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The Beginner’s Bible

If you are a Christian parent or parent-to-be, no doubt the importance of telling Bible stories cannot ever be fully explained.  I remember fondly the stories I was read as a child and those that I learned in Sunday School.  The Beginner’s Bible is full of stories from both the Old and New Testament.  Simply stated to help the tiny ones begin to understand each story, they are well illustrated and short enough to get through before they lose the desire to pay attention.  Giving the opportunity to lay down the foundation that will allow them to rebuild their house each and every time.  I, personally, am ever so grateful for my foundation being so strongly laid down by two in particular of my Granny’s and my Pa-Pa, for each and every time they told me stories and took me to church. Teaching me to behave and to build my foundation on His Word, I’ve used those lessons to get through every situation that I have come across throughout my life.  The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful resource to help you do the same thing with the little one’s in our life.  About The Beginner’s Bible

The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold. Now it’s redesigned with fresh new art that will excite children for many more years to come. Full of faith and fun, The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible. With new vibrant three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. Kids ages 6 and under will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible just like millions of children before. The Beginner’s Bible was named the 2006 Retailers Choice Award winner in Children’s Nonfiction.

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Originally posted 2017-01-01 22:19:52.

10 Brilliant Benefits of Devotionals for Children Sponsored by Say & Pray Devotions


There are so very many things I love about this book!  First of all, of course, is the message.  Just the message I want to share with my baby!  Each day holds for baby and you a little bit of words about ‘God’s World’ and ‘Say & Pray’, along with a a colorful pictures and key words that you can utilize to teach words, letter familiarity, and help with vocabulary.  Each of the Say & Pray sections have a little verse, the ‘address’ to the verse, and a quick and simple prayer perfect for reading to baby and teaching to toddlers!  I love that as they grow they will be learning these little prayers so that when they reach that time, they will be even more ready to start praying on their own.

Teaching them to have devotional time from such an early age, it also helps us to remember the importance of our own devotional time!  Not to long ago, I wrote about the importance of time management.  Having our devotional time as a set part of our schedule not only aides us in keeping our relationship with God on the forefront, it also begins a foundation of keeping priorities, managing time and learning to set schedules.

About the Book

Bestselling children’s author Diane Stortz has sold nearly 300,000 books—Bible storybooks, devotionals for children, and more. This brand-new title, Say & Pray Devotions, is the perfect beginner devotional for little ones.

Parents who already know and love the Say & Pray Bible will love Say & Pray Devotions as it helps their youngsters continue to engage their faith in a personal way. Featuring the same fun style of artwork and the educational elements as Say & Pray Bible, this devotional for little ones will teach the basics of identification and comprehension while sharing biblical principles for life. Each devotion offers a topical message to help little ones learn and follow biblical principles.

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10 Brilliant Benefits of Devotionals for Children

  1. Teaches children to have a personal relationship with God.
  2. Encourages and sets the foundation for thinking about situations, rather than just reacting.
  3. The love and acceptance taught through the scriptures is more easily understood and utilized in their day to day lives.
  4. Begins teaching them to focus and study.
  5. Using what they learn from the devotions throughout the week, day and month teaches them to apply the things they learn (not just religious, but all lessons) to other aspects of their day.
  6. Studies show that those with a strong relationship to a higher being tend to be happier and more successful in their personal lives.
  7. A good attitude can be learned through scripture, the Bible teaches love, acceptance, compassion, and so many other wonderful lessons about emotions!
  8. Praying and meditating on the Word teaches self-awareness and awareness of God.
  9. Children learn from a young age to recognize God’s presence in their lives so that as they grow they will see His touches on their lives.
  10. The Bible encourages and teaches healthy behaviors, taking care of ourselves and others are two excellent examples!

Say & Pray Devotions will be featured as part of the Harvest Blessings Giveaway Hop!  So be sure and come back and enter to win an extra copy, after you’ve ordered one or two for Christmas, of course!

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Originally posted 2016-10-27 06:31:45.

Yummi Pouch Multi-use Storage Bag

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There is nothing quite like that moment when you realize the milk or snack or water has leaked into your car, diaper bag, or is just all over that poor little one when you are out and about and unable to run home.  If it’s a hot day, it doesn’t take long for clothes and car alike to develop a smell second only to what you nearly stepped in this morning.

Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches combine style and convenience in an Eco-friendly reusable drink container you can fill with homemade smoothies and blended snacks. Easy to fill and clean through the top zipper opening and enjoyed by drinking from the side spout, Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are ideal for kids taking healthy snacks on the go. Includes set of 4 assorted patterns.

I absolutely love having these!  Since they are made of cloth, I don’t have to worry about whether or not the boxy shape of the tupperware I normally use is going to take up too much room and I frequently use it for those lovely soiled linens that happen when you are out.  If you are a cloth diaper momma (or auntie, or grandma, or whatever), you could also use them as a wet bag if you preferred.  They are machine washable, so it would be no problem to toss it in with the laundry once you get home, hang it to dry and you will be good to go!  Plus, with four patterns you could manage to always have at least one ready to go.

I’m crazy about being prepared, so keeping an extra on hand in the car is a must-do when I’m on the go.  I swear if I could I’d take with me probably half a bus of just in case items.  I’m that chick that has 3 bags on a trip, except only one of them is actually clothes.  The rest is stuff I might need in any scenario.  haha.  Lord help me if I ever decide to fly!

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Originally posted 2016-09-30 21:01:42.

#BabyBaby! A book for Bébé! Sponsored by #FlyBy

#BabyBaby! #Win A book for Bébé! US/CAN Ends 9/29 Sponsored by @CraftyZoo & #FlyBy What an adorable little read this is to share with baby!  Studies have shown that the more we read to and talk to our little ones, the better their verbal understanding and larger their vocabulary will be.  As pretty much every Christian knows, scripture says “If you lead a child on the path which he should go, when he is old he will not stray from it” Proverbs 22:6.  That being said, my favorite line in the whole book is at the end when a mirror reflects baby’s precious face and you read, ‘Who does God love? God loves _____’.  The space is there so that you can write baby’s name in, of course, but I think I’ll leave it blank so that one day we can pass it on.  It also shares a scripture at the very end of the book, one that we would all be good to remember!  I love that it’s there at the end of the book so that we can add that into our teaching the little ones and even get a new scripture memorized for ourselves!

Here’s what the publisher has to say:

A sweet, colorful board book that appeals to a baby’s interest in looking at other babies

Babies enjoy books, looking at other babies, and their own flowering abilities. This short rhyming poem combines all three in a sweet and happy way, while introducing babies to God’s love for them. The simple words are paired with colorful images of babies engaging in familiar activities, allowing the book to be used as an introductory concept book as well. And it ends with a reminder that Baby is always loved by God.

About the Author

Diane Stortz is an author, editor, mother, and grandmother. Her professional achievements include creating Sunday school curriculum and working as an acquiring editor and editorial director at Standard Publishing. Diane has published more than a dozen books, including two titles for women, but her heart belongs to children’s books. Diane says that more than anything else, she hopes to make God’s wonders known to the next generation.

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Originally posted 2016-09-15 06:19:12.

Warmze Review: Awesome Bottle Warmer!

bottlewarmerWarmze’s are perfect for on the go Mommys!  In just 30 minutes, a frozen bottle of breast milk can be ready to go or a mixed bottle can be perfectly heated.  Given that the majority of our family lives at least 3 hours away, I can see this coming in handy for trips!  Or even just to keep in case a doctor’s appointment runs longer than planned!  The wrap will even stay warm for up to 10 hours, which is really great for long road trips.  The only downside is that the heat wraps aren’t reusable, but a set of 4 (for small bottles) will only run about $13, so that’s not too bad given that it’s not something that is needed regularly.  Plus, the warmer packs are eco friendly, so you don’t have to worry about that.  😀

From The Company

One self-heating warmer will conveniently heat several different bottles throughout a day-no boiling water, no metal disk to click, no running to car for car charger, no electricity, no batteries or microwave. In just 30 minutes you will have a perfect tepid bottle (90-104 degrees) the temperature recommended by Pediatricians. It works for breastfeeding moms that pump (thaws frozen milk) as well as those that have to use formula.
The non-toxic, biodegradable warming wraps are air-activated and last for up to 10 hours or 3-5 bottles per one warmer wrap. The bottlesoc is re-usable and helps keep baby dry by preventing leaks and allowing the large cotton ruffle to wipe dribbles.

Check out the video, it tells you just about everything you need to know about it! I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Originally posted 2013-11-20 20:36:23.

Difrax: The Binky That Stimulates Development

135814bb362b9abc2796a572a8db56c37bfe1ecdAhh, binkies.  Binkies go by many names, but no matter what you call it we all love them!  Personally, I call them plugs.  Not to be mean, but because that’s just my dry sense of humor I guess.  I guess I call it a plug because you plug in the binky and baby is almost instantly.  It’s kind of like when you take that much needed sip of coffee and you instantly feel a little better.  Coffee is my plug.  😀

d42bcf7fa1843b99d3f1677a4a25ef52effa8b27I recently had the pleasure of evaluating the Difrax 3 Stage binky.  I have a wonderful friend who has a beautiful little blessing and I was hoping she would love it.  I think Mommy liked it better than she did, as she is quite attached to another binkie.  Mommy loved the bright colors that made it super easy to find when night crying started.  Always a plus!  I think that ended up being the favorite feature, the ease of finding it at night.  Made with bright colors that seemed to glow in the dark, finding it was much easier than traditional binkies.

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If you are looking for a binky to start your coming blessing on, this one would be great for you.  Check out the product details from the company:

The Difrax Orthodontic pacifiers stimulate the development of the palate and the muscles of the jaw and mouth. The round part of the nipple rests against the palate and the tongue presses against the flat side. The butterfly design and the holes allow extra air circulation to reduce the risk of skin irritation and keep the nose unobstructed. The unique butterfly shape is the result of years of research and development in collaboration with a medical panel. With sizes for preemies and newborns, all the way to 18+ months, each stage has different features and benefits unique to the needs of that age of baby or child.

The Difrax 3-stage pacifier system, which accommodates baby’s growth and development, is truly unique in the US marketplace. The last-stage pacifier is designed to help break the habit when baby no longer needs it. All of Difrax’s 3-Stage pacifiers also feature colorful and cheerful patterned designs that are sure to evoke happiness in little tots!

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Originally posted 2013-11-02 09:19:22.

Fruit Tote with Teether Toys

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Where is the first place every toy goes when the little one’s get their hands on it?  Why, in their mouth of course!  Nothing like that fun oral stage where every little thing must be tasted! This adorable little Fruit Tote with Teether Toys looks like it came straight from the market. The material is organically grown Egyptian cotton and it is made in Egypt utilizing the 13 Villages Project. Each of the pieces are handcrafted, which is always great! Looking over the product, I’m honestly in awe of their amazing ability to construct the pieces. They are insanely well made!

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Product Description

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As Seen in Mothering Magazine, Nov-Dec 2008 issue.

FOR AGES: The fruit toys are for newborn and up BUT The tote itself is for 2 years and up.

Your little one will have so much fun carrying their fruit teether toys in this cute little tote! Inside the tote includes: banana, grapes and watermelon. Made and stuffed with the finest 100% organic Egyptian cotton. Size of tote is approximately 6 inches long, 4 inches wide and 3 inches high. Size of fruit teether toys vary from approximately 4 to 6 inches.

13 Villages Project

Under the Nile products are made out of 100% organic, Egyptian cotton that assures their products do not come into contact with any pesticides or chemicals during the manufacturing process. The company also practices in fair trade towards all of the people involved with the manufacturing process from start to finish.  The company utilizes 13 villages through teaching and educting the villagers to make the toys. This project is providing health care and gudance for maintaining overall health. The goal is to help these communities lead healthier and happier lives.

Originally posted 2013-10-21 06:45:11.

Wipes Wraps Review

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Babies are an amazingly beautiful blessing to have around, but some of their required accessories aren’t quite as nice on the eyes.  Wipes Wraps has decided to help you overcome the unsightliness of the Wipe boxes with these adorable covers!

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As any parent can attest, what item, next to the baby and the diapers themselves, do you touch in those first few years MORE than the baby wipes tub?  They’re stashed all over the house for at least a couple of years.  The unsightly (usually teal-colored) plastic baby wipes tub.  Not the most lovely accent item!

Thus were born WipesWraps Baby Wipes Covers.  The world’s first stretchable cloth cover to turn unsightly baby wipes tubs into the perfect accessory for any room or space. They are available in fun and fashionable prints for the nursery, living space, and bathroom.  Many moms and dads go to great lengths to make there babies spaces the most beautiful and serene space they can.  WipesWraps are a stylish, flexible, and fun solution to the challenge of hiding those baby wipes.  Banish the Unsightly Tub, that’s what we say!

My Thoughts

I think these are an adorable little accessory.  Especially if you have a certain decor that you regularly keep wipes in!  The ones I got would go great in my Aunties Jungle Themed Room, blending them in quite well!  Me personally, I am not an animal print person.  Of course, these are quite obviously not made of animal anything.

The wraps were a little difficult to get on at first and don’t quite cover the round lid of Huggies like I would have liked, but it still looked cute.  I think they are versatile enough to fit just about any wipes container.  After I took the cover back off, it shrank back to it’s original size and was very small.  I like that it doesn’t take up much room when not in use!

The Wipes Wrap would be a great gift for any new Mommy, especially any fashionable or trendy Mommies!!!

What do you think?  If you know anyone expecting, you might want to check out our other baby stuff reviews or make a Big Brother/Big Sister Kit for the new sibling!  😀

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Originally posted 2013-09-09 20:14:10.

See N Store Multi-Media Organizer from #BabyBeeHaven

BabyBeeHaven_026 seeNstoreCollage Gone are the days where there is nothing to keep the little one’s entertained while Mom is trying to shop.  Not only can they watch movies while we shop, they can also play interactive and educational games!  I saw a 2 year old playing educational games on a tablet, how crazy is that!  No more blocks I suppose!  Though, I do think the classic toys teach important skills, keeping them busy while we shop is one awesome thing of technology.  When Monkey drives me crazy, I toss the phone at her.  She would mindlessly follow after that, as she is gone in technology!  It works with little kids too!  LOL.

One worry is that they will drop the rather expensive little entertainment devices, but that worry is no longer with the Multi Media Stroller Organizer.  It connects to most any rear-facing or traditional stroller so that the device is secure.  It holds most iPads, tablets and portable DVD players and also gives you a little space to stick your phone, a bottle, a clip for your keys and even has an expandable trash bag!

I’m really amazed with the quality of the organizer and if you don’t have a device, it will still come in really handy as the place that holds the tablet/DVD player could easily be utilized to hold other things, perhaps a wallet so you don’t have to carry your purse, some snacks, or whatever you’d like to stick inside.

One safety warning is that they suggest making sure that your stroller won’t tip with the extra weight and suggest a max of 5 lbs.  They also warn not to place hot drinks in the drink holder as there are always those possibilities that you’d spill it on the little one!

Overall, I’m impressed with the See n’ Store Stroller Organizer.  I think that Baby-Bee Haven has made an amazing, quality product which is harder and harder to find these days!  If you’ve got a little one, you’ll want one.  Be sure and check them out!

From The Company

Stroller rides can’t all be as easy as a walk in the park. Whether you’re running errands or waiting in line, sometimes mom needs to keep baby entertained on the go. Finally there’s a stroller organizer that does it all, featuring multi-media storage as well as room for all your must-haves!

  • Keep baby entertained and engaged on the go!
  • Contain, carry, and protect all mom’s must-haves
  • Secure, viewable holder for tablet* or portable DVD player
  • Protective sleeve offers multi-media storage (for traditional strollers)

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Originally posted 2013-08-09 00:01:56.

Lullapop Lullabies CD & Parents Magazine Giveaway Ends 3/7

Music plays such an important role in the development of children, but why shouldn’t we enjoy it too? Lullapop Lullabies is a disc of today’s biggest hits made just for baby!

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There are so many studies regarding music, for babies and for uplifting spirits.  While many don’t particularly enjoy listening to lullabies, this little collection is a perfect combination for both the little ones and the parents.  Lullapop Lullabies holds a collection of today’s hits made into lullabies.  An interesting combination.

NEW YORK — Innovative independent record label Razor & Tie offers a fresh take on bedtime, naptime, or anytime for the littlest music aficionados with the digital release of Lullapop Lullabies onNovember 17, 2017. This irresistible 21-song album is designed with the millennial family in mind, offering enchantingly “lullafied” instrumental versions of current chart-toppers made famous by the likes of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Sia, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, and more.

The gentle, elegant orchestrations on Lullapop Lullabies hit just the right note when it comes to helping babies and toddlers drift off to dreamland. Glockenspiel, harp, and piano blend their sounds, transforming distinctive Top 40 hits like Justin Bieber’s “Despacito,” Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Adele’s “Hello,” and DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean” into serene-and-soothing lullabies for the four-and-under set.  This collection gets an A+ for putting smiles on the faces of parents who already know and love the familiar melodies.

Lullapop Lullabies will be available for streaming and download at all digital service providers, value priced at $7.99 per download. A physical release will follow on January 26, 2018, when CDs will be available nationwide at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retailers.

I have many friends whose little ones get stuck on various main stream media music and they tend to get old fast for the adults.  I love the kids music, personally, as it is totally silly and fits my silliness at times.  I highly suggest you check out Bear HuntMonster Suit!  If they aren’t up your alley, perhaps this one will be!

Lullapop CD and Parents Magazine Giveaway Ends March 7

One lucky winner won a copy of Lullapop Lullabies CD and a 2 year subscription to Parents magazine!