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Friday, April 18, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Family Discussion Guide Review and Prize Pack Giveaway!!


Are you planning on taking the family to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when it comes out on May 2?   We are Spider-Man fans at our house.  I like whenever we can help our kids draw things out of popular movies that will help them in their lives.

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.




My family had the opportunity to review the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Family Discussion Guide.  It was great-I would love if every movie that came out had something like this.  In the Discussion Guide, there are six topics, each with questions to discuss.  The topics are:
*The Nature of Power
*You are Somebody Who is Needed
*Time is Luck and Life is Precious
*Live Your Own Life and Make it Count
*Choices and Destiny
*Sacrifice
The topics and questions are appropriate for adults and children, and are from a Christian perspective, with Bible verses.  They really make you think, and talk about some deep things.  I don't think our kids would ever have thought they could learn so much about life from a superhero movie!


Official website for the moviewww.theamazingspiderman.com/   

GIVEAWAY
Propeller has provided my readers with a great Spider-Man 2 Prize Pack!!  One lucky winner will receive a Spider-Man 2 t-shirt, paper mask, and phone case.  You will also receive the Family Discussion Guide (electronic). 

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification."

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Start Summer Early and Win Sweepstakes!!



Doesn't a summer trip to the beach sound wonderful right about now?  Here in Northern Utah, we've had some nice Spring weather lately, making me dream about Summer right around the corner. 

Win a trip for your family to Myrtle Beach, SC & Crown Reef Resort from Purex. Enter for your chance to send a family of four to Myrtle Beach, SC for a vacation full of sun & adventure at one of the top beach destinations in the country, and receive a year’s supply of your favorite Purex detergent!

Click here to enter.  The contest ends on April 30, 2014.  Good luck!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Product Review~Carol's Daughter Hair Milk



I'm part of the Influenster program, and recently they sent me a free bottle of Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner as part of their #FindItAtTarget campaign.  Before this, I had never heard of this brand or product. 

Carol's Daughter Hair Milk is a nourishing and conditioning product with Agave, Shea, and Provitamin B5.  It deeply moisturizes, improves softness, and prevents frizz.  Even better, there are no sulfates, no parabens, no petroleum, no mineral oil, and no artificial colors. 

I love the fragrance of Carol's Daughter Hair Milk!  It also leaves my hair incredibly soft and does help with frizz.  If you'd like to find out more about this product, click here. 

*Disclosure: I received this product free from Influenster in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Book Review~Navigating the Explosion-You are Not Alone


When I was born, I went from the hospital to a foster home, and then was placed with my parents at two months old.  My older brother was also adopted, and I had several cousins who had been adopted.  So, adoption was a very normal thing in my life.  When I married, both my husband and I had hearts for helping children in need.  Over the years, we worked in a group home for troubled teens, I did home daycare, and my husband is now a social worker working with at-risk kids.

 We began doing foster care about ten years ago, with the only intention of helping kids and giving them a safe, loving temporary home-NOT adopting.  Well, that went right out the window with our very first placement!  We adopted Chad when he was three years old.  Since then we've had other foster children, but no more adoptions.  Chad is no different to me than my other children-he's all mine, just as I always felt I was with my Mom.  He was meant to be with our family, as I was meant to be with my adoptive family.  God has his plans for our lives. 

Was fostering and adopting easy?  No. There have been times of frustration, and times when you feel alone, that you feel nobody understands what you are going through.   Adoptive mother Allison Schumm has written a book that helps mothers through this incredible, but complicated, journey. 


This is a picture of Allison's amazing, beautiful family. Wow!  In Navigating the Explosion-You are not Alone, Allison shares her story and thoughts, and shares several letters written by adoptive mothers.  The chapters in the book are:

*The Call
*The Wait
*The Honeymoon
*The Groove
*The Future
*The Others

The book is full of relevant information that will also touch your heart.  I felt so understood after I read it. Even if you aren't a foster or adoptive parent, this book would be a valuable read so that you can understand and support others. 

To learn more about Navigating the Explosion-You are not Alone, including where to purchase, visit the author's website.  Here is Allison Schumm's contact information: