Autumn Bliss – Giveaway


I cannot tell you how happy I am to share with you a book that will add to your Fall season:

Autumn Bliss – Over 200 ways to celebrate the Fall Harvest Season through faith, home, and family,”  by Denise Thompson and Lori Ramsey.

It is always fun to share a really good book with my readers that I know will inspire them, but even MORE fun and exciting when it is a blogger that I have a personal friendship with.

Both Denise and Lori are Godly women who share a desire to transform the hearts of other women, especially in the home.  I am thrilled to say that this book hits a home run!  You will be comforted to know that you can slow the pace down in your home this fall season and enjoy some fun family activities that will not only be enjoyable, but will not break the bank. [Read more…]

Gratitude at Home


On today’s audio blog, I share 7 easy ways to incorporate the virtue of gratitude in your children.  It is a tricky time of year, we are just past Thanksgiving yet on our way full force toward a season of ‘giving’ which often gets swamped with the feelings of ‘getting’.  How can we as parents help our children stay far away from that entitlement mentality?

Listen in as I share several ways that can help!

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You Just Never Know


By Dana Bailey

So many times in our life we have acquaintances and that is all they ever are…just people you know of, but not about.  We watch others around us; how they live, how their children behave, how they react to others, but give little mind to who is watching us.

I became very aware of this recently when we moved away from a neighborhood we had lived in for more than 5 years.  Word spread quickly on our street that we were moving and our family began to hear from others who had observed our family without us realizing it. It is quite scary to think about now.

I think I was a horrible neighbor.  I didn’t know much more than my next door neighbors name.  She was a very private person and I tried very hard to not invade her privacy.  I didn’t even know the names of the people who were 2 doors up and the family across the street-we just waved each other.  Many of my children, on the other hand, knew more than names, they knew about our neighbors.  They knew where they went to church, how many times they had been married, how long they lived there, how often they wanted their grass cut and anything else they thought to ask.  My kids were great neighbors. Our son’s cut the grass for many, our daughter babysat for several of the families, our younger sons would help out however they could. [Read more…]

Tips on Teaching Your Child Gratitude – Joleen Watson, MS, NCC


With the Holiday season right around the corner, it’s a time where kids of all ages are creating their “lists” of what gifts they want to receive—that’s a great part of the holiday season as a child!

The holidays can also be a great time to teach children not only how to receive, but also to help them learn the art of gratitude.

In Robert Emmons book, Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier, his research showed that people who regularly practice gratitude have better relationships with others, report better mood, higher self-esteem, sleep better and have more energy. [Read more…]

Weekend RoundUp Reading


I have had a busy week making revision for the new ScreamFree Parenting for Busy Moms Program, which BTW is on pre-sale til Wednesday for 40% off!!  Even though I don’t normally publish a post on Sunday, I wanted to make sure to pass on these great posts I found this past week.   Enjoy!

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