Changes Are Constent

Changing interests and focuses in our lives make life more interesting and FUN. With that in mind I have added a couple more blogs: Preschool Learning Adventure and Mama's Reading Nook both are linked to Primarily A Mama blog. This will stay as my main page, but the others you can access through the tabs above. I will make excerpt posts here for each post written on the other blogs and link them so you can just click and go. I hope this will help keep things better organized and clean looking for myself and all of you.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Practical Valintine's Gift

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.  Or Happy Arizona Statehood Day
So this idea is not my own.  Wish I had the crafty mind to come up with this idea, but all credit goes to my sister.
Both of us are practical gift type of people, so this struck me as genius.
I was walking down the toilet paper aisle the other day and kept seeing words like "soft" "strong" "long lasting" and I thought, huh just likey friends! Light Bulb!! Perfect gift. Practical, useful and won't be junk in the house for years to come. 

The message I wrote with it was:
Your friendship is like toilet paper; soft, strong, long lasting, and there to help with the crap. Thanks for being my toilet paper. Happy Valentine's Day. Love....

If this doesn't make you smile.... sorry.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Review: The Scissor Skills Sourcebook PLUS Giveaway

I want to Say a HUGE Thank You to Josiana Caron Santha, an occupational therapist from Quebec, Canada. She is also the author and founder of MadyMax Publications. To learn more about Josiana Caron Sanatha, visit her site here.
She gave me the colored PDF e-book English version to try with my children,in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. For my French speaking fans there is a French version.  
Do you have a child that is ready for cutting with scissors? This a a wonderful book/workbook to be using either in classrooms or in a home school setting. The first part of the book deals with parts of the scissors, how to hold them properly, body positioning, along with activities and exercises to strengthen your child/ren gross and fine motor skills. 

Josiana Caron Santha has gracefully offered to give one of my readers a PDF e-book, colored version of her Scissor Skills Sourcebook. 

Congratulations: Deborah I will be emailing you soon with information.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

 Now that summer is here we start to drink more water and juice, especially, lemonade. We always need ice to keep our drinks cold. I personally love silicone for the fact that is easy to use, clean up and very versatile.
I received a set of coasters and an ice mold maker at a discount for exchange for my honest unbiased review from #wisepalace.

I have to say that's one of my favorite products I've received. It's even easier for my kids to use on their own and they love to make the ice balls.  The coaster set has 6 coasters and can be used on either side.  I can also use the coasters at pot holders or trivet.  The coated holder can also be doubled as a bottle holder or what ever else you can think of.  The ice ball maker makes four 2 inch ice balls.  Place the two mold pieces together and press them together firmly.  Fill the mold with water or juice or what ever else you can think of, freeze and enjoy your cool drink.  You can but yours set on amazon here at their product tink.  they are $13.95 for the time being, prices can change.
(I recieve  NO compilation if you click the link and buy a set. )

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Product Review: Tantino® Classic Aviator Sunglasses

This post does have product links.

If you are going outside Sunglasses are a must. I grew up in the Top Gun era, come on you remember how cool those pilots were... for Father's Day we gave dad a pair of #tantinosunglasses Tantino® Classic Aviator Sunglasses.

I received this product at a deep discount for my honest and unbiased review.

Here it the sunglasses on me. Cool huh... Ok don't be to truthful. I love the mirrored lens. and the full coverage around the eyes. They are flimsy feeling, I do like my sunglasses a bit more sturdy feeling. They are light weight on the face and that is a plus.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Book Review: Rare Leadership: 4 Uncommon Habits For Increasing Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People You Lead

Rare Leadership: 4 Uncommon Habits For Increasing Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People  You LeadRare Leadership: 4 Uncommon Habits For Increasing Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People You Lead by Marcus Warner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this book from Moody Publishers, in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

This is another book that I read with a pencil in hand for marking and taking notes.
Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder co wrote this book and both give excellent advice and insight on how our brain/emotions work and how how to be the best leader we can be.

Review: Becoming an Woman of Excellence

I want to thank Tyndale House Publishers for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Honestly, I never heard of this book or author until just recently.  Seeing how this is the 30th Anniversary edition it has been around for quite awhile. 
This book wasn't exactly what I was imagining, ended up being better. I am really glad I received it. The Cynthia Heald uses the bible story of Ruth and Boaz as her basis for the whole idea for this book. especially the scripture Ruth 3:11.  In the KJV it reads : "And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman."  
In the bible version she uses (which I am not sure which one it is) is says: " All my people in in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.

I know in the church and as a culture there is loads of pressure put on women to be PERFECT, and this is such an abstract idea, each view is so different.  I think, I know I put more pressure on myself than other people do. Here is an easy to read, self-paced, personal in-depth look at our self and becoming the very best Daughter of God we can become, most of the lessons that are talked about we already practice in our everyday life anyway, just be more conscious about our actions toward our relationship to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. 


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review: Wallet

Disclaimer: I received my new wallet at a deep discount for exchange of my honest and unbiased review.

There are sponsored links.

About 10, might have been even more, but I can't remember when I got it. years ago I but this wallet. I loved the look the compactness, and the plenty of space for all my cards. Alas, as it goes my poor wallet has become worn out and since I down-graded the size of my purse, the wallet was getting too thick.

Card pocket galore... both sides of middle flap.

Seriously, I am a mom, not a pack mule. I like small purses now... Being able to tell my children that they need to keep track of their own things is a great feeling for me. Even my toddler and preschoolers care their own diapers, wipes, change of clothes in a small backpack on their own back. IT is so nice and others have even come need on how they like that idea.

OK sorry on my soap box.... back to my new wallet.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

REVIEW: Angel Baby Organic Toddler Pillow

This post had affliate links.

We all know how important sleep is to our bodies, minds, and spiritual strength. My question is what do you do with the child who has a hard time sleeping through the night, and taking a nap during the day is completely non-existent since he was 1 1/2. Very tired mama, and a very crancky child ALL DAY LONG... Is what happens.
 I had the opportunity to try


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

You are Loved

Today I made some "You are Loved" hearts for my children.  I have a child that is having a hard time socially and never feels like they are loved like their other siblings.  As his mom, this is hard for me to watch him suffer like this.  I wanted to make something for him that expresses not only my love but his Heavenly Fathers Love and his Saviors Love for him as a person. 
One thing I am trying to instill in my primary children this year, is that no matter what happens in the world, community, school, friends, family their is always someone that they can turn to for support and love.  No matter what they feel Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will always be there for them. 

I received some 6x12 permanent vinyl from Angel Craft, for a deep discount, in exchange for my honest review.
Here are the hearts I made for my children to remind them that no matter what "You Are Loved"
 Now I am sorry that the hearts are smaller than they should be, I had them hanging up in my entry way in another craft I made years ago.

If you would like to watch my you tube review here is the link to that also

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Putter and the Red Car: A Cross-Country Family Adventure Putter and the Red Car: A Cross-Country Family Adventure by Kate K. Lund

Putter and the Red Car: A Cross-Country Family AdventurePutter and the Red Car: A Cross-Country Family Adventure by Kate K. Lund

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free ebook of this book from #wisemediagroup in exchange for my honest review.

My preschooler loves Cars and dogs. So when I received this ebook we sat down and read. Putter is a Airedale Terrier and the story is told in his voice. The family is taking a cross country drive, actually they are moving form the East Coast to the West Coast.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Learning Letter Sounds with Magnetic Letters

I am using a sponsored product in this post.

My son has struggled with letters and their sounds. When I received these Magnetic Letters from #Somasix. You can also find them here on Amazon. I knew I had a new tool that could help in making these concepts more fun for him.

We have Montessori inspired lower case letters as you can see on the bottom of these new letters. Which personally I do prefer, it getting my children realizing and learning the vowels.
The #Somasix letter are twice as big and very colorful.

I have been putting rhyming picture cards on the fridge the past few days and Mr. "I" has been trying to break the sounds apart and then spelling them out. I am not so worried about if he gets the word spelt right but I wanted to see if he could get the sounds.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Book Review: The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively

The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children EffectivelyThe 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively by Gary Chapman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishing Newsroom in exchange for my honest review.

A couple years (Jan 2014) ago I listened to the audio recording of this book and here is that review:

Loved this whole idea. Have a lot of work and changing that I have to do in order to show my children how much I truly do love them and fill them emotionally.


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