Monday, May 23, 2016

Marriage Monday: Don't Put Your Marriage On Hold


"Don't put your marriage on hold while you're raising your kids or else you'll end up with an empty nest and and empty marriage." Marriage 365





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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Book Review: The Sacred Gift of Child Birth & Giveaway




Title: The Sacred Gift of Child Birth, Making Empowered Choices for You and Your Baby

Author:  Marie-Ange Bigelow, MT, CD(DONA)

Release Date: May 2016

Publisher:  Cedar Fort

ISBN:  978-1-4621-1811-3

Pages:  176

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From the back cover: Many books teach and focus on the health and safety of giving birth, from comfort techniques to medical procedures. But few delve into God or His principles and plan for women. Childbirth offers a unique experience for women to draw closer to the Lord and benefit from many divinely designed blessings--spiritual, emotional, and physical. This relatable and rewarding book empowers women with valuable information that allows them to make informed decisions about birthing.

Come see the sacred nature of childbirth and put God and faith back into this miraculous process of bringing His children into the world. 


My review:   
This book is lovingly written for parents-to-be who desire to know and understand how to have their best birth experience.  Read this book well before the end of your pregnancy so you have ample time to decide what you'd like to have happen and so you can include your tribe (spouse, midwife, doctor, etc).

The book focuses primarily on giving woman the education and facts- and therefore power- to have the best birthing experience possible. It is filled with current evidence based research as well as practical experiences.

Marie includes worksheets to give you an opportunity to realize and write your thoughts and feelings. It also includes charts to simplify the information, a birth preference quiz and information on postpartum.

It is obvious Marie has dedicated her time, training, and heart to her clients and her profession. In her book it feels as though you get a glimpse of her passion and love for women, childbirth and the gospel.



*I was given a copy of this book to review in exchange for my honest review.


~GIVEAWAY~

I have one copy of The Sacred Gift of Child Birth to give away.

You can enter until May 31, 2016 To enter leave one or several comments on this post telling me what you did to enter.

Entries:

1-Visit Marie's website.
1-Visit Marie's blog.
2-Like Marie's facebook page.
2-Leave a thoughtful comment on Marie's facebook page.
2-Tweet about the giveaway (please include link) If you'd like you can copy/paste this: I just entered to win the book The Sacred Gift of Child Birth at http://cranberryfries.blogspot.com/ .


Monday, May 16, 2016

Marriage Monday: It's the Little Things


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"It is not necessary to overhaul your relationship in order to improve it. It's the little things that make a big difference." Michelle Peterson




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Sunday, April 3, 2016

General Conference Wallet Size Matching Game

I made a wallet size matching game of the first presidency and 12 apostles for my kids for conference this year. If you'd like to use them also click the links below. There is both jpgs and pdfs.

I'll make the links more pretty during the two sessions today. :)







https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2xqqj_xcLVeYUF4dktja04yaDg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2xqqj_xcLVeWUQ0ajNibXJhZnM

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https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2xqqj_xcLVeUzluMXlUNVE1Z1U

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2xqqj_xcLVeVkU2Q1lRVENxMzg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2xqqj_xcLVeNDM3SDVMWnNScmM

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2xqqj_xcLVeNUt6NmpBeW1nZUk
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2xqqj_xcLVeZEFZeDE5blRqelU

Monday, March 14, 2016

Marriage Monday: Life is to be Enjoyed



"In all of living, have much fun and laughter. 
Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured." 
--Gordon B. Hinckley



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Monday, February 15, 2016

Marriage Monday: Deep Friendship & Mutual Respect


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"Happy marriages are based on a deep friendship, mutual respect and enjoyment of each others company." 
-John Gottman 





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Monday, February 8, 2016

Marriage Monday: Little Ways Every Day



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"Many people think that the secret to reconnecting with their partner is a candlelit dinner or a by-the-sea vacation. The real secret is to turn toward each other in the little ways every day. 
-Dr. John Gottman



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