Can I start by saying how much I love reading books from Familius publishing? Every book I’ve read and reviewed for their company has been fantastic, and I love their motto of “Helping Families Be Happy.” Therefore, I’m excited to introduce another fantastic book from Familius – Bucket of Awesome. Written by Kathryn Thompson, the […]
When I do have time to sit down and enjoy a book, I love reading books from the company Familus. If you haven’t heard of their fantastic publishing company, check them out. Their books are always geared towards helping families find joy and fulfillment. Growing up, my family had one of those daily Christmas […]
The holiday season is a time to gather with family. You eat, you play games, and you reminisce about family stories. Over the weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving at my parents’ home. For the first time in two years, every single member of the family was there. What a blast! At night when the kids finally […]
There comes a point in every marriage where it’s time for something new. New stuff that is! When we got married, everything we owned was a hand-me-down from friends or family. Our bed, our couches, our pans, our bowls, our tables, etc. Having those items was a great blessing at the time, and I am […]
We love children’s books at our house. Luckily, all our kids love reading time as well, and I am grateful to have books that can stand up to their “loving” ways. My older two are pretty calm with books; they have learned over time that tearing pages out means the book doesn’t read the same. […]
Attention parents: Have you ever desired to find meaning in your child’s behavior? Do you often feel frustrated or stuck in your attempts to find peace at home? If so, then I am happy to recommend a book that will help you find the answers you are seeking. Recently, I read through Unlocking […]
I admire my older brother. Not only is he a patient and kind father to his three boys, he also has a fantastic bedtime tradition of storytelling. On various vacations, I have seen his boys beg for a bedtime story, and then Ryan will cuddle in their room and continue their saga adventure from previous […]
A few months ago, a good friend asked me to recommend a parenting book. I have read multiple books on play therapy techniques, which I’ve written about here, but those books were geared towards counselors and practitioners. I knew I needed to study up on general parenting books, written for the masses. Although I checked […]
Last Friday, the new live-action Cinderella movie was released. The movie trailers and hype excited the 5yr old little princess inside me, and I eagerly awaited my chance to see the film. Johnny and I planned a date for opening night, and that afternoon I lugged all three kids to Kohl’s so I could pick […]
I had the opportunity to review Heidi Poleman’s Two Minute Marriage Project recently. As I read through each chapter, I was excited that such a wonderful book was available. This is the best “marriage counseling” book I have ever read. Literally – ever. As a counselor, I have read books from […]
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I'm a counselor, a wife, and a mom. I hope to inspire others to live a joyful life by embracing the chaos, fun, and beauty in life. Follow along for tips on joyful living, mingled with counseling advice and happy tidbits.
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