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FREE Kids' Storybook: Breathless Bethany Buttercup

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Both of my daughters suffer from Asthma. My 7 year old has it worse then my 11 year old. However, they both are on a daily puffer (Asmanex), Singulair + the emergency inhaler. We have been doing similar treatments now with both girls for almost 4 years now.
Did you know that nearly one out of every 10 children in the US has asthma? This makes it the most common chronic condition among school-age children. Asthma accounts for almost 13 million missed school days each year, and it is also the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among kids ages 15 and under.
But it can be hard for kids to understand the importance of sticking to their doctor’s prescribed treatment plan.
Schering-Plough has partnered with the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) to develop Breathless Bethany Buttercup, a cute and colorful children’s storybook that uses a little girl’s story about her experience with asthma to provide information about asthma management. It’s designed to help paren…

Review ~ The Household Guide to Dying

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When I started hearing all the buzz about Debra Adelaide's new book, The Household Guide to Dying ~ I knew this would be a book I wanted to read. Lucky for me, I was able to get a review copy courtesy of Mother Talk.


The Household Guide to Dying is a moving, witty, and uplifting novel about Delia, who writes an acerbic and wildly popular household advice column. When Delia realizes that she will lose her long battle with cancer, she decides to organize her remaining months—and her husband and children’s future lives without her—the same way she has always ordered their household, and she knows just what to do. She will leave a list for her daughter’s future wedding; fill the freezer with homemade sausages, stews, and sauces; and even (maddeningly) offer her husband suggestions for a new wife. She’ll com…

Review & Giveaway ~ Tie Buddies

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Learning to tie your shoes is such a huge milestone in kids lives. It can be very difficult as well, so when you find something to help them, then that is wonderful.

With my oldest, we really pushed tying shoes. We bought books, helped her practice, ect. With our second daughter, we honestly didn't think much of it. She is very girly, and she is not big on wearing shoes with laces. She only wears tennis shoes when she has gym, and in the last 3 years she has only owned one pair with laces. Her jazz shoes are such tiny laces, I never even really gave a second thought to tying them for her.

I realized I really need to make sure she knows how to tie her shoes. Luckily when I asked her, she did know how. She still uses the bunny method and is not very comfortable with it. I was excited when I had the chance to try out Tie Buddies with her ~

"Tying your shoes is a small but essential skill, one you use for the rest of your life. Help your little one learn faster withTie Budd…

Review ~ Higher! Higher! and Baby Happy Baby Sad

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YES! This must-have toddler title sheds light on some concepts with a comical flair that will make readers HAPPY.

A towering ice-cream cone makes Baby HAPPY. But when that delectable treat goes splat, it makes Baby SAD. And how quickly HAPPY turns to SAD when a favorite red balloon flies away! Even the littlest listeners will relate to this playful look at a pair of emotions that are part of every baby’s day.

Baby Happy Baby Sad (Leslie Patricelli board books)




The sky’s no limit in a witty picture book about a child on a swing and the wonders of the imagination.

One child. One swing. An obliging dad. The inevitable plea to go "Higher! Higher!" Add Leslie Patricelli’s wildly expressive illustrations, and an everyday pastime reaches new heights of humor and whimsy. How high can it go? Higher than a giraffe? Taller than a mountain? Is Earth the final frontier? The creator of a popular series of board books rises to the occasion with an ingenious picture book of very few …

Making Life Better + Unilever Ham/Turkey Deal

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I mentioned the great new website, Making Life Better about a week ago, and I wanted to just bring it up again since Easter is so quickly approaching.

If you purchased last Sundays paper, then there was an amazing deal from Unilever. If you buy $40 worth of Unilever items during the month of April, you can get a rebate for up to $20 on a Ham or Turkey. You can get more information here.

Unilever makes tons of products, so spending $40 all month is super easy to do. This can be done in multiple shopping trips!

Participating Unilever brands include: Axe®
Ben & Jerry’s®
Bertolli®
Breyers®
Caress®
Country Crock®
Degree®
Dove®
Good Humor®
Hellmann’s®/Best Foods®
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®
Klondike®
Knorr®
Lever 2000®
Lipton® Recipe Secrets®
Lipton® Tea
Pond’s®
Popsicle®
Promise®
Q-tips®
RagĂș®
Skippy®
Slim·Fast®
Suave®
Sunsilk®
Vaseline®
Wish-Bone®

MakingLi…

Body Count & Murderers' Club by P.D. Martin

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I'm not sure how I came across P.D. Martin's series about FBI Agent Sophie Anderson, but I am so glad that I did.

The first book ~ Body Count introduces us to the main character Sophie Anderson. Sophie is Australian, brought over to the US to work in the FBI Profiler unit. Sophie isn't just an excellent profiler though, she has psychic abilities that she is unsure of. Now this may make the book sound far fetched, but the book is so well written!

She gets assigned to the baffling D.C. Slasher case after Samantha "Sam" Wright, Sophie's friend and fellow profiler, becomes one of the victims. Sophie, who's never quite recovered from the childhood murder of her brother, has disturbing visions and dreams that provide clues to the disturbing case. Lending romantic interest is FBI agent Josh Marco, who may have past links to the D.C. Slasher. This may sound like familiar thriller territory, but the intense first-person narration has enough twists and tur…

Review & Giveaway ~ LemonHead Kidz

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I love having girls and I will admit that one reason ~ I love doing their hair!

I was so excited to have girls, so that I could dress them pretty and do their hair all pretty.

One way of doing pretty hair is by having great hair accessories. I have reviewed several hair companies over the past year and I have found another great one thanks to the Family Review Network.

The company is called LemonHead. The company was created out of frustration with hair accessories for toddlers. Their two year kept losing headbands and taking apart clips.

From the website ~


Our Hairclips are like no other, they are designed to stay put - even on super fine hair. We don't use magnets/hot glue and NOTHING squeezed out of a bottle like silicone or rubber. Our premium patented GRIPSTRIP is made of a unique reliable material that is identical in every clip - that means you are getting the same feature every single time!!! We have also patented several processes to make the Clipeez and attach embelishmen…