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Im a Stay at home mother of 6 children. Myrissa is age 20, Jacub is 18, Victorea is 16, Whitnee is 12, Kirk is 9 and Alivia is 4. We are also getting ready to adopt again! Our sweet new girl is Jessica and is 17!Our newest household addition is Lexee, she is 2 years old. We also have quite a few kids who call us Mom and Dad. My husband is studying for the ministry. We are a very busy family. I want to make sure all you other busy moms, dads, ladies and gents out there get the deals I do. If you would like me to do a review and or giveaway, I'd be happy to share your product with my readers. Contact me for more information. fivelilbassintow@yahoo.com (Please note that most of my email replies go to spam folders so if you contact me and don't hear back, this could be why, please check your spam folder for my reply) You should also check out my co bloggers, if you have a chance. Nicole does book reviews and Jeffrey does outdoor related review, fishing, camping and outdoors.
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson

We love the Robertson's. Sadie is not any different. She is full of energy and has a great Christian perspective on life.

My daughter and I saw her at Winter Jam, here, one year. She came out and you could feel the energy. She was nervous. She said that when they came and asked her to speak at Winter Jam, the first thing she said was no. However, her mother talked to her and in so many words told her that she had something to tell and God wants everyone to hear it. I loved her speech. I am a very shy person and loved hearing how she had to face her Goliaths daily. God really gave her the strength and excitement to share. So she did.

This book was great!

Sadie has an important message for her generation: you don’t have to be held back by fear, anxiety, or loneliness anymore. In Live Fearless, Sadie takes you on a thrilling personal journey toward power, passion, and purpose as you live at the center of who God created you to be!

I do not believe that this is only for youth. I took a lot out of this book.

Keep up the good work Sadie!

You can purchase this book from the Thomas Nelson company for $19.99


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Night Night Farm Board Book

I am always surprised by the cute children's books that come out. Night Night Farm did not disappoint me. This is the cutest Touch and Feel book. Each board page has a neat little spot that has a place that the child can touch and feel.

You get to follow each animal through its night routine.

This is literally, my daughter, who has sensory integration, favorite book. She loves to touch each page multiple times. This is perfect for those little exploring hands.

What is your favorite farm animal? Mine is the little squealing pigs.

You can purchase this book from Amazon for $7.42


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Friday, February 23, 2018

365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids

I have very curious children. They want to know how things work and other very serious questions. I don't have them all. I often, to the older kids, say things like "go check google". However, I love this book for the younger kids and for the biblical questions.

How do I know the Bible is true? What does it mean when the Bible talks about the kingdom of God? How can God be three persons at the same time? Help the kids in your life find answers to the questions they ask and deepen their faith along the way with 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids, a unique daily devotional full of biblical answers to curious questions about God, the Bible, and Christian faith.

You can purchase this book for your curious child/ren for $10.82


You can also purchase this book from Thomas Nelson for $11.19


Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Prayer Bible

This is such a cute Bible. I swear every new Bible I get to review, tops the last one. This Bible has so many different things to help children find the verses they are looking for.

Table of Contents
How to use your prayer Bible
Prayer Article Index
Example: Your Will page 16
Secret Sins page 226
Key Verse Highlights
Prayer Pointers

The kids questions and answer pages are my favorite.

For Example:
What should I pray for my parents?

Ask them if they have any prayer requests. They will be delighted you are praying for them. In addition to their requests, ask God to protect them, from the enemy, make them strong, and give them the wisdom they need to lead your family well. (exodus 20:12)

The back of the book has a few pages for prayer requests.

Included is a free prayer journal. It is a neat bonus that they threw in for recording your child's special prayers.

You can purchase from Thomas Nelson for $16.09


You can also purchase from Amazon for $12.64


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

My Christmas Prayer board book

The is a hard board book. I love that it is hard cut to look like a gift. Each page has rhyming words. The little ones are going to like the illustrations.

You can purchase this book from Thomas Nelson for $8.99


You can also purchase this book from Amazon for $8.09


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One Christmas Bear board book

My youngest was so excited for the snow and for Christmas. This little book shows our youngest crew that not all gifts are toys. These cute little wintery animals are so excited to be with each other. (this is how I took it)

Teaches counting with a cute rhyming story. Each page has a new number from 1-10. The favorite page around here is the 6 candy canes. I don't know how many packs of candy canes we have gone through.

Why don't you grab this little book, sit down with your little ones and enjoy the snowy day with polar bear and husky.

You can purchase this book from Amazon for $4.04


You can also purchase this book from Thomas Nelson for $8.99


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Brave Girls Devotional Book

It is so important to teach our children the value of devotions and staying in God's word. In my opinion, if you start them out early, hopefully it will follow them into adulthood.

This devotional will have your daughter following these Brave Girls: Faith, Hope, Glory, Honor and Gracie as they explore God’s word and how he is working in their lives.

Each of these Brave Girls has their own story. You can find these stories in other Brave Girl Books. You can find them on Amazon or Thomas Nelsons website.

I would say this book series and devotional is good for ages 8-12.

You can purchase this book from Amazon for $11.55


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Lizzy the Lioness Book

Lizzy the Lioness is like most little children. They want to grow up and be like adults.

Lizzy wants to be brave, just like the adult lions in her pride. She is often told that she is too little or it's naptime. Lizzy came across a human mommy and her daughter. Every day she watched them together. One day the little girl was "lost" and surrounded by angry baboons. Lizzy saw her and was scared. She did a very brave thing and went to tell the adults. They were able to come and save the little girl. That day Lizzy was a brave lioness.

I love this story. The pictures are amazingly illustrated.

Let's teach our children that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is pray and ask for help.

You can purchase this book for $12.29 from Amazon


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

God Loves Mommy and Me - God Loves Daddy and Me-Books

Our bedtime routine is that our little ones prays with Daddy

and then comes to my lap for snuggles and sleep.

So both of the books that I am reviewing are perfect. The dynamic between children and their moms are different than the one between them and their dads. Each rhyming book is perfect for the little ones. The cute animals on each page are eye catching. I don't know about other families but we had to sit and discuss what animal was on each page and what noises they make..ect. It was nice quality time spent with each of them.

You can purchase the Mommy version through Amazon for $6.29


or the Daddy version for $6.48


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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grandpa Hugs

I love that so many companies are now acknowledging Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles. For so long, you couldn't find products with those titles. The Bible speaks highly of the family. Grandparents are an important part of the family. They are the ones who taught your parents. And their parents taught them. One day, you will be the grandparents.

My husband became a Grandpa 2 years ago. His favorite time of the day is when Lexee comes screaming into the room "Pap pap Pap pap"!! She loves to snuggle and just sit with him. His bond with her is amazing.

Check out the super cute board book. It would make a great gift for the to be Grandpa. Our for a Dad to give to his daughter for a shower gift. Any way you put it, let's celebrate Grandpas!

You can purchase this book for $7.22


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Magic of Motherhood book by Ashlee Gadd

This book is on my top list for Moms to read. This is not a "how to" or a "devotional". This book helps you know that someone totally understands everything that you are going through. It follows you for the moment your baby is laid in your arms. How the moment becomes just you and the baby. Every one disappears. The moment is pure miracle. You life will never be the same.

The chapters are:

1. A letter to my pre-mom self
2. In defense of mom jeans
3. The things that come around again
4. Asking for help
5. The woman in the hall
6. Wonder Woman
7. Being the village
8. The hidden gift
9. Seven pounds of redemption
10. Which sweater?
11. The glitter and the glue
12. The mom they need
13. Bad Math
14. Profile of a superhero
15. Trust and forgotten lunches
16. A sky full of grace
17. I'm gonna need back up
18. A break in the clouds
19. When love feels heavy
20. Bad words
21. Blackbird, fly
22. Climbing mountains
23. The family baby
24. Mommy has two arms
25. Still us
26. Anxious
27. A lot of both
28. The invisible thread
29. Reckless
30. The pacific
31. My body is yours
32. It's their day too
33. This time around

Every few pages they have a neat saying like "You will learn to love fiercely and wildly without expectations"

The book leads you through the good, the hard and everything in between.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Same Kind of Different As Me book

This book actually was close to home.

We keep a homeless bag in our van of can goods and snacks that we can hand out to homeless people we see. There are so many. Sometimes they are asking for more than just food but we try to help feed them. We almost always tell them to have a blessed day. God fed the masses on bread and fish. I also feel that this is teaching my kids that some people don't have the same things that they do. I believe it helps with compassion and love.

I will brag on 1 of my kids, they tend to find people that look down or have possibly had a bad day. She then pays for their food or drink. She doesn't wait for a thank you just tells the order taker to tell them to have a good day. My kids may not have everything they want but they do know that there are people out there that don't even have that.

This book is about a little "cotton picker". His family works for another family. The father of the cotton farm told him that if he worked really hard he could earn a brand new bike. He was so excited when he earned that bike. One day he saw a train and wondered where the train went. He then hopped on. When arriving at his destination, he did not have a job, money or a place to live. He became quite jaded as to life. But along came a wonderful lady. At one point he thought she might be an angel. She introduced him to God. She taught him to read.

One part of the story shows how things had changed for him.

" Miss. Debbie was different from anybody I had ever met. But I finally figured out that she was the same kind of different as me."


I would love to hear your stories, if you have one, of people showing their love for you!

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Brave Girls 365 Devotionals

So I love this set of books and devos. Join Hope, Glory, Faith, Honor and Gracie. These 5 girls have such cute stories. They have a couple books that actually tell their stories vs just devotionals.

This Devotional with show kids that "even when struggles are big, He is bigger"

I am including todays Devo page as an example.

I am not a very brave person. I tend to hide behind my husband. But I have tried raising strong girls. I sometimes envy women I see with lots of bravery. I love Ruth and Esther's stories. Brave Girls shows you so many strong and brave women of the Bible. Some you might know and well, some you may not. But all the stories are written in a way that it is like the women are telling you their stories. This book is very easy to follow and great Mommy/daughter time.

Meet Hope
Ready for a game of football? Yeah, I know I’m a girl. And girls aren’t supposed to play football, right? Well, you haven’t seen me with my brothers. Every Saturday afternoon we’re out in the yard playing flag football with our neighbors. And if it isn’t football, it’s soccer or softball. We even have a volleyball net! I guess that’s one advantage to living on a farm outside of town—plenty of room to play hard.I actually have a girly side to me that likes to dress up and be pretty and all that stuff. But give me a pair of broken-in jeans, a T-shirt, and a good group of friends, and I’m happier than a homecoming queen.I guess you could say nothing in my life is all that fancy. Farm life just isn’t that way. But I have a terrific family. I’m the oldest, and my two younger brothers are twins my parents adopted from the Ukraine when they were two years old. I love those guys, even though they bother me sometimes. We all work together around the farm and around our church. We help out with the local charity too because we can’t get over how good God has been to us. And sharing His hope with others? Well, it beats football any day.I do admit that I have a challenge I don’t like to talk about—reading. I do okay in school for the most part. But when I read, the letters get mixed up, and sometimes it looks like another language to me. They call it dyslexia. I call it embarrassing. But I do my best to remember that God can help me tackle this challenge. And He’s where I’m learning to put my—you guessed it—hope!

Meet Glory
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? I’m kind of torn. Half of me would want to be on a high mountain somewhere, enjoying a beautiful sunset. Or maybe the beach, look-ing out across the sparkling waters. But the other half of me would be just as wonderstruck walking down the streets of New York City with my mom and sisters, shopping for all the latest fashions! I mean, you can never have enough boots, right? Or scarves and earrings and nail polish to match? Yes, I know it might sound weird, but there is a common thread to everything I love: beauty! I love beauty wherever I see it. In this awesome world God created, in a gorgeous dress in a store window, and in the great hugs I get from my friends. I think God’s beauty is everywhere—you just have to look for it.Lately, I’ve had to look a little harder. Life at home wasn’t so pretty, and just last summer my parents got divorced. For a while, I got really mad at God and forgot about the good in the world. But then my friends from the youth group started writing me encouraging notes and inviting me over. Their love and friendship was, well, beautiful—and it got me noticing all the other amazing ways God shows His love to me. I’ve started to see how God can take even the ugly, hard things in life and turn them into something good. I’m working on forgiving my parents and praying that God will use me to encourage other girls like me. You know, God can take even the messiest of situations and use them for His glory!

Meet Honor

My friends say that wherever there’s a challenge, I’m the one to take it! Maybe that’s why I always pick up stray animals and bring them home. I love to care for my furry friends and figure out how to make them better. I’m always going to the library to find new books to help me in my animal rescue mission! In fact, I love to read books in general. Last summer I started volunteering at the library so that I could help other kids learn to love books too.But my biggest challenge lately hasn’t been at the library or with my five pets. It’s been at school. Studying has always been easy for me, and I was thrilled when the principal said I could skip a grade. But I had a really hard time fitting in with the older kids. They didn’t seem impressed with my intelligence, so at first I tried dressing and talking more like they did, even though I knew it didn’t honor God. That didn’t work either.I just ended up feeling guilty and more out-of-place than ever. Turns out they weren’t the kind of friends I needed anyway. It’s a good thing God has given me an awesome youth group. My leader and friends there have helped me remember who God says I am.So who am I, really? You could say I’m God’s girl, even though I don’t always act like it. But I am learning how to honor Him more. And one day I hope to take all the abilities God has given me and use them, maybe to become a veterinarian or zoologist or something. Whatever I do, though, one thing’s for sure: I want it all to honor God.

Meet Gracie

Let’s just say it’s all by God’s grace that I’m here. And I’m not just saying that because of my name. If it had been left up to me, I’d still be in my old home-town of Perkasie, Pennsylvania. We’re talking beautiful green hills and parks on every street corner. I was born there, and I knew everybody (and everybody knew me) . . . And then we moved. I thought life was over. I wanted my old friends and old world back, and I was pretty stubborn and loud about it.In my hometown, my family and I didn’t talk about God much. But once we moved here, we started going to this church, and there were some girls in the youth group who were . . . nice. More than nice, really. They were cool. They liked to do fun stuff and all, but they also weren’t afraid to talk about things that matter—like what we’re supposed to do with our lives. I used to ask myself that question sometimes, like when I was walking through the woods by my house or listening to my music. These girls were able to show me the answer in the Bible. I always knew there had to be a God who made all those beautiful things. Now I’m beginning to know who He is, thanks to God Himself, those girls, my church, and, yes, even my parents who moved me here. Wanna know something else kind of funny? The only time I ever sang back in Pennsylvania was in my shower at home. I loved it, but I was afraid to sing in public. Now I’m in the choir at church, and I’m singing about God to anybody who’ll listen!

And last meet Faith

Have you ever known anybody who is homes-chooled? If you haven’t, now you do! My sister and I have been homeschooled all our lives. I miss my friends, but I still love learning at home because I have more time—to finish my work, to hang out, and to think. I’ve even used that time to start reading the Bible on my own because I really want to make God happy.But to tell the truth, I tend to try to please more than just God. I want everyone to like what I do, which has made me quite a perfectionist. Even though my name is Faith, I think a better name right now would be “Worry” because I’m always worried that I’m going to disappoint someone, including myself. The only time I get away from those thoughts is when I’m painting, my favorite hobby. Fortunately, I find lots of time for that, which is starting to pay off. I’ve been asked to help the younger kids with their art projects at camp this year, and I’ve even won some local art contests!The girls in the youth group are helping me too, and I love spending time with them. They remind me that God already knows all about my mess ups and sins but loves me anyway. I guess I’m learning that my faith is not a bunch of “dos and don’ts.” It’s about a relationship with God, who knows the real me, and He is working on me to make me more like Him. That’s what real faith is all about—believing that God loves me, forgives me, and sees me as His very own work of art, no matter what!

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Noah Noah What Do You See book

Children learn from things being said over and over again. With rhyming words, it makes the words almost like a song.

I don't know about your kids but mine will have me read books over and over again. By the time I have read the book 3 times, or so, I almost sing the words. The kids get a huge kick out of that.

I have heard that this book is like a book called Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I haven't heard of this book but if you know the rhymes from this book, I heard that is how Noah Noah What Do You See is like.

"Noah, Noah, what do you see? I see animals in the ark with me.
Moses sees the Red Sea part. Daniel sees lions in the den. Mary sees baby Jesus smiling at her. Noah, Noah, What Do You See?
introduces little ones to favorite Bible heroes from the Old and New Testaments."

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Read and Share Look I'm Reading Bible Storybook

This book is filled with larger scripted words, that are easier to read. Each story comes with 3 words up top that explain a picture. For example jail-shows a picture of a man behind bars. Then as the story goes along, there is a picture of a man behind bars and you are supposed to read jail.

Each page is new story. Tells the Bible stories in shorter form. Easy to keep your child focused. For someone who has a child who can't read alone, due to severe dyslexia, this book is great. Plus our 4 year old has a short attention span.

"Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook will encourage a love for God's Word as your children discover the joy of reading."

You can purchase this book through Amazon.com for $9.33


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids Book by Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard

I absolutely love the Duck Commanders. I love what their family stands for. They are a rustic family with good Christian beliefs. If you have ever watched their show, you know that to them, family is everything. They live close to each other and have many family get togethers.

My daughter and I went to Winter Jam, a Christian concert. Sadie happened to be the key note speaker. Her story on David and Goliath, the big guy, was amazing. She had such passion for God. She said when she was approached to speak at Winter Jam, she first thought was no. But then her mother talked to her and she was able to see what God had wanted to lead her to do. As a parent of 7 children, I know that sometimes as parents, we have certain words or knowledge that these kids don't have. We are here to lead them in the path that God has set forth for them. Anyway, her sermon was amazing. This family has set a great example and is leading these children in the right path.

This book has some great short stories for your children to read or have read to them.

The intro to this book says:

"This book is dedicated to the children in our family who continually teach us that life is an adventure worth living, that love is always the right answer, and that God truly can do more than we ask or imagine

This hard cover book has regular paper pages. Each story has a scripture at the beginning and then the cute story. The pictures are so very child friendly.

At the end of each story is a "Lets talk about it" section. Has a couple questions for your child about the cute story. Great for children to learn and follow.

I recommend this story to every parent. This family is amazing and is so relatable. Now this is my opinion. I just happened to love this family!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Holy Bible Jesus Calling

This is such a cute little Bible.

This Bible has a hard cover and regular book pages. This Bible would be great for 2-4th graders. My son, who is in 3rd grade, understood the way the stories were told. He does have severe dyslexia but still followed as we read to him.

The pictures were bright and perfect for each example.

I would totally recommend this book as a gift. Great to help your child learn, early, the things that God has in store for us. How much He loves all His children.

You can purchase from the Thomas Nelson website for $29.99


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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Liked by Kari Kampakis

Every girl or boy, growing up, wants to be liked. Am I right? With every changing year, it gets harder.

Back when I was younger, we had slam books and such like that. We didn't have social media. Even now, as an adult, I watch for the people to like on my posts. As a blogger, I want people to follow my page. When my numbers fall, I take it personally. What did I do wrong? Did I not have enough giveaways? Did they not like my opinion?

I try so hard to give my kids the positive attention that they need. I try to remind them every day how much I love them and am proud of them. But, as most parents know, children don't always hear what parent say. But they hear their friends. " hey, are you really going to eat all that"? Makes a girl wonder if she is getting fat. It's that sort of input that makes our kids question themselves.

"For anyone tire of the quest to impress and ready to rest in God's unconditional love...Liked is the answer".

Liked reads like a devotional. Even as an adult this is a good read. But I recommend this book for any teen girl who is struggling. Kari does a great job is helping with the positive.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White

As a full time mom with a household of 12, my stress level and feeling of losing my mind, is a daily occurrence. I am also an introvert which doesn't help. I avoid Parent Teacher conferences for the older kids. (I have really good kids so this isn't a big thing)

My kids all have chores and yet I find myself, daily, wondering where in the heck this mess came from. I have friends, who also have kids, that I wonder if their kids move. Their houses are immaculate and yet apologize for the mess. I usually chuckle and say "what mess". But then I feel like my house looks like the local dump! I trip out whenever someone shows up unannounced. No one shows up, when the house is clean....

With all this said, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

In 2009, after years of feeling like a failure because traditional organizing advice didn't work for her, Dana started on what she now calls her deslobification journey. She chronicled her struggles, successes and failures on her wildly popular blob. A Slob Comes Clean, as she learned what it takes to bring a home out of disaster status.

She helps to

1. find exactly where to start to get your mess tamed

2. How to obtain your quest for a manageable home

3. practical types that normal people can follow

4. What habits to keep and which ones to pitch

Why not start your self loving and your quest for a manageable house? I may take time but it can be obtained. Why not start your journey with me?

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

As parents, it is our job to make sure that our children learn about Christ. Giving them the right tools is one of the right steps. A Bible is like a well fitting shoe. If you don't have the Bible, right for you, it could really impede your studies. I love the Amplified Bible. It explains everything in lots of details. My husband, however, loves the King James. You may go through a couple Bibles to find the right fit.

I think for a Kids Study Bible this might be the Bible to get first. This Bible is sturdy and the honeycomb design has raised patterns. I LOVE how this Bible is made. The Bible is made with missions. 66 which explore the main themes and purposes of each book in the Bible. Most kids love missions and searching for things. I believe your child might love to go through this Bible and see what they can find.

Would be great for ages 7-11

You can purchase this Bible for $20.99


Dr. David Jeremiah's first Bible for children ages 7 to 11, The Airship Genesis NKJV Study Bible includes hundreds of engaging study features in a cool futuristic design. The Airship Genesis brand also includes a monthly audio series on DavidJeremiah.org and website with extensive content for kids.

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