Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Linky Love for Moms

I've been saving up these links to share with you.  Some are about cooking, motherhood, birthday parties, and hospitality - a huge variety.  I hope you'll enjoy!!

Motherhood is a Huge Time Zapper! Women Living Well BlogBalancing Your Busy Life: Delegation & Family Team Work

  • Make your own kids homemade pizza party.

  • Poor Man’s Date Night: Linguine With White Clam Sauce

  • Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

  • Praise Junkies Beware

  • The BEST Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe Ever
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    Monday, April 04, 2011

    Book Review: "Time with God for Fathers"

    Time with God for Fathers, by Jack Countryman, is a beautiful gift book and an inspirational devotional/prayer book for fathers and soon-to-be-fathers.  It is full of powerful scriptures with a personal application written for each one.  The topics, chosen especially for fathers, include wisdom, courage, fear, love, gratitude, discipline, strength, forgiveness, worry, integrity, character, and legacy.  I also like the appendix, which includes several great reference lists, including scriptures about God listening to our prayers, God’s promises for fathers, God’s blessings for fathers, fatherly responsibilities, and scriptural examples of dynamic fathers.  This would be a good gift book for new Christians or seasoned believers.
    I was given a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson, but I'm not obligated to give a positive review.  It is my privilege, however, to give this gift book a great review!


    Friday, April 01, 2011

    Kids Birthday Parties with Favorite PBS Characters

    I just found a really cool site with ideas for kids birthday parties.  The PBS parent site shares ideas for decorations, activities, food, and favors for many favorite PBS characters.  Check them out:

  • Arthur Birthday Party

  • Boohbah Birthday Party

  • Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

  • Clifford Birthday Party

  • Curious George Birthday Party

  • Cyberchase Birthday Party

  • Dragon Tales Birthday Party

  • Super Why! Birthday Party

  • Teletubbies Birthday Party

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