What I’m Reading {March 2018}

I can't believe it's already March and I'm just now sharing my first What I'm Reading post of the year. Crazy. But that probably also tells you how little I've actually had time to read. (insert very sad face) Nonetheless, I couldn't let 2018 get any further along without sharing with you some of the incredible books I've been reading lately. And I figured I'd go ahead and recommend a few Mother's Day gift ideas as well ... I know it's early still but, if you're like me, that holiday can ... [Read More]

{Book Review} LIKED: Whose approval are you living for? by Kari Kampakis

Last week, Casiday looked at me and said, "I know you don't like when people talk about how many likes they have on social media, but my picture of Mamaw has over 100. Isn't that sweet?" I smiled at her because, for that one moment, I knew she'd been listening to all I've been telling her since we opened her first social media account when she turned 13. She may not agree or understand, but she has heard me repeat over and over that social media likes are not a measure of her value or ... [Read More]

{Book Review} Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch

It's no big secret I'm a Kristen Welch groupie. If you follow either of my Facebook pages you know I share basically everything she writes with the hashtag #MustRead.  I've been reading her blog for ever ....because she is equal parts hilarious and honest. And those are two of the most important qualities in a person as far as I'm concerned. Also I want to be her BFF because she's got a love for the Lord I want to be around all the time. A couple of years ago I said her book Rhinestone ... [Read More]

My Big List of Great Books for Moms

It's no big secret I adore books and reading.  I'm a failure at keeping an up-to-date book list here on the blog but I seem to be doing better at posts that share what I've been reading each month.  I've been working on a few projects connected to Prayers for Girls lately and because of that I've been pulling books off my shelf {and from my Kindle} to find quotes and information I know I've read somewhere. In the course of all that, I began to realize how many of the not parenting per se books ... [Read More]

10 Great Books for Moms

I've been writing a lot {okay, mostly}about parenting lately.  There are several reasons for that but the main one is, right now, it's just hard.  I think I might have mentioned before how much more challenging parenting a teenager is than I'd ever dreamed.  And I'm not alone.  I get phone calls and texts and emails almost every day from friends who are trying to navigate these tricky waters without going under and without losing their kids {and their minds!} to the riptides that keep popping ... [Read More]