Expectant Parents – New Resource from Focus on the Family {And, iPad Mini Giveaway!}

Expectant Parents: Preparing Together for the Journey of Parenthood || (Focus on the Family, October 2014) Expectant Parents is a fabulous book for preparing the Christian couple for bringing home a new member of the family.  The book is upbeat and positive, which is a nice change from several of the books I have recently read that lament the agonies of birth and … [Read more...]

Dancing on the Head of a Pen (Book Review)

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  "Dancing on the Head of a Pen:  The Practice of a Writing Life" is a memoir, advice column, instruction manual, and self-help book, nicely packaged in an easy to read novella dotted with lots of hints and practical advice for those who chose to write as a vocation.  Benson shares his writing process, admits imperfections, and offers humorous insight into the life … [Read more...]

Reasons My Kid is Crying: Hilarious Comfort for Parents With Toddlers

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    All the many many completely logical reasons that children cry.  When Dad, Greg Pembroke decided to stay at home a couple times per week to be with his son, he stumbled upon a gold mind of hilarity.  With a cause and effect motif familiar to every toddler parent, Reasons My Kid is Crying  is loaded with kids breaking down over things  seen by an adult … [Read more...]

let’s sew together – simple projects the whole family can make by Rubyellen Bratcher

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As a mother with two little ones, I completely understand Bratcher's motivation in creating fun crafts and memorable activities to share with her daughters.  Wait till you hear their names - so unique and beautiful!  I have a list of sewing projects I desperately want to complete for and with my littles.  Halloween costumes, flannel story board pieces, and handkerchief dresses … [Read more...]

First Comes Love by Scott Hahn (Book Review)

First Comes Love Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity Many thanks to the author and Blogging for Books for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Scott Hahn has a true gift for explaining Catholic doctrine in terms that are applicable to modern life and accessible to the lay person.  In First Comes Love, he utilizes biblical … [Read more...]