Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year: by Erin MacPherson

I am a mother of a “college age” son and daughter.  I am well beyond the child bearing years.  You might wonder why I’m reading and reviewing The Christian Mama’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Erin MacPherson.  Well, I know a lot of expecting mothers, and have been invited to many baby showers this year.  I've been looking for a book to include as a gift that is practical, encouraging, humorous, and Christ based.  I am so happy to say that I've finally found all that in this book; a perfect gift for a “mama-to-be”! 

As I read this book, I was so excited to learn that this guide is written in the spirit that believes a child is a gift from God.  We are not meant to raise a child all on our own.  It is so helpful to partner with someone who has walked a similar path.  This guide is that companion.  It touches on subjects such as breast feeding (including breast feeding FAQs), diaper choices (and wow, there are a lot of choices now), and finding some “me” time (when you feel overwhelmed and utterly exhausted). Oh how I wish I had this book 23 years ago!

I really like the eye catching cover of this book. My only negative feedback is that I wish the cover was a bit sturdier.  If a new mom continues to reference this book during their child’s first year of life … it may not hold up quite as well.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition

I tried the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition on my hair and on my skin.  If I'm being honest, I thought it made my hair look greasy so I didn't think that was successful. Maybe it's because my hair is not very dry to begin with.  Perhaps it works better if you are trying to correct dry or frizzy hair.

I liked it better when using on my skin.  It gave my legs a nice glow and did not feel greasy.  I also put some on my hands with nice results.

I guess I'm a bit baffled by this product.  It's from a company I associate with hair products, but I liked it better on skin.

I participated as a BzzAgent and received this free product as part of the campaign.  I am sharing my own honest opinion.