Grief Anxiety Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Frontlier presents How to overcome guilty feeling and avoid regret? posted at Inspirational Lifestyle – Inspiresure.

relationships

Natalie Haywood presents Forgiving is Living!!! posted at The Relationship Destroyers, saying, “Forgiveness is one of the biggest emotional risks we can take— but a risk well worth taking. In truth, forgiveness is not for the person who wronged you. It is really for you. It is the expediter for the healing of your pain. When you embrace forgiveness, the rewards are immediate.”

social anxiety

Rod Peeks presents How to Deal with Your Fear and Phobias Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jonathan Grant presents The Secret to Getting Lots of Dates (Easily!) posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “A great way to deal with social anxiety and blossom as a person!”

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Liz Shaw presents Gratitude at Work posted at Create a Brilliant Life, saying, “You can decrease your stress level at work by choosing to exercise gratitude.” Jana presents The Way Of The Zen Master: What Causes Stress & Tension & How To Rectify It posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “How to rectify stress and tension by not reacting to what is currently unfolding. Give yourself and those around you peace of mind.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 24, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

anger

Rod Peeks presents Deal With Your Anger Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace.

children

Shelby Martin presents How to Avoid Sibling Rivalry posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Though some sibling rivalry is inevitable and healthy, there are some ways that you can ease the tension when fights break out and help the children learn to work together to avoid some of the arguments.” Janet Golovine presents How to Stop Your Kids From Acting Entitled posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “It can be upsetting to realize that all of your efforts to create an ideal childhood for your little one has actually resulted in a raging sense of entitlement and utter dependence upon you, but there are ways to reverse these patterns of thinking before they become truly problematic.” Arianna Lee presents 10 Ways to Test Your Child About Stranger Danger posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “There are things you can do to keep your child from getting into a car or walking away from a safe place with a stranger.Once you have trained your child not to talk to or leave with strangers, there are also ways to test the effectiveness of your efforts.”

depression

JoLynn Braley presents From Depressed to Struggle-Free Weight Loss posted at Fearless Fat Loss, saying, “An inspiring story of one of JoLynn Braley’s permanent weight loss coaching clients who changed her mindset and went from depression to struggle-free weight loss. Once you release your F.A.T. (Fear Attracting Thoughts) then it’s easy to release the excess physical fat, and at the same time, depression is released. Feels Wonderful!” Lara Whitmore presents Ten Reasons to Never Give Up | Live Creatively posted at Live Creatively.

family

Isabella Harriss presents 20 of the Best Blogs to Read before Filing for Divorce posted at Nanny News Network, saying, “There are no winners in a divorce, so exploring all your options and seeking reconciliation, if possible, is the preferable course of action.” Jeff Moore presents 10 Reasons Not to Let Your Preteen Have a Facebook Account posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “When your tween is pleading with you for permission to start a Facebook account and swearing that all of their friends have them, these are 10 of the reasons why you might want to stick to your guns and continue to ban the site for a few more years.”

other

Graham Stoney presents Seven Simple Steps To Overcome Anxiety posted at The Confident Man Project, saying, “Anxiety can undermine your confidence like nothing else. Anxious thoughts can cause your self-confidence to disappear. Overcome it with these simple steps.” Jana presents Why Is It Important to be mindful and what can it do for me? posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “Being mindful increases one’s self confidence, self esteem and inner peace. As we watch our mind and thoughts, and create a space between who we are and what we think, we begin to stop subscribing to our thoughts/painful stories and begin to observe them. As we do this, we accept ourselves and our mediocrities more and experience more peace and well-being than ever thought possible.” Jonathan Grant presents The Secret to Simplifying your Life posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “simpler = happier” Rod Peeks presents Dealing with Obesity Simply and Effectively posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents How to Quit Smoking Simply and Effectively Today! posted at Finding Personal Peace.

relationships

Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Jealousy In a Relationship | Shaun Rosenberg posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “A little bit of jealousy in a relationship is a natural thing. It keeps us together and maintains relationships. But too much jealousy will tear a relationship apart and drive off those whom you love. Overcoming jealousy is a key in having a happy life and long lasting relationships.” Laura Anderson presents Expert Insights: Learning About Forgiveness with Dr. Jeff Klick posted at eNannySource, saying, “How can we help children learn this lesson early? Dr. Jeff Klick, pastor and author, offers some insight into the history of forgiveness, what forgiveness is and isn’t and how we can teach our children the value of forgiving others.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 17, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace.

anger Eric Taylor presents 10 Ways to Nip Rude Behavior in the Bud posted at Nanny Care, saying, “There are a variety of reasons why your child may exhibit rude behavior from time to time, but these are 10 of the things you can do to stop impoliteness before it snowballs.”

depression

Rob Graumans presents Religion: The Beauty and Absurdity of Certainty | The Young Socrates posted at The Young Socrates.

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Ryan Costello presents Blog :: Dad Creek Without A Paddle posted at dad-creek-without-a-paddle.webnode.com, saying, “It’s funny how your perspective on life changes the closer you get to the birth of your first child. The thought of becoming a parent is at times very scary, but the thing I’m finding the most strange is how easy my outlook is changing. Read more: http://dad-creek-without-a-paddle.webnode.com/blog/” Graham Stoney presents How To Start Your Own Religion posted at Graham Stoney’s Personal Development Adventure, saying, “Starting your own religion is a great way to find that inner peace you long for, while stroking your ego all at the same time.” Denise Thompson presents How to Get Your Kids to Behave in a Restaurant posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “If you have dreams of having a top-notch dining experience with your brood in tow, there are measures you can take to help ensure that they behave well.” Kevin Giffin presents The Pros and Cons of Letting a Child Quit a Sport Midseason posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Involvement in team sports helps kids learn to work together, encourages physical activity over more sedentary pursuits and can give your child a sense of belonging when he’s accepted by his teammates.” Shelby Martin presents 4 Tips to Foster an Attitude of Sharing posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “From siblings to best friends, children have a difficult time learning to share. It is a concept that may not fully develop until late into grade school, if then. However, there are a few ways you can help your child develop an attitude of sharing.” Teri Jones presents How to Quit a Job and Secure a Good Reference posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “There are many reasons why a person would want to quit their job, though one of the more common reasons is a negative work environment. Life is too short to spend the majority of your days employed in a situation that isn’t fulfilling, is causing you stress or is making you unhappy.” Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Perfectionism posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “We are all taught from a young age that we have to be perfect. But there is no such thing as perfection. If you believe you have to wait until everything is just right, it can seriously impact your life in a negative way. Here are some tips to help.” Shelby Martin presents How to Get Your Children to Cooperate posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “From your toddler touching everything in sight to your teenager ignoring everything you tell her, children who don’t cooperate can be frustrating. Here are a few simple rules to follow to increase the amount of cooperation you get from your child.” Lisa Williams presents 15 Tips for Raising an Only Child posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Once upon a time, big families were the norm. These days, however, more parents are choosing to raise only children instead of having a large brood. Along with that decision comes the concern about what it means to raise an only child.” Jon Rhodes presents How To Quit Smoking posted at Free Hypnosis, saying, “Here is a great way to quit smoking for good. It’s all about giving yourself no “wiggle room”.”

relationships

David Thompsonn presents 10 Ways Fishing With Your Son is About More Than Fishing posted at Backup Care, saying, “The iconic image of a father and son fishing trip is one that’s ingrained into the collective cultural consciousness. Here are ten of the reasons why you should take your son fishing, and understand that you’re actually doing something far more important.”

social anxiety

Jana presents How To Put A Stop To Emotional Blackmail posted at Blog, saying, “It would seem that most of us have been playing emotional games since we were young~ but this creates more stress and tension in our lives, and in the lives of others. Here’s how to identify it and put a stop to it.” Kaylee Adams presents How to Prepare Your Kids for Attending a Funeral posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “For children, the funeral ceremony and visitation can be a scary and upsetting experience that makes dealing with the death of someone they care about even more traumatic.”

stress

John presents Become More Resilient: Improve Your Adversity Quotient posted at Fearless Men. Liz Shaw presents Create an Inspiration Box posted at Create a Brilliant Life, saying, “Create a bank of inspiration to help you through tough times.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 10, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

depression Nicole presents Finding Happiness From Within #31daymarch posted at Pretty Opinionated. Jana presents Are You Placing Your Happiness In The Future? posted at Blog, saying, “Happiness is always available in the now moment. But if we are not careful, when we begin forming a desire without being mindful, we may accidentally place our happiness sometime in the future when we are to ‘receive’ that which is wanted.”

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Bavly A. presents Happiness,success and true identity. -Blog Reviews | Life as we know it posted at Life as we know it. Liz Shaw presents What is Vital Gratitude? posted at Create a Brilliant Life. Alaina Morgan presents 15 Easy Things Parents Can Do To Increase Kid Cooperation posted at Nanny Babysitter, saying, “These tips can help you put your kids on a path to cooperation, reducing disputes and hard feelings.” Layla Martinez presents How to Nip Bedtime Battles in the Bud posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Being a parent means helping a child learn and grow, teaching him to make good decisions and instilling healthy lifestyle habits so that one day he will become an independent, self-sufficient adult. This requires affection, discipline, consistency and dedication on the part of the parent.” Arianna Lee presents How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Dinner Without Bribing Them with Dessert posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “Getting your picky little eater to clean his plate can be a tricky task.” Jon Rhodes presents Your Power to Choose posted at Free Hypnotherapy, saying, “Your free will is your God given power to choose. Without choice, you cannot mature as a human being or a spiritual being.” Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Insecurity posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Being insecure about yourself can hold you back and prevent you from achieving your best. Here are some tips to overcome insecurity and start living a happier more successful life.” Jessica Clark presents 24 Blogs with Things You Can Do to Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “As you age your brain begins to shrink naturally. One of the easiest ways to keep your brain sharp is to stay socially active, whether it’s in person or online.”

relationships

Kaylee Adams presents The Importance of Building Trust with a New Nanny posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Trust is a highly prized commodity. It is something that is not freely given, but rather earned, and in some cases hard won. When it comes to the care of your child, it is imperative that there is a strong bond of trust between you and your nanny.” Sharon Moore presents Avoiding Power Struggles with Your Kids posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Here are some tips on how to avoid these power struggles and enjoy more harmony with your child.”

stress

Rick Schiano presents God Is My Sufficiency posted at Ricks Victory Blog. Kaylee Adams presents How to Stop Grocery Store Meltdowns posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “While ordering your groceries online and having them delivered is certainly one option for moms who want to avoid incurring a grocery store meltdown when their toddler is in tow, in reality, that’s not always the most practical grocery shopping solution.” Tricia Clark presents 10 Ways To Calm Down Right Now posted at Your Chart, Illuminated, saying, “A list of 10 simple meditations/actions you can do to find peace right NOW.” Jeff Moore presents Raising Successful Teens Without Putting Too Much Pressure on Them to Perform posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “As a parent, the desire to see your children succeed is a natural one. There is a difference, however, between encouraging your kids to do their best and placing them under so much pressure that they resort to desperate measures in order to achieve success.” Lara Whitmore presents 101 Ways To Be A Kid Again posted at Live Creatively. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the March 3, 2013 edition of Finding Personal Peace. anger Shelby Martin presents 10 STEPS TO STOP YELLING AT YOUR KIDS posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “When you first become a parent, you look at your tiny baby and think there is no way you could ever get angry or yell at this beautiful tiny creature.”

depression

Sharon Moore presents What to Do When Your Nanny Doesn’t Agree with Your Discipline Decisions posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “By having an honest conversation about each person’s ideas and then agreeing on a plan to move forward, you can make the best choice for your child.” Alexander Skafte presents How to Overcome Negative Thinking – Evolve Beyond Limits posted at Evolve Beyond Limits, saying, “In this article I discuss how you can overcome negative thinking. I provide you with both mental and practical ways of becoming a happier person.”

other

Nigel Magowan presents Anxiety Disorder Treatment in Manchester posted at Manchester Psychotherapy, Counselling, NLP & Life Coaching, saying, “Information on psychotherapy, counselling, NLP, Life Coaching, mental health & self development related subjects from a Manchester Psychotherapist.” Rod Peeks presents Ruts posted at Finding Personal Peace. Jon Rhodes presents How Hypnotherapy Can Help with Change posted at Free Hypnotherapy, saying, “Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for change. In this article you can find out how hypnotherapy can help you change.” Brandon Yawa presents Truth and Dare Yourself to Success posted at Brandon Yawa, saying, “This blog teaches you how to consciously identify your happiness.”

relationships

Shaun Rosenberg presents How To Deal With The Fear Of Love (Philophobia) | Shaun Rosenberg posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Sometimes we will build invisible walls around ourselves in order to prevent ourselves from being hurt. But by embracing love we can greatly improve our own happiness and have a more enjoyable life.” Steve Jackson presents How to Know When You’re Ready to Have Kids and When You’re Not posted at Housekeeping, saying, “Few decisions in your life will be as important as the decision to have a child.”

social anxiety

Rod Peeks presents Self-Imposed Ghetto posted at Finding Personal Peace.

stress

Jana presents How to soothe out-of-alignment feelings::Wisdom Ink posted at Blog, saying, “Emotions are a normal part of our life~ and when we resist them by trying to not see them, or not feel them, oftentimes we unconsciously make the situation worse. How to soothe out-of-alignment feelings to come more into alignment with what is wanted in life.” Carter White presents 10 Ways to Avoid Fighting with Your Teen posted at Babysitting, saying, “During the tumultuous teenage years, these are 10 of the most reliable ways to avoid fighting with your child.” Rick Schiano presents Let Go, for Mental Peace posted at Ricks Victory Blog. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 24, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

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Hailey Jones presents Rude Things People Say to Parents and the Best Responses to Go with Them posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Unfortunately, when it comes to having a personal filter, many people don’t have one installed. Here are some of the rudest comments strangers make to parents in public, as well as their rudeness factor and the best responses to go with them.” John presents Fearless. Am I? posted at Fearless Men. Maryanne Williams presents 21 Blogs Using Acupressure to Improve Your Well-Being posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “Acupressure has been used for centuries as a means for treating the body and mind. You can do acupressure on yourself or have a specialist do it for you.”

relationships

Jeff Moore presents 21 Blogs Sharing Date Night Ideas posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Keeping the spark alive in your marriage is no easy task, but it’s an integral one for maintaining a happy marriage.” Cherry Liu presents 12 Secrets For Maintaining a Happy Marriage After Kids posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “While it’s no secret to any couple past the honeymoon stage that marriage requires work in order to be successful, it can come as a surprise to new parents just how much raising children changes the dynamic of a marriage.” Jon Rhodes presents How to Spot a Liar posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “Being able to spot when someone is lying is a great skill we can all acquire. Find out here how to spot when someone is lying.”

social anxiety

Lena Ameri presents The Shy Person’s Guide to Parties – Liveit! Magazine posted at Liveit! Magazine, saying, “We all have some sort of party anxiety; some more severe than others. Parties should be fun activities. A chance to unwind and let loose, while also being a great opportunity to meet new people and make productive connections. To bring out your inner social butterfly and start enjoying parties, here is the shy person’s guide to parties.”

stress

Jana presents Finding Peace In Our Day-To-Day LivesWisdom Ink posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “How To Find Peace In Our Day-To-Day Lives” Denise Thompson presents 10 Ways to Calm Your Fussy Baby in the Middle of the Night posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Here are some tried and true techniques to calm your fussy baby, though you should keep in mind that all babies are different.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 17, 2013 edition of finding personal peace. Jacqueline presents being heard: one of our greatest human needs posted at my heart looks like your heart. SteveMX88@HotMail.com presents My Method for Overcoming Being Paralyzed By Fear posted at Personal Development for Conscious Creation, saying, “Here is a great article that I’ve wrote about overcoming being paralyzed by Fear. I want to share it with you and I hope that you enjoy it! Steve”

other

Elisabeth Wright presents A Guy’s Guide to Breaking Up with Your Girlfriend on Valentine’s Day posted at Vitamins and Minerals, saying, “Breaking up on Valentine’s Day is high up on the list of things never to do. Nevertheless, sometimes life calls for drastic measures and an odious deed must be done.” Shaun Rosenberg presents How To Live Stress Free And Happy! | Shaun Rosenberg posted at Shaun Rosenberg, saying, “Happiness eludes too many people. Here are some ways to improve your life and your level of happiness.” Martin presents Declaring social bankruptcy or: I can’t take it anymore posted at introvert-success.com.

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Relationships are a Team Sport posted at Finding Personal Peace. Michelle Brown presents 10 Ways to Make a First Date the Best Date Ever posted at Nanny, saying, “No matter how old you are, there’s something simultaneously exciting and terrifying about each and every first date.” Sydney Bell presents 10 Ways to Test Who You’re Really Chatting With Online posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “Online dating is a legitimate way of meeting and establishing relationships with open and honest people, but there is a slight chance that you’ll come across a huckster or two before you meet your intended.”

stress

Jon Rhodes presents What Is Hypnotherapy? posted at Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, saying, “Hypnotherapy is great for relieving stress. This article shows you what hypnotherapy actually is.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 10, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

anger

Jana presents How To Manage An Emotional Breakdown posted at Wisdom Ink.

other

Rod Peeks presents What will You Give Up for Lent? posted at Finding Personal Peace.

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Relationships – You Have Great Power posted at Finding Personal Peace.

stress

Jon Rhodes presents How To Do Self Hypnosis posted at The Guide To Hypnosis, saying, “This article shows you how to do self hypnosis. This is a great tool to help you develope as an individual and relieve stress.” That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Welcome to the February 9, 2013 edition of finding personal peace.

relationships

Rod Peeks presents Relationships – COP AN ATTITUDE! posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Relationships – Fight or Forgive? posted at Finding Personal Peace. Rod Peeks presents Relationships – No Man is an Island posted at Finding Personal Peace. That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of finding personal peace using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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