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!
This week I was invited to write a guest blog post for Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller at the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Come visit us there to read the post - A Creative Look at Building Character
My Very First EasterStory Sticker Book by Lois Rock; illustrated by Alex Ayliffe
This is a very cute sticker and activity book for preschool children. The
story is told in clear and simple sentences. The pictures and stickers are
bright colorful and clear. The seek and find activities will continue to keep
children engaged after reading the story. So they can read the story once with
a parent, put stickers on the pages the second time through, and experience the
story a third time by following the activity prompts at the bottom of each
page. Repetition is a key to absorbing and remembering information, so I really
like the idea of this book.I received
this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Special thanks to Dr. Scott Turansky for today's blog post! He is
co-author with Joanne Miller, RN, BSN of The Christian Parenting Handbook published by
Thomas Nelson. I was privileged to preview their book last week, and it's fantastic! I hope you'll check out it out at ChristianParentingHandbook.com.
Charlotte lamented about her parenting by telling me this:
“My biggest problem is that I feel guilty when I can’t be
consistent. Every parenting book I’ve read talks about the importance of
consistency, but I’m running from here to there, get- ting things done, and my
husband parents differently than I do. I feel like I’m failing because I can’t
be as consistent as I would like to be.”
Charlotte has three children, ages eleven, seven, and
four. For the most part, she’s doing quite well, but she’s plagued with an
overarching sense of guilt when things go wrong. The voice inside tells her the
problems in her kids would go away if she were more consistent, but is tha…
Brendan, age 8
It is awesome! It's very funny and it has good drawings with great colors. My favorite part of the book was the playground scene when Maya and her Gramma were swinging with the monkeys, sliding down giraffe's necks... I wish my Gramma could come to see me to get me out of my grumpy moods.
Anna Kate, age 6
I love Maya's long crazy hair, the cute little birds and the playground page. It's very creative!
The kids recommend this book for girls and boys ages 1-20 (though mom suggests 4 -10). They also suggest this as a resource for counselors and parents to talk with their kids about feelings.
Disclaimer: The publisher sent this book in exchange for our honest reviews.
Ambition’s Not an Awful Word - 5 stars! Review by Brendan, age 8 It was awesome.Zach
Zage is the author and the main character in the book.He is telling kids what he wants to be when
he grows up – like an astronaut, a singer, a chef, a writer, or a lawyer with
Perry Mason by his side.It’s a silly
book that is quite entertaining – I laughed outloud.Kids can get ideas for what they want to be
when they grow up, and it gives parents a chance to talk with their kids about
careers.The pictures are very silly,
and I like them.If you are looking for
a good book for entertainment, or you want to think about jobs, you will like