Mom Loves 2 Read: 2015

Dec 8, 2015

Mom Loves 2 Read on Temporary Break - HELP NEEDED


Mom Loves 2 Read has been up and running as a family friendly review blog for over 5 years.  Due to health problems and life getting in the way - I am in need of more help.

I am unable to keep up with daily blogging and posting the great reviews and giveaways that we all love.  If you know of anyone interested in getting free stuff, posting and blogging about great gadgets, books and more - then send them my way!

In the meantime I will do my best to get a few more great Christmas Gift ideas posted ASAP -

:)  Susan

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Oct 20, 2015

Blast off on a new adventure with #GALAXYBUCK Mission to Sector 9 #FLYBY



About the movie:
Buck Denver has a simple dream - to save the galaxy.  Working for the Galactic Mission Board, Buck dreams of carrying God's love to every corner of the Milky Way!  Except he doesn't have a starship.  Or a crew.  Or even a captain's license.  He just needs a chance.  But when that chance comes and Buck finds

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Purify your life with this #glasswaterbottle from Purifyou


IT'S TIME to purify your lifestyle, impact the environment, and change the way you drink water. Glass is 100% recyclable, and doesn't leach harmful chemicals or unwanted flavors into your water like plastic or metal.

With style and portability combined, you just might find yourself taking your 12oz bottle to all sorts of new places. From the yoga mat to

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Oct 19, 2015

Brieftons Food Choppers make cooking safe, easy and fun! #Brieftons


Have you ever wished there was something that can take the hard work out of chopping vegetables and fruits?

Or ever wondered how to NOT get watery eyes while cutting onions? If so, the Brieftons Food Chopper is your answer!

This versatile tool makes quick work out of tough cutting/chopping tasks, and it's so easy to assemble, use and care for.

And if you hate getting watery eyes when chopping onions, this will solve it all for you. With the lid on top and onions inside the bowl,

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Oct 16, 2015

Nancy Drew®: Sea of Darkness ~ Come on a new Adventure, Solve puzzles and Interview Suspects #NancyDrew



Nancy Drew®: Sea of Darkness

Set a Course for Danger and Discovery!
The celebrated ship “Heerlijkheid,” is usually the centerpiece of an Icelandic town’s local festival. Now that its captain has disappeared, the renovated vessel has become an eerie distraction. Did Captain Magnus sail away with a legendary treasure, or was he carried off into the night? Take the helm as detective Nancy Drew and set a course for the Sea of Darkness!

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Oct 15, 2015

Making Your Kitchen Environmentally Friendly #guest post

Images by georgiapeachez used under Creative Commons License.

Going green in your kitchen might be a lot easier than you first think. Manufacturers and designers know that eco-friendly appliances are in big demand and there are loads of products out there to fill the market. However, you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to do your part. Take a look at these simple yet effective tips to achieve a greener home.


Vintage island
If you're thinking of adding an island to the layout of your kitchen, get creative and save some cash. You can find an old table then sand it down, paint it in a favorite color and give it a varnish. Then

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Oct 7, 2015

Emergency Survival Kit 2 Pack by True Valor ~ Don't go hiking, camping or Scouting without this cool Kit! #TBLSurvivalKit



Emergency survival kit two pack by True Valor.
These grenade style survival kits are a must have for any outdoor enthusiast. These kits fit in your pocket or clip them to your bag or belt loop.

The carabiner is easily removed and the whistle is ready to use at any time. 10 feet of paracord wrapped tightly around all of your essential tools.

A fantastic gift for any hiker, camper, survivalist, boy scout, or american hertitage girl go bag bugout bag. Makes a great stocking stuffer too.
* These kits are wrapped very tightly and

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A great way to go through the day ~ Thank You, Lord, for Everything by P.J. Lyons

Love surrounds you, beauty, too.
Notice how God blesses you!
Clap your hands, shout and sing:
Thank you, Lord, for everything.
A comfortable and relaxing rhyme tells the story of God’s great blessings in this padded cover board book. P.J. Lyons’ engaging text and Tim Warnes’ playful illustrations remind readers how much they have to be thankful for.

Thank You, Lord, For Everything, is a sweet and

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Don't Judge this book by it's cover! The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book {review}



A dazzlingly beautiful coloring book for all ages, The Time Garden will sweep you away into a whimsical cuckoo clock–inspired world, created in intricate pen and ink by the internationally best-selling Korean artist Daria Song. 

Journey through the doors of a mysterious cuckoo clock into its inky innerworkings to discover a magical land of clock gears, rooftops, starry skies, and giant flying owls—all ready for you to customize with whatever colors you can dream up.

Cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll wonder, was it all a dream?

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Finding Noah! Check it out in Theater's Oct. 8 #review



For over 2,000 years, man has been searching for the final resting place of Noah's Ark.  Though there have been many attempts, few have been able to fully explore the one place specifically noted in the Bible: Mount Ararat.  Located in Eastern Turkey, Agri Dagh or "The Painful Mountain" is the tallest mountain in the region and lies in the very center of a centuries old, geo-politically unstable hot spot.

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Sep 22, 2015

CAPTIVE in theaters 9/18 ~ Will you be Watching? #followyourpurpose #flyby

We’ve all faced circumstances that have held us captive in some regard.
What has held you captive?
How did you find your purpose?  

Overview
CAPTIVE, based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives.  When Brian Nichols - on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son - takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life.  While reading aloud, Ashley and her

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Sep 21, 2015

World Play-Doh Day Giveaway ~ Come check it out!

Here is another fun Giveaway I found that my friend over at Tales from A Southern Mom is hosting.  Hope you enjoy!

   

 September 16 is World Play Doh day, its amazing that they have been around for almost 100 years!! Almost every kid I know loves to play with this marvelous modeling clay and most moms have had

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Sep 15, 2015

Muay Thai Training in Thailand – A Growing Travel Trend

Welcome to Mom Loves 2 Read.  Today I have a special Guest Post about an amazing over seas travel destination ~ Thailand!

Muay Thai Training Thailand


Travelling in foreign countries for various purposes has started since the Middle Age. Today, thanks to the fast progress of technology, people have many different transportation options which make travelling much easier. This is the reason why the number of foreign tourists in every country is increasing every year. People want to travel abroad in order to learn more about some countries, to relax and enjoy the time spent there.  Of course, if they have the chance to improve their health while they are staying there, their trip will be even better. If you are interested in something like that, feel free to travel to Thailand.

Thailand is a truly amazing country and everyone that has visited this Asian kingdom can confirm

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Sep 14, 2015

The Biggest Story ~ wonderful illustrations and imaginative story that brings us back to our beginning! #Review & #Giveaway


About the book:
Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Crossway (August 31, 2015)

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung - a best-selling author and father of six - leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heave and new earth.  

With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible's core message-how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden-will

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Sep 13, 2015

Ripley's Believe It or Not! #EyePoppingOddities ~ Check out these amazing and strangely fantastic facts from all over the world!





Eye-Popping Oddities is the latest addition to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! bestselling annual series.
All-new, bizarre, amazing, uncanny facts and feats! Readers will not believe what they’re reading, but each and every story has been verified 100 percent shocking, 100 percent incredible and 100 percent true! Whether Eye-Popping Oddities is the latest addition to a Ripley’s collection or a first-time purchase, readers of all ages will not be able to put this book down.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities is an incredible collection of the weirdest and wackiest facts in the world. From strange traditions in far-off places to weird

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Sep 9, 2015

The Unmaking! Nichole Nordeman’s Newest CD ~ Review and Giveaway


For this review I received the new CD from Nichole Nordeman ~ The Unmaking. The Unmaking has six amazing songs that really lift my spirits.  The Unmaking is a beautiful mix of songs for worship and encouragement. With words and music that brought me to tears and reminded me as I listened just houw precious we all are in God's sight, and that He is always waiting to lift us up in our times of need.
Oh My Gravy!  Yep, that's my new catchphrase - but back to the point - Wow! I have had an amazing experience these past few weeks listening to one of my favorite Christian Artists' newest CD – The Unmaking. And not only am I excited, but my girls absolutely love to swipe this CD and take it to their

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Sep 8, 2015

A Time For Everything by Misti Parker ~ Historical Romantic Suspense has never been better! #MystiParkerBooks

After losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford. 

Despite their differences, she and Beau find common ground and

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Sep 3, 2015

Gift your kids with this Awesome 10 DVD Rock N' Learn #Giveaway

What a wonderful way to kick off the new scchool year than to surprise your little ones with a Whole Set of Awesome Rock N' Learn DVDs!!!  My kids loved our review of Rock N' Learn and I guarantee your kiddos will love it too.  Here is your chance to get this great set FREE!

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Learn to Read Giveaway


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Pamper Yourself with this Silk Exfoliating Mitt #Giveaway

Come check out this great giveaway hosted by my friend over at Tales From A Southern Mom!

Silk Exfoliating Mitt Giveaway!


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Aug 30, 2015

How Cool Is that! My Kids Shine when riding their bikes with Super Bright Rim Lights #bikelights


What do your kids do when it is too dark to ride their bikes in the evening?  Do they whine? fuss? throw a fit?  I know I do (LOL)  Now they can ride a LITTLE longer with Longer Lasting Rim Lights - plus they just look so darn cool!


  • Light up your bike at night with the Speed Racer rim lights - Choose from three different styles
  • Motion sensor LED technology ensures durability along with 50,000 hours of lifetime
  • Easy to install - simple attach LED wheel flash light to valve stem on bike. Fits almost all

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Aug 28, 2015

Yummy Goodness from Butter Braid ~ Guest Post Giveaway & Review

Check out this great Giveaway & Review from my friend over at Tales from A Southern Mom!

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So, school has started or maybe going to start this next week and your kids do not want to get out of bed. I have the solution, Butter Braid! This is a fabulous pastry that you can take from your freezer the night before and put it in the pan, wait for it to rise and bake it the next morning. When your

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SwageU Bluetooth Headphones #Giveaway

Check out this new fun Giveaway provided by my friend over at Tales From a Southern Mom!
I know I'm going to enter - will you?

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SwageU Bluetooth Headphones Giveaway

Hosted by Tales From A Southern Mom


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The Rainbow Egg by Linda Hendricks, M.D. ~ #review


Hope is a chicken who happens upon an egg. Looking for a place to help raise it, a guardian red bird leads her to a chicken house full of chicken families. 

There she finds challenges and fear ultimately leading to the most precious gift she could ever hope for. 

The Rainbow Egg is a beautifully illustrated, delightful fresh look at adoption as a loving gift.

Review:
I believe that for young children, and even some older ones too, it is usually much easier to explain difficult things in life

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Check out the new Toy that has everyone excited! Kendama Review & Giveaway #kalebkendamaco



The Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy which consists of the “Ken” (handle) and the “Tama” (ball),  which is connected by a string.  The two extending sides of the kendama are concave cups, with one end smaller than the other. The larger cup is called the ōzara ("big cup") and the smaller cup is called the kozara ("small cup"). There is another, even smaller cup, called the chūzara  ("center cup") at the bottom of the ken. The Kendama tricks are done by variations of juggling the ball in the three cups spiking the ball with the Ken spike, and balancing both in new creative ways. Mastering the Kendama takes practice, focus, patience, and creativity.

So there you have it, readers! The Kendama is anything but a boring toss and catch game…and it goes to show

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Believe: Kid's Edition ~ Think, Act, Be Like Jesus for ages 8 to 12 #review


They know the story of the Bible, but do they know what it means? 

Adapted from the ground-breaking new Believe campaign from bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, the  Believe: Kids’ Edition takes kids on a thematic tour through the Bible and shows them how to think, act, and be more like Jesus. 

As children ages 8-12 walk through the three big categories of Christian life—beliefs, practices, and virtues—they’ll begin a journey that will take them closer to the heart of Jesus and deeper

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Believe Storybook Think, Act, Be Like Jesus


Presented by bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, the Believe Storybook shows children how they can think, act, and be more like Jesus. With 60 old and new testament stories from the Bible that showcase the themes, combined with captivating and dramatic illustrations by Steve Adams, children and adults alike will be inspired to become more like their savior and the person they were meant to be.
The Believe Storybook is part of the national church-wide program led by bestselling author Randy Frazee that shows

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Aug 26, 2015

For Homeschool or just to Learn at a time convenient for you ~ Levels for Guitar online Guitar Lessons #Levelsforguitar

Do you have time to spend driving back and forth and paying an instructor just so you can learn how to play an instrument?  What about if you have children who also want to learn?  Or several family or friends?

I have found a way to make time in my day - right here at home to learn how to play my Guitar and can even have my kiddos use the lessons too!  And it is affordable, can be done in my own home and at my own pace, at a time that

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Don't Lose your cool with this Non-contact Infrared Digital Thermometer Review #IRThermometer


Take accurate temperature readings with this laser-sighted infrared gun-style thermometer. Reads in Celsius or Fahrenheit, there is a switch on the panel to choose between them. There's also a switch to turn on or off the laser sight and adjust the emissivity on different objects.

 ~ Max temperature function: it can take the highest temperature of the area tested by scanning and save the data at the bottom of the

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Capture the Moment with inspired techniques to help make photos into amazing memories #review


This modern guide to photography pairs big, bold images with short, focused tips for translating everyday life into stunning works of art. Featuring contributions by the members of Clickin Moms, the photography industry’s largest social network of female photographers, this guide captures the beauty of family life—whether it’s a child’s

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Give Baby something Sweet to Cuddle and Keep Pacifiers Safe too . . . #ProEasyLivingPandaCuddlyPal



Cotton plush colorful Panda CuddlyPal pacifier holder is perfect for babies & toddlers up to 24 months as the pacifier can be changed to meet your baby's development needs. Detach to add your baby's favorite pacifier or to ensure easy cleaning & sterilizing.

Designed to keep the pacifier close to your baby without using cords or strings. Prevents the pacifier from being lost, dropped or forgotten.

Innovative design pacifier holder comes with a baby-safe velcro strap that

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Infusion Bottle by #Ephistica ~ A stylish and sophisticated way to drink beverages on the go!



ABOUT ~ Infusion Bottle by Ephistica - Premium Fruit and Tea Water Infuser Tumbler made of Double Walled Glass and a No Leak Bamboo Lid.

- Why settle for a cheap plastic infuser when you can have the Sophistication and Elegance of glass and bamboo?
- Impress your friends with this infusion bottle: both dignified and innovative, Ephistica Water Infuser is the perfect choice for all your healthy infusions, hot or cold.
- Ephistica Water Infuser has a

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Aug 25, 2015

Perhaps others may like the Amber Teething Necklace but . . . #balticamber


The Ultimate Amber Teething Necklace
Our Amber Teething Necklace is the perfect alternative medicine for babies & toddlers on the teething process. All this is thanks for the Baltic Amber Natural immune system boost, anti-inflammatory & analgesic capabilities. By the time the baby or toddler start using the necklace you will

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Gnome Workshop's Lightning to USB Charge and Sync Cable for Apple iPhone & Apple iPad #GnomeWorkshop

Product Review:
With all the current and upcoming electronics and gadgets many families own, it can be difficult to find quality yet inexpensive chargers and ports to use that don't break the bank.  Personally, I have found that some of the less expensive ones do not work well with my electronics, especially Apple products like iPad

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Aug 24, 2015

Need some Great DEALS for back to school? How about a Volcano Science Experiment for Kids and Magic School Bus Science Kits #affiliate

*affiliate links in this post*

Although my kiddos have not yet done the "Volcano Experiment" at school, I have always been fascinated by the idea of making one with the kids and watching it "explode."  With the new school year off and running, here is a great way to get your Volcano Science Experiment for kids at a great discount!   Make sure to check out the Magic School Bus Science Kits too!
Keep reading to Check it out!

Volcano Science Experiment for Kids - Educents Blog

Volcano Facts for Kids


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Power up your gadgets with this 10,000 MAH Portable Power Bank #giveaway

You have stopped by just in time for another great giveaway - TFASM has once again sent over to ML2R this fantastic Power Bank Giveaway to share with you!  Scroll down and enter below for a chance to WIN.

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Power Up Giveaway


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Trash Bag Cinch™ makes dealing with trash faster and easier #giveaway #TrashBagCinch



Anyone who uses garbage bags (trash can liners) in their kitchen or bathroom instantly can relate to the mess, frustration, and hassle when faced with a trash can filled with coffee grinds, spoiled left-overs, egg shells ... (you get the picture -- and know that smell) that have spilled all over the trash can because the trash liner caved in. What a mess!

The Trash Bag Cinch is the fastest, most effective way to keep trash bags from calling in the can. It will improve the

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WIN 1 of 3 Resqme Car Emergency Escape Tools - great to keep on hand for any emergency #giveaway

Welcome to Mom Loves 2 Read - Once again my friend over at Tales From A Southern Mom has provided a fun giveaway - one that any family should keep on hand.  A Resqme Emergency Escape Tool.  There will be 3 winners - so what are  you waiting for?  Enter below!

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The Giveaway to Save Your Life


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Aug 23, 2015

LÍLLÉbaby COMPLETE baby carrier with more carry positions that most other carriers! #lillelove Check it out! {Review}


The LÍLLÉbaby COMPLETE baby carriers combines more carrying positions, lasts longer, and includes more features than any other baby carrier. The All Seasons line features an adjustable center panel: zip up for warmth and zip down to reveal cool, breathable, 3D mesh.

1. SIX ERGONOMIC CARRYING POSITIONS – Includes every carrying position without the need for an infant insert: Front-fetal, Front-infant, Front-outward, Front- toddler, Hip and Back carry. 

The COMPLETE grows with your child through

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