Thursday, September 30, 2010

ALSNS Review - Baltic Amber Necklace


Well, its here...the dreaded Teething Monster!!! I have not 1, not 2, but 3 teething children. The twins of course are getting teeth like crazy, and have horrible moods to prove it. And Elias...Poor Elias is getting his molars, and what looks like his wisdom teeth, and he has been so miserable. So I have 3 little people who have swollen gums, want to chew or gnaw on EVERYTHING, and are sad because of all the pain. I HATE teething...
I'm so excited!! Inspired by Finn has sent me an awesome Baltic Amber Necklace for my kiddos to help with teething! I have a few friends who have used them (who love them) and I have heard great things! Not only did Inspired by Finn send me a Necklace, they have also graciously offered to give 1 lucky winner any sigle in stock item up to 16 inches or smaller!

It had been a rough morning...with Si especially. His gums were so swollen, and he was clearly in pain, gnawing on anything he could get in his mouth. After about 2 hours of trying the twins were finally taking a nap! While I was sitting with Elias I noticed how swollen his back gums were...I asked him about them and he told me "they hurt REALLY bad Mommy". I felt horrible for my boys. Later in the afternoon I got my package from Inspired by Finn!!! I was so excited! The twins were still sleeping, so I decided to try out the Baltic amber necklace on Elias. I put it on him and let him play. After a while HE told me that his mouth wasn't hurting like it had been! I was so happy that he was finally feeling better! He had also been saying he had a headache, but after a little bit of wearing the necklace, the headache was gone!!

Simon was up next! Before wearing the necklace he was VERY whinny, crying A LOT, chewing on anything and everything...I was feeling horrible, because he was feeling horrible. Around 2pm I put the necklace on him. My Husband got home from work around 3ish and I realized that Simon had been in an AWESOME mood, not gnawing...just happy! He was happy until he went to bed that night!!

Lastly my Little Gabbi got her chance with the necklace. Poor Gabbi started cutting teeth around 6 months old. She has already started cutting's been SOOOOO bad. She has been chewing and biting everything. She really likes to chew on a tooth brush, that way she can get relief from the Molar pain. I notice the necklace working the quickest with her. NO gnawing for relief of those molars.

All in all, I love the Baltic Amber Necklace! I will for sure be getting 2 they don't have to share. It is so awesome to see my little ones have relief from there teething pain and to just be...well...HAPPY!!
*note: While wearing a piece or two of Baltic amber jewelry may not cure all that may ail you, it has been a proven benefit to many!
What You Need to Know about Baltic Amber:
Baltic Amber helps with teething pain!!

Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special.
When Baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.
Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.
How can Baltic Amber help us?:

Pain Relief -

Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc.

Strengthens the body's immune system -

In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body's own natural healing ability and immune system.

Restoring Energy –

The human body naturally produces succinic acid. The salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state.
Succinate is a raw material and a catalyst in the Krebs Cycle which is one of our main sources of energy. During the Krebs Cycle carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized for energy.

Maintaining Wellness -

When the human body reacts to stress, the body’s cells begin to use oxygen more quickly. Oxygen plays a central role in the intercellular creation of energy, and a lack of oxygen can result in feeling lethargic.
Oxygen is alkaline-forming in the blood and maintaining a slightly alkaline blood ph helps keep us healthy. Whenever the body functions in a state of low oxygen, it is much more susceptible to illness.

To help break a cycle of (chronic) inflammation -

Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks.
When the body’s cells are chronically inflamed the human body’s immune system response is to increase production of free radicals. Chronic overproduction of free radicals results in inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator of many seemingly unrelated diseases.
While wearing a piece or two of Baltic amber jewelry may not cure all that may ail you, it has been a proven benefit to many!
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Closing Thoughts...

I would not hesitate to recommend a Baltic Amber Necklace from Inspired by Finn to anyone with a teething baby or who have pain of their own they suffer. In fact I have been recommending them!! *note: This review was my own. I was only given the Baltic Amber necklace. This review was my personal opinion.
This Giveaway is now Closed! I hope you enjoyed the Review!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Homeschooling: Kindergarten - 1st grade - 2nd grade year has started!!!

We homeschool!! We LOVE it!

I LOVE flashcard! We can take these anywhere!! E loves them too!

Please Email with any questions about the books or flash cards I have posted today!

The many books I have added E's homeschool curriculum!!
Since the Public school year has begun, people are always asking Elias if he has started school. He always replies "Yes!! I am homeschooled by my Mommy". Oh, the looks we get. Sometimes they smile, but other times....Ahhhh, not so much. The other day I ran into another Homeschooling Mama, and she asked "what curriculum are you using?" I don't think she liked my response, but thats ok. We all have to do what is right for our own children.
We officially started the school year on August 1st! I has been going great! Elias is so eager to learn. Before we began I hoped that we would do 45 minutes of work at a time with a 15 minute break between each activity. I didn't want to overload him and them him end up dreading school. Much to my surprise we spend a average of 2 hours at a time on each subject (different ones each day...a max of 4) I couldn't have asked for a better little student! This year I decided to combine Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades. Now, a month later our main focus seems to be more at the 1st-3rd levels!!!
Some of the things we have been learning:
the pledge of allegiance,
states and capitals (not all of course),
the planets
Still to come for the Fall season:
Thanksgiving, a one month study of Native Americans, for this we will focus on the Choctaw and Black Foot tribes (I am 1/16 Choctaw).
We will also do all kinds of fun activities dealing with:
Seasons, and
Christmas...the Birth of Jesus, and what Christmas is all about.
Outside of the "regular" subjects, we will be working on:
Building Character,
Loving Family, and
Bible Study!
I made the decision early on that I would put together our curriculum, piece by piece! Over the last few months, and have put together what I believe to be a awesome school year plan!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Makes My Monday: Family Picture day!

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Family Portrait Day...Makes my Monday!
I love looking at these faces!!
I am so blessed to have my beautiful family!

Bless the Lord, O my soul:

And all that is within me,

bless His holy name!

Psalm 103:1

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Word...

"Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14

Friday, September 24, 2010

Aloha Friday!!!

Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy, and relax!! Aloha is hosted by Kailani! You can playjust post a question in your blog and link up on Kailani's current Aloha Friday post. Then visit the other blogs in the link up and answer their fun question!
My Questions is:
What is your favorite October Family Tradition??
Every October we go to Local Farms and Pick Apples! We also go and get Pumpkins!
It is so much fun we go 2 or 3 more times:)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Way Back When-esday!!
Family Vacation to Glacier National Park 2010Photo from up on the Mountian

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Sunday, September 12, 2010




I was thrilled with this oppertunity to review and giveaway BabyLegs!! BabyLegs is a awesome company, and I have loved working with them. I was sent a "grab bag" of BabyLegs products to review!

What I recieved...BabyLegs Legwarmers: Chocolate Chip
BabyLegs Legwarmers: Orange/AquaBabyLegs Footless Tights: Funnel Cake
BabyLegs Socks: Blockade

BabyLegs leg warmers are so quick and easy, slip them on arms or legs and you are ready to go! BabyLegs are the cutest leg warmers and come in tons of styles! My entire family loves them! The BabyLegs footless tights are some of my favorites! My little girl loves to have bare feet, but her little legs get cold, not so with the footless tights! BabyLegs socks are so cute and soft, and my boys have warm cozy feet! I love them!!

What You Need to Know about BabyLegs...

Makes Diaper Changes easy! They make Diaper changes on the twins so fast, not messing with tights or pants!

Protection for crawlers! My Little ones started crawling a few months ago and always had red little knees. But, with BabyLegs I don't have to worry about little red knees, they can crawls on any surface and I know their little knees are protected!!! Even in our front yard where we have lava rocks!

Versatile Fashion for boys, girls, and adults! There is a huge selection of patterns and styles perfect for Babies, Kids and Adult, they even have Newborn size! The hardest part of BabyLegs is deciding what to get!!

Keep em' Warm! It has started getting cold, but not to the point where, the kiddos are wearing pants and long sleeve shirts! BabyLegs has created such a awesome way to keep little ones warm with out all the clothes. BabyLegs work great with shorts...My 5 year old loves his BabyLegs with shorts. The kiddos all have been wearing the BabyLegs on their arms, and they look so CUTE!

On the Go! BabyLegs, Tights, and socks are perfect for on the go, they are so small together that they can be thrown into the diaper bag and ready for you to grab when it starts getting cold in the evening!

Closing Thoughts...
I would not hesitate to recommend BabyLegs to anyone, in fact I think I have recommended them to almost everyone I know with little ones!! Since I received a review sample grab bag of BabyLegs Leg Warmer, Footless Tights, and Socks from BabyLegs last Saturday, I have bought nearly a dozen more for the whole family! Clearly I love them:) There is nothing I don’t like about them! They still look fantastic after being washed!

This Giveaway is now Closed! I hope you enjoyed the Review!

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