I See Me Personalized Story Book Summer Scoop

I See Me Personalized Story Book Summer Scoop

If you’re looking for great summer and back to school gift ideas then you have to check out all that’s coming from I See Me Personalized Children’s Books.  They have a lot of great products that are worth checking out.

NEW! I’m A Big Kid Now! Personalized Book!!
These adorable personalized storybooks celebrate toddlers for becoming “big kids” and doing “big kid” things, such as going on the potty, sleeping in a “big kid” bed, getting dressed, saying “please” and “thank you”, brushing teeth, trying new foods at dinner time, and more. According to I See Me! CEO Maia Haag, “The books increase self-esteem by encouraging young children that they CAN DO IT…. and they emphasize how great the child will feel when he or she learns to do ‘big kid’ things.”

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FREE SHIPPING! We’re running FREE SHIPPING 6/24 – 7/7. It is always a BIG promotion. Just enter coupon code BUZZ to get free standard US shipping on ISeeMe.com through 7/7/14. Please share with your audience!! Note: The code will not be valid until 6/24.

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Summer Reading Sweepstakes We have an exciting new Summer Reading Sweepstakes going on now through 8/31/14. The grand prize is a $250 VISA Gift Card and 5 personalized storybooks. 25 Runners Up will get a personalized coloring book! You can find the entry form here.

Take a look at their selection of Back to School here. We have personalized books, activity books, stickers and lunchboxes. Between July 9th and August 31st, we’re offering Back to School Savings for our fans and followers… enter code UNIQUE to save $10 off orders $40 or more.

Shop our collection of unique personalized books and gifts for Back to School!

 

WubbaNub Review

WubbaNub Review

The first time I saw a WubbaNub it was on Instagram.  One of my new blogger friends had one for her newborn and I was instantly jealous.  I wanted one for my son.  It was so cute and adorable.  Shortly after I received a WubbaNub to review with my baby celebrity (he is to us) and I couldn’t be more excited and happy.  I really love these for two reasons.  They come with the soothie pacifier like the one we got from the hospital and they are attached to a stuffed animal.

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My son immediately took to his WubbaNub and I think it’s because it uses the same pacifier that he was already used to since he was a few days old.  I can’t tell you how much I have loved using this with my son.  He loves holding the little plush lion when he restless and fighting sleep, it really does wonders with getting him to sleep.  In my excitement to review this product I broke a cardinal rule in parenting and that is “Get Doubles”.  I can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure you have doubles of things your children love and things you know that work for them.  My son really loved his WubbaNub, I loved how quickly he would fall asleep when I gave it to him and it really helped when I was ready to start sleep training.  I made sure I kept his WubbaNub in the crib storage so I knew where it was at all times and sadly when we took him for shots recently I took it to help him calm down after his shots and it didn’t make it back home.  I’m not sure where it was lost but I can’t find it in the house at all.  I literally cried when I couldn’t find it.  Trust me I really did because it works that well.  I’ve been singing it’s praises to all my pregnant and new mom friends for weeks.

He still has his pacifier from the hospital which I use with him now but I really miss his WubbaNub, we’ll be replacing it soon.  I’ve recommend this pacifier to tons of friends and family members since we started using it with our son and I’ll continue to swear by it.  It’s such a great product.  The mom who invented this product was a genius.  Just by adding the plush she took a regular pacifier to a whole new level.  Since it’s not just the small pacifier it makes it easier for baby to keep the pacifier in their mouth and if it falls out my son was able to push his back into his mouth.  It was also easy to find when it would slip out if he was in his lounger, crib or car seat.  The plush is nice and soft and cuddly for baby.  If you know someone who is expecting or someone who recently had a baby this would make a great gift.  You can purchase a WubbaNub online from certain online boutiques or find local supplier.  Use their locator online.

Connect with WubbaNub on Facebook.

Disclaimer:  The company WubbaNub does not suggest anything in the crib, but the baby.  For more information on safety, please refer to their safety page: http://www.wubbanub.com/safety.html.  Any opinions shared in this post are my own and does not reflect those of WubbaNub.
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Nuby Teething Blankie Review

Nuby Teething Blankie Review

My baby is getting older and he’s reaching that stage of itchy gums.  His hands are always in his mouth and he’s drooling like crazy.  As a Nuby Mommy I have the opportunity to share my Nuby Teething Blankie Review with you.  This isn’t my first time dealing with teething.  This is my fourth child so I know all the things that go into teething.  One of the key things is to make sure you have something to stimulate the baby gums at all times.

I love this teething blankie because it has multiple surfaces for my son to chew on.  It’s a nice little comforting teether that he can easily grab on his own and it’s also very soothing.  He likes trying to squeeze the little tiger because it has squeaks when you squeeze it.  Each corner of the blanket has a surface for the baby to chew on.  It works great for when we are in the car and he’s cranky we just give him the blankie and he can play with it.  It’s been so soothing to him when his gums start to bother him and just a fun item to have for him to play with.  I like that it’s a nice size so it’s easy to keep track of it and now worry about it getting lost.

About the Nuby Teething Blankie:

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  • 0 months +
  • Teether and comforter in one
  • Different textures help relieve the discomfort of sore and tender gums
  • BPA FREE

Available at these retailers:

  • Bealls
  • Sears
  • DD’s Discounts
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Rash Prevention & Protection with Pinxav

Rash Prevention & Protection with Pinxav

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Disclosure: I was provided with product samples for review purposes.  Any and all opinions are my own.

I recently gave birth to my fourth child and I have to say that I’ve been pretty lucky in that I haven’t had to serious issues with diaper rash with any of my children.  I pride myself in doing a good job making sure I use preventative measures to make sure they stay dry as possible and to keep rashes away.  Everyone in my family has sensitive skin but my newborn has it the worst.  Even baby products would irritate his skin.  We’ve had to make some big adjustments with the products we use on him and that included diaper rash cream.  Recently a blogger friend sent me an invite to try out Pinxav, she said it was a company she works with and endorse.  Since I were looking for something to use on my newborn I jumped at the chance.  It’s funny their slogan is “The Best Rash Decision You’ll Ever Make!”

pinxavjarI don’t think it was a rash decision to give the product a try but it was a great decision on my part.  When the box arrived I tried it on myself first.  I’ve had a rash on my arm that’s spread from me constantly itching it.  I know better, I do but I can’t stop itching it.  I’ve been using a soap to help but I also needed something to use on it keep it from chapping my skin and getting too dry.  I don’t know why the color surprised me but it did, I took a small dab and rubbed it on the rash on my arm.  It doesn’t take a lot at all.  The ointment is thick like a good cream.  It’s not thin and runny like some other diaper rash products I’ve used in the past.  I rubbed it in, it does leave residue on your skin but mines eventually blended with my skin over time.  You could just keep rubbing it in until there’s no residue on your skin.  I like leaving it because I know the barrier is there on my skin.  My first time using it I didn’t even realize how good it was working until I showered at night and used my regular lotion and started itching my arm shortly after.  With my first application alone I got hours of relief.  At that point I felt good about using it with my children to see how it would work to help them with any rashes.

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Applying Pinxav to my toddler’s elbow

I’ve been using it safely with my newborn since the box arrived and it’s been keeping his bum protected and free of irritation and redness.  I apply a small amount after each diaper change, especially when he’s  having a lot of dirty diapers.  I use disposable diapers and I make sure I change him regularly since I don’t want him to leak or end up sitting in poop diapers.  This was also a lifesaver when he got a stomach bug and was having a lot more dirty diapers than usual.  Since I was wiping him more often I had to make sure I applied the ointment with each diaper chance to protect his skin and keep it from breaking.  I’ve used it with my toddler on a rash he got on his elbow from scratching a mosquito bite.  The ointment really helps with keeping the itching at bay and protecting all of our skins.  I’ve loved using Pinxav with my family, I wish I had it a long time ago but now that I have found it, I will continue to use it.  My box had some samples so I’ve even shared those with some family and friends that have babies so they can experience this product.  It’s really a great product.

You can purchase Pinxav online now from their website.  They have several different options to fit any family needs.  You don’t need a lot so when purchasing keep that in mind.  A little goes a long way.  Also you can request for Pinxav to be stocked at your local pharmacy if it’s not currently in stock.  That’s one way to help the company get this great products into the hands of other consumers.

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About Pinxav:

Pinxav was developed in 1927 by Milford Harris along with a dedicated group of doctors and pharmacists, all of whom collaborated to create an effective treatment for diaper rash, a common and painful condition that affects millions of babies every year. In fact, because the sensitive skin of a newborn is no match for a wet, soiled diaper, most babies develop diaper rash at some point during infancy and beyond. The good news is that diaper rashes are rarely serious and respond readily to Pinxav.

Pinxav has been used for acne, burns, bug bites, eczema, psoriasis, poison ivy, incontinent rashes and other skin abrasions.  Aside from being a staple baby care product, Pinxav is used in numerous senior and assisted living care facilities.

*Please be aware that Pinxav may stain clothing pink although if washed right away or spot cleaned with a stain remover or even Dawn dishwashing soap, it usually comes out.  It is the one downside of Pinxav but the component that stains is essential to the effectiveness of the product, so they keep it!
You can connect with Pinvax on Facebook as well.
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Jesus & Me Bible Storybook Review/Giveaway

Jesus & Me Bible Storybook Review/Giveaway

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Disclosure: I was provided a copy of the book below for review purposes.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own.

As a Tommy Nelson Mommy I get access to great Christian books and DVDs for my children.  One of the most recent ones was the Jesus & Me Bible Storybook.  I love the books from Tommy Nelson because they serve a great purpose and that’s introducing my children to God and his son Jesus.  I really enjoy sharing this book with my children because of three key features of the book.  It includes a scripture at the beginning of the story.  Each story has it’s own personal scripture.  It includes the story that is written so that children can understand the story.  The third feature that I like is the “Jesus & Me” section of each story.  It incorporates Jesus into the lives of either the person the story was about or your children’s lives.  It’s a cute book for kids and would make a great gift for anytime of the year.

Title: Jesus & Me Bible Storybook

Author: Stephens Elkins

Publisher: Tommy Nelson

Published: 2014

ISBN: 978-1400323692

Genre: Children’s

Pages: 144

Price: $14.99

About the Book:

Open Your Child’s Heart to the Amazing Love of Jesus 

Getting to know Jesus means more than just telling His stories. It means building a lifelong relationship with the Lord. The Jesus and Me Bible Storybook begins that relationship by revealing the amazing—and personal—love of the Savior for each of His children.

Bestselling author Stephen Elkins retells these stories of Jesus, beginning with the earliest prophecies of His birth and continuing all the way through to His resurrection and ascension. Special “Jesus and Me” devotionals help children apply the Savior’s truths to their own lives, while sweet, simple prayers encourage them to always look to the Lord. With the Jesus and Me Bible Storybook, your child will discover . . .

the adventure of a life of faith!

Features & Benefits:

  • Includes stories from Jesus’ life and brief devotions for preschoolers
  • Written by bestselling author Stephen Elkins
  • Beautiful art from renowned illustrator Claudine Gévry

You can read a sample from the book below:

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Tommy Nelson Mommy is giving one lucky reader a chance to win both books.  The giveaway runs from now and ends on March 11th @ 11:59 PM, open to US residents that are 18 or older.  Enter via the tool below.  Good Luck.

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Graceful Gabby Book Review

Graceful Gabby Book Review

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Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this book for review purposes.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

I love good children’s books and I really enjoyed reading Crystal Marable’s Graceful Gabby.  The book is about a little girl who is excited to have her Grand Ma-Ma come visit and see her newly decorated room.  When he Grand Ma-Ma arrives though and Gabby shows her the room she complains about the color of the walls.  Gabby’s Grand Ma-Ma quickly tells her that her room is perfect because it’s filled with love and encourages her to look around the room for ways her parents showed their love for her.  Soon Gabby could find love all over her room and learned that she is loved greatly.  This is such a cute story and I loved having my daughter read it to us and her siblings.  The book has a great lesson for kids about ways they can help their parents by doing chores, cleaning up after themselves and more.  The book is written so that children can easily understand the story and the lesson.  My first grader was able to read it all by herself with very little help.  The graphics is bright, bold and colorful.  This book would make a great Easter gift or a just because gift.  We loved it in our house and give it five stars.

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Author: Crystal Marable

Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform

Published: 2013

ISBN: 978-1492757481

Genre: Children’s

Pages: 44

Price: $9.99

About the book:

Graceful Gabby is excited about her new room, but she’s disappointed that everything in her new room is not “pinky” perfect. Come along with Graceful Gabby as she learns about the Fruit of the Spirit. With the help of her Grand Ma-Ma, Graceful Gabby learns to recognize and share the special gift of love with others and to appreciate the love of family.

About the author:

CrystalMarableCrystal Marable has had a love for writing since she was a young teenager writing poetry and keeping a daily journal. She also has a heart and a desire to encourage and motivate girls to succeed in their lives. She encourages the development of positive thinking, positive knowing and positive doing. Crystal created the Graceful Girlz children’s book series to inspire our next generation of girls to develop in integrity, character and self-esteem. Also, to teach Christian values that will last a lifetime and inspire them to live as girls of grace, continually growing into graceful young ladies. It is her vision that these books will inspire our girls to display in their own lives, as well as share with others, the Fruit of the Spirit that God gives us: love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, patience, goodness, faithfulness and self-control; changing the world by celebrating the gifts within.

You can also view the book trailer below.  The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

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Nuby Comb & Brush Set Review

Nuby Comb & Brush Set Review

Disclosure: I am a Nuby Mommy Blogger and I was provided the product below for review purposes.  Any and all opinions are my own and have not been influenced.

I’ve realized when planning for baby it’s the simple gifts we often forget to include in registries or gifts to expecting parents.  For me it got worst as with every pregnancy because you start to cross off some of those things you really didn’t need but you forget those small must haves.  When we had our fourth child in December I totally didn’t have a baby shower I just figured I wouldn’t do one.  We found ourselves needing everything because we donated all our other items the year before, but I still didn’t want to have a shower.  Slowly we chipped away at our list and one of my sisters really came through for us but when baby arrived I found we were missing quite a few of the basic needs, one being a Comb & Brush Set.  It may seem simple but we didn’t have one at all and you don’t want to use your regular combs and brushes with baby so I got the Nuby Comb & Brush Set to review on my blog and it was just perfect.

Baby Comb & Brushes are a must for newborns, and our son was getting some cradle cap so we wanted to make sure we treated it before it became bad.  The brush had very soft bristles just right for baby.  I didn’t have to worry about it being hard on his scalp or leaving behind any scratches.  It was great with managing his unruly hair after washing.  I love the comb because some of the teeth are rounded at the tips so it’s also very safe to use on baby and when I used it to help stimulate his scalp to remove the cradle cap it didn’t irritate his scalp or scratch his skin at all.  Both worked perfectly and I recommend them for all babies.  Next time you get invited to a baby shower or visiting with a new parent pick up a Nuby Comb & Brush Set as a small gift just in case they forgot to get one for themselves.

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About Nuby Comb & Brush Set

  • The nylon bristles of the brush are soft and gentle to baby’s tender scalp.
  • Both the brush and comb are sized just right for baby’s needs and comfortable enough for mom to hold!
  • BPA FREE

Available at these retailers:

  • JC Penney

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Crowdtap Proud Pampers Parents Sample and Share

Crowdtap Proud Pampers Parents Sample and Share

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Disclosure: I am a member of Crowdtap and I joined the Proud Pampers Parents Squad, I was selected for a Sample and Share for their Swaddlers Diapers.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been  influenced.

We just welcomed out newest bundle of joy in December and we’re back to buying lots of wipes and diapers again.  Babies go through lots of diapers during their first few months of life and my favorite has always been Pampers Swaddlers.  It’s the first diapers that you get in the hospital and they always seemed to fit my babies just right.  I’ve continued to use them with my kids until they outgrew them.

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Well if you’re like me and you love the comfort, feel and durability of Pampers Swaddlers you’re going to be thrilled to learn that they now carry the Swaddlers up to size 5.  To celebrate as a part of my Proud Pampers Parents Sample and Share I received two coupons to pick up a pack for myself and one to share with someone else.  I know so many new moms but since my sister and I both had sons a month apart she was my obvious choice for giving the extra coupon.  We both love our Swaddlers and we’re excited that now we can keep our boys in them until it’s time to start potty training.

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If you’re not a member of Crowdtap yet, then I suggest you join and give it a shot, you get to give insight to brands on different projects and you may even get a chance to host a party, try a product or do your own Sample and Share.  Join Crowdtap today!

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Nuby Clik-it™ No Spill™ Insulated Cool Sipper™ Review

Nuby Clik-it™ No Spill™ Insulated Cool Sipper™ Review

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Disclosure: I am a NUBY Mommy and I was provided the item below for review.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

As a mom of four I have had my fair share of experience with sippy cups.  Each of my children had cups they preferred with different tops and from different brands.  It seems that each child liked something different.  My third child, our toddler seemed to be the hardest when it finally came for him to start using a sippy cup.  He used the same bottles the entire time he was bottle feeding because he only liked the one kind of nipple so transitioning to a sippy cup was hard.  It took months to find something and we ended up with a bottle that had nipples to slowly transition over.  Finally he was using a sippy cup but now that he’s getting older I want something to help him ease into using a regular cup.  I couldn’t wait to try the Nuby Clik-it™ No Spill™ Insulated Cool Sipper™ with him since it is supposed to help with the transition.

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I wasn’t sure how my toddler would do with this cup but I was excited about trying it out because of the claim that it was leak proof.  Since using the cup however I find that it still leaks at times and that’s because my husband often screws on the top pass the lock system on the cup.  I would suggest trying out the cup a few times with water first to make sure you are using it correctly.  Once we figured out the locking system we didn’t have problems with our cup.

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My son had no problems getting started with this cup.  He used it right away.  He really liked the soft silicone rim on this cup.  This is one of the first cups he now grabs when he is ready for something to drink.  I love that the pieces are super easy to clean and the cup doesn’t have deep grooves that keeps bacteria trapped in the cover of the cup and difficult to clean out.  I think we’re off to a great start with this cup for getting our son ready for big boy cups.

About the Clik-it Sipper:

  • Transitioning to open cup drinking!
  • 18 months +
  • 9oz/ 270ml
  • Insulated base keeps drinks cooler for, longer
  • NEW one piece No-Spill™ soft silicone rim
  • Touch-Flo™ Technology, that activates as soon as your child puts their mouth on the spout
  • Leak Proof Technology that you can see and hear!
  • Hear the “click” know its locked!
  • Endorsed by Pediatric Dentist Dr. Grace Yum
  • BPA FREE

Available at these retailers:

  • Target
  • JC Penney

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Nuby Infant Feeding Set Review

Nuby Infant Feeding Set Review

Disclosure: I am a NUBY Mommy and I was provided the item below for review.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

I love discovering and trying out new products and with a new baby in the house we’ve been trying out a few different things to find what’s just right for him.  One of those things is bottles.  We have about four different brands and we working through them to see which ones he likes so I know he’s eating well and growing like he should, especially since all he’s eating right now is formula.  The first bottle we tried is one that my sister raved about and we’ve heard lots of great things about it but he didn’t care for the nipple.  Feeding was becoming a challenge and then I remembered my Nuby Infant Feeding Set that I was sent to review came with a small 2 oz nurser and I decided to try it out with him.

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I love the bottles in this set because they both have a anti-colic air system to help reduce bubbles and lower the risk of gas and fussiness in baby.  The bottle is so easy to take apart to clean and the anti-colic system really did well for my baby.  He was using another bottle and he seemed to be gassy so when I tried using this bottle I could tell it helped because he wasn’t fussy after his feeding.

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The 4 oz bottle comes with a spoon tip and a flat tip as well so you can use it for those advanced feedings as your baby grows and starts to drink juices, smoothies, or when you add cereal to your child’s formula.  It’s a very nice set to get your child started and help them transition to larger sizes.

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About the Nuby Infant Feeding Set:

  • 0 months +
  • 2oz & 4oz Infant feeder
  • Set includes: 1 medium flow silicone feeding nipple, Nurtur care™ spout, no-mess spoon, detachable handles & 2 leak proof covers
  • Anti-Colic Air System
  • Massaging Nub-eez™ soothe and stimulate gums
  • BPA Free

Available at these retailers:

 

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Learning a New Language with Dino Lingo

Learning a New Language with Dino Lingo

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Disclosure:  The item featured below is a part of my Holiday Gift Guide.  I was provided an item in exchange for an honest review.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

As a mother I can’t stress enough how important it is for your children to start learning a second language or even several other languages, even if it’s just the basics.  In our world today it’s important for our children to help with securing jobs and also living a a multi-cultural world.  I love shows like Ni Hao Kai Lan and Dora because they started to get my kids excited about learning new languages and about those cultures as well.  As parents my husband and I have decided to go beyond those shows and introduce our children to more words so they can become much more familiar with other languages and also to help them develop as well-rounded students.  Our newest discovery is the Dino Lingo Language Home Education Kit.

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When our (French) kit arrived I was surprised, it was so well packed but once we started digging in to review the items there is so much information in the one kit.  It comes in a box that’s perfect for gifting you just have to wrap it and tag it.

The full kit comes with all you need to get your child started with learning a new language and you can also learn right along with them by making it a family event.  The full kit includes:

  • 5 DVDs
  • 150 flashcards
  • 10 posters
  • a vocabulary book
  • a coloring book
  • world map
  • French flag
  • parents guide
  • a dinosaur plush toy
  • progress chart and report
  • songs CD

You’re sure to spends hours and hours learning from this kit.  I love that there are not only DVDs but we also have the flash cards that we can use in the car and on the go.  We are always looking for ways to incorporate the words we are learning with our children in everyday life.  The posters are great for the walls and having a CD for the car helps us keep the radio off and keep the learning going on the road as well.  The full kit is currently priced at $159.95 and Dino Lingo is currently running a holiday special for 15% off if you use coupon code “HOLIDAY15”.  Shipping is also free for US customers.  They also carry a basic kit for $99.95 (includes: 5 DVDs, 150 flashcards, dino poster, parents guide and progress chart), a poster set for $59.95 or the DVD set for $89.95.

Dino Lingo offers a long list of languages to choose from for your children.  We picked French but there are forty three different options to choose from, they include:

Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bahasa (Indonesian), Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew,
Hindi, Hungarian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (European), 
Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Welsh.

How it works:

Dino Lingo is an interactive language-learning program for children.  Fueled by your child’s imagination, learning a new language through these immersive teaching techniques, has never been easier. Dino Lingo incorporates play and storytelling into their language learning programs; this method encourages your child to start speaking
it almost immediately! Dino Lingo is the perfect gift for any occasion.  To learn more about how the program really works view more on their website.  Be sure to connect with Dino Lingo on Facebook and Twitter.

This program would make a great holiday gift for kids and it’s a fun way to get the whole family involved in learning a new language.  It’s also a great homeschooling tool as well.  Even better the generous folks at Dino Lingo is offering a change for one of my readers to win a DVD Set ($89.95 value) in the language of your choice.  You must be 18 or older to enter and the giveaway is open to residents of the US only.  The giveaway will run from today until Saturday, December 14th at 11:59 PM.  Enter via the tool below.  Good Luck.

 

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Tommee Tippee Holiday Gift Set Review

Tommee Tippee Holiday Gift Set Review

Disclosure: I was provided a gift set for review from Tommee Tippee, any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

We are currently expecting our forth child in a few short weeks – less than three to be exact and it’s our first winter baby.  All our other children are born in May and June, so this baby is out on it’s own as a winter baby.  It’s been a different experience shopping for winter items for a newborn instead of when the baby is six months or older.  I’ve been wishing for some Tommee Tippee bottles ever since my sister found some of their anti colic bottles.  So I was super thrilled when I got the opportunity to review their new Holiday Gift set.

The Holiday Gift Set includes 3 adorable snowflake decorated BPA-free feeding bottles and 2 matching pacifiers.

The new Holiday Gift set comes with three bottles and is available in the five and nine ounce bottles and with two matching pacifiers.  They are sold exclusively at Target for $19.99 but the price is currently cut to $16.99 right now.  These are the perfect gift for any winter baby or any baby on your holiday gift list.  If you’re expecting be sure to add these bottles to your baby registry you won’t regret it.  They are awesome.  We’re still waiting for our little one to enjoy his new bottles but my sister absolutely love her Tomme Tippee bottles.  It’s the only ones she uses and she even exchanged bottles she got as gifts so she could get all Tommee Tippee bottles.  She says that these bottles really help reduce the gas in my nephew and since she started using only Tommee Tippee bottles he hasn’t have any signs of colic or fussiness during and after feedings.  He’s sleeping well after all his bottles and eating on a great schedule.  I just can’t wait to use them with my baby.

Get connected with Tommee Tippee on Facebook and Twitter because they are always running cool giveaways and posting about their new products.

About Tommee Tippee:

tommee tippee® is the number-one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in the UK, now available in the US and Canada.

Company Overview
tommee tippee®, as part of the Mayborn Group Limited, is the number-one brand of infant and toddler products in Great Britain and one of the fastest growing baby essentials brands in the global market, loved by babies and recommended by generations of parents.
Description
closer to nature®
In 2006 tommee tippee® revolutionized the infant feeding market with the launch of the closer to nature® line of baby bottles and accessories. Inspired by nature and developed in conjunction with midwives, breastfeeding moms and babies, closer to nature® bottles are designed to be the closest thing to natural breastfeeding during the very early stages of baby’s life, from first latch to weaning.The closer to nature® range includes baby bottles and teats, sterilisers, breast pumps, soothers, teethers, bibs and more for children up to 18 months.

explora®
The tommee tippee® explora® range includes BPA-free toddler drinking and feeding products to help teach children how to eat and drink the easy way, offering a seamless transition from those first steps, through to independent feeding and drinking.

Each explora® cup is progressively staged with a specific spout and grip to meet the needs of every age and stage while supporting natural oral development. Bright colors, appealing designs and coordinating mealtime products reflect the individual styles of parents and their children, while making drinking and eating fun.

 

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Silly Souls Rock Star Baby Bodysuit Review

Silly Souls Rock Star Baby Bodysuit Review


When I first found out I was pregnant with all my children, the first thing I wanted to do was to go out and start shopping for all the coolest clothes I could find.  The problem with that is when you don’t know the gender you have to wait and waiting can seem like forever.  I love baby clothes – until laundry day that is!  They are so small and cute and come in so many creative designs.  A must have for babies is the onsie or bodysuit, you just can’t have too many of those and the folks at Silly Souls sent me a super cute Rock Star Baby Bodysuit to review.  It’s going to be for baby #4 and since it’s a boy my bodysuit was a navy with silver lettering.

I can’t wait for when my little guy gets here so he can wear it soon.  It’s a size 3-6 months and when I compared the sizing to other bodysuits we had already brought it was just the right size.  It wasn’t too small or too big.  The fabric is strong and durable so I can tell it will stand up to the wash and baby drool.  The start looks glittery in the picture but there isn’t any actual glitter so no need to worry about transfer.  The bodysuit is made of 100% cotton so it’s very light and great for baby to wear alone or under their clothes.  Silly Souls also feature several other products on their website including the bodysuits, baby clothing, socks, shoes, accessories, and gift sets.  The site features lots of cute designs and currently they are running a promotion on their website.  Use coupon code “sillyblog” and get 25% off your order, it’s valid until 12.31.2013.  You can also like them on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with upcoming promotions and giveaways.  Also check out their mom blogger Silly Momma.

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My Very First Noah’s Ark Playtime Book Tour

My Very First Noah’s Ark Playtime Book Tour

Disclosure: I was provided this book for review from Kregel Publishing.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

Title: My Very First Noah’s Ark Playtime

Author: Lois Rock

Publisher: Kregel Publications

Published: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-7459-6414-0

Genre: Children’s Book

Pages: 16

Price: $7.99

About the Book:

This fun activity book features puzzles, games, and the timeless story of Noah and the ark. The book also includes stickers that pair with the activities and encourage children to learn as they play. Cute and colorful collage illustrations that jump off the page will keep children engaged.

This handy book can be used during the holidays, on vacation, or just to fill the time on a rainy day.

My Thoughts:

This book is a great way to introduce your children to characters of the bible.  I still remember learning lessons about Noah and the Ark either through stories or songs made  to tell the story to Noah.  It’s the perfect companion for the car and those long car trips.  It would make great gifts for a baptism, christening or any holiday as a way to get conversations started about the bible and God.  My kids loved all the activities and the stickers.  They spent hours coloring and asking me questions about the pictures.  I think it would be great for children five and under.  Next time you are making an Easter basket for your kids grab a book like this and add it in to make it just a little more special.  I will say keep in mind it’s a children’s book so its very simple and easy for children to understand.  As a parent its up to you to talk about the story in dept with your children and answer questions they may have.  It’s a great conversation starter.

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The Secret To Happiness Book Review


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Title: (Hugo The Happy Starfish) The Secret to Happiness

Author: Suzy Lieberman

Publisher: Happy Language Kids, LLC

Published: 2011

ISBN: 978-1935997023

Genre: Character Development (Children’s)

Pages: 32

Price: $15.95

About the Book:

Award-Winning Finalist in the ‘Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit’ category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News Happiness Begins With Sharing Hugo is a little starfish. He finds his life dull. Tired of feeling sad, one day he sets off to find happiness. After much searching, he discovers something that makes his heart do a somersault! Sharing with others is the only thing that makes him truly happy. Adults strive to teach children to share with their communities. Encouraging children to give teaches them empathy, as well as a sense of social responsibility. Children can feel empowered by giving and sharing with others. This book is a great way to teach EMPATHY and the CALENDAR. Meet HUGO – a little starfish with a BIG HEART. His passion is to make others happy but he still has a lot to learn. Luckily he does not only have a big heart but also a CURIOUS MIND. In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify. Suzy Liebermann has written this charming series of children’s books to help educate children about their feelings, their attitudes, their choices, and the consequences that follow. We are sure you’ll agree that life skills and character traits are two of the most important lessons to teach the young. The key theme behind the HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH series is that building character based on a positive attitude leads to a happy, self-confident and successful human being. We believe this distinctive way of sharing a “message” through the medium of an exciting narrative is what has given the books their charm. The stories were developed in conjunction with Suzy’s teaching experience at an International Baccalaureate® School and support the different learner profiles and attitudes of the IB PYP curriculum.

My thoughts:

I don’t know the secret to happiness, and if I did what would I do with that knowledge?  Well Hugo the Happy Starfish is learning from his good friend the Manta Ray the Secret to Happiness.  Hugo is sad and doesn’t know what to do to feel happy.  So he goes on a quest and runs into his friend the Manta Ray who helps him along the way.  First he wanted to be happy for an hour so he took a nap, but of course he woke up unhappy.  So he wanted to know how to be happy for a day, a month a year and then finally he wanted to be happy forever.  It isn’t until he asks his friend about being happy forever does the Manta Ray share with him what he believes is the Secret to Happiness.  I really liked that the book showed my children that material things won’t make them happy.  Depending on others for happiness also doesn’t keep you happy forever.

The main message of this book is that sharing is a way to be happy.  The book was beautifully illustrated showing the story and my children’s favorite part was when Hugo’s heart was so happy it was doing flips.  This book also features some terms in Spanish.  My children have learned to say hour, day, month and year from this book.  Sharing is a very important lesson for children.  It helps them learn to get along with others and develop friendships.  Having siblings I know all too well about sharing with them and others.  I teach my children to share and I like this book to use as a back up for why sharing is important.  It’s a great read to pick up for all families with children, whether you have just one or multiple.

Learn more about Hugo and the other books in the series here.  Buy the book online from Amazon.

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