Sustainability Made Simple book + bag #WWHop2017 #giveaway

Unless you’ve been hiding under a moss-covered rock, you have probably tried at least one way to “go green” in the past few years.  Most of us have reached an awareness about reusing items, recycling, and reducing our footprint. Disclosure: I received a Growing a Green Family pack, too. Opinions shared are mine.  In the book Sustainability Made Simple, readers can consider some really do-able action steps to raising an environmentally aware family. [Read more…]

Sea of Cash $150 Paypal #giveaway open WW INT – ends 7/31

My laptop has been very good to me.  Though it’s not top of the line, and it doesn’t have fancy extras like a numerical keypad, it connects to the internet.  If you have access to the web, you have the potential to win a sea of cash using your computer and a few extra minutes!  Here are a few ways your laptop can earn you some cash, too.  This post contains my referral links, and I may earn a bonus if you use my links.  [Read more…]

The Questions Kids Ask! Mily Miss Questions DVD #giveaway ends 7/27 US

When my daughter was very young, she came into the living room when I was watching TV.  I rarely watch television by myself, so I guess it caught her by surprise.  She saw that I was watching the news and asked, “Are you pretending to be a daddy?”  HA!  In one of my favorite commercials, a dad sits with his daughter at a diner.  She asks one random question after another, until she finally stumps him with, “Where do babies come from?”  It makes me smile because that’s just how kids are.  They ask questions to help develop their understanding of the world.  NCircle Entertainment sent us a review copy of the new show Mily Miss Questions. Opinions shared are mine.  I watched it with the kids to see what Mily (pronounced “Milly”) would come up with!

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5 FREE Ways We Have Summer Fun #giveaway ends 7/26 US

Disclosure: I am an NCircle Entertainment blogger and receive DVDs for review. Opinions shared are mine. Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the Summer Fun Event are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.

Summer is my favorite season because I get to enjoy 10 weeks off with my kids!  After the first week, though, our togetherness starts to make me a little weary.  It’s challenging to find activities that are engaging for the kids yet won’t break the bank.  Here are some ways we find summer fun for free!  [Read more…]

The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd #giveaway ends 7/23 US – from the author of @Coffee__Crumbs

Disclosure: I received this book from the Tommy Mommy program. Opinions shared are mine.
When I was pregnant, a friend of mine told me that pregnancy was the easiest part of motherhood. The hard part, she said, was raising a family. At that time, I couldn’t see past my fear of the pain of childbirth. Two kids, 13 years, and 60 pounds later, I completely understand what she meant!  Motherhood means that you google weird things like, “Does broccoli make your pee smell funny?” and “What does ringworm look like?”  Motherhood means that you stay up all night listening to your child breathe, wondering if it sounds tight or wet.  Motherhood means that your heart breaks every time someone else looks at your child with disdain or pity.  Why didn’t anyone tell me those things when I was pregnant?  I think that’s what my friend meant when she said the hard part was coming later.  [Read more…]

God Loves Mommy and Daddy and Me #giveaway ends 7/20

Disclosure: I received these books from Tommy Mommy. Opinions shared are mine.

One of the deepest desires of my heart = my children will know God loves them with an unconditional, eternal kind of love.   It’s a lesson I’m still learning myself, and I long to help my children understand it.  Even from a young age, children test the boundaries of love.  Have you seen it?  Perhaps you’ve experienced that, or maybe you’ve been the one to toe the line.   [Read more…]

Grandpa Hugs from Tommy Nelson – book review #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book as a Tommy Mommy blogger. Opinions shared are mine.

A year ago in June, my grandfather succumbed to a long illness. He was always a strong, healthy man who earned the respect of so many.  I loved that he used to make me pancakes on his griddle, and how he watched Westerns until he fell asleep.   Thanks to his influence, I was able to learn what it meant to be in a for-life marriage with a Christian man.  I miss him tremendously! Grandpa Hugs is a sweet reminder of the way that grandfathers love the children in their lives. [Read more…]

Guardians of the Galaxy Dot-to-Dot book #giveaway ends 7/19 US

We’ve joined the camping world, and it’s fabulous!  In June, we bought a travel trailer with the intention of visiting some of the beautiful mountains and valleys we have near our home.  Since some of the campgrounds don’t have Wi-Fi, we knew the kids would need help finding other activities to keep them occupied.  Both of my kids love dot-to-dot books, so when I was invited to review this Guardians of the Galaxy book, I jumped at the chance. Opinions shared are mine!  [Read more…]

Hover: Revolt of Gamers virtual parkour game

Disclosure: I received a STEAM code to review this game. Opinions shared are mine.

My kids are big gamers.  Our family is fairly conservative, and I don’t usually allow the kids to play games that are rated Teen or above. The problem is that so many games have strong language, violence, mature content, and so on.   Therefore, it’s a constant challenge to find games that appeal to the kids but don’t seem babyish.  When I was invited to check out Hover : Revolt of Gamers, it seemed like it was the perfect game for my family! [Read more…]

Block Island Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30

 

When we went to the pool this week, I made sure to take my two necessities — sunscreen and a good book.

Thanks for stopping by the Award Winning giveaway hop!  We’re excited to work with Block Island to try their moisturizer with sunscreen; opinions shared here are mine. [Read more…]

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