Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys Book Review

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Yep, another book review! I usually try not to do too many close together but I thought this one would make a great buy for people taking car trips or to have on hand for rainy days while camping.   My son (he's 7.5) really is enjoying this book. He loves jokes and we're glad he's learning some new ones that we haven't heard 10 times [More...]


Book Review: Case for Grace for Kids

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Case for Grace for Kids Author: Lee Strobel Publisher's Summary: Adapted from The Case for Grace, the latest book by New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel, The Case for Grace for Kids shows how God’s love is for everyone—no matter what. Through stories of everyday people whose lives have been changed—as well as never-before-told [More...]

Pregnancy Update 29 Weeks

Yep, 29 weeks already. Actually, tomorrow I will be 30 weeks! How in the world did that happen? This pregnancy is flying by! Overall, I'm feeling well.  Sleeping it getting to be a bit trickier as I'm usually a belly-sleeper. But I'm not too tired (until the end of the day) and no major aches or pains. I'm feeling bigger than I remember being [More...]

Bible Journaling with Children

Bible journaling with children

My son has been watching me do Bible journaling over the last little while and this week, he asked if he could do some in his Bible! Um, yes! He's struggled with learning to read. We finally found a method to learn to read that works for him and it seems to suddenly have clicked, so I'm thrilled that he wants to read in his Bible more.  Even if [More...]

A Charlotte Mason Reading Lesson

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My eldest is not a reader. He's more of a numbers kind of guy. We tried a bunch of traditional methods for learning to read and it just wasn't working for him. Part of this might be on me, for trying too early. Part of it was just the style of teaching clashing with his learning style. Learning to read was too much work. It was dry and difficult [More...]

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook Review

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Book Description It’s The Berenstain Bears' Country Cookbook! Bear lovers everywhere are sure to find favorite recipes for fun food in this new kid-friendly, cookbook—ranging from Bear favorites that use honey and berries to delicious main meals and breakfasts, and even Berenstain favorites like Jan Berenstain’s famous Green [More...]

Why We Don’t Give Our Children An Allowance (and how they earn money)

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  Giving children an allowance seems to be a pretty common practice. Sometimes it's done "just because" and other times it's attached to chores. Other times it's done just to give children an opportunity to learn how to manage money. Our children don't get an allowance, for several reasons. The main one being, giving an allowance [More...]