National Geographic Holiday Book Boutique

What a great idea for this Holiday season – You know how much I love books, well I got to enjoy a many few thanks to Moms Meet! As a member of Moms Meet I had the chance to review the National Geographic Book Boutique program.  This program is a great way to sample some amazing books by National Geographic, enjoy a great discount and increase your families reading choices to include everything from animal chapter books to the 2014 National Geographic Almanac.  The Holiday Book Boutique is a wonderful way to introduce National Geographic.  Not only is National Geographic well-known and respected, the educational opportunities they offer to any and everyone who opens one of their books is without measure.  Children who have not found a love for reading, can open one of these books and become alive with desire to learn more and more about their world.

I highly recommend this program, and with the savings up to 40% on many great books you should consider not only purchasing for you and your family but consider picking up a few gifts for friends and family as well!

The National Geographic books come filled with photos, facts presented in a fun and educational way that offers the education without the feeling of reading a dry school text-book.  These books come alive in the readers hand, letting them explore new concepts and ideas in an age appropriate manner.

When we offer children a balance between “Fun and Education” the outcome is a perfect balance and a lifetime reward.  I love watching my children get excited about books!  After reviewing this program I agree, if you would also like to get your kids excited about reading and learning please check out this program.  It is never to early to start introducing your child to the amazing world of reading and the power of education with National Geographic books.

Take a jump over to www.ngbooks.org/momsmeet to enjoy 40% savings on some amazing books.  My son didn’t put the Almanac down until he read almost every page!  These are some of the best range of titles and the boutique covers a great age range.  I love that every time you buy any National Geographic title it supports conservation efforts, very very cool!

Let me know what great adventures and great facts you learn from this amazing offer – I loved these books!

 

~Jenn

 

I received books from National Geographic Holiday Book Boutique for my honest opinion.  Thank you to Moms Meet for the chance to share my opinion.

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Product Review: Calorease A New way to cut calories and help in the weight loss battle!

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I am a member of Momsmeet a great website that introduces moms and to great new products that have a positive influence in our lives and the world around us. Through that program I was had the opportunity to try a new

This is a simple two tablet supplement, that I took three times a day an hour before or after a meal three times a day.  As long as I stayed on track and take two tablets with a fat-containing meal everyday it gave me the chance to cut my caloric intake by 500 calories.  The best was that it does not contain a stimulant.  (Basically – I don’t have to stay home to cut my caloric intake! Nice).

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It took between two and three weeks for me to see results.  As the weight I have carried is not going anywhere.  When I cannot go run around the block – (Oh I wish I could) this was a chance.  Ever since my back started having problems I started gaining weight.  When  a person is sad, hurting or just in a situation where moving around and exercising is not something that is easy or sometime even can be done. I was given the opportunity to try this new product gave me the chance to help me cut the calories going in, as I am not helping them go out as I would like too.

Its easy if you take it as recommended, and realize that this product is not a gift or a free pass at over eating, you can make some changes.  As with all products that help with weight loss, Calorease is not a Magic Pill, Special one hit wonder that makes the fat melt off – Just wanted you to know :).  I ate as I regularly do; a sensible diet with fruits and vegetables and the right amount of protein or supplement and yes the bit of chocolate here and their,I am Human :).  The Calorease product nicely does not contain gluten, lactose, yeast, wheat, sugar, salt, egg, soy, dairy, artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives. It is naturally sourced from grain and is suitable for vegans.  Calorease’s website contains sample meal plans to help you carry out your goal www.calorease.com the website will give you much useful information and ways to connect with Calorease and others directly. Calorease is also linked to the main social media sites for questions and reviews.

facebook.com/calorease – Facebook

twitter.com/calorease – Twitter

pinterest.com/calorease – Pinetrest

gplus.to/calorease – Google Plus

Like “Calorease” on Facebook to stay up to date with all their new and helpful information to help you meet your weight loss goals, as well as stay informed for contests and promotions!!

Sometimes seeing things with your own eyes is the only way to really understand, so I suggest that you click the link below to watch a video to see how exactly Calorease works. I watched the video before starting the program and the video answered many of my questions. Go ahead Click here to watch this video to see how Calorease works.

Calorease comes in convenient blister pouches. each pouch contains\ two pills equal to one service, again taken one hour before to one hour after a caloric intake meal. The 90 tablet pouches run $29.00 Though for each of my readers you are able to save 50% off the cost of their 90 tablet pack!! Everybody likes 50% off!!  Just visit Calorease and you will only pay $14.00 for a 90 tablet pack!  The Code for this special offer is 4MOMS.

This I learned directly from Calorease ~”Science has found that fiber can bind with dietary fat and prevent fat from being digested. But since most fibers bind fat at a 1:1 ratio, you would have to consume unrealistic amounts of ordinary fiber to gain any benefit—until now. The unique, patented fiber in Calorease (FBCx) binds up to 9 times its weight in dietary fat, reducing up to 15,000 calories per month from a normal diet.” ~

~My Story~

I thought that if I decided to do this, it would be a waste of time, I would spend hours on the toilet and would still end up with the same weight.  I WAS WRONG!  I have had none NO unexpected rushed trips to the bathroom.  No lose stool, I had no problems eating ice-cream and not getting sick. Calorease having No Stimulant makes all the difference!!  I have learned that if I want this to work I had to pay attention to my food intake, try to cut the snacks, ice-cream and really try to let this product help me.  Guess what, it has!! I really feel I have lost a few pounds and there are more to come.  We started in the slow lane and now I am feeling better about food choices all together.  I told myself not to expect the weight to melt off, but any help, helps my back (Less weight on my back the better) and helps me.  I feel very uncomfortable being larger.  I was not expecting to look like I did seven years ago, but for my self-esteem, loosing a little weight goes a long way!  I plan to keep working this program for a few more pounds that I would like to lose before going back to just watching the caloric intake. I will continue to update you on my weight

It was a great pleasure to work with Momsmeet and Calorease on this program.  Please know that I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meets program,MayMediaGroupLLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a MomsMeets blogger,I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC. or the manufacturer of the product.

I hope you have enjoyed my Honest review of Calorease.  May it help you accomplish your weight loss goals!!

Jenn 🙂

 

Book Review – The Pearl by Angela Hunt ~ What Does Not Bend Breaks

Hours turn to days and days to months, time passes to fast.  I have found that the act of being a parent is more of a test of pressure within a vacuüm.  How much pressure can one parent endure before an unexpected release of Steam.I was able to feel that and my current emotions as well with this great book.  I do believe God puts in my hands the right book at the right time.

I just finished a book by Angela Hunt, The Pearl.  This is a Women of Faith novel. This is another amazing book taking on a hot topic about grief, loss, cloning and your hearts true desires and choices.  How we Christians and still do not always see Jesus lighting our path for use as we are foraging through the valley.  I highly recommend this book to all Christian readers and Secular readers as well.  It touches the heart of those who have adopted, given birth, lost a loved one, lost a spouse or have tried to walk their one road, only to drop too your knees the moment you realize you were walking the wrong way.  Amazing things happen then – God picks you up and carries you back home.

The Pearl - Angela Hunt

 

Babies Babies Everywhere – Shall We Think – HMMM What Do We Need??

English: Stevia rebaudiana flowers
English: Stevia rebaudiana flowers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

With all the Babies that have graced my family and extended family and friends, I only think it fair to take time to research as much as possible the ins and outs of No GMO, No Gluten foods.  The best homemade recipes.  Dr. Denmark. Organic cloths, and toys.  The way baby foods  are made from scratch. The old-fashioned way in the trays in the freezer or the new machines that make food from fresh veggies right they’re for the baby and you!!  Imagine it.  Let’s look at bottles for those not breastfeeding.  Lets look at books and toys for the toddlers – Let’s go Baby Crazy!!!

 

So with that I am off to find a little of this and a little of that to let you and your families know that someone besides you cares just as much.

 

Try The Kiwi Magazine – Also click to GreenMomsMeet of the front page of this Blog – They have amazing information on items from Stevia to Eco Cloths.  One of the best websites for new organic environmentally friendly products I have found, hence listed on my site.  Have a great day!

 

Blessings,

 

Jenn

 

Concord Grapes and Peaches

We are at the height of the Peach and Grape season to name a few, fruits of all kind are available if you just find the right farm, store or friend.  I love peaches, I know this stems from my youth and the first encounter with a knife.(Another Time)  Beyond that they are a unique fruit with an array of colors reds and yellows as if in a constant state of change on the outside. The inside shares the same vibrant colors descending from a light dawn yellow through the array to a sunset crimson outlining the well guarded seed.  I think I like Peaches because I can relate to them.  I keep my outsides changing, a little more ripe, get to close a bruise appears.  If you do venture to taste the amazing wealth of flavors and expressions, it leads you to a very hard very sealed shell that within is an extremely delicate seed. God sees me there.

Or Take Concord grapes – dark unrevealing outside, then an almost crystal clear inside, like every time I believe a person or situation to change only to be stopped sometimes by my own walls. Inside you find the unbreakable small minute seeds that will cause you heartache every time, I believe God will break these for me.  I have a battle that I have struggled with my entire life.  On that has never reached the limits it has today, and I hope never drop to be to the level it reached on other end. I have been there before, it is not a place for me.  A warm nice place in the middle, a perfect ripe fruit on the verge of dropping ready now.. Daylight, no hard shells or seeds just daylight. God see me here.

The world outside is so amazing, one step and you can experience a wealth of new experiences.  My eldest is taking her first steps in college, that can be the most rewarding knowledge building time of your life, or a constant struggle to stay afloat.  For her, I pray the years surpass even my own desire for more knowledge.  I once aspired to attend seminary, not to become a beacon on a local church. I still have values in Male and Female roles, but to be inundated with the daily knowledge of the one person who understands my shell, my fragile seed, my clear transparency and why those combined makes me a target.

My God needs no name or introduction you have heard me lift praise before – today I am just exploring the thought that perhaps I don’t need to look in the mirror to define myself or hide from those who can see – but rather embrace the chance to find the answers and deal with the jack hammer damage later.

I wait for the still small voice.  I wait for God, even when I question I wait – for He and only He knows why….. So I wonder Why do I keep asking?

Blessings~ Jenn

Time for Change

Every once in a while I get the felling I have not put myself in the right position. That I am for lack of better words stuck.  This is a true reality today and I am sadly unable to configure the time-line and steps needed to make a significant change.

Regardless of the obvious changes I need to make in my life there are also some mental/physical/personal changes that need to be made.  First I need to stop thinking that sharing with my best friend everything will accomplish what I need, for they are not in my head and honestly do not have all the pieces, not for intentional holding back rather omission due to thinking they already have the information needed.  Rule one never assume.

I need to stop talking, not only is the word I have to say mundane and repetitive but the words are not coming across as they should – I have a junction between my lips and others ears that is encrypted and without a cypher.

I am getting older and with that wiser is the common notion.  I read, stay current with local and national news to an extent. I found that with small children in the home keeping my thoughts from negative information was wise.  It was a wonderful day when I learned that what we see stays with us, regardless of our decision to omit that from our thoughts.  Somewhere in our filing system of a brain that note, article, accident you tried not to look but did – the phone call you overheard can be brought back in vivid color with the tiniest sent, touch, saying etc.  therefore I do try to find less violent information to stay privy too.

I have a desire to please the people around me.  I want in an unobtainable way to make each person proud.  This notion has caused me more pain than them pleasure, so in my decision to change I am going to step back from attempting to make people proud instead to linger on the moments that make them smile, feel Joy and finding pleasure.  Storing away those precious moments, to relive again and again.

Having a child leave for college changes things. for one why is it when you make a vow to not do “ONE” thing, it seems to be the one thing you do all the time? I am going to feel a void when the college student is no longer living at home.  A place that was filled will be empty. For me this void means much more than just saying see you soon do well, but rather a very large piece of me will be going as well.  Although I don’t see eye to eye with everyone about that in my personal space (My Blog is my personal space) I will feel and express the loss.  For this is something I never envisioned happening and I am suffering inside, trying to find the courage to stay upright, calm and supportive.  If I could hand them the world I would have done it three months ago – for a promise to jump out of a plane never happened and I never wanted to break a promise.

Changes are unique – they can make a wonderful flower bloom, or they can crush a tiny ant.  The changes I am attempting to make ma seem odd or even not valuable, intelligent to some.  I feel though that the only way I am going to find God find peace and find that tiny box with the couch on it filled with the most-perfect set of independent letters on it, this has to happen.  I was not born a stoic person I was born emotional down to the very root cell of my body.  I am making a change to those cells – may the change alter them in a way each soul I touch sees the makings of a wise parent, a prolific writer, and above all a steadfast wife. 

Here is to the launching of the change 10…9…8…7…6…5….4….3…2…1

Blessings~Jenn