Update on our Dental Journey!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.


Laying down as the dental sedation meds start to kick in.

Laying down as the dental sedation medication starts to kick in.

So, a couple of weeks ago I told you about my son’s horrible dental experience, and about how costly and stressful it was.  Never again!  I’ve been scared into action, ha ha!  I got much more serious about my family’s dental health, and decided I needed to try new ideas and tools for making the teeth brushing (and flossing) more successful in our home.

At the same time, I was invited to review some products from LISTERINE.  Oh my goodness, the timing was perfect!  Heaven sent, in my opinion.  The kids were excited to see a package of samples in the mail, and I tried to capitalize on that and keep them excited and motivated to work on their oral care routines.


I figured since I’m being honest about our dental woes, I should be a good girl and follow up – let you know how things are going:

  • The LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN ACCESS FLOSSER definitely makes flossing easier for my boy.  He’s still not always excited to floss, but since I’m forcing the issue, he’s doing it.  He can get the back teeth much better now.  He still prefers to use regular-style floss for the front bottom teeth.  I had tried mini flossers in the past, but this LISTERINE FLOSSER has a much longer handle, so it helps him reach better.

  • I have tried the GENTLE GUM CARE FLOSS.  It’s not at all what I expected!  The floss is actually made out of thread or something, so it has a “cloth” feel to it.  I was initially concerned that it would be harder to fit into my tight teeth ( I never had braces, okay?), because it seems so thick.  It didn’t really prove to be a problem.  My sensitive gums seem okay with it.  I’m still bleeding, but not in as many spots, so I’m hoping it’s due to this floss.

  • Munchkin and I have both been using the POCKETPAKS BREATH STRIP, and holy cow!  That is some powerful stuff.  We were excited when we learned that these strips not only freshen your breath, they also kill 99% of the germs that cause bad breath.  I believe it, man!  They are SO strong, and we get a kick out of watching each other after we take one:  our eyes water, and we always make some sort of vocal sound (oooo-eee! or something similar).  I actually took one this morning in the car, and my son in the back seat could tell.  He wanted to know where the mint was.  Seriously, powerful stuff right here. :)

  • I got a medicine measure cup (you know those 2 Tbsp size cups) and wrote each of my kids’ initials on one.  They now have their own mini cups they can use to pour the mouthwash.  Buddy Boy, as expected, won’t even try the mint flavored one, but LISTERINE has another flavor option, thank goodness!  He’s loving the Bubble Gum flavor, and is willing to take it daily.

Some things we’ve got to keep working on:

  1. Buddy Boy doesn’t swish the mouthwash for nearly long enough.  I’ve told him he can sing his ABCs or count to 20 in his head while it’s in his mouth, and we’ll see if it helps.  So far so good.

  2. I’m finding that Munchkin wants to delay brushing her teeth before school, and then just use the POCKETPAKS BREATH STRIPS.  She feels that since it kills germs, why not?  Uh, nope.  I’ve gotta stay on top of that one.

  3. I’ve got to start using the mouthwash consistently.  I’m SO BAD about it!  Bad mom, bad.

    Gentle Gum Care Floss

    Gentle Gum Care Floss


Overall, I feel like we’re making progress, and I’m definitely grateful to have the new stuff to help.  Sometimes with my kids, using “bells and whistles” really makes a difference.  In this case, it’s definitely paying off, and if it’ll save me $500 worth of dental work in 6 months, it will be more than worth it!


I’ve been following the LISTERINE YouTube page for the last couple of weeks as well, and it’s got me wanting to do a better job all around regarding my children’s health.  With the health problems I was experiencing over the summer, and seeing the turn around that I’m seeing, I’ve felt more strongly than ever that I HAVE to put healthy habits at the top of the priority list.  My kids are probably not thrilled, but I’ve been serving more vegetables at every meal.  Do they happily eat them all?  No.  But I’m exposing them, and I do make them at least sample the food.  I find that having a veggie option I know they’ll eat, along with an additional option, works best for me.  I’ll have to share in another post all of the things I’ve started doing, and you can decide which options may work for you, if you are interested in doing so.  I want to be a Healthy Hero! :)



The Martian by Andy Weir – Book Review

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

unnamedAfter a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?


My Thoughts:

Okay, I’ve gotta be honest. My very first impression upon opening the book and reading the first few pages:  Wow, I’m not impressed. The author is inserting profanities like a drunken sailor here.  Strong profanities.  In the first 3 sentences, the “F-bomb” is dropped twice.  I will never see the need for that, because I’m pretty sure there are other ways one can get their point across. What can I say? I’m not a lover of strong profanity.

That was my first impression. As I read on, I became more impressed with the writing.  There are still more curse words than I could count, but once I was into the STORY, I was able to focus more on that.  Andy Weir is a talented author, there’s no doubt about that.  The character, Mark Watney, is a very likable one…he’s got a biting sense of humor and loves sarcasm.  He is witty and intelligent, and I definitely found myself rooting for him.  I figured I would have a good idea about how it would end, because at first it’s written in the first-person.  However, it later switches to the third-person, and there are definitely a lot of hints that have you guessing.  Once I was able to look past the language, I really enjoyed the book – had a hard time putting it down, in fact! I even had a dream the night I finished it – a dream that I can definitely tell you was based on my high level of emotional investment while reading.

Really well-written novel!  Engaging and entertaining.  I could easily see this being made into a movie.  I’m giving it 4 stars.  I really liked it. If I hadn’t had a problem with the strong language, I would have given it 5 stars.


I received The Martian by Andy Weir book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are mine, and mine alone.

Best Party Book Ever! Book Review

_225_350_Book.1310.coverBook Description

From Invites to Overnights and Everything in Between…

Let the celebration begin! Whether you want to throw the best birthday bash ever or you’re dreaming up a just-for-fun sleepover extravaganza with your friends, Faithgirlz! has you covered. Packed full of creative and crazy-fun ideas, this book contains everything you need to know to plan fifteen great get-togethers from start to finish. From holiday parties to secret garden soirees, cookie bake-offs for a cause to “glamping” slumber parties, you and your BFFs will get detailed how-tos and plenty of tips for designing cute crafts, décor, munchies, and more. Plus, clever ideas throughout show you how to turn every day into a special occasion! Have a blast from invitation to gracious goodbye – all on a crafty girl’s budget.


My thoughts:

I ordered this book for my 11-year old daughter, and she quite enjoyed it.  I also read the book, so I could give a full review.  There are a lot of fun, cute ideas includes in the Best Party Book Ever!  I love the themed party ideas.  My daughter did as well, and wants to start throwing more parties now. :)  She and I both thought that we would like the book better if there were more activities/games included in each themed party plan.  Each plan provided 1-2 activities, and focused a lot on decor, and I would prefer to see more focus on activities.  Other than that, it’s great.  A lot of the themes and activities could be interchangeable, and so you could create your own theme borrowing from different themes in the book!  It’s definitely good to have on hand for reference, and I can tell you the book will get a lot of use.

I’m giving the Best Party Book Ever by Editors of Faithgirlz! and Girls’ Life Mag 4 stars.  I liked it!


I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for this review. All opinions are mine, and mine alone.

Oral Health Care – Time to Start a Routine!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.  All opinions are mine alone.


Now that school has started back again, our family is working into getting back into our routine – cleaning, eating, playing with friends, hygiene, etc.  I’m so ashamed to admit this, but we feel out of our routine over the summer.  We fell HARD.

It’s summer, man!  Who needs routine?  Right?  Ha ha, wrong.


LISTERINE is helping my family get back into our oral care routines this fall.  Kinda important, you know.  I wish we’d kept our routines all during the warm/hot weather season, so it wouldn’t be so stressful getting back into them now.  After our $502 dental fiasco for Buddy Boy, I’ve been watching our oral habits more closely, and I’m seeing a lot of things I don’t like:


    My son, when brushing his teeth, hardly gets his teeth at all.  He swishes the toothbrush around in his mouth, sucks up the toothpaste, and calls it good.

  • Neither of my kids brush for as long as they should.

  • NONE of us floss as well as we should.  This is usually due to us scrambling to run out the door to get to school in time, and flossing gets a whole 30 seconds of attention before we’re outta there.

  • My son has a really hard time figuring out the whole flossing thing.  It takes more hand coordination than he seems to have.  Because of this, I’d like to start having him do a mouthwash rinse in addition to his routine, but he hates the taste and smell of anything that is even close to minty.


We’ve got a plan!

We now have a plan to try and fix some of these issues.  I searched and found a bubble gum flavor mouthwash for Buddy Boy.  I’m also planning to brush my teeth at the same time my kids do so that I can observe them more closely.  Next, I gotta figure out a way to make flossing easier.   Thank goodness there are so many different options!  Here’s the main gist of my plan:

Buddy Boy - Listerine UltraClean  – LISTERINE has a ton of different mouthwashes, depending on your needs/wants, and we’ve got a BUBBLE GUM flavor for kids, along with a HEALTHY WHITE CLEAN MINT wash.  We tried the Bubble Gum flavor for Buddy Boy, and Hallelujah!!  The kid likes it!   Munchkin has no problems with mint and will be using the adult mouthwash, which is peroxide free.


 – See that LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN ACCESS FLOSSER he’s holding?  I’m hoping that it’ll make flossing easier for him.  With it’s long, ergonomic handle, it should make getting those harder to reach spots, well, less hard to reach.  The “yarn” on it is also designed to be extra strong, so it should hold up pretty well!



 – I’m personally looking forward to trying the  GENTLE GUM CARE FLOSS.  I’m a gum bleeder.  I hate flossing for that reason, but I still do it in the hopes that one day I won’t bleed as much.  This floss is specifically designed with a “cushion” for sensitive gums.  How cool is that?



Munchkin - Listerine – Munchkin is excited to use the POCKETPAKS BREATH STRIP.  Silly girl.  Not that I blame her.  I often worry about my breath in between brushing.  She kinda wants to focus there, and I’m okay with that, especially after learning that these strips actually kill 99% of the germs that cause bad breath.  I had assumed it would simply mask the smell, but nope!  It’s doing much more.


That’s the bulk of our plan.  I love that I can find all these products locally AND online.  It makes things incredibly convenient.  Now, the last thing we need…MOTIVATION.  Right?  I’ve got mine RIGHT HERE at the Listerine US Youtube Page feauturing America’s Healthiest Heroes.  One day I’ll be featured.  (ha ha, probably not, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try!!)



Motivation for the kids?  Hmm…still working on that. :)




Overrated by Eugene Cho – A Review and Giveaway!

BookCover-2DAbout the book:

We all want to change the world, but as pastor Eugene Cho found out, it takes more than just desire. It takes action. In this personal confession he encourages readers to discover a practical discipleship that begins with the recognition that changing the world starts with changing ourselves.

Many people today talk about justice, but are they living justly? They want to change the world, but are they being changed themselves? Eugene Cho shares his story, a messy, painful story of being more in love with the ideas behind the actions than counting the cost and being a world-changer in action. Because everyone loves justice and compassion, but few have taken it upon themselves to truly live it out in their own lives. Cho is still on that journey to discover what it means, and invites readers to join him.

About the author:

Eugene is the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wagesa grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. He is the founder and senior pastor of Quest Church, an urban, multicultural, and multigenerational church in Seattle, Washington. Eugene and his wife, Minhee, have three children.


My thoughts:

I love the book.  It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, based on the subtitle:  “Are we more in love with the idea of changing the world than actually changing the world?”  A lot of what I read felt separate from that theme.  Still, I enjoyed it.  I love the author, Eugene Cho’s, sense of humor, and he had me cracking up in spots.  His self-depreciating is especially humorous, and really adds to his fun personality.  There are many points made in the book that strike me.  Close.  Hard.  In the heart.  For example, in his chapter about going deeper, he talks about how easy it is for us to say we want to build a well or donate money to build a well to help with the water crisis.  Then he educates the reader on the reality of this solution.  He shares additional solution ideas….these things made me think, and made me realize that following the popular ideas for helping are not always the BEST ways of helping.  That sometimes we need to look deeper into a problem before we jump on the bandwagon of “solving”.

Mr. Cho shares his own very real, very honest story.  He, like all of us, is a human being with weaknesses and strengths, and he isn’t afraid to showcase either.  He uses teachings from the Bible in most of the book, applying it to the situations he talks about.  His personality is woven all throughout the book, which is quite possibly my favorite part.

I’m giving Overrated by Eugene Cho 5 stars, and I recommend it.  It will make you laugh.  I believe it will make you think.


Curious to know more?

Check out the book trailer here.

Official Website


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Bend Your Brain by Marbles: The Brain Store (Book Review)

About the book:

9780804140096Want to get your frontal cortex breaking a sweat? Make your blood pump to your cerebellum? Stretch your occipital lobe to its limits?

Then you need to bend your brain! This first book from the team behind Marbles: The Brain Store, a chain devoted to building better brains, offers puzzles and brain teasers to help enhance memory, build problem-solving skills, and reduce stress.
Since Marbles started helping people play their way to a healthier brain, they’ve sold, solved, and been stumped by more than their fair share of puzzles. Along the way, they’ve learned which puzzles tie people in knots (not in a good way) and which ones make the neurons downright giddy. With the help of their in-house team of BrainCoaches and access to cutting-edge neuroscience, they’ve designed these puzzles to keep your mind flexible and fit.
Arranged in five key brain categories—visual perception, word skills, critical thinking, coordination, and memory—Bend Your Brain offers a variety of puzzles ranging from mind-warming (easy) to mind-blowing (hard!):

My Thoughts:

I love this book.  Holy cow, I love it!  The puzzles in there really make me think…and I’m kinda embarrassed to admit it, but the beginner level ones had me working hard.

As a working, blogging mom of two (one with special needs), I rarely find time to myself, and I often find myself feeling, I don’t know, out of it.  Like I can’t process another thing, or like I can’t focus and think straight.  I have found myself taking a few minutes (or more) at night after the kids are in bed to do a puzzle.  It’s not only ME time, it’s exercise my brain time!  I really feel that it will help me to have less of those brain fog moments that I can’t stand.  And heck, it’s fun, win-win! :)  I really like how the puzzles aren’t just things to make you think, they are puzzles to make you think DIFFERENTLY than you’re used to – to think creatively and outside the box.  I would love it if Marbles-The Brain Store came out with a ton of these.  I’d try them all!

5 Stars.  I LOVE the book!




I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are mine, and mine alone.

Never Ever Give Up by Erik Reese Book Review

51wOOEewimL._AA160_It started with a simple question: How can we help them? It became an international movement called NEGU: Never Ever Give Up. When Jessica Joy Rees was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at age 11, she chose to focus not on herself but on bringing joy and hope to other children suffering from cancer.

During the ten months she battled cancer, she and her family worked in the “Joy Factory” (originally their garage) making JoyJars®—packages filled with toys, games, and love for other kids with cancer. Jessie first handed them out personally at the hospital where she was being treated, but the effort blossomed quickly and there were soon thousands of JoyJars® being distributed across the United States and to over fifteen countries. Today, more than 100,000 kids have received JoyJars®, and they continue shipping each week to kids in over 200 children’s hospitals and 175 Ronald McDonald Houses.

Jessie lost her battle with cancer in January 2012, but her message lives on in the Jessie Rees Foundation, which has become a beacon of hope for families fighting pediatric cancer.

Join the movement at




Picture of Jessie (middle), JT, and Shaya, shortly after Jessie was diagnosed.

Picture of Jessie (middle), JT, and Shaya, shortly after Jessie was diagnosed.

Oh my goodness.  What an incredible, heartbreaking, and inspiring story.  I was crying in the very first chapter.  My daughter is 11 years old, and I couldn’t help but put myself in the writer’s shoes as I read his story of being told that his sweet 11-year old girl had an inoperable brain tumor.  Very well written, this true story tells of Jessie and her battle with cancer.  She had an extremely rare form of cancer, and the odds were desperately stacked against her.  Instead of wallowing in self-pity because she was sick, she chose to help others, and in doing so, she brought joy to herself, and to thousands of others.  She invented the “Joy Jars”, jars filled with gifts and fun stuff.  She became well known in her community after a news story was aired about her Joy Jars, and still her story spread.  Erik Reese, the author, is Jessie’s father, and he tells the story only the way a parent can.  It is heartfelt and heartbreaking.  It is inspiring and devastating.  He chronicled the last 9 months of his sweet daughter’s life, and it’s just so raw, so tender.  The chapter in which he tells of her death haunts me, and yet it reminds me to hug my own children, and to share with them what Jessie taught so many:  NEGU, or in other words, Never Ever Give Up.  What a message!

I’m giving this book 5 stars.  I loved it, and I became inspired to join the movement.  If you want to know more of Jessie’s story, or what the foundation in her name does, you can follow the foundation’s page on facebook. The beginning of the timeline on that page is full of notes from Jessie herself.  You can GO HERE to like their page.

Many thanks to Handlebar Publishing for providing me with a copy of the book.  All opinions are mine and mine alone.  No monetary compensation was received, nor was I required to leave a positive review.  I received a free copy of the book, Never Ever Give Up in exchange for my honest opinion.

Jonah and the Great Big Fish Children’s Book Review

_225_350_Book.1286.cover“God told Jonah to obey, said, ‘Go to Nineveh this day.’ But, stubborn Jonah fled instead. Didn’t do just what God said.” Jonah’s disobedience landed him inside a big fish! And there he had time to think and pray. Children will feel the waves and hear the splash as Jonah sinks “down and down and down” into the belly of the fish. This story serves as an excellent reminder of how important it is to listen to God.


If you are the parent of a young child or children, and you want fun and simple ways to share the stories from the Bible with your little ones, I’m betting you’ll like this book.  The entire story is told in rhyme, with bright, colorful pictures to accompany it.  My son, who didn’t want it read to him, because he already had HIS books picked out to read, ended up asking for this again and again – the first night we read it!  He’s enjoyed it many times since.  I think it’s a great bedtime story, a simple and gentle reminder to all of us that when we feel that God is pointing us in a direction, it’s where we need to go.  It’s also simple enough for the kids to read to themselves.

I’m giving the book Jonah and the Great Big Fish by Rhonda Gowler Greene 4 stars:  I really liked it!


Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.  Many thanks to BookLookBloggers for providing me a copy to review!.

The Identical – In Theaters September 5, And A Soundtrack Giveaway

MV5BMTUxMzMzMTUzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTUyMTMxMjE@._V1_SX214_AL_We’ve got a winner!  See below:

The IDENTICAL tells the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth during the Great Depression. DREXEL HEMSLEY becomes an iconic 50’s rock ’n’ roll star, while RYAN WADE (Blake Rayne) struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Reverend Wade (Ray Liotta) and his wife (Ashley Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan challenges his parent’s vision for his life, and unflinchingly chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend (Seth Green). Encouraged by his wife (Erin Cottrell) and employer (Joe Pantoliano), Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path – performing the legendary music of Drecel Hemsley in sold out venues all across the country. As the brothers destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family, and his own identity.


About the Soundtrack Sampler:
 THE IDENTICAL ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SAMPLER features 12 of the 20 original songs by Jerry Marcellino and Yochanan Marcellino from the film. Including “Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight,” “City Lights,” “Angel of Mine,” “Everybody Knows It” and “Nashville Tonight.”

Check out the official movie website here:


*If you’re interested in getting some friends together to see THE IDENTICAL, we have a group ticket opportunity HERE!


If you’re looking for a family-friendly, music-filled film, this is it.  I absolutely LOVE that there has been a new surge of appropriate, family-friendly movies come out recently.  I think it’s so awesome to be able to watch quality entertainment without fear of being bombarded by sex, drugs, and/or violence.  I’m definitely excited to see The Identical when it comes out!

I was given a CD sampler of the soundtrack for this film, and I can tell just from the music that this is gonna be a fun, engaging movie to watch!  My personal favorite is Angel of Mine.  (I love me a good bit of R&B.)  The music has that 50’s “Elvis” feel to it, and takes me back to what I imagine the 50’s must have been like.  The sampler of the original score is beautiful, and I can imagine that it adds a great richness to the story.  I kinda want the full soundtrack now, just so I can get that score! :D


Propeller Consulting, LLC has been generous enough to provide an extra copy of the soundtrack sampler for one of our lucky readers!  You can have the chance to fall in love with the music from this sweet movie!
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CONGRATULATIONS to the winner!!  Thank you everyone who entered!  Stay tuned for more. :)

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Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Questions Book Review

Answering Your Kids Toughest Questions by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson


The Honest, Loving Answers Children Need to Hear

9780764211874What should you say when your five-year-old asks about his dying grandma? Or when your seven-year-old wonders if the devil is real? Or when the sixth graders in your Sunday school class are talking about a tragedy they heard about on the news? When it comes to the dark and tragic aspects of our world, it can be hard to know what to say and how much.

Mother/daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson will carefully walk you through difficult conversations, one topic at a time. Speaking from personal experience, informed by child development research, these two moms offer practical insights and age-appropriate guidance.

Talking about tough topics may not be as hard as you think, and, more important, you’ll see how these conversations can lead to meaningful discussions of God’s unchanging goodness.


My Thoughts:

This is a really well-written, well thought out book.  The authors focus on Christ in giving advice for how we should talk to our kids.  There are some tough subjects covered:  divorce, sexual sins, and natural disasters, to name a few.  Each topic gets it’s own chapter, and is broken down into age-groups, which is nice.

I can’t claim to agree 100% with all of their suggestions, but I do feel that this book provides a great baseline, and that it is a great tool to get conversations rolling…particularly those that are hard to face.  Sometimes our kids ask questions that are just plain hard to answer – and this book really helps to give ideas.  It’s a book you’ll want to keep on hand to refer back to time and again.

I’m giving Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Questions by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson 4 stars.  I really like it.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Bethany House Publishing.  All opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a copy of the book in exchange for this review and post.