Praises of a Wife and Mommy was created for mom's like me. I like to share secrets, parenting advice, deals, the many arts and crafts that we do at our at home preschool, and most importantly share my faith. My many roles go beyond mom they also include, preschool teacher, Children's church teacher, youth pastor, wife, and one role I love Christ follower. Praises of a Wife and Mommy started small but is cotinuing to grow. I love to review products and hold giveaways.
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Praises from a Wife and Mommy!
I love blogging so much but I love it when I know I've inspired someone. Inspired them in their walk with God or to be a better parent or even as simple as a craft with their kids or a meal for the family.
Today I received a touching email and I had to share it because it made my morning. I will keep her anonymous but THANK-you for encouraging me to keep sharing! Here is the email:
Hi April! Thank you so much – this is awesome! I am so happy I came across your blog via Twitter – I really enjoy it. I also wanted to you to know how much I enjoyed your post “Forgiveness at 2 am”. I have a little girl close in age to your daughter (mine is almost 4), and I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I haven’t been great about teaching her the concept of forgiveness (well, at home, anyway. She goes to a Christian preschool and she hears it at church – but I need to reinforce it at home too). I guess I figured she’d learn it at age 5/6. Your post inspired me to remember the importance of the Gospel basics (even for preschoolers) and I’m going to get her a special kids’ Bible this week.
I pray your daughter will love her new Bible and God continues to grow in her heart and he would guide you as you raise your Princess of the MOST HIGH!
AAAAHHHHH! LOVED IT!!! God- Thanks for all the blessings you continue to shower me with.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t