Wife, Mummy, Nurse: November 2013

30 November 2013

doTERRA On Guard Beadlets {Giveaway}

My least favorite time of year is here: late fall/winter. It's the time where sickness increases. In order to try to stay healthy, I try to drink water, eat healthy food, and wash my hands. This year, I have learned about doTERRA On Guard BeadletsOn Guard Beadlets are an easy and convenient way to obtain the immune-boosting benefits of On Guard Essential Oil Blend. The beadlets are covered with vegetable oil that melts in your mouth; they contain these essential oils: 
  • Wild orange: contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antidepressant properties. Effective against flu and colds and recommended in early stages. 
  • Clove: has immune enhancing properties
  • Cinnamon: has antiseptic properties
  • Eucalyptus: helps support the respiratory system. Also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
  • Rosemary: helps restore mental alertness
Overall, I thought the taste was a wee bit strong, but I'm still taking them at times as a precaution, especially when my daughter had a cold. I took them for 3 days until she was getting over her symptoms, and no, I did not get her cold. The vegetable oil melted, but not completely, I would pull it out of my mouth after getting the essential oils; I'd love to try doTERRA's On Guard Essential Oil Protective Blend. I liked how convenient these are. I'm able to keep them in my purse and have them on the go.


The product I reviewed and the giveaway prize was provided by My Natural Family 
and will be shipped to the winner by My Natural Family.  
All opinions expressed are my honest opinions based on my personal experiences.  
If you own a blog and would like to run a giveaway like this, check out their blogger program.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


27 November 2013

Sales at Diaper Junction this FRIDAY!!



Black Friday through Cyber Monday online retailers have sales and promotions galore.  These promotions often include FREEBIES.  Free sample, free cloth diaper, free diaper rash cream, etc.
This year Diaper Junction is doing things a little different than most.  When you spend $75 11/28-12/3 at Diaper Junction you’ll be rewarded with a $25 Gift Certificate 10-14 days. Valid 12/15/13-11/15/14 purchase of any products you like or you can save it and use it in the future.  This allows you to CHOOSE YOUR OWN FREEBIES!
Perhaps you have your eye on an Boba Baby Carrier 4G?  Or maybe you’d like to save $25 off a Disana Wool Soaker {FYI: My FAVORITE wool soakers}? Whatever you want to do, you’ll have $25 to spend any way you choose!
You’ll also earn DOUBLE REWARDS 11/28-12/3.  This gives you the opportunity to receive points redeemable for up to 20% back!  A crazy awesome deal!
GIVEAWAYS ALL DAY 11/28-12/3!  Make sure to follow Diaper Junction on Facebook, they’ll have GIVEAWAYS throughout each day, 11/28-12/3 so you’ll have SO MANY chances to win you won’t want to leave the computer! I'll definitely have my computer at my in-laws on Friday entering these giveaways.

Are you planning on shopping for cloth diapers on Friday?
If so, check out Diaper Junction.

26 November 2013

Currently

Thinking about {pondering} what item{s} I should make out of the box of Babyville Boutique products. The choices are endless, but I need to be finished sewing no later than Wednesday. Decisions, decisions...

Also, I'm trying not to be worried about the possibility of getting sick on the way to my parents. Two years ago, when we were still 2 1/2 from my parents, I was sick at the side of the road. It was HORRIBLE. I wanted to turn around and go home, but Drew refused {thankfully}. We were halfway there, plus they were wonderful in waking up when I called and asked them to come and get "the baby" {15 month old}. Charis LOVED that Thanksgiving; she was doted on by my siblings and their spouses.

Reading The Street Lawyer by John Grisham. Well technically, I'm listening to it when I'm driving in the car. I'm only 25% of the way through it; hopefully, I'll update you more on it later.

Watching NCIS. Yes. I love watching NCIS. I'm sure people who work in government hate it, much like I dislike most medical dramas *cough* ER *cough*. But since it's not job related, I enjoy watching it immensely.

Thankful for my family. Praying for the trip we'll be taking to see them for Thanksgiving. Thankful that my parents and in-laws live in the same town, which helps make holidays easier, since we don't have to go to two places hours apart in a short amount of time.

I'm linking up at A Mama Collective



25 November 2013

Buttons Diapers Prize Pack {Giveaway}



Welcome to the Buttons Diapers Holiday Giveaway sponsored by the Daily Globe and hosted by The Parenting Patch!

With the holidays approaching, how would you like to win a Buttons Diapers prize pack? Heather at The Parenting Patch absolutely loves her Buttons Diapers and even bought all the colors currently available. For more information, check out her Buttons Diaper Review.

One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch will win five (5) Buttons Diapers covers in choice of color and ten (10) Buttons Diapers inserts in choice of size valued at $90. To enter for your chance to win the Buttons Diapers Holiday Giveaway, simply use the following Rafflecopter form. Good luck! Happy holidays!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Buttons Diapers Holiday Giveaway is open worldwide. An international winner will receive $90 via PayPal in lieu of the specified prize. The Buttons Diapers Holiday Giveaway ends at midnight CST on December 9, 2013. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Parenting Patch and other participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

22 November 2013

This Moment

Pictureless. My camera batteries are getting recharged, and I hope to post the picture tomorrow.

The afternoon was spent knitting fingerless mitts to give as a Christmas gift to my sister in law. They're knit with Mochi Plus yarn. Overall, I am thrilled with this yarn; it's so soft and the colors are vivid. I hope my SIL and sister are not turned off by the mitts being fraternal twins, instead of identical. I like the variation, but I'm not sure if they'd like it.

21 November 2013

Thankfulness Thursday


:Charis told me she is thankful for her "ducky" and happy meals. Yes, I took her to McDonalds. Shes has been doing VERY well going potty, and I wanted to give her a happy meal. No, we do not go McDonalds often, but she knows what the golden arches stand for. She received a "ducky" as part of her happy meal. The good news is once she saw "ducky", she forgot about eating her chemical-laden "food". FYI, the "ducky" is actually a penguin, but Charis insists that it's a duck.

:I'm thankful that my salvation is not a result of feeding my daughter an occasional fast food outing vs. making everything from scratch. Salvation is found in CHRIST ALONE. Yes, I breastfed, used cloth diapers, try to cook mostly from scratch, etc. but if I let these define who I am, especially to the point of looking down on someone who does not do these things, then I'm sinning. Doing these things does not make me better or worse than the next person, and I need to stop thinking {and saying} that I am a bad mom when my daughter had formula or when we used a disposable diaper on her or when I take her to eat fast food.

What are you thankful for?

Thankful for our Followers


Welcome to the Thankful for our Followers Giveaway Hop hosted by So Easy Being Green.
YOU are the reason that we host giveaways so it's time to show our appreciation to you... our readers and blog followers. Normally we offer giveaways with entries to help boost our blog, but this Hop is all about making it easier on YOU. Each blogger in this Hop is offering a wonderful prize, worth at least $25 and ALL giveaways have only ONE way to enter! Hop around to them all as we show you how we're Thankful for YOU!



I have finally opened up an Etsy shop. It's something I have wanted to do for awhile, but I kept coming up with "reasons" {AKA excuses} not to. It's called Gortree Road Creations, and right now it only has three items listed. 

You may be wondering, "Where did you get the name?" Gortree Road was the road my grandparents lived on in Northern Ireland. Here's a small piece of trivia: Gortree means "the field of the gallows." We have no clue why it's called that.

My Granny would send us hand knit and machine knit sweaters that she made for birthdays and Christmases. The summers I would spend in Northern Ireland were often spent picking up knitting needles again and reminding myself how to knit. Never mind the fact that it would often be 2+ years since I had previously knit. Because of this, I originally thought to name myself "Gortree Road Knits", but I did not want to limit myself if I decided to add more products.

For this giveaway, I will be giving away a pair of newborn Santa Claus hand knit wool longies. They are already lanolized and ready to put on a baby. Giveaway is OVER. 



Winner: Samantha Y.



So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Thankful for our Followers participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

20 November 2013

Christmas Gifts: Christina Mitts {Yarn Along}


I cast off the My striped & slouchy hat I knit last week, but there's no photograph because I still need to block it. Note to self: MUST do that before this weekend.

I started knitting Christina mitts for a Secret Santa handmade gift exchange I'm taking part in; I always have a hard time knowing what handmade items to give someone I don't know. Overall, I'm happy with how they're turning out, but if I knit them again, I'm definitely knitting a thumb gusset. I'm using size 7 needles like the pattern calls for, except for the top ribbing where I'm using size 6 needles instead.

I haven't been doing too much reading lately due to a knitting surge because of Christmas.

What are you knitting or reading?
Join me at Ginny's Yarn Along.

12 Days of Crunchy: 2 Mommy Con Tickets and Choice of The Keeper Cup


On the 7th Day of Crunchy, Spray Pal and The Inquisitive Mom Gave Away...

Prize 15 (US Only) 

2 MommyCon Tickets (Twitter Party Prize) 

and

Choice of The Keeper Cup or Moon Cup


I'm joining Spray Pal and The Inquisitive Mom November 14th through the 25th for the 12 Days of Crunchy Event (Enter and RSVP for the twitter part using this link)! Each day leading up to the twitter party, a new blogger will share the details of that day's prize and reveal a new entry for the day.

I'm excited to share today's prizes, which include 2 MommyCon Tickets and a choice of a Keeper Cup or a Moon Cup! Be sure to enter to win and RSVP here for the #12CrunchyDays Twitter Party! You can also grab daily entries here by filling out the entry form below.

MommyCon



MommyCon is a boutique style convention dedicated to bringing modern parents and mothers-to-be together. Their focus is on natural and organic parenting methods and timeless tidbits as we journey through parenthood together. MommyCon seminars and workshops include; babywearing, birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, car seat safety, natural health and medicine, baby gear, childproofing and so much more!

MommyCon ends each event with amazing giveaways and each attendee gets a gift bag from our sponsors. A day at MommyCon features over a dozen speakers, workshops, shopping and more! MommyCon has between 300-1500 attendees depending on the city and six 2014 MommyCon Events are already scheduled!

The Keeper Cup

The Keeper is an organic and eco-friendly feminine product. The Keeper menstrual cup is a great alternative to tampons and other more traditional feminine hygiene products. The Keeper Menstrual cup is exceptionally environmentally friendly. The menstrual cups are made out of organic natural gum rubber. This green product is reusable and is good for the environment because there is no waste to throw away month after month. In fact, the female scientists in The Biosphere 2 used The Keeper as their sole form of feminine protection. Visit The Inquisitive Mom's review of The Keeper Cup and The Moon Cup to learn why she will never go back to using tampons after using this comfortable, cost saving, eco-friendly product!

Get your daily entries into the giveaway here!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

19 November 2013

Merry Fluffy Christmas is Coming Again!!!!



I can't believe that Merry Fluffy Christmas starts in less than two weeks!! This will be my THIRD year participating. My sponsors are Babyville Boutique and Gortree Road Creations. Babyville Boutique has come out with new products since I reviewed them in February, and they graciously agreed to sponsor another giveaway. My review will be posted closer to the giveaway.

This is seriously the BIGGEST cloth diapering event of the season so make sure you come back then to check out all of the amazing prizes on each of the 45 different participating blogs!! This year, we have decided to do something a bit different and have two HUGE Grand Prize packages, on both of the host blogs, And Then There Were 5 and Mommy's Favorite Things! Here is the first peek at what will be offered during the event!


The Grand Prize Package on And Then There Were 5… contains amazing products from these incredible companies:



The Grand Prize Package on Mommy's Favorite Things includes some more amazing brands and products as well:
  • KRaz Couture (Starter kit, Diaper of choice, wipes, lovey, wet bag and $15 certificate) $78
  • Imagine (fitted, cover and wet/dry bag) $47
  • Bummis (OS Cover, 6 prefolds and Biosoft liners) $40.95-$52.95
  • Rarpz (2 Boo! Nappies) $66
  • Gone Green Mama (2 Hybrid Fitteds of choice) $60-$70
  • Moraki (Frosty and Christmas Tree Diapers) $66
  • Fancy Cloth (Diaper, Bum Balm, Cloth Wipes) $50

Are you excited yet?!

Come back on December 1st to enter to win these amazing prizes and SO many more!

Didymos Didy Tai Giveaway Opp

 
Didytai Giveaway Event
Sponsored by Adriane Stare of Caribou Baby
 
Hosted by:
 
Co-hosted by:
Our Piece of Earth According to Jenny Zephyr Hill Blog
The Median Mommy Life as a Wife, Mummy and Nurse I Thought I Knew Mama
Mommy's Favorite Things Kerrific online Living Peacefully with Children
Hobo Mama Momma Lew
   

Are you ready?!

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving - the frenzy starts! We are giving away a very awesome and beautiful Woven Mei Tai - The Didymos Didy Tai valued at $190. Residents of US and Canada.
This giveaway is unique. The Didymos Didy Tai is a wonderful marriage between a woven wrap and a Buckle carrier. It's Super fast (and easy to learn) like the buckle carrier and snugly like a wrap. The DidyTai (or wrap-tai) has a criss-cross back for weight support. This is the only Mei Tai style carrier that Caribou Baby recommends for newborns because of the tremendous back support - and the ability to carry the baby legs out in a deep squat - from day 1.
The DidyTai is versatile. Its toggle base allows for a great newborn hold and for the mobility of an older baby.
 
Other features of the Didy Tai include:
  • Reversible two-color carrier
  • Anatomically correct squat-spread-position
  • Special, diagonally stretchable cloth
  • Lightweight and handy
  • Free from any toxic materials
  • Pure organic cotton
  • Non-toxic dyes
  • Made in Germany
  • Machine washable
  • Long-lasting and resistant
The giveaway begins on December 4th. Make sure you sign up for my RSS feed so that you are reminded about this giveaway.  
   

Mei Tai Love

Take a look at why The Squishable Baby loves Mei Tais and why she wanted to host this event!

       
Life as a Wife, Mummy, and Nurse is not responsible for prize distribution.
 

18 November 2013

First Cara Box



When I was younger, one of my favorite things was sending and receiving letters. I had at least six different pen pals from various places in the country and world-3 in the US, 1 from Canada, 1 from Northern Ireland {a second cousin}, and 1 in France. When I saw Wifessionals organizes a quarterly e-mail/gift box exchange, I decided to jump at the chance. This was my first time participating. We are given two people to communicate with. The first, we are to get to know them and send a package to that individual. The second, we get to know them and receive a package from her.


Amy from New Mom Problems sent me my box. Upon opening it, I noticed that everything comes from Target. I LOVE Target! It's one of my favorite stores, and I go there at least weekly. In my box, I received

  • A notebook. I collect notebooks/journals. It's so much fun {and embarrassment} to see what I read, was struggling with, learned, etc. 
  • Pumpkin spice coffee. Gotta have my cup of jo.
  • An Autumn Harvest candle. The scent is amazing, but I have not started burning it because I want to finish my pumpkin candle.
  • A pumpkin tea towel
  • And CHOCOLATE. Sadly, it's all gone.

I sent a box over to Natalie; she blogs at Sweetie's Studio. If you want to see what I sent her and her thoughts, read here.

Overall, I had a good experience with the Cara Box and hope to sign up again on December 2.


15 November 2013

Charis is Home {This Moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


Taken this morning: My daughter came home last night!!!!!! It was far too quiet here this past week. This morning, she's already talking my ear off, and I'm okay with that. She's told me about 
:Going to the "Woods with Granny and Grandad"
:"Putting ornaments on the tree with Grandma and J."
:How her toe "came from County Market"
:Scottish and American hugs

I'm treasuring these moments. 

14 November 2013

Thankfulness Thursday


:Freezer: Late summer, my parents bought us a small chest freezer to fit in our kitchen.
I'm still getting used to the fact that we have more freezer space.

:My dad: In August when I was visiting my parents, my father made ham loaf.
He gave one to me to take home and eat. I finally ate it this week. 

:Leftover food: There was a lot of ham loaf, so I added salad greens.
Before finishing the ham in the above bowl, I finished the salad and added more.

What are some thing you're thankful for?


13 November 2013

Christmas Gifts: Pilot Cap {Yarn Along}


Christmas knitting is well underway. I knit a Pilot cap for my sister's baby. Overall the directions were easy, but I'm more of a visual learner, so I was confused by the directions for the applied i-cord {of course the headache didn't help}. I looked up YouTube directions on knitting applied i-cord edging; then when I looked back at the written directions, I was stunned that it looked like Greek the previous day because I thought, "Oh, I should have understood this."


I started knitting the My striped & slouchy hat for my mum for Christmas. I've been weaving in the ends as this is being knit, since weaving in ends is my least favorite thing to do in knitting.

What are you knitting or reading?
Join me at Ginny's Yarn Along.

12 November 2013

Little Pim Giveaway

 
Little Pim Giveaway - Discovery Set DVD
Sponsored by Little Pim
   
Hosted by:
   
There are many benefits to early acquisition of a second language.
  • Young learners can acquire native-like fluency.
  • Young learners learn naturally, like they learn their mother tongue.
  • Young learners can hear critical differences in sounds.
  • The brain is flexible in the young learner. It's made to learn new languages.
  • Young learners acquire cognitive advantages - such as critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility in thought.
  • Learning a new language gives children a better understanding of their native language.
  • Learning a new language opens up the child's sphere of friends and acquaintances
  • Having a second language Increases marketability for colleges and beyond.
  • And much more!
    Read what some of our Co-hosts have to say about the importance of learning a second language.
   
1 lucky winner will receive The Discovery
set of DVDs in the language of choice
ARV $59.99 US and Canada (Canadian residents will receive downloadable copies)
 
Enter below for your chance to win!
   
 
A huge thanks to all the blogs that are participating in this event!
 
Wife, Mummy, Nurse Mommy's Favorite Things Unschooling Momma
Kids Yoga Stories Homemaking With Style Momma Lew's Blog
P is for Preschooler Mrs. Tee Love, Life and Laughter Crafty Mom Share
Mommynificent
 

11 November 2013

Little Pim: I Can Count {Spanish} Review

My daughter knows her Spanish numbers from 1-10. When I saw Little Pim: I Can Count (Spanish) at the library, I borrowed it. I wanted to see if it could help build up Charis' Spanish vocabulary more than just counting.

Little Pim was created by Julia Pimslaur Levine after discovering there were no high quality educational materials for teaching toddlers a foreign language. Julia's father was Dr. Paul Pimsleur, creator of the Pimsleur method, which is a language-learning program for adults.  Little Pim uses the Entertainment Immersion Method® and helps keep children's attention span by use of repetition and play. Little Pim helps make language learning accessible to all children. It is designed for children from birth to age 6.

Little Pim: I Can Count (Spanish) introduces children to 60 Spanish words or phrases. At the beginning, the DVD introduces children to counting in Spanish. Other words or phrases, such as body parts or animals, are brought in to reinforce counting in Spanish, such as "dos ojos" (two eyes) or "tres gatititos" (three cats). My daughter's favorite part was when girls were dresses as "princesas" (princesses) and jumping up and down.

To be honest, I used to be hesitant about having Charis watch a DVD to help her learn, but I have found, she pays attention to it and stays engaged in the lesson. Plus, I'm able to sit down with her and learn as well, since most of what I learned in high school Spanish was forgotten. I highly recommend Little Pim and plan on buying a few DVDs for my daughter.

Have you tried Little Pim before? What was your experience? 
What language would you choose? 

This post contains affiliate links. 
Little Pim has no idea who I am; I just love their products.


10 November 2013

WEXY Eco-friendly Colorful Character Snack Bags For Kids Disposable Review



My daughter and I often go on walks to the park. Since it's a 3+ mile round trip, I often bring snacks {grapes, carrots, apple slices, cubed cheese, etc.} with us, so we can eat something if we get hungry. Often the snacks I bring need to be in some sort of container. When I heard of WEXY bags, I immediately wanted to look into them. They are:
Eco-friendly snack bags. They are biodegradable, BPA Free, Recyclable , and reusable. Made in the USA.  WEXY bags feature four funky monsters that all kids love.  Colorful and fun!
Each box has 4 different monsters and contain 28 bags. The bags are 5 X 6" and are made in the USA. My daughter loves these because of the "monsters"; her favorite is the "pink monster". I like these because they are BPA free, and I'm able to recycle them when we're out. You can use these bags for a variety of things: school lunches, passing out Halloween candy, crafts, etc. The one downside is these aren't as big as other disposable bags-only half a sandwich fits in with ease.



Be sure to follow WEXY on Facebook.


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.

The Family - La Familia Book Review




Charis loves learning Spanish. I find one of the easier ways to teach her is informally, using everyday words that she already knows. One way this is accomplished is by reading bilingual children's books and pointing at pictures.

The Family - La Familia by Suzy Liebermann. The book starts out with Spanish and English greetings one uses when they start a conversation. Some of the words we have learned so far are:

  • Abuela: grandmother
  • Abuelo: grandfather
  • Amigos: friends
I recommend the book only if you are starting out learning Spanish or have a young child. It is very repetitive, which is good if you have a three year old, but if your child is older or has already learned Spanish, I don't think this book is for you. The pictures are colorful which helped keep my daughter's attention.


Do you teach your children a foreign language?
If so, what methods do you use?

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.

08 November 2013

My Wannabe Hippie {This Moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


LOVES wearing headbands. The headband that the pumpkin is wearing in this photo was made by me. She LOVES it, and wears it often. 

07 November 2013

Three Headaches This Week

For the last three days, I've had a headache on and off. It is so frustrating. I want to knit, but instead I'm read the directions and they look like a foreign language. I know this should not be the case, and it's frustrating. I want to finish knitting my niece's Christmas gift and finish Charis's cowl. Instead, I try to lie down and close my eyes praying that God would take my headache away. Plus, it doesn't help I don't have anything to take right now. I need to start carrying my essential oils around with me.

06 November 2013

 
Little Pim Giveaway - Discovery Set DVD
Sponsored by Little Pim
   
Hosted by:
 
We are gearing up for Little Pim Giveaway- the award-winning "at home" language program for children 0-6 years-old!
 
There are many benefits to early acquisition of a second language.
  • Young learners can acquire native-like fluency.
  • Young learners learn naturally, like they learn their mother tongue.
  • Young learners can hear critical differences in sounds.
  • Their brain is flexible - and made to learn a new language.
  • Young learners acquire cognitive advantages - such as critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility in thought.
  • Gives children a better understanding of their native language.
  • Opens up the child's sphere of friends and acquaintances
  • Increases marketability for colleges and beyond.
  • And much more!
   
Read my review of Little Pim here.
 
1 lucky winner will receive the Discovery set of DVD's in the language of choice.
ARV $59.99 US only.
   
Make sure to subscribe to my RSS feed so you will be reminded about the giveaway.
   
A huge thanks to all the blogs that are participating in this event!
 
Wife, Mummy, Nurse Mommy's Favorite Things Unschooling Momma
Kids Yoga Stories Homemaking With Style Momma Lew's Blog
P is for Preschooler Mrs. Tee Love, Life and Laughter Crafty Mom Share
Mommynificent
 

05 November 2013

Mei Tai Giveaway Opp


Sponsored by Caribou Baby
 
Hosted by:
   
~PLEASE READ THIS BLOGGER OPP IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE FILLING IN ANY FORMS~
 
We are giving away a beautiful - one of a kind - Didymos DidyTai RV $190. US 18+
 
The DidyTai is a wonderful marriage between a woven wrap and a Buckle carrier. Super fast (and easy to learn) like the buckle carrier and snugly like a wrap. The DidyTai (or wrap-tai) has a criss-cross back for weight support. This is the only Mei Tai style carrier that Caribou Baby recommends for newborns because of the tremendous back support - and the ability to carry the baby legs out in a deep squat - from day 1.
The DidyTai is versatile. Its toggle base allows for a great newborn hold and allows for the mobility of an older baby.
 
Other features of the Didy Tai include:
  • Reversible two-color carrier
  • Anatomically correct squat-spread-position
  • Special, diagonally stretchable cloth
  • Lightweight and handy
  • Free from any toxic materials
  • Pure organic cotton
  • Non-toxic dyes
  • Made in Germany
  • Machine washable
  • Long-lasting and resistant
  Free Blogger Opp We are looking for bloggers who have Twitter AND Facebook followings larger than 1,500 - who are willing to post 3 posts (the blogger opp, the getting excited about babywearing post on November 19th and the Giveaway post on December 4th) and promote on Facebook AND Twitter at least 4X per week. If you have the above qualifications - you will receive a free Twitter and Facebook Link in the giveaway. All HTML will be provided.   Co-host pages and paid links are available.  
Co-host pages $15
4 additional links and back link to your blog
 
Paid links
$4 per link
 
Forms and Blogger Opp HTML
 
  1. Fill out this form to enter the giveaway.
  2. Blogger Opp Post HTML can be found here.
  3. Fill out this form to report your Blogger Opp Posting links.
  A very special Thank you to the Lovely Babywearing and Natural parenting blogs that are helping to spread the news of this giveaway!  
Our Piece of Earth According to Jenny Zephyr Hill Blog
The Median Mommy Life as a Wife, Mummy and Nurse I Thought I Knew Mama
Mommy's Favorite Things Kerrific online Living Peacefully with Children
Hobo Mama
    IMPORTANT: It’s important that you report all of your posts (link will be in the email when I provide the HTML) and promote at least 4X per week on both Twitter and Facebook. If you do not do these things, your links will be removed.
 

Ragababe {Giveaway}


RagaBabe Giveaway
In celebration of her son's third birthday The Anti June Cleaver partnered up with a group of bloggers and fellow cloth diaper addicts to bring YOU a gift. Her favorite diaper, the highly sought after RagaBabe 2-Step. 
If you've tried RagaBabe then you know how amazing they are. If you haven't but have wanted to, here's your chance to score one without having to wait for a stocking. 

04 November 2013

I have a...

...Niece!!!

I've mentioned a few time that my sister was pregnant. She did not find out the sex of the baby until she gave birth. I'm thrilled to announce she gave birth about a month ago to a little baby girl-MJ. I met her for the first time yesterday!! She was baptized by my brother. I cried during and after the baptism. I love how baptisms are a reminder of God's covenant with us.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself. And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” ~Acts 2:38-40


01 November 2013

Charis Talking {This Moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



I love having a three year old.
:inquisitive
:independence {it's a love/hate relationship with this one}
:curiosity
:learning by leaps and bounds
:imagination
:language learning