Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dial Baby & Dial Kids Review


Do you have messy kids like me?!?  Somedays my boys just like to play in the mud and make a giant mess.  Somedays I let them do just that.  It makes for lots of muddy clothes and towels but happy kids.  Somedays happy kids are more important than worrying about a mess!

This is a picture of my twin boys after a particular muddy, rainy afternoon in the back yard.

Thankfully Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash came to our rescue.  We started by washing hands and feet in the sink with this awesome foaming soap.  One squirt goes a long way.  I love foaming hand wash for this reason.  After hands and feet were clean, they could make their way to the bathtub.  Dial for Kids is a great smelling product that my boys look forward to using and sniffing.

As a Purex Insider, I am able to give away a coupon for a FREE Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash/ OR a FREE Dial Baby Body + Hair Wash).  Just leave a comment saying how many hands are in your family!  Contest ends May 5th at midnight (Cinco de Mayo!).  Good luck.

*The Dial brand provided me with a sample of the Dial Kids Foaming Hand Soap in exchange for my review.  Opinions are mine (and my kids)!*

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Better All the Time *Review*

This is a brand new author for me to read.  Carre Armstrong Gardner is married (like me), has three boys (like me), and is also a nurse (like me!).  The book I read is the second book (of a 3 part series) in the Darling Family.  I've always wondered if authors write all three books at once or if they write one book at a time.  I don't know which would be harder to do.  I have yet to write a book, so I have no idea what the process is like.

This being the second Darling Family novel, I was introduced to several characters.  A large family with kids of all different ages plus some foster kids sprinkled in the mix.  This book concentrates mainly on two sisters.  One who just got a job at the local community theatre and another who is working her way through nursing school.  Both of them are single and seem to be "looking" for someone special, and one of the sisters, Sephy, is on a weight loss journey.  She lacks self confidence and is put in a couple different situations that addresses this problem she needs to deal with.

I really enjoyed getting to know this family.  They have a Thursday evening dinner ritual where everyone is invitation required, which I think is a great idea.  Towards the end of the book, the parents are given some difficult news about the father's health.  With Christmas, a Christmas Day wedding, and their annual New Year's Eve party to plan, they decide to wait to share the news with the family.  I'm thinking this will be discussed in the next book.  I'm looking forward to it already!!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.*

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Gift of Love: One Woman's Journey to Save a Life REVIEW!

I am a Registered Nurse who really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the medical aspects that were talked about, and I learned a lot of things I did not know about kidney transplants. Ironically in the small town I live in, there have been 4 people who either needed a kidney transplant, just got a kidney transplant, or are right now looking for a kidney donor. The age range for these patients are between 11 years old and 70 years old. It really hit home when a mom my age got a new kidney (from another mom my age) over Spring Break. What a gift of love!

I really enjoyed reading the ups and downs of the journey this couple went on. Being chronically ill is hard on everyone in the family. But having a positive outlook and trusting in God can go a very long way. I am thankful for the education this book provided and plan to pass it on to others in my community who will be touched by this story!

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