I have some French in my blood…

… or maybe I don’t. (My mom is probably wondering what in the world I’m talking about!) But after reading my friend Anita Joyce’s new book French Accents, I wish I did! From the attention-grabbing introduction (in which Anita finds out she, in fact, does have French ancestors) to the final thoughts, this book is […]

Love is Kind- free printable

I promised a few weeks back that I would do more book reviews– I have been reading SO much lately. Ben and I started a new “plan” a few weeks ago- we only watch TV after the kids are in bed on the weekends. The other nights, we read. It’s amazing how much time that […]

The Best Books for Girls Ages 8-11

I wrote a post here detailing the books that I love for our kids at their age now, and today I want to share some series that I loved as an older kid. I was (and still am) a voracious reader- my mom would have to make me put down a book and go outside […]

read// Sun Shines Down Book Review

Sometimes, a book grips me so intensely that I cannot put it down. Such was the case with Gillian Marchenko’s new memoir, Sun Shine Down. Luckily, I was on a 10 hour road trip with my family on the way home from vacation, so I was able to sit on the passenger side with my […]

read: {an angel by her side}

I have been reviewing books for BookSneeze for about three years now, and I love being part of their program. Free books for an avid reader? Yes, please! Somehow, An Angel by her Side is one of only two fiction books I have read through the program. Most of the time when I am ready […]

Need Discipline? {31 Days of All Things Children Day 23}

  I have mentioned before that finding time to do things when having children takes lots of organization and discipline, something which doesn’t come naturally for me.  My inclination is to sort of take each day as it comes and not have a grand plan. I am not irresponsible, just a little on the relaxed […]