Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Chickdees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy Willow Trees, AndTwo and a Half Review and giveaway

Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half, by Jeffrey Politsky, is a children’s book of adventure. It is recommended for ages 4-9.

Kids who still have their parents read to them really like the book, as do kids who are independent readers,” says Dr. Politsky. “The reviews of parents and children who have read the book are very favorable: adults really like the message and the children just love the story. I hope many more children will get to read it.”


Children love to explore; it’s intuitive. And they tend to struggle when asked to confine their activities and behaviors to our adult-imposed rules and paths. Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half is a vibrantly and exceptionally well-illustrated adventure book meant to inspire children to follow their urges to explore and to appreciate diversity. The book starts off when “One day a little brown monkey with dazzling olive green eyes, a friendly smile, and a long curly tail asked his father if there was more to the life than just hanging around with other monkeys and eating bananas.” Before long he meets a lovely grey cat and a majestic blue pelican each on their own quests. Together, they explore a foreign island and when their journey takes them into a private swath of land, they befriend a local dog who takes them further than they ever imagined.

Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half emphasizes several significant values, which help us subsist and ultimately thrive: learning through independent exploration, the need for friendship, the importance of respect and tolerance for other cultures, languages, and lifestyle diversity, along with a healthy understanding of the powers of mother nature. 

About the Author:

Dr. Jeffrey Politsky grew up in Toronto, Canada. He obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Toronto and his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario before moving to Vancouver for his residency training in Neurology. He moved to Boston in the late 1990’s to complete his epilepsy fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and has lived in the United States ever since. Today, Dr. and Mrs. Politsky live in New Jersey with their two children and two giant schnauzers. While he has written numerous articles and chapters related to the neurologic sciences, Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half is Dr. Politsky’s first serious non-academic venture.

Dr. Politsky began writing Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half on Formantera, one of the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean Sea off of the east coast of Spain.

“As I began pondering what makes free-form travel so interesting, I decided to try and create a story that would be appealing to youngsters. All of my back-packing adventures, like so many other travelers, had common themes: selecting a location, landing in a foreign place and feeling very foreign, attempting to understand the culture and fit in, survival, discovery, problem solving, raw happiness. I incorporated several of my own experiences in the text,” says Dr. Politsky. “I decided to weave into the story the linguistic nuances that my grandfather used when he would joke with my brother and me when we were youngsters - in essence we would ask him a question and he would answer using neologisms and in a manner that made absolutely no sense at all and then start laughing in a jolly fashion, quite amused with himself. I cherish my memory of my grandfather. His good nature and terminology stuck, much of it is incorporated in the book. In fact, some of his favorite expressions make up the book’s title.”

Dr. Politsky’s grandfather died in 1989 of complications related to multi-infarct dementia.

Tony Santiago illustrated the book with Dr. Politsky’s children and grandfather individually represented in the characters.

In 2011, Dr. Politsky’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is fine now; but the process was quite an ordeal. Anyone who has been through this or a similar experience understands this. Dr. Politsky sees and treats patients every day with epilepsy and related neurologic & medical conditions - in many cases illnesses appear like an unexpected storm and can turn people's lives upside down and inside out like a tornado. By the end of 2012, Kim had been diagnosed, treated, and had achieved full physical recovery.

Fifty percent of the proceeds of the sale of each book will be donated equally to research programs dedicated to the study of dementia and memory dysfunction, and to the study of breast cancer.

To purchase a copy of the book, go to

My Thoughts: 

First let me say that I have a 7 and 11 year old, both girls.  My 7 year old is in the process of learning to read for herself and finds some of the words very challenging in the book, but enjoys reading it for herself and being read to her.  Hailey, my 11 year old, likes to play school and of course she is ALWAYS the school teacher, and she reads this book to Riley.  Because it is a Chapter book it is more than we can do it one night but we have been reading a chapter a day.  It gives the girls something to look forward to tomorrow night.

There are 14 chapter in the book, with titles such as:Monkey Business, Nature's Bounty:Jungle Snacks, The Final Act:Believing in Magic.  This story takes you on adventures to different languages, places, and gives you an aspect of really being there with the characters. One of my favorite parts is in the end when they find the treasure and what they gain from the treasure.  Now, I can't tell you the ending because you will have to read it for yourself, You may just find a little hidden secret in there for you.   Even though this book was designed for 6 to 9 year olds, I must admit that at 39 I have enjoyed reading it as much as the girls have. 

If you would like to win a copy of the book, just leave me a comment telling me what kind of bedtime routines do you have with your Children.  We have to do a story a night for school and bedtime so we get a lot of reading in everyday!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Amazingly Beautiful Review & giveaway

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Amazingly Beautiful AM Moisturizer and PM Revitalizer use a rare combination of live fruit, nut and plant oils to nourish, cleanse, hydrate, and protect your skin. This will give you the appearance of glowing, radiant, youthful skin the way nature intended. Use AM in the morning and PM at night to help your skin stay amazingly beautiful. Now you can be in better control of your skin's condition and be more confident.

• Great for all skin types – oily, dry, normal, combination
• Live ingredients from cold-pressed oils – nutrients are not cooked away
• Apply once in morning and once in evening
• Multi-functional skin care treatment saves you time and money
• 1-Year, 100% Money Back Guarantee
• 10% of all product sales go to

What Makes Amazingly Beautiful Different?
• All-in-one product: anti-aging serum, cleanser, moisturizer and more – save time and money with just two products
• Live botanical ingredients - cold pressed; nutrients not cooked away
• No chemicals – 100% pure and natural ingredients
• Customized label with your name
• Internal dropper - no costly spills

Amazingly Beautiful AM Moisturizer Ingredients: 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado and olive.
PM Revitalizer Ingredients: 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, evening primrose and apricot.

Contains no preservatives, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, colorings, fragrances, GMOs, alcohol, dyes or additives of any kind.
All ingredients are "live" – they are cold-pressed, and never cooked. This means that their nutrients haven't been cooked away; they are still intact, just the way nature intended. They retain their original integrity and composition, so they provide the maximum benefits to your skin.

Amazingly Beautiful AM Moisturizer Directions – Each morning, place 2 to 3 drops in the palm of your hand, and using your middle finger, gently spread over your entire face including neck and forehead in a circular motion. Do not rub in. (You will need more than 2-3 drops for the first few weeks.)

Amazingly Beautiful PM Revitalizer Directions – Each evening, place 2 to 3 drops in the palm of your hand, and using your middle finger, gently spread over your entire face including neck and forehead in a circular motion. Do not rub in. (You will need more than 2-3 drops for the first few weeks.)

My thoughts,

First let me say that I have taken plenty of time to review this product for you.  I should have had this review up months ago but I wanted to make sure that I gave you the best review possible with the best answers I have.

When I first received my samples of amazingly Beautiful I was very skeptic, You know there are so many products that promise younger looking skin in so many days, Well I will not tell you that it is guaranteed younger looking skin.  I can tell you that after using the product I was amazed.  I don't like taking a lot of time to do face washes, scrubs, and make-up, I like the natural look and with taking care of my Family and work I don't have hours each week to do Beauty treatments for myself.  With the Amazingly Beautiful products it only takes about 2 minutes and the results rock,  My skin more ALIVE than it has ever been.  At first I didn't take much notice but I started getting comments and questions about what are you doing different.  Are you on some special diet, or are you taking vitamins for your skin?  My answer was always the same, NO.  I didn't even think about it for a while that I was even using these oils so I was a little confused as to what others were seeing.  Once I realized, Hey Silly you're using the oils I told everyone I came in contact with that questioned me about it.  Even my Husband has noticed the change, and we all know that men don't notice such things in their wife, LOL.

Rather you have oily skin, dry skin, or combination skin, you really need to give this a try.  My skin changes with the weather, and it makes it hard because I have to have different products for every season.  Not with Amazingly Beautiful, it adapts to you so you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on all the other products out there.  Because Amazingly Beautiful is so confident in what their product can do for you. I have 3 bottles of the A.M. moisturizes to give away.

Here is all you have to do to be in the running for a free sample, like Southern Mom of 4 on Facebook, leave a comment saying you did and what kind of routine do you have now, and make sure you leave me an email address so you can be contacted.  This giveaway is available to USA, Canada, Europe,and Australia ONLY.  You MUST be 18 years or older. Share this with your friends on Twitter, Google +, Facebook, etc so everyone can see just how great this product is.  Good Luck to each of my readers... This will conclude on October 11, 2015 and I will announce the winners on October 12, 2015.  IF you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Selecting Smaller Accessories for Your Professional Use

Sometimes the biggest of jobs go a lot smoother and faster when you have the smallest of accessories on hand. When your job requires that you haul heavy equipment or supplies, you may need to have such small items available throughout the day. Rather than see what local dealers have in stock, you can find small accessories like rigging hardware online. When you shop online, you can see firsthand all of the different styles and shapes in which this hardware is available. You can also select the quantity that you need to let you get the job done right every time.

Some of your work may call for you to use shackles. When you want a range of shackle sizes from which to choose, you can find an array on the website. By clicking on the picture, you can see screw pin shackles that are made domestically, as well as those that are imported. You can then decide what size and style best suits your commercial purposes. These screw pin shackles are available in very small sizes as well as larger sizes for more heavy duty hauling purposes. You can use the links and the measurements on the left of the page to conduct your equipment search.

You also may need hooks to use for your everyday hauling purposes. The hooks, like the screw pin shackles, are available online for purchase. You can also find hooks that come in every size and even colors for your professional use. When you consider these hooks, you will see that they are made from heavy steel that is resistant to a lot of wear and tear, such as rusting and cracking. These hooks can last you for years and allow you to get a good return on your investment.

When you plan on being a repeat shopper of hardware on this site, you may be persuaded to set up an account so that your shipping and payment information is stored securely. You can also find specials online each month that will allow you to save money on your purchases. These sales can let you get what you need without making a dent in your profits. Your everyday hauling and heavy duty work may go better when you have small accessories on hand to use each day. You can find these items for sale when you shop online.

Keeping Your Recreational Vehicle in Good Repair

People who take the time to buy themselves a golf cart often come to realize quickly how hand these little vehicles can be. They can be taken out on a golf course, but they can also be used to travel around a small lot of property or even taken along a residential street to the corner convenience store. When you want to keep your own cart in the best condition possible, you may be unable to find the components you need at your local auto parts dealer store. You can do the repairs yourself and get the components you need by shopping online for items like club car golf cart parts.

The parts available for purchase include those that are vital and those that are considered to be accessories. For example, just like a regular car your golf cart utilizes a battery as its source of power. When the battery runs lows or dies, you must replace it. Rather than shop around at local stores, you can find your cart' s battery quicker by shopping online. You can also find parts like battery cables and starters that will ensure your cart starts every time.

Your cart also utilizes pedals to control its transmission. When the pedals break or wear out, you have no way to control the speed at which you are traveling. You also have no way to drive the cart at all. When you are confident that you can fix the pedals yourself, you can find the pedal parts you need online. These parts can be shipped directly to your home. They also should come with details about how these components can best be used during your repairs.

Along with buying parts for vital repairs, you also can find components that make will make your cart customized for your personal use. For example, during the chillier months of the year, you may want to keep your hands and legs warm while you are traveling in your cart. You can find cart heaters that you can install on your cart. You can also find carts that you can install behind your vehicle that are wide and sturdy enough to haul heavier items like a full set of golf clubs. Your golf cart can last for years and be a great asset to you if you take care and repair it with quality parts.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Back to School W/ Orkin Household Pests

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 Back-to-school time is a great time to #LearnWithOrkin about pest prevention. Take the Pest Prevention Pop Quiz to find out if you know how to think like a pest!
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 Do you ever get those pesky little sugar ants and don't know how to avoid getting them or how to get rid of them?   Orkin has the professionals to get rid of any bug you have and I have a gift pack to give away that also offers tips on how and what to do. All you have to do is leave a comment and your email address so you can be contacted, and tell me what is the one bug you can't stand.  Mine is ants, they are horrible and so tiny.
Also try out this app, it is fun and educational!  Good Luck and Have fun!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Saving Money On Remodeling

A home remodeling project can often be exciting, but it can also get expensive in a short amount of time. There are a few ways that you can save money when you start home remodeling whether it's in one room or the entire house.

Setting a budget is a first step in saving money. Decide how much money you have to freely spend on the project and the areas that are a priority. If you have to choose between one room over another, consider going for efficiency instead of increasing the space or changing the complete look of the room. This will often save you money, and you get both rooms done during the remodeling event. Do a little reorganization in the rooms, add a few new colors and some decorations, and you will have a new space.

Natural light will not only save money on the utility bill, but it will also help make a room seem larger. You don't need a lot of windows in the room to get this effect. Determine the areas of the room where most people sit, and add the windows at these areas. Picture windows in a living room or dining room, along with drapes or flowing curtains, can add beauty along with making the room seem like an opened space.

Search through the consignment stores and second hand stores in your area. You can find furniture and decorations that others have tossed aside at a fraction of the cost of something new. You can also find remodeling materials, such as carpet and tile, at some stores that remove these items from homes that are being torn down or remodeled. Some people will donate excess items to these stores.

Doing the work yourself can save quite a bit of money. You will also be able to get exactly what you want in the time frame that you want. Remodeling companies sometimes charge for every little fee, and there are some that might charge the same amount for the estimate even if the job didn't take as long as first thought. Completing the project yourself will give you a way to make sure everything is done to your satisfaction, and you won't have strangers in the home doing work.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Scooby Doo and KISS Dvd Giveaway


Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Blu-ray Giveaway

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Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
Everyone’s favorite crime fighting kids are back with their biggest mystery ever in Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery! To help them solve the case the Scooby gang teams up with Rock and Roll legends KISS for an all new Mystery Inc. adventure!

We all know or should know who Scooby Doo and the Gang are and I must say that even most people know who the band KISS is.  I haven't seen this DVD yet but I am excited because it does have 2 of my favorites in it.  One of my LUCKY Readers will have the opprtunity to win a DVD-Blu-ray- HD Digital copy for themself.  All you have to do is leave me a comment.  Say anything, maybe who your favorite Scooby character is, or who is your favorite rock band.  OK, you can just say Hi, just make sure you leave me your email address so that I can contact the winner!
Good Luck and keep oyour eyes open we have more coming!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wings Over Wayne 2015

This is Seymour Johnson Air Force base pics taken at the air show on 5/16/15, Featuring The USAF Thunderbirds.