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Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes — or Less!

February 15, 2018

Whether you’re a working mom, single dad, parent who works from home or stay at home parent, there’s no doubt that keeping up with day to day responsibilities can be a challenge. With plans constantly in flux due to over-communication and over-scheduling, it’s getting more difficult to stay on top of things like dinner prep. … Read more

Family Honor Plate

December 4, 2017

I received a complimentary Family Honor Plate for reviewing purposes. The Family Honor Plate is a wonderful gift for a family! We received ours last month, and saved it for Thanksgiving Day, when we gathered with extended family. The Family Honor Plate is meant to be a tool to help get out children thinking about … Read more

May the FAITH Be With You Holy Bible

November 22, 2017

The other day, we got a surprise. This was in our mailbox: Now, I didn’t order this, nor did I request to write a review of it. Sometimes, it’s fun to get surprised like this in the mail. This time, though, I’ll admit – I was skeptical. I suspected some commercialization… I’m always hesitant to … Read more

Adored 365 Devotions for Young Women

November 15, 2017

Scroll down to enter to win a free copy of Adored 365 Devotions of your own! Really great devotional. It’s targeted for young ladies in their teens, from the look, but I have to admit: this devotional appeals a great deal to this very busy middle aged working mom. The illustrations are lovely – they … Read more

The Star Movie

November 10, 2017

My husband and I are part of a generation where, growing up, holiday cartoons and animated specials were a traditional part of the season. As children, we watched anything that television-land offered up as “holiday” fare. Now, as adults… we have a somewhat different take. Holiday shows and movies are still important to us (and to … Read more

Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition

November 8, 2017

Scroll down to enter to win a free copy of The ESV Illuminated Bible.   Absolutely beautiful. This is a fabulous gift Bible. The ESV Illuminated Bible places the full ESV text alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by artist Dana Tanamachi. Key features: ESV translation. Brief history of illustrated manuscripts. I think … Read more

Zoozie LA

November 1, 2017

Last month, I got an email from Zoozie LA asking me to check out their (really amazing) palazzo pants and consider reviewing them. After checking them out on Amazon, I realized this probably wouldn’t work. The designs are really incredible, but that’s the problem. I have a short inseam, and pants are always too long. The palazzo … Read more

Same Kind of Different as Me – Movie Trailer and Ticket Giveaway!

October 6, 2017

Early this year, I shared with you my review of Same Kind of Different as Me for Kids – If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, it’s a wonderful book for children that shares some difficult circumstances of Denver’s life, and the story of how he grew up and became close … Read more

Lumpy Cubes

September 23, 2017

Lumpy Cubes is a super-simple and quick to learn game that just might be the ticket for your kids. It comes with a deck of cards. And four sets of cubes. The cubes? They’re not flat. In fact, you might say they’re lumpy. The idea is easy: Each player chooses a color. Next, the deck is shuffled … Read more

Patterns of Evidence

August 28, 2017

Patterns of Evidence is a new, intriguing release. Filmmaker Tim Mahoney took over a decade to create this documentary that investigates the Biblical Exodus from a scientific approach. Mahoney’s goal was to take a balanced approach, and leave the audience to decide for themselves the truth about the Biblical account. In our household, we encouage discussions from … Read more


Baby Bible Books GIVEAWAY

April 24, 2017

I’m delighted to share with you these two adorable books for your littlest readers. In the Beginning and Noah’s Ark are fabulous retellings of these beloved stories from the earliest times of humanity. They draw the minds and the hearts to Produced as sturdy little board books to stand up to the toughest lovin’, these … Read more

Busy Mom, Busy Life, and Saving Time in the Kitchen.

April 14, 2017

You may have noticed that lately, I haven’t been as present or posting as often. First, I’m sorry. Second… you know how you get to that point where it seems like your plan is working… and then life throws you a curve ball? We’ve been tossed several curve balls so far in 2017. Our youngest  – who’s … Read more

HUGE CiPU Giveaway!

April 11, 2017

I’m VERY excited to share this giveaway with you! A few weeks ago, I shared with you the CiPU diaper bag system. Today, I’m excited to share that CiPU is giving away not one, but TWO diaper bag systems, each valued at $180! Plus, CiPU will give away another 500 $20 coupons! Ready to toss … Read more


The Slope of Kongwa Hill

April 8, 2017

This is a sponsored post. The Slope of Kongwa Hill, featured as the Book of the Day on March 28, 2017, is the debut novel of Anthony Edwards. In the opening of the book, we meet Edwards, as he narrates his story. Edwards’ parents live and work in Africa, and from a young age, it … Read more

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April 7, 2017

This is a sponsored post. Cancelled: The Ultimate October Surprise, a novel by author Michale Pinksy, is a surprisingly smart. It was featured as the Book of the Day on March 27, 2017. Cancelled follows the story of a fictional election year in the United States. Loose canon Austin Howard, businessman and political outsider, has shocked … Read more


The Plans I Have for You Bible

April 6, 2017

Lately (you may have noticed), I’ve had an influx of study Bibles that were developed with children in mind. The latest in these is The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible. Based on the children’s book, The Plans I Have For You by author Amy Parker, this is a pretty cool variation. Parker’s storybook inspires … Read more


Once Upon a Time Holy Bible and Storybook Bible

April 5, 2017

Last week, I received this beautiful set of books from Zonderkidz, the Once Upon A Time Storybook Bible and the Once Upon a Time Holy Bible. These are brilliantly illustrated books that let you share the Bible with children at two very different levels of reading readiness. The Once Upon A Time Storybook Bible is … Read more

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April 3, 2017

Rapier is a really fun book by Doc Corea. Imagine combining the best parts of space travel with the best aspects of pirate stories. Now, add in an element of honor… and some bad guys with no honor at all. I was delighted recently to read Rapier, a fast-paced, science fiction, swashbuckling novel from R.A. … Read more


Playing Hurt

March 27, 2017

This is a sponsored post. Playing Hurt is a sometimes fascinating novel by author Gerald Nardella. The book was featured as the “ Book of the Day” on March 23, 2017. The story takes place in a small town, over the course of the 1960-1961 school year. The reader is plunged into the story from the first moments, which take … Read more

Ripley’s BOARD BOOKS…? Believe it or Not!

March 25, 2017

As I’ve posted previously, books from Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Eye-Popping Oddities are very popular in this household. It’s extremely common for me to look up from my coffee in the morning to see the op of someone’s head, bent low over a book, toast in hand. When I ask, “What are you … Read more