Aug 31, 2013

Favorite Posts Show Off Weekend Blog Party ~ Come Party with your fellow bloggers!

Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of the SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party! It's a new month and we have some new stuff happening with our awesome blog party.  First off, I have 2 new hosts who will be helping me kick off the party every weekend. Give it up for:

Aug 30, 2013

WOW blog tour, GIVEAWAY & Guest Post by Cami Ostman

I thought this would be something interesting to share with my readers - Feel free to leave me a comment below telling me what you think about each of these books!

WOW! Blog Tour - Guest Post by Cami Ostman "Remaking Yourself After Divorce"

Thank you WOW! Women on Writing for introducing me to the amazingly talented Cami Ostman who recently published a very interested anthology. But let's not get ahead of ourselves...First, let's read Cami's guest post:

Remaking Yourself After Divorce
Nothing can knock you off your foundation like a divorce. When people stand in front of their beloved on their wedding day and promise to love and honor forever, they don't have impending plans to separate down the road—but they know that divorce is a possibility.

For me, when I got married at twenty-three (a virgin who had saved herself for God's right man), I not only committed to doing the best I could by my marriage, but I also believed that to leave it would be a sin, an affront against the Almighty One who was in charge of my eternal soul and who had ordained marriage so that each man could have a helpmate. Coming to a decision to leave my marriage meant changing my understanding of God first. Thus, when I divorced my first husband, I had to divorce God in a sense, too.

Aug 28, 2013

Little Passports: A Global Adventure ~ The Fun, Unique and Exciting way to get kids to learn Geography

Little Passports is your child’s ticket to an exciting global adventure. Inspire a love and understanding of the world as your child learns about a country’s geography, history and culture in a fun and memorable way.
You child or children will follow Sam and Sofia on their exciting adventures around the USA and the world.  You can choose from the USA edition or the World Edition.

In USA Edition - Sam and Sofia will travel around to new states every month. 
In the World Edition, Sam and Sofia travel to a new country every month.

Aug 27, 2013

Enter Today ~ #The Ultimate Life Blog App, GIVEAWAY & fun on Mom Loves 2 Read

Welcome to Mom Loves 2 Read
Today I have a special post about the new movie coming out: The Ultimate Life
Read through, have fun with the Blog App
then enter the Giveaway for The Ultimate Life Prize Pack

Are you living THE ULTIMATE LIFE?  
How can you know if you are?
Between the pressure of running a foundation started by his late grandfather, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens' world is unraveling. But when Jason discovers a journal that his grandfather began as a Depression-era lad, his writings transport Jason on an incredible rags-to-riches ride. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he can discover THE ULTIMATE LIFE. 

Alone Yet Not Alone ~ Book Review, Movie Promotion, and GIVEAWAY

Alone Yet Not Alone (the book)
Written by: Tracy Leininger Craven
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Paperback: 148 pages

About Alone Yet Not Alone (novelization):

Settled in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, deep within America's new frontier, the Leininger family celebrates the blessings of a beautiful homestead and bountiful harvest. That is, until tragedy strikes with the beginning of the French and Indian War and the devastating raid known as the Penn's Creek Massacre.

The lives of this simple, God-fearing family are forever altered when Barbara and Regina, two young sisters, are carried away by
the Delaware tribe. Driven by their faith in God and the powerful bonds of family, Barbara and Regina hold firmly to the belief that they are never alone, even in their darkest hour, and that they will be reunited again.

Rich in historical details, Alone Yet Not Alone is an inspirational, true story of a family caught in the cross fire of the French and Indian War.

Aug 26, 2013

Standing Up! Autographed DVD GIVEAWAY ~ A heartwarming story of courage and anti-bullying


Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time and directed by the acclaimed D.J. Caruso, Standing Up follows two kids who get bullied by a vicious summer camp prank. Left together on an island, their adventure begins once they decide not to be victims and instead they Stand Up! 

Standing Up is an adorable and heart-warming gem of a movie with an important anti-bullying message that’s suitable for the whole family! Get the DVD August 20!

What can be done to help the bullied “stand up” for themselves?

One of the best things we can do to understand the problem and discuss solutions is to be inspired. The movie “Standing Up” is THAT inspiration.

Aug 25, 2013

Mommy Moments Mondays Link Up - come join the parenting fun by sharing your blog posts each week.

In order to find a way to make sure I am posting my Mommy Moments each week and not letting the opportunities pass me by, I decide to start a weekly hop that will showcase each Mommy or Mom Blogger's personal experiences.  I'm  hoping that you will all join me in checking out other Mom's parenting moments with their kiddos, while sharing our own each week.

Aug 24, 2013

FREE link blogger event - ipad mini giveaway - sign up today!

Welcome to the Trending Authors of Summer iPad Mini Event sign-ups sponsored by Reader Spoils. This is the last of our three iPad Mini giveaway events this summer and we'd love for you to sign up and join the fun. The past two events gained over 100,000 combined entries, so you will definitely receive many new followers for your social media.

This giveaway will begin on Thursday, August 29th at 12:01am and ends on Thursday, September 12th at 11:59pm. One winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries to receive a 16GB white iPad Mini valued at $329.99!

There is a referral prize for bloggers
please mention that Mom Loves 2 Read referred you!

Aug 23, 2013

Helda out of the Hedgelands Book Tour & $25 Giveaway

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Helga: Out of the Hedgelands

Twelve-year-old Helga has more danger in her life than most beasts her age—Wrackshee slavers after her, a vicious attack by bandits that nearly kills her, a race against dragons pursuing her, and leading a daring rebellion to save her life and rescue friends and family from the insidious WooZan. And that is just the beginning. But what do you expect when you are a young beast who just can’t see the stupid rules of the world making any sense? Helga can’t accept things as they are and ends up taking on not just one, but two all-powerful, supreme tyrants in two different realms. 

Helga never intended to lead a revolution. It just sort of happened because she wouldn’t go along with the “rules of normal” that keep tyrants in power and entire societies enslaved. Beginning on a dangerous quest to solve some mysteries in her own past, Helga leads her quirky comrades on a journey that will not only forever change them, but upset ancient civilizations. 

Aug 22, 2013

Save 40% on #Gymboree clothing Today ONLY - #lovez2read

Today and for one day only, Gymboree is offering an online only deal to help your readers load up for back to school. See sale details below...

Deal 1 : Today Only at - 40% Off School Styles For Boys!
Deal 2 : Today Only at - 40% Off New Regular Price Socks, Tights & Underwear! *

*when you buy 3 or more

Valid: 8/22 While Supplies Last, Online Only

Super News!  TODAY ONLY - Gymboree is having a special 40% off sale!  Check it out and get this great discount on quality clothes for Back To School!  And don't forget you can get FREE SHIPPING for any purchase over $75!

I am a Gymboree affiliate - all links in the post above will take you directly to Gymoree's website, there is no charge for clicking the links. For more info, see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Would you like to Earn FREE books the easy way? ~ check it out on Mom Loves 2 Read

I know many of  you have already heard of Tyndale House Publishers.  They are widely known for their Christian books and bibles.  I  have found a fun way to get FREE books or bibles!  Would you like to know as well?  It's a new program called Tyndale Rewards!

And you know what?  It is VERY easy to earn points for free books - You could earn a free book in as little as 5 minutes!  There are fun surveys you can do, books to review, 

If you sign up here using my referral link, you will get 25 points and you will gift me with 10!  Then, every friend you refer will get 25 points and you will get 10 (no it's not a pyramid so I won't get points for your friends)

How do I earn more points?  Simple:
Refer a friend 
Take a Bible Survey
ereader Surveys
Sign up for their newsletter or devotional emails
join a group
join the birthday club
write a review of a book or bible
share on facebook or twitter

 FREE books start as low as only 35 points!


Give it a try - who wouldn't love a FREE book or two, or three - lol!  I'm planning to get the Camo Bible (only 125 points) as a gift for one of my daughters - then get the Time Stumblers books for my two oldest kiddos to read (they are only 35 points each!)  Which book would you choose first? one for yourself? your kiddos? a gift for a friend?

I am a member of the Tyndale Rewards program.  The links included in this post will earn me points towards FREE books.  If you have any questions feel free to email Susan @ MomLoves2Read(at)itv-3(dot)com.

The Lost Medallion by Bill Muir and Alex Kendrick ~ Middle Grade Adventure ~ Book Tour

The Lost Medallion
B&H Kids; Mti edition (June 1, 2013)
by Bill Muir and Alex Kendrick

Archaeologist Dr. Michael Stone looked for the lost medallion his entire life, and now his son Billy has taken up the search. Amazingly, the medallion ends up in Billy's hands and a spontaneous wish in a precarious situation takes Billy and his best friend Allie, back 200 years to what they realize is a very different Aumakua Island. When Billy and his friends are not jumping off waterfalls, avoiding animal traps, crossing the ocean, sneaking through caves or escaping a prison they're facing their nemesis Cobra, who wants nothing more than for them all to disappear. With no other way to get home, and the well being of the entire island resting on his shoulders, Billy must discover the key to reclaiming the medallion and its tremendous power. One way or another, this adventure will change Billy, and life on the island, forever. Best-selling author and film director Alex Kendrick (The Love Dare, Courageous) and Youth for Christ veteran Bill Muir bring us this exciting novelization of The Lost Medallion movie.

Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden ~ Book Tour

Into the Whirlwind
Baker Publishing Group (August 15, 2013)
by Elizabeth Camden

After her father's death, Mollie Knox takes over his watchmaking company and uses her head for business to solidify the good name of the 57th Illinois Watch Company. Her future looks bright until the night her beloved city is destroyed in the legendary Great Chicago Fire. With her world crumbling around her, Molly must do whatever it takes to save her company in the aftermath of the devastating fire.
Zack Kazmarek is an influential attorney with powerful ties to the political, mercantile, and ethnic roots of Chicago. His only weakness is Mollie Knox, a woman who has always been just beyond his reach. However, all bets are off after the fire destroys Chicago, and Mollie is in desperate need of assistance. Just as Zack finally begins to pursue the woman he loves, competition arises in the form of a hero from her past who can provide the help she needs to rise from the ashes.
While Mollie struggles to rebuild, the two men battle for her heart. One has always loved her, but the other has the power to save her. In the race to rebuild the city, can she survive with her business and her heart intact? 

Aug 21, 2013

I, Walter by Mike Hartner ~ Book Tour on Mom Loves 2 Read

Publisher: Eternity 4 Popsicle Publishing
Pages: 224
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0973356154
ISBN-13: 978-0973356151
Purchase at AMAZON

About the Book :
This is the life story of Walter Crofter, an English commoner who ran from home at the age of 11. After two years living on the street, he ended up on a Merchant Mariners boat in the service of the Crown.
On his first voyage, he rescued a girl from pirates. A very important girl, who stole his heart before she was returned to her home.
This is the story of his life. What adventures he had at sea; what took him off the waters, and what happened to him as he lived his life and stayed true to his character.
Purchase your copy at AMAZON .

Win $2000 worth of Karina dresses in this fabulous giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read

How would you like to own your very own Karina dresses wardrobe?  I took a look at their selection and they do seem to a have a variety of colorful and stylish dresses that many women will enjoy!  Could you use new dresses for work? church? a night on the town with your galfriends?  How about an entire wardrobe full of new and exciting dresses to choose from?

This year, we're celebrating the YearOfYou™. What have you done to reward yourself lately? Mom Loves 2 Read has signed up to help share this great giveaway with my blogger friend over at Whirlwind of Surprises! Whirlwind of Surprises is celebrating by hosting a massive giveaway that includes $2000 worth of Karina Dresses of your choice.

Aug 20, 2013

The Dinner Creations Cookbook - Some Great Recipes from a Southern Cook & a Giveaway too!

Author Bio:

Diane Krause is a Southern girl who began cooking and baking at a very young age. She’s the former owner-operator of Dinner Creations, and still enjoys sharing Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken and King Ranch Chicken with those she loves. Diane currently works as a freelance writer and editor. She’s the author of a short inspirational book for writers, 25 Ways to Create Classic Characters Readers Will Love, and is currently at work on her second cookbook.

Author and book links:

Twitter: @DianeKrause2

Aug 18, 2013

Enter the Jewelry Candles Giveaway ~ 2 winners! A Hidden Jewel inside every Candle!

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Welcome to the Jewelry Candle Giveaway

Hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read!

*Sponsored by Jewelry Candles*

It’s time for another fun giveaway hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read!  
This time we are giving away a Jewelry Candle and a bag of Jewelry Tarts to 2 lucky winners!

One winner will receive 1 jewelry candle in his/her scent of choice - and the second winner will receive 1 bag of jewelry tarts in his/her scent of choice!

AND each candle/tarts includes an item of Jewelry hidden inside worth anywhere from $10 up to $7500!!!  Can you imagine the suprise on a loved ones' face if she pulls out a ring or necklace worth $1000 or more.

I personally love candles.  I have them in nearly every room of my house!
My children have also started asking to have candles in each of their rooms too.  I enjoy the flame, the scent (usually) and the feeling of home they represent to me.  Having a candle burning is calming, soothing, relaxing and enjoyable.  Now, throw in a bit of bling and the expectation of a fun surprise and you've doubled not only my personal enjoyment but the fun extends to my children as well!  

Here is your chance to try out a fun blingy candle too

A Hidden Jewel Inside Every Candle & Tart pkg!

Giveaway will start August 18 12: 0 0 am CST and ends September 10th 11:59pm CST.
Open to US only please -  must be 18 or older to win. 
Void where prohibited.

  Easy to enter - simply fill out any of the entries on the provided form - the more entries you complete the greater your chances of winning - winners are chosen at random from all validated entries - any invalid entries are removed prior to winner's random selection.  Winners will have only 48 hours to reply and claim prize, if no reply another will be selected.

Entry -Form

  Sponsor ~ is responsible for sending prizes, prizes often take up to 6 weeks from validation to receive.  Mom Loves 2 Read is not responsible for prizes!  Mom Loves 2 Read did receive compensation for this event.  Regardless this sponsor is personally promoted by choice.  A personal review of the product will be coming soon.

Aug 17, 2013

$100 Winners Choice GC Giveaway Event for Bloggers - Sign up today!

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 Join Mom Loves 2 Read for this exciting $100 Gift Card Giveaway
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Aug 16, 2013

Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering - book tour

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Rules of Murder
Bethany House Publishers (August 1, 2013)
Julianna Deering


JULIANNA DEERING has always been an avid reader and a lover of storytelling, whether on the page, the screen or the stage. This, along with her keen interest in history and her Christian faith, shows in her tales of love, forgiveness and triumph over adversity. A fifth-generation Texan, she makes her home north of Dallas with three spoiled cats and, when not writing, spends her free time quilting, cross stitching and watching NHL hockey. Her new series of Drew Farthering mysteries set in 1930s England debuts with Rules of Murder (Bethany House, 2013) and will be followed by Death by the Book (Bethany House, 2014).


Downton Abbey Meets Agatha Christie in This Sparkling Mystery

Drew Farthering loves a good mystery, although he generally expects to find it in the pages of a novel, not on the grounds of his country estate. When a weekend party at Farthering Place is ruined by murder and the police seem flummoxed, Drew decides to look into the crime himself. With the help of his best friend, Nick Dennison, an avid mystery reader, and Madeline Parker, a beautiful and whip-smart American debutante staying as a guest, the three try to solve the mystery as a lark, using the methods from their favorite novels.

Soon, financial irregularities at Drew's stepfather's company come to light and it's clear that all who remain at Farthering Place could be in danger. Trying hard to remain one step ahead of the killer--and trying harder to impress Madeline--Drew must decide how far to take this game.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Rules of Murder, go HERE.

I am a reviewer for Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.  All info in the post above was provided by the author through CFBA.  For more info, see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Aug 15, 2013

Send the kids to school in style with a Matilda Jane clothing Giveaway!

Do your kids need new clothing for school?  How about if you got some FREE?
Check out this fun giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read!

Go Back to School in Style with Matilda Jane !

Hosted by More Than Mommy

and co-hosted by

Mommy's Craft Obsession  and Simply Southern Couponers

Matilda Jane is a wonderful children's clothing boutique. They are the 'Unpredictable Clothing Company’! From the style, to the colors and craftsmanship, you won't find clothes like these anywhere else!
Matilda Jane reflects the uniqueness of each child who wears their clothes in a fun and fabulous way. You can check out a full review by Renae from More Than Mommy HERE .

With THREE kiddos in school this year, buying supplies and clothes, paying school fees, lunch fees and getting them all ready for the first day of school has been a very expensive endeavor.  I would love to win some free clothing from Matilda Jane to help get my kiddos ready for the school year in style!
One lucky winner is going to win 2 outfits from Matilda Jane! That is 4 pieces of clothing, which will make a great addition to your back-to-school wardrobe. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance.
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*I have not received compensation in return for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own, and yours may differ. More Than Mommy and Mom Loves 2 Read is not responsible for prize shipment. This promotion is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest in any way. The winner will be given 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Entries will be verified.

Aug 14, 2013

Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure Book Blast & $50 GC Giveaway @marciamcclure #BookBlast

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Stavos Voronin was not as blind-eyed as many nobles and royals. Evony’s physical gestures—even the simplest movement of her hands—revealed that she had not always been destitute. The same was true of the children—of their polished manners and the boy’s knowledge of horses and tendency to be bold and fearless of strangers. Ah yes, Stavos enjoyed a good mystery. After all, interest in the inexplicable circumstances surrounding the royals of Abawyth was the very thing that had lured him to the kingdom—the enigma of Abawyth’s twelve sleepy princesses. And yet now—now his mind was all the more intrigued. Not only was the obscurity of what had caused the profound and baffling torpidity of Abawyth’s princesses laid out before him, but also he found his curiosity intensely piqued over the riddle surrounding the very lovely Evony and her siblings. As Stavos strode through the village resting on the outskirts of Abawyth Castle, his mind reeled with possibilities. His musings were drawn back to why he had come to Abawyth at all—to solve the conundrum surrounding the twelve beautiful princesses of Abawyth kingdom—to solve the seemingly impenetrable crux and thereby win the hand of one of Abawyth’s princesses, as his father, King Letholdus of Ethiarien, had commanded.

Simply Snackin Review ~ Flavorful and healthy snacks for people on the go!

Simply Snackin® offers  High protein, low calorie  gourmet dried meat snacks that are great for peopl who are on-the-go and have active, healthy lifestyles.  They are healthier alternatives to other meat stick or jerky type snacks.  They look similar to jerky, but  Simply Snackin   products deliver an experience unlike any conventional jerky.  With bite after bite of moist, lean, savory chicken breast or beef sirloin that is paired with flavorful mangos, apples, blueberries and other artisan ingredients.

Simply put,  Simply Snackin is redefining how you snack .

Aug 13, 2013

Groove to the Rhythm and Dance along with the kiddos ~ Review of Rhythm Bears CD

Groove Kid Nation continues its award-winning music education series with a third release  Rhythm Bears . Producer Rodney Lee once again recruits top L.A. musicians and heads deep into the woods to create a soulful folk hoedown. 

As the title suggests,  Rhythm Bears  is all about drawing kids into the music with rhythmic call and response games that will have them clapping, stomping, playing percussion, and vocalizing to the beat. 

In addition, a band of groovy bears open childrens’ ears to a whole new set of musical instruments including harmonica, fiddle, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, clarinet, kalimba, ukulele, and even didgeridoo. Each song features a new instrument, and the enclosed 10-page booklet features colorful illustrations of each Rhythm Bear.

My Review :
Oh My!  All three of my kids had smiles on their faces when this CD began playing.  My oldest said the music was "kinda cool" for a little kid's CD.  My two girls loved it and immediately began dancing to the beat of the drums and tempo.  My youngest has been listening to it off and on for weeks in her room and often wants it brought into the living room so we can "all dance together" as it plays.

This is a fun and cute set of music for younger children that teaches rhythm, music, and fun through the use of different instruments and musical selections.  Not only do the children enjoy listening and dancing along, but parents will enjoy the music right along with their kiddos.  I found myself tapping toes, moving feet and dancing along with the kids when this CD was playing.  It is definitely worth checking out! 

You can find out more at

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Aug 12, 2013

Make A Plate Art Project - coming soon to Mom Loves 2 Read

I was just sent and email with some great news!  I've just been given the opportunity to review the Make A Plate Art Project and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you.  My kids will enjoy making their own personal plates and we will share our review with you after they arrive!

If you want to follow along, my readers can save 30% on their Prepaid Art Plate Kit (that’s a savings of over $5!) - USE PROMO CODE: USFAMILY at

Makit has been in business for over 40 years. Make A Plate kits allow children to let their creativity soar in crafting a lasting gift for Mom, Dad, Grandparent or teacher. All Make A Plates are nontoxic, BPA-Free, dishwasher safe and proudly made in the USA.

I am a US Family Guide member and will receive a free product for review in exchange for promoting through this post. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion and are not influenced nor reviewed by the sponsor prior to posting. For more info, see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Scar Serum Review ~ make the scars go away, or at least lessen their appearance!

About Scar Serum

Organic ingredients
No harmful chemicals or preservatives

The Dr. Max Powers Advanced Scar Therapy was created to promote cell renewal in existing scars while rebuilding collagen. The Scar Serum has also been proven to reduce hyper pigmentation.

The main ingredient of the Scar Serum is organic rosehip oil which has been proven to be effective in the regeneration of skin and provide results in the treatment of burns and scars. It contains rich antioxidants, fatty acids, and Vitamin E which can also help diminish the effects of aging.

Key Benefits

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