Product Review: Li’l Peeper Keepers Woven Wrap #babywearing

So, if you’ve been hanging around this month, you’ve been able to meet Rebecca, the Mama behind Li’l Peeper Keepers and you have heard how much I absolutely love her Tencel Twill Ring Sling. And just maybe, you’ve already entered into her giveaway for a TOY pouch sling (if not go back here to find out more…). Today I want to tell you about something else that she has available for babywearing folk like me. Woven Wraps. Most people think “stretchy” when it comes to wraps, but there is another option in a woven wrap, and ultimately in the long run more practical. As woven wraps have less stretch, they will better be able to hold a heavier child (such as a toddler or older) without sagging or stretching out. *Thanks to Li’l Peeper Keepers I was able to try out a gauze woven wrap with a decorative panel that. . .

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PR: The Gospel Revolution

The Association of Biblical Counselors presents The Gospel Revolution Conference to Feature Line-up of International Speakers Click here to watch Tullian Tchividjian and Jeremy Lelek discuss the theme of this year’s conference! Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX—The Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) has announced its annual conference to be held on May 20-22, 2010 at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX.  The keynote speaker will be Tullian Tchividjian, addressing this year’s theme of The Gospel Revolution.  Tchividjian is the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, founded by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, and is the grandson of renowned evangelist Dr. Billy Graham.  Tchividjian has authored several books, including Unfashionable and Do I Know God?, and speaks at conferences throughout the US.  His sermons are broadcast daily on the radio program Godward Living. The conference is an experience designed for both the young and old of our culture and those. . .

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NCV Mom’s Bible — Review

NCV Mom’s Bible: God’s Wisdom for Mothers by Bobbie Wolgemuth Mom’s Bible: God’s Wisdom for Mothers gives women an awareness of just how precious and vital they are in God’s plan for the family. Available in the New Century Version and drawing on solid Bible teaching, it encourages women at every stage of life to strengthen their relationship with God. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or whenever it’s time to say “thank you” to a special mom. Includes these special sections: Book Introductions: historical, emotional, and spiritual context for each Bible book Walking In…: ways that are pleasing to God Our God Is…: discovering who God is and what He does, based on His words and actions Godly Character: exhibiting godly qualities in daily living Passing It On: creating a legacy of faith to inspire the next generation Moms in the Bible: lessons from some of the Bible’s. . .

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CFBA: On the Road Home by Terry Burns

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing On The Road Home Port Yonder Press; 1st edition (March 3, 2010) by Terry Burns ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Terry has over 30 books in print, including work in a dozen short story collections and four non-fiction books plus numerous articles and short stories. His last book Beyond the Smoke is a 2009 winner of the Will Rogers Medallion for best youth fiction and a nominee for the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. He has a three book Mysterious Ways series out from David C Cook, and Trails of the Dime Novel from Echelon Press. A graduate of West Texas State he did post graduate work at Southern Methodist University. Terry plans to continue writing inspirational fiction as well as working as an agent for Hartline Literary Agency. Terry is a native Texan Living in Amarillo, Texas with his. . .

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Product Review: Wrapsody #babywearing

While I love my SleepyWrap, another neat wrap company that I have discovered is Wrapsody. While the pricing for a Wrapsody:Wraparound Baby Carrier is more expensive these are completely unique and hand dyed which makes them more costly to make, but they are indeed beautiful. Wrapsody carries two main types of baby wraps in the Bali Breeze and Bali Stretch, but also has Water Wraps and accessories (sometimes Wool Wraps). *Thanks to Colleen of Gypsy Mama, LLC I was able to do a review of a Bali Stretch and then pass it on to LLL International as a donation to another Mama in need.* If I had the budget, I would buy myself one of these in a heart beat!  Bali Stretch: These are soft and silky — soft like your favorite T-shirt. The process of hand-dyeing and batiking removes much of the lengthwise stretch but leaves the widthwise stretch,. . .

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FIRST Chapter: On Guard by William Lane Craig

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: William Lane Craig and the book: On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision David C. Cook; New edition (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***. . .

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The New Living Translation Break Through to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway

The New Living Translation Break Through to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway Visit www.facebook.com/NewLivingTranslation and click on the tab that says “Sweepstakes” Fill out a simple form, take a quick Bible clarity survey, invite your friends to join and you’ll be entered to win one of our exciting prizes. With each fan number milestone a new prize will be given away. Grand Prize Apple iPad 64G and a Life Application Study BibleAwarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fifth milestoneRetail Value: $829.00 2nd Prize  – Already awarded 32G iPod Touch and a Life Application Study Bible Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fourth milestoneRetail Value: $300.00 3rd Prize – Will be awarded when fan count hits: 3500 Kindle DX and a Life Application Study BibleAwarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the third milestoneRetail Value: $489.00 4th Prize Will be awarded when fan count hits: TBD Apple. . .

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Product Review & Giveaway/Discount: Organic SleepyWrap #babywearing

This giveaway is now closed, but please enjoy the review. My first experience with a wrap was not a positive one, but so many people rave about them I was thinking that perhaps I had just picked the wrong one. After doing a little research and reading I discovered the SleepyWrap. *Thanks to Ashley of NAP, Inc for providing an Organic SleepyWrap for review!* As soon as I received the wrap and pulled it out of the matching drawstring bag I knew I was in love. Past experiences with a wrap that belonged to SisterL of a best selling wrap had caused me to doubt my desire to babywear via a wrap, but SleepyWrap has completely renovated that idea for me. I can honestly say that I am terribly sad that I did not know about SleepyWrap when AppleBlossom was a newborn, but now I know and will be prepared. . .

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Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTERby Seth Grahame-Smith Seth Grahame-Smith’s revision of a Jane Austen classic blew readers’ minds and became an instant national bestseller. Now, he tackles our greatest president…Using the journal as his guide, Seth reconstructs Lincoln’s life story and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation. You don’t know Abe. Honest. Start Reading Online Listen to an Excerpt View the Video Become a Fan on Facebook Download the iPhone app Also available from Hachette Audio, in a Large Print Edition, and as an eBook

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FIRST Chapter: Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Caroll

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Robin Caroll and the book: Deliver Us From Evil B&H Academic (February 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Julie Gwinn of B&H Publishing Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robin Caroll has authored eight previous books including Bayou Justice. . .

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One True Love by Lori Copeland – Review

One True Love by Lori Copeland Copper is overjoyed that her friends Willow and Audrey found love and fulfillment after the war. The only remaining spinster, Copper vows to pour herself into her new teaching job. But tragedy strikes during her very first week. The schoolhouse catches fire and Copper suffers a serious injury while ushering her students to safety. Suddenly she’s on a wagon train bound for Colorado to see the only doctor who can help her walk again. Ever since the wagon train pulled into town, Copper butted heads with wagon master Josh Redlin—and now she must depend on him for her very life. But as Copper is forced to count on others for life’s basic needs, she starts to surrender…and let her guard down around the one man whom she’s despised for so long. Could it be that the very person that drives her crazy is the. . .

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Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot — Review

Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston and heads for Texas, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks will leave her badly injured and her parents dead. Priscilla is determined to rebuild her life and make a home for herself in the beautiful Hill Country. But the bandits who took her parents’ lives also destroyed her hope for the future. Ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows what the future holds for him, and it’s not a woman like Priscilla. She deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who’s haunted by memories of his mistakes. The best thing he can do is leave her alone. When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life that, like the scattered petals of her childhood, is filled with promise. But then the past intrudes, threatening their very existence. My rating: 4 of 5 stars. . .

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Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs — Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed, but please enjoy the review! Here Burns My Candleby Liz Curtis Higgs It’s been 4 years since Liz Curtis Higgs’s last novel, and she’s made good  use of that time studying Scottish history and the Scriptures. And now she offers a retelling of the beloved Old Testament story of Ruth and Naomi set in 18th Century Scotland. Visit the Lowlands in Here Burns My Candle.  Summary: A mother who cannot face her future. A daughter who cannot escape her past. Lady Elisabeth Kerr is a keeper of secrets. A Highlander by birth and a Lowlander by marriage, she honors the auld ways, even as doubts and fears stir deep within her.     Her husband, Lord Donald, has secrets of his own, well hidden from the household, yet whispered among the town gossips.      His mother, the dowager Lady Marjory, hides gold beneath her floor and guilt inside her heart. Though her two abiding passions. . .

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Wearing During Pregnancy and Wearing Two #babywearing

Hi, I’m Natalie, and I’m thrilled to be guest posting today on wearing during pregnancy and wearing two.  My two kiddos are only 13 months apart in age, so much of my babywearing has been during pregnancy or wearing two. Until very recently, my almost two year old wasn’t fast or strong enough to make it through a trip to the thrift store or discount grocery on his own two feet, so he and the baby both got to ride (and I got a workout and lots of double takes)! When I discovered we were expecting #2, I was still a very beginning babywearer.  I had a sling (albeit not a very good design), and had just made a mei tai.  That turned out to be a very, very good thing, because as my belly expanded, doing a front or hip carry just wasn’t very comfy.  A back carry with. . .

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CFBA: Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Heart Of StoneZondervan (March 1, 2010) by Jill Marie Landis ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jill Marie Landis is the bestselling author of over twenty novels. She has won numerous awards for her sweeping emotional romances, such as Summer Moon and Magnolia Creek. In recent years, as market demands turned to tales of vampires, erotica, and hotter, sexier historical romances, Jill turned to writing Inspirational Western Romances for Steeple Hill Books. She truly feels back in the saddle again, working on stories that are a joy to write. With her toes in the sand and head in the clouds, Jill now lives in Hawaii with her husband, Steve. ABOUT THE BOOK Laura Foster, free from the bondage of an unspeakable childhood has struggled to make a new life for herself. Now the owner of an elegant boardinghouse in Glory, Texas, she is known. . .

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FIRST Chapter: The Meeting of the Waters by Fritz Kling

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Fritz Kling and the book: The Meeting of the Waters David C. Cook; New edition (March 1, 2010)  ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Fritz Kling. . .

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