#bookreview Gabby’s Stick-to-It Day by Sheila Walsh

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Book: Gabby's Stick-to-It Day: A Story About Never Giving Up (Gabby, God's Little Angel) Author: Sheila Walsh Illustrator: Natasha Kuricheva ISBN: 978-1-4003-1805-6 Pages/Price: 32/$14.99 Category: Children’s Fiction/Christian Fiction/Religious Fiction About Gabby’s Stick-to-It-Day Gabby God’s Little Angel Book 1 Sheila Walsh Introduces Second Title in "Gabby" Series Based on Galatians 6:9, this second title in Gabby's series follows little Sophie on her quest to do kind … [Read more...]

Make 1 change a month for a new you

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For those of us who still make them, this is the time to make New Year’s Resolutions. And we make them with the best intentions of making them last. BUT, change is hard. And making so many changes at one time is harder. So, instead, make one change a month. That gives you 30 days to get used to each change before you add another one. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Remember – just pick one thing to work on for January. New you – Health. Drink 64 oz. of water each day. If you’re not … [Read more...]

2011 is winding down and 2012 is revving up

I’m ready! 2011 has been good to me, for the most part. I don’t think I have any complaints. My oldest niece graduated from high school (in Canada!) and her dad (my brother) became a father for the 3rd time a few months later. My youngest started kindergarten this summer and her big sister mastered riding a bike with no training wheels! My dad came down and stayed with us for about 3 weeks and we were able to make it to Cleveland for Thanksgiving. I was able to see friends who I hadn’t spoken to … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

I just want to wish each and every one of you a very, Merry Christmas! I hope you’re able to spend time with your families and that you don’t forget the reason for the season – Jesus Christ! Thanks for a great 2011 and I’m looking forward to a blessed 2012! Be blessed! Monique … [Read more...]

Review: Baby’s Little Bible by Sarah Toulmin

Book: Baby’s Little Bible Author: Sarah Toulmin Illustrator: Kristina Stephenson Publisher: Lion Children’s Books ISBNs: Pink: 978-0-7459-6272-6; Blue: 978-0-7459-6271-9 Pages/Price: 160/$9.99 Category: Christian, Bible, Children’s About Baby’s Little Bible Baby's Little Bible was written by new mom Sarah Toulmin as a way of sharing the stories she so loved with her own little ones. Her ultra-simple retellings of twenty favorite stories, from Creation to Resurrection, are filled with a … [Read more...]

Book Review: Night Night Blessings by Amy Parker @TommyNelson

Book: Night Night Blessings Author: Amy Parker Illustrator: Marijan Ramiljak Publisher/Date: Tommy Nelson/October 2011 ISBN: 978-1400318254 Pages/Price: 20/$9.99 Category: Board Book/Children’s About Night Night Blessings Cuddle up with your little ones and count all the blessings God put in their day. This book, written by best-selling author Amy Parker, is a precious way to put your little ones to bed at night and fill their thoughts with the many blessings from above. It’s a great … [Read more...]