Monday, April 11, 2016

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids ~ Review


If you're looking for a new parenting book to read, 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids is an excellent one! I don't know about you friends, but I could use all the tools and help I can get when it comes to raising my children.  Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.




Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:

  • Maintain a healthy relationship with your child 
  • Develop a nurturing home culture
  • Correct behavior in lasting ways

















Designed for busy parents, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship with your child will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in their heart, and ultimately, seeing them flourish.

I loved reading all of the different examples that are included with the different tools and tips. The short chapters were perfect for me as well. I could easily read a few chapters a night, when I had the time, and I really feel like I learned some very useful and important tools that will ultimately help me grow as a parent and person in general. 


One of my favorite parts of the book was the Summary of Tips that is included in the back and the notes section. The notes section provides a bible verse for each tool. I enjoyed looking up the verses and comparing them to what I was learning. 


Do I recommend this book? YES, yes, yes! I absolutely loved this book.





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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!


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Monday, March 21, 2016

Glimmer Girls Review & Giveaway #GlimmerGirls #FlyBy





This review is on a two-book fiction series for 9-12 year old girls from award winning singer Natalie Grant. I have listened to and loved Natalie Grant for many years and was very excited to be able to read her books with my three daughters. These books have been such blessings to us. 

Grant says: "Glimmer Girls is a fiction series that I have created with my daughters. The storyline is about three girls who go on tour with their singing mom. I have no idea where I came up with that plot! It’s fun for my little girls to help with the content because they actually live that life. Glimmer is the last name of the family, but it also has a special meaning. It is a light that is never extinguished. Sometimes it may glimmer a little bit brighter, sometimes it may glimmer a little bit dimmer, but it never goes out. I felt like that was such a perfect description for all of us. We all have a light on the inside and depending on the day, sometimes it’s bright and sometimes it’s dim. That is the message I wanted girls to get from this book. You don’t always have to be shining bright, some days are going to be more difficult than others, but Jesus has put a light in you that will never go out.”


About Glimmer Girls

Readers will join twins Mia and Maddie, and their little sister, Lulu, as they travel the country finding adventure, mystery, and mischief along the way. Together with their father, famous mother, singer Gloria Glimmer, and their slightly wacky nanny, Miss Julia, the smart and sassy sisters learn lessons about being good friends, telling the truth, and a whole lot more.


Our Thoughts

I was very delighted to have the opportunity to share these books with my daughters. The life lessons that are included are great for any child and I felt like they were especially great for my three little girls. It was fun to listen to my daughters pick which girl was similar to them and live through the characters as the stories went along. I felt like not only were my daughters receiving entertainment but also learning very valuable character traits. We highly recommend these wonderful books!


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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin & Giveaway



Have you heard of Chris Tomlin? I bet you have! Chris Tomlin is one of the top Christian music artists, worship leader, and songwriter who has sold over 30 million records. He just launched a brand new video to go with his song “Good, Good Father”.

My family loves the song and the video is wonderful!




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Chris Tomlin at Worship Night In America


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We all have a picture of who we think God is. When we get down to the foundation of what we believe, the truth is that God is exactly who He says He is – a good, good Father.  - From Chris + Pat’s story behind the video










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