Sustainability Made Simple book + bag #WWHop2017 #giveaway

Unless you’ve been hiding under a moss-covered rock, you have probably tried at least one way to “go green” in the past few years.  Most of us have reached an awareness about reusing items, recycling, and reducing our footprint. Disclosure: I received a Growing a Green Family pack, too. Opinions shared are mine.  In the book Sustainability Made Simple, readers can consider some really do-able action steps to raising an environmentally aware family. [Read more…]

Witchtown by Corey Putman Oakes #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book from Rockstar Tours. Opinions shared are mine.

Have you ever been the new kid in town?  I only moved to a new town once in my childhood, but starting anew in Colorado Springs was nothing like being the new kid in Witchtown!  [Read more…]

My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book for review; opinions shared are mine.

I’ve always loved the written word.  My earliest memories include sitting in our family’s huge papasan chair, snuggled in the soft cushions, reading The Poky Little Puppy with my mom.  When I learned to read, it was like windows to the world opened!  I’ve experienced some losses in the past year, with the passing of both my father and grandfather.  They each left behind a brief but precious record of their lives in journal form.  Though the journals weren’t completed, it was nice to hear just a little bit from these two men who helped me grow up.  It’s a written document that creates a legacy.

In the book My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, the written word becomes a powerful way to access the past.   [Read more…]

A Letter from Lancaster County by Kate Lloyd #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book from Litfuse group. Opinions shared are mine.

Family dynamics are a tricky matter.  Everyone has “that person” in their family…unless they are “that person.”   It was something I didn’t realize until adulthood.   As a child, I was used to covering family secrets and hiding what was going on at home.  It was normal to give vague answers when someone asked about my dad or brother.  Even now, I don’t like to visit my home state of Kentucky because of the bad memories it brings.  In the book A Letter from Lancaster County, author Kate Lloyd touches on the tender relationships that sometimes haven’t healed, even after years and years.

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The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd #giveaway ends 7/23 US – from the author of @Coffee__Crumbs

Disclosure: I received this book from the Tommy Mommy program. Opinions shared are mine.
When I was pregnant, a friend of mine told me that pregnancy was the easiest part of motherhood. The hard part, she said, was raising a family. At that time, I couldn’t see past my fear of the pain of childbirth. Two kids, 13 years, and 60 pounds later, I completely understand what she meant!  Motherhood means that you google weird things like, “Does broccoli make your pee smell funny?” and “What does ringworm look like?”  Motherhood means that you stay up all night listening to your child breathe, wondering if it sounds tight or wet.  Motherhood means that your heart breaks every time someone else looks at your child with disdain or pity.  Why didn’t anyone tell me those things when I was pregnant?  I think that’s what my friend meant when she said the hard part was coming later.  [Read more…]

His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray #giveaway ends 7/22

Disclosure: I received this book as part of the blog tour. Opinions shared are mine.

Today we get to share another new Amish of Hart County novel from Shelley Shepard Gray. His Guilt is a companion novel to Her Secret.  Though it’s part of a series, it is a completely different story.  You can definitely read it as a standalone.  [Read more…]

God Loves Mommy and Daddy and Me #giveaway ends 7/20

Disclosure: I received these books from Tommy Mommy. Opinions shared are mine.

One of the deepest desires of my heart = my children will know God loves them with an unconditional, eternal kind of love.   It’s a lesson I’m still learning myself, and I long to help my children understand it.  Even from a young age, children test the boundaries of love.  Have you seen it?  Perhaps you’ve experienced that, or maybe you’ve been the one to toe the line.   [Read more…]

Grandpa Hugs from Tommy Nelson – book review #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book as a Tommy Mommy blogger. Opinions shared are mine.

A year ago in June, my grandfather succumbed to a long illness. He was always a strong, healthy man who earned the respect of so many.  I loved that he used to make me pancakes on his griddle, and how he watched Westerns until he fell asleep.   Thanks to his influence, I was able to learn what it meant to be in a for-life marriage with a Christian man.  I miss him tremendously! Grandpa Hugs is a sweet reminder of the way that grandfathers love the children in their lives. [Read more…]

Guardians of the Galaxy Dot-to-Dot book #giveaway ends 7/19 US

We’ve joined the camping world, and it’s fabulous!  In June, we bought a travel trailer with the intention of visiting some of the beautiful mountains and valleys we have near our home.  Since some of the campgrounds don’t have Wi-Fi, we knew the kids would need help finding other activities to keep them occupied.  Both of my kids love dot-to-dot books, so when I was invited to review this Guardians of the Galaxy book, I jumped at the chance. Opinions shared are mine!  [Read more…]

Quest to the Uncharted Lands book tour – review #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book free as part of the book tour. Opinions shared are mine.

The first line of this book is inspiring and hopeful:

“When the Iron Glory’s engines rumbled to life for its journey to the uncharted lands, it marked a new future for the world of Solace.”

As you might imagine, fantasy abounds in The Quest to the Uncharted Lands.  Alchemy, magic, and all things steampunk find refuge in these pages.  [Read more…]

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