My two sons are ages 7 and 5 and quickly growing out of most Bible storybooks. I have tried reading some simplified Bible versions with them, but the reality is they just aren’t ready. So I was excited to be offered the opportunity to review “The Action Storybook Bible.” My Kid’s Reactions: The illustrations… Read More Review: “The Action Storybook Bible”
(Note from Deborah: I have not yet read this book as it has not yet been released, but I am letting you all know about the giveaway. See links below in the article) DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE COMIC BOOKS? HOW ABOUT SUPER HEROES? Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello… Read More Giveaway Info for “The Action Storybook Bible”
A few months ago I came across a story in my Facebook feed was written to give mothers like me ALL THE FEELINGS. Told from the point of view of an older mother, she watches the young mother care for her children at Chick-fil-A. As the mother gets her food ready and the children… Read More Why I am Reading “Codependent No More” and Why You Should Too.
In that moment, I was aware of Someone beyond my senses.
This is part of an ongoing series: How to Teach Children Hymns (even if You Aren’t Musical). Our family recently completed our 6-week rotation of learning a new hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” As we were singing this hymn together the other night, my 6-year-old started acting it out. As we sang about casting down our… Read More How to Teach Children Hymns (even if You Aren’t Musical)- “Holy, Holy, Holy”
Dinner table idea! I came across this video recently read recently of Sara Blakely speaking about her father celebrating failure because it was a learning experience. He would ask them about their failures and celebrate the hard-earned knowledge, she attributed her father’s attitude to part of her success in the business world. How we… Read More Celebrating Failure with Children
Discovering Lewis (and maybe a bit of me too) I was a middle school girl when I first picked up the Chronicles of Narnia. I marveled at the magical eternal winter. It was such an enchanting, unbelievable idea to a girl raised in the desert of west Texas. As Lucy ventures into Narnia, she is… Read More C. S. Lewis and the Daughters of Eve
Why Learn the Lord’s Prayer? Recently, we have been helping our 5 and 3-year-old memorize the Lord’s Prayer. Our church says the Prayer together every week and learning it is a way to further involve our children in our church service. Don’t misunderstand, I don’t believe that by my children learning the Lord’s Prayer, it… Read More How to Help Children Learn the Lord’s Prayer
I think I need to clean my camera phone lens! Please excuse the poor picture. I am so glad we started our thankfulness chain in October this year. If we miss a day here or there, we still have plenty of time to have a nice long chain. But it’s also become part of a… Read More Thanksgiving Chain in Progress
My daughter turned 9 months old yesterday. Our third child, our first girl. We love her, her big brothers love her and we think she is the cutest thing ever. And she is! But I want her to know she is so much more than that. One of my friends poised a question on Facebook… Read More Nighttime Blessing for my Daughter