Why Moms Should Memorize Bible Verses


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I remember the first time we pulled up to the church that looked like something out of a storybook.  Painted white with green trim, steeple with a bell, a merry-go-'round and swing set out back.  I stepped out of the car somewhat nervously, trailed behind my family on the way in the door, and sat next to my sister as I smoothed out my yellow floral Easter dress.


Hot Mama (A Review)




I was pretty excited when I saw "Hot Mama: 12 Secrets To A Sizzling Marriage" was up for review!  This book is written by Kathi Lipp and Erin Macpherson - I have read books or pieces from both authors and enjoyed them, so I was interested to see how they addressed the issue of having a good sex life as a mom.

First off, I think this book is helpful not just for current "hot mamas", but for any married lady who wants to improve her sex life, whether she has kids already or not.  A lot of the chapters and advice could be applied to more general married life situations, not just the "married with kids" category.


Making It Home (A Review)




I'm not sure I've ever read a true memoir before, and when I picked up "Making It Home" by Emily T. Wierenga, I wasn't really aware that it was a memoir.  I don't feel like the description on the back made it quite clear, but I dove into it and was immediately struck by the beauty of Wierenga's writing. I could tell pretty quick that it was going to be good.

Wierenga shares bits and pieces of her life story through this book, including her struggles in her relationship with her dad, an eating disorder, and the stories of two babies that she lost. I am always amazed when someone can take all these pieces of their life and weave them together, thread by thread, into this cohesive book, and that's exactly what Wierenga does.  I didn't really know anything about her before reading this book, but she makes her story interesting and compelling and relevant.


Caramel Apple Pie Fudge Recipe (And Other Fall Fun)



Try this decadent fudge recipe! Caramel Apple Pie Fudge | Through Clouded Glass


Fall is upon us, my friends!  For our little family, that means squeezing in as much fun as we can in these last couple weeks before we add another little one to our family!  And what is more fun for the fall than eating lots of autumn-flavored goodies?

Today I have for you one fall fudge recipe, one fall children's book, and two giveaways!  Throw in some candles and cool weather, and you have a perfect early fall afternoon!


Five Uncommon Weekend Family Activity Ideas



Labor Day is coming right up, and we all know what that means - a three-day weekend!  Where I live, it also means lots of traffic as people travel for camping, parades, and other events.

Out of curiosity I looked up the history of Labor Day, because if I'm benefitting from the holiday it seems that I should know a little bit about it.  It turns out that Labor Day originated in the 1800's, when people often worked 12-hour days, seven days a week.  We don't have that some problem anymore, but it's still nice to have an extra day off to spend time with our families.

If you are like me, you are not crazy about the idea of braving the traffic and crowds to do some of the traditional long-weekend activities - so why not do something different instead?  Here are a few ideas of things you can do with your family this weekend!


Through A Man's Eyes (A Review)



If you are like a lot of women, you have heard for most of your life that "men are visual".  But do you really know what that means?  After reading Through A Man's Eyes by Shaunti Feldhahn and Craig  Gross, I suspect that most women have no idea the extent to which men and women's brains are wired differently.  There is no way we can actually know what our men go through as visual creatures since most women have no real frame of reference.

This book describes in scientific, practical, and emotional terms what it means for men to be visual.  I feel like I have read a lot on this subject in the past and had a pretty good idea of what "men are visual" meant for my husband and sons, but I learned so much through this book.

The Hardest Thing About Being A SAHM



It had been a fairly good day, and I was almost to the end of it.  The kids were eating their macaroni in the kitchen, and I went into their rooms to find their pajamas.  That’s when I saw that at some point during the day the kids had bunched the covers all up on Wyatt’s bed.

I sighed, because it was just one more piece of work to do, and I climbed onto his bed as I tugged and pulled the covers into submission.  Before I knew it, a wave of that pregnancy fatigue crashed over me (it has just been intense this time around), and I collapsed onto the half-made bed - literally too exhausted to move.

I just laid there for a few minutes, and without even consciously letting my mind go there, the words “I can’t do this anymore” flitted across my brain.


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