Insect Picture Books For Kids (Plus a Prize Pack GIVEAWAY)

It has been quite the eventful last few weeks of summer. I am still in disbelief that it's already back-to-school time. Granted, we do homeschool all year round, but have more of a lax schedule during the summer months. We are now already in our first few weeks of first grade. How crazy that it feels like we only finished kindergarten just yesterday!

One of my all-time favorite subjects to teach is science. There is just so much to learn and a lot of the subject matter, if not all of it, is pretty amazing! I particularly love doing life science studies with my son. This branch of science is perfect for all ages, but younger grades will find it fascinating, especially if they already enjoy learning about plants, animals, or insects. 

Back to School Books to Add to Your Child's Reading List

With school back in session, we've been having our fair share of new books. From shiny new curriculum to pictures books, there is always something fun to enjoy on our bookshelf. Right before the summer months, I like putting together a reading list for my son. This usually includes a slew of new reads to keep things fun and interesting. I also like doing the same thing for back to school season. Sometimes I try to vary things up, while others times I go ahead with a specific theme.

A Bible Study That Shows How Jesus Changes Everything

When tracing the steps throughout Jesus' life, a good place to start is the Gospel of Mark, which focuses on His teachings, the miracles He had performed, His crucifixion, and His resurrection. I've recently had the pleasure of partaking in a new Bible study called Mark: How Jesus Changes Everything. This twelve-week study is part of The Gospel-Centered Life series.

Rejoicing Motherhood: The Wonder That is You ~ Plus a GIVEAWAY

I'll never forget the day when I had first found out that I was pregnant with my son. There was a mix of disbelief, shock, and of course pure happiness and excitement. You see, I've always known that I wanted to be a mother, although it didn't come as easily for me. There were endless nights of tears, praying, and hoping through many trials. Then one day when I had least expected, it happened–I received the best news of my life...I was going to be a mommy!

Seek and Explore Devotions for Kids: 365 Days of Hands-On Activities


I hope everyone is having a great summer! I know we've been enjoying the warm weather while we can, and spending a lot of time outdoors. Of course, that doesn't mean that we're not getting in that extra bit of time with God. Just recently, I've had the pleasure of receiving the brand new Seek and Explore Devotions for Kids, and I'm really excited to tell you all about it!

If the title of this devotional sounds a bit familiar, it may be due to the fact that I had also shared a children's Bible from the Seek and Explore series earlier this year. In case you've missed it, be sure to catch my previous post about the NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible. Seek and Explore Devotions for Kids is the newest book in the series, and so far we've been beyond impressed with what it has to offer!