Letting Go of Perfect

At the end of her book, Letting Go of Perfect, Amy Spiegel poses the question, “How do I let go of my idea of perfect in order to grasp the perfection of God?” This great book (especially great for those of us with crazy perfection OCD!) addresses the expectations we have on ourselves (Heaven, help us!)  and how to walk with God (and beside of others) in a more authentic way. One of my favorite things about Letting Go of Perfect is that it is perfect for all women, no matter what stage of life they find themselves in.

Spiegel reminds us that just because a woman appears to have it all together, there’s a pretty good chance her minivan would tell a different story.

Instead of putting unreasonable expectations in our daily life (perfect kids, picture-perfect home, perfect hair), Spiegel suggests we take a long look in the mirror, and look to God to be our guiding source, not society.

Now, there’s an idea!

Letting Go of Perfect is an easy and fun read. Amy Spiegel is down-to-earth and real. I have no doubt that Amy and I would be fast friends in real life. (She has a love of lists!) I have long considered myself a perfectionist, but after reading Letting Go of Perfect, I now see the danger of trying to live that out in my daily life.

Some of my favorite quotes from Angie’s book include:

  • The next time you are heading out the door, pause at the mirror and make sure that what you see reflects your purpose and values.
  • Coming out and admitting our faults and weaknesses can be a great comfort to those with similar struggles.
  • When it comes to setting expectations for ourselves, how do we walk the fine line between being motivated and being legalistic?
  • It’s sad that so much of the chaos of our lives is created not by the basic demands of our primary responsibilities, but our refusal to stand against the cultural dictates that demand that every moment of our lives be filled with activity.

Is today’s perfect Christian woman a perfectly ridiculous concept?

Have you ever felt as though you didn’t recognize yourself in the mirror and yet you’re frantically trying to keep that image together? Felt bound by the dreams you had for life that you now realize have forced other expectations on you? Or maybe you’ve laughed at one of those insanely ridiculous moments in the day when absolutely everything goes wrong and no matter what you do, the grand purpose seems elusive.

Let’s be honest. We all have a standard in our head that we believe is the perfect Christian woman, wife, and/or mother. Yet, have you ever really examined what that standard is? Yes, God absolutely has standards for what those roles are to be, but is He our source, or is it the peer-pressure-don’t- be-the-odd-one-out-on-Sunday-morning drive to fit in that is driving us away from authenticity and raw faith to outward performance?

Amy Spiegel knows this struggle well and notes, “so many of the women I know seem to feel the same tension in their own lives, teetering on the edge, praying someone will be there to catch them if they fall.” There is a grand purpose to where you are today.

Join Amy in Letting Go of Perfect, to look at what it means to truly know the woman in the mirror as well as the God who created, redeems, and equips her.

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In the interest of full disclosure, The Media Collective provided a complementary copy of Letting Go of Perfect to facilitate this review. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Big Book Of What?

My boys love to read. They also love to ask questions. So, when I received an e-mail asking if I’d like to review TIME’s Big Book Of What? for the blog, I promptly replied, “YES! Sign me up!”

I just knew that Stevie would love this book, (filled with 801 facts) and I was right!

Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of TIME For Kids bring children and adults a book that contains hundreds of answers to questions kids commonly ask about the world around them, but adults can’t always answer. The BIG Book of What? is available as of June 5, 2012 and will be available at www.timeforkids.com/bigbookofwhat and retailers across the US and Canada.

The 192-page book, packed with more than 250 colorful photos and diagrams, bring words to life, informing and engaging young readers. TIME For Kids high quality visuals, as well as clear, concise and child-friendly explanations, help kids ages 8 and up discover answers to questions covering various topics spanning twelve chapters. Topics and questions, such as:

  • Animals – What is an Aye-Aye?
  • Space – What is the Biggest Known Star in the Universe?
  • The Human Body – What Is the Funny Bone?
  • Weather & Climate – What Is A Dust Devil?
  • Food – What Is An Ackee?
  • Survival – What is the Deepest a Person Has Dived?
  • Sports – What is a Pommel Horse?
  • History – What Is Ellis Island?
  • Holidays & Festivals – What is Mardi Gras?
  • Mysteries – What Were the Cottingley Fairies?
  • Inventions – What is Kevlar?
  • The Future – What Will Space Travel Be Like?

We are proud to introduce the fourth book in our successful series, Big Book of What?, said Bob Der, Editorial Director, TIME For Kids. The book furthers our goal of enabling kids to answer some of the many questions they ask, while presenting them in a way that is fun and educational for the whole family.

Stevie read this book all the way through in just a couple of days. He enjoys facts of all kinds and so this book was perfect for him!

[In the interest of full disclosure, Goodman Media International provided a copy of Big Book of What? to facilitate this review. As always, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.]

My Favorite Season is Baseball Season

A year or so ago, I would have promptly deleted any e-mail asking if I was interested in reviewing a book about baseball players.

Now though?

I am that mother on the baseball field. You know the one… The loud one who hollers like a crazy person when my boys are playing baseball. (In fact, I spent the evening at the ball field, hollering like a crazy person!)

Stevie has been a baseball fan ever since we spent time [watching the Yankees] in New Hampshire with McDaddy’s sister and her family back in 2009.  They eat, live and breathe New York Yankees and after watching several games with his Uncle Mike, Stevie is a huge fan, too.

Sports Illustrated Kids recently released a new book geared toward young baseball fans. Pro Files: Baseball: Intel on Today’s Biggest Stars and Tips on How to Play Like Them includes information on fifteen of the best players in Major League Baseball, with stats through the 2011 season. Filled with beautiful color photography, statistical facts, trivia, tips, and lots of personal information about each player (LA Angels 1st baseman Albert Pujols’ favorite cartoon character is Batman, Texas Rangers Left fielder Josh Hamilton wears a size 19! shoe, Seattle Mariners Right fielder Ichiro Suzuki’s favorite video game is Super Mario Brothers, and Seattle Mariners Pitcher Felix Hernandez’s favorite food is beans and spaghetti), this book is sure to appeal to baseball fans of all ages.

Pro Files: Baseball offers statistics and bios of the best players in Major League Baseball, along with in-depth analysis from stars and coaches. The 96-page hardcover book, with 100 action-packed colorful photos, profiles 15 of the big leagues’ hottest players and features signature content that includes: great writing, amazing statistics, and dynamic photography. Pro Files: Baseball also delves deeper, providing insider secrets on how to hit, pitch and field just like the stars in the book. Experts break down skills and present drills so that young players can learn to play like the pros. In Pro Files: Baseball, fans will not only read all about Joe Mauer and his accomplishments, but they’ll also learn how to throw out a base runner like the Minnesota Twins star.

Stevie looks at the book frequently, no doubt because it is chock full of statistical information (he loves that kind of stuff) and he has enjoyed reading through the bios of some great players! My boy loves to read and he loves baseball. That makes this book a home run!

[In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided with a complimentary copy of Pro Files: Baseball to facilitate this review. As always, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.]

This post is linked to Works For Me Wednesday!

The Toydozer – Giveaway

We have approximately 4,728,193 Legos in this house. So when I received an e-mail about reviewing a fun toy called The Toydozer – an innovative product that allows parents and kids to spend less time cleaning and more time playing – I was all, where do I sign up?

From the Toydozer website:

Toy clean up time is often as tedious as it is time-consuming, but yet it remains a necessary evil of parenting. With the Toydozer, your days of crawling helplessly around on the floor picking up every last tiny toy piece are over. This innovative new product promises to make the clean up process fun and efficient for both parents and kids.

The Toydozer is simple and easy to use, and the results are dramatic. The “gatherer” is designed to work like the blade of a bulldozer and the “scoop” is modeled after a bulldozer scoop. Users hold on to the “gatherer” to collect small toys into the lightweight “scoop” and then dump the toys into their respective toy bins or containers. With just a few scoops of the Toydozer, clean up time is over in no time.

Stevie [and his Legos] had the chance to put the Toydozer to the test.

It honestly took me longer to get my fingers in place on my camera than it did for him to get this pile of Legos picked up. In fact, after three or four attempts to get some good pictures for this post, he asked, “Do you need me to do it slower?” My response was, “Yes, that will help a bunch!”

 And as an added bonus, he enjoyed using the Toydozer to get the job done.

The Toydozer retails for $18.99, ships free anywhere in the United States and Canada. The product is available exclusively on the toydozer.com website. It comes in three vibrant colors: blue, yellow and purple. Each Toydozer features orange Velcro tabs that attach the gatherer to the scoop when not in use for easy storage.

BUT WAIT:

The kind folks at the Toydozer have graciously offered to provide a Toydozer for giveaway. In addition, I’ll be giving away one Toydozer also. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what types of toys you’ll be picking up if you win the Toydozer.

THERE’S MORE!

In honor of mothers everywhere who are tired of picking up Legos, Polly Pockets, and blocks, the folks at Toydozer are offering a 20% discount to my readers. If you don’t win, simply enter the code BLOGGER20 at checkout to take advantage of this great savings.

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For Extra [Optional] Entries: You may receive an extra entry for any or all of the following; just make sure to leave a separate comment for each.

1. Follow Toydozer on Twitter or Facebook. Or both!

2. Follow From Inmates To Playdates on Facebook

In the interest of full disclosure: This post is part of a Toydozer blogger outreach campaign. Participating bloggers have been provided with a complimentary Toydozer to review and have been compensated for their time.

FINE PRINT: Winners must have a U.S. or Canadian mailing address. A winner will be chosen with the help of Random.Org on Monday, April 9th after noon. I will announce the winners on Facebook and I will also send a personal e-mail. If a reply is not received within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Phew. I think that’s it!

UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE WINNER:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

2

Timestamp: 2012-04-11 02:33:54 UTC

Congratulations to Angie, who commented on April 4, 2012 at 7:43 AM.

Dolphin Tale

I was recently contacted by Grace Hill Media about the release of Dolphin Tale on DVD. With an all-star cast (Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick, Jr, Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson) Dolphin Tale is a wonderful heartwarming family movie appropriate for folks of all ages.

Oh, and did I mention Harry Connick, Jr. stars in the movie?

Inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin, Winter (who stars as herself) struggles to survive after being caught in a crab trap that severely damages her tail. She is rescued and taken to the Clearwater Marine Hospital where Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick, Jr), his father (Kris Kristofferson) care for her. Without a tail, Winter’s prognosis is not good. The cast of characters (marine biologist, a prosthetics doctor, the Doctor’s daughter, Cozi and her new friend Sawyer) band together in hopes of saving her.

Connick, Jr’s daughter, Hazel (played by Cozi Zuehlsdorff) makes her movie debut in Dolphin Tale and I immediately liked her. She is chatty, independant, smart (did I mention chatty?) and also cute as a button. She becomes friends with a shy 11-year old boy named Sawyer Nelson (played by Nathan Gamble) who was abandoned by his father, and he begins skipping school to visit Winter. Eventually, Sawyer’s mother (Ashley Judd) joins in Sawyer’s plight and realizes the importance of his work with the Winter. The dolphin responds positively to Sawyer, and so the two become fast friends.

As a military wife, I appreciate the sub-plot: Just as Winter is being taught to swim with a prosthetic tail, Sawyer’s swimming-champ cousin (Kyle) turned Iraqi war vet must also learn to adjust to life after returning from Iraq with leg injuries. Winter, of course, is an inspiration to Kyle and it is refreshing to watch a movie with so many valuable lessons intertwined in its storyline.

Dolphin Tale is rated PG, runs almost two hours and can be purchased on DVD staring today.

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In the interest of full disclosure, and because I have no desire to go to jail, I was given a free copy of the Dolphin Tale DVD to facilitate this review. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Math Blaster [Giveaway]

When I received an e-mail recently asking if we’d (my boys and I) like to try out Math Blaster, I chuckled because if you’ve spent any amount of time around here, you know that math is not my strong suit. Thankfully, Stevie got a math gene from his daddy because he loves math and he doesn’t struggle when it comes time to regroup a subtraction problem.

Me, on the other hand?

Well, I still use my fingers to count if that tells you anything.

He was eager to get started on the game because he loves a good video game more than anything in this world. Math Blaster is great because it is a fun arcade-style video game that incorporates math into its space-themed site. Funny thing is, I’m not even sure my kids realized that math was the focus because they were busy exploring the space port and raising their pets. In a nut-shell, Math Blaster is a futuristic online adventure site that is filled with wacky aliens, gadgets, and lots of math.

The Math Blaster Site says:

Once your kids are logged in and on board the spaceship to Math Blaster, they are able to design their own Blaster Cadet, a personalized avatar that will run, jump and blast through the Math Blaster spaceship. Using the Molecular Modulator, kids have their choice of different hair styles, eyes, mouths, heights and even species for their Blaster Cadet! As your kids progress through the game and tackle the math training activities, they will earn merits and achievements. When they earn merits, your kids will climb the ranks in the Intergalactic Space Patrol (ISP), and their Blaster’s uniform will be upgraded for all of Math Blaster to see!

What I loved most about the arcade-style math site is that my six year old enjoyed it just as much as my eight year old did, and I think this is largely due to the fact that it had a nice variety of math subjects with different levels of difficulty. Both were able to quickly navigate the site and they both LOVED creating their own avatars to play with. The whole space theme added to the fun experience. When I asked my eight year old what his favorite part of the site was, he had trouble choosing just one. He mentioned the power up park, the training center and the larvae den. His “most favorite place” though was the  Monster Mutt Dome. His favorite game was B Force Blaster.

I love that this “video-game” is educational, and I enjoyed visiting the Math Blaster blog to learn more about the game and the site. Stevie enjoyed looking at the blog, too.

*Knowledge Adventure’s Math Blaster is proof that video games can be educational and fun! As a parent, I love that.

Knowledge Adventure is the creator of award-winning educational products like JumpStart and Math Blaster and is trusted by over 20 million parents. You can find our virtual worlds online at www.MathBlaster.com and www.JumpStart.com. In the Math Blaster galaxy, kids can explore a futuristic world, voyage to strange new planets and discover wacky alien races, all while practicing their math skills. At JumpStart.com, kids can explore magical worlds, discover and unlock games, videos, and storybooks that teach everything from math to reading.

That’s what I learned this week! If you’re linking up to What I Learned This Week, you can do that at the bottom of the post.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

The fine folks at Math Blaster have graciously offered to provide a free 3-month membership to Math Blaster online to one lucky FITP reader. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me the name and age of the child that would use the membership. I’ll pick a winner with the help of Random.Org on Sunday evening.

“Disclosure: I was provided with a membership good for Math Blaster and Knowledge Adventure at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.”

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EDITED TO INCLUDE WINNER:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

7

Timestamp: 2011-12-06 17:42:40 UTC

Congratuations to Paula who was commentor #7 – December 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm!

I’ll be in contact, Paula.

A Whole Lot Of Awesome [Music Giveaway]

A few weeks ago, I received a blog-pitch asking if I’d like to review three new Christmas CD’s from, get this… David Crowder, Matthew West, AND Toby Mac.

And I said something like, SIGN. ME. THE HECK. UP.

That is a whole lot of awesome right there.

When I ripped the package open, I was like a giddy school girl.

Now that iAddicted to Apple products, I rarely ever purchase a CD anymore, which is unfortunate because that also means I rarely ever see a CD cover or get to leaf through the little lyric/thank you booklet included in the record. (Am I the only one who reads those things?)

ANY. WAY. Back to the music. I love the way that each of these artists breathed new life into ages old Christmas carols.

Now, just for fun, which one do you think I fought with for seventeen minutes because that wrapper is a pain in my behind ripped open first? (What is up with that?)

If you guessed Toby Mac’s Christmas In Diverse City, you’d be right!

Y’all.

Toby does not disappoint. You’ll hear rap, disco, traditional, and straight-up funk, all wrapped up in one hip-hop package. The first half of the album features Toby Mac doing what he does. The second half features Diverse City’s band singing some seriously unconventional Christmas music. Still, I enjoyed it. My favorites on Toby’s record are Christmas This Year and O Come, All Ye Faithful.

Next, I busted out some Matthew West.

His first Christmas CD (The Heart Of Christmas) can be summed up with two words.

Awesome. Ness.

With a mixture of swing (Jingle Bells), emotional (One Last Christmas) and traditional, along with performances with Mandisa, Vince Gill, and Amy Grant, Matthew’s record offers something for everybody. The opening track, One Last Christmas, has inspired a made-for-television film premiering December 4th on GMC entitled The Heart Of Christmas. My personal favorites on Matthew’s record are O Come, All Ye Faithful and Jingle Bells.

I’m seeing a trend here with O Come, All Ye Faithful.

Lastly, I gave David Crowder’s record Oh For Joy a whirl.

In true Crowder band style, David Crowder’s Christmas record is everything you would expect an album of his to be. His unique voice, paired with his unique style makes classic Christmas carols seem not so classic. Crowder’s entire album is comprised of popular Christmas carols, though he spruces them up with acoustical and bluegrass (Angels We Have Heard Oh High) performances that include a banjo and a fiddle.

My favorite, Go, Tell It On The Mountain is a new-improved, souped-up version of the original and I really like it, which is weird because I’ve always thought the whole “Go Tell It On The Mountain” thing was a bit weird. Still, I appreciated that it made my least favorite chore of dusting a little less ridiculous because I was dancing around like a crazy person.

And speaking of housework, today, I should be hollering singing, “Go, Tell It On The Mountain” over the hills and eve-ry-wh-ere, Go tell it on the mountain, I have a big mountain of laundry over there. But you didn’t come here to read all about my laundry pile, right?

I didn’t think so.

Can you believe that Media Collective has graciously offered to give this same set to one lucky reader here at From Inmates To Playdates? To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what your favorite Christmas song is. I’ll be choosing a reader at random on Thursday morning using Random.Org, so get to it!

I don’t normally do this, but I love these records so much I want to spread the word… I’ll give extra entries for posting the giveaway link on Facebook or Twitter. Just be sure to come back here and leave another comment letting me know that you shared it!

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In the interest of full disclosure, and to keep the FTC off my back, be it ye known that I was sent two sets (one to facilitate this review and one to give away) of the above mentioned CDs. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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UPDATED TO ADD TWO WINNERS:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

4

Timestamp: 2011-12-06 17:34:38 UTC

Congratuations to Amy who was commentor #4  – November 28, 2011 at 1:54 am

AND, because I am nice and all that, I’m going to also give my set of CD’s to a lucky winner. Let’s try this again!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

29

Timestamp: 2011-12-06 17:37:53 UTC

Congratuations to Sara who commented on December 1, 2011 at 7:09 am!

I’ll be in contact with both winners!

 

Christmas Card Extravaganza

The Christmas card extravaganza is a big deal around here.

And I say extravaganza because that is exactly what it is.

I start early, usually sometime in November. I hand-sign approximately 200 cards with fine-tip Christmas Sharpie, and write a personalized message in each one. After that, I sit down to write one of those dreaded a Christmas letter with a twist of humor.

All of this, AFTER I get my people dressed in coordinating attire, threaten them with bodily harm if they don’t “give me your best smile and keep looking straight at the camera until we’re done” and hold my breath that my hair will cooperate through it all. Because the biggest wild-card of the day?

My hair. By a New York mile.

Don’t ask me why I used the whole New York mile thing, because as far as I know a New York mile is the same distance as any other mile. It just sounded fancier than a plain mile.

ANYWAY.

While we were at the beach this summer, I got my people dressed in matching attire and we headed to the beach for a few spur-of-the-moment-spontaneous beach pictures. I was thrilled when I looked back at the pictures to find out that my hair was as close to perfect as it would ever get. And I made the decision at that very minute to use that set of pictures for our annual Christmas picture instead of getting my people matched in matching Christmas attire and spending the better part of an hour hounding the children to SMILE in my brother-in-law’s photography studio.

In light of my almost perfect hair day, you can imagine how excited I was to receive an e-mail from Shutterfly giving me 25 free Christmas cards.

Once I got started, it took me approximately 93 hours because I am indecisive, but just have a look at this bad boy:

Y’all.

This card makes me smile.

It makes me smile because THE BEACH. WE’RE ON THE BEACH.

Shutterfly’s Christmas card selection is massive. The good news is you can narrow your search depending on the number of pictures, orientation of pictures, color of card, style of card, and on and on.

See?

Lots and lots of choices.

I actually designed another Christmas card because I am the kind of person who delights in designing cards that allow me to arrange pictures and change fonts. Yes, I said fonts. I liked this one too, but I couldn’t size the “foot picture” to fit the square and my OCD wouldn’t allow me to order that one.

They also have some really cute Christmas invitations if you’re in the market for those. It makes me want to have a Christmas party just so I can design some fancy invites.

I spent quite a bit of time looking at the photo gifts and then I got all stressed over which one to buy and which picture to use and then it was time to pick up the kids and I decided I’d have to come back another kind of day. You know, when I have another 214 hours to spare.

If you’re looking for a quality Christmas card with a fun design, you should pop over to Shutterfly and have a look.

After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year.

This post is linked to Works for me Wednesday.

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In the interest of full disclosure, I was given 25 Christmas cards in exchange for an honest review about Shutterfly’s 2011 holiday collection. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

The only thing bouncing off of this bar is the laundry

I recently commented to McDaddy that ‘the laundry’ is akin to having a job that you know you will never finish. Unless of course, my people are willing to go naked for a day.

I also commented on Facebook that I wish my money multiplied like my laundry does. At the very least, I could certainly buy my beloved Saturn Sky.

Even though we spend a LOT of time together, I think its fair to say that me and the laundry are not friends. My biggest problem with the laundry is, well, actually doing it.

Every week I tell myself that I will NOT wait until the laundry is piled up on top of the Longaberger laundry basket before I start on it. In other words, I have good intentions. For some stupid reason though, I can’t seem to keep up with the seemingly never-ending job.

It might help if I stayed home once in awhile, but we’re not here to talk about that.

Recently, I received a Bounce Dryer Bar in the mail. I decided to give it a try because I am all for anything that makes life in the laundry room easier.

I installed The Bounce Dryer Bar a few weeks ago and basically it allows me to eliminate the whole dryer sheet thing from the process. I “installed” the dryer bar in less than thirty seconds, and it is supposed to last for approximately two months. After several loads of laundry, I am impressed that the laundry has the “fresh” smell of fabric softener, and is static free. I love that it’s a “set it and forget it” product, and I no longer have to remember to throw a dryer sheet into the dryer. One less step in the laundry means one less step in the laundry.

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In the interest of full disclosure, I received a free Bounce Dryer Bar from Bounce and BlogHer to facilitate this review. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Little Angels [Giveaway] – Take 2

A few weeks back, I received a blog pitch asking if I’d like to review a new animated DVD series from Executive Producer Roma Downey (“Touched By An Angel”) titled LITTLE ANGELS. Created especially for preschool-aged children, the DVD series (available exclusively in the CBA Marketplace starting today!) teaches practical learning skills such as letters and numbers, while also introducing them to the moral, spiritual, and ethical principles of the Bible.

Pre-school twins, Alex and Zoe are blessed to have eight “little angels” living on the ceiling of their bedroom. By day, the “little angels” are merely paintings in a mural on the ceiling, but when Alex and Zoe need them most, the angels come to life and help to guide them through life lessons and challenges. At the end of each lesson, Roma Downey hosts an informative session (“Little life lessons with Roma”) describing to parents fun ways to encourage their children with learning opportunities, conversations and ways to engage their preschooler’s imagination.

My boys enjoyed “Little Angels” (even my eight year old) and of course, Alex’s favorite part is the fact that one of the main characters shares his name. I enjoyed the fact that I actually laughed out loud several times throughout the movie, (especially Eve’s introduction) and of course that this series is Biblical / faith based. As a Christian mother, I found this series to be a valuable teaching tool for pre-school (and older) children.

Another thing that I adored about the series is that the animated angels (some wearing tennis shoes and jeans) are relevant to today’s children. Dina, “the angel of learning” carries a little iPad. (How cute is that?) Another angel, Ham, is the “Sherlock Holmes” angel. Wearing a Holmes style hat and cape, he solves mysteries. Little Angels is a “fresh, faith-based educational series” and I would recommend it to anyone with small children.

But wait, there’s more! Grace Hill Media is providing four lucky readers with a two-set DVD package. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what you would carry if you were an angel.

Me?

My iPhone, of course.

The contest will remain open until Monday, November 11th at 10:00 PM EST.

  • The winner will be selected via Random. Org and will be notified by e-mail.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
  • Contest is open to US residents only.

In the interest of full disclosure and mostly because I am not interested in GOING TO JAIL, Grace Hill Media provided a complementary DVD to facilitate this review and they are also providing four lucky winners with a two-set DVD package. I did not receive any monetary compensation and as always, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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EDITED TO INCLUDE WINNERS:

Here are your random numbers:

4
6
1

Timestamp: 2011-11-16 05:32:37 UTC

  • Congrats to the following winners: (I’ll be contacting each of you by e-mail)
  • #4 – Sara Anders (who commented on: November 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm)
  • #6 – Jessica Stricklen (who commented on: November 11, 2011 at 9:54 am)
  • #1 – Jill (who commented on November 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm)