One Wintry Night Review & Giveaway

Have I told you how excited I am to be a Tommy Mommy?  I get to review amazing books for kids and share them with you.  Today I’m sharing Ruth Bell Graham’s One Wintry Night.   The illustrations are gorgeous in this short chapter book that follows a boy lost in a snowstorm and hearing the story of Jesus for the first time.  The entire story from Jesus’ birth through His resurrection.  Although the book is geared for 4-7 year {Read More}

Christmas Challenge ~ Trading Ways

  This year’s Christmas Challenge has been a lot of fun.  I have met amazing people through my site and Instagram.  A month ago I put out a call that I wanted to trade some items I have for American Girl clothing or other items. Within a Day, AdalinesNest responded.  A few messages back and forth and we had traded 4 American Girl Outfits, Bath Salts, a Hand Scrub and a Candle for a leather clutch, and cutting board made {Read More}

How To Rock Dirty Hair

This post was scheduled for last week, but in light of Connecticut I post-poned.  I feel like any post following that tragedy is too soon, but know that I am still praying and do not take it lightly. As I sit in the coffee shop two teenagers sit down near me and the first thing I hear is a question, “Does my hair look greasy?”  (I promise it’s not my hair that brought that question to mind.  It has been {Read More}

Silence and Prayer

I have been absent after post-poning my post for Friday.  I wanted to take time to let us all rest and mourn after the loss of so many innocent on Friday. God, I pray for peace and healing for all affected families and friends in Newtown, and for our nation. With an aching heart and many tears, I leave today with a hug and some verses…. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give {Read More}

Behind The Scenes of My Sweet, Tender Moment….

This sweet, tender moment I caught today with my phone.  One minute later I caught these as well…. Isn’t that how life goes sometimes!  It’s what we do with those moments that makes an impact.  Do I flip out, yell and “go all mom” on the discipline? Do I take a moment to explain to them how to resolve conflict, how they are brother and sister for life and will love each other one minute and fight the next.  Will {Read More}

7 Fabulous (and cheap) Gifts to Make

An update on my Christmas Challenge in our house….I’ve never been so relaxed around the holidays.  I’m preparing my post to share with you what we’re coming up with.  In the meantime I thought I’d share some inexpensive gifts you could make at home. Most of them contain items that you probably have around your house or can make for pennies on the dollar.  Just click on the photo to go to the photograph’s source and original article.   Ok, {Read More}

Nerdy Ned ~ Tommy Mommy Review

Totally Awesome, Super-Cool Bible Stories as drawn by Nerdy Ned I’m really excited to share with you today’s book.  How many times have you heard people talk about how difficult it is to find things for boys ages 6-10?  When this came to my door a few weeks ago I flipped through and read some lessons out loud.  It’s one of those books that you can’t help but talk in a game show voice. Reading through it I thought of {Read More}

Christmas Update – Coupon Style

This Christmas Challenge has a lot of you asking questions of me…. here are a few answers. I have to be careful sharing Christmas presents on here, because my family reads this.  I can share what my husband has been working on.  After long hours at the store, he heads out into the garage and works on cutting boards.  Cherry wood cut, planed, sanded and oiled to perfection. I’ve been busy in my sewing room.  I will be sharing soon {Read More}

Precious Moments Christmas Storybook ~ Tommy Mommy Review & Giveaway

  Rambunctious, Energetic, Full of Joy…. These are words to describe my daughter.  Moving constantly she listens to books as she sways back and forth, or taps her feet.  With the My Christmas Storybook Bible it was different.  This book geared for 2-6 year olds brought a sweet change. She sat still. Enthralled. Taking in every word. Each page brings a short story, poem, song, prayer or verse.  The endearing pictures are attractive to my 4 year old daughter and {Read More}

Happy Thanksgiving & Shopping Favs!

Source: via Virginia on Pinterest As you go out and shop for your loved ones, I would like to encourage you to check out my buying guide over the next month!  I have chosen some of my favorite handmade shops that make amazing items and are kind.  You can find it anytime by looking at the top menu.  I have also “pinned” it on Pinterest and you can share with others by clicking on the image above and re-pinning {Read More}