Nearly 5 months old

On the Almond update: he rolls over on accident but hardly on purpose. Put him on his belly and he does push-ups. He doesn’t quite crawl but he can get a few feet. Although sometime he goes in the opposite direction than he wants and this upsets him. Stroke his chin or neck (or wipe the moisture away) and he giggles. Look him in the deep royal blue eyes and talk to him and he grins enough to make your day or week better because you’ve spoken to him and that’s all he’s ever wanted. Hold a soothie up in front of him and watch while he reaches first with one hand and then another to guide your hand and it to his mouth. Yet stay near b/c when he grins that he got it right it will fall out. Put a hand across his torso with thumb on ribs. . .

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The Christian Mama’s Guide to Parenting a Toddler by Erin MacPherson {Preview}

The Christian Mama’s Guide to Parenting a Toddler: What’s a mom to do when her sweet baby’s smiles and snuggles turn to tears and tantrums?

This take on everything toddler—from throwing food to potty training to massive toddler fits—is filled with sanity-saving advice every mom wants to hear.

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Letting Go of Supermom by Daisy “Dr.Mommy” Sutherland {Preview}

This guide will include time-management and organization tips, how-tos for handling stress, nutrition and general wellness advice, parenting and relationship tools, and ways to stay spiritually refreshed and highly productive without losing it! Dr. Mommy will also share her best tips and tricks from her personal experience of being a homeschooling, CEO mom.

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365 Things Every New Mom Should Know {Preview}

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:   Linda Danis   and the book:   365 Things Every New Mom Should Know Harvest House Publishers (April 2012) ***Special thanks to Ginger Chen of Harvest House for sending me a review copy.***   ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linda Danis has a. . .

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New Mom’s Prayer Bible: Encouragement for your First Year Together

The NIV New Mom’s Prayer Bible is perfect for the new mother, whether this is her first child or her fifth. The full text of the NIV Bible is included, along with relevant inspirational content.

The NIV New Mom’s Bible is a trim, go-anywhere Bible that contains the entire Old and New Testaments plus relevant content to help new mothers spiritually survive during the course of their busy days. 48 color inserts give a new mom a quick look at relevant thoughts for the day. Key topics include sleep deprivation, priority shifts, marital adjustments, and work/life balance. Less than one inch think, this is the Bible to drop into the diaper bag or purse* and take anywhere. Includes a double-column format, concise concordance, and words of Christ in red letter.

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LaborLooks Maternity Gowns

It was about two years before AppleBlossom was born that I started blogging and I was a quilt blogger first, and then a book blogger. But when I became pregnant the first time all that changed as naturally I wanted to share the word about some fabulous products that I just fell in love with during my maternity months, and then soon after baby months. While in the two years since she was born I have come across some of my favorite products, by far my most favorite maternity product was something that I got to use during OrangeBlossom’s birth and how I wish I had it when AppleBlossom was born. After AppleBlossom was born we had an extended and highly unpleasant stay in the maternity ward. I know that LaborLooks Maternity Gowns would have helped! This time around in pregnancy I couldn’t help but want one, so I begged. . .

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Pirose for Nursing

Invented by a nursing mother, Pirose is a lightweight, breathable nursing scarf like no other on the market. Designed for new mothers who refuse to sacrifice style for function, the revolutionary Pirose works as a multi-way nursing scarf and fashion accessory providing discreet coverage and a stylish touch.

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I hosted a MommyParties sponsored by Nutella!

The day we started moving in to our new house I had an incredible opportunity to share it with several local friends by hosting a MommyParties sponsored by Nutella. It was so much fun! As a matter of fact, in retrospect we had so much fun just experiencing the MommyParties event that I completely forgot to take pictures to share with you. Oops! Basically, I invited several mamas over for a Nutella Breakfast Bar brunch. It was great. Everyone I invited had at least heard of Nutella, but not everyone had tried it. Considering that Nutella is truly a staple in my diet I was delighted to be able to introduce it to a few curious ones that had held back before. Nutella has been a favorite of Europeans for decades, and when used in moderation with complementary foods, Nutella® is a quick and easy tool to encourage kids to. . .

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Baby Bond – Modest Nursing & Conversing

BabyBond Original is worn like a sash, functioning like a nursing top. Wear with shirts that are accessible to nurse from the top. Separate the layers of fabric to achieve latch on. Double panel keeps breast covered above and below. Mom’s postnatal belly and back remain covered with her own shirt. Built-in 9 x 12″ double layer terry velour burp cloth. Rolls up compact and stores in matching pouch. Machine washable. 100% cotton. Made in USA.

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The New Mom’s Guide to Your Body After Baby by Susan Besze Wallace with Monica Reed, MD

Get ready to embrace the new you.

You might have noticed that you brought a new body home along with that bundle of joy. Your feet are bigger, your breasts are like melons, and you still can’t fit into any of your old clothes. You may be asking yourself, “Will I ever feel normal again?”

The New Mom’s Guide to Your Body after Baby helps you navigate the bewildering world of breastfeeding, resuming sexual activity, and finding something–anything–in your closet that will fit. It also shows you how to weather the emotional storms that inevitably follow having a baby. With the insight in this book you will be on your way to celebrating the new you in no time.

You can do this! The New Mom’s Guides are here to help.

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Busy Mom’s Bible

Every mom is a busy mom. Now, there’s a Bible just for you—even if you only have one minute to spare in your day.

Many things can get in the way of reading God’s Word, but motherhood shouldn’t be one of them. The NIV Thinline Bible, Busy Mom’s Edition is a handy, compact Bible designed specifically to gives busy moms inspirational content quickly.

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