{review & giveaway} Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women

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There is a battle going on for the hearts and minds of our young people. As parents, it is our job to not only encourage and pray for them but also to put tools in their hands that will guide them towards the love and peace of the Lord.  Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women is the perfect tool for young women. Read a little more about this book and find out how to win a copy!

 

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Learning to Enjoy Homeschooling Teens

I could never homeschool my kids, they drive me crazy!

We’ve all heard it, right? And while we all want to staunchly disagree with such a statement… there are days that we would have to agree. So how do we ensure that the good days outnumber the days that we are searching the roads for a big yellow bus to flag down?

 

We learn to enjoy homeschooling our children, especially our teens.

 

 

Want to read more? Head over here to read the rest of my guest post on my friend Lea Ann Garfias’ blog. While you’re there, check out her new book Homeschool High School Made Easy!

 

{review & giveaway} ESV Illuminated Bible

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It’s so important that mothers show their children that God’s Word is important. So how do we, as mothers, fit that into our days? Find tools that make studying and reading God’s Word accessible, enjoyable, and rejuvenating.

Yes, God’s Word is all of those things on it’s own. But when it’s so easy to access the Bible on our phones, it’s important to use our time in God’s Word to pause and focus. And it’s been proven that one of the most effective ways to relieve stress is to color or draw. So which Bible makes all of this easy for busy moms? The ESV Illuminated Bible.

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A Dishwasher Supply Line and The Lesson It Taught Me

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So I flooded my kitchen a few weeks ago and I was so happy about it. No, for real. I disconnected a dishwasher supply line and made a huge mess. Every towel in our house was being thrown into the kitchen to soak up water, I was laying in the middle of it (completely soaked!), and I couldn’t have been happier.

You see, my dishwasher hadn’t been working properly for over a year. After an issue with the drying cycle, I completely gave up on it. With a final slam of the door, I told my family to not use it again. It was broken and I was tired of having to deal with rewashing dishes. This dishwasher was hopeless.

It was long after things were fixed, I was dry, the towels were clean that I realized my flooded kitchen could really teach me some lessons.

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Alone For The Holidays

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We’ve all seen the commercials and made-for-tv movies. Snow gently falling outside, happy children running towards the windows to watch their world turn white, as mom and dad put the finishing touches on a holiday feast. Then the doorbell rings! The children fling the door open and fall into the loving arms of their loving grandparents. The holiday celebration can now begin.

Then you shut off the tv and sigh. There will be no knocks at your door.

Head over to Life Of A Homeschool Mom to read my guest post as a part of the Homeschooling Through The Holidays series!