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Nerd Family Things: July 2009

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A homeschooling, conservative nerdy mom of 4!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I remember getting a free Soft Lips lip balm when they first came out (I think in high school) and I was hooked. So what can be better than one of your childhood favorite? When you win them for free. This is the prize pack I receive of tinted Soft Lip because I won!!! I won these from Sticky Feet Reviews! Thanks Sticky Feet!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Scrunch Bottle Bib

I recently received a Scrunch Bottle Bib to review and I have to say this is pretty great. As soon as I saw this product I have to admit that I was quite frustrated. It is one of those great ideas that I should have came up with! All babies dribble some while they drink from a bottle. You know how it gets in their neck crease and then smells like sour milk or worse, they get a rash? I was also plagued by the fact I had a couple spitters. So with all 4 of my kids I tucked a spit cloth or a washcloth under their chin. Then they would move and it would fall out of place.

The Scrunch Bottle Bib was created by an aunt who saw the need when she fed her nieces. It is a thick piece of gingham fabric that has velcro on it (so it fits any bottle) and attached to that you have a double layer of soft cloth that soaks up any liquid. It is really simple but brilliant.

As a mom of 4 I can say that this would be a delightful gift! They even sell multi-packs that are designed for baby showers. So go check it out and tell me what you think! I am also curious what baby inventions that you wish you had invented!

Deal Alert!!
You can get 10% off your entire order of Scrunch Bottle Bibs until August 1, 2009. Just use coupon code "BOSPR616"!

(This is a FRN Review)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Cute and Cheap Shoes

Aren't these cute? I had a pair of wedges that I have worn to pieces and had to replace them. The problem? I am both cheap and picky. So I was delighted to find these cuties at Payless Shoes for less than $20!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

New World Kids Review and Giveaway

I recently received a copy of New World Kids: The Parents' Guide to Creative Thinking to review. We all know that it is important to teach our children how to think critically through reading, math and other concrete methods. Well, this book looks at why and how we enable our children (or other children you tech) to think creatively.

I am not the most creative person in the world (heck, even in most rooms) and I wonder where I lost that childhood delight in the creative. I also wonder how to impart that creativity which are so important, in my opinion, in the world our children face. Between new software applications, new media and everything else that will be open for them to create in the new world careers how can I prepare my children for a career of innovation?

This book patiently goes through the many tools that we have to help teach and encourage creatvity. It looks at how we all think creatively when we match our clothes and other normal life activites but also how we can further develop that. This wasn't just a theoretical book. It gives concrete examples and exercises that you can do with your kids to help them think creatively. I really like that this book isn't creatively snobby. It values people who like pattern and balance just as much as people who are abstract thinkers.

Overall I think this is going to be a tool that I use frequently with my kids and their educational path. This book is beautiful with its striking graphics and stunning pictures really makes the point. It ties imagination into communicating what would be considered very concrete and critical thinking ideas.

Now after hearing how great it is, how would you like to have your own copy? Well, you could go over to Amazon and buy a copy of New World Kids. Or you could win it!

Win it!
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* Just leave me a comment about education and imagination!
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