Come With Me


  This month's Book Review is another great Bible Study that I came across and can't wait to share with you. Come With Me: Discovering the Beauty of Following Where He Leads by Suzanne Eller is a look at the lives of Jesus's disciples and how we can apply what they learned to our modern day problems. Suzanne asks us to take a journey … [Read more...]

Loving My Actual Life


I know it's a Holiday, but I still wanted to do a #MommyMonday post. This month I'm combining my Book Review with a Mommy Monday post. Because, as moms, when we actually have the time to sit down and read a book (or stand at the counter and stir dinner while reading, or hide in the bathroom and read a book...) we want to make sure it's a good … [Read more...]

The Mother Letters


I don't usually blog on weekends, but since it's so close to Mother's Day, I want to share a great book for mothers. A book that would make a great gift for your mother, or to read if you are one yourself. The Mother Letters: Sharing the Laughter, Joy, Struggles, and Hope- brought to you by Amber and Seth Haines (the amazing writer behind Wild in … [Read more...]

5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit


My name is Stephanie, and I am a quitter. I like to start things. I have lots of ideas. I have loads of good intentions. But finishing any of them is where I struggle. Nicki Koziarz is a quitter like me. And she found comfort in the life of Ruth, a role model that thousands of years ago left us an example to follow. Nicki has come up … [Read more...]

Raising Grateful Kids


I meant to do my review at the end of January, but time creeps up on us- here's a great book to read, and it also checks off the "Book for a Better You" Category of my Advanced Reading Challenge! Kristen Welch's Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World is a modern day handbook that every parent needs to have in their back pocket. Welch … [Read more...]

Teaching Gratefulness

Our kids don't need more stuff or more freedom; they just need more of us.

  I'm super excited to be joining in a blog hop all about gratitude, inspired by Kristen Welch's amazing new book, Raising Grateful Kids. You know I love me a good printable, so I made this one for you, featuring one of my MANY favorite quotes from the book.   As a mother of a young toddler, I worry that I somehow will … [Read more...]

Advanced 2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

In case you missed my Beginner's Reading Challenge  you can check it out. This challenge is for you if you're not an avid reader, but want to push yourself a little this year. But, if new library books get your blood pumping, and the sight of a Barnes and Noble makes your heart sing- this challenge is for you. So, here it is fellow … [Read more...]

2016 Book Challenge for Beginners

2016 Reading Challenge

As you know, I love to read. It's my escape. My comfort. My favorite free-time activity. I know not everyone is this way. But, today, especially being surrounded by so much technology and screen time- I think it's still so very important. By reading, we model to our children that reading is good and fun and interesting. They truly learn by … [Read more...]

Dear Mary

dear mary

I was given the the book Dear Mary: Lessons From the Mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom by Sarah Jakes for review from Bethany House Publishers, and I'm so glad I read it. It's a collection of letters to Mary, asking her questions about motherhood that still pertain to mothering in modern times. I never thought of looking to Mary for … [Read more...]

Paris Giveaway


Since it's Mommy Monday and I'm all about Mommy Self Care, and instead of doing a book review this month- I decided to do a giveaway instead...more fun, right? I shared with you how much I loved Sarah Mae's  new book Longing for Paris in my review back in June, and it just released August 4th. Since I loved it SO much, I want to share a copy … [Read more...]