A Sense of The Resurrection!

For those of you who have used Truth in the Tinsel the same author created, A a Sense of the Resurrection for Easter. It contains 12 fun, hands-on, easy, meaningful activities to help your kids come face to face with the Easter story.,  Click here to view more details

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Truth in The Tinsel: Review and coupon code 2016

The day after Christmas 5 years ago I bought this awesome advent calendar. I figured at some point I’d figure out what to put in it. Last year I searched, and searched for ideas and came across the e-book Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda White. I figured that in order to get something I wanted that was age-appropriate and not “weird” I’d have to make it myself. Welp! Amanda had the same problem and to the initiative to write her own. I am SO thankful! December has the opportunity to influence tender little hearts away from The Gospel, so spend December impressing God’s Word on your kids’ heart! With this e-book you’ll get 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points and extension activities. It is fantastic and I can't wait to do it again this year. Also, this year she made a new e-book with printable ornaments for every day. Just in case your next few months are super hectic and you'd rather just have the kids do a simple craft:-)  she also has a printable ornament book.



You don’t have to have an advent calendar to use this book and you can spend as much or as little time (starting at about 20min/day) as you want on it every day.



Each day consists of:



1. The Clue



2. The Scripture



3. The Ornament (most of the stuff required to make these I already have in my craft supply box)



4. The Talk



5. MORE (extra stuff in case you want to spend more time)

The e-book is SUPER organized. It has a master list of every supply needed to complete the ornaments for the month, a daily supply list of each supply needed, easy and clear directions for every day, templates for the ornaments, alternate schedules (in case you miss a day;-), and lots of ideas.

I will be doing it again with all three of our kids (8, 5, and 2) and I think it is appropriate from preschool-middle elementary.

Use coupon code:   KIKI20 for 20% off the ebook

  
Go here to purchase Truth in the tinsel

Please feel free to send this out to your mom groups.

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Truth in the Tinsel. Short Review



The day after Christmas last year I bought this awesome advent calendar. I figured at some point I’d figure out what to put in it. This month I started searching for ideas and came across the e-book Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda White. I figured that in order to get something I wanted that was age-appropriate and not “weird” I’d have to make it myself. Welp! Amanda had the same problem and to the initiative to write her own. I am SO thankful! December has the opportunity to influence tender little hearts away from The Gospel, so spend December impressing God’s Word on your kids’ heart! With this e-book you’ll get 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points and extension activities. Plus fun printables and templates!



You don’t have to have an advent calendar to use this book and you can spend as much or as little time (starting at about 30min/day) as you want on it every day.



Each day consists of:



1. The Clue



2. The Scripture



3. The Ornament (most of the stuff required to make these I already have in my craft supply box)



4. The Talk



5. MORE (extra stuff in case you want to spend more time)

The e-book is SUPER organized. It has a master list of every supply needed to complete the ornaments for the month, a daily supply list of each supply needed, easy and clear directions for every day, templates for the ornaments, alternate schedules (in case you miss a day;-), and lots of ideas.

I am doing this with our daughter, Elianna and she is 3. I think this would be appropriate from preschool-middle elementary.

 
Go here to purchase Truth in the Tinselit is only $4.99

Please feel free to send this out to your mom groups.

Also, as a reminder I don't post everything (maybe only 10%) I find on my blog. I mostly use facebook. So, if you don't already follow me on facebook you can "like" kiki's korner here

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Review of Omron BP785 10 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

 

My husband and I are both critical care cardiac nurses and understand first hand the importance of keeping blood pressure under control. One of the first steps to controlling blood pressure is knowing what your blood pressure is. Spot checking blood pressure at a doctor's office is a very poor indicator of what your blood pressure trends actually are. Daily monitoring at points throughout the day (for example, at wakeup and bedtime) is a much better indicator for you and your healthcare provider to make informed decisions regarding blood pressure management. 

We received the Omron BP785 blood pressure monitor for free to review. It is first off very easy to use. It fits both my wife and my arms well, even though they are quite a bit different in size. The cuff with the base station are a bit more bulky than some other all-in-one systems I have seen, but in my opinion this is worthwhile for the benefits of the Omron BP785. You will probably want to keep you monitor plugged in with the included AC adapter in one place because of the size. Nevertheless, it is small enough that you shouldn't have a problem taking it with you if you are planning and extended trip. 

1. It is accurate and consistent: When compared to checking my blood pressure on thousand dollar plus systems at the hospital where I work, the Omron BP785 gave numbers in the exact same range. It is consistent. When taking my blood pressure multiple times a few minutes apart, the numbers were consistent. When I tested my grandparents inexpensive all-in-one blood pressure monitor, I found that the results would often vary by more than 20 points over different readings at the same time. It is for this reason primarily that I recommend the Omron BP785

2. It remembers readings. The Omron BP785 will store up to 100 results. That's three months of results if you take you blood pressure once daily and a month and a half if you do it twice a day. That is an incredibly powerful data set to help you and your healthcare provider make informed decisions regarding your blood pressure management and medication dosing. There is even an average function to provide a single number average of all blood pressure readings. 
Each user has 100 results of storage, for a total of 200 if there are two users. 
I recommend recording your daily blood pressure measurements in a journal along with your monthly averages to share with your physician or healthcare provider. The Omron BP785 makes this easy. 

3. Two users: Two users can use the Omron BP785 and each user's results are stored separately and averaged separately. This is a key feature for a household where two people (i.e. husband and wife) would like to use the monitor and still take advantage of its result storage and averaging features.

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Free Immmunizations!

Clinics are being provided by Chandler Regional Medical Center in cooperation with Kyrene School District. Parents must accompany children to the clinic and provide previous immunization history. Children six weeks to 18 years of age are eligible to attend one of the following dates below: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 3 to 5 p.m.   Kyrene Family Resource Center, 1330 E. Dava Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283 Tuesday, Dec. 7, 3 to 5 p.m.  Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School, 11820 S. Warner-Elliott Loop, Phoenix, AZ 85044

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