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12 Principles of Parenting

“The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.”        Matthew 7:25 HCSB The most important “career” we will ever pursue is that of being a parent. Over my…

Picture Book Review–Around Our Way On Neighbor’s Day

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Time for another picture book about having fun in the summer. Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day was written by my friend, Tameka Fryer Brown. It was illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, and published by Abrams in…

Happy Father’s Day

My gift to all of you DADS out there.    

Summer Picture Books–The View at the Zoo

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall It is summer in my area. So, I’ve decided to review picture books about summer fun. I’ve tried to choose books about a variety of places and fun activities. Let’s dive in! The View at the…

Time Alone with God–You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!

Face it! When you have young children squeezing one more thing into your day is hopeless! Even if that one thing is spending time alone with God. Have you heard the story of Suzanna Wesley who had (I believe) 18 children? She had her…

Sometimes You Fly

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate was published in 2018 by Clarion Books. Jennifer Black Reinhardt illustrated the picture book. First, let me brag about the illustrations. They are sensitive but cute and funny. They definitely…

Papa’s Mechanical Fish

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Papa’s Mechanical Fish was written by award-winning author Candice Fleming, and illustrated by Boris Kulikov. It was published by Margaret Ferguson Books in 2013. This is a wonderful, whimsical story about a Papa who fancies himself…

Online Inspiration and Encouragement

I like to use FaceBook to my advantage. One of the ways I do that is to scan through Pages or Profiles related to “moms” or “parenting.” I’ve found a lot of Neh! and also some great stuff for quick encouragement on this parenting…

The Most Magnificent Thing

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall The Most Magnificent Thing was written and illustrated by Ashley Spires. It was published in 2014 by Kids Can Press. An unnamed little girl has a wonderful idea to build the most magnificent thing. She’s not…

A Dozen Mommy Myth Busters

  You CAN handle potty-training, drivers training, and training bras all at the same time. Despite their refusal to eat anything green, your children will NOT be malnourished. Runny noses are disgusting. But they are not fatal. Playing outside in the cold without a…

Anything Is Possible – Picture Book

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Anything Is Possible was written in Italian by Giulia Belloni and illustrated by Marco Trevisan. It was translated into English by William Anselmi and published in English in 2011 by Owl Kids. A sheep and a…

Practical Online Help

I’m back to recommend a few online places that can help you with the day-to-day stuff! Enjoy. Her View From Home by  numerous moms https://herviewfromhome.com/50-questions-to-ask-your-kids-instead-of-asking-how-was-your-day/ Her View From Home is a lifestyle magazine that connects your view to the rest of the world. We…

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