October’s Featured Books from Zonderkidz

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This past Sunday, our Childrens' Church invited a local police officer to share how he trusts God to guide and protect him each day. It was good for the kids to hear how he puts his faith into action. I love that Zonderkidz has life-story inspirational books for our young kids. My 8 year old loved reading Bethany Hamilton's Body and Soul and Gaby Douglas' Raising the Bar over the summer. And this month read Billy Graham's story: The Prophet … [Read more...]

Raising Brave Girls in God’s Word, for this world.{+ Brave Girls Bible Stories Giveaway}

Brave Girls

If you ask my daughter to tell you who her favorite Bible person is, she will answer, without any hesitation, Esther. There's something about Esther's life that has struck a chord in my daughter's spirit and I love that. As a Mom, I pray, like Esther, my daughter will be able to live out her life's calling with boldness and faith. Raising daughters (and sons too) in today's world is not easy. There's so much out there that dilutes family … [Read more...]

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...]