Thursday, January 17, 2019
This weeks Throw Back Thursday post is pretty cool because I came across a post that I wrote back in January of 2011, talking about my top ten Crew Reviews!
The new 2019 Crew year is starting now! I am so excited to be back on the Crew and sharing all of the new products with you guys!
Saturday, December 8, 2018
My niece and I were reading over day nine together and discussing this devotional. I love that it is teaching her that she is not defined by her mistakes. And we both laughed a little at the "girl who started the whole sin thing" part. At least we are NOT that, right?!
Unfortunately, in this day and age, our girls face a lot of things that we wish they didn't. Sexual abuse is one of them. This devotional hits on topics like these. These pages talk about what Tamar went through and how she must have felt. It helps our girls to understand they are still worthy and pure, and that if they have been abused, it speaks nothing of them, only their abuser. It also talk about healing and how to help others who may have been abused.
This days devotional applies to so many of us, despite our age. Have you ever felt unworthy of Jesus. Have you ever felt like you are good enough to go to church because you aren't living right, or have made too many mistakes? I know I have, and I am not a young woman.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
If you know me at all, you know how much of a fan I am of Usborne Books!
When Timberdoodle extended me the offer to review one of their books, I jumped on it!
The book I received was the Jungle Picture Puzzle Book. I have plenty of Usborne books, but I have not ever seen one of the picture puzzle books.
This book is larger than your typical book. The pages are a hard, flexible type of paper.
There are 28 pages of jungle themed puzzles. Each page is unique and has many things for your child to find. Your child may be looking for a parrot drinking a milkshake, or counting how many crocodiles are in the pond, or finding the cheetah that has 3 spots.
The Jungle Picture Puzzle Book is intended for children ages 2 to 5, however I think that children older than 5 will still love this book.
I will admit that we liked this book much more than I thought we would. It is not boring at all. Some books really lend to bonding and spending time together, and this is one of those books. I love anything that promotes snuggles!
My 3 year old LOVES to "play" this book. lol I love to "play" it to because we can sit together and snuggle up and see who can find what first. My son laughs so much at this book because you are finding some silly things, such as a parrot drinking a milkshake.
It is also educational because your adding in some counting, looking for colors, anything you want to look for. You can make up your own things to look for as well.
Here are a couple of videos that show my son "playing" this book and how much he enjoys it.
This book is great for car trips, for reading before bed time to start winding down, and just for snuggling up together and enjoying spending some time together.
I highly recommend this book for you and your children. We really enjoy it and it is one that will constantly be out and being used.
You can find the Usborne Jungle Picture Puzzle Book here for $13.99. I think this is a great value for this book!
The Jungle Picture Puzzle Book is also part of the Timberdoodle Preschool Curriculum Kit!
Timberdoodle has so many products for all ages of learning. They even have full curriculum kits for every grade. If you haven't heard of Timberdoodle before you should really check them out! They have some really awesome products that I have never seen before.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
The first thing really talked about is including your kids in everything, whether that means the business part, or even things like making the schedule, meal planning, etc...
If everyone feels involved, and is aware of what is going on, the children are more prone to follow along with a good attitude, instead of just feeling like they are being told what to do.
When I started reading about scheduling, I will admit that I wasn't that thrilled to be reading another book about scheduling until I realized, "Hey, this is different". "This sounds like me, and these things sound like they could actually be done!"
Instead of the normal scheduling advice of making a steady schedule and having everyone get used to the schedule and how important it is to stick to a schedule, Lisa basically said, you will never be able to stick to a schedule all of the time. That isn't practical or real life. Things come up every day and you will just be so frustrated all of the time because your not getting everything done on your schedule.
I completely agree with this. I have tried so many schedules, and I have NEVER been able to stick to one.
What she suggests is making a list of the "Must Do's". These are the things that must get done.
You want a schedule, but you want to be able to be flexible in your schedule.
Have your must do's ready and instead of making a schedule for the week or month, you will make a plan of the day! Each day of your life is different. Some days you have appointments, some days the kids are sick, and on and on...That is why you make a plan of the day each morning. List what must get done that day, and list your top 3 to 5 priorities for the day.
Did you see that??? ANNUAL Meal Planning??? What the heck!
I do use meal planning. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to stick to my budget. I do it by the week though. I want to implement the longer meal planning though because it would ease a lot of the stress of meal planning!
One idea about meal planning she had was "themed dinners". I love this idea!
This way you can still make a plan ahead of time but don't necessarily have to cook the same meal every week, or decide right then what meal you will be making 9 months form now.
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