Little Words Matter Coloring Book {Review!}

This cute coloring book is so fun and was immediately appealing to all my kiddos (ages 4-8). The activities are more preschool/kindergarten oriented, but I love how open-ended every page is. You could use it as a jumping off place for a lesson or just set the kids free to explore and use at their … Continue reading Little Words Matter Coloring Book {Review!}

Remember Me: a novella by Sharon Garlough Brown {Book Review}

This little book was a fun surprise in the mail! Set during the leadup to lent and the Easter season, Remember Me by Sharon Garlough Brown is a short sequel or sister story to Shades of Light (Click for my thoughts). In Shades of Light the main character, Wren Crawford, was dealing with major loss, … Continue reading Remember Me: a novella by Sharon Garlough Brown {Book Review}

Rest, zone out, or create at will {Notes from the Kind Side}

I keep seeing urges to make the most of our time at home. Learn something new! Make something! The call is to do something with our time. I feel the urge, but also this is just hard. Even for our family. We homeschool. I am a stay-at-home mom (who also writes) and my husband works … Continue reading Rest, zone out, or create at will {Notes from the Kind Side}

Waiting vs Growing {Notes from the Kind Side}

I don't know about you, but I've been struggling to get things done. I've felt the responsibility to write, but I've had none of the words. I've felt the necessity of exercise, but little of the energy to do so. I've been dragging myself from one news source to another and filling the cracks with … Continue reading Waiting vs Growing {Notes from the Kind Side}

Let’s not panic, but it’s ok to feel afraid {The Kind Side}

The world has changed a lot in the last few weeks, our country has changed a lot last week, and most of lives will change this morning as more things are canceled and more Covid-19 guidelines are set in place. But aside from logistics, health, and numbers, I'm worried about the way we're responding as … Continue reading Let’s not panic, but it’s ok to feel afraid {The Kind Side}

27 places to start if you need a really good book {Fave Books – 2019}

In light of all that's going on in the world, I thought you might appreciate some book recommendations to see you through. I read so much last year and because of a choice to read more diverse authors on purpose, I've read soooo many more amazing books. I am excited to share some of them … Continue reading 27 places to start if you need a really good book {Fave Books – 2019}

I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People by Terence Lester {Book Review}

"We've become good at fooling ourselves. We begin to live in a society where "I'm too busy for you" becomes the norm, and we are taught and teach others that people are not valuable." Terence Lester, I See You, page 59. One of the things that bothers me most about living in the biggest city … Continue reading I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People by Terence Lester {Book Review}

Overachieving is not a prerequisite to anything {Notes from the Kind Side}

You don't actually have to do these things 24/7 to be taken seriously. You don't have to spend every spare second trying to prove to yourself or anyone else that you're committed to doing that thing you're trying to do. It's good to be driven. It's good to be able to motivate yourself if that's … Continue reading Overachieving is not a prerequisite to anything {Notes from the Kind Side}