Week 2 Link Up: 30 Days of Intentional Acts of Kindness with Your Kids

day seven task

I'm choosing not to share our acts of kindness this week.  Yep, I totally realize that was kinda the point of this series.  But I was convicted after reading a chapter from the book Your God is too Safe by Mark Buchanan.  In this chapter, the author points out 3 holy habits (aka spiritual disciplines) that are beneficial to all Christians:  solitude, silence, and secrecy.  In the excerpt below, … [ Keep reading… ]

Contigo for Kids: Product Review and Giveaway


*Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway!*   We are huge fans of Contigo Kids cups!  In fact, these are just about the only cups we use with Big Brother these days because he likes to "drink on the go" and these cups don't spill.  Period. We love them so much that I purchased a few more in addition to the ones we received for the … [ Keep reading… ]

Homemade Gift Ideas


After reading Colleen's post about simplifying Christmas in order to give more to others, I thought I would share some of my own DIY gift ideas that we've made (and given) in the past.  Some are great to give to kids, others are better for adults. Either way, here's a few ideas to get you started. This felt peek-a-boo house is perfect for toddlers!  And if you are still changing diapers, … [ Keep reading… ]

Winners of the Veggie Tales ‘Little Drummer Boy’ Giveaway


The five winners of the Veggie Tales Little Drummer Boy giveaway (via random.org) are... Comments: #23:  Kristen Kushpinsky who said, "My four little boys would LOVE this! Good luck, everyone! :)" #27:  Judy who said, "Ooh pick me! Pick me!" #187:  Jeni Mosshammer who said, "We love watching the Veggie Tales!" #214:  Nina who said, "We’re big Veggie Tales fans at our house! … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: It’s the Little Things


Life isn't made up of huge, momentous events that truly define us (apart from getting married and the birth of our children, perhaps).  It's the little, everyday moments that make life worth living and shape us into who we are. Like being woken up by your favorite almost-4-year-old with a kiss on the cheek and an, "I love you, Mommy" in your ear. Or when your husband takes an entire day off … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link-Up

turkey treat jar

There were lots of fun ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few... Toddler Approved shares this adorable Turkey Treat Jar!  Not only is it a great way to use up that leftover Halloween candy, but it also will brighten the day of the person receiving it!     Art for Little Hands shares an idea for making Autumn Trees using Bingo markers (or Do-a-Dot Markers).  What a fun … [ Keep reading… ]