Saturday, February 28, 2009

Advice for Women from Women - February 2009

Welcome to the February 28, 2009 edition of advice for women from women. For those of you returning, you've probably noticed the new layout. Actually, I've moved the blog carnival, so please note the new URL. Anyway, on with the carnival...

Again, this is a pretty full blog carnival with a lot of inspiration and good advice to help us all in these trying times. I hope you enjoy reading all the entries and see you next month.


Kakie presents Is your home a soft place to land? posted at Bur Bur & Friends: Community Park, saying, "Sometimes creating a place where kids can make mistakes and learn from them ought to start at home. Here is a story where one mom helped her daughter do just that."

Catherine VanWetter presents FAMILY MATTERS the Soul of a Family posted at Online Wellness: A Safe Haven, saying, "Catherine VanWetter, MSW, will introduce you to a different way of looking at inherent problems and solutions within family systems. Online Wellness Association provides a safe platform for online practitioners and clients."

Debt Free Destiny presents 10 Free Ways to Show Your Family Love posted at Debt Free Destiny.

Dog Lover presents Dog Owner Guide posted at Dog Owner Guide, saying, "With the recession, why pay hundreds or thousands of dollars on a home security system when good ole Fido can be trained to be a good watch dog!"

Becca Glouzstein presents How to Feel Positive Towards your Partner posted at Inspiration for Mothers . Com.

Katherine Murphy presents Special Memories with My Mother and Daughter posted at Beginner Baby Blog, saying, "A single oyster in the rain. Find joy in the little things in life."

Erika presents The Island Of Ibiza posted at Visiting Spanish Speaking Countries, saying, "Among the hottest tourist destinations in Spain is the island of Ibiza. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea about 80 kilometers off the Spanish coast, it is one of the Balearic Islands."

Shortcut Sleuth presents Surviving Family Road Trips posted at Shortcut Sleuth, saying, "This article includes some great tips to make your next family road trip run smoothly!"

Kathy McBain presents Marriage Finances - Don't Let Them Ruin You posted at MY LIL RED DRESS, saying, "Money, or the lack of it, causes a lot of problems in today's relationships. Work with your spouse so that financial arguments don't ruin your relationship."

Joy presents Work at Home Moms - Finding Time for Yourself posted at More4kids.

Olivia Jain presents Identical Triplets - Three Bundles Of Joy posted at Pregnancy, saying, "Triplets occur in one of every eight thousand live births"


Jennie presents How to Lose Your Fat Butt - Part One posted at Free Women's Fitness, saying, "A great series of article on how to finally lose that fat butt!"


Jacquelyn presents Are You Eating Right During Pregnancy? posted at - Wise Parenting Guide, saying, "When you are pregnant, it is only natural to be plagued with various questions about the food you eat. Check out the common questions pregnant women are faced with."

Julena presents Organic Skin Care on a Budget posted at Organic Makeup and Skin Care, saying, "This is a list of tips for keeping your organic skin care on a budget."

Aparna presents Beauty and emotions - kinship between them posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "Beauty isn’t skin-deep. This saying is true as far as our health and looks are concerned. Emotions rule our life and have a powerful effect on our health. There are two types of emotions viz. positive and negative. Positive emotions enhance the beauty of the face, whereas pessimistic ones lessen it."

Tanya Zafino presents Cure Acne With the Zafino Method posted at The Tragedy of the Female Acne Sufferer, saying, "Natural acne cure blog"

Lynn Wilson presents For love or funny: Nasal Lavage posted at For love or funny, saying, "Spring is on its way. Try nasal lavage to alleviate those nasty allergies."

Dianne M. Buxton presents Children's Bedding and Flame Retardants In Bedding - Baby Boomers Too posted at Baby Boomers and Menopause, saying, "Advice on avoiding health issues due to contaminants in bedding."

Biotunes presents Is the main purpose of chemotherapy to make you miserable posted at Bioblog by Biotunes.

Kathryn presents Causes of Menstrual Spotting posted at Kathryn Vercillo on HubPages, saying, "Tips on figuring out whether menstrual spotting should be of concern."

Cory presents Exercising in a Recession posted at Eating Healthy, saying, "Thinking that exercise is too expensive is no excuse to avoid it. Here are some tips to get good, fun exercise for cheap."

Mary Milagro presents Plums-A More Powerful Friend to Your Diet Than the Blueberry? posted at Mary Had a Little Health Blog.

Money & Finances

Silicon Valley Blogger presents 2009 Economic Stimulus Package: Obama’s Plan For Your Money? Tax Cuts and Spending posted at The Digerati Life.

Koh Kim presents How to start off right in a bad economy posted at slice of koh, saying, "This is a mini-guide for those just starting out on their own after college."

Carrie presents Master Shopping Lists posted at Less is More.

The Smarter Wallet presents Charting Stock Movements With Fibonacci Trading Techniques posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Abigail Perry presents How to deal with debt collectors posted at i pick up pennies, saying, "A useful set of rules for dealing with calls and other attempts by debt collection agencies."

Astrid Lee presents Suze Orman posted at World Healing, saying, "Article on advice by Suze Orman, the popular TV adviser on personal finance and about how get out of debt. Article also contains video show where she talks about how to determine how much to give to charities..."


Shawnee Rivers presents 14 Kids, 8 Babies, 3 Fingers, 1 Parent: The Math Of Nadya Suleman posted at Kinsanity - Real Life Family Dysfunction, saying, "Yup, talking about the mother of those octuplets."

Emma presents What it takes to teach a toddler feed himself, part 2 posted at Baby-Log, saying, "In two words, patience and creativity is what you'll need the most to help your toddler learn to feed himself."

Tracey presents Each One is Different posted at GIRLS TO GROW.

Hning presents Darah: Hers posted at Hning, saying, "A story about coming of age, becoming women, and motherhood. My mother is still my favorite story teller. Hope you enjoy reading it."

Shen-Li Lee presents Discipline and a Two Year Old posted at Babylicious.

Amanda CMJ presents The Daily “To Do” List for Pregnancy posted at Extra (Hour)dinary Parenting, saying, "a comprehensive list on pregnancy - because there is so much to keep up with!"


Josanne Anthony presents Someday Never Comes posted at Bathrobe Therapy, saying, ""Someday" needs to start today, because "someday" will never come."

GP presents Lessons from the Frontier House posted at Manely Montana, saying, "Life lessons from The Frontier House"

Aetius Romulous presents Everyone’s a Winner, on Biggest Loser… posted at ScreamBucket.

Carole Gold presents Can Government Fix This? posted at Carole Gold, saying, "We're really good at seeing behind the illusion, so here's how we women can get all of us through this economic and societal transition."


Victoria presents Tips to Update Your Wardrobe - On a Budget posted at Stiletto Beauty, saying, "It’s that time of year again – spring. The time of all things new, spring cleaning, purging your life of the unwanted clutter, including in your wardrobe, out with the old, in with the new."

TherapyDoc presents Ingrid Michaelson Versus Steve Harvey posted at Everyone Needs Therapy, saying, "Do you really have to dress up to keep your guy? Depends upon who you ask. I'd ask a woman."

Margaret Garcia presents Women in Science: 50 Must Read Bloggers posted at Phlebotomy Technician Schools.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Facebook Face Off? posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Alessia presents Puppies, Kittens & Vampires, Oh My! posted at Relationship Underarm Stick, saying, "We humans want, crave, unconditional love and acceptance — but we’re pretty unrealistic in the terms."

Mac presents Top Tips To Finding L.O.V.E posted at Actorlicious.

Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice) presents Declutter Your Life for Simple Living posted at Homemaker Barbi, saying, "Do you ever wish you could declutter your life to have less stress? Learn how to deliberately simplify your life to give you more free time, less stress, and more of what you want with less of what you don’t."

Mert Erkal presents There's No Mr. Perfect! posted at, saying, "The sooner you realize this, the sooner you can find Mr. Close-Enough-To-Perfect."

Raily Arena presents Steps on How to Get an Ex Boyfriend Back in a Right Way posted at How to Find Phone Number.

Marsha Hudnall presents Self-Esteem Vs Self-Acceptance posted at A Weight Lifted.

Bustabitch presents Bustabitch - About Me posted at Bustabitch: the journey of a black woman in America, saying, " Join the Movement. Never let a bitch know that you are hip to their game"

julie presents Best Foods for Healthy and Beautiful Skin posted at Healthtrition Beauty and Health.

Heather Levin presents This One's For The Girls: Green Your Period posted at The Greenest Dollar, saying, "It might be a taboo subject to some, but here are some strategies we can use to make our period more eco-friendly."

Pregnancy Hut presents Essential Newborn Baby Supplies to Have On-hand posted at Pregnancy Calendar, saying, "Expecting a new addition to your family can be both an exciting and stressful time in your life. There are many things you'll need to do to prepare for"

Vicky presents Alternative Wedding Meal Options posted at Affordable Wedding Planning, saying, "The wedding meal can be one of the most frustrating parts of a wedding to plan. Some people have food allergies; while others can't eat a particular food"

Riversider presents 85 Ways To Build Community posted at Broadgate Is Great.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of advice for women from women using our carnival submission form.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Advice for Women from Women - Mid-February 2009

Welcome to the February 15, 2009 edition of advice for women from women.


Fiona Lohrenz presents Encouraging Diversity At Day Care posted at Child Care Only.

Shen-Li Lee presents 5 Ways to Raise a Smart Kid posted at Babylicious.