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call for October carnival submissions: {holidays}

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the August Simplicity Parenting Carnival! It was a great success! We hope you’ll join us again, Justine at The Lone Home Ranger and Emily at S.A.H.M. i AM, for another simplicity parenting carnival. If you’re joining us for the first time, feel free to check out the May and June carnivals as well! Please note that even though we’ve decided to host the carnival every other month, we’ll be posting in both October and November so we can take December off. We’ll be back on a regular schedule in January. See here for more details.  

October 2012: Holidays
The holiday season is wonderful but can be overwhelming in many respects. The pressure to consume, consume, consume can be intense regardless of what holidays you celebrate.

How do you keep things simple during the holidays? Or don’t you? How do you enjoy family traditions, community festivities, and give gifts without getting lost in the consumer chaos? Do your simple living goals and principles get thrown out the window this time of year? Do you love or dread the holiday season? Do your kids understand and enjoy celebrating a simpler version of the holidays?

Whether you go all out at the end of the year or skip the holidays all together, we’d love you to share your experience, opinions, and tips for enjoying a simpler holiday season!

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 October submission deadline is 11:59pm EDT Tuesday, October 16th and the carnival will be posted Tuesday, October 23rd.

Please write a new post for the carnival and do not post it until the day of the carnival. Email your blog post to Emily at emilysahmiam {at} gmail {dot} com and fill out other necessary details using the embedded Google document submission form below by 11:59pm EDT Tuesday, October 16th. 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.)

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 emilysahmiam {at} gmail {dot} com. Technical questions go to Justine at lonehomeranger {at} gmail {dot} com. We reserve the right not to accept posts we find inappropriate for this carnival.

Thanks for your recording your submission! Don’t forget to email your blog post submission to Emily at emilysahmiam {at} gmail {dot} com. 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

Upcoming carnival (November): Food

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