Itty Bitty Kitty by Joan Holub {Review}

Itty Bitty Kitty cover

The first I notice is on the cover, that is indeed NOT an itty bitty kitty… Secondly, Joan Holub, I love Joan Holub!  There is a plethora of rhymes in these pages and the story is poetic in style. Itty Bitty is a kitty on nearly a ‘Clifford’ scale. Ava’s parents are in a no-mood to the idea of a new kitty addition, however, she just might be a hero. I love Holub’s books and the illsutrations of James Burks are creative and colorful. I love the idea of a ‘giant’ Itty Bitty Kitty, but the premise of an escapee baby makes this mama cringe. I’m also not a fan of the suggestion to my little people to hid a little kitty. — but then maybe I take picture books too seriously. Coming in March 2016!

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Making Babbies, the washable, replaceable lovey blanket

A few days ago, I started making some new babbies intended for the new summer baby we’re expecting. I was so excited about making this blog post and I’ve been taking pictures galore of the process and locating old babbie prominent photos on my computer. Then I started to type of this post, and was shocked when WordPress prompted me to make this …/making-babbies-2/. 2? What does it mean by two?! Well onto searching my archives and what do I find but a long forgotten post from 2011 (the arrival of my last baby and current toddler) all about making babbies. Well that burst my bubble! It even highlights the same main photo I was planning to use in introduction from my childhood! Hah! Hi, my name is Margaret and I have permanent pregnancy/mommy-brain. How are you? So let me refresh that post a bit with old information, new information,. . .

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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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November Personal Creation gifts perfect for Christmas!

November is my favorite month of the year. It could have something to do with my birthday, it might have something to do with autumn, and it might have something to do with Thanksgiving, it even might be that Christmas is just around the corner. No matter what the real reason is… I love November. Now this November is amazing with some gift ideas from Personal Creations. When I first started perusing the shop I was enchanted with so many things now to go on my wishlist! In my shopping cart when I left were a big sister and little sister doll set as well as a nativity cross to go on our wall and I am in love! Big Sister, Little Sister Dolls According to my daughters I chose well. While the color choice of yellow for embroidery was not exactly what I would choose these are beautiful and. . .

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Goodnight Moon Cloth Book

Goodnight Moon Cloth Book by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Clement Hurd Genre: Abridged Baby’s Cloth Book Pages: 8 fabric pages Date Published: September 25th, 2012 Publisher: HarperFestival Goodnight Moon in a cozy cloth edition-perfect for bedtime It’s time to say goodnight, and the beloved Goodnight Moon bunny is here to help you wish all the things you love sweet dreams until the sun comes up again. On each page of this abridged version of the classic picture book, the gentle lull of bedtime soothes your favorite bunny to a peaceful sleep. Read on October 25, 2012 I was so excited when I saw this. I have been collecting cloth books and panels to make them when I see them for years, even before I had my girls. Right now my toddler loves her pile in her bed of cloth books, as they are the only ones I let stay. . .

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Kiss My Face

Kiss My Face Kids Sun Stick Roll/Rub on sunscreen in a stick Every parent knows it…the dreaded sunscreen application tango.  You try to lather it on as quickly as possible while your kids do everything in their power to squirm and dance their way out of your arms.  With the Kiss My Face Kids Sun Stick and Kids Natural Mineral Sunblock SPF 30, applying sunscreen can be easy and fun.  The formula is 100 percent natural and is one of few all natural sunscreens with SPF 30 and full UVA and UVB protection.  So, this summer say hello to fun in the sun, sans the tango! Kiss My Face Kids Sun Stick SPF 30 ($10.99) ·         Free of parabens, artificial colors or fragrances, nano particles, phthalates and gluten ·         Water resistant ·         Organic Jojoba Oil, Beeswax and Cocoa Butter provide additional moisture to keep skin soft and smooth ·         Available. . .

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Awesome Adventures: Races, Chases & Fun

Awesome Adventures: Races, Chases & Fun Vol. 2 DVD Genre: Children/Family/Animated Television Show DVD Recommended Ages: 2-5 Duration: Approx. 62 minutes Release: March 12th, 2012 Publisher: Hit Entertainment Limited Zoom into action-packed fun with six rip-roaring adventures featuring preschool favorites Thomas & Friends™, Fireman Sam™ and Bob the Builder™.  Always driving home lessons in friendship, loyalty, responsibility and teamwork, this trio takes the checkered flag every time! Racing engines, run-away go-carts, and monster chases lead to thrills, spills and rescues! Thomas and Hiro discover there’s no need for speed when trying to be a Really Useful Engine; Fireman Sam is rescue-ready when Norman and James forget to put safety first; Bob the Builder’s Machine Team keep their eyes open to big adventure and big fun, putting the TEAM in teamwork and getting the job done. Get set and go with your favorite, fast friends in these six exciting adventures! We. . .

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Bob the Builder: Adventures by the Sea

Bob and his Can-Do Crew are making waves and having fun in five new, sea-themed adventures in construction in Bob the Builder™: Adventures by the Sea, sailing onto DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 22, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. From facing fears, correcting mistakes, doing good work and always getting the job done, Bob’s the man and when you’re on his team, life’s a beach!

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Barney: Planes, Trains & Cars

Come along for a dino-mite ride filled with laughter, friends, fun and song with preschool favorite Barney™ and his playground pals in Barney: Planes, Trains & Cars, arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 15, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Let your child’s imagination be their guide as they trek to places near and far by air, ground, rail and sea – all without ever leaving the comfort of your home – in these four new, transportation-themed adventures.

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television and online and through live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. The Emmy® award-winning series, Barney & Friends™ is one of the top-rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®.

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Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends

Aspiring engineers will thrill at over 20 favorite Thomas & Friends® episodes on two DVD discs when Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends, comes to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 15, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Thomas, Toby, Percy and more favorite engine friends take you back to first meetings, learn about cooperation and discovery and realize the best adventures of all are the ones you can share with friends. Thomas fans won’t want to miss this timeless collection of Sodor’s finest moments of friendship on the tracks.

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Thomas & Friends: Up, Up & Away!

Thomas and his friends reach new heights in these high-flying adventures! Thomas and Percy have a special adventure as they try and try again to bring balloons to Mr. Bubbles’ Big Balloon Show. At the Children’s Steam Fair, Emily learns there are great rewards – and laughs — in helping others; Kevin tries his hook at Hide and Peep and Thomas has a wonky whistle! Up, Up & Away for fun and adventure with Thomas & Friends!

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