Shattered Vigil – Review

The Shattered Vigil (The Darkwater Saga) by Patrick W. Carr This is the second book in The Darkwater Saga Series. The first book is The Shock of Night. I read The Shattered Vigil without first reading The Shock of Night. It took me the first couple of chapters to...

Outdoor Play over the Holidays

Outdoor Play over the Holidays

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play My kids love to play outside! Whether it’s at the zoo, up in Gatlinburg, our back yard, or the playground. It doesn’t matter. They just love to be outside! Here in Tennessee, we’ve had a warm fall. As in up...

Charlie the Tramp – giveaway

Charlie the Tramp – giveaway

Charlie the Tramp by Russell Hoban and pictures by Lillian Hoban. This book is a hardcover, 50th edition, reprint. After reading it I can see why it was the Winner of the Boys Club of America Junior Book Award, 1968. This is a fun book that my kids love to...

Ginger Cookies

My very favorite holiday recipe. I’ve made these for years and I never get tired of them. Ginger Cookies 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup...

Amy Grant, Tennessee Christmas – giveaway

Amy Grant, Tennessee Christmas – giveaway

Amy Grant Tennessee Christmas CD – I got this CD the other day and have been playing it on repeat ever since. The kids gave up on stealing it from me and resorted to asking our Amazon Echo to play “Amy Grant” songs. I did finally relent and tell...

Christmas List for the Home Chef – plus giveaway

This is a sponsored post. Mom’s can be so hard to shop for! For me, I love to cook. So anything for my kitchen is awesome! Here’s 5 of my favorite kitchen items that I’ve gotten this year. AND a giveaway for a product of choice from the Youcopia range....

Bookroo Black Friday Sale

Curated. Wrapped. Delivered. Basically, it’s reading made easy. Bookroo is a subscription service that sends your child 0-6 two to three books every month. Bookroo’s mission is to help kids fall in love with reading. At $23 or less per month for your monthly book box they make it convenient and...

Christmas Love Letters from God – Review and Giveaway

I received this book free for purposes of my review. All opinions are my own. Christmas Love Letters from God – by Glenys Nellisit and illustrated by Rachel Clowes. Written for children ages four to eight, Christmas Love Letters from God cleverly combines both prose and poetry as the...

Growing Up Social – Review

Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World – by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane How has the digital age and technology affected our children? How does it affect my relationship with my children? How much technology is too much? What can I as a parent do...

Kindergarten Book List

Picking books for a Kindergartner can be hard. Because not all of them read. Or, if you have one like my 5yr old. She can read, she just doesn’t want to. So, what do you do to inspire reading? Here’s a few suggestions. And I would love for you...

Say & Pray Devotions – Review & Giveaway

This is a Sponsored Post. Bestselling children’s author Diane Stortz has sold nearly 300,000 books—Bible storybooks, devotionals for children, and more. This brand-new title, Say & Pray Devotions, is the perfect beginner devotional for little ones. Parents who already know and love the Say & Pray Bible will love Say & Pray Devotions as...

3rd Grade

3rd Grade

Everyone says that 3rd grade is a leap. And I would definitely agree. I would add though, that even though it’s a leap. Pushing my 3rd grader to achieve has not been extremely hard. She was definitely ready for 3rd grade. Heading into 3rd grade? Here’s a few differences...