Monday, August 21, 2017

Around Our House 31

We watched the eclipse this morning! The fog was so heavy we could barely make out the sun through the clouds. It was still fun to sit in the lawn with the kids and my morning coffee though.

I think next week we will start school- but this week we are squeezing every last drop out of summer!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Around Our House

This busy little girl loves Beatrix Potter!

I am starting to get a the new school year planned. It just about that time. We just spent a relaxing weekend camping with out church family.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Different by Sally and Nathan Clarkson

I have almost all of Sally Clarkson's books over the years. Her book Different, is well, a little different for her. This book is co-authored with her son, Nathan Clarkson. Nathan struggles with anxiety, OCD and learning issues. This book focuses on both of their experiences, as mother and son, navigating those tough waters.

Sally encourages us to see our children as God made them, gifts! She explores how trying to "fix" or mold your different child into something they are not, simply doesn't help. You don't need to have a child with mental illness to gain insight from this book. There is a ton of great wisdom for any weary mom. Sally has a way of speaking to the heart and adding Nathan's perspective is so insightful. Full of practice advice as well as inspiration for your parenting journey, Different is a book worth reading.

I received a copy for free in exchange for review from Tyndale Publishing 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bible Sleuth- New Testament Review

The days have been so hot we have been spending more afternoons inside looking through books. This fun kids book, Bible Sleuth, Illustrated by Jose Perez Montero, keeps my kids attention. Bible Sleuth is a Bible inspired "Where's Waldo" like challenge.

Through 14 challenging, full spread pages, kids will have to search for various figures. It's just as fun to see the various scenes and details hidden on the page as it is to find the characters! I love that each page has a passage of scripture that corresponds to the picture. This book has a nice hard cover and large pages. This is a fun and interesting book that kids 4-7 and even older could enjoy!

I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Around Our House Week 29

It is so HOT here! We are just trying to keep cool and survive the week. It's getting close to a new school year and I'm starting all the scheduling fun!