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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Toopy and Binoo Animated Children's Series #ToopyandBinoo #sponsored

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 12:00 AM 0 comments
Disclosure: I received Toopy and Binoo products in exchange for a post about the show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Toopy and Binoo™ is an animated series that follows the adventures of Toopy, a tall, funny and friendly mouse, and his best friend Binoo, a tiny, clever and lovable white cat.

 Little ones and their families laugh out loud as the charming and endearing friends explore their colorful, whimsical world. Binoo, always logical and perceptive, is the perfect sidekick for Toopy and his vivid imagination and spontaneous zest for life.

The series inspires preschoolers ages 2 to 6 to expand their creativity while reinforcing positive values such as friendship, good manners, creative thinking, and humor.

A phenomenal hit TV series in Canada, Toopy and Binoo is now available for the first time ever to US audiences exclusively on the Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/toopyandbinootv.

Funny in an age-appropriate way, Toopy and Binoo teaches children daily skills and encourages them to use their imaginations.

The Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channel features more than 100 full, five-minute episodes, each with laughs and stories the whole family will enjoy. 

Talkative Toopy loves to chat about the duo’s fun adventures. Thoughtful Binoo keeps his lips zipped but gets his point across with playful gestures and actions.

Here are the links for the official Toopy and Binoo Facebook and Twitter Channels:

Join Toopy and Binoo for a fun Twitter Party on Thursday, February 20th at 1:00PM hosted by @ResourcefulMom to learn more about the show and win wonderful prizes! Follow#ToopyandBinoo to participate.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

God and Me Book Review and Giveaway- #tommymommy #spon #giveaway #review

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 12:00 AM 7 comments
Disclosure: I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy and received this book free. However, all opinions are my own.

Does your child know God? Your first instinct is probably to answer yes, but can you honestly say your child "knows" God? I thought my grandson really knew God, but I was wrong. Of course he knows who God is, but Nicholas really didn't have a personal relationship with God until he read God and Me.

This wonderful book helps your child discover a personal relationship with God as it helped my grandson. Filled with colorful pictures and short devotions, it's the absolute book to introduce your child to God.

My grandson spend hours getting to personally know God through God and Me. He reads a devotion a day. God and Me is filled with 365 short daily devotions perfect for a child just learning about God or a child who has lost his/her way.


Featuring colorful photographs and short devotions with Scripture and prayers, this book will appeal to parents looking to introduce a relationship with God to little ones. 
God and Me aims to help children find out all about God: what He is like, how He cares for them, and how He wants them to live in His world. Familiar situations and everyday experiences encourage children to think about Christian values, a simple way of introducing a lifelong relationship with God. 
Bite-sized devotions will keep the attention of younger children. Four-color photographs will help engage children with the message in the devotional. Each day includes a topical Scripture and a prayer to help children develop their relationship with God.

As a grandparent, I recommend God and Me if you want your child to have a personal relationship with God. You can purchase God and Me for $19.99 at Thomas Nelson or enter to win a copy on the Rafflecopter below.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

BCBS Mercedes Kids Marathon 2/15/14 Birmingham, AL

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 6:28 PM 0 comments
We are so proud on my grandson Nicholas. Most of you know he is in special ed. Today, he competed in the Mercedes Kids Marathon. He was the last to finish, but that's okay. He finished and accomplished a sense of much more than finishing, he has great memories and something to be proud of.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The 5 Love Languages of Children Book Review

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 3:21 PM 0 comments
Disclaimer: "I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review."

My child is border line autistic and The 5 Love Languages of Children is the perfect solution for any parent who struggles with a special needs child. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell share a plethora of structured information along with the keys to the  5 Love Languages of Children. Each "love" language opened a new way I treated my child and it also makes you take a look at yourself as a parent.   The 5 Love Languages of Children not only gives your guidance, but shows you how to react instead of detach.

If you are struggling as a parent to understand your child's "language" this is one book you need! If it can help me, it can help you!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Precious Moments®: Little Book of Bedtime Review and Giveaway-#sponsored #giveaway #tommynelsonmommy

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 12:00 AM 28 comments
Disclosure: I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy and received a product for review. However, all opinions are my own.
Precious Moments is one my family's favorite books. We love to read all the wonderful stories and we got the opportunity to read Precious Moments®: Little Book of Bedtime, my grandson was thrilled, so was I!

My grandson, who's nine still loves bedtime stories. He's into action heroes and boy stuff, so this book was perfect timing. I'm trying to get him back into the habit of more gentler bedtime stories. The Precious Moments®: Little Book of Bedtime is perfect for winding down time. He's old enough to read the stories himself, but he loves for me to cuddle and read to him.

If you want to unwind and just cuddle at the end of the day with your precious child then Precious Moments®: Little Book of Bedtime is the perfect bedtime book. You can purchase a copy from Thomas Nelson for $9.99 or enter to win a copy on the Rafflecopter below.

About the book:
Bestselling Precious Moments® brand with a popular bedtime theme.
When it’s time to tuck toddlers in for the night, this case-bound, padded board book from the Precious Moments® brand celebrates special bedtime moments—splashing in the tub, choosing pajamas, reading a favorite story, and saying good night. These sweet poems remind little ones of how much they are blessed and to say thank You to God for all the day’s blessings!
Children will be drawn to the soft, inviting illustrations, and parents will appreciate the heartfelt poems and prayers along with the scriptures from the International Children’s Bible®.
Since 1978, Precious Moments has grown into an evergreen brand recognized worldwide, with more than 14.5 million books and Bibles sold through Thomas Nelson.
Features & Benefits:
  • Whimsical and nostalgic Precious Moments characters are a favorite of moms and kids alike
  • Includes original and traditional poems and prayers as well as scriptures

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash Review and Giveaway-#sponsored #giveaway #purexinsider #dialbodywash #GetNoticed

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 12:00 AM 22 comments
Disclosure: I'm a Purex Insider and received a free product in exchange for this review. However, all opinions are my own.

NEW Dial® Vitamin Boost Body Wash gives your skin a daily boost of vitamins. The advanced formula contains a moisturizing Vitamin Complex, which helps draw moisture directly to your skin leaving your skin feeling so healthy and soft, people can't help but notice!  

I grew up using Dial soap. It was the only soap my mom would use and the only soap as I got older my family used. Now, I still love the bar soap, but Dial Body Wash is so much more convenient for my hurried family. When I got the opportunity to try NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash, I was thrilled. Dial is a name I can trust, so I knew I would get an awesome product and the new  NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash didn't disappoint! I received the Amazing B infused with vitamin B kiwi scented body wash which lasts even after you get out of the bath. The thick body wash is like a silky lotion and the lather is so luxurious. The NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash is a body wash for the entire family. My grandson loves to jump in the tub in a middle of foaming suds.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Raise a Happy Child Book Review

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 1:39 PM 0 comments
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

If you're a parent, then you've been there when the kids decide to let loose and wreak havoc. It's normal, but can drive you insane. There is a solution. How to Raise a Happy Child (and be happy too) written by Heather Criswell and Taryn Voget is the perfect parenting companion to get you and your child back on track to happy. The book is filled with great advice that will make you a parenting pro. 

Raise a Happy Child is broke down into four parts: Decide Who You Are as a Parent, Discover the Five Ingredients for Parenting Success, Put Happiness into Action, and Feel Like a Parenting Pro with These Parenting Scripts. 
Each part gives your the fundamentals of good parenting and how to approach your parenting style. My favorite section is the scenarios. As parent's we've all been there, but in the book you're shown different ways to handle each situation.

I've been there with my 9 year old and let me say after reading the book, I'm happy and so is he. No more negativity only positives fill our days. If you are facing the "giants", then pick up a copy for only $19.96 at Amazon.

More about the book:
Crawl inside the mind of kid whisperer, Heather Criswell, and see how she discovered (over 25 years and 30,000 children) what works with every child, in every situation, every time. She, along with Everyday Genius Institute cofounder Taryn Voget, bring you extraordinary new thinking and approaches in working with children. And when you put these simple strategies into action in your own life, raising amazing children will suddenly feel so much easier and more fun than you ever imagined.

In this groundbreaking book (with included “how-to” videos), you will learn simply genius strategies to get the results you desire with your child – without using the word “no” or giving time-outs, punishments, or rewards. You will be a parenting success with bedtime, manners, homework, sharing, mealtime, back-talking, disrespect, fighting, grades, lying, and so much more.

You will have an opportunity to question your parenting assumptions and learn, step-by-step, refreshing new techniques to get the results you want. You will discover how to raise capable, self-reliant, truly happy kids in a stress-free environment.
This is no ordinary “how to” parenting book. It shines a light on an inspiring new approach for today’s parents.

More about the authors:

Heather Criswell
Taryn Voget



Youtube channel:  WiseInside

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jesus and Me Bible Storybook Review and Giveaway- #review #giveaway #sponsored #tommymommy

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 5:27 AM 23 comments
Disclosure: I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy and received a copy for review.

Does your child have a relationship with Jesus? This wonderful storybook will take your child on a never-ending journey with Him. It's filled with stories of Jesus' life and His love. My grandson can't get enough of the beautiful storybook. It brought him closer to Jesus in it's written in a way any young child can understand. 


Open Your Child’s Heart to the Amazing Love of Jesus 
Getting to know Jesus means more than just telling His stories. It means building a lifelong relationship with the Lord. The Jesus and Me Bible Storybook begins that relationship by revealing the amazing—and personal—love of the Savior for each of His children. 
Bestselling author Stephen Elkins retells these stories of Jesus, beginning with the earliest prophecies of His birth and continuing all the way through to His resurrection and ascension. Special “Jesus and Me” devotionals help children apply the Savior’s truths to their own lives, while sweet, simple prayers encourage them to always look to the Lord. With the Jesus and Me Bible Storybook, your child will discover . . . the adventure of a life of faith!
Features & Benefits:
  • Includes stories from Jesus’ life and brief devotions for preschoolers
  • Written by bestselling author Stephen Elkins
  • Beautiful art from renowned illustrator Claudine GĂ©vry

Jesus and Me Bible Storybook is written for kids ages 2-7, but my 9 year old loved it! You can purchase a copy for your child for only $14.99. Publication date is Feb. 4th, 2014 or you can win a copy by entering the Rafflecopter below.

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