My Summer Reading List (2016)

Here’s what I’m planning to read before Labor Day arrives! My Summer Reading List: Parenting Mom Enough– from the writers at Desiring God, this is a compilation of 24 essays from young mothers.  I’m excited to read it.  Right now it’s only $2.99 for Kindle. All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood– I’ve checked this book out a few times, but never taken the time to read it.  The reviews are glowing, and it seems like it …

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Hooked on Books

What I’m reading in May Hi friends!  Man, I have been a slow reader the past few months.  Although, I find when I read “heavier” books it takes me longer to process them. Here’s what I’m reading in May with links to Amazon. Awe by Paul David Tripp- I love what the cover of the book says, “Uncovering the lies we believe about all the earthly things that promise us peace, life, and contentment, Paul Tripp redirects our gaze to God’s …

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The Friday Five

5 Things Making My Life Easier Hi guys!  TGIF!  We have a busy few days coming up, but before that kicks off,  I wanted to share with you some things that are making my life better/easier/happier.  This double stroller by Kolcraft seriously saved our life (and my back) in Australia and at home.  It’s light and steers very well.  We even pushed Jackson in it (he’s 6) and that didn’t make it seem heavy or awkward.  I would really recommend this one for …

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Hooked on Books- What I’m reading in March

Wow- I realized I hadn’t talked about books since October!  I always like to know what other people are reading (in a non-creepy way) so here’s a list of what’s on MY list.  *Contains affiliate links* Just finishing up Boundaries with Kids by Henry Cloud and John Townsend – This book has been so helpful!  Parenting is the hardest thing ever (marriage is a close second, but I only have one husband- not three! Lol) Chosen by God  –  It’s …

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Fighting entitlement in children (and all of us)

A book review I’ve been following Kristen Welch for a long time.  Her oftentimes raw prose about parenting, marriage and raising kids is always something I’m eager to read.  So when I was accepted to be on her Launch Team for Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, I did a little happy dance for the opportunity to read the book (for free) before every once.  Of course these opinions are my own. I will admit it’s empowering for me …

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There’s Nothing Evil about Making Money

Dave Ramsey will often say, “Money is amoral.” It is just a tool.  It is neither evil or good. Can money be used for evil or good?  Absolutely.  However, the $20 bill in my wallet is not evil itself,  it’s just sitting there waiting to be plucked out for groceries or the babysitter. Oftentimes the Bible is misquoted by folks that say, “Money is the root of all evil.” Negative.  The Bible says, “For the LOVE of money is a root of …

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Hooked on Books- October edition

Hi!  I’m here for another monthly addition of what I am reading.  Now that Fall has arrived in the Midwest, I’m looking forward to more afternoons spent inside enjoying books. This blog, How do you stop feeling guilty about taking time to read? from Crystal at Money Saving Mom was super helpful.  Ladies, we shouldn’t feel guilty about reading!  There are numerous statistics to support why it’s important for adults to read, but I also believe it’s important for our children to …

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Hooked on Books- September edition

My reading the past two months has been lackluster.  The best of intentions, but lack of BEING intentional. However, since July I have finished four books: The Traveler’s Gift– This book has really mixed reviews, but the combination of history mixed with motivational speaking really hooked me. Dirty God– It was just ok.  I really wanted to like this more! Smart Money, Smart Kids– This is Dave Ramsey’s book with his daughter, Rachel Cruze.  The central theme was how the Ramsey kids …

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