Book Review ~ Families Where Grace is in Place

Book Review ~ Families Where Grace is in Place

I  started reading Families Where Grace is in Place thinking it was a parenting book….which in a lot of ways it is, but it’s much more than that. It not only discusses parenting, it also talks a lot about marriages, but in reality this book could serve useful to anybody in any kind of relationship, [...]

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The Safe Child Book - A Review

The Safe Child Book – A Review

I’ve actually been putting off writing a review of this book, not because it’s not good, but the opposite, it’s so good I don’t know what things to say and what to leave out! Who would I recommend The Safe Child Book* to? Parents, babysitters, daycare workers, kids ministry workers at churches, teachers, and basically anyone [...]

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One Day Left for the Tightwad Gazette Givaway!!

One Day Left for the Tightwad Gazette Givaway!!

As I look through my Tightwad Gazette one last time before parting with it, I’m reminded how practical and useful all the information in it is. While I definitely haven’t done all the things it includes, I was surprised as I’ve been looking over it and taking notes of some of my favorite ideas of [...]

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The Tightwad Gazette Giveaway!!!!!

The Tightwad Gazette Giveaway!!!!!

Quite a few years ago we were in Ms. Bee’s, Cameron’s favorite used book store. He had found a book to buy and I was feeling sorry for myself for not buying a book for myself, finally I just happened to come across The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I’d never heard of her or [...]

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$10 Dinners Cookbook Review

$10 Dinners Cookbook Review

Recently I saw Ten Dollar Dinners* at the library and thought I’d check it out.  I loved the pictures and layout of it! My favorite feature was the little tips scattered throughout the book (see photo below). The one recipe that grabbed my attention the most was a smoothie with beans in it….and no, I’m [...]

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4 Books That Impacted Me

4 Books That Impacted Me

Orphanology – Rather ironically, I had never heard of this book until the girl babysitting for us while we took our adoption classes loaned it to me, and now it’s my very favorite book on taking care of orphans. But it’s not just for those interested in adopting, it’s all about how we as the [...]

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Books to Encourage Good Stewardship Among Kids

Books to Encourage Good Stewardship Among Kids

This morning as I read The Boxcar Children to the kids, I was intrigued with all the frugal lessons in the book, the kids making soup from meat and a small veggies that the Doctor’s Mother was just going to toss out, re-using bent nails, scavenging for wild berries and talk about DIY projects! Making a boxcar [...]

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Great Read!

Great Read!

  I just finished reading a book I’d been wanting to read for a long time and finally I got it through our inter-library loan system! Choosing to SEE* is written by Mary Beth Chapman, wife of singer Steven Curtis Chapman. She tells their whole life story including the tragedy of their daughter’s death. Mary Beth’s openness and honesty were encouraging to [...]

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Book Review: The Swimsuit Lesson

Book Review: The Swimsuit Lesson

The Swimsuit Lesson* came recommend to us by a lady who teaches child safety. I borrowed it using the inter-library loan system and read it to Gracia. It’s a great book for teaching kids about private parts being….well…private! In a simple and kid-friendly way the mom in the book teaches her kids that nobody should touch [...]

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