Just for Mom: 21 Days of Joy Devotional

ArynFamily, Christian Fiction, Christian Nonfiction, Faith8 Comments

21 Days of Joy celebrates moms in a short story #devotional

One more Celebrate Lit Book Review for you, 21 Days of Joy, a short story devotional that is pretty much unforgettable!     About the Book Title: 21 Days of Joy Author: Kathy Ide Genre: Non-fiction, Devotional Release Date: April 1, 2016 Tour Dates: April 28 – May 11 Oh, the joys—and struggles—of motherhood! 21 Days of Joy honors mothers of all varieties. Biological moms. Adoptive moms. Stepmothers. Grandmothers. Godmothers. “Second moms.” Even men who “mother” children when circumstances put them in that position. Whether you are a mother, have one, or know one, these heartwarming fictional stories will touch your soul and help you see that … Read More

How To Improve Mood and Attitude by Meal Planning

ArynFamily, Health and Fitness29 Comments

Food for Mood and Attitude

Inside this post: How to Improve YOUR FAMILY’S Mood and Attitude, free printables, and a limited time Menu Planning and Recipe Bundle Special! Hey, have you noticed that your kids are often more agitated (or agitating?) around 4 PM? Or your husband is cranky at 11.30 on his day off? or, just maybe, You’re out of sorts yourself at 2 in the afternoon? When was the last time they (or you) had eaten? What had you eaten? There are so many things that contribute to attitude and mood. Environment. Stress level. Sleep (or lack of sleep). Chemicals (in and around us). … Read More

How To Be a Good Housewife: Juggling Your Life 1 Priority At a Time

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction20 Comments

Homeschooling Housewife

Ever wonder how to be a good housewife in today’s world? I mean, is there really a place for a traditional housewife in the 21st Century? I guess that really depends on your definition of a “good” or traditional housewife. The Bible has a lot to say about how to be a good housewife, and it doesn’t exclude having a productive job, or mean we can’t do a lot of things that tend to get bad press. Between Proverbs 31 and 1st Timothy 2, there is a lot of solid information on how to be a good housewife. Anyone who … Read More

8 Sunday School Songs that Comfort In the Storm

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Faith10 Comments

Hooray for memorizing songs that comfort no matter what the storm! If you grew up in church, as I did -I was a 4th (living) generation Southern Baptist as a kid- then you probably have some favorite Sunday School songs that still go through your mind from time to time. Hopefully you’re passing them down to the next generation as well. As I play our favorite CDs during the day, for my little guy and I to Dance to, sweep to, etc, and as I sing to him when he needs calming, I’m struck all over again by just how meaningful … Read More

Fun Bible Stories for Kids: 12 of the Best Children’s Bible Story Books You’ll Love

ArynFaith, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Nonfiction, Family23 Comments

8+ Go-to Bible Storybooks

First off, I struggle with finding fun Bible stories for kids. Sometimes I get new children’s Bible story books home and find out it’s not theologically sound, or it’s totally watered down. I’ve gotten a few that had me itching to throw them away, and if you know me and books, that’s just not normal! I Love Books. I can rarely stop in the middle of a book, and won’t unless it hits my 3-strike tolerance for inappropriate content. Poor writing or typos don’t usually phase me. Theological issues, well, that’s the only other thing that can stop me. Especially if it … Read More

12 Best Books About Libraries Worth Reading Now

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Fiction, Young Adult (Age 12+)4 Comments

Amazing "Library" Books

Hello, and welcome to my library! I love books, and Books about Libraries make me feel right at home! As an avid reader, my personal library is more than 2,000-3,000 strong, and I’m always adding to it. Growing up, I called the Dial-A-Story program at my local library at least two or three times a week, even though they only changed the story once a week. And YES, I Missed Bedtime, because I was camped out in a good book (Still Do!) So, while I’m not exactly a Librarian, I probably qualify as a Libraryan What better place to start … Read More