Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Posted by in book-Movie, family, giveaway, review | 3 Comments

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ Family Discussion Guide- review & giveaway

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My Thoughts-
I’ve never heard of discussion guides for block buster movies before, so I was excited to have the chancge to check out the “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Family Discussion Guide. The guide is five pages long and takes you and your family through different questions relating the theme of the film and the power of good and evil. The first thing in the guide is the Bible verse, Matthew 6:4. The one about serving two masters.

The first discussion is about our “powers” and how we can use them for good. it also addresses what it’s like to see someone use their power for evil. The second discussion about how each of us are important to this world and goes on from there. The rest of the guide follows the same pattern. A Bible verse, a bit about the movie and how it it all relates to us.

It’s a short guide but a really fun one to do with the family. It takes a mainstream, block buster movie and makes it into a thought provoking discussion with your family.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Posted by in book-Movie, Disney, DVD, review | 0 Comments

Sofia the First: The Floating Palace on DVD

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* Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Product information courtesy of the sponsor. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

Our Thoughts-
“Sofia the First: The Floating Palace” out on DVD NOW!

My kids love when they get to help me review a Disney DVD and Sofia the First DVD’s are one they get really excited about. My oldest child’s favorite Disney princess is Ariel and “Sofia the First: The Floating Palace” features Ariel and other Mermaids.

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Sofia and her family go on vacation to a little cove. They don’t realize this is a special cove and they are endangering the mermaids that live there. Sofia’s amulet allows her to become a mermaid and help save her family and her new mermaid friends. Ariel comes to help Sofia as well.

There are three other episodes on this DVD. My kid’s favorite is the “Tr-Kingdom Picnic”. It teaches the importance of being a good sport in games, even if you are loosing.

The DVD also came with Sofia Friendship Bracelets. They are made of string. One is pink and one is purple, and they have a sea theme to them.

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My oldest child wanted to say, “I love love love this movie.”
My middle child wanted to say, “I like to watch this movie over and over again.”

I love Sofia the First shows, they teach important life skills in a fun and adventurous way. If your children love princesses I would recommend adding “Sofia the First: The Floating Palace” to your movie collection.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

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It’s time to start pumping, insuling pumping that is.

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Our daughter has had type 1 diabetes for over a year now and she’s faced around 1610 insulin injections. In Canada you can qualify for a free government paid insulin pump after you’ve had T1D for one year. We couldn’t wait for the time to come. Our poor child is covered in little bruises and still cries when we have to poke her. With an insulin pump she would only need one poke every 3 days. That’s exciting for all of us. For my husband and I we are excited to have more control over her blood sugar numbers, it won’t be perfect but better then it is now. In a few months she will be hooked up to s CGM (continual glucose monitor), and that will help her sugar numbers get even better. With the CGM we will see almost real time BG numbers all the time. We will be alerted to a sugar low or high before it happens.

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Yesterday my husband and I had a 3 hour training session with our daughter’s diabetic nurse. There is so much to learn about this insulin pump. It’s a bit overwhelming and stressful. So many numbers to figure out and buttons to push. After our session our nurse had us put in infusion set into our bellies. Infusion sets are the “needle” that goes into our child’s stomach to bring the insulin from the pump into her body. I was bracing myself for pain but I was surprise to feel none. I know some people it hurts more and that other places on the body can be more sensitive, but I was glad it didn’t hurt for my first time. I hope it won’t hurt for our daughter either. After we got our infusion sets in our nurse asked if we’d like to be hooked up to the pump for a few weeks with saline solution. We would input our daughter’s blood sugar numbers and carbs eaten into the pump and have it act like it was on her.

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I am now a pumping mom for the next three days. After the three days are over Chris, my husband, will get hooked up. I love that we get to experience a bit of what our child will go through, I can understand a little of how it feels to have it on. I’m sad this is her life but glad for the technology we have to make her life a bit easier. I’ve found the pump to be in the way at times, when sleeping, working out or doing housework. I push though it because I know my little girl has no choice, this will be on her 24/7, 365 days a year. Below is me getting ready to rock it out in my workout with the pump on. I did 30 minutes of cardio and the pump had no issues staying on.

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Our daughter will start pumping on April 28th. She scared but a bit excited. I think once she gets use to the routine of having it on she will be happy with it.

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