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    Brick Builders-Illustrated Bible Review

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    My kids are older now so the baby Bible stories are too short they are now able to grasp Bible stories but they are too young to read King James. With my 7 year old I switch up between devotionals and different Bible and Bible activities. When asked to review Brick Builders I knew my kids would enjoy it with Lego themed pictures I soon discovered my son may be too old but my daughter absolutely loves it. The pictures are vivid making the Bible come to life, filled with 35 Bible stories it introduces the bible in a fun way (what kid doesn’t like Legos)?

    About the book

    The Brick Builders Illustrated Bible uses the popularity of brick-building pieces to engage children with more than 35 beloved Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments. Reader will travel from Genesis to Revelation as they read about Creation, Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, the Birth of Jesus, Jesus Walks on Water, and more. With bold, colorful illustrations by Antony Evans, each story contains a “Building Block” takeaway for kids to help them apply the biblical principal to their own lives.

    I recommend this children’s Bible as a starter as it just touches the surface of the Bible stories (i.e doesn’t talk about Adam and Eve’s punishment). This is perfect for my 5 year old who just needs to hear the overview but for my 7 year old I want him to go further into depth in analyzing the Bible. It’s a great Lego theme.

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    Parenting

    Boudreaux Butt Paste Review

    As a parent you want the best for your child. We don’t want to see them get hurt or feel sick so when they get diaper rash as babies you feel bad as a parent. I know for myself I felt mommy guilt. You ask yourself what did I do wrong but we shouldn’t think that way when it happens just use the necessary things in order to prevent it next time. I also like to make sure that whatever I put on my child’s skin is natural and chemical free.

    When chosen to review Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Rash Kit I was excited because I knew that it was a good choice to help keep my child diaper rash free.

    About Boudreaux’s Buttpaste

    What I love is that that Founder is a father or four himself. Made specially for parents who don’t want to settle for anything less than the best, it uses a combination of efficacious ingredients that allow it to be tough on rash and gentle on cheeks.

    • Pediatrician recommended
    • It is free of dyes, parabens, preservative phthalates and talc
    • The rash kit comes with a Boudreaux Butt Brush which helps parents to gently apply a think and smooth coat of Butt Paste on baby’s booty to form a protective barrier from wetness, It’s 100% BPA free.
    • The kit is inexpensive at $14.99

    My thoughts on Boudreaux Butt Paste

    As a health conscious mom I look for products that have little to no chemicals in them. Butt Paste delivers that and makes sure that my child has a protective layer so when dealing with doctor visits, breastfeeding, sleepless nights I didn’t have to worry about my child’s bottom too! Boudreaux is a company you can trust to protect your child’s bottom.

    Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Rash Kicking Kit is available to purchase on Amazon. To buy online, click here 

    I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinions. Post may contain affiliate links.

     

    Parenting

    A Quick Guide To Baby Led Weaning

    A Quick Guide To Baby Led Weaning
    As your baby approaches six months old you may be thinking about how you are going to be introducing solid foods to your little one. The thought of giving your precious little baby solid foods may seem scary. With all the mess and the risk of choking you may want to skip the solids all together. Fortunately, baby led weaning is an exciting alternative to conventional puree feeding. In this article we will be taking a quick look at everything you need to get on your baby led weaning journey. You can also visit Customer Review for more great information about how to take care of your family and your health.

    What Is Baby Led Weaning?
    Although it has become incredibly popular to use the baby led weaning method to introduce solids to your infant, it is not at all a new concept. Baby led weaning is the practice of serving your baby a selection of finger foods at a set place at your dining table. It is also important that you do not feed your baby any pureed foods and you should not make a separate meal for your infant. Commonly when you hear the term weaning you assume that it refers to the end of breastfeeding. However, in this case, it refers to the introduction of solids to your baby. Most healthcare experts recommend that milk, be it breast milk or formula, should be a baby’s primary source of nutrition until they are a year old.

    What Are The Benefits Of Baby Led Weaning?
    ● It encourages your baby to feed themselves and explore the world around them.
    Your baby will look at the food, touch it, smell it and taste the food at their own pace.
    In this exploration, your baby will learn vital skills like how to chew their food as well
    as improving their hand-eye coordination.
    ● When your baby feeds herself, she learns vital skills like how to follow her own
    hunger cues. In baby led weaning, your baby decides when they are hungry and how
    much they will eat. As they grow they will be more efficient at controlling their
    appetites.
    ● Your baby will be a larger part of family meals. When you follow the baby led
    weaning method for feeding your family, your whole family will be able to engage in
    family meals. Not only is this great for the social skills of your baby but it will also help
    you to bond as a family.
    ● Your baby is far less likely to become a picky eater as they grow. Eating a balanced
    diet that contains a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables means that your baby will be
    exposed to a wide variety of different textures and flavors from a very young age.
    Although, it cannot guarantee that your little child will never be a fussy eater, the
    exposure is likely to help them develop a more refined palate.
    ● You do not need any special equipment or foods for your baby. This is really great
    news for all moms who are already drowning in all of the stuff that their baby needs.
    All you need is appropriately sized foods and a safe place to sit and eat them.

    Baby Led Weaning Meal Ideas

    When you first begin your baby led weaning journey it can be quite difficult to decide what exactly you and your baby should be eating. However, with a little guidance, the options for joint meals for you and your baby are endless. Here are a few ideas of meals that you can safely feed your baby on the baby led weaning method:
    ● Bananas
    ● A slice of avocado
    ● Steamed carrots, broccoli and sweet potato
    ● Baked potato wedges
    ● Smashed egg on toast
    ● Spaghetti with meat sauce
    A few notes to keep in mind when you introduce your baby to solids:
    ● Introduce food slowly and one at a time. If you notice any reactions stop giving them
    that type of food immediately to avoid any additional reactions.
    ● Choose food that is soft and will not cause your baby to choke like raw vegetables
    and nuts.
    ● Remember that “food under one is just for fun”. If your baby does not finish a meal do
    not worry too much as their nutrition still comes from milk.

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    Dispelling the Myths Behind NY 529 College Savings Plan

    There are a lot of myths about NY529 college savings plan and I am happy that I was able to be educated at the NY529 event hosted by MomTrends. I got information about how to get started, what are the benefits and why do it.

    What is a 529 College Savings Plan

    • It’s a type of investment account you can use for higher-education savings. 529 plans are usually sponsored by states.

    With the rising costs of college tuition you want to have something set aside for your kids to help them not have to take out huge loans (when you graduate they want their money). Whether you or grandparents set it up a NY 529 plan helps you save money for your children.

    One of my own misconceptions I had was that it can only be used at a 4 year institution and if your child does not attend college you lose the money. The truth is that your 529 account can be used to pay for qualified higher-education expenses at any eligible educational institution. Higher education expenses include tuition, books, supplies, equipment, computer equipment, and certain room and board fees. The 529 plan can you used at postsecondary, vocational schools, 2 and 4 year colleges and postgraduate programs.

    Contribution
    What I also love is the fact that you can open up an account with as little as $1.00 and contribute as much or as little as you want. Contributions up to 10,000 are deductible from your taxes if married and single taxpayers 5,000. Are you worried if they want to attend school outside of NY they can’t use it? No problem because you can use the 529 plan in any other state.

    There is really no reason not to set up a NYS 529 College Savings Plan. When birthdays and holidays come around instead of requesting toys, you can ask them to make a contribution to your account by sharing a special U gift code on Twitter or by email.

    For more information about New York’s 529 College Savings Plan, obtain a Disclosure Booklet and Tuition Savings Agreement at www.nysaves.org or by calling 1-877-nysaves. This includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information. You should read them carefully before investing.

    Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by NY529 Direct via Momtrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of NY 529 Direct or Momtrends.

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    Parenting

    Struggling With Mom Stress? Here’s How To Cope

    It’s true to say that being a mom can be incredibly stressful. You will need to deal with various roles and responsibilities beyond that of caregiver. Depending on your position, you might juggle parenthood with a full-time career as well. If you’re starting to notice your hair thin or your body bloat, there’s a good chance that you are under a lot of stress. You might even find that you develop cases of chronic pain. Yes, this too can be a symptom of the pressure in your life. But how do you deal with this issue and make sure that you are still providing the best possible level of support to your children?

     

    Discover What’s Causing Your Stress

     

    You do need to understand the root cause of the issue if you’re going to deal with it effectively. So, what could this be? Well, it may well be that your personal life is great and it’s the professional aspect of your lifestyle that is causing the issues. Perhaps, you are simply being pulled in too many directions. Or, maybe you’re just not that happy with your career or the direction it’s heading. It’s possible that you feel undervalued and underappreciated. Just this week, the subject of hundred-hour weeks was brought up in the news media. If you’re working a job where you are, on occasion expected to complete this level of work, you are going to be overly stressed. In a case like this, the best solution will undoubtedly be a change.

     

    Of course, your stress could be rooted in something else entirely such as certain situations. Do you find social interactions difficult? As a mom, they can be hard to avoid, but they can still be tremendously troubling for some people. You might find that the answer here is discovering the right level of support. An emotional support animal could be the solution, and once you read more about the benefits of this possibility, we think you’ll see why. They can let you know that someone is there with you, providing great relief.

     

    Remember To Take Care Of Yourself

     

    As a parent, your main priority will always be the best interests of your children. This will be your focus in every possible way imaginable. No one wants to be in a position where they no longer feel they are doing their best for their kids. But you still need to look after yourself. This could involve taking a little me time each day – no more than a couple of hours – to bounce back. Read a book, have a long soak or head out for a run. These activities can help your body rejuvenate.

     

    Sweet Dreams

     

    Finally, if you have young kids, they probably have a bedtime. But do you ever think that you should have one as well? As an adult you can stay up as late you like. But sometimes it’s best to hit the hay early and make sure you get a solid eight hours sleep before it’s time to rise for another busy day.

     

    We hope this helps you deal with some of the stress you might be feeling in your life as a parent.

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