Music Review - Light for the Lost Boy (Andrew Peterson)

~ Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:51 AM ~

I would like to share my feedback and review on another awesome album by Andrew Peterson that I get to review. The album is called “Light for the Lost Boy” and was released on August 28th, 2012. Here goes my review...

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Light for the Lost Boy (Andrew Peterson)

One of the songs in the album which caught my attention is "Rest Easy". I've been playing this song over and over again and just find myself relaxing and feel peaceful. The lyrics are so meaningful and touched my heart.

To be honest, as a SAHM with 2 kids and pretty much occupied with caring the kids 24/7/365, not to mention unofficially teaching my 3 years old boy since few weeks back, my 1 year old getting more and more mobile and seeks my attention all the time and also trying to maintain my blogging passion, I was just listening to this song and soaking in the lyrics of the song and all of a sudden, it makes me feel like God is telling me these words from the song:

"You don't have to work so hard
You can rest easy
You don't have to prove yourself
You're already mine
You don't have to hide your heart
I already love you
I hold it in mine
So you can rest easy "

Some other noteworthy songs in this album are "Come Back Soon", "Day by Day" which has an upbeat tune to dance to, "Carry the Fire" and "Don't You Want to Thank Someone".

Andrew Peterson's songs are very very nice to listen to (not to mention his sultry sand papery voice which is dreamlike hahaha), wonderful lyrics which is definitely inspiring and uplifting! Go on, get a copy, no regrets to get this album!

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You can purchase it from The Rabbit Room store or the iTunes Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the 10-track album in MP3 format to assist my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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~ Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 7:56 AM ~

I was feeling a tad disappointed recently... no wait, a tad doesn't justify it...

I was feeling REALLY disappointed with someone over something.

I don't want to elaborate further other than I have been trying to share my experience and advice and just found out, oh well, maybe my sharing doesn't matter at all.

Hubby asked me why am I getting so worked up and why do I care so much when the person doesn't want to bother? It's their own choice and they will be responsible for their own choices. If what we did doesn't make any impact, then why bother anymore?

Disappointed... really... not just at the fact that I wasted my time trying to encourage and motivate and shared what I knew, but also at the fact that if only the person could just hang in there and trust and don't doubt at all...

Sigh... disappointment...

Which just makes me more wary to share my experience and knowledge... really...

I mean, why bother to help when your advice is not heeded?

Or maybe I should not expect anything so that I won't be disappointed?

Sigh... sorry for wasting your time to read this, just need to rant out a lil' bit...

Book Review & Giveaway - The Wonders of Mother's Milk

~ Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM ~

** Article first published as Book Review: The Wonders of Mother's Milk by Mishawn Purnell-O'Neal on Blogcritics.

I received an email pitch last month from the author of this book asking whether I am interested in reviewing her book which has recently been made available in digital formats (iBookstore and Kindle). I checked out her book in Amazon website for more info and decided I have to review it, simply because this book is about breastfeeding, the wonders of it!

In case you are new to my blog, I just want to let you know that I am very very passionate about anything related to breastfeeding. As a mother of 2 kids, I am still breastfeeding my 41 months old boy and 11 months old girl. So, yes, anything related to breastfeeding, I am in! So here goes my review for the "The Wonders of Mother's Milk" e-book:

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Title: The Wonders of Mother's Milk
Author: Mishawn Purnell-O'Neal

Publisher: Mishawn Purnell-O'Neal (October 3, 2005)
ISBN-13/-10:  978-0971219922 / 0971219923
Paperback:  16 pages
Dimension: 9.6 x 9.6 x 0.4 inches

Description from the product page:
"The Wonders of Mother's Milk is a multicultural children's book that will engage, educate and entertain its readers. With its rhythmic poetic text and colorfully diverse illustrations, early readers will be given the keys to unlock the doors of discovery into the many wonders of mother's milk."

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I love this book! The illustrations are easy to the eye, this book is not too long winded nor too short to make a statement!

I love that the paragraphs rhymes and is easy to read while still being able to deliver the points in breastfeeding, how it benefits our little ones, how different mothers breastfeed and nourish their child and how children from different ages can still enjoys the benefits of breastfeeding.

I just love the last page on this book where it says

"So when you see a mother giving her baby her milk,
don’t stare, instead give her a smile. And know that
she’s is giving the best gift that she can give to her
growing child."

This book deserves more publicity and need to be made aware of its existence! As a person who is passionate about breastfeeding matters, I hope that one day, breastfeeding will be seen as a normal thing and I hope this book will be able to impact and affect the lives of whomever lucky enough to read it! Simply love love love this book!

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You can get this book from Amazon, iBookstore, Amazon Kindle and many more.

I am so excited to be able to hold this giveaway for my lucky blog followers and readers! ONE of you lucky people are going to win a copy of this awesome book! Now, let's read below for the giveaway terms and conditions OK?

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a PDF copy of the book by the author in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

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