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call for submissions: simplicity parenting blog carnival, May 2012

Do you strive to live a simple life? A life where you focus the essentials and cut out the excess? Have your children motivated you to simplify everything or left you feeling like life is more complex than ever? Either way, the Simplicity Parenting Blog Carnival is for you!

Please join Justine at The Lone Home Ranger and Emily at S.A.H.M. i AM on the fourth Tuesday of each month for a blog carnival all about simplicity parenting. Whether you already consider yourself a simplicity expert or you’ve just started taking small steps to slow down, we want to hear your about your experiences, challenges and successes. We’ll focus on a different topic each month in order to share information, learn from one another, and celebrate simple family living (or living simply or simply living)!

May 2012: Organizing

imageHow do you organize your life? How do you make the day to day simple? Do you say no to lots of extra curricular activities? Do you cook meals ahead of time? Do you only do laundry on Wednesdays? 

How do you eliminate the all the miscellaneous distractions and enjoy time with your family? 

We want to know it all. We want to know how organization helps you keep life simple.

Submission Details
If you’ve never read nor participated in a blog carnival before, a blog carnival is a chance for different bloggers to share posts regarding a specific theme or topic. The Simplicity Parenting Carnival will focus on a different topic each month and bloggers will discuss the topic while keeping with the theme of simple family living.

Please submit your blog post to Emily at and fill out other necessary details using the embedded Google document submission form at the bottom of this post. The May submission deadline is 11:59pm EDT Tuesday, May 22nd, and the carnival will be posted Tuesday, May 29th. We will email you with further instructions prior to the carnival day.

(Note: If you need help learning how to determine a blog URL in advance, Lauren Wayne @ Hobo Mama provides a great explanation. She also has many other blogging tutorials available here. I use her advice almost daily! If you have technical questions about filling out the Google document form, email Justine at

Please write a new post for the carnival, and do not post it until the day of the carnival. Finally, keep it clean, stick to the topic, check your grammar and spelling, and don’t use this carnival as a platform to put others down. We want this carnival to be useful, supportive, and fun! If you have any content-related questions, feel free to email Emily at Technical questions go to Justine at We reserve the right not to accept posts we find inappropriate for this carnival.

Upcoming carnival theme for June: Green Living. Do you strive to be eco-conscious? Do you want to raise your children to value the planet? Does being Green make it easier to live simply or does it add additional challenges?

We want to hear about how you incorporate Green living into your everyday life. What steps have you taken to reduce your footprint? How do you set your Green priorities? Do you use cloth diapers and still drive an SUV? Regardless of where you are in your journey to be Green, share your perspective on Green family life, raising children to be eco-conscious, and how it impacts simple living. Share your experiences and tips with us in June!

The June submission deadline is 11:59pm EDT on Tuesday, June 19th, and the carnival will be posted on Tuesday, June 26th.

Thanks for recording your submission! Don’t forget to email your blog post submission to Emily at Also feel free to share this carnival with others! We’re using the Twitter hashtag #SimParCar. We are also collecting great simplicity parenting related ideas on this Pinterest board.

Editor’s note: This post is part of Kids Co-Op, Farmgirl FridayFight Back FridaySimple Lives ThursdayYour Green Resource, Teach Me Tuesdays, Real Food Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways

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