Help Your Kids Know they are Wonderfully Made (& a $600 Value Giveaway)

Last week we received the neatest book! It’s called Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth by Danika Cooley is a hardback children’s book that teaches kids about the baby in the womb. We learn about how big the baby is each week during pregnancy and how the baby changes from week to week. I’ll be sharing a more in depth review in a couple of weeks. But today I wanted to give you an introduction to the book, {Read More}

Pitchin’ a Fit? Get Help With Your Anger & Frustration

Lately it seems like it’s been getting worse. I feel like I’m always stressed out! And then I react badly in frustration or anger. I just started reading a book called Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting. The entire first chapter felt like it was totally written for me! I’m feeling hopeful that I’ll get a hold of this problem once and for all. If you’d like to join me, I’m part of a book discussion group that will {Read More}

Review of Busy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Young Children

I’m happy to give a review of a very timely book! It’s called the Busy Mom’s Guide to Parenting Young Children by Paul C. Reisser, M.D., published by Tyndale House. What’s wonderful about the book is that is so comprehensive, but at the same time being a book that a busy mom can pick up and read about babies through 4-year-olds.  After having 8 children I have read lots of books and articles through the years.  I can’t think of {Read More}

4 Moms 35+ Kids e-book on sale for only $3

Today begins a new sale for this great e-book written by 4 moms who have 35 + kids (a couple are pregnant 🙂  ).  Only $3! I’ve really been enjoying reading my copy.  These ladies are very funny!  They have so much content in the e-book (195 pages!), but also lots of links to their blogs where you can read even more about the subject. Here are the chapter titles, and each of the four moms answer these questions: How {Read More}

Become a Woman of Influence at Home

Three years ago I led a session for a few women at my home about loving our husbands and children and homemaking, from Titus 2:3-5.  Below is the handout we used.  It was a really fun evening sharing with other women and encouraging each other in the struggles we all have in these areas.  If you have other websites or ideas to share, please leave a comment! Become a Woman of Influence at Home 2 Timothy 3:16-17     All Scripture is God-breathed {Read More}

Model of the Heart

We were  studying human anatomy and physiology in our homeschool co-op this year.  Each time we went, the kids were supposed to bring a paper model of part of the body.  On this particular day,  the model was of the heart.   As we were driving there, my oldest daughter said, “Mom, do you have our hearts?” It made me think.  Do I?  What more can I do daily to make sure that I have their hearts?

Shepherding a Child’s Heart

This past summer my homeschooling mom’s group met once a week to discuss Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp.  What a great book!  I’ve heard it recommended for years but had sadly never read it.  I am being much more focused on my children’s hearts now. Here is some of what I learned: (Many of these are quotes by Tripp) You must not be embarrassed to be authorities for your children.  You may not direct your children for your {Read More}