Reviews by PennyMindingMom
On 2/21 PennyMindingMom wrote: During these cold winter months it can be hard to see the ways that God blesses us every day. the days often feel bitingly cold and dreary and we long for the lighthearted and sunny days of summer! “God’s Blessings Day by Day – My Daily Devotional for Kids” is a gentle reminder for children and ... God's Blessing Day by Day
On 6/19 PennyMindingMom wrote: My son is so proud of his reading skills. He loves to show them off to me every chance he gets. He is in French Immersion at school and is learning to read English all on his own. The “5 Minute Bible” is the perfect book for him to practice his reading while growing in his faith. The “5 Minute ... Share your faith with your child.
On 6/7 PennyMindingMom wrote: Over the Advent season I was responsible for creating the countdown to Christmas day in our church facebook group. I decided to focus on the different names for Jesus. It was an amazing journey for me. I knew the names of Jesus, but seeing many of the compiled into one space was incredible. Counsellor, ... Grow your child's faith.
On 10/17 PennyMindingMom wrote: My Bible is dog-eared and worn. I’ve had it for as long as I can remember now. It has been my guide through all the big events of my life. I want my daughter to have the same love for her Bible as I have for mine. I want her to know that when she needs help, in any area of her life, she can find the ... A beautiful Bible to introduce your child to God's Word.
On 7/25 PennyMindingMom wrote: My children love Bible stories. They still love pictures books that tell their favourite Bible stories, even though they know how the stories go. The “My Lift-the-Flap BIBLE Stories” tells stories from the Bible with an added surprise element. Each story is illustrated using cute characters and ... Explore your faith with your little one.
On 6/24 PennyMindingMom wrote: Life is full of unexpected moments. Some moments will fill your heart with joy while others will bring you to your knees in grief. “Upon a Spring Breeze” reminds us how one moment can change a life forever. “Upon a Spring Breeze” by Kelly Irwin is the first book in “An Every Amish Season Novel” ... God is always there, even in our darkest moments.
On 5/12 PennyMindingMom wrote: My most important job as a parent is to teach my daughter the skills she needs to survive in this world. I have taught her to look both ways when crossing the street and how to tie her shoes (almost). The one thing I struggle most with teaching her is how to pray from her heart. “Princess Prayers” helps ... 15 Sweet Prayers
On 5/10 PennyMindingMom wrote: There is a special bond between my son and his Grandpa. They do everything together. I love watching them when they don’t know that I’m watching. You can see the love they share between them in everything that they do! “Grandpa Hugs” by Laura Neutzling, is a story about the unbreakable bond ... A story to share with Grandpa.
On 4/8 PennyMindingMom wrote: Everyday is full of moments where God shows us how much he loves us. We are often to busy to take notice, but they are there. “God Loves Daddy & Me” is a gentle reminder to for daddies and their little ones to take notice of those special times that God gives us. “God Loves Daddy & Me” is a ... A beautifule story to read at bedtime or anytime...
On 4/4 PennyMindingMom wrote: At the end of a long day, we sometimes need a reminder of how much God loves us. When the kids are screaming or when Mommy is grumbling it can be hard to remember that. “God Loves Mommy & Me” is a beautiful children’s story about how God shows how much he loves us in the little everyday moments. “God ... A beautiful story to share with your little one.
On 3/11 PennyMindingMom wrote: I recently overheard a conversation between my daughter and husband. They were discussing how we need to put good foods into our body to grow strong and healthy. It started me thinking about how we need to put “good” things into our minds and hearts, to grow strong in our faith and knowledge of ... Encourage your child's faith.
On 3/6 PennyMindingMom wrote: I’ll often tell my children that they have a Guardian Angel watching out for them, especially when they’ve done something that should have rendered them injured. This has made them curious to know more about Angels. “Angels in the Bible for Little Ones” is a great introduction for little ones ... A beautiful introduction to Angels in the Bible.
On 2/14 PennyMindingMom wrote: One of my fondest memories about my Grandmother is one of her sitting in her rocking chair in the kitchen and writing in her diary. Everyday without fail she would write about what she did, the weather and any special event. While she was alive she would allow us to read it, but after her passing reading ... A great daily devotional.
On 12/8 PennyMindingMom wrote: The holiday season is upon us. It seems that each year we are getting further and further away from it’s true meaning. We have forgotten about the most precious gift that has been given to us – Jesus Christ. Instead our thoughts are often focused on the decorations, parties and Santa Claus. “A ... Share your faith with your little one.
On 11/21 PennyMindingMom wrote: The first day of Advent is almost here. Each year at the beginning of advent I fill a basket with 24 books and place it under the Christmas tree. Each day we pick a book from the basket and read it together. We have our favourite stories that are put in the basket each year, but I also try to include ... Goodnight Manger - A unique perspective on the Christmas story.
On 10/23 PennyMindingMom wrote: We are all unique and that uniqueness often sets us apart from others. I love the innocence of children and how they can so easily look past those things that make us different and become the best of friends. “God Bless My Friends” is a celebration of friendships and the differences that make them ... A Story of Friendships
On 10/5 PennyMindingMom wrote: When life gets busy it is often our time with God that gets pushed aside to make room for everything else. That’s not how it’s supposed to be, but it happens all too often. Finding a few quiet moments in the midst of life’s chaos should be our top priority. The “NIV Lifehacks Bible: Practical ... NIV LIFEHACKS BIBLE: Practical tools for successful spiritual habits.
On 10/3 PennyMindingMom wrote: There is no better way to end the day than with a snuggle and a bedtime story. It’s at bedtime that my children will start to tell me all about their day, their hopes and their dreams and I share with them a new bedtime story. “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” will help your ... A beautiful story for bedtime.
On 8/26 PennyMindingMom wrote: Each season is beautiful. Winter instantly becomes a magical white wonderland after the first snowfall, spring is full of new blooms and baby animals and summer is full of sunshine and fun. Fall is a season that is full of it’s own special kind of magic. From the leaves changing colours to the fall ... Pumpkin Patch Blessings
On 7/14 PennyMindingMom wrote: My kids love to read. We’ve been out at the campground for the past month and the days have been busy! Bedtime is often pushed late because were having fun around the campfire. We still want to take the time to read to the kids so we often find ourselves searching for the shortest book possible. “5 ... 5 - Minute Nighttime Bible Stories
On 5/31 PennyMindingMom wrote: As a child I spent my nights at my Grandmothers. I slept in the room next to hers and I could hear her earnestly talking to God. Even at 95 she could be found on her knees in earnest prayer. I could hear her thanking God for all the blessings in her life and asking for guidance when she was troubled. ... I Can Learn to Pray
On 5/12 PennyMindingMom wrote: For as long as my children can remember we have read together every night. We read everything from Bible stories to mysteries. My daughter loves to read along with me when I can find books that fit her reading level. “Paul Meets Jesus” is the story of Paul and his conversion. Paul despised Christians ... Explore the story of Paul.
On 3/28 PennyMindingMom wrote: My daughter loves a good party...especially a Tea Party. She will spend hours decorating her room and setting up the "perfect party" that she sometimes forgets that it's supposed to be fun. It worked out that we read this book just as she was in the midst of planning a spectacular "Birthday Tea Party" ... Learn to enjoy life's imperfections.
On 3/9 PennyMindingMom wrote: Easter is an exciting time of year for children…thoughts of the Easter Bunny are never far from their minds. One thing my children can’t understand, is why a Bunny delivers eggs. It was always a mystery to me as well. Why do we associate eggs with Easter? “The Legend of the Easter Robin” ... The Legend of the Easter Robin
On 1/29 PennyMindingMom wrote: My grandmother would tell me the story of “Noah’s Ark” over and over again. I never seemed to get old. It has animals of every shape and size and most importantly it reminds us just how much God loves and protects us. I’ve now passed this story on to my children and they love it just as much ... All Aboard The Ark
On 1/9 PennyMindingMom wrote: Bedtime is a special time. It’s that time of night when I get to snuggle down with my children and just enjoy being with them. One day they won’t be this small anymore and spending time with Mom just won’t be cool anymore so I try to enjoy this time with them while I can. We always try to read ... A Great Devotional for Young Children
On 11/10 PennyMindingMom wrote: I still have the same Bible that I used in my teens. It’s worn out and dog-eared with special memories hidden between it’s pages. While it is something I cherish, I want my children to have their own Bibles that are unique and special them. The “NIV faithgirlz Bible” by ZonderKidz is the perfect ... NIV faithgirlz Bible
On 8/27 PennyMindingMom wrote: Sometimes the best way to explain hard topics to children is through a story. Linda Hendricks, M.D. has written a story that tries to explain adoption in a way that little ones will understand. "The Rainbow Egg" tells the story of Hope, a chicken who lives in the woods. Hope has no nest to call her ... A mixed bag of emotions...
On 8/27 PennyMindingMom wrote: This was an extremely busy summer, filled with several opportunities to meet up with old friends and make some new ones. As my kids grow, friendships become more and more important to them. Each friendship has it’s ups and downs. It’s important for my kids to know what a good friend is, how to be ... Brave Girls Faithful Friend – 90 Day Devotional
On 1/19 PennyMindingMom wrote: Every night my kids and I spend time reading together. We always try to read at least one bible story together before we say our bedtime prayers. At 5, she’s heard the stories several times but still loves them each time she hears them. “The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers” contains 4 Old Testament ... The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers by Diane Stortz