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Feature Blog: Sunflower Faith

Saturday, June 01, 2013

There is something so magical about June, at least for me.  As a child it was the month that school ended; it was the month my family went on our annual beach vacation; it presented a blank canvas of summer to fill.  Now as an adult, some of the thrill might be gone, but still creating that canvas to fill with my kids brings some of the magic back.

And this June I'm glad to share with you a blog that truly has inspired me over the months. Sunflower Faith offers a place to laugh while feeling like someone else knows just how hard life can be sometimes, even when life is just full of daily responsibilities.  I hope you can find some time this month to visit Sunflower Faith and leave a message of encouragement.

Five Minute Fridays

Take the Time to Imagine

Friday, May 31, 2013

I remember when summer was full of endless days that I got to fill however I wanted... do you remember those days?

I would fill them with my own imaginings - some times alone, other times I would imagine with friends, and then we would create, usually with words, that world or event we had imagined.

But where do we learn that art of imagining? Are we born with it? Why do some people seem to day dream and imagine while others don't?

I'm not sure it's wrong to day dream and imagine. In fact I'm sure it's part of the process of all successful people (financially or not...).

Cozy book hop

Cozy Reading Spot

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Welcome to Cozy Reading Spot!  This is your chance to share your posts, and then grab your favorite drink to curl up with and read other's posts.  We share posts on books, reading, and all that is inspiring us.

Cozy Reading Spot

Cozy Book Hop

What's been going on at Reading List this week:

Here's what I've been writing this week, just in case you missed it.


Child Training Bible

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It is so important for younger, newer, less-experienced moms to have some women in their lives that are more seasoned when it comes to the journey of motherhood. There is incredible wisdom available to those of us who are willing to listen.

I have been blessed with a wonderful group of women who are through this stage of motherhood - the stage of diapers, school picking, and wondering why so many people tell us to treasure these precious young years. I have women around me who are focused on supporting their kids emotionally through college, listening to their kids as they dream of planning a wedding and marriage, waiting for grandchildren to fill their lives again with those precious baby moments.  And the greatest blessing in these women is their ability to share how they got through these years that I am in right now.


Firefly Island

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Firefly IslandFirefly Island (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #3)
By Lisa Wingate

I  must admit I was a little intimated with this book. It isn't exactly my go to style of writing.  But I got it to review, and was determined to give it a try. I mean isn't that the joy of reading, it can expand your perceptions when you take the time to visit the world it shows you.

Firefly Island is the third in the series, and I did not read the previous books, another reason why I was a little leery of reading it.

Yet I was quickly interested in the main character, Mallory Hale. When we first meet Mallory she is working in her dream job on capitol hill moving her way up the ladder so to speak. She has a life that she is very happy with, but then she "runs" into a man that quickly captures her heart.

Guest post

Our Top Ten Favorite Book Series for Preschoolers

Monday, May 27, 2013

We go weekly to the library because I want my boys to realize that there are so many options when it comes to reading.  I let them pick out a book themselves, but I also try to get some books that I feel will benefit them in some way. The issue is that there are so many choices!  I love it when other mamas share their favorite books, because it helps me to find some great books easily.

And today Jenn from The Purposeful Mom is sharing a wonderful list of books for preschoolers!  After you read her list, feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments - the more suggestions the better!


Now that summer is fast approaching, it's a good time to help your child pick out some new books! My 7 and 4 year old have both enjoyed reading through certain series of books as preschoolers. They get to know the characters and learn plenty of new things to boot. Our local library has a summer reading program that allows preschoolers to participate by reading or being read to. Even if these type of incentives aren't available for you, finding some new favorites is a perfect activity for rainy days or time in the car on a trip. So to get you started, here are our top ten favorite book series for preschoolers (so far), in no particular order!

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