With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I’ve already heard about how commercialized it is and the reminders that you shouldn’t wait for one day a year to express affection to your family or significant other.
While I agree with these things, I always appreciate Valentine’s Day as an additional opportunity to show my loved ones I care. And no, it doesn’t always have to be the man who initiates it!
This year I’m the one planning a date night for my husband and I, and in partnership with FrontGate Media I’ve also downloaded the LoveNudge.app for couples. This app is based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®!
My husband and I first read Dr. Chapman’s book as newlyweds and found it so helpful. Nearly 9 years later it’s been fun to do a bit of a refresh leading up to this day of love.
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. However, all thoughts are my own.
Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
― Elizabeth Stone
As a mom of 3, I have recalled this quote more times than I can count. It embodies so much of motherhood and puts to words what I often feel. As parents (or legal guardians), we are responsible for our precious, precious children, but sometimes, whether out of choice or necessity, we have to entrust someone else with their care.
Regardless of circumstances it’s not easy to do so. No one else can be mama but for those seeking child care there’s an incredibly reliable resource in Quality Rated.
My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.
– Billy Graham
On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham passed away from natural causes in his Montreal, North Carolina home. He was 99 years old. A spiritual giant, it’s no surprise that timeline after timeline was flooded with posts about the impact he made within the Christian community and the world. He preached Jesus to millions and remains one of the foremost pastor’s in America’s history.
Thanks to Front Gate Media, I received a complimentary copy of Rev. Graham’s published children’s book, God’s Good News.
This book is a welcome edition to our collection and a wonderful way to show our little ones the way to the cross as we prayerfully encourage them to seek God with their whole hearts.
This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I’m 4 months into breastfeeding my 3rd baby, and I can honestly say that each time has been different. Every nursing experience has come with its own challenges and unique rhythm, but there are three things I know now that I wish I’d know from the start.
Choosing a name for your child is one of the most pivotal decisions of parenting. Before you even meet your precious babe, or perhaps shortly after your first earth side encounter, you’re tasked with deciding on a name they will carry (and hopefully love) for life.
A quick Google search of baby names will produce thousands of options, along with a plethora of suggested guidelines.
Will your child be named after a family member?
Are you looking for something classic, trendy or hipster?
How popular is the name you like?
What’s the meaning and origin of the name?
What are the options for nicknames?
Does it flow with your last name?
How will you spell it?
Will the pronunciation be difficult for your child or others?
And the list goes on and on and and on!!!
These are some of the things my husband and I took into consideration when naming our girls, including our youngest, Evangeline Margaret.