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Slow Down

Slow Down

On 9/13 Creative2xmom wrote: Doesn't it feel like life is moving at the speed of light? Just when you think you've caught a moment, it's gone. Days filled with baseball practice, and piano lessons, and cub scouts... till eventually they become a blur. And one day you realize, you've missed some of the greatest moments in your ... Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood {Review}

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Run with Me

Run with Me

On 6/26 Creative2xmom wrote: From a young age, Jamaican-American sprinter Sanya Richards Ross has been chasing the clock. Starting at the tender age of 7 years, Richards Ross felt at home on the track. With a supportive family behind her, she quickly moved up the ranks, finally becoming No 1 in the world and on the road to the ... Run with Me {Review}

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The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few

On 5/10 Creative2xmom wrote: Parenthood didn't come about as Josh and Heather Avis thought it would. After struggling with infertility, the pair decided to travel the adoption road. Despite the bumps in the road, Heather still had a very clear view of how her family would look. That is until an email from her adoption agency left ... The Lucky Few {Review}

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Hope for Each Day

Hope for Each Day

On 3/24 Creative2xmom wrote: I love sharing nuggets of truth with my kids every day.  Most days we start our morning reading the Bible and I'm always on the lookout for devotionals that we bring the Word to life for my kids.  Some are better than others.  My favorites are those that aren't necessarily longer, but ... Hope for Each Day {Review}

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Prayers and Answered Prayers

Prayers and Answered Prayers

On 12/6 Creative2xmom wrote: Prayers and Answered Prayers is a sweet little prayer journal for tweens and young teens.  This journals is well designed with an interactive format.  Inside the glittery cover is a journal with split pages, the top half for praying and talking to God, and the bottom half for thinking about ... Prayers & Answered Prayers {Review}

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Goodnight, Manger

Goodnight, Manger

On 11/10 Creative2xmom wrote: This delightful little board book by Laura Stassi explores what the manger scene mus have really looked like with a newborn baby and a barn full of animals.  Goodnight, Manger is the nativity story as you've never heard before.  Mary, Joseph, and friends try to put baby Jesus to bed amidst ... Goodnight, Manger {Review}

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The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

On 10/27 Creative2xmom wrote: We are big Berenstain Bears fans in this house.  You've seen many of our reviews before (God Shows the Way, God Bless Our Country, The Biggest Brag, etc) and we just can't get enough of these little bears.  I love how each story focuses on character development without being self-righteous. ... The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional {Review}

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Give Your Child the World

Give Your Child the World

On 7/28 Creative2xmom wrote: Considering the fact that my husband and I met on the mission field, we try to bring world to our kids as often as we can.  Through books, documentaries, and friends, we search out ways to make the world tangible even if we can't afford airline tickets.  So when Jamie Martin's new book, Give ... Give Your Child the World {Review}

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More

More

On 6/7 Creative2xmom wrote: Author Todd Wilson's new book, More, explores the idea of Christianity, calling, and what does it mean to "live life to the fullest measure."  What individual hasn't wrestled with the question of identity and purpose?  "Is this all there is?  Why am I here?  What was I made for?" ... More {Review}

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Breaking Busy

Breaking Busy

On 4/12 Creative2xmom wrote: In our crazy fast-paced world, what's the one word we use most often?  Busy.  How are you?  Busy.  How was your week? Busy.  What have you been doing?  Everything!  We live busy lives in a busy world where the key word is... (you guessed it)... busy!But does it have ... Breaking Busy {Review}

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Little One, God Loves You

Little One, God Loves You

On 3/1 Creative2xmom wrote: This sturdy little board book introduces children to the concept of A Purpose Driven Life.  Written by Rick Warren's daughter, Amy Warren Hilliker has a sweet way of introducing God in a child's daily life.  Each page contains a rhyming couplet about God's interaction in an applicable way, ... Little One, God Loves You {Review}

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I Am

I Am

On 2/10 Creative2xmom wrote: This new story Bible from Diane Stortz explores 40 names of God.  Each section includes:The name of GodA scripture where the name is mentionedThe story as well as the Biblical reference"What does it mean?" section"Learn More" with a reference for further study"What happened next" with a teaser for ... I Am {Review}

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Strong and Kind

Strong and Kind

On 1/7 Creative2xmom wrote: Following in the Robertson's tradition of duck hunting and book writing, Korie Robertson ventures out in the market of parenting books.  And a saturated market it is.  Could this reality TV star really have something of value to add?  In fact, it was Robertson's celebrity status that nearly ... Strong and Kind {Review}

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The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

On 10/14 Creative2xmom wrote: Here we are again... another Berenstain Bears book. I told you we love them. The Bears are all getting ready for the big 4th of July parade. Mama's sewing flags, Papa's breaking out his uniform, and the cubs are decorating their bikes. So when the cubs start asking about the birth of our country, ... Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country {Review}

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Be the Best Mom You Can Be

Be the Best Mom You Can Be

On 7/31 Creative2xmom wrote: So I read a lot of parenting books.  A lot.  I want to constantly be learning and growing as a mom.  And if there's one thing that's constant in parenthood, it's change.  Kids are growing into new stages and life is always evolving.  So I can use all the help I can get from parents ... Be The Best Mom You Can Be {Review}

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The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

On 4/20 Creative2xmom wrote: My kids love being in the kitchen.  They tend to be creative kids, and cooking plays a part in that as well.  Every time I'm planning meals or in the kitchen, they want to be involved.  So of course, this cookbook played right into what these kids enjoy.We loved flipping throw this cookbook. ... The Berenstain Bear's Country Cookbook {Review}

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The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

On 1/16 Creative2xmom wrote: My kids were so excited when this book came in the mail. They love the Berenstain Bears and will grab any of these books they can get their hands on. That evening, they sat down with my husband and couldn't wait to dig into the story. The Biggest Brag starts out with Brother and Sisters bragging and ... Berenstain Bear and the Biggest Brag {Review}

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

On 12/17 Creative2xmom wrote: Let There Be Light is a product of the partnership between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and illustrator Nancy Tillman.  Telling the 7 day creation story, this sturdy board book is perfect for little hands and really should be marketed to a younger reader.  And I'm not sure what I was expecting from ... Let There Be Light {Review}

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Forever Mom

Forever Mom

On 11/20 Creative2xmom wrote: Mary Ostyn's latest book takes a look at adoption and many of the twists and turns that adoptive parents face. Some of the topics included: building heart connections preparing other children for siblings addressing attachment issues special issues with adopting older children nurturing your marriage ... Forever Mom {Review}

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Weird and Wonderful Creations

Weird and Wonderful Creations

On 11/13 Creative2xmom wrote: Science can sometimes be a dry subject, trying to figure out how it all works out together.  But when it comes to plants and animals, my kids are all in.  They love learning how creatures behave, grow, and adapt.  And plants can be just as fascinating with their resilience and growth. ... Weird and Wonderful Creations {Review}

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Yuletide Ice Cube Fair

Yuletide Ice Cube Fair

On 10/10 Creative2xmom wrote: Christmas is a time of magic and excitement, possibilities and laughter.  And in this Veggie town, no one can escape the joy of the season... skating on root beer floats, ... slip and sliding on the ice, ... and of course, the highlight of the season, the ice sculpting contest.  Sculpt what ... Yuletide Ice Cube Fair {Review}

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Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend

Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend

On 9/25 Creative2xmom wrote: As part of the Veggie Tales "I Can Read" series, Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend explores the issues of friendship and hurt feelings.  When Sniffy leaves a note saying his feelings have been hurt, it's up to Sheerluck Holmes and Dr. Watson to determine who hurt his feelings and ... Sheerluck Homes and the Case of the Missing Friend {Review}

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Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark

On 9/18 Creative2xmom wrote: This cute picture book follows what it might have been like if the animals were startled on Noah's Ark. First one then another of the animals are afraid of the rain and the thunder till eventually they all end up in Noah's bed. The ark starts to tip and Noah finds himself tucking his new friends in ... Goodnight, Ark {Review}

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The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

On 8/26 Creative2xmom wrote: We love The Berenstain Bears and these Light the Way books are a great of introducing scripture to our kids.  Written for early readers, they bring me back to my own days of early reading.  And I love sharing these characters with my children.The first story, Faith Gets Us Through, shows Papa ... The Berenstain Bears--God Shows the Way {Review}

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Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

On 7/18 Creative2xmom wrote: Let me just give you an overview of what's in this bible: Life in Bible Times - Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days People in Bible Times - Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible Let’s Live It! - Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths ... Aventure Bible fore Early Readers {Review}

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Hope Rising

Hope Rising

On 5/20 Creative2xmom wrote: Scott Todd, Vice President of Compassion International, lays out his vision for ending world property, through a three strike mission infiltrating: social means, business, and the church.  Though often thought to be too large a problem, Todd argues that ending extreme poverty is not only possible, ... Hope Rising {Review}

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Along Came You

Along Came You

On 5/17 Creative2xmom wrote: Along Came You is written from the mother's perspective as she explains what her life was like before and after becoming a parent.  For each "before" explanation, the mother is shown doing the activity by herself and "after" she is doing something with her daughter.  Before the house was quiet... ... Along Came You {Review}

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The Kissing Bridge

The Kissing Bridge

On 4/3 Creative2xmom wrote: Rebecca Troyer is determined never to feel helpless again. But in order to do that, she must leave her Amish community, risk the shunning, and travel far from home to earn a nursing degree. Not just for herself, but also for her family. On a whim, she stops on her journey to visit a friend in Montana ... The Kissing Bridge {Review}

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101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

On 4/2 Creative2xmom wrote: We love Bible storybooks in this house. As a parent of three, I'm always looking for new ways to keep the Bible fresh and relatable for my 8, 6, and 2 year olds. So when this one came up for review, I was excited to check it out. The first thing I noticed was that this Bible storybook was beautiful ... 101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation {Review}

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The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

On 3/12 Creative2xmom wrote: We love the Berenstain Bears in this house. My husband and I both grew up reading the books and it's a delight to see Mike Berenstain continuing the tradition, especially in these books that address moral and religious questions. So this title specifically caught my attention. Brother and Sister Bear ... Berenstain Bears Keep The Faith {Review}

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Notes from a Blue Bike

Notes from a Blue Bike

On 2/13 Creative2xmom wrote: Notes from a Blue Bike is a message of living intentionally in a society that vies for our attention. Following author Tsh Oxenreider and her family's quest for simplicity, this book focuses on 5 key areas: Food, Work, Education, Travel, and Entertainment. What does it mean to "live intentionally" ... Notes from a Blue Bike {Review}

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 12/30 Creative2xmom wrote: Best new book to start out the year... best, best, best new book to start out the year.Eggrichs writes this book to families looking for a way to get off the "Family Crazy Cycle" and get on the "Family Energizing Cycle."  With chapters about decoding what your child is really say, encouraging future ... Love and Respect in the Family {Review}

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Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

On 11/13 Creative2xmom wrote: This Deluxe Edition includes a hard cover version of the Adventure Bible Storybook as well as two CD's that slide into a sturdy cardboard folder.  Both come packaged in a hard storage case.This Adventure Bible Storybook contains most of the most loved and known classical passages of the Bible in ... Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

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Women Living Well

Women Living Well

On 11/3 Creative2xmom wrote: Courtney Joseph is well known for her popular blog, Women Living Well, which addresses topics pertaining to a woman's walk with the Lord both in and out of the home.  But she's probably nearly equally as known for her appearance on the Rachel Ray show where she was dubbed a "1950's Wife."  That ... Women Living Well {Review}

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Encouragement for Today

Encouragement for Today

On 9/11 Creative2xmom wrote: Written by the Proverbs 31 Team, this book of 100 quick devotionals seeks to encourage women today, no matter their place in life.  The variety of these devotionals spans from friendships, peace, loneliness, confession, and so much more.  Each selection is about 2 pages long, perfect for a ... Encouragement for Today {Review}

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12 Days in Africa

12 Days in Africa

On 8/18 Creative2xmom wrote: 12 Days in Africa... less than two weeks... and yet it completely changed Lisa Sanders life. While Sanders was sending one son to college and get ready to say good-bye to the second, she sensed that God has an adventure waiting for her. And so she and her 17 year old son geared up for the adventure ... 12 Days in Africa {Review}

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Victim of Grace

Victim of Grace

On 6/12 Creative2xmom wrote: Having read the Christy Miller series as a young adult, I was interested to pick up something new from Robin Jones Gunn.  Victim of Grace reads like an autobiography highlighting moments in Jones Gunn's life where she was captured by god's grace in her life.  Often she didn't know it at the ... Victim of Grace {Review}

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The Christian Parenting Handbook

The Christian Parenting Handbook

On 4/30 Creative2xmom wrote: The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller is divided into 50 concise chapters addressing such topics as transferring responsibility to your child, raising problem solvers, and envisioning a positive future for your child.  Written from a christian perspective, this ... The Christian Parenting Handbook {Review}

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Days Like These

Days Like These

On 3/5 Creative2xmom wrote: Before this book, I'd never heard of Kristian Anderson.  I knew nothing about his life or testimony.  Or his epic battle with cancer.  And yes, in my mind, it was an epic battle.At the age of 35 years, Kristian was diagnosed with bowel and kidney cancer.  As a young husband and father, ... Days Like These {Review}

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Desperate

Desperate

On 1/16 Creative2xmom wrote: Motherhood can be so overwhelming.  Between the kids needing attention, dinner burning on the stove, and Mtn. Laundry, motherhood has the ability to make anyone feel Desperate.Whatever stage of motherhood you're in, Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson have teamed up together offering hope for any mom feeling ... Desperate {Review}

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Come to the Table

Come to the Table

On 12/12 Creative2xmom wrote: Come to the Table, by Neta Jackson, picks up where Stand by Me left off.  When I read that book in the spring, I knew it was set up perfectly for a second novel and have been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to review it.  Come to the Table opens with our three university students (Bree, Nick, ... Come to the Table {Review}

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Everything

Everything

On 11/14 Creative2xmom wrote: Everything... What You Give and What You Get to Become like Jesus... Everything... We want everything. But are we willing to give EVERYTHING? Demuth's book left me wondering how to write this review. While there were some wonderful nuggets, I felt like I was just missing something. Somehow it felt ... Everything {Review}

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Share the Bounty

Share the Bounty

On 10/10 Creative2xmom wrote: Recently, I had the chance to review Share the Bounty by Benita Long. Share the Bounty is a beautifully illustrated coffee table cookbook filled with recipes, photographs, and scripture to encourage in the journey of hospitality. Share the Bounty serves up a mix of both good and bad... Share the Bounty {Review}

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10 Christians Everyone Should Know

10 Christians Everyone Should Know

On 9/19 Creative2xmom wrote: Let me just be honest in saying that when I first picked up this book, I wasn't so sure that I had made a good choice. The first 20 pages or so seemed dry and I wondered how I would ever get through it. Was this a book I was really going to be able to review honestly? However, as I began to get into ... 10 Christians Everyone Should Know {Review}

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 8/6 Creative2xmom wrote: Recently I was given the chance to review Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong.  Upon receiving the book, I didn't know much about Lomong's story.  I knew he was an escape boy soldier, but other than that, this book was to be a surprise.Lomong tells his story of being kidnapped while his family ... Running for My Life {Review}

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 3/13 Creative2xmom wrote: Neta Jackson, of the well-known Yada Yada Prayer Group series, has released her latest title: Stand by Me, a SouledOut Sisters novel.  This first novel in the series follows the life and trials over two very different women and how their lives intertwine one Chicago summer.Avis Douglas seems to ... Stand by Me {Review}

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 1/3 Creative2xmom wrote: The latest in the Songbird series by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck, Love Lifted Me continues the tale of Max and Jade Benson, attorney escaping his drug addiction and the wife who stands beside him.  As Max returns from rehab where he's found his strength in Christ, he finds that he no longer fits ... Love Lifted Me {Review}

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 10/25 Creative2xmom wrote: Gretchen lives with the pain only a military wife can understand to.  Raising two children, looking for a new job, and relocating, she finds herself in the loneliest place she's ever known.  But when a mysterious stranger knocks on her door with a heartbreaking message for Melissa, her neighbor, ... The Christmas Note {Review}

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 10/1 Creative2xmom wrote: Thank You, God, for Blessing Me is a wonderful short read about seeing the blessings around us.  With beautiful illustrations and kid friendly language, well known author Max Lucado brings the message of Thankfulness to life.  Little Hermie finds himself being thankful for so many things, from ... Thank you, God, for blessing me {Review}

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Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

On 9/20 Creative2xmom wrote: Written by well-known author Max Lucado, Hermie has been a beloved kid's character for quite some time.  However, this was our first exposure to the series.  And we were absolutely delighted with this book. Right away I was amazed to see the story tell how Hermie talks to God and God speaks ... Hermie: A Common Caterpillar {Review}

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 8/26 Creative2xmom wrote: Patsy Clairmont is a name well-known in Christian circles.  A co-founder and speaker for Women of Faith, her wit and humor have found their way into many of our lives.  I've only been to one Women of Faith conference, but Ms. Clairmont is a dynamic speaker and well-worth your time.For a woman ... Stained Glass Hearts {Review}

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Love You More

Love You More

On 8/10 Creative2xmom wrote: (Image Credit)Jennifer Grant always knew adoption would be part of her journey.  But with three kids five years old and under, parenthood was all about survival of the fittest.  She and her husband aptly characterized this time as "Mowing the Lawn in the Dark:" too much to do, too little ... A Fresh Look at Adoption

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