March Feature: Quiet In The Chaos

Saturday, March 01, 2014

I am so excited that March is finally here!  This winter just did not make my list of favorites, and with March comes Spring, so I'm more than ready to begin this new month. Since it is a new month, I am sharing another favorite blog with you all!  Quiet In The Chaos is written by my friend Meghan, and I hope you will be able to stop by and see what she has to share this month.
Marissa  {Reading List}


My blog is a bit eclectic.  Quiet In The Chaos focuses on natural living, real food recipes, homeschool, and product reviews.  I love to write and learn, so combining writing with sharing what I have learned enables me to teach others and stay passionate about my blog.  I am a teacher by trade, with a bachelor’s of science in early childhood education.  I am a life long learner, and love sharing information with others.  That is really where my blog stems from.

Quiet In The Chaos

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Meghan from Quiet in the Chaos

I am a 28 year old wife and mama of two littles, soon to be mama of three.  My children have been the greatest gift God has ever given me, and absolutely brought me closer to Him.  A few months before I became pregnant with my 3 year old, I lost my brother.  That pretty much shattered my world, and I didn’t have much use for God at that time.  My faith was as broken as my heart.  Then I became pregnant with my daughter, and all I could think about was how awesome God truly was.  From that point on my relationship with Him grew, and has only become stronger since.  For that, I am so thankful.

My hobbies include anything outdoors (especially camping and fishing), and machine embroidery and sewing.  I have an etsy shop, where I make and sell children’s clothing, blankets, and bibs.  The finished product gives me a small sense of pride, and makes someone else happy.  I truly enjoy it.  I also enjoy cooking with my children. I'd love for you to follow Quiet In The Chaos on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest


No Cape Required: A Book Review

Friday, February 28, 2014

There are so many times when I'm reading a main-stream book and I see the power of God in them, even though the author didn't mean to write it in.  Of course this happens often with movies too!  I've decided it's because the Creator designed us with His truth ingrained in our hearts, and when we, as people, try to express our feelings in creating, that Truth finds it's way into our creation.

Do you know what I mean?

With this concept in the back of my mind, I was thrilled when I got my hands on Kristen Parrish's new devotional, No Cape Required: 52 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Hero.

No Cape Required  a review  {Reading List}

This is an amazing little book, especially for the modern Christian who enjoys watching and reading secular media. Parrish has complied a list of 52 well known fictional characters and while discussing their main hero-attribute points Christians to the truth of God wanting us to cultivate similar attributes.

Cozy book hop

Cozy Reading Spot

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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 (basically that means, we love to read what you have done this week!).

Cozy Reading Spot

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.

childhood favorite

Children's Corner: The Jolly Postman

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

One of the many reasons why I'm sure I love to read is because my mom had a million different books for us to read growing up.  Of course the fact that she is a preschool teacher and has put together quite a library over the years has something to do with that.  The other big thing was that we were allowed to read books that would be considered "below" our reading level, which is totally not something I've learned most parents let their kids do...

Children's Corner on Reading List

Anyway, a great plus to having a preschool teacher for a mom is that my kids are able to enjoy her vast library every time we visit, and that is often. Recently we discovered an old favorite of mine from when I was young -  The Jolly Postman by Allen Ahlburg.  It's so much fun! I mean what kind of person doesn't like a story where there are not just movable parts, but flaps that open to conceal letters and newpapers and other goodies that you can take out and explore? (Much like this book...)

This is a very interactive story that pulls together traditional fairy tale characters through the journeys of  the postman. The postman visits characters like the three little bears and then the reader gets to see what kind of mail they receive.

The Jolly Postman  in Children's Corner  {Reading List}

Like for the three bears, the postman brings them a letter from Goldilocks.  It's written in sloppy little kid writing with doodles around it, very similar to a child's pen pal type letter.

My boys are loving this one because they get to pull out letters, postcards and other goodies just like actual mail.  Plus it has made getting mail at home a real adventure.  I'm hoping that this interest in our mail leads to an interest in writing to others... but only time will tell.

Reading List Rating:
five coffee cup rating  {Reading List}

I had to rate this one high, because as a kid I would read this one over and over.  And I'm loving watching my boys look through this and ask questions...

Have you read The Jolly Postman to your kids?  Do your kids like books that have pull outs and ways to interact?  Do you have your kids write letters to anyone?  Join the conversation!
Marissa {Reading List}

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