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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

You Carried Me

Oh I am so sorry! I thought I had written a review for this several weeks ago. Apparently, I did write a review on several retail pages about it but forgot to here....

So, let me tell you about this book. I couldn't wait to read this book and I was not disappointed! Melissa writes this book in such an honest, vulnerable way that it engages you from the very first page!
As a pro-lifer for years this story just reconfirmed my beliefs and brought a whole new perspective of all the other people we often don't think of after an abortion: the grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. As she writes you are part of her journey, learning the shocking truth of her birth, feeling the emotions, yearning for answers.
I especially loved Melissa's never-give-up attitude! In the face of so many obstacles she continued to take another step forward and that helped shape her future.
As a prolific reader, Melissa's writing was one I couldn't put down and I look forward to any of her future works.

I received a copy of this book from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review.

I also wanted to share a Brief video of Melissa Ohden  
Monday, January 9, 2017

Book Review

A Spectacle of Glory: God's Light Shining through Me Every Day

This amazing little book holds so much wisdom! How can it not, after all it's written by Joni Eareckson Tada! For years, Joni Eareckson Tada has been a woman I highly respect and admire. I have read every book she has written and always learn so much through them. This devotional is no different. Joni has such a gift for writing and writes with an element that makes you feel she is talking directly to you. The very first devotional had me thinking, reflecting and sharing with others! If you want an added blessing to your day, make sure you buy this book. The devotions are short but get right to the heart of life and get your mind thinking and your heart growing! Love Joni and everything she has done!

I have been asked to honestly review this book in exchange for a free copy by Handlebar Publishing. 
Friday, November 11, 2016

Another GREAT resource...

As a special needs homeschool momma I need to cater my "classes" to best help my learners excel.
  I scour the internet often to locate just the right worksheets, crafts and resources that will allow me to do just that. 
One of the resources I have used many times is this one: Dads Worksheets
 This site covers math from Preschool - 12th grade. 
What I love best is the fact that there is always an explanation or help section to explain, step by step, for people like me who don't love math. 
It's been a real blessing!

However, if you aren't a homeschool parent please don't feel left out....
Dads Worksheets are also for:
*moms and dads who feel their kids need extra math practice
*teachers who need materials for their whole class
*kids who want to master their math facts

 Another blessing is that this site and ALL (last count was 10,319 worksheets!) are FREE!
 You read that right....FREE! 
What's not to love about that?! 
Go check them out

Monday, November 7, 2016

One of the Few....

I am always amazed and humbled when people contact me after reading my blog. They like what I write, what I stand for and want to get their idea, product or service into the hands of my faithful readers. Honestly, I've turned down countless of the above opportunities because I didn't feel it meshed well with what I believe. I also need to believe in the product or service whole heartedly if I am to share it with others.

I was approached several months ago by Jason Ladd about reviewing his book. I read a bit about him on his website and knew that his book would definitely be worth the review. I have not been disappointed!

He has an amazing story.....Marine Fighter Pilot, Iraq War Veteran, Author......but my very favorite of his titles is "daddy".   We downloaded his audio book and the kids and I listened to it as we did errands one day. We were captivated! He really goes into life in the military, the intense moments, the missions and ties it together with coming to Christ. So, so good!

Today is his book re-launch day and I invite you to check out his website and his book. Here's his website link.

His goal is to help Christian parents as they prepare their children for life in the secular world. But truly,  this book will help anyone searching for truth and give them the skills they need to stand firm in a world of apathy and disintegrating values and morals.

We highly recommend Jason Ladd and "One of the Few"!!
Monday, February 15, 2016


The stomach flu made its' way through our home and it was rough! It actually started with Samuel and went thru the ranks one after another. At one point, I was holding two buckets as both kids were puking at the same time. Too much information?? Sorry but these were the facts of our life for over a week! Did I ever mention how very, very much I hate vomit? Or that I have a terrifying fear of the stomach flu after Sean was hit with it so severely years ago, passed out, hit his head, and ended up in the hospital? Um, yeah. Let's just say, this week definitely had me talking to God ALOT! I am SOOOO glad it's over! I seriously had a permanent vomit smell in my nose......YUCK!! Thank you God for healthy bodies!
Sunday, February 14, 2016

I have a million of 'em....

I'm sorry to put so many adorably cute pictures on my blog of my baby, Sammy T. But he is just so photogenic! And besides that he LOVES to ham it up for the camera, as you can tell. :)
I mean, I could fill up a book with just pictures of him and all of his cuteness.  He never met a camera he didn't like. LOL!

Now these next pictures are Samuel's selfies. LOL! He was, unbeknownst to me, playing with my phone as I was in the shower one morning. He didn't do too bad and since these pics he has taken quite a few more....of my closet doors, my floor, my bed, his feet, my desk, etc. :) 
Kids these days...they can figure out technology like nobody's business. 
No worries, mommy set a lock on her phone. 
Sammy has to ask now to take his selfies! :)

And this's just perfect Samuel. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hey there little cowpokes....

 Took the kids to the Farm Show this year. I love the concept but it gets so incredibly crowded that in years past it didn't necessarily seem worth it but we tried it one more time. The kids love going. They love animals so much and of course it's very educational too. :) They were able to watch a rodeo that had disabled participants in it. So cool! I couldn't resist the extra cute cowboy hats and the price was perfect for our large family! 
Aren't they adorable?!