Friday, 22 July 2016

All Things Bright and Beautiful #review #giveaway #AllThingsBrightAndBeautiful #Flyby

I would like to share with you, another summer reading book for our family : All Things Bright and Beautiful.
"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all."

Many of you probably remember that this is one of the hymns that has become a mainstay of churches and Sunday school classes. Here artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to the words with her fresh and bright watercolor style. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of "all things bright and beautiful."


Both of my children love music and singing. Reading this book to them is like kill two birds with one stone. lol They both love the colorful pictures in each page and singing instead of reading is a plus. They both really enjoy this book.




The author of this book is Katy Hudson. She was raised in Middlesbrough and started her Illustration career as a small child drawing on freshly emulsioned walls around the house! Her parents quickly dissuaded this medium and encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead.

The idea stuck (the pencil was updated to an ink pot and pen in some cases) and after some lovely time at Art College and a degree in Illustration Katy is now a freelance Illustrator working at a desk in an old London library.

Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
Hardcover: 32 pages

This easy reading book can be purchased through Amazon by following the link here: https://www.amazon.com/Things-Bright-Beautiful-Frances-Alexander/dp/0824956761/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466527684&sr=8-1&keywords=all+thing+bright+and+beautiful+katy+hudson There is a 15% discount on right now.

"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 Consulting, 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 a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.” 

As usual,  my sponsor have another copy of this book to giveaway. The winner must be from the continental U.S. and Canada who is over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. This giveaway is sponsored by Flyby. Please ensure that you read the full terms and conditions found at the bottom of the entry form.

Monday, 18 July 2016

No Baby Unhugged program with Huggies Hug Box #NoBabyUnhugged #GlobalHugYourKidDay #Giveaway

I have learned about skin-to-skin contact or Kangaroo Care for newborns since I had my first child. To me as a mom, it is such a wonderful moment. I would think that my baby would feel the same as this is the first time we got to meet each other. There are many studies on the effect of human touch are proving that hugs are vital to the healthy development of our babies.

Do you know that hugging benefits your baby in many ways? 
- More stable heart rate
- Improved Oxygen Level
- Faster Weight Gain
- Improved Sleep
- More Stable Body Temperature
- Stronger Parent/Baby Attachment
- Greater Success with Breastfeeding
- Less Crying
-Shorter Hospital Stay
- Reduced Pain
- Less illness
- Improved Memory/Problem Solving
- Better Overall Health
- More Positive Mother/Child Relationship
- Less Anxiety and Stress
- Healthier Brain Development

The Huggies brand understands how important of this first touch and have created the world's first HugPlan. This program is launched today, the July 18th, which is a Global Hug Your Kid Day! This helps all us parents outline our skin-to-skin care preferences post-birth to ensure our babies receive the hugs they need.

The launching of this program today, you can download the Hug Plan for free by visiting nobabyunhugged.ca and clicking The Power of Hugs tab. An extension of the popular birth plan, the Hug Plan encourages moms to think about the power of hugs for her baby while she is pre-natal.

In celebration of this, I received the Huggies Hug Box which was designed specifically for expectant moms to hug their pregnant bellies! This is a limited edition design (not available in-stores). Pretty cool eh?

Enclosed in your Huggies® Hug Box you will find:
• Two packages of Huggies® Little Snugglers diapers
• Two packages of Huggies® Natural Care wipes
• One package of Huggies® Clutch ‘n Clean
  


 
You can be part of this and help embrace the Power of Hugs by sharing a photo of your little one in your belly or in your arms via nobabyunhugged.ca. Huggies will thank you for your support with a free pack of Huggies Diapers for your newborn and will donate $5 to fund more No Baby Unhugged hospital programs.


Not only that, I have a flash giveaway. One of my lucky reader will win this limited edition design Hug Box. To enter please comment to this blog post about your experiences or what have you learned about this skin-to-skin program. I will pick the winner later this afternoon today.



*********Giveaway closed now. Thanks everyone for entering. The winner is Carolanne W. Congratulations!!************************************************************

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The Life we never expected #Review #giveaway #lifeweneverexpected #FlyBy

I had a chance to review a book call "The Life we never expected" written by Andrew & Rachel Wilson. I jumped right in since I learned that it is a book about parenting children with Special needs. Many of you probably know that I have a son with Down Syndrome. All of us who have special needs kid(s) understand what we are experiencing. We love them to bits and we also take a deep breath quite often. 


Rachel and Andrew have 2 Special needs children together. I like how they said having special needs is kind of like being given an orange. While everybody got an orange chocolate dessert, we got an orange! How we saw everyone got an orange chocolate, we assume that we probably get a chocolate too. Nothing wrong with oranges. They are tasty and sweet. But it is not what we expected. 

Since I started reading this book, I just couldn't put it down. This is just like what I want to explain to everyone but I just didn't know how. I laughed, I cried, I smiled and said yes to the book. Yes, we didn't plan for a special needs child, and we didn't anticipate them. Our children are gifts. But yes, I admit that we didn't want our son to have Down Syndrome or anything that different from other kids. I just want a healthy child. 

The feeling has become less acute over time. We appreciate the wonders of tangy sweet citrus. 

The book has separate into 5 cycles. Each cycle talk about weeping, worshiping, waiting, witnessing and breathe. I found it is a good reminder to me to keep my eyes on God. I can't do all things by myself but I can do it with Him. 


Buy it

I would recommend this book to whom experiencing special needs people in your life. We cannot forget that God is in control. He promises us peach and joy, even in the midst of trials. It is also will make a great gift for someone who is starting this journey. If you are interested, you can purchase it on Amazon follow the link here : https://www.amazon.com/Life-Never-Expected-Reflections-Challenges/dp/1433550997/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464795654&sr=8-1&keywords=life+we+never+expected



Win it

My sponsor have another copy to giveaway. The winner must be from the continental U.S. and Canada who is over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. This giveaway is sponsored by Flyby. Please ensure that you read the full terms and conditions found at the bottom of the entry form.

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