Making Babies: Review & Giveaway

It’s been a long time since I’ve hosted a giveaway but I am SO excited for one of you to win a copy of Making Babies: one of my favorite new additions to my collection of book on herbs and healthy living!

Now, if one of your eyebrows is slightly cocked and you have a quizzical smile on your face, you are not alone. If I have a friend over and she turns to me with a look of “Um, Anna, what’s that book on your shelf about?” I know which one she means.

But then I explain that the Making Babies series is an excellent resource for all moms or want-to-be moms who want to have a healthy pregnancy and raise healthy children, the natural way!

Shoshanna, the author of the series, takes the viewer along as she documents her own journey of pregnancy and the first post-partum months. She shares helpful tips, excellent herbal remedies, wisdom passed down from her grandma (like put eggshells in your bone broth for added calcium), and dozens of delicious recipes for a healthy mother and baby.

She makes cooking from real, healthy foods mouth-wateringly delicious. As my friend Heather, from Raising Mighty Arrows, said “I don’t even like fish, and felt hungry watching Shoshanna prepare fresh fish. It actually made me want to eat fish!”

Not only does Shoshanna make healthy cooking fun, her vivacity and enthusiastic love for life are so genuine and contagious that she’ll get you excited about sweeping the floor or making your very own herbal tincture. (My mother-in-law met her and said she’s just as bubbly in real life!)

She shares from her wealth of knowledge about herbs, what they’re good for, and how to use them during pregnancy and beyond. Even though she runs her own herbal store, I really appreciated the way she didn’t constantly refer to her own products, but is just so excited about the incredible power that God has put into such tiny, humble plants.

The book has the basic recipes and how tos, which the DVDs elaborate on. The recipes are clear and succinct and the photography is stunning (though the one thing I was disappointed about was that in the book there are times when I really want a picture of, say, her delicious flaky pie crust that’s gluten and dairy free, and instead there’s a [lovely] picture of Shoshanna with her baby.)

At first, I wasn’t too sure if I’d find time to actually watch seven hours of instructional DVDs. But I turned it on while ironing, shaping energy bites, or washing the floor. It made the time fly. Shoshanna throws in so many fun stories and interesting tidbits of wisdom. I was disappointed when I finished the series, but there’s so much information in it, I’m sure I’ll be watching it again very soon. 🙂

(Want to get a peek into Shoshanna’s kitchen? She has a whole series of free videos here!)

The Bulk Herb Store is offering 30% off the Making Babies series through the end of November if you use the code NOVMBS, but they’re also giving away a copy of the series to one reader. Enter below for your chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Open to residents of the continental U.S.) 

[Note: links to products in this post are my referral links.]

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  1. Manuela says

    I have heard so much about the book and dvd’s and would love to own the series but even with the BHS offer it is still too much. Hope, that I will get this giveaway. Hope to get this giveaway. Keep posting informative things, they are so helpful. God Bless…

    • anna says

      I’ve read a review from a single woman who loved the recipes so much she recommended it anyway… but yeah, hopefully my next giveaway will be something you’d love more. 😉

  2. brittany says

    just had baby number two couple weeks ago and cant wait to have another, i really want to use this series for all the other babies we have

  3. Christa H says

    I am so excited about this giveaway! As a newlywed, I am super excited about starting a family and having Shoshanna’s book/dvd series on hand!

    • anna says

      Congratulations on your recent marriage! I so wish I would have had this book when I was pregnant with our first! 🙂 But, if God blesses us with another I’ll be better prepared and there was so much I could use in everyday life too. 🙂

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