Teaching Girls to Be Brave in the Lord {A Brave Girls Review and Giveaway!}

I have another review for a great Thomas Nelson book for you today. This one has quickly become one of our favorites. Brave Girls Bible Stories celebrates great women from the Bible who really trusted in the Lord in difficult circumstances. This 224 hardcover volume showcases ordinary women who God used to do extraordinary things. […]

Big Block Singsong DVD Review and Giveaway!

Have you ever come across a children’s show that has this way of getting ingrained into your mind so that the songs in it will pop out, seemingly of their own accord, at random times throughout the day? I don’t mean in the annoying someone-get-this-song-0ut-of-my-head way, but in the this-is-fun-and-cute kind of way. I appreciate […]

Beauty and the Beet: A Veggietales Spin on a Classic Tale

In this new movie from Veggietales, you’ll meet the VeggieTones, a family band struggling to make ends meet, led by the sweet and kindhearted singer Mirabelle (voiced by country singer Kellie Pickler). When they are caught in a heavy snowstorm, they find lodging at a long forgotten, one star rated resort, Beet’s Alpine Suites. Finnegan […]

Making Tooth Brushing Fun

Did you know that I hold the current title for Master Toddler Tooth Brusher? It’s true. I can swirl around bicuspids and scrub out molars on wee ones faster than you can say dental floss. It’s taken years of practice and I didn’t always have the cooperation of the intended target. I play no games […]

Learn, Absorb, and Praise with Graham Blanchard {Review and Giveaway}

If you didn’t know, I am privileged to be a part of the Graham Blanchard Mom Mentors team. Each month my fellow mentors and I share about how we approach different parenting challenges from a Christian perspective or share how we are sharing our love for the Lord with our children. Being a part of […]

Get to Know Jesus: A Full Color Biography for Kids by Nancy I. Sanders {A Review}

My oldest daughter loves a good biography. She’s chosen to read piles of them on her own featuring people like Helen Keller, Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, and more. She loves to dig in and really learn the background of historical figures because it brings them to life for her. She’s recently completed a new biography […]

Comfort in Hard Times for Children {A Review and GIVEAWAY!}

We experienced a loss in our family this past week. It was not unexpected, but difficult nonetheless. My children have had a very limited experience with death, but as I mentioned on my Facebook page, I don’t shy away from talking with them about it. I think that in order to begin to fully understand […]

Share a Blessing Through the Mail

I’ve written before about how I think how old fashioned letter writing should make a comeback. I feel so much nostalgia when thinking back to my childhood days of eagerly awaiting a return letter from a cousin, a friend, or a pen pal. My oldest daughter has had the opportunity to exchange letters through several […]

Reasons to Use a Boxed Preschool Curriculum

About a year and a half ago I left our trusted boxed curriculum behind for my older two children for a variety of reasons.  It was what was best for our family and has worked out rather nicely. I have no plans at this point to return to the tidy all-in-one boxes for them. However, […]

A Sock Monkey Birthday Party!

  Two weeks ago, our youngest turned one year old. Our family typically does not throw birthday parties because we do family adventure days instead but the one birthday that we always make sure to throw a party for is the first one. Though we don’t throw huge parties, we do want to gather family […]