Thursday, April 30, 2009

Advice for Women from Women - April 2009

Welcome to the April 30, 2009 edition of advice for women from women. It is a lovely day here, but it's tempting to just stay indoors and read through the great posts for this edition. I think you'll find a little something for everyone, so I hope you enjoy reading the posts as much as I did!


Patricia Turner presents 99 iPhone Apps for the Best, Brightest, and Brainiest Kids posted at Ultrasound Technician Schools.

Shamelle presents 8 Common Mistakes Made, After A Mistake Was Made posted at Enhance Life.

Shawn M. Driscoll presents What's Your Story? posted at Shawn Driscoll.

English Subject presents How to Improve Your English Grammar posted at English Tutorial, saying, "For many people, grammar is the hardest part of the English language to understand."


Vicky presents How to Save Money on Your Wedding Rings posted at Affordable Wedding Planning, saying, "For most people, the words "Las Vegas Wedding" conjure up images of eloping couples speeding through the desert to get married without anyone knowing, or weddings that aren't even remembered until a sobering realization the next morning."

Raising Whiskers presents What to Do if Your Cat Runs Away - Get Your Cat Back posted at Cat Care Tips, saying, "There is nothing worse than losing a loved pet."

Kim Staudenraus presents Spread to thin posted at Kim Staudenraus . com, saying, "Women tend to think we are "super women" and can do it all. But so many times we just spread ourselves too thin. What is the cost?"

Rebekah presents In Praise of Going Backwards posted at Battle of the Sexes, saying, "My blog entries are about family, relationships, our various roles as women, and other topics I have learned through self-discovery"

Margaret Garcia presents 100 Genealogy Resources to Discover Your Ancestry posted at Phlebotomy Technician Schools.

Renee V. Rouse presents Family Meals for Under $5 posted at Frugal-Living-Skills Blog.

Terry Holliday presents Creative Connection with Grandchildren posted at My Creativity Blog, saying, "So many women are long distance grandmothers. This article will give women some creative ideas on how to stay connected to their grandchildren. If you are not a grandmother, you can use the ideas with your children, nieces, or nephew."


Victoria presents Shoe-spiration posted at Stiletto Beauty.

hmcmcd presents Hollywood's Wrinkle Treatment? posted at Star Fashion Addict, saying, "Frownies: Celebrity wrinkle treatment? Botox on a budget? We tried it out, here is what we found."

Wendy Greer presents Laura Ashley Mid Season Sale Up to 50% off! posted at UK Shopping Catalogue, saying, "Online Shopping is a great way to take the hassle from trudging round the shops - and the fact that Laura Ashley has a great sale on at the moment - why go anywhere else?"


thebarefootbadger presents How to Commute by Bicycle and Still Look Good for Work posted at The Barefoot Badger, saying, "Bicycle commuting poses some logistical challenges for looking presentable at work. Here are a few of our suggestions for looking fabulous after spinning your own wheels to work."

Nancy Miller presents 100 Best Blogs for Healthy, Home-Cooked Meals posted at Pharmacy Technician Certification.


Karin Le Blanc presents Losing Weight Can Be Fun - 5 Simple Activities to Get Healthy and Have Fun posted at Cranendonck Coaching.

Erika Collin presents 50 Useful Facebook Apps for Healthy Living and Self Improvement posted at Healthcare Administration Degree.

Toni presents Pregnancy aches and fixes posted at Wifely Steps, saying, "You're not alone when it comes to feeling some aches and pains during pregnancy. Here are some fixes that worked for me."

Jasmin Dalton presents Teen Pregnancy posted at jasmin dalton.

Mikkal Travvis presents How To Start An Organic Garden posted at Organic Health.

Erika Collin presents 100 Best Wellness Blogs for Women posted at Masters in Health Care.

Cory presents Coping With Seasonal Allergies posted at Eating Healthy, saying, "As Spring comes upon us, many will begun suffering seasonal allergies."

Sue Thomson presents Simple Way To Keep Your Colon Clean and Healthy posted at Colon Cleanse Products and Constipation Treatments.

Pregnancy Hut presents Introducing Your Dog to Your New Baby posted at Pregnancy Calendar, saying, "If you're a die-hard dog lover, you've got to be prepared for the fact that bringing home a baby will have a huge impact on the relationship you and your pooch share."

Pregnancy Advisor presents How To Choose A Pregnancy Doctor posted at Pregnancy Advisor, saying, "It is important to be under the care of a qualified pregnancy doctor."

Sam presents Headache Cures! posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "Headaches, like the common cold, are a familiar medical problem. No one is perfectly sure what causes them, and there is no single, sure-fire cure. Science has identified many causes and triggers for headaches. Both folklore and medical professionals offer ways to soothe and alleviate the symptoms. Perhaps you, too, are looking for the solution for your headaches."

Farid presents Taking the Mystery Out Of Moisturizers posted at Skin Beauty Blog, saying, "Using a moisturizer is one of the most important parts of a skin care regimen, and it is also one of the parts that are understood the most poorly. People are mystified by moisturizer, and don't know what kind to use, how much to use, when to use it, and whether they should use it or not. All of those are perfectly valid questions, and beyond the scope of a single post. However, by understanding why we need these products, and how and who should use them, we can start to demystify this product category a little bit."

Heather Levin presents Diva Cup Product Review posted at The Greenest Dollar, saying, "Most women dont' think about the waste caused by pads and tampons each month. Learn why the Diva Cup is an eco friendly, healthy, frugal, and fabulous alternative to traditional pads and tampons."

Heartstrong presents Which Sugar is Worse – Fructose or Glucose? posted at Healthy Hearts with Heartstrong.

Jessica Nagel presents Eating Water Based Food posted at Sustainable Halo, saying, "Jessica writes about simple healthy eating at Sustainable Halo!"

Extremebody presents Time No Longer an Excuse with Ten Minute Trainer posted at Ten Minute Trainer, saying, "When we get in a rut of being unfit, we make excuses for our own behavior. We all do it and we rarely realize what we are doing. These excuses may seem totally valid when we are in the act of self-sabotage. Maybe we have a twinge of pain in our shoulder that we think should excuse us from exercise. More often than not, however, the excuse is lack of time. Ten Minute Trainer takes this excuse away from you and makes you take action."

Flax Matters presents Omega 3 Fatty Acids and the Heart posted at Omega 3 Fatty Acids and the Heart, saying, "The mechanisms by which omega 3 fatty acids reduce CVD risk remain under investigation. However, research to date suggests that ALA, EPA and DHA can lower risk of mortality from heart disease. The omega 3"s can reduce the chance of uncontrolled heart rhythms and developing fatal blood clots, two major causes of heart disease deaths. Omega 3's, therefore, lower the chances that heart attacks will be fatal"

OrganicBabyWearhouse presents "Organic" Is More Than Just Edibles posted at Organic Baby Wearhouse, saying, "When we tell people about Organic Baby Wearhouse, all too often the response is "How are clothes even organic" or "How is organic any better than regular baby clothing". More and more people are beginning to accept and embrace organic foods, but when it comes to clothing there is often a disconnect. Many just don't understand the problems with traditionally produced clothing and the benefits (health and environmental) of organic baby clothing."

Money & Finances

Victoria Jennings presents Using Social Media To Find A Job posted at Job Search, saying, "Facebook, Myspace, and other social media can be useful in finding a job."

The Budgeter presents Four Steps To Create A Guilt-Free Budget posted at Keep Your Cash, saying, "A brief rundown on how to create a guilt-free budget"

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Prevent Identity Theft: Some Credit Report Monitoring Services and Options posted at The Digerati Life.

The Smarter Wallet presents Investing In The Stock Market? Rules To Help You Sleep At Night posted at The Smarter Wallet.


Fiona Lohrenz presents Tips For Storytime posted at Child Care Only.

Ilona Siller presents Top 10 things people who are NOT parents should NEVER tell PARENTS posted at top10mama.

Meaghan Montrose presents Dealing with ADHD: Treatment posted at Colleen Palat.

Tisha Tolar presents Press Release: Empowering Mom Blog Gearing up To Celebrate Mom in the Month of May - Monday Giveaways! posted at Empowering Mom.


Daylle Deanna Schwartz presents Is Your Life an Adventure? posted at Lessons from a Recovering DoorMat, saying, "Life is special every day when you allow it to be. Make your life an adventure and you'll enjoy it a lot more!"

Becca Glouzstein presents Inspiring your Children posted at Inspiration for Mothers . Com, saying, "What does 'inspiring' our children mean? How can we act as an inspiration to them and lift them up?"

Kathleen Gaga presents Getting "hooked" helps you grow spiritually posted at Daily Awareness, saying, "It is during the times life offers up incredible challenges that the greatest test of our level of gratitude is experienced"

Rani presents Prayer of the Week- Jesus' Surprises posted at Christ's Bridge.


julie presents Dry Skin Care Tips posted at Healthtrition Beauty and Health.

America001 presents Visiting The Wisconsin Dells posted at Traveling In America, saying, "A great family trip for Midwesterners is a visit to the Wisconsin Dells."

Feed me Cheesy presents Where do we Find Love? (if we don't have a partner) posted at Feed me Cheesy, saying, "It's often stereotyped that we need a partner for love. Here's an article explaining where else can we find it in our lives. :)"

Aparna presents Natural remedies for dark circles around your eyes posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "Dark circles around your eyes. How unsightly they look and even your best dress and layers of make-up sometimes does not quite succeed in concealing them! Blame it on your genes or your lifestyle, but, you cannot deny the fact that these are a blot on your beauty. And they become more prominent as you age. dark circlesLet’s just debunk some of the myths as well as unearth some of the facts about the causes of these ‘panda eyes’"

Shiv Dravid presents VAGINAS CAN SPEAK posted at The Viewspaper.

Spanish Kit presents Basic Job Search Expressions Spanish to English Translation posted at Learn Spanish Blog, saying, "If you're searching for a job, being bilingual can be a big asset. But you aren't fluently bilingual yet, you'll need to learn some common expressions used in finding a job in the English speaking world."

agollop presents Sticky Computers posted at

Suzanne presents A friend in need is a friend indeed posted at Without Dash.

Elaine at Lipstickdaily presents Stubble Trouble posted at, saying, "BFFs Kate and Elaine's thoughts on careers, sex, beauty and parenting. Do you have stubble trouble?"

Mina Irfan presents How to Attract and Keep a Mate: The First 7 Steps posted at The Universe Guru, saying, "I have used the Law of Attraction to find my ideal partner. I would love to share my story and secrets with other women."

Marriage Guru presents Successful Marriage - Divorce - Fairy Tale Marriage posted at How To Stay Married Happily Ever After, saying, "The divorce rate may be high, but many are still able to be happily married for the rest of their lives."

Kellen Von Houser presents Kellevision: We Teach People How to Treat Us posted at Kellevision, saying, "How we treat ourselves teaches others how to treat us. If we treat ourselves with respect, we communicate to others that we are worthy of respect."

Erika presents Overview Of Peru posted at Visiting Spanish Speaking Countries, saying, "Peru is a great place to visit."

Jade Meng presents Enjoy Cooking, Enjoy Life posted at Dream of Jade, saying, "If you really love life, cooking can be relaxing and fun. You can really taste pleasure in cooking as well as in eating. Life is a feast, especially sharing with persons that you love. Enjoy cooking, enjoy life."

Aetius Romulous presents The Dating Game posted at ScreamBucket.

Anu Siva presents Employment Connections: Should You Make Them When Pregnant? posted at, saying, "It is important to form employment connections when job hunting. But if you are pregnant, you might want to think twice about it. This article examines the issue from key angles."

Kela Price presents Babies after age 35 posted at blended family soap opera.

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Advice for Women from Women - Mid April 2009

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


Shawn M. Driscoll presents Making Peace With Time posted at Shawn Driscoll.

Fiona Lohrenz presents Ideas For Day Care Activities And Games posted at Child Care Only.


Dana presents Are women held back by “sucking sound” of their infants? posted at Principled Discovery, saying, "[This isn't advice, just opinion. If it doesn't fit, please disregard and sorry!]"

Erika presents Dominican Republic Travel Guide posted at Visiting Spanish Speaking Countries, saying, "Although you may not have heard much about it, the Dominican Republic is a lively place to go on your vacation"

Julie presents Parenting Tips for a Better and Stronger Marriage posted at More4kids, saying, "Will those parenting skills that work on your kids work on your husband?"

Cyndi presents Another Simple Way to Release Stress Now posted at Evolution Ezine?Evolution Ezine - Collect your free mind power and self growth gifts, saying, "Feeling down and need a fast way to turn it around? This article gives you a step by step FREE method to improve your mood and decrease negative side affects instantly. It takes very little time and the rewards are endless."

Kakie presents Nature Deficit Disorder: Leave No Child Inside posted at Bur Bur & Friends: Community Park, saying, "Lack of outdoor play can have serious ramifications for the future health of our children."

Raising Whiskers presents Big Cat Games - Cat Games - Mouse Play - Cat Play posted at Cat Care Tips, saying, "If you want to improve the mental and physical prowess of your cat, you should try playing some big cat games with her."

Margaret Garcia presents 100 Fun, Healthy and (Mostly) Free Family Activities posted at Ultrasound Technician Schools.

Margaret Garcia presents 100 Green Mom Resources and Blogs posted at Comments on: Top 100 Diet and Fitness Blogs.

Emma presents Teaching a toddler to sleep alone: an unexpected turn posted at Baby-Log.


thebarefootbadger presents Finding Time for Exercise and Play posted at The Barefoot Badger, saying, "When life gets busy, exercise can be the first thing we cut out of our schedule. But that's a really bad idea, and here's why."


Farid presents Strivectin- The Anti Wrinkle Technology posted at Strivectin- The Anti Wrinkle Technology, saying, "Strivectin, which is an anti wrinkle cream, is a technological breakthrough from the Klein-Becker research laboratories."

Ashley Cook presents The Relation Between Anxiety & Depression & How To Overcome It posted at Anxiety Go Away, saying, "Anxiety and depression can feed off of each other."

Carole Fogarty presents Boost Your Energy Now: posted at THE HEALTHY LIVING LOUNGE, saying, "Low energy, exhaustion and fatigue are at epidemic levels. Now is not the time to suck it in, grit your teeth, clench your fists and press on. Get wise and stop or dramatically reduce all unecessary energy drains. It’s time to get clever and start rebuilding your personal energy levels now."

Kylie presents Patient Gagging & Your Plastic Surgeon? posted at Kylie, saying, "Patient Gagging! Why some plastic surgeons and dermatologists don't want you looking for information about their laser clinic or medical spa online."

Asheesh presents Pregnancy Spotting - It Can Be A Warning Sign posted at Pregnancy Advisor, saying, "Pregnancy spotting can be a form of implantation bleeding as well as a sign of danger."

Maggie Mayer presents Blah Blah Blog... posted at Wedding Thrift., saying, "How to stay sane while planning your wedding, or any big event in your life!"

Farid presents AcneInformation101? Acne Facts and Acne Treatments posted at Acne Facts, saying, "Let's start by understanding some key acne facts... Acne is a skin condition marked by inflammatory outbreaks, consisting of lesions and cysts that result from the blockage of hair follicles and pores, which in turn can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, your body's hormonal balance and changes in hormone levels, skin irritation, stress, hyperactive sebaceous glands, the accumulation of dead skin cell's on the surface of skin, bacteria in skin pores, use of certain medications, and even exposure to certain chemicals. Many people associate diet and acne, because diet can also play a role as a cause"

Farid presents Anti-Aging Skin Care posted at Collagen and Its Effects on Wrinkles, saying, "Collagen is a long, fibrous structural protein that makes up the extracellular matrix that supports most tissues and gives cells their external structure. It's also found inside certain cells, also helping to support and bolster structure. Collagen is a strong material and makes up parts like ligaments, tendons, and is even a part of our bones and teeth."

Angela presents What Products Are Best For Adult Acne? posted at The Acne Scar & Skincare Source, saying, "A quick review on what products help with the many signs of aging in women, acne and wrinkles."

Randy Powell presents Natural Health Through Living Foods posted at High Alkaline Diet blog.

Maureen Oliver presents Weight Loss Thru Hypnosis - Is it Possible? posted at Weight Loss Hypnosis Hub, saying, "Weight loss thru hypnosis has shown itself to be very successful in helping people lose weight. Not only that, unlike most other weight loss methods, it actually results in keeping the weight off long term."

Money & Finances

Billeater presents 5 Money Saving Secrets Grocery Stores Don't Want You to Know posted at Billeater.

Destroy Debt presents Good Til The Last Drop: Use it Before You Throw it In the Trash posted at Destroy Debt.

Abigail Perry presents What's in your bills? posted at i pick up pennies, saying, "I thought I had nixed all extraneous fees. But during a routine bill check, I found a way to save almost $100 a year. When was the last time you scoured your expenses?"

Silicon Valley Blogger presents How To Make A Budget In 10 Easy Steps posted at The Digerati Life.

The Smarter Wallet presents Budget Your Money and Control Your Spending Using This Simple System posted at The Smarter Wallet.

My Cool Mommy presents 10 Cool Sites To Help You Save Money posted at MyCoolMommy.


Era Sundar presents Marching Orders posted at Todays Thought.

Debbie Dragon presents US Moms Guiltier Than Moms in France posted at Empowering Mom.

Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice) presents 10 Ways to Entertain a Sick Child posted at Homemaker Barbi, saying, "10 Ways to Entertain a Sick Child: Guest poster Tracey shares her time-tested methods."


Carole Gold presents Christ Consciousness posted at Carole Gold, saying, "E-mail, Passover and Good Friday...and the link that ties them all together."

Rani presents Prayer of the Week- Life of Righteousness posted at Christ's Bridge.


Victoria presents Pamper Yourself with (Home) Spa Treatments posted at Stiletto Beauty Online.

Nancy Miller presents Going Against the Act of Aging posted at Physical Therapy Assistant Schools.

Juliet Chase presents Learning to take healthy risks posted at 7 Green Stairs.

Jenny Jen presents Designer Snuggie posted at, saying, "I love my Snuggie, I wore it every day during the winter and spilled all kinds of food on the poor blanket with sleeves, but just when my old Snuggie started looking stained and faded, another Snuggie came out!"

Farid presents Benefits of Mineral Makeup: posted at Benefits of Mineral Makeup, saying, "Mineral makeup has been gaining popularity among women since the past few years. Thus, dermatologists, and makeup artists around the world are giving a boost to the sales of mineral makeup by 60 %. Therefore, many people are keen to know the components of such a makeup and the reasons why it has gained incredible popularity."

Caterina Christakos presents Bra Fitting Guide posted at Stillagirl Beauty Advice.

Talk Prom Dresses presents How to Buy the Perfect Little Black Dress posted at Prom Dresses, saying, "Unlike other fashion trends that come and go, the little black dress has stood the test of time."

Pat Evans presents Help For Menopausal Mood Swings - How I Stopped Them posted at Lifes Instructions.

julie presents Sexy Celebrity Style Makeup Tips posted at Healthtrition Beauty and Health.

Vicky presents Save Money with a Las Vegas Wedding posted at Affordable Wedding Planning, saying, "A Vegas wedding can be less expensive than a traditional wedding."

Ashley Cook presents Choosing a Civil Wedding Officiant posted at Frugal Girl, saying, "Contrary to popular opinion, not everyone wants a large church wedding"

CBCreations presents The Art of Chivalry from a Woman's Point of View posted at Measure of All Things.

Marjorie Morgan presents A profile of Heather Swan, BASEjumper posted at GO! Girls Outdoors, saying, "This is a profile of Heather Swan, a world record holding BASEjumper and Wingsuit BASEjumper. I interviewed Heather for my website, GO! Girls Outdoors, and she had some interesting things to say about being a woman in an extremely male-dominated environment."

Aparna presents Bhramari Pranayam posted at Beauty & Personality Grooming, saying, "Besides having a profound effect on ears, nose, eyes and mouth, it enlivens your looks; improves the glamour of the face. Its benefits do not end here - it improves one’s concentration levels, relieves migraine pains, reduces stress and mental agitation, hypertension, and successfully combats and helps prevent many a disease. Practice of Bhramari is beneficial for pregnant women."

Elaine presents Is Your Betty Ready? posted at, saying, "Hilarious and smart! Lipstickdaily is BFFs Kate and Elaine's thoughts on parenting, career, family, sex, shopping and laughing while juggling their crazy and wonderful lives. A daily dose of: Funny Observations, Crazy Situations (asked to sit down at an Eagles Rock Concert???), Product Reviews and lots of honest discussion that you can only discuss with your closes friend. You'll be hooked........."

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Does Your Guilt Spring Eternal? posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Gina presents Stop Waiting - Prince Charming Does Not Exist! posted at Bajan Love Notes, saying, "Prince Charming does NOT exist! There is no such thing as the perfect man or the perfect ONE who fits into our lives perfectly. Men are just as flawed and dysfunctional as we are."

Victoria Jennings presents Truth About European Men posted at Time To Get Married, saying, "The pros and cons of marrying a European man."

Aetius Romulous presents It’s Spring, and ‘Luke’ is in the Air… posted at ScreamBucket.

Ash_the_Wondercat presents Spring Resolutions: Out with the Negative posted at Shiny Purple Cats, saying, "This spring, take time to purge negativity out of your life so you can step out and shine during the budding season."

Suzanne presents Get your sexy back posted at Without Dash.

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