Don’t Miss This {May 10, 2013}

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Two great books you should check out …


Kidventures* {affiliate link} is a fabulous resource from my friend and mom to four boys (quads!), Jen Murray!  If you have been looking for activities to do this summer with your kids, you need this ebook!  Jen has worked hard to create a fabulous idea book with resource lists and easy to follow instructions.  Seriously, this is the best $4.99 you can invest in your summer plans!

Expectant by Julie SandersEXPECTANT: 40 Devotions for New and Expectant Moms* {affiliate link} is another great resource for the expectant or new mom in your life.  This thoughtful book written by Julie Sanders offers forty devotions that will encourage and inspire young moms just beginning their journey.  Topics from hormones to nursery decor are covered with the gracious and loving words of a friend who cares about both your baby and you.  Tender and thought-provoking, I highly recommend this devotional.


And a little Mother’s Day gift from me …

Mother’s Day weekend is here … so I’m offering my book, Parenting from the Overflow, FREE for Kindle and Kindle apps!

Parenting from the Overflow

Rather than focusing on tips and techniques, I explore how our lives can overflow with qualities such as love, patience, grace, and courage, all rooted in God’s work in us, not our efforts or abilities. Parenting from the Overflow is practical, encouraging, and filled with honest stories from my own journey of learning to lean into God so the overflow of Him pours on to those around me.


Other places to find me online …

A few days ago I got this message on Facebook from Christin, who is an administrative rockstar and is also one of the most genuine and caring people I know.  She asked if I’d like to write for the Allume blog.  Duh … write for the blog connected to the conference I adore, the one where all my BFFs gather for coffee, conversation, encouragement and prayer?  Um, yeah, I’d love to do that.  Look, ya’ll, that’s me … second from the bottom on the Contributor page!!  Squee!! And tomorrow, my first post will be on the Allume blog … Why Motherhood Needs Sisterhood.  I’ll post the link on my Facebook page when it’s live.  {Which means now is probably a great time to make sure we’re connected on Facebook!}

Since motherhood seems to be the theme this week, I thought I’d also share the post I wrote for Do Not Departif you are a mom with tweens or teens and desire to see them stay invested in Scripture, here are some important suggestions for you.

5 guidelines for helping teenagers abide in the Word

Finally, two of the best posts I read this week … don’t miss these!!

Stacey, the consummate encourager and truly one of my dearest friends, wrote these words that grabbed me and pulled me in tight to the Father’s love:

God is for us in the most amazing way. We need Him. We need His word and we need other mamas to speak encouragement to our hearts.

from P.S. Mama, He Just Flat Out Loves You

Hands down, the best thing I read this week came from my sweet friend Erin at Home with the Boys

Comparison is not our friend on this motherhood journey, but perspective can be.

from When I Think This Mom Gig Is Hard … 

That’s my recap … what did you read that I need to check out?

* affiliate links.  Please know if you purchase through these links I will receive a commission.  In full disclosure, I will likely use the money to fund my coffee addiction or my reading habit.  
photo credits:  Book cover images are provided by the authors.  Graphics for this post and the DND post were created from stock images I purchased though

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