Orange Marmalade Nut Muffins and Paddington

Orange Marmalade Nut Muffins and Paddington (7)

In our home, marmalade is synonymous with the little bear with a big personality, Paddington. Marmalade is something you generally have to develop a taste for. While my son took to it quickly, my daughter, well, has had quite a love-hate relationship with the same. (I can see Paddington cringing!) When something like this happens I try hiding the flavors in a treat she loves and see if that changes her mind on things. Thus, the birth of my … [Read more...]

Going back to school with HarperCollins books

Harper Collins Publishers

Encouraging a new reader is so important to motivate him/her to develop a lifetime love for reading. HarperCollins has recently published Dr Julie Wood's  Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends box sets that will help do just that. Each box set holds 11 learn-to-read books and a parent's guide with ideas on how to make the reading journey fun for your young reader. The guide includes reward stickers for your child as well. Each … [Read more...]

Role models for our daughters.

Pick your role models wisely

I'm thankful for the people God has put in our lives. While we may not be able to learn from all of them, there will be a few that will stand out in character, speech and personality... the ones that shine their light a little brighter.    Role models for our daughters.   My daughter is blessed to have a wonderful role model in a close friend of the family. She has just begun college and is an exemplary student, a loving … [Read more...]

Harper Collins’ Christmas book list for kids

Harper Collins Christmas Book List For Kids (2)

Harper Collins Childrens Books Division has helped us put together a fun Harper Collins' Christmas Book List for Kids with some of their titles from the year. As parents, ever since we had our first-born, it has been a Christmas tradition to always give our kids' books as part of their Christmas gifts. If you're like us, then this list may just help you make those picks this year... . 1. The Twelve Days of Christmas A slightly modified … [Read more...]

Happy’s Christmas Gift and Happy as a Fox {#GiveChristmas}

Happy Tales Publishing

Geoff Parker Sr., the voice behind the adorable Happy series, has brought to the market books that will put a smile on any child's face. The simplicity, innocence and playful fun a book featuring an adorable Yorkie exudes can't help but be a winner. And considering the Happy Tales Publishing books center around the love little Happy brought into the lives of the people he knew, makes these books even more special. My children are crazy … [Read more...]

Best Lunch Box Ever…the perfect Back to School Recipe Book {+ 2 HUGE Giveaways: Ends 8/23}

Best Lunch Box Ever

Back to school season has crept onto most of us much faster than we expected it to and sadly, this Mama has to say she's not ready to send her babies away...yet. And while I wish summer was longer, I have to jog myself back to reality and remind myself that school starts in less than 2 weeks and I need to get my "Back to School" game face on! This year I won't have one child going back to school but two. (Sob!) Both of them will be taking lunch … [Read more...]

Never too young to learn God’s Word. {+ Tommy Nelson Giveaway}

Never too young to learn God's Word -Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports

  Sometime last week, Hubs said he needed to run down to the store to pick up a few odds and ends. My 2 1/2 year old said he wanted to go with Dada and  ran off to find his shoes. When he returned I asked him who would stay with Mama and mentioned that I may get scared being all alone. Without a second thought, pat came his reply-"If you get scared just say Do not be afraid, Jesus is with me!" and then off he went.   Just … [Read more...]