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How to Raise a Brave Girl

Bestselling author Caroline Paul’s new book, 'The Gutsy Girl,' is a how-to guide for parents to push through the anxiety and let their kids take acceptable risks outdoors By: Katie Arnold Mar 29, 2016 53.7KSHARE THIS The other day my seven-year-old daughter, Pippa, and I rode the flow trail at our local mountain bike park. We’d heard it was smooth and gentle enough for kids and she was desperate to try it, so even though it was her first day on a fat bike, and the sign at the top read “Technical Trail: Advanced Riders Only,” I said yes. Before we started, I coached her on the basics of downhill mountain biking: keep your weight back, your pedals level, and feather the brakes. Then she pushed off, shrieking with glee as she rolled over the first loamy whoop-de-woo. I rode behind Pippa, watching her handle her bike with confidence, control, and joy. If there’s any sweeter sound than a little girl oohing and ahhing as she banks through turns and up and over dusty berms, I don’t kn…

Grandparents Investing in Children

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A Bible in the Mail!

My daughter was very excited to find this Bible in today's mail - the Girls Slimline Bible.  It's cute!

The Bible is shipped in a cardboard wrapper with the message "God loves you! You are a very special part of his plan.  In fact, God had you in mind when the Bible was written. He has so much to share with you in the pages of this amazing book. The more you read the Bible, the wise you become!  God wants you to know that you can always come into his presence boldly in faith - and he will lead you and guide you and help you."  I love their welcome introduction to the Bible!

The Bible itself is brightly colored with a super soft fabric that just begs to be snuggled.  Funny words for a Bible, I know, but it's true!  The cover image of "LOVE" is cheerful and very inviting. The inside cover is a bright pink with the words of Ephesians 3:12 written in shadow font:  "Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into Go…

"Playing the Part" by Jen Turano

This week, I have been reading Playing the Part by Jen Turano. It's a Whimsical novel about an actress and her adventures in and around New York City in 1882. With a little bit of suspense, a little bit of romance, and a little bit of humor, it's the perfect book to read and relax after a hard day at work. There are also  conversations about  hair, royalty, family, faith, and ambition. It's clean, so I would recommend this for any female reader age 14 and older.   I would also recommend Turano's other books, as I have enjoyed every one that I've read!
Playing the Part is the third book in the A Class of Their Own series, but each book also stands on its own.
I received this book as a gift from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.

The Easiest Tips for Keeping Your Fridge Organized

(from thirtyhandmadedays.com)If you goal this spring is to get things cleaned and in order, why not start with the one place you USE multiple times a day – along with your whole family. It may seem crazy that having an organized fridge is important, but trust me on this one, it IS! You can go CRAZY with keeping your fridge organized OR you can add a few some steps to help KEEP it organized. Read practical tips on Becky's blog...