Aug 31, 2014

Diary of a Real Payne "Oh Baby" book tour and #Giveaway

Diary of a Real Payne Oh Baby by Annie Tipton  

Title: Oh Baby! (Diary of a Real Payne, Book 3) | Author: Annie Tipton | Publication Date: September 1, 2014 | Publisher: Barbour Books | Pages: 195 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12 

Summary:   In this final fabulous release in the Diary of a Real Payne series you’ll find yourself ROTFL with EJ’s hilarious adventures with a new little Payne. The Payne family has just adopted a roly-poly package of pudge with bright eyes and a

Aug 30, 2014

Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin #review

Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it. At first, it’s just a way to fill the lonely nights while her husband, staff sergeant Holden Kanzinzki, is away fighting in World War II.

Yet when Maybelle discovers that the quilt is made from scraps of material that can be traced back through

Aug 29, 2014

{FLASH GIVEAWAY} The Orkin Scientific Back-to-School PRIZE PACK #giveaway ends 9/2

“Daddy longlegs are poisonous.”
“Mosquitoes prefer adults over children.”
“Ants can survive underwater.”

You’ve heard the myths about bugs before. 
Do you know what’s fact and what’s fake?

Aug 25, 2014

American Heart Association Go Fresh: A Heart-Healthy Cookbook #review

The more you cook at home, with a focus on fresh ingredients, the easier it is to achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Making meals with fresh ingredients is not only healthy and flavorful but also fast and easy with Go Fresh . The American Heart Association offers more than 250

Aug 24, 2014

Lifebank USA ~ Saving more cells. Storing more hope. $500 Contest and information #sp

There’s only one opportunity to save your baby’s stem cells for the future...
As an expectant parent, your baby’s health means everything. Right now, he or she is protected in the womb and will soon enter the world. There is a lot to think about and prepare for, but an invaluable step you can take when your child is born is to preserve his/her stem-cell rich cord and placenta blood The ability of stem

Aug 23, 2014

Mighty Fit Campaign to help Elijah battle childhood cancer ~ how can we help??

I recently found out about a wonderful venture that a young person started to help raise money for childhood cancer.  It is called Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  It is a small childhood cancer fundraising campaign started by Alex Scott at barely 4 years of age. Alex was

Book review: Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls--One Flying Disc at a Time

Book review:

Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls--One Flying Disc at a Time

Today, Wallace is a champion. But in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull–breeding operation. Andrew “Roo” Yori, a scientist and shelter volunteer, could tell

$25 iTunes Gift Card Giveaway ~ 8/23 - 9/6

Come take a chance on winning an iTunes Gift Card - another amazing giveaway that Susan from Mom Loves 2 Read has found just for YOU!

Wonder Forge $25 iTunes Gift Card Giveaway 

Beatrix Girls Birthday Party Prize Pack ~ Come enter to win - 8/23 through 9/6

They’re musicians, they’re dolls, they’re role models for a new generation of empowered young girls. Sure, they’re adorable with great clothes and fabulous hair, but there’s so much more to them than that! The

Aug 22, 2014

Find great teaching aids from UI School Supply like the game Qwirkle! #review #sp

With school now in session, it is that time of year again to think about how we as parents, grandparents and teachers can aid our young students in learning at home as well as at school.  One of my favorite ways to have my children continue "learning" on weekends and school breaks is to play interactive games.  I love to

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Roly-Poly Monster visits the Zoo ~ adorable children's book #review

Come and join Roly-Poly Monster in a brand new adventure as he goes to visit the Monster Town Zoo! 

Follow along as he discovers new and amazing animals, rides a colorful train and of course, does his favorite activity – rolling! 

This colorful, rhyming picture book is the second book featuring Roly-Poly Monster and is recommended for ages 2-6 years old.

My Review :
Author Charity Tober and her Illustrator Husband, Andrew Tober have created the second book for young children called

Aug 20, 2014

Bloglovin Hop #84 ~ Come boost your social media with Happy Kids, Inc & Mom Loves 2 Read!


Check out the new way to zoom ~ Zike WingFlyer Z100 #review

WingFlyer Z100 combines fun with fitness in a high quality product that will last for years. Our patented drive system and unique air tires make the WingFlyer both smooth and easy to ride. With a handlebar stem that lifts right out of the base, the WingFlyer Z100 is easy to transport for hours of fun on the fly! Recommended

The Boxcar Children is now an animated film for children of all ages to enjoy on DVD ~ #review #giveaway #TheBoxCarChildren

About the movie:
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home.

Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal

BTS Transportation Sweepstakes ~ Enter to #Win a $500 travel Gift Card ~ #giveaway ends 9/19

Welcome to the MPM BTS Transportation Sweepstakes 

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8 - Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: A Medic's World,

Aug 18, 2014

Back To School Palooza Giveaway ~ Over $430 in Prizes including Giftcards and Kindle Fire HD #giveaway

Welcome to the Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza
Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect

 I can't believe it's that time of year again! My kids are back in school!  And this year is different for me . . . my oldest started Jr High!  And my youngest is in ALL day school for the first time - With all three kids gone

Aug 17, 2014

Come Enter the CVS MOM's Morning Essentials #GIVEAWAY ~ hurry ends 9/14

Another fun giveaway event on Mom Loves 2 Read!

CVS Mom's Morning Essentails Giveaway 8/17-9/14

CVS Mom's Morning Essentials Giveaway 8/17-9/14

Thank you for joining us in this event sponsored by our friends at CVS. This giveaway is hosted by: MyPoshMedia | PoshonaBudget | PlusSizePosh | Freebies Codes Coupons and Deals From getting the kids

Aug 16, 2014

What are you waiting for? Come Join US for this week's Blog Hop!

Our weekly hop is for those who have a blog and want to get to know other bloggers - hop around and leave a friendly comment letting them know you are stopping by from this week's hop!

Welcome To Book Review Diva's Blog Hop! :)
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Aug 15, 2014

Appalachian Serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas ~ #review

Delilah Morrissey has always wanted to be a mother, but when she becomes a young widow, that dream now seems farther away than ever. Unable to continue to live alone in Chicago, her only option is to accept her sister's offer to move in with her family back in West Virginia. Will Delilah have the faith to pursue a new dream--even if it means giving up the old?

In this charming novella, debut novelist Sarah Loudin Thomas

FREE FUN Night at Inspired Arts Academy & Fall Class Sign UPs are OPEN! #local


T hose local to the Peoria, IL  and Morton, IL area should check this out!   

FREE for the whole family!
Giveaways, Food, FUN, Art, Bounce house, and so much more - check out all the new Class Options for this FALL! 

Come join us tonight from 5 to 7pm

Aug 14, 2014

Rise and Shine ~ A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Sandra D Bricker #review

Shannon Malone thought she'd found her happy ending when she married Edmund Ridgeway, but a diving accident on their honeymoon left her in a coma. Waking up to the news that she's thirty years old would have been daunting enough . . . but she also learns that Edmund has lost his interim battle with cancer and the world has marched on without her. Her gorgeous doctor, Daniel Petros, seems to know everything about her and becomes Shannon's tour guide into a whole new world of madness where reality television has taken over the

Aug 13, 2014

Come Link UP on Bloglovin' Hop #83 hosted by Happy Kids, Inc & Mom Loves 2 Read ~ #hop

Bloglovin' Blog Hop #83 is LIVE - Come Link up your Bloglovin' find new friends to follow and gain more followers for yourself!  It is a fun repeat event and one I personally enjoy!  So much that I'm Co-Hosting this month!  Check it out . . .


The Healing Quilt by Lauranie Snelling ~ #review

After her Aunt Teza’s test results turn out to be inconclusive, Dot Cooper resolves to raise money for a new mammogram machine, through the creation and auction of a magnificent, king-sized quilt to be sewn by the women of Jefferson City.

Dot’s efforts quickly draw the support of disparate members of the community, including newcomer Beth Donnelly, married to a local pastor; Elaine Giovanni, the stylish wife of a local surgeon; and an

Back To School never looked better - $150 TARGET Gift Card #Giveaway ~ ends 8/24

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Target has great stuff for Back to School and Personal Shopping.  I really love to check out their home

ROLLORS Outdoor Game #Giveaway ~ ends 8/24

This looks like a fun game that my kids and family would enjoy - I'll have to personally check it out and see if I too can get one for review and giveaway here on Mom Loves 2 Read!  In the meantime,  here is the giveaway from my friend over at The Stuff of Success for you to enter!

Rollors Giveaway Button   

Rollors ® is a fun outdoor yard game that's entertaining for the entire family. Players "roll" disks at the

Aug 12, 2014

Getting Into TROUBLE Board Games Giveaway ~ Come enter to WIN a set of classic Family Games! #giveaway ends 8/27

Come Check Out the latest Giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read . . .

Getting into Trouble Board Game Giveaway!

Winning Moves Getting in Trouble Giveaway August 13 - 27

Sponsored by: Winning Moves USA

Hosted by:  Savory Savings 

Co-hosted by: Joy Makin' MamasSwankly POVVougish Mommy, & Nurse Mommy Superwoman

Playing board games as a family is a great way to bond and spend quality time together!  Krista over at Savory Savings has weekly family board game nights with her family and friends and loves the games from

"LOTS and LOTS of FIRE TRUCKS and FIREFIGHTERS Book DVDs & CD Set #review & #giveaway


If you love fire trucks, get ready for the most exciting collection of non-stop fire truck and firefighting action you'll ever see! From giant hook n' ladders to spectacular super soakers, you'll see the biggest collection of firefighting and rescue equipment ever recorded on one DVD!
With lights flashing and sirens wailing you'll race along on real life fire calls with real firefighting heroes and see what it's like to feel the heat,

Aug 11, 2014

The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus ~ #review


Is there credible evidence that
Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?

Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates who are specialists in the areas of old

Envyderm Lip Plumping and Conditioning Gloss ~ #review & #giveaway

A  volumizing and shimmery gloss used to enhance the look and plumpness of your lips by up to 37%.
EnvyDerm Lip  Plumping gloss is a Vegan friendly, Gluten free, Dermatologist Safety Tested long wear gloss that delivers brilliant color and a cool, tingling sensation to plump your lips for  up to 37% fuller-looking pout. Formulated with Organic botanicals such as Gogi and Acai Berries, Avocado, Argan, pomegranate and

Clean ATTITUDE Discount Program for Eco Friendly Safer Products for the Family ~ #review

Part of the ATTITUDE Discount Program

We have come up with a great discount package that will allow you to save 40% OFF all on-line purchases, on all ATTITUDE products, all year long. You read right! 40% off all products for an

Aug 10, 2014

$100 Novica Giveaway Event ~ Come Enter to #Win ~ ends 9/7

Welcome to Mom Loves 2 Read!  Come Check out the newest Giveaway Susan has found to share with you today!  A great giveaway for a $100 shopping spree at NOVICA!  Artisan crafted jewelry, clothing and more. Thank you for joining us in the special event sponsored by our friends at NOVICA. 

About Novica:

Aug 9, 2014

Weekly HOP ~ Come Join with Book Review Diva and Mom Loves 2 Read for Hop #44

It's that time again - the Weekly Hop!  Have a blog?  Come link up and join the HOP!

Welcome To Book Review Diva's Blog Hop! :)
Blog Hop Rules
1) I would love it you could grab my blog hop button And display it on your sidebar or links page.

Aug 8, 2014

Don't Buy It, Rent It Sweepstakes ~ Come enter to Win $500 Amazon GC - ends 9/7

Welcome to the Don't Buy It, Rent It Sweepstakes

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

MPM is excited to share a way to help you save money on those high priced college textbooks. Rent your textbooks this year and save up to 80%.  Mom Loves 2 Read is also excited to share ways for our readers to make the "back to school" adventure more affordable.  Susan rented textbooks in college rather than

Holiday Gift Guide Kick Off Giveaway ~ {Sign Ups Open for Businesses, Authors, Bloggers}

Holiday Gift Guide Kick Off Giveaway
Sign Ups Now Open!

The "Holiday Gift Guide Kick Off" event is a fee based event. Cost is $10 for the first link. 
There are also additional link and sponsor options available below.

Businesses, Authors and bloggers are welcome to participate and are not Required to post and/or

$350 Amazon GC Boost Your Biz Event ~ Blogger and Business Sign ups OPEN! Hurry spots fill fast!

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$350 Amazon GC Boost Your Biz Event

The boost your biz event is a fee based event. Cost is $10 for the first link. 
There are also additional link and sponsor options available.

Prize: $350 Amazon Gift Card
Dates: September 1st - 30th
Open to: US and Canadian residents
Organizer: Mom Powered Media

Aug 7, 2014

Coming Soon from FELD Entertainment ~ Circus, Disney JR Live, Monster Jam and so Much Family Fun! #local

I know Fall is a little way off and many are not yet planning for Fall events, but just for those who do - Mom Loves 2 Read has some special events coming up that we want to share with you!  So keep these great events in mind for some Family Fun from Feld Entertainment.

Make sure to grab your tickets early to get Great Seats!

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Aug 6, 2014

Link UP and Join the Bloglovin' Blog Hop ~ Meet new blogger friends and boost your Bloglovin!

Mom Loves 2 Read has joined Happy Kids, INC to share this month's Bloglovin' Hops.  A wonderful way for us to help each other boost our Bloglovin' and find new blogs to follow!



Aug 5, 2014

Finding the right printer can be a hassel ~ here are some tips for choosing the best one for your needs ~ #spon

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Finding the right printer for your family office
Is there any more high maintenance household appliance than the printer? It seems every time you need to print a single sheet, you must fetch ink, shuffle the paper into the feed in just the right way and cross your fingers that it’s not in a bad mood. ‘Surely’, you cry out in horror, ‘surely printing can’t be like this for everyone?’ If this sounds a bit like you, you may have a last-gen printer. Things have significantly improved

Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet ~ #review & Book Tour

Post removed by author's request due to not liking my honest review
please see my review here

Cooking Like the Contestants on Chopped is easier than ever with the Chopped Cookbook ~ #Review

Never again let the question, “What's for dinner?” stump you. The Chopped Cookbook features secrets for combining pantry staples to make exciting meals.
If you’ve ever looked into your fridge, hoping for inspiration to strike, let The Chopped Cookbook help you shake up

Aug 4, 2014

Come WIN fun accessories from Inevitable Wallets on Mom Loves 2 read #giveaway ends 8/17

Do you like purses and wallets with style? I know I do so here is a great giveaway that a blogger friend has shared with Mom Loves 2 Read followers - Enter below to win some fun and fantastic wallets!

light wallet giveaway 

 Inevitable Wallets is the premier designer of ultra thin, ultra tough, recyclable wallets for men and women featuring organized inside pocket designs. We are the future of wallets! Our wallets are as thin as paper, strong

Aug 3, 2014

BRD's Weekly Blog Hop #43 ~ Come join us in linking up your blog and making new blogger friends!

Welcome To Book Review Diva's Blog Hop! :)
Blog Hop Rules
1) I would love it you could grab my blog hop button And display it on your sidebar or links page.
Book Review Diva  
2) Link up your MAIN PAGE only please, and