Life as a 19th century African-American sharecropper in the South is tough. Food is scarce, money is scarcer, and each day is a struggle. One day, however, the boy's father comes home with a large ham. And life seems to be a little bit better. Until the sheriff and his deputies show up and haul … Continue reading Book Review: Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Tween Fiction)
When Scarlett's brother Cliff asks for a rocket to Jupiter for his birthday, Scarlett comes up with a plan to make it happen. But then her world falls apart, and keeping her promise to Cliff becomes more impossible — and necessary — than ever.
SUMMARY A Standard of Grace, by Emily Ley, is a guided journal designed to help busy moms slow down, dream a little and prioritize the things that matter most. With two writing prompts per week and plenty of space to jot down thoughts, this hardcover book also contains a weekly Bible verse and inspirational reading, … Continue reading Book Review: A Standard of Grace (Guided Journal)
Despite the early hour, the latest pop music blares through the coffee shop speaker system. My seven-year old sits across from me, happily eating a chocolate-banana muffin and spooning whipped cream off her maple hot chocolate. She's going to be wired later. I'm not sure if it's the muffin or the prospect of hanging out … Continue reading Book Review: Memory Making Mom
Summary What do you do when you've lost your feelings for your spouse? When you fight constantly over everything? When you feel like you'd rather be dead than married to your spouse? Or when you're just doing the normal, everyday work that comes with a relationship so intimate? Dave and Ann Wilson have experienced it … Continue reading Book Review: Vertical Marriage by Dave and Ann Wilson
I have a confession to make: I have book issues. I know that's probably already obvious to many of you, but my issues run a little deeper than just buying a lot of books. I don't always finish them. Sometimes, I barely read them at all. I get really excited about them but, well, the … Continue reading The Grace-Filled Life: 2019 Reading List
The only sound in the house is the clock loudly ticking away the minutes until suppertime. In the overstuffed easy chair, my oldest has made a little reading nest for herself out of a pillow, a blanket and several stuffed animals. On the couch, my middle child is also comfortably settled among the pillows and … Continue reading The Ultimate Reading List Round-Up
Friendship, fear, life and loss: Sometimes, our little ones deal with big emotions. As a parent, I’ve found that one of the most effective tools to help me walk my children through these emotions is story-centred discussion. Here are seven books (plus discussion starters) to help you help your child navigate big emotions.
Winter. When the temperature drops and the icy wind howls, there is nothing cozier than snuggling up under a blanket with your children and reading stories together. Add in some candles or twinkle lights? Gezellig! I usually start our day with picture books and read-alouds, and we all treasure these sweet times together. Especially when … Continue reading 100+ Winter and Holiday Themed Storybooks to Read to Your Child
Some call it their Morning Basket; others call it Morning Time; and still others call it Poetry Tea Time. Whatever you choose to call it, one of the most special things you can do with your children is immerse yourselves in rich and beautiful literature. I know, I'm starting to sound like a broken record. But … Continue reading Charlotte Mason Inspired: Beautiful Collections of Poems and Short Stories for Poetry Tea Time