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Grieving the Loss of a Pregnancy? Loved Baby- 31 Devotionals Giveaway

I have had someone very close to me lose a baby not once but twice.  It was one of the hardest things she has ever had to go through and I can not imagine what she must of felt during those times.  Close to one in four American women will experience the silent grief of pregnancy loss.  Can you believe that number?  One out of four?  Truth be told, you or someone you know, has experienced pregnancy loss.  That’s why getting help, especially help from above is so important!  I would of loved to of given my friend this book when she was going through her time of need, Loved Baby 31 Devotions.

Loved Baby 31 Devotions:

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Mom Always Knows did receive a complementary copy of Loved Baby in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

 

Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss by Sarah Philpott, PhD

In this book, Sarah shares her own story of loss and those of over 40 women (the Loved Baby Tribe) who have experienced stillbirth, miscarriages and ectopic loss.  This book is written for your heart where other books focus to care for your physical needs.  Your soul will be pampered and you will be able to mourn and cherish the lovely little life that took root in your womb.

The book is divided into 31 devotionals (chapters)  that talk about loss, Christ-filled comfort, tips to manage social media, reconnecting with your partner, nourishing your soul, grief, adoption, new pregnancy and much more.  At the end of each devotional there is a space for some “soul work” about the topic and “prayer time” to help you further reflect.

I really found inspiration reading all the stories from the “Loved Baby Tribe” ladies because they are so strong and full of peace.   Although I have never experienced the loss of a baby, I have experienced great loss in my life and reading through Loved Baby,  I was able to apply and really work through many of the devotionals/verses as well.

Loved Baby: 31 Devotions is MAK approved!

What a great gift idea for someone that might be struggling through the loss of a baby!

You can pick up a copy here on Amazon or there is a really great deal from Fashion and Compassion going on now where you can buy the book bundle a whole month prior to its release date! You will get your hands on this highly anticipated devotional by Sarah Philpott before anyone else has the opportunity.

A wonderful gift for someone you know who has lost a baby or suffered a miscarriage. The book bundle is the book Loved Baby and a beautiful bracelet. The Sterling Silver heart braclet will be a constant reminder of your precious baby & may the “loved” charm bring you peace knowing you are loved!

loved baby braclet

Details:

  • Approx. 8″ in circumference
  • Gold-Plated & Sterling Silver, Hand-hammered
  • Purposefully made by artisans in Mexico
  • All net proceeds support our work empowering women

You can read more about the bundle and/or purchase here!

Since we love Loved Baby we are giving away a copy of the book to one of our lucky readers!!

MAK Giveaway of Loved Baby 31 Devotions

Easy to enter!

Just like us on FB and you are done!  Want extra chances to win?  Sure, no problem!  See entry form below for more chances!  Good luck!  Mom Always Knows will be contacting the winner directly and sending the mail USPS.  US residents only.

 

 

Zoobooks- Cater to your Child’s Love for Animals- Review and Giveaway

How cute are these  Zoobooks!    With our ranch adventure last week (you can read about it here) I thought this was a great time to post my review on the Zoobooks I had received.   I love reading to my kids so I was happy to check this out!  We did receive a few magazines at no cost to bring you fine mamas this review!

Does your child love animals?  

Would you like a one-stop-shop resource for your child to have for their animal obsession?  Then you might want to think about getting a subscription to  Zoobooks!

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The books are like magazines for kids and each Zoobooks is colorful and vibrant in its  photography and explains things like anatomy, habitat, socialization, etc of an animal or group in an easy-to-understand way for kids. 

 Wildlife Education, Ltd., established in 1980, publishes Zoobooks which include the following breakdown:

  • Zootles, for younger readers 3 to 6 years old, launched in 2005

  • Zoobies, for the littlest learners 0 to 3 years old, launched  in 2008

  • Critters Up Close, durable board books about animals for young explorers 0 to 6 years old.

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They also have digital subscriptions, a Secret Jungle website with just-for-kids animal games, puzzles and quizzes as well as an e-Safari email adventures that trek to the best animal sites on the web.  How cool is that!

Zoobooks, Zootles and Zoobies can be found in homes, schools and libraries around the world. You can buy them by subscription or by single editions in the Zoobooks web store,  in select bookstores and in finer zoo, museum, aquarium and park gift shops and specialty retailers around the country.

My kids loved reading their Zoobooks which happen to be about Orangutans!  We also were able to read the Zootles issue about Tigers which included a huge poster inside of a Tiger and even stickers!  As a Mom, I love that the issues include a letter and number to learn about, activity pages for kids and a resource corner for grown-ups.  They were a huge hit at my house.  I also like that they paper they use for the magazine and pages is not thin so it can take some abuse which it is more than likely prone to happen too at your house, like it is mine!

best magazine for kids

This is a nifty little magazine for kids and is MAK approved!  Check them out!

Guess What!  We love Zoobooks so much that we are Co-Sponsoring a Giveaway with Wildlife Education Ltd!  3 Lucky readers will win a 1-yr subscribtion to Zoobooks!

You will be able to pick which Zoobooks you would like (Zoobooks, Zootles and Zoobies.)

You don’t want to miss this one!!  Good Luck!  As always, please read our disclaimer and terms/conditions here.

Want more cool kids stuff?  Read our review of  The Cook with Colours Cookbook here!

 

Make Life Brighter Review & Giveaway: Light box Arts Light box – Merry Christmas Ornament

Hey y’all!  So these little light boxes from Light box Arts are so cool!  Ever buy home decor from the store and you’re just stuck with it?  You put it somewhere and it works for the season or for your mood but then in a few months you have to put it away.  Not anymore!  You can change the designs on these!  They literally have hundreds of unique art designs to choose from to fit your space and mood!

Light Boxes from Light Box Art are so Cool!

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We were so excited when we were contacted to review this item for you guys.  The first step was to browse the site and pick the light box and design I wanted.  The website is so easy to navigate.  You can pick if you want just a light box or a box with a design or just a design.  The price point is $12 for designs only and around $20 if you want the box with the art design.  They have several categories to choose from such as inspirational, man cave, office, love, best-sellers, seasonal, kitchen, kids room or you can even design your own!!

light box christmas

I love Christmas and am always looking for awesome decor so I picked the “Merry Christmas Ornament” artwork design with a gray box since we are totally in to gray right now.  We did receive a free light box from Light box Arts to review for you guys but opinions are 100% my own for this review.

The box arrived in a few days packaged nice, neat and safe.  Think cube, because the box is in the shape of a cube and measures about 5x5x2.

best light box

My kids thought they were very cool and wanted one for their rooms!  We probably will order some more because I like easy!  I like things that don’t plug in!  These light boxes are sturdy MDF LED back-lit cubes that take 2 AAA batteries!  Pop in the battery’s and you are ready to go or if you don’t want the back-lit, that’s fine too.

As a mom though, I immediately think night light for the kids room! : )  At this price point, these would make great baby shower or birthday party gifts as well!  The designs on their website for kids are adorable, check them out here.

light box review

 

Talking about easy, how easy is it to slide out a design and slide a new one in?  Bam, you have changed your decor!  No longer will I have to put this pretty little guy up January 1st after Christmas!  I can use it all year round provided I have another design to go in there!  Here is how they slide out and what the back-lit looks like.  The designs are a little fragile so just be careful when sliding in and out, you don’t want to bend them.

neat christmas decor

Now what design should I get next?  That is the question!  Check out their site and give me some suggestions!  I am really digging their Man Cave selection.  I think my husband would love it!

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These little Light boxes are MAK approved!

Want your own LIGHT BOX?  There are so many to choose from!

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We are co-hosting the Make Life Brighter Giveaway!  One lucky reader will win their own Light box!  You will be able to pick any light box from Light box Arts or you can even design you own.

What are you waiting for!  Enter now below in the contest box!

Rules to enter:

  1. Like Mom Always Knows on Facebook here.
  2. Like Light Box Arts on Facebook here.

 

As always, please read our disclaimer and terms/conditions here.

Blessings

 

It’s Almost July $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway- Mom Always Knows and Great-Resumes.com plus free resume template

Hey Mom!
You have almost made it through June!  Are the kids driving you bonkers yet?  Have vacations and family time got you going crazy?  Well we have just the thing for you!

$50 visa Gift Card Giveaway

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