About Me

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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nuby Insulated 360° Wonder Cup

So we just tried this cup and let me tell you...we loved it! Your child does not have to hold the cup a certain way or anything. They can drink out of any part of the lid. Perfect 360 ability. No spill! A lot of sippy cups, after time, tend to lose their ability to be spill proof. This lid has not lost this ability. It is top dishwasher safe. The flower design has faded in the dishwasher but it does not take away from the cup.

Great invention!

I will probably only buy this design now, unless I see a sippy with a character that I have to have.

ALL Nuby products are BPA free!

You can purchase a 2pk for $9.96 at Walmart


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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!

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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

Nuby Purple Jewel Teething Necklace

These teething necklaces are mostly made for the Mom to wear while she is carrying around her teething child. But, when you have a child who has Sensory Integration Disorder, Anxiety disorder and more, you tend to use it as needed. We shorten the cord so that it isn't a choking hazard. She uses this in school and even just around the house. It helps her not to bite herself or chew on her hair. These really are a huge help!

When you have a huge need for these and know that you need a few of them, you look for the best deal. Nuby is truly the best deal. We have some chew necklaces that cost around $25-$30. That is really hard on the pocket book. But, Nuby, cost around $4 at Walmart. The cords are pretty heavy duty. The clasp piece stays well. I would recommend these to a variety of parents. These are so cute and come in many different colors. We love that they have girlie colors and designs. This tear drop is perfect girl style. She can wear it and no one knows that it a chew necklace.

Here is the link to online price, but it is much cheaper if you go to the store. Plus many more colors!


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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