VeggieTales Every Day with God Kids Devotional Book #Giveaway #EveryDayWithGod


Part of our homeschool routine each day is starting off with reading from a kids devotional and my son would like you to know that his new favorite is Every Day with God from VeggieTales. We were using another one but he prefers this as a kids devotional because “it’s short and talks about God.” I wish I could tell you that he loves learning from it or so much more but that was his reasoning and I can’t argue with his honest opinion. From my perspective as a parent, it’s a pretty … [Read more...]

20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge – #Read20

March #FamilyChallenge 20 for 20 Reading Challenge Headband For Today

It’s already mid-March and I’m behind in sharing my #FamilyChallenge for March. Our friends over at Scholastic sent a box of books over so we could participate in the 20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge. Our love for Scholastic (and their book fairs especially) is not new but I was so glad to accept the Family Reading Challenge because it has made us much more deliberate in reading as a family. You can read more on the Scholastic website but the 20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge is so simple. … [Read more...]

How to Start a Month of Blogging – #NaBloPoMo

  Today is November 1 and the official mark of the November 2015 NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month). I’m not sure if I’ve tried to participate before but year is one that I plan to. I’m going to be honest and say that not every post will be written on that day, or even during this month. I have so many posts that are in draft that I’d like to share with you. My posts will be a mix of the personal (like why I quit my job last week!) and the informational (I can’t wait to share a few … [Read more...]

The Read It-Watch It Summer Reading List – #GASummerRead

Read it watch it summer reading list blog post

My oldest has taken after both his father and I with a love of reading and a love of movies. Keeping his interests in mind, I’ve developed a slightly different reading list for this summer. It’s the Read It/Watch It Summer Reading List. All the books on this list are available as movies too. In a quick search, most are available via Netflix. Our plan is to read the book and talk about our favorite parts, then watch the movie and compare to see which one we liked best. I hope that this early … [Read more...]

Parenting Continuing Education – Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate!

Continuing Education for Parenthood-

A year or so ago, I asked my husband to rate me on a scale of 1 – 10 as a wife and mother. He didn’t rate me a perfect 10 and I don’t know that I really was expecting it. That conversation is one of the turning points made me think differently about how I approach my family life.  I keep up my certifications for professional reasons, I attend blogger conferences for professional development but am I as deliberate about being a wife and mother? With this in mind, I jumped at the chance to … [Read more...]