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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

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.

 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!

You can get yours through Amazon by clicking on the picture above or you can see what else they have on their website.

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.

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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.

PRODUCT DETAILS

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

Fruit Tote with Teether Toys

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!

Fruit Tote & Teething Toys!

Product Description

From the Company

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 educating the villagers to make the toys. This project is providing health care and guidance 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!

From The Company

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.

My Raz Baby Pacifier Review

Binky’s are one of the most prevalent baby necessities for almost every family.  From as young as 4 weeks old, sometimes even younger, babies have their binky.  Binkies come by many names: pacifier, peacemaker, and (according to thesaurasize which I had never heard before) there are 102 that they know of.  My personal favorite is the plug.  That’s what I call them.  They plug up that crying pretty quickly!
There is that bad side to binkys, you know, when the kids learn to throw it!  It’s amazing how it helps them learn motor development, but it’s still not a fun game.  Goes something like this: binky gets thrown, Mommy gets binky, wash binky, give binky back, binky gets thrown, repeat.  While the only way I know to stop that game is to clip them on the baby, those things get lost and things happen.  What if you could modify the game a bit to your favor…  For example: binky gets thrown, Mommy gets binky, wash binky, give binky back, repeat.  I know, germs are evil, we must keep as many as possible from our little ones so I’ve got a product for ya: Keep-it-Kleen Pacifiers made by RaZ baby.

The important stuff:

  • made for babies from 0 to 36 months
  • closes when dropped
  • BPA free
  • built in shields to keep them clean when they hit the floor
  • personalization available (only $5.99!!!)
  • adorable designs 
  • teether binky’s
  • free shipping on orders of $19.95+
  • binky’s range from $4.99 up
You can find them here!  Get yours ordered now!  You’ll love them!!!

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Originally posted 2013-04-15 18:39:00.

Baby Comfy Nose Nasal Aspirator

Hey everyone…  Don’t know if you’ve ever seen the baby nose sucker thingies but I can say that if you have you know that the concept is disgusting!  Here is a new one that isn’t nearly as bad!  Check out the details!  I’d love to hear some baby tips to put in some baby books I’m making.  😀


If you’ve ever used a bulb or battery-type aspirator to clear the mucus out of your little one’s nose, you’ve probably said to yourself: “There has to be a better way!” Well, we just found a better way and it’s called the BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator. Here’s the amazing part (or gross part – depending on your perspective) it uses your own suction. And that’s why it’s superior to standard aspirators. Think about it: your own lungs are a really strong and natural vacuum cleaner – much more powerful than a tiny bulb or battery-powered motor. And the result is just a more effective method of clearing your baby’s sinuses.

But have no fear; you won’t suck boogies into your mouth because of the design of the receptacle and the tissue filter that you insert into the body of the aspirator. This is why pediatricians are recommending BabyComfyNose to moms and dads. Recently, Dr. Sears of The Doctors TV Show recommended the BabyComfyNose as the best way to clear babies’ noses. Take a look at the video ‘How to Use the BabyComfyNose’ here www.babycomfynose.com to see how well it works. The folks at BabyComfyNose are also offering a 20%-off coupon. Details here http://www.babycomfynose.com/usfamilyguide.

Originally posted 2013-03-18 02:41:00.