Part of our bedtime routine is to read books with all four kids. Sometimes it is a struggle to get the big kids to do the whole “PJs, potty, and brush teeth” deal in a quick fashion. They do enjoy a asking for all.the.things right at bedtime. So, it’s no surprise that they had schema for Sleepy Kitty and Sleepy Puppy, two new bedtime story books on our shelf.
Back in October, just after I announced I was pregnant, we were sitting in the pool at Disney and my cousins left me with all the kids and hopped over to the bar for a drink. Admittedly, I was a little sad – not because I was left with 6 screaming and splashing kids (one who was repeatedly kicking me in the stomach) plus the two in utereo, but because I would have given anything to have a sweet, fun [non-alcoholic] drink along with them. If only I had taken my copy of MOMOSAS along as a guide to come up with a fun drink I could have asked them to bring me back.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a book to review and one to give away in exchange for this review. All opinions, however, are 100% my own.
When I was asked to review “Love and Respect in the Family” by Dr. Emerson Eggrichs, I was overly excited. Something has been eating at me for months. I’ll go right out and say it, because you all are my safety net: I don’t feel like I am a great mom. I feel like a fraud. Reading the pitch for this book, I knew I had to take up the offer and learn some tips.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of “The Miner’s Lady” in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Oh, how I wish I had days to sit and read books like I did today. Isn’t this just a glorious moment?
Sure, it helps that my vacation days allow for this, and the fact that I get to review books like this are quite the added bonus.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of “Undeniably Yours” in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.
I’ve never been one to be jealous of those with wealth beyond measure — you’ve heard of “More Money, More Problems” I am sure — but I’ll admit I was a tad bit jealous of Becky Wade’s Undeniably Yours leading lady Meg Cole. Daughter of a a wealthy oil tycoon, Meg is left with 51% of her father’s company when he passes away. She is left with the task of cutting out the fat of the company and keeping things running smoothly. The problem? She wasn’t really interested in this
Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
J. Lee Grady, a man who (with his wife) raised four daughters shares the stories and lessons learned from “22 women who challenged tradition, fought injustice and dared to lead” in his book, Fearless Daughters of the Bible. Isn’t that subtitle just inspiring in itself? When I think of the Bible and the lessons I learned in Sunday School, church, and Bible School, how many of them were about the men? As a feminist who is challenging tradition by being the bread winner, I knew this book was going to be an inspiration not only on my faith journey but also in my day to day life.
Disclaimer: In exchange for the review below, I was sent a copy of a book. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.
I can’t help it, I am a sucker for a good love story. Even if they are mildly predictable, Christian-themed romance novels (especially those based in the South) are my go-to books. Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate was no different.
One of the hardest lessons in life I learned was managing money (every young adult does that, no?). A few weeks back, I was sent Pocket Your Dollars (by Carrie Rocha). This book covers “5 Attitude Changes That Will Help You Pay Down Debt, Avoid Financial Stress, & Keep More of What You Make” and is something I wish I had read before I started charging every cent I was spending.
Add this book to your “to read” list if you love period romances set in the south. Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller’s “To Honor and Trust” was an easy, enjoyable read with interesting characters and a plot that you expect…and then one that you can’t see coming from a mile away.
A new year brings new goals and resolutions. For me, it has been a renewed energy to meet the goal I have been working on, losing weight. After a holiday plateau, I have admittedly struggled mentally. Good thing BlogHer sent me The Willpower Instinct to review. Perfect timing.