365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids #giveaway

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

Well, this is a first for me.  When I received the book 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids a few days ago, I took a look through some of the pages.  It was an adorable book with a cute cover, glossy pages, and easy to read text.  What surprised me was the content!   [Read more…]

Disney holiday books from Parragon – Coco and Frozen Olaf

Disclosure: I’m a Parragon VIP Book Blogger and received these books free. Opinions shared are mine.

The best Christmas gifts are those that keep the kids interested for longer than a few minutes.  You know what I mean! My son still remembers the Christmas 2 years ago when his mini-drone helicopter stayed in the air for about 6 seconds, then crashed to the ground. We could never figure out how to keep the tiny propeller blades in, so he never played with it again. By contrast, my children always enjoyed artistic toys.  A pack of stickers and a new notepad could entertain them for hours!  They still love getting new coloring materials, sketch books, and how-to draw books. Parragon has a great assortment of activity books, and even books that appeal to the new Disney Pixar Coco fans!  [Read more…]

Make Reading Fun

Disclosure: I will receive a book in exchange for posting. Opinions shared are mine.

Reading with my kids has been such a wonderful experience.  The smiles and hugs are the best part, but seeing my children love the written language is just wonderful.  If you’re looking for ways to make reading fun for the children in your life, consider these ideas. [Read more…]

Indescribable by Louie Giglio #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book to review. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

Lately my son is completely interested in shows like Bill Nye the Science Guy, Magic School Bus, and basically anything that has a science theme.  He told me that he’s like to be a scientist when he grows up, “but scientists don’t believe in God.”  Wait, WHAT?!  

That’s when I knew that Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science was going to come in handy. [Read more…]

Sonic Christmas Blast DVD makes a great stocking stuffer

Disclosure: I received the Sonic Christmas Blast DVD as an NCircle Ambassador. Opinions shared are mine.

My son keeps asking for random animals to join our pet army.  His latest request — a hedgehog. While I admit they are super cute, the answer is no.  The Sonic Christmas Blast DVD is about as close as my little guy’s going to get! [Read more…]

The Star movie release on 11/17 #TheStarMovie #FlyBy #ad

Disclosure: I received free tickets to the film for my honest review. Opinions shared are mine.

Whatever your plans for November 17 onward, make room on your calendar to see The Star Movie from Sony Pictures Animations!  I watched the trailer and immediately thought, “This will be my family’s new Christmas favorite.” See for yourself! [Read more…]

Leap movie Family Nights at Ryan’s Ovation Brands restaurants

Disclosure: I’ll receive a prize pack exactly like the winner will receive….opinions shared are mine.

A few weeks ago, my beloved sister took the kids to see the movie Leap!  My daughter loved the story line and said the characters had meaningful humor.  She also appreciated the artwork and soundtrack.  Overall, she adored Leap!   When I was invited to share the new family night theme from Ovation Brands’ portfolio of restaurants – Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Country Buffet – and Furr’s Fresh Buffet, I couldn’t wait to tell you about it!  [Read more…]

God’s Big Plans for Me by #RickWarren

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

In 2012 when my daughter was a newborn, my husband and I joined our first small group through church.  It was held at my friend Marsha’s home and we studied the book A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.  Our spiritual growth was almost tangible during that book study, but the biggest benefit was our deepened friendships.  I’m glad to see that Rick Warren’s new book, God’s Big Plans for Me storybook Bible, is based on that bestseller.  This will be a great way for me to share those uplifting messages with my kids. [Read more…]

How to make a photo cluster using one image – foamcoreprint.com

Disclosure: I received product samples for review. Opinions shared are mine.

One of my favorite things about visiting other people’s homes is getting to see how they decorate.  I love how each person displays a unique style.  For so long, I neglected to do anything with the photos on my phone.  It’s time to do something about it!  When Dave, the owner of Foamcoreprint.com, reached out to me about reviewing their products, it was the perfect time to try something new.  Photo collages have always appealed to me, but I wanted something more cohesive for this project.  I asked Dave to help me come up with something really special using this image: [Read more…]

Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga + Oceans book

Disclosure: I am a Parragon VIP blogger and received this book free from the publisher. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

Our family enjoyed a fun camping trip to Chattanooga, TN over fall break.  The last time I’d been there was over 20 years ago, so I was excited to return with my kids.  In the next few days, I’ll share some of our adventures with you.  First, let’s take a look at the Tennessee Aquarium!   This amazing attraction is right in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. It is housed in 2 main buildings, flanked by an IMAX theater just a few feet away.  Tickets are purchased in yet another building.  I tried to find a discount or online coupon to no avail.  [Read more…]

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