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Reviews with a Giveaway!

I’ve come across some things lately that I wanted to share with you.

Bugaloo Kids is a company run by a mom like you–she makes AWESOME shoes, similar to Robeez, but as the website says, twice as cute, but half the price. Communication–wonderful.
Shipping–UBERfast. And if you order three pairs, shipping is FREE! Quality–Outstanding. Seriously, these are my new go-to baby shower gift.

I mean! Just look at that baby. I mean, the shoes. Just look at those shoes!

Raising your Spirited Child–I mentioned this book last week, but now that I’m nearly done with it, I can heartily recommend it. I found out, and really, this should not have come as a surprise, that I am a spirited child myself. I wish my mom could have read this book when I was growing up. I would also recommend the same author’s book Sleepless in America: Is your child misbehaving or just missing sleep?

The Word and Song Bible with CD’s is AWESOME!

This Bible/CD set is a tremendous resource for parents and kids. It is so well made and scripturally sound. It contains at least one beautifully illustrated story from every book of the Bible. Each story begins with a Bible verse and follows with an engaging narrative. Voices of the characters differ from the narration and include such well-knowns as Rebecca St. James, Joni Eaeckson Tada and Reggie White. Most stories are followed by a great song which reinforces the lessonand helps you and your child commit the key verse to memory. It is a great way to fill your children’s thoughts with things that matter for eternity. Make sure you get the CD’s with it, as I almost ordered just the Bible, which would still be good, but not as impactful for pre-readers.

The Road to Lost Innocence is a profound book. It’s an autobiography and a heartbreaking story. Somaly Mam was sold into Cambodian sex slavery as a pre-teen. This simple statement doesn’t even begin to cover the horror and pain that was her life as a young teen.

She now rescues girls in her situation, confronting a global abomination that is the sex trafficking of young women and girls. I had no idea of the massive monstrosity that this billion dollar devastation of lives is. Putting faces and stories to the words “Human Trafficking” will call you to action. You can find out how you can help at www.somaly.org

One step aheadIf you aren’t familiar with One Step Ahead (for babies and toddlers) or its sister company, Leaps and Bounds (for 3 and ups), you should check it out. This is a company founded by parents, a company who does its comparison shopping and has a parent panel to only offer top perfomers–

Now the Bumbo is available just about everywhere, but in 2004, One Step Ahead was the only place you could find one, and as you can see, we are still using it with Baby #3.

They sent us thisAnimal Crackers Giant Stacking Toy to see how we liked it. See Cadrian’s concentration face? He likes it.

He’s just starting to reach out and hold onto things. The soft easy to hold animal rings are perfect for him.

The two year old likes it too; especially using the soft pole on which to stack the animals as a sword, and lining the animal rings up her arm like giant bracelets.

We give it a thumb’s up.

And we want to give one to you too! One Step Ahead sent us another one for a lucky blog reader. To enter this Farm Fresh Giveaway, comment on your little one’s favorite toy or toys…(Christmas is coming after all). If you link back here, I’ll give you another entry, but leave me another comment telling me you did so.

And even if you aren’t the lucky winner, you can still save on Christmas gifts at One Step Ahead. Here’s how:

Coupon Code – BLOGSAVE
Valid now through 12/7/08
15% off orders of $85 or more

Comment by Saturday, before I get up and get on-line , to win!


It’s not what you think it is WINNER!

So the gross thing that Brielle ate not one, but three bites of? A beef bouillon cube!
That is so like her. She is a ‘tester’ through and through. She needs to be told “no” for the same thing over and over. She needs to see for herself what will happen if she pushes the sugar out of the bowl. Again. And again. She needs to feel for herself what the toilet water and the dryer lint feel like. She needs to taste for herself–three times apparently–what a bouillon cube tastes like.

The need is so driving, she will sneak out on the porch unbeknownst to me where the cubes are hidden in a box, unwrap one and do her little taste test without my knowing about it, until I find the remains the next time I go out on the porch.

(side story of why I have bouillon on the porch–My grandma had to move out of her condo and in with my aunt. She cleaned out her cabinets and gave my sister and me a huge box of baking goods like spices, baking chocolate, pasta ect. I sorted through it and the box was waiting on the porch to be taken over to Leah’s.)
The contestants are:
Crystal and Kelly both guessed right, and Andie alerted me to the fact that in my pregnancy induced ditziness (because I’ve NEVER been ditzy otherwise) I labeled the photo as “beef bouillon” and if you enlarge it, you can see the title of the photo.

I do what I can to make things easy for you here at Farm Fresh.

I so had a good laugh at myself!

Brielle has just woken up from her nap and DOES NOT want to play Mama’s silly little game.
‘Ok, fine. I’ll choose one.’
Crystal, here’s what you win: five handmade cards. Hope you like them!


It’s not what you think it is

Any guesses as to what my Sweet Baby B has been into now? I’ll even have a prize for the correct guess. If there is more than one correct guess, I’ll have her pull your name out of a hat. I’ll give you until I go to bed on Saturday to make your supposition.

You know, you can comment even if you don’t have a blog. Plus, I don’t have that annoying word verification thingie. I seem to never get that right on the first try. Slows me down.

Comment. Guess. Win.