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    A Review of – Living on One Income and More!!!

    It’s so refreshing to read books that really “get it”. Ones that are down to earth and deal with the nitty gritty. Kate Singh and her numerous books fit into those categories perfectly…at least when dealing with frugality and finances and living life abundantly right where God has you. I’ve personally read these two although there are many more by the same author. I’ll get to them all eventually since I loved the motivation to spend within our means and keep pressing onward with what we’ve been given. The Green and Abundant Home: Thriving on one income The best thing I loved about these two books is how encouraging they…

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    A Review on – The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

    Please note that all links are affiliate links! If you’re at all curious about the world of plants and animals, the Scientists in the Field Series seems to be a well-ranked series on natural (and unnatural) happenings around the world. They’re geared toward a middle-grade age group, but I, as an adult, found this one to be extremely interesting and well-written. The Hive Detectives is the only one in the series I can vouch for and say I’ve personally read. I didn’t read it to the children just because I felt it was too advanced for their 5 and below brains. The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe…

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    A Review of – Prince Martin Wins His Sword: A Classic Tale About a Boy Who Discovers the True Meaning of Courage, Grit and Friendship

    Please note that all links are affiliate links! These have got to be two of my favorite adventure books for young boys. They’re a blend of big words and poetry with adventure, friendship and courage. After reading these Biggest Boy grasped on to the concept of rhyming for the first time and hasn’t stopped putting words together ever since. He even makes up words to rhyme since a lot of the words in this book sound fancy to his 5-year-old brain. He often coming running to me from his play or from outside to shout out a rhyme he had just discovered. Makes my heart melt! In truth though, all…

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    A Review of – Smarter Than Squirrels (Down Girl and Sit series Book 1)

    I love listening to my toddlers’ laughs. Especially when we share a joke together or are giggling over something just outrageous. A little bit of humor goes a long way in lightening up a full day with toddlers…if you haven’t had children yet, you’ll just have to trust me on this one! But it’s hard to find clean humor books, especially when it comes to potty mouth or disrespecting parents. But while these books are definitely clean, I don’t know if I’d necessarily classify them as twaddle-free. They’re goofy and don’t have much to offer besides thinking outside the box. Still, I love a good laugh and I’ll stick up…

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    A Review of – The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

    It’s hard to believe how many books I’ve gotten to read since starting this blog. I was always a voracious reader but caring for babies and toddlers set me back more than I like to admit. In fact, I’d gotten into quite a slump of spending my spare time while holding the baby watching some useless TV show. I know. Seriously. It’s way to “comforting” and easy to just turn the brain off and watch other people’s lives, or some fantasy of other people’s lives. Now the Great British Baking Show is different…or Chopped…or Iron Chef. I’ve learned a thing or two from those cooking/baking shows. But now that I’m…

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    A Review of – The Clouds Ye So Much Dread: Hard Times and the Kindness of God

    What says spring better than baby animals?! Daddy let us splurge on a Holland Lop that just melts my heart. She’s soft and cuddly and smells like grass. Animals have such a soft spot in my country-girl heart and rabbits probably take the cake. Plus they are easy to care for, don’t require a lot of investment (fencing, food, shelter) and can still teach the children some responsibility. On the opposite end of the spectrum of adorable babies is the book I just finished. While I’m not going through hard times compared to disease or war or divorce, it’s still easy to find struggles and difficulties among the little things…