Usborne Books: Black Friday Deals

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Have you heard of Usborne books?  We have a few and I really like them!  If you're looking for some great deals on books today, here are just a few... This Farm Magnet Book is just $11.99. This 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Recordable Storybook is $10. See Inside Space is only $3.90 (regularly $12.99)! Go here to see the other books offered and check the Usborne site on … [ Keep reading… ]

Thankful

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Today, I have so many things to be thankful for... An amazing husband. Sweet, energetic, and healthy children. Parents who love me unconditionally. Siblings who I can laugh with (and at).  :) Friends who encourage me. A warm home. A smorgasbord of food to eat (especially today). For God, the Giver of all these gifts. And you. If you're reading this, I am so very … [ Keep reading… ]

Treasure Hunt with Grandpa

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Our children are so blessed to have the four best grandparents in the entire world.  They are loved unconditionally and each grandparent brings a special, unique relationship to their lives.  We are so very thankful for the way our parents are investing in the lives of our children! But I'm going to brag on my father-in-law a little bit.  He is a wonderful grandpa.  There are seven … [ Keep reading… ]

Week 3 Link Up: 30 Days of Intentional Acts of Kindness with Your Kids

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I've been so inspired by each of you this week.  Here are just a few ideas that YOU have shared that have inspired me: Jess left a free coupon on the product in Walgreens.  Someone did this at Target today and I was on the receiving end of it!  What a fun surprise! Christy made a fun surprise for her daughter's friend.  Jennifer encouraged her children to make 'things I love about … [ Keep reading… ]

Ultimate Box of Projects: Product Review and Giveaway

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*Sorry, this giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway!* Craft Project Ideas recently came out with a brand new 'Made by Me' Junior line, especially for children ages 4-6 years of age (which can be found at Walmart).  We had an opportunity to review their Ultimate Box of Projects...and I am convinced they need to rename it 'The Big Box of Fun' instead.  This box … [ Keep reading… ]

Humbled

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I recently had one of my most humbling moments as a mother.  After receiving a not-so-lovely report about our almost 4-year old son’s behavior in Bible class, I encouraged him to ask God for forgiveness in his bedtime prayer.  He recanted by saying, “Yelling is a mistake too, Mommy.  You need to ask God for forgiveness for yelling at me earlier today.” Ouch.  Knife to the heart. As much as … [ Keep reading… ]