Free Advent Cards

Advent is just around the corner and This Reading Mama has a set of Free Advent Cards for you to use this Christmas season. Stop by and download your free copy today!

Mom’s Book of Thanks: a 25-Day Devotional Prayer Journal for Moms

  Can you feel the buzz of excitement in the air? The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and as excitement levels rise, so do stress levels for moms. Each year, we spend the months of November and December moving from one event to the next furiously checking items off of our never ending to do […]

Tools to Teach Your Children to Express Gratitude

  Introducing….. My Book of Thanks: a 25 Day Gratitude Journal for Kids Help develop a spirit of Thanksgiving in your kids with this fun, 29-page printable keepsake book where they can express their gratitude through journaling. My Book of Thanks: a 25 Day Gratitude Journal for Kids includes: instructions and ideas on how to […]

*FREE* Jesus is the Way Scripture Cards

  Grounding your children in God’s word and teaching them that Jesus is THE way is simple with these Free Jesus is the Way Scripture Cards from Kids in the Word! Stop by and download your free copy today!

*FREE* Teach Us to Pray Cards for Kids

Praying with our children before they go to sleep is an important part of teaching them how to build a relationship with God. Path Through the Narrow Gate has 2 sets of Free Teach Us to Pray Cards for Kids that will help you teach your children to pray by using God’s Word! Stop by […]

I Would Have Crucified Jesus

That’s a hard thought to swallow. But, it’s true. It’s easy for me to sit here some 2,000 years later and think there’s no way I would have been one of those people yelling “Crucify him!”, but in reality, when I look at my life I realize I’m yelling “Crucify him!” multiple times every single day. […]

5 Fun and Faith-Filled Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is usually associated with romance, chocolates, sweet gifts and everything related to love. Although it’s considered nowadays as more of a “secular holiday,” causing some people to either love it or hate it, I think it would do us well to try to trace the roots of this holiday, and teach our kids […]

Growing in Motherhood: Growing Our Faith

A couple months ago I posted an article on my Facebook page that got some people talking. In it, a very frustrated mom used some naughty words around her kids. I don’t condone the use of such language, and don’t use it myself, but the frustration she felt… that was me. Out of that frustration and the fact […]

{FREE for a limited time!} God First Loved Us: a Valentine's Devotional for Kids

  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air. We have to be conscious that we are teaching our children about God’s definition of love and not society’s definition. To help you with this, I am giving you a FREE copy of my book, God First Loved Us: a Valentine’s […]

How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Home

This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing […]

Worth the Inconvenience

Pregnancy is not among my favorite things. My three pregnancies haven’t been miserable, by any means. Though I had my share of morning sickness, heartburn, and aches & pains, I have to admit that I didn’t have more than my share. Still, at its very best, pregnancy is a challenging time, even as it’s a […]

L is for Light {Free printable pack!}

At Christmas there are lights everywhere, on Christmas trees and all over houses. These lights light up the night, with many families in Australia, mapping out a route around their town, to go and take in the beautiful light displays. This is also a wonderful time to spend with our children, teaching them about the […]

25 Ways to Celebrate Advent with Kids {free printable}

      Christmas is one of my most FAVORITE holidays of the entire year. However, for this family, celebrating the countdown aspect of it (i.e. all of the Advent traditions) really didn’t start until just a few years ago. I had stumbled upon a ‘Jesse Tree’ (google Ann Voskamp’s amazing blog) Well, sure I […]

10 Ways to Help Your Child Keep Christ in Christmas

Today, I’m over at Blessed Beyond a Doubt, talking about a topic that is very dear to my heart…keeping Christ in Christmas. The society in which we live makes it hard for adults to remember to keep the focus of Christmas on Christ, let alone our poor children. They are constantly being bombarded with the […]

Would Jesus Avoid Halloween?

  As a new Catholic, I endeavored that my family be loyal and obedient to our Lord and his Church, and so after my conversion I took an inventory of anything which might threaten the integrity of our faith. The investigation began with that national bastion of fun, sweets, and mischief: Halloween. Halloween bears a […]

7 Ways to Build Self-Esteem…God’s Way!

“You can do anything you set your mind to.” “You have everything you need within yourself.” “Believe in yourself.” “Follow your heart.” I’m sure you recognize these statements that are so prevalent in our society today. They’re always spoken with the best of intentions, aiming to build up the self-esteem of the hearer. Unfortunately, I’m […]

12 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Homeschool

It’s that time of year! Fresh reams of paper, spiral-bound notebooks, and packages of pencils with full, perfect erasers have replaced the bottles of sunscreen, pool toys, and beach towels on store shelves. Our beloved summer is drawing to a close. Our bookshelves have been purged of last year’s materials, making way for supplies prepared […]

5 Books That Will Help Teach Your Toddler About Jesus

Since my husband and I have a toddler again in our home, we’ve been trying to expose her to more books on a more regular basis. Among her current favorite read-alouds are a few books that feature Jesus and other Bible characters — mostly board books that we bought when her older brother — our eldest […]

Friends & Heroes Review & Giveaway

  I was given the opportunity to review Friends & Heroes DVD 1 and Homeschool Unit Study 1. I was compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. What is Friends & Heroes? From the website..”Friends and Heroes is an animated children’s adventure based in ancient Egypt, Israel and Rome. The story follows […]

"Peace-full" Homeschool Planning

Summer, oh how I love you! From swimming pools to barbeques, vacation time to ice cream cones, summer is overflowing with many of my favorite things. Though many of us homeschooling moms might like to bury our heads in the sand and not think about school for the entire three months, the part of us […]