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Book Review: "One Big Heart" A celebration of being more alike than different

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One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different Linsey Davis, Emmy-winning correspondent for ABC News and author of The World Is Awake, brings us One Big Heart, A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different, a beautiful picture book that celebrates diversity as well as the things we all have in common. From skin, hair, and eyes in a multitude of colors to different personalities and interests, God gave us all special traits and characteristics that make us uniquely ourselves. And we all have things in common too: like sharing fun and laughter on the playground, a sense of curiosity, big feelings, and so many other things that show how we are all more alike than we are different. Combining lyrical rhymes and Lucy Fleming’s whimsical art, this inspiring story of inclusion and connection is the perfect read-aloud for kids ages 4 – 8.

My Review: The first thing that pops out and grabs my attention is the colors used by the illustrator, Lucy Fleming!   I love bright color…

Book Review and Giveaway: Covenant Kids: Book 1: The Law

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ABOUT THE BOOK Naomi lives in a place where it has recently become illegal to study or even talk about the faith outside of church on Sunday. But one law can't stop Naomi. She forms a study group with three other teenagers to learn more about the Bible. As they learn the stories of the Old Testament, they realize God's plan to bring everyone into a loving relationship with him through his Covenant. But not everyone likes this "Good News", and Naomi, Pavel, José, and Rose soon find themselves in the middle of a dangerous plot to enforce the new law against religion at any cost.
Perfect for young readers ages seven to thirteen, Covenant Kids--Book One: The Law is both an adventure-filled graphic novel and a thoughtful guide through the Bible's main stories. The first in a series of twelve, this book covers the biblical stories from Creation through Abraham. Author Andrew Youngblood has a degree in theology and experience both teaching Scripture and running schools. D…

Disney 2019

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I have a lot more pictures to post of all the other things we did on vacation but these will have to be your starter post!  
Disney- it was one one of the first things we did.   We rocked the fast passes but still had to wait in some lines.   
We brought our own food so we didn't spend any other money in the park.  If your like me spending money on admission is already crazy...people spend days and days and a fortune at this place and it baffles me!  
So what was our favorites?   The Seven Dwarf ride, Space Mountain, and Splash Mountain.   
I also wish I wasn't in such a hurry for some of the attractions and took more pictures on my phone.  The pictures above are from wearing the watch!   I also think I missed several of those opportunities.

Guest Post: Toxic Chemicals in Car Seats by Keren Simanova

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The main reason parents use car seats is to keep their little ones safe in case of an accident. So, the responsible parent researches all the car seats on the market based on safety ratings and versatility.  Who would have thought about researching car seats to see if they contain toxic chemicals that are linked to learning and memory impairment, thyroid issues, immune system dysfunction, and cancer? Babies and small children are the most vulnerable in terms of exposure to chemical toxins. Their internal organs are developing rapidly. When a child is exposed to toxins, the toxins can be absorbed through the skin, mouth, or inhaled from the air.  Choosing the right car seat is, obviously, one of the most important decisions you will make. You’ll not only need to take into consideration the physical safety of the car seat but the chemical safety as well.  In this case, chemical safety refers to the presence of toxins that come from fabric treatments and flame retardants found in the materia…

Book Review- "Seek and Explore Devotions for kids"

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About the Book:The Seek and Explore Book of Devotions is a full-color, interactive journey through every book of the Bible—365 days (plus one for leap day!) of reading and hands-on activities, like journaling, crosswords, word searches, puzzles, and more. During each week, your child will learn about one or two books of the Bible in short, easy-to-handle activities. Whether reading, writing, drawing, crafting, moving, or going out into the world, kids will learn about the Bible, God, and themselves. By the end of this interactive journey, your child will have a better understanding of the Bible as the story of God’s people and his love for them. Perfect for a child to use on his own, as a family, in a classroom, or even in a Sunday school setting, this devotional is unique and engaging for ages 6–10.
                                          My Review: This devotional book is a perfect pair for your child, especially in the summer months when school is not in session.   My kids like all…

Book Review: Brick Builders Illustrated Bible

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About the Book:
The Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible uses the popularity of brick-building pieces to engage children with the Word of God. With bold, colorful illustrations by Antony Evans and child-friendly text, over 35 beloved stories from the Old and New Testaments come to life. Readers will travel from Genesis to Revelation as they read stories like Creation, Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, the Birth of Jesus, and Jesus Walks on Water. And each story contains a “Building Block” takeaway for kids to help them apply the biblical principal to their own lives. What better way to bring the family together than with the Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible, perfect for readers of all ages.

My Review:
If you have a Lego fan that this might be a great addition to those fans.  This Illustrated Bible has 35 stories, 15 from the old testament and 20 from the new testament.  I know it is hard to get everyone's favorite Bible Stories in a kids Bible but I think they did cover the important basi…

Book Review- "The Wonder that is You"

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About the book:Every parent dreams of embracing their new child, and when that dream comes true, it's as if all of creation rejoices with them. In the tradition of Nancy Tillman's On The Night You Were Born and Emily Winfield Martin's The Wonderful Things You Will Be comes The Wonder That Is You by critically-acclaimed author Glenys Nellist. This heartwarming picture book beautifully captures the universal love and joy parents feel as they celebrate the arrival of a new child. A perfect gift for baby showers, baptisms, adoptions, birthdays, or any time you want to tell your little one how much they are loved.
My Review: As a parent I really enjoyed this book.   My kids didn't enjoy it as much as me... maybe because I'm there mom and was being a little bit more dramatic.  First off, I love that a mom wrote this reflecting how she felt  when her baby was born.   The words are very poetic and the illustrations leave you feeling warm and fuzzy!   I love my kids and maybe…