Book Review: The Read-Aloud Family

During my trip to Georgia, two of my girlfriends recommended that we go to "The Story Shop" a small, whimsical children's bookstore. My friends knew of the passion my mom and I have for reading, and they knew that we would fall in love with the store. Children's literacy is something my family takes seriously.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Grace, Not Perfection

If you are a busy mom with young children, or just children who are living at home, stop what you're doing, put down that coffee or wine (or just use your free hand and keep on sipping), and buy the book Grace, Not Perfection. I stumbled upon this book during an Amazon search for books... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Own the Day, Own Your Life

Have you ever thought about your perfect day? Not the dream day when you are sitting on a beach sipping cocktails without a care in the world, but a realistic perfect day. What i'm talking about is the perfect day, that you planned out, that you perfectly owned. That's what Own the Day, Own Your... Continue Reading →

1-2-3 Magic

I was recently involved in a conversation with a few other moms, about discipline and how to get you child to listen to you. One of the friends was discussing how she genuinely struggles with her strong-willed child; the little guy is as sweet as can be, but she struggles with getting him to follow... Continue Reading →

Acts of Service

This past weekend my husband was inducted by our college to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It has been a long time since we were in college, and we have lived a lot of life in the ten years since that time. After college, my husband joined the Army, where we have been through 6... Continue Reading →

The Love Language of Receiving Gifts

The third love language we are discussing is "Receiving gifts." I think initially when we think of someones love language being receiving gifts, it can come with a negative connotation and the stigma of being materialistic. However, there is so much more to Receiving Gifts, than actually getting presents. Even when taking the quiz to... Continue Reading →

Quality Time

The second Love Language to discuss is Quality Time. Quality Time may look and feel differently for different people; however when I think of quality time I think of giving someone your undivided attention. Chapman writes “In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, ‘I love you,’ like full, undivided attention.” I joke around about... Continue Reading →

Words of Affirmation

Today’s Love Language of focus, is Words of Affirmation. This love language is first discussed in the book, and focuses on the way we speak to each other. In The 5 Love Languages Chapman discusses that giving your spouse a genuine compliment every day is one of the best ways to effectively express loving words of affirmations.... Continue Reading →

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