Bulu Box Promotion

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Are you trying to get healthy? I am and the perfect partner in the pursuit of a healthier you is the Bulu Box.  It’s like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist as a best friend. Each month, a box of healthy discoveries is shipped right to your door for just $10. You learn about that month’s 4-5 premium samples, try each one and see what fits into your individual healthy lifestyle.

For sharing your opinions on each month’s samples through a quick survey, we will give you 50 Rewards Points (that’s $5!) to use in our shop to get more of your favorites. Get a 3 Month Subscription for just $15 (regularly $30)! at Bulu Box – Use code WOWZA 

Head over and check them out. Stay tuned to my review of the Bulu Box.  Vitamins, sports nutrition, diet, and healthy snacks are a few of the options to choose from. It’s great for family, there’s a women’s, kid’s and men’s categories.

 

 

 

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Sunday’s Best Linkup – #45

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Welcome to Week 45 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. The foliage has peaked, slowly dropped off and is now waiting to be raked, burned and bagged in my part of the world. I’m looking forward to seeing the kids jump into piles of leaves over the next few weeks. We’re discussing Thanksgiving in my house and we’re also continuing our Lets Give Thanks theme.  We’re looking for fall and Thanksgiving posts, crafts and decorating, recipes, photos with fall colors, and anything you would like to share surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.

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8 Celebrity Children’s Book Authors

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When most people think of celebrities, they think of glitz and glamor.  I have discovered several celebrity children’s book authors and I thought I would share their books for you to review and possibly give as gifts. I love the books not because they are written by celebrities, but because they are written by celebrities who have a special affinity for children. Check out my list:

Julianne Moore –   My Mom Is a Foreigner  This book is about multi-cultures and diversity. It is appropriate for ages 5 – 8 years and has 40 pages.

Jim Carrey –  How Roland Rolls  –  This book is about a wave named Roland who’s afraid that, one day, when he hits the beach, his life will be over. It is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 68 pages. Jim Carrey won the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for this book.

Octavia Spencer  The Time-Capsule Bandit This book is about 12-year-old Randi Rhodes. Randi loses her mother at age 12. She is an aspiring detective and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  She finds satisfaction in solving crimes anonymously.  The book is appropriate for ages 8 –  12 and has 240 pages.

Jamie Lee Curtis – My Brave Year of Firsts –  This book celebrates the extraordinary, everyday bravery of trying new things for the very first time. This book is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 40 pages.

Tori Spelling Presenting . . . Tallulah  –  This book is about a little girl named Tallulah. All her life, Tallulah has heard DON’T.  Don’t get dirty, talk loudly or  wear jeans. With the help of friends, she finds out who she really is.  This book is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 32 pages.

Mario Lopez – Mario and Baby Gia    This book is Mario and his cousin Gia. Mario’s Nana asks him to babysit his cousin Gia while she bakes. Baby Gia who reminds Mario that a family is built on love and caring.  This book is appropriate for ages 3 – 5 and has 32 pages.

Whoopi Goldberg –  Sugar Plum Ballerinas 1: Plum Fantastic  –  This book is about Alexandrea who has just moved from Georgia to New York City’s Harlem.  Al finds herself in the classroom at the Nutcracker School of Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and has stage fright. Friendship, lots of practice, and ingenuity help her to overcome her stage fright and she gives an unforgettable performance. This book is appropriate for ages 1 and up and has 160 pages.

Kristie Yamaguchi – It’s a Big World, Little Pig!  –  This book is about Poppy the pig. Poppy goes to the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! She meets new friends from around the world and explores Paris with her family after the championship.

The holidays are around the corner. Check out these books, they would make a great holiday, birthday or just because gift. I purchased  Whoopi Goldberg’s Sugar Plum Ballerinas series.  I was given the opportunity to review Kristie Yamaguchi’s It’s a Big World, Little Pig. It’s highly recommended that you purchase both.  I will be adding Julianne Moore’s book to my gift list this year.

9 Fall Snack Ideas For Kids

                                                                                                        
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Finding healthy and fun snack ideas for kids can be a struggle.  Fall means Halloween and the temptation to eat candy, and lots of it. We rounded up 9 snack ideas from mom bloggers that you and the kids will love. Offer a healthy treat between the candy indulges. If you missed Trick or Treating we have a few candy/sweet treats too. You can find our roundup ideas here: 

  1. Jack O Lantern Snack Bag  from Made To Be A Momma
  2. Pumpkin Oranges  from My Fussy Eater
  3. Rice Krispy Turkey Legs  from Yahoo Makers
  4. Pretzel & Cheese Brooms  from One Little Project At A Time
  5. Turkey Hand Snack Bag from That’s What Che Said
  6. Turkey Vegetable Cup  from Organic Authority
  7. Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors from Shaken Together
  8. Little Frankies  from Green Lunches Green Kids
  9. Candy Corn Fruit Cups from Baby Blog Center

My favorites are 1, 8 and 9.  My grandson loves Cheetos and my granddaughter loves fruit. What’s your favorite?

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #44

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Welcome to Week 44 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. The foliage is slowly turning in my part of the world. I’m looking forward to seeing the leaves turn and the beautiful colors when fall puts on a show in the next few weeks. We’re continuing our Lets Give Thanks theme this week. We’re looking for fall and Thanksgiving posts, crafts and decorating, recipes, photos with fall colors, and anything you would like to share surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Sunday’s Best Linkup – #43

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Welcome to Week 43 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. The foliage is slowly turning in my part of the world. I’m looking forward to seeing the leaves turn and the beautiful colors when fall puts on a show in the next few weeks. We’re starting or Lets Give Thanks  theme this week. We’re looking for fall and Thanksgiving posts, crafts and decorating, recipes, photos with fall colors, and anything you would like to share surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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Fill Your Children’s Self Esteem Bucket

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As parents we are responsible for our children’s self-esteem. We have the ability to make or break our children.  I grow up in an alcoholic home.  Unfortunately, I remember being called names and hearing my mother call my dad names.  Furthermore, I remember those times like yesterday.  The memories and scars never leave. In most homes families look forward to weekends.  In my home they were dreaded. The hell raising started on Thursdays so there would be an excuse for drinking the remainder of the weekend. I vowed that I would never subject my children to this kind of behavior and I didn’t.

Fortunately, I took my responsibility as a parent seriously.  Because I was a single parent, it was doubly important that I ensure my child was well taken care of.  I made sure she had a high sense of self worth.  I worked hard to instill the following characteristics:

 Confidence – First, instill confidence in your children.  Also, help them believe in themselves and their abilities.  And make sure they know they can count on you for whatever goes right or wrong.  Demonstrating a positive attitude is a must too.

Compliments – Well done, you look pretty, handsome, great job, and I’m proud of you are great compliments.  Children should be praised often.  It will stay with them.

Unconditional Love –  Next, let your children know that you love them even when they make mistakes. It’s important that they know your love for them is unconditional.  As a result, they will always be safe.

Encouragement –  Always encourage your children to work through fear.  Always let them know that it’s okay when they fail.  And encourage them to try again.  Be their biggest fan and cheerleader.

Responsibility – Giving children chores and holding them accountable will help with their confidence.

Respect  –  Furthermore, teaching your children about respect is imperative.  Having a high opinion of one’s self will help children have esteem for others.

Finally, fill your children’s self esteem bucket regularly.  It will help define who they are as an adult; therefore, it will become a driving force in their success.  Communicate, compliment and praise often. Success and failure is a normal part of life, and children need to know that both will be experienced throughout their life.  Although they may get down at times, striving for healthy self-esteem should be the goal for all of our children.  So, what can you add to the self-esteem bucket?

 

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #42

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Welcome to Week 42 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. The foliage is slowly turning in my part of the world. I’m looking forward to seeing the leaves turn and the beautiful colors when fall puts on a show in the next few weeks. We’re still enjoying our Spooktacular theme this week. We’re looking for fall and Halloween posts, crafts and decorating, recipes, photos with fall colors, and anything you would like to share on the season.

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Why Grandparents Raise Grandchildren

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The number of children in the United States being raised by their grandparents is astounding. The number has reached over 5 million or 7.7 percent of all children in the United States. It has been stated that the more children you have the greater your chances will be that you will be taking care of your grandchild at some time or another. The top reasons why grandparents raise grandchildren are: 

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