So far, April has been a whirlwind of…Spring Breaking and Easter Celebrating! Sports Starting Up. Spring Cleaning. Getting review products that make me totally change my household…(going organic is on the menu)
I am sitting here watching as my mountains turn green almost overnight. This is my first Spring here in the Blueridge Mountains….and …WOW! I am in a tank top, sunburned (whoops) wishing I was one of those people who actually can function on lack of sleep–because there are soooo many good things to do!
Well, today I am taking a deep breath and getting some planning and reviewing done…but missing family–thanks, Mom & Dad for a fun Easter!
I have several reviews and giveaways to do…a ballerina birthday coming up…
What a treat! These Peter Rabbit Organic Fruit Pouches are absolutely marvelous–and PERFECT to put into Easter Baskets!
In our family, we are now trying to make the shift to using mainly organic products. I expected this change to be difficult, but instead I am finding there are many great options out there and feeding your children organic food is MUCH easier than I anticipated!
The Peter Rabbit Pouches are 100% organic, 100% fruit snack fruit pouches that can be eaten on the go…or relaxing at home. They are being sold for babies six months and up and children, but…shhhh… I love these also! A quick healthy sweet snack:) My 4 year old says the Strawberry and Banana is the best.
so cute, so healthy!
Right now they come in three fruit varieties, Strawberry and Banana, Mango, Banana and Orange and Apple and Grape.
To me, they taste like a fruit puree. They have an anti-swallow cap and you can also re-close the cap—if your child needs just a bit, reclose and save for later—I think that is genius…you do not need a spoon or anything and can stick them in your purse or baby bag.
And, using them saves me a lot of worry about sugar and preservatives.
Thanks to Peter Rabbit Organics for providing the organic fruit pouches for my review. I have received no monetary compensation and have given my unbiased opinion.
More: PR Organics is a small, privately owned company based in London, England. Company employees, inspired by their own families, work to make it easier for parents to give their children healthy, organic food with no added salt, sugar or artificial ingredients. Founded in 2004, PR Organics makes a range of 20 organic products including juice, pasta and pasta sauce in the UK, and introduced its popular, award-winning fruit pouches in the U.S. in 2009.
Today, the promise of Easter is right around the corner as I open the windows, letting the warmth of the sunlight spill through the house.
The Daffodils are popping up here and there… And… I have an Easter Bouquet to share!!
The "Ring In Spring" Bouquet
What a fun, joyful thing it is to get flowers…
And what a pleasure it was when I got my “Ring In Spring” delivery from Teleflora! The bouquet is a delightful array of brightly colored tulips in a delicate hand-painted vase. Beautiful, fresh blooms ~
These would definitely be a welcome addition to any Easter Celebration.Mine were cheerfully hand delivered by our local florist, The Wishing Well.
Oh, I was so pleased.
On top of that, Teleflora was so lovely to work with. Such a simple way to order fresh flowers. You choose your arrangement and then your flowers are hand-arranged and delivered by a Teleflora florist in your area–so no boxes, personally arranged and fresh…
They have flowers and baskets and centerpieces…and I found their gift guides to be really helpful. If you go through the website and gift guides and still cannot choose…you can even fill out a form and a Teleflora florist will arrange something special in your price range.
Teleflora has graciously offered to give an Easter Bouquet away to one of my readers!!
Hi guys! I have to admit, I am hopelessly behind in everything this week. I have tons to share–so, hopefully I’ll be posting a bunch soon. Coming up:
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An Easter Celebration! I think this is really my favorite holiday and I cannot wait to get some stuff posted about this. I have some great companies sponsoring giveaways for us. I’ll let you in on a few–there are more:)
Summary & Rating: 5. Children’s Bible Hour (CBH) Ministries are wonderfully, unabashedly evangelical. They have been around for years, producing radio shows and devotionals for children. We love their set of Seasons of Faith illustrated books with audio CD. These stories are based upon CBH popular radio scripts. I like the solid biblical teaching of the books. Each book addresses a different “season” of faith, and children can see how to live out their faith in real life situations.
I liked the books. I found the illustrations colorful and the stories well written. I appreciate the clear way that difficult questions about faith are handled.
I laughed at the true test—Em really loves to read these. She will choose to read them at bedtime with Daddy and also will sit and listen to the audio version–over and over again. Her favorite one? Braving The Storm. I find this interesting, as she has just gone through a tough time with feeling poorly and finding out about the epilepsy.
Spring: This is the time when people experience new life in Christ. Faith develops and Christians begin to share the Salvation message with others. [Race with Midnight-good choice for horse lovers]
Summer: This is the time when faith grows under God’s love and care. Fruit is witnessed and triumphs are gained through applying His Word and striving to be the best we can be in Christ. [You Can’t Come In]
Autumn: This is the time of struggle, temptation, peer pressure, and mistakes. Even though it might seem like nothing good can come from this time, God has promised that He will be there. He will teach us how to forgive and then grown in grace. [Seventy Times Seven]
Winter: This is the time when life is most difficult. Deep struggles, mourning, trying to make it through difficult times, or the death of a loved one can pull us away from God. He teaches us to lean on Him for comfort and peace. [Braving the Storm]
If you are looking for some books that answer questions about God and being Christian for your kids, these are perfect.
Each softcover book retails for $10. When you use the code FREESHIPAPR15 between March 17 and April 15, 2010, you can receive free standard shipping with the purchase of the 4 book set. There are also free study questions available for parents and teachers.
Children’s Bible Hour also has children’s radio programs and devotionals available–even in podcast form! I believe some are free. Go here to see.
To see what my TOS crewmates have to say, click here!
The Seasons of Faith Books were provided to me for my review and I have given my unbiased opinion.
I know some of my readers are extra Work at Home Moms. I say extra because just being a Mom is a job:) But for those who are doing something to bring in additional income on top of that, I think these ideas may be very useful.
In my last post I talked about working with a coach. This time, we’ll address how to find the right coach for you. I suggest the following:
Referrals. Ask friends and colleagues if they can recommend anyone to you. Listen to conversations. If you hear someone mention that they work with a coach, ask if they’d be willing to share the name and contact information. Referrals are by far the best way to find a coach.
Identify specifically what you need help with. Do you need help increasing your income? Decreasing your expenses? Someone to brainstorm marketing ideas with? Or, do you have plenty of ideas but lack the follow through to do them? In this latter case, you’ll want someone who can use a little tough love to hold you accountable for getting things done. The more specific you are regarding where you need help, the more likely you’ll be to find a coach that’s a good fit for you.
Search online. Do a search for coaches online. You’ll find plenty! Pick a few sites to go to, read about each coach and his or her philosophy, and watch the videos. You’ll get a sense of who you might feel comfortable working with. Narrow the list to these possibilities.
Request a complimentary introductory session. This is THE most important step. I “met” by phone with several coaches before finding mine. One coach spent the whole conversation talking about herself. Another spent the entire time saying, “If you decide to work with me, then…” And a third was not at all focused during our conversation, which led me to believe our coaching sessions would be the same way–frustrating for me.
Make the decision. Know that your coaching relationship won’t last forever. This makes it easier to decide who you will work with. Pick the coach you are most interested in. Then, ask if you can sign up for a limited number of sessions (a minimum of three). You’ll have a good sense of how the relationship is working after several sessions.
Be willing to do the work. When you enter a coaching relationship, you’re making a commitment to help your coach help you. And you’re making a commitment to doing homework between sessions as well as to do the heavy thinking required to help take your business to the next level. Coaches see lots of people who are willing to pay for help, but fewer who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Your work with a coach only pays off if you’re invested and willing to sweat along with your coach.
Mary Byers is the author of Making Work at Home Work: Successfully Growing a Business and a Family Under One Roof. You can learn more about making work at home work by subscribing to Mary’s free blog at www.makingworkathomework.com. Interested in more articles like this? Join the blog ring here.