A New Niece and a Giveaway--(not the niece)

My great niece Caylan Jane Green was born today! Yipppeee! I am so happy to have a new family member here all safe and sound. I can't wait to meet her. My mom (Granny M) is there now helping out. You see there are other small kiddos and it is going to be hard on my niece to do all the juggling of a newborn and a full household too. You know how that all goes. Well I sent some goodies on to her. And a few things during the pregnancy too. Thought I would share them with you. First one was for my nephew (by marriage) was how he could both help out my niece and be a great part of this mystery. I sent him the book Dad's Pregnant Too! This is a great guide to help dad prepare and enjoy the first nine months of his childs life. You know how it is. Focus is all on mom, after all she is carrying the baby. But where does dad fit in after the deed is done? Well here is a way for him to know where and what to do. What type of partner is he? How he can make mom feel special. The trap of those baby stores where everything looks like you need it. And all those in between things like the baby's development and why mom's mood keeps swinging. Even how to navigate sex with your very pregnant partner. I feel that this is something that all dad's need. No matter if this is kid #1 or #5. A refresher course if you ask. Yeah, even us moms need that too. So here is a great go to source for the dad. Next I sent a budget saver. With child #3 there now I am sure that money is tight. I found that The Complete Book of Baby Bargains can be such a help. This is a collection of all the best money-saving baby advice that has been on the web for 10 years. But all in one book. So now not having to comb from site to site to site eating up precious time. Here there is over 1,000 tips on what to do from bedding to diapers and advice for free stuff too! Yeah! We all like free. I also like the itps on how to reuse and what you really don't need. I am so sure that this is one book that will have many pages with bended ears on them to bookmark the best ideas. Now for a lil bit of fun and a break in day to day life. I had to send my all time favorite short cut book to my niece. In Life's too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets we have the ultimate guide to domestic liberation. I am so OCD about my home that I drive myself crazy. I mean we can not have everything picture perfect all the time. Well not if we actually live in the house along with our kids, pets and husbands. So we have to have some secrets that help us master the code to housework. My fav lil secret that I do is I don't fold sheets at all. Nope.....not one. Instead I take the sheets and stuff them all in the matching pillow case. Now I can just grab the ones I want and the whole set is there. All in there own lil bags. Whoot! Time saved. I do plenty of giveaways but this was the hardest book to pry out of my lil OCD hands. So go find one and save yourself some time, worry and energy.

And last but never least (you know the best is always saved for last...just like dessert), we have a Chicken Soup for the Soul book. And this one has a giveaway too! Yeppers! I sent a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms to my niece. Here she has some reading that can fill her with happiness and joy. Well and some tears too. Gosh we all need a good cry sometimes. We have stories of all the mommies out there. From stay at home to work form home to doing it all moms. As with all of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the short stories are perfect for end of the day reading or getting the day started stories. We all see ourselves and those we love in these text too. I am thrilled that I can share this one with you too. So now here is the giveaway. THREE Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms to three of my readers. Please leave me a comment (with your email too!) on what your favorite mom moment of the day is. Extra entries are always the same. Entries are with the normal comments. Another for following me anywhere....here, facebook, twitter...leave a comment for each place you follow me at. Make sure your email is with you profile or on the comment. I will have a winner withing two weeks.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copies of these books to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.


  1. congrats on the birth of your neice

  2. Congratulations on becoming a great aunt and on the birth of your great niece!!!!!

  3. Congratulations on becoming a great aunt and on the birth of your great niece. Enjoy her.

  4. I love cuddling with the kiddos.


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