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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

February '07 edition of The Healthy & Fit Family Carnival

Hello, there! Thanks for visiting this edition of the Healthy & Fit Family Carnival. I am so glad to be hosting and am happy to have you stop by.

Since healthy eating is an important factor in having a healthy family, several entries relate to food.

More4Kids wants to help you choose the right foods to boost your child's brain activity at crucial times during the day. Included is helpful information detailing not only what to feed your child but also what to avoid giving to your child.

Kate of Babylune, creator of this carnival, extends an interesting challenge to help you get your 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily - eat the alphabet!

Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket also promotes eating foods that are close to their natural roots and ponders whether all of the food nutrition labeling is disabling to us.

If, after reading the nutrition label, you have sworn off of French fries because of their general lack of nutritional value, visit Kathy Maister's Start Cooking blog to find Emerils’ recipe for baked French fries, sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Here at The Porch Light, I offer an easier way for moms to achieve family togetherness over dinner and provide a delicious recipe for Tex Mex Steak Burritos to get you started.

But why should you put in the effort to have a family dinner? Lisa Mitchell of Let's Talk Babies provides us with several good reasons for eating together as a family.

After that wonderful family dinner, take the advice of Refrigerator Raid: have fun with your kids and play the pounds away.

If you are interested in a more organized type of family activity, head over to Scribbit and take the time to read Michelle's story of running together as a family. I gained several ideas for new avenues to explore in my quest for family fitness.

If you are a new or nursing mother, you probably are not ready for strenuous exercise. has ideas and tips for tailoring your exercise to meet your special needs.

Lastly, in a different yet interesting vein, My Self Development explains why you should help your child become an optimist instead of a pessimist.

That is all for this month's edition. I think this carnival included some very helpful and interesting information, and I appreciate having had the opportunity to share these articles with you.

The next edition of this carnival will be published on March 6 and will be hosted by Thrifty Mommy. Submissions are now open for the March edition and will remain open until March 4. Why don't you consider sharing your thoughts and ideas?

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scribbit said...

Thanks for including me in such a good list of entries.

Revka said...

You are quite welcome, Michelle. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your entry and had visited your blog before this carnival. Your SEO tips and Technorati tips were both a great help to me. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment.

The New Parent said...

Hey, a nice list. Many of the parents I know say their kids won't eat very much of anything at this ponit (3-4 y.o.) Thankfully, my little girl loves to eat everything (laugh)! So when we go on a car trip we pack 5 different kinds of dried fruits along with the other foods. I've actually learned to like dried fruits too. She likes to pick through the dried fruits and name them.

knowhimwell said...

Great job Revka! I knew you could do it.

Lisa said...

Great job on the carnival. Thank you for including me.

Revka said...

Thank you, Lisa, both for your kind comment and for participating. Your post contributed to an excellent carnival.

Yes, Frank, I agree that this was a good carnival. None of my girls are picky eaters, either, which makes things easier. I like your idea about taking dried fruit on trips. Yum!

Thank you, Karen! I enjoyed hosting this carnival again.

Kate said...

Revka, this is a great summary and a fab collection of posts this month. I found something helpful and positive in each of the posts.

Revka said...

Thanks, Kate, I really appreciate that - particularly since you sponsor this carnival! I think it helps that you changed the frquency from weekly to monthly. You definitely have more entries from which to choose. :) I look forward to next month's edition at Thrifty Mommy.

Raymmmondo said...

Interesting blog!

And I dunno how to play (this kind of) "tag" but I got here from a recommendation on:

The New Parent


Revka said...

Raymmmondo, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your nice comment. I'm glad you like my blog, and I appreciate your letting me know how you found you way here.

I followed the link to your site, and I was completely blown away. You are getting youw own post!

Thanks again.