Children's Bookshelf | Anything But Pink by Adelina Winfield

As a mom, have you ever tried to go "against the grain" with your parenting? Or as a child, can you remember your parents going against the norm with how they raised you? Sometimes we want to approach parenting differently, by allowing our children to do things we didn't do as children. Perhaps we want our daughters to play basketball instead of becoming a cheerleader. Maybe we want our sons to embrace the arts as well as sports. And sometimes it's as simple as allowing our little ones to wear colors other than the pretty pink and baby blue hues their gender automatically assigns them. Or as author Adelina Winfield has written with this book, Anything But Pink!

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First Impressions | Origins GinZing™ Skin Care

Most days, nothing wakes me up quite like a large cup of coffee. Some days I take it with a couple of sugars and creamer, while other days I'll take it straight. It all depends on how much "reviving" I need that particular morning. Fortunately as of late, I've been able to get an extra shot of coffee--- but not in the usual way one would expect. What if I told you this AM, it wasn't only the coffee in my cup, but the coffee in my skin care that truly gave me the wake up call I needed? For the last couple of weeks, I've been testing the Origins GinZing™ line sent to me complimentary by Influenster and I must say, it has my nose (and eyes) wide open. Check out my thoughts on the cleanser, eye cream, and moisturizer after the jump.

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REVIEW | Bloom by Brittany Travesté

Where are you in your self-love journey? And when is the last time you read something that encouraged you to BLOOM? While I feel that I have grown to love myself and everything that has shaped to be who I am, I still have a way to go. Like many of us, I still have a tendency to conceal or hide the not-so-desirable parts of myself and my past. So you would believe it had to be fate that while dealing with this very issue I would receive a book in the mail that spoke directly to my situation. Enter: Bloom by Brittany Travesté.

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How to Get Summer Time Ready for a Fun Day Out

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summer fun with tone body wash

How do you get ready for a fun day out in the summer? As a work from home mom, most days I just get up, shower, put on sweats, and get my coffee brewed for a productive day around the house. But on the days when I have something exciting planned, like a matinee movie, quick lunch date, or sightseeing with one of my girlfriends, I add a bit of extra effort to my get-ready regimen. Read after the break to check out how I get summer time ready for a fun day out with Tone® Body Wash.

Review | When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

How do you share expressions of God's love and His teachings with your young children? As a Christian, I count it a joy to find books I can share with mine that illustrate basic principles of our faith. So, when I received children's book When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner + illustrated by David Catrow in the mail, I was over-the-moon excited!

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At first glance, I see this vibrant colored hardcover book with a cute little brown-skinned baby on the cover that reminded me of my daughter as a toddler--complete with braids and all. I was instantly pulled in by this image, as I knew my children would be as well.  A beautiful burst of watercolors washed over my eyes as I rummaged through the box containing the book. Inside, there were also note cards, a miniature easel, and a paint set perfect for tiny fingers. As my youngest son peeked around me, he instantly grabbed for both the book and paints. And with a little negotiating and flipping through the pages of the book, I convinced him to read before diving into painting.
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