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When our girls were born (they are now 13 and 14) the must have book for parents was the What to Expect series.  Much has changed since our girls were born and I was curious what is new and especially what is the new must have book for parents of toddlers and babies.  I knew there had to be something!

Then I was sent this book and knew it must be it! Baby and Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents’ Top 150 Questions.

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It is written by Tanya Altmann who is both the author and a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics.  The book is laid out in chapters with questions, advice and bonus tips from Tanya throughout.  It has the most recent information on topics like “Do I really need to give medicine for a fever?” Or “What is the appropriate amount of Acetaminophen to give?”.

I put the book to the test by looking up a few of the questions we’d had over the course of raising our 4 kids.

Like the ever allusive tummy ache.  How many times kids have complained that their tummy hurts.  They are young enough you know it hurts, and maybe sometimes there are tears.  But is it something more?  Do we need to call the doctor?  The book gives great advice on this topic, like keeping a food diary to see if perhaps there is a certain food, or food group, triggering these tummy aches.  It goes through a list of questions to ask yourselves (or the doctor).

I was pleased with the content of every question I looked up.  It was informative, without being overly basic.  It felt valuable to me, even as a quite seasoned parent and I KNOW would be invaluable to new/expectant parents as well.

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Our foster daughter brought the total count of our family up to 7.  Doing laundry for 7 people is no easy task.  Even though the kids all help at varying levels, our washer and dryer stay so busy that I almost feel sorry for them.  Laundry made easier sounds so nice right?  That’s exactly what you get when you check out the LG Twin Wash system at Best Buy.

LG TwinWash

Here is what Best Buy says about the LG TwinWash.

If you want to upgrade your laundry room for the new year, there’s no better way than with an LG washer and dryer. Raise your appliances to a comfortable height and get valuable storage with a traditional pedestal. Or choose the SideKick pedestal washer that will wash an additional small load ─ perfect for a load of delicate items.

If you’re interested in refreshing your clothes without laundering, consider the LG Styler ─ a steam clothing care system that can reduce wrinkles and odors in as little as 20 minutes.

While many of these features sounds nice….wrinkle reduction, nice height when using a pedestal…the feature that really gets me going is the SideKick pedestal washer that can wash an ADDITIONAL small load!  What??? That seriously is mind blowing to me!!! Laundry made easier?  Yes please!  I know it’s a small load capacity, but still.  We could get all the underwear and bras through the SideKick while the regular clothes went through the TwinWash.  What a brilliant idea and it does not take up more room!

SOLD!

If you are thinking of upgrading your washer and/or dryer then make sure you head to Best Buy, either a physical store or online.  And they have a special offer now through April 4, 2018 to save $500!! Get all the details on their site.

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

 

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I think these looks pretty amazing.  When looking at the photos of the ones they made, it is not instantly noticeable which is the real animal and which is the Cuddle Clone!  What a neat idea for the pet lover in your life.

 

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

I don’t know about you, but Christmas break was AWESOME and going back to real life has been hard.  So I am extra excited to bring you this giveaway with a chance to win a $25 gift card to Starbucks!!! Yea coffee!!!!

Most people on the Eastern half of the country are getting hit with some winter weather. Most of the country (and continent) is seeing some pretty cold temps. So here’s your chance to warm up with something delicious! Head below and enter to win a $25 Starbucks gift card to nourish your tummy and take some time to sit back and relax.

Giveaway is open to US &CAN and ends on 1/22 at 11:59pm EST. Good luck! Must be 18+ to enter.

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

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Great devotional for girls #ad

As our girls get older, we enjoy watching them make their faith, their own.  One common struggle though is finding devotionals for them.   It seems there are an abundance of them for younger kids and college-age girls.  But very few that are actually for their age range 13-18.  It can be a hard age range to cover.  Some girls in that age group are immature and just want to play and have fun.  Others are sincere about their faith and longing to go deeper in God’s word.  Still others are dealing with complex issues like teenage pregnancy, abusive parents and more.  Writing content for that age group is quite challenging, at least in my opinion.  Finally though, we have a great devotional for girls called Adored.

Help young women tackle the issues they’re facing, while learning how precious they are to God! Each daily entry features a Scripture verse; relevant devotion on topics including bullying, social media, friendships, and dating; journaling space for reflection; and real-world applications to help them find God in their hearts and lives. Ages 13 and up.

In an ever-changing world, we can be certain of one thing: we are beloved by God. Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women tackles tough topics girls face, from bullying and social media to friendships and dating, all the while showing readers how infinitely precious they are in God’s sight.

Each day features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse and journaling space to help readers reflect on the day’s message. With honest, poignant, and sometimes humorous text, every page will speak to the pressures and changes girls face, giving them real-world applications to find God in their hearts and in their lives. Perfect for everyday use, Adored will resonate with girls searching for truth and guidance. Gift givers will love this highly designed book featuring a beautiful, foiled cover, two-color interior pages, and a ribbon marker.”

Order a copy for your girls today!

 

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen