Love Being a Kid Giveaway

Fun Stuff for the Kids!  Giveaway ends on 05/31!

Sponsored By:

Safety Tat, The Magic Of My Name, ZumoepBuzz, ChanteurCozy PhonesMy Bright Family, and My Grandmother, Mi Abuela

Hosted By:

Love, Mrs. Mommy

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive Over $230 worth of goodies!!

Plus half of the prizes are Winner’s Choice! Details are listed under the descriptions…

Safety Tat

For nearly a decade, Safety Tat has been America’s leading choice for ensuring safe returns.
Their proven, award-winning temp-tattoo and labeling solutions not only provides a fun level of security for your little ones, but peace of mind for Moms and Dads as well. And SafetyTat offers a wide range of flexible products to fit your needs for literally any occasion. Winner can choose any 6-pack of write-on tats, a $10.99 RV!

The Magic Of My Name

In this book, each name generates a unique and fully customized story for each child. No matter if the boy or girl is called Carl, Mary, Egoitz or Brianna, everyone will have a book for their name! In addition, you can edit the physical characteristics of the main character of the story for free. You can also include a personal dedication without additional costs. Winner will receive a personalized copy of The Magic Of My Name, a $29.99 RV!

Zumoe

Zumoe’s Mouthguard and Pacifier Cases add pizzazz to your very important items. The Carabiner assures safety in finding your mouth guard or pacifier a snap and the ID tag is a helpful feature. Other great uses for these cases include storage for your retainer, barrettes, jewelry and all the little things that mean a lot to you. Winner will receive a case of their choice up to an $19.99 RV!

pBuzz

Designed by a team of British musicians the pBuzz is a completely new musical instrument. The brightly colored, light and smooth curved edged product has been designed specifically for mini musicians’ little hands. Simple and easy to play the mouthpiece makes it the perfect introduction to brass playing for early learners. Winner will receive a pBuzz instrument, a $29.95 RV!

Chanteur

Chanteur started out by selling a few products to local shops, but has since expanded to produce and sell thousands of jewelry items per year. We can honestly say our brand represents a line of jewelry that is world-class, and is a perfect choice for the ones you love most. Winner will receive any item of their choice from their website, worth a retail of $94.95!

Cozy Phones

CozyPhones is a small family-owned business that started off by selling sleeping headphones on Amazon, then developed their own brand of fun, comfortable, kids headband headphones called CozyPhones™. They are a veteran owned, U.S. based business and promise a 100% satisfaction with their products. Winner’s choice of any in stock kids headphones, a $24.95 RV!

My Bright Family

​Teaching our children to be polite and have manners is very important. From the time my daughter was very little (yes, even younger than now, hehe), I always made sure to incorporate “please” and “thank you” into her daily routine. Now that my daughter is older, there is this great placemat to help teach her how a place setting looks and helps keep her place at our table clean. This adorable and very helpful placemat was made by My Bright Family, and was definitely a bright idea! Winner will receive a 60-pack of placemats! A $9.99 RV! Read more of my review here!
My Grandmother, Mi Abuela is a Bilingual children’s picture book. My Grandmother, Mi Abuela celebrates the relationship a Granddaughter has with her Grandmother. As they both grow, the unconditional love they share for one another shines through the pages.This heartwarming story is sure to make you want to hold your own Grandmother closer. Winner will receive a copy of My Grandmother, Mi Abuela, a $10.99 RV!

Open To US – Must be 18+ to enter 
Giveaway Dates ~ 5/5 12:01 AM EST through 5/31 11:59 PM EST Good Luck!

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received products at no cost to facilitate the above-mentioned review. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. The winner has 48 hours to reply before a new winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Full of Flaws

Easter Week – What a great time to go to a Chris Tomlin concert.  My husband and I went to “Worship Night in America” on Tuesday.  It was awesome.  Besides Christ Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams and others performed.  We really enjoyed and were very moved by the concert.

But something weird happened during.  We were in this arena that holds over 10,000 people.  It was pretty packed, and dark.  Everyone was standing, as you often do at a concert.  The seats were theater style – the kind that flip up when you’re not seated.  I had put my purse on the floor in front of me.  Someone was coming through our row, so I bent down to pick up my purse so he wouldn’t trip on it.  I then held it close to me, with both arms.  Not to protect it, but still trying to move out of the way to give the gentleman as much room as possible to pass through.

But I started thinking what I might have looked like to the people around me.  I probably looked like I was overly concerned about my purse, which would seem strange at a Christian concert.  Maybe not strange . . . un-trusting.  Not full of grace.

Do you ever do that?  Start to obsess about what people think of you?  I used to be much worse about it.  The pressure I put on myself to always act and react perfectly seems worse at Christian events.

Many of the songs performed that night were about heaven.  What we have to look forward to.  There’s so much I can’t imagine.  I was standing there, thinking in heaven, I won’t have to worry about silly things like how weird I looked clutching my purse.

The funny thing is, the stranger sitting next to me struck up a conversation during intermission.  So, either he didn’t notice the purse situation or he gave me the benefit of the doubt.  I had been fussing internally over nothing.

It got me to thinking about how full of flaws I am – and how other people sometimes may be harsher than God in their assessment of my actions, partially because God knows my heart.  I also need to be careful in my assessments of others.  Rather than worry, I need to trust that each encounter will go as it’s intended – some more smoothly than expected, and others may be full of conflict.  God puts us in each others’ lives to refine us.

 

 

 

7 Bible Verses When You Need Comfort, Peace and Encouragement

A couple of years ago, a friend invited me to participate in a 7 Day Bible Challenge.  I was to share seven of my favorite verses.  I had received some terrible news shortly before the challenge; I was feeling very weak and in need of peace.  Seeking encouragement in scripture did bring me a sense of comfort.  I hope my selections do the same for you.  I was only able to find four of the seven, so I am including three that I have sought more recently.  These are from the English Standard Version.

Matthew 10:30  But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

Psalm 84:12  O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!

2 Corinthians 12:9  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Psalm 27:1  The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Romans 8:28  And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Hebrews 13:6  So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

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Anti-Aging Kit Giveaway

I want this!

Sponsored By: DRMTLGY

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive: 

A $227 DRMTLGY Anti-Aging Kit!

About DRMTLGY:

DRMTLGY was started as a way to make medical grade skin care products that were only sold by doctors more convenient and more affordable by strictly selling online and eliminating all middlemen.

They’re the direct manufacturer and have manufactured these products in Southern California since 2005 in a FDA regulated facility. These products are recommended by more than 2,000 dermatologists and plastic surgeons and are used to treat patients with acne, wrinkles, dark spots, dry skin, and many other conditions.

Their goal is to give their customers the highest grade, highest quality, and most synergistic ingredients that work.

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 3/12 12:01 AM EST through 4/2 11:59PM EST

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received nominal monetary compensation to host this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Book Giveaway for Mamas!

Finding Full-Time Satisfaction in Part-Time Work
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Sponsored By: Beth Brykman

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

*3 Winners Will Receive*

A Copy of Beth Brykman’s New Book Titled:

The Best of Both Worlds: How Mothers Can Find Full-time Satisfaction in Part-time Work

Book Synopsis:  How can mothers bridge the gap between the worlds of “mom” and “career woman” to find work-life balance? By working part-time. This informative guide tells both stay-at-home and full-time working mothers how they can reengage or redefine their careers while still having time to care for their children. The author–a mother and a former business executive, entrepreneur, and self-employed writer–provides all the information moms need to find the ideal employment solution in today’s job market. For some women that means returning to the job market, while for others that means reducing hours with a current employer or changing jobs to obtain part-time work. The author also offers suggestions for defining personal objectives, networking, approaching job-sharing, and starting a business to help land part-time jobs.

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter

Giveaway Dates ~ 2/21 9:00 AM EST through 3/10 11:59PM EST

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received nominal monetary compensation to host this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Stachris Giveaway

Great for expecting Mamas!
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Sponsored By: Stachris

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

2 Winners Will Receive:

A Designer Baby Diaper Bag & Car Seat Cover w/ Four Bandana Bibs & Pacifier Clips!

$118 in prizes for each winner!! A $236 TRV Giveaway! Stachris is a family business that is named after their children. They work closely with moms to figure out their needs and wants, so that they can make their lives a little simpler. (Who doesn’t like the sound of that?!) They strive to bring quality-driven products at affordable prices. The cherry on top? Their products are super cute and fashionable! Gotta love that!
Open to US entries and must be 18+ to enter!
Giveaway Dates ~ 12/16 9:00 AM EST through 12/31 11:59PM EST Good luck!
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received Stachris products at no cost to facilitate the above-mentioned review. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Elf on the Shelf – Free Printables!

Elf on the ShelfIf you’re doing Elf on the Shelf this Christmas season, you’re probably trying to think of some new ideas (especially if this isn’t your first year).  I’m providing you with a few free printable.  I’m leaving this in Word format so you can edit for your needs (one child instead of plural, etc.).  Also, these are fairly basic, so jazz them up to your heart’s desire!  Have fun with your elf and your kiddos!

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The Kidtasticly Awesome Giveaway!

Some crazy fun stuff for the Kiddos!

Sponsored By:

Safety TatPlayMonsterPeek Bags, The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore, PoGO Potty PandaMood-Lights, Nature’s Bakery, FodeezeKylie’s Crochet CornerABC Questions by Christine CruzLogic Products, and Simply Merino

Hosted By:

Love, Mrs. Mommy

Co-Hosted By: InezbyDesign and Heartfully Heather

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive Over $363 worth of goodies!!

Plus, 6 out of the 12 prizes are Winner’s Choice! Details are listed under the descriptions…

Safety Tat

For nearly a decade, Safety Tat has been America’s leading choice for ensuring safe returns. Their proven, award-winning temp-tattoo and labeling solutions not only provide a fun level of security for your little ones, but peace of mind for Moms and Dads as well. And SafetyTat offers a wide range of flexible products to fit your needs for literally any occasion. Winner can choose any 6-pack of write-on tats, a $10.99 RV!

PlayMonster

PlayMonster is a toy and game company, championing the power of play by creating quality toys and games for children, adults and families. They are the perfect combination of playful and professional, and true play experts, because they understand play for all ages! Winner will receive a Glow To Sleep Musical Soother, a $49.99 RV! Check out my review here!

Peek Bags

Peek Bags are designed and made by a mom who has two kids of her own. Peek Bags are quality bags that have an adorable “peek” section in the front, so that you know exactly what’s inside without having to open it. These bags come in three sizes; Small, Medium, and Large and have fourteen colors to chose from! Wonderful for mixing and matching to create the perfect storage set for your home. Winner will receive an Assorted Peek Pack in their choice of either girl or boy colors, a $18.00 RV! Check out my review here!

The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore

After witnessing another one of their parents’ public fights, twin brother and sister Benji and Kelly wander off at the local county fair. Benji runs into a group of bullies and escapes into a tent called The Memory Emporium, where he meets a strange old man inside named Louis. The old man shows him a magically vivid memory of a fighter pilot, in the hopes of getting Benji to pay to see other memories Louis has collected from people over the years. Benji quickly realizes the ability to take memories could help his parents stop fighting with each other, and he asks Louis to teach him how to become a Memory Thief. But Louis isn’t the only person with the ability to show and manipulate memories. There’s also the mysterious Genevieve, a Memory Thief with much more nefarious motives. Benji learns how to manipulate memories himself, but having that power comes at a cost to his family, and possibly to his own mind as well. Genevieve’s powers get out of control, as she steals more and more memories from people in town – including Benji’s sister, Kelly. Benji must learn to use this newfound power, as he is the only one able to stop Genevieve. Winner will receive a hardcopy of the book, a $16.99 RV!

PoGO Potty Panda

PoGO’s Positive Potty Training System has three parts: PoGO Panda, PoGO Potty Panda Children’s Book, PoGO’s Potty Stickers. All three were designed to be incorporated into a comprehensive potty training approach, “Positive Potty Training,” that Dr. Maria utilized successfully with her own children. Positive Potty Training centers around the principle of positive reinforcement aimed at fostering a child’s self-esteem and self-efficacy. Positive Potty Training is also designed to minimize the occurrence of power struggles in the potty training experience. Winner will receive a PoGO Potty Panda Training System, a $39.99 RV!

Mood-Lights

See your room in a new Light! Hand-painted Mood-Lights cast the painted image and colors onto surrounding surfaces! Each is an original one-of-a-kind, which projects its unique painting in Light onto whatever the Light hits. Winner will receive a $55.00 credit to their Etsy shop to pick out any item of their choosing!

Nature’s Bakery

Nature’s Bakery is a snacks and food brand that supports health conscious living and active lifestyles, with their 4 pinnacles of achieving balance – nature, activity, nutrition and community. They lead with delicious, thoughtfully crafted ingredients that are perfect for on-the-go snacks that people can feel better about eating. They take that extra step to create foods that are Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan and Kosher Certified, because they care. Proudly, they offer a delicious family of Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bars, Gluten Free Ancient Grains Fig Bars and Double Chocolate Brownie bars that everyone can enjoy and benefit from. Winner will receive Six 6-packs of Fig Bars (flavors of their choosing), a Nature’s Bakery Big Truck Hat, Camelbak Waterbottle, and Lanyard! A $64 RV!

Fodeez offers high value products at affordable prices to keep you organized, on time and remind you what’s important. In 2006, Fodeez creator upgraded her refrigerator and found that the prime place to display her kids’ photos and artwork, as well as the area she used to keep track of their busy schedules, was gone. Magnets won’t stick, tape will damage the surface, and she found herself on a quest. That’s how Fodeez® Frames came to be. Winner will receive 2 sets of 3 4×6 Colorable Adhesive Frames / Dry Erase Boards with Markers, a $29.98 TRV! 

Kylie is a creative mama who loves to make and design new items for the entire family. She specializes in unique, boutique baby photo props, but she can’t resist trying to make something for everyone, whether it be your sports fan dad, comic book loving brother, princess sister, or your fashionable mother. She is always open to custom requests, and there is a little love in every stitch! Winner will receive their choice of size and style, custom-made hat, a $30 RV!
In ABC Questions, Beverly is starting her first year of school. One of Beverly’s first lessons is the alphabet, and she has lots of amusing questions about the ABCs. Readers can join Beverly as she asks her ABC questions, and learn along the way. ABC Questions is intended for early learners ages 3-6 years old. Winner will receive a copy of ABC Questions, a $12.99 RV! Check out my review here!

Logic Products is now a mom-approved lifestyle brand that fully discloses all ingredients in every product. Logic Products are made in the U.S.A. using plant and mineral derived ingredients. Their eco-friendly product lines include; Natural HomeLogic, TotLogic, BarkLogic and LiceLogic and are available nationwide. They guarantee their products to be safe and effective so you can focus on what’s really important, your family. Winner will receive any one product of their choice up to a $16.95 RV!

They are a small family who is passionate about educating others about the amazing qualities of Merino wool. They wanted to dress their children in the best possible fabric, and therefore Simply Merino was started. Their range is very simple, as they wanted the natural qualities of the Merino wool to speak for themselves. The gowns and sleepers are wonderfully comfortable for infants and babies. And the two-piece sets they’ve designed can easily be worn as pajamas, thermal wear, or even as separates. It’s an easy material to care for; simply wash and dry. Winner will receive a Merino Wool Hat in their choice of size and color, a $19.00 RV!

Open To US – Must be 18+ to enter 
Giveaway Dates ~ 11/26 12:01 AM EST through 12/15 11:59 PM EST Good Luck!

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received items at no cost to facilitate the above-mentioned reviews. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. The winner has 48 hours to reply before a new winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Don’t Believe the Hype. Performance Reviews Can Be Useful.

Some of you were kind enough to read my previous post about a personal book I was considering writing.  I got some wonderful feedback and encouragement.  Recently, I was inspired to start a totally different book.  A book in an area where I experienced some success.  When I thought about it, I immediately had an outline of the whole book in my mind.  It’s a potentially marketable subject.  So, I decided to get started.  Is this me just going after the next shiny new object?  I sure hope not.  I really don’t think so.  Prayers for guidance would be appreciated.

meeting-1184892_1280The buzz du jour in Human Resources and Management is eliminating performance reviews.  Do you ever notice how many fads there are in HR?  The worst one was “branding”.  I always thought it was just a ploy for HR Consultants to make money.  If your company already has a brand in the marketplace, why would you detract from that, by creating a new and different one for recruiting?  This makes no sense.  Build on the momentum you already have, in all areas of the business.  If your business doesn’t have a recognized brand, then you need to work on that in general, not just in recruiting.  Sure enough, a couple years ago, I went to a seminar that stated just that.  The presenter stated it as if it was a new concept.  I thought, “We have just come full circle.”  His big new idea was that you had to build your brand through all areas of your business to be an employer of choice, which included customer service and sales.  He was spinning it as if recruitment branding now needed to be more inclusive.  To me, he was unknowingly saying that recruitment branding is pointless.

Needless to say, the hype about eliminating performance reviews gets on my nerves.  When you dive into it, many who say performance reviews are worthless, and provide a solution, aren’t really abandoning them at all.  They’re just changing them; frankly, they are actually making them more frequent.  They’re just calling them something different.

I went to an inspirational HR presentation recently, which is what got my wheels turning about how I successfully turned around my managers and departments.  The presentation touched on how ineffective, even self-defeating, his previous company’s performance review process was, and how he changed it.  While his method was different from my own, we shared the philosophy that performance appraisals can be more meaningful and beneficial.

My own journey in developing my people came through a lot of painful and bad experiences.  One of many loved C.S. Lewis quotes – “Experience:  That most brutal of teachers.  But, you learn, my God, do you learn.”

Is it possible to learn from someone else’s experience, so you can avoid some of the pain, and put you on a faster track to a better outcome?  I believe so, which is what has inspired me to share my trials and triumphs.