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Two Truths and a Lie

It’s bittersweet to be blogging again. I haven’t blogged since last July. For those of you who don’t know, in August, our then 7-month old quit breathing in my lap (while fully awake) and turned blue. By the grace of

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Raising Kids in Babylon

Have you seen a lot of posts on “entitlement” lately? I’ve seen a lot of posts that cover topics ranging from how to tell if your child is entitled to combatting entitlement in your children. Yet, I think there is

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Melissa and Doug Bible Story Puzzles

As the parent of a preschooler, I’ve become aware of how important “puzzle play” in the development of little minds. New research is showing that puzzles can help children improve math skills, among other things (such as science, technology, and

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The Child’s Story Bible

At the end of 2013, I purchased “The Child’s Story Bible” by Catherine F. Vos to read with my son this upcoming year. We’ve been through several children’s Bibles so far (“100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs”, “The Jesus Storybook

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“I Can Read” Bible Stories

Well, I’ll admit that our site has been pretty quiet over the last month. Exactly one month ago today, we welcomed a new addition to our family – Seth Hudson Sancheti! We’ve spent the last month getting to know him

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Small Business Saturday – 11/30/13

Did you know that this coming Saturday (11/30) is “Small Business Saturday?” We are so thankful for small businesses – some of the best products I have found with which to shepherd my child have come from small businesses! I

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“Armor of God” on Oriental Trading

One of my sweet friends and SMC fans, Lauren Grigsby Weathers, made me aware that Oriental Trading has lots of “Armor of God” items that are a perfect compliment to our “Armor of God” Scripture Cards. For the next two

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HomeFront – a FREE spiritual parenting resource

The other day I was flipping through my monthly copy of Atlanta Parent magazine and was thinking how I wished there was something similar out there for Christian parents. Atlanta Parent magazine provides information on upcoming events in the area,

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Field of Peace

We read a cute book from the library today called “Field of Peace.” It’s actually a children’s book written by Joyce Meyer. The introduction of the book starts off with Colossians 3:15, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your

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“How God Made Everything” Storytime DVD

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Monkisee products. I’ve used the line since my son was 10 months old and have had tremendous success with them as far as object recognition, shapes, colors, and reading. I

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Johnny Appleseed, who spread “good news, right fresh from heaven”

Happy “Johnny Appleseed” Day! I wanted to share some ideas on how you can use the “Johnny Appleseed” story as an opportunity to shepherd your little ones. Even if you missed sharing the story with your little ones today, autumn

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Songs for Saplings – Questions with Answers CDs

Recently, at the recommendation of our pastor’s wife, I purchased a CD by Songs for Saplings. According to my pastor’s wife, the Songs for Saplings “Questions with Answers” CDs are basically the catechisms set to music. We’ve had the CD

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Helping Children Understand How to Hear God’s voice

    I have a friend that mentioned her girls spend a lot of time worrying that they can’t hear God answer them. What a very insightful thing for young minds to worry about! It can be such a challenge to help

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15% discount b/c “It’s a Boy!”

So, yesterday we found out the gender of baby #2, and it’s another boy! To celebrate this blessing from above, we’re offering 15% off all Shepherd My Child products from our Etsy store through 9/15/13. To take advantage of this

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Songs for Saplings

The pastor’s wife at our church recommended some children’s CD’s for me called “Songs for Saplings.” In addition to having songs related to Bible verses, they also have catechisms (Questions and Answers) as well. They look really great, and I

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A Christian Perspective on Attachment Parenting

A friend of mine texted me a really interesting article titled, “Attachment Parenting: A Christian Perspective.” While I do believe God gives us grace in our parenting styles and that there is not “one size fits all” to Christian parenting

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“Walter the Baker” and the origin of the pretzel

I learned something today…something from a children’s book by Eric Carle called “Walter the Baker.” “Walter the Baker” is a fictional story about a baker who created a pretzel for a Duke and Duchess. At the end of the book,

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Free Sermons on Parenting

I just ran across some free sermons on parenting that I think are really helpful. Sometimes it’s nice to listen as opposed to read for a change. They’re great to listen to while you work out, in the car, etc.

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“When You Were Born” book

I love it when Shaan and I come across great finds at our local library. We read the sweetest book this week titled, “When You Were Born” by Dianna Hutts Aston: From the first page of the book: “When you

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20% Discount on Grapevine Studies products

I wanted to remind everyone that the discount code Dianna offered on Grapevine Studies products as part of her “May”keover Month post is still valid through 6/30. If you have not already taken advantage of this great offer, it will

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