parenting

Children’s Book Review: A Crazy-Much Love By Joy Jordan-Lake

A couple anxiously hopes and then waits for the day they can meet their new baby. This story of a family's crazy-much love is perfect for adoptive families.
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Books that Came My Way in February 2019

This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life. The basketball season ended a little sooner than we had hoped for our team. But lots of memories were made and we will…
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Children’s Book Review: Have I Ever Told You? By Shani King

HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU? By: Shani King Illustrated by: Anna Horvath Published: January 8, 2019 Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers Non-Fiction   One of the most important things you can say to your child is “I love you.” But even more than that, telling your child you support them, you encourage them, and you believe…
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Children’s Book Review: You’re My Little Cuddle Bug By Nicola Edwards

YOU’RE MY LITTLE CUDDLE BUG By: Nicola Edwards Illustrated by: Natalie Marshall Published: February 1, 2018 Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books Fiction/Board Book If you have a toddler in your house, run out and get this book for their Easter basket! Celebrate how much you love your own little “cuddle bug” by reading this book with…
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Children’s Book Review: Questions and Answers for Kids By Scott Bowen

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FOR KIDS A Three-Year Journal for Kids with Inspirational Bible Verses By: Scott Bowen Published: February 18, 2018 Publisher: Freely Give Co Non-Fiction/Journal If you asked an eight-year-old if they would want to live with their parents after college, I bet you would get a totally different answer looking back ten years…
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Tips for Quick Ways to Pamper Yourself from Take Lessons

School is back in session here. I usually try to spend the first day of school treating myself, but this year I ended up subbing the first three days of school. Then the rest of the week was full of appointments and running errands, so I really didn’t have any time to just relax and…
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A Tough but Valuable Lesson

Our daughter learned a lesson this week  that was one she had to learn much too early.  This lesson broke her heart  and brought tears to my eyes as she shared the story.  Our daughter ran for Room Representative this year so she could be part of the Student Council at her elementary. Last year…
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Celebrating Nine!

Today our sweet daughter, Reagan turns 9.  Yesterday, she celebrated with her friends.   I had so much fun putting all the party ideas together.   The girls first decorated their treat bags. Then they each painted their own letter.  They were all so creative and original! The roller skate cookies were made by my…
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Book Review and Exclusive Excerpt: Mom At Last By Sharon Simons

MOM AT LAST How I Never Gave Up on Becoming a Mother By: Sharon Simons Published:  August 1, 2013 Non-Fiction/Memoir MOM AT LAST is the story of Sharon Simons and her husband Rick, who she met just before the age of forty, and their quest to become parents together.  Rick already had children from a…
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Get Ready for Back 2 School With The Confident Mom

Are you looking for a way to make that transition from summer to school easier?  Are you sending your Kindergartner off to school for the very first time?  Has your family been enjoying the lazy days of summer and you have no idea how to get back on track for alarm clocks and rushed mornings?…
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Stacie's read-in-2019 book montage

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Seven Sundays: A Faith, Fitness, and Food Plan for Lasting Spiritual and Physical Change


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