Archive | January, 2013

Praying Circles Around Your Children Giveaway

I have TWO copies of Praying Circles Around Your Children to giveaway. This book is by the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson.

Praying Circles

This book will help to encourage you as you pray for your children.

You don’t have to do everything right as a parent, but there is one thing you can’t afford to get wrong. That one thing is prayer! ~pg.11

The book outlines 5 circles to help guide you in praying for your children.

  • Circling the promises of God
  • Making prayer list
  • Creating prayer mantras
  • Forming prayer circles
  • Praying through the Bible

This book is a quick and easy read that will encourage you. There is no such thing as a perfect parent. We all get things wrong, and not a single one of us have all the answers. The great thing that we can rely on is that we serve a God who is perfect, and who does have ALL the answers. Praying for our children is a great habit that we should engage in daily.

Now comes the fun part. I have TWO copies to give away this time. Leave a comment below letting me know you would like to win a copy of this book. I will be drawing a winner on Monday February 4th. So you have until Sunday February 3rd at midnight to comment.

 

*I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review

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Valentine’s Day With Kids

Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, I thought I would share how my hubby and I keep it special. With 4 kiddos and a lack of babysitters {we will only leave them with my parents} we usually do not get to go out for sweetheart day. Valentine’s Day with kids can be fun too!

There are so many parents in the same boat either because of a tight budget or a babysitter shortage. Just because you can’t go out on a fancy date doesn’t mean that the day can’t be special. My 4 little ones are my sweet mini valentines too. I try to make the day special for them.

Here are some ideas to do with your kids:

  • Make heart shaped pancakes for breakfast 
  • Have a box of chocolates waiting for them when they get up
  • Make pink cupcakes with heart sprinkles together
  • Have craft time together- Make homemade valentines for loved ones and friends
  • Make a special dinner
  • Set the table with your best dishes and use candle sticks for light

For us, our kids are our life! We love to celebrate with them. Of course, we like to have our own time too. We usually have an early bedtime for the little ones. That way we can have our own version of date night. We rent a movie and have a special treat {that we have hidden from the kiddos so it is still there for our movie.} Matt and I enjoy spending time together. So for us it isn’t about the money, it is about spending quality time together.  You can make memories with your kids and still have time with just your spouse.

What are some creative ways you Valentine’s Day as a family?

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Big News ~ Master Books

I am beyond excited to announce that Master Books is sending me to Beech Retreat!

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When I first started blogging, Beech was the very first conference that grabbed my attention. In fact, I have a vision board for where I want to see this blog go, and Beech was one of the very first things I put on it. I am humbled and so very grateful to be representing Master Books at Beech 2013.

You can find Master Books by following on Facebook and Twitter. Also, you can follow the hashtag #teachthetruth.

Another great way to see what Master Books has to offer, is by following the Moms of Master Books. Here you can see the latest reviews of Master Book products.

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We have some fun things in store for you that I will be letting you know about soon! Be sure to follow my journey to Beech on Instagram.

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