Reviews by 247Mama
On 9/4 247Mama wrote: I didn't grow up with siblings but it didn't take me long to figure out that sibling love has seasons. Right now my two lovely, wonderful children are in a season of war. That might be overstating it a bit....no...that's about right. They love one another, really they do, but sharing a bedroom (for the ... Love Your Neighbor Part 2
On 8/20 247Mama wrote: We ladies love a good quiz don't we? From quizzes in our favorite magazine to the newer quizzes on Facebook to tell you which Golden Girl you are or what color you are, we all like to take quizzes for a deeper understanding of ourselves. A little self-exploration if you will. Apple (at only 9) is quickly ... Who Doesn't Love a Good Quiz?
On 8/12 247Mama wrote: I know many of you share similar lives to mine. Lots of you are stay at home moms or homeschooling moms that are fighting to raise your children to share your faith in God. And like me, most of you have heard the staggering statistics of young adults that leave the faith after high school graduation. ... Practical Advice that Sticks
On 7/28 247Mama wrote: I always enjoy sharing things with my kids that I enjoyed in my own childhood. As some friends and I discussed over the weekend, many of the movies we watched as children in the '80s are totally inappropriate! It makes me sad that so many I remember as favorites are full of curse words and other less ... Sharing a Piece of the Past
On 7/19 247Mama wrote: Mary- mother of Jesus. Wouldn't you love to have a conversation with her? I'd love to sit down with her and a hot cup of coffee and just chat. I'd want to ask her how she dealt with being pregnant before marriage. I'd want to know how Jesus behaved as a baby. And of course I'd want to hold her hand and ... All About Mary
On 7/16 247Mama wrote: David is one of the most fascinating people in history. His climb from a mere shepherd boy to a giant slayer to King is an amazing piece of history. Nancy I. Sanders series of biographies continues with Get to Know King David. Like Get to Know Jesus and Get to Know Apostle Paul this small, colorful book ... All About David
On 7/10 247Mama wrote: Yesterday I told you all about Get to Know Jesus- a little book packed with big information. Now I want to tell you about a second book from Nancy I. Sanders called Get to Know Apostle Paul. I still can't get over all the information she has in these books- vocabulary, maps, illustrations, photos ... All About Paul
On 7/9 247Mama wrote: If you want your child to know all about Jesus then allow me to recommend Nancy I. Sanders new book Get to Know Jesus.This book has so much information: scripture, maps, fun facts, vocabulary, beautiful photos and works of art. Chapter 1 condenses the Old Testament. Chapter 2 contains a summary of the ... All About Jesus
On 7/2 247Mama wrote: I am constantly on the lookout for books for my 7 year old. Although he is really still into shorter chapter books with some pictures, if I see something a little more advanced that I think he will enjoy later then I like to grab it. Because he is so passionate about baseball (and sports in general) ... Faith, Sports, and Reading
On 5/22 247Mama wrote: Yesterday I told you about the first book in a new Faithgirlz series. You can read what I thought about Samantha Sanderson At the Movies. Today let me tell you about the second book Samantha Sanderson On the Scene from Robin Carroll. In this second installment, the main character Sam continues her sleuthing. ... The Cheerleader Journalist is On the Scene
On 5/21 247Mama wrote: Faithgirlz has another new series on the rise. Meet Samantha "Sam" Sanderson the daughter of a police detective and international journalist. Sam is a cheerleader and a writer for her middle school newspaper and blog. She and her BFF Makayla are on the case of a bomb found at a local movie theater in ... The Cheerleader Journalist is on the Case
On 4/28 247Mama wrote: Now I can officially doubt no more, it is time to add Zoology to the planner for 2014-2015. I received (free from BookLook for the purpose of review) a copy of Made by God: Curious Creatures 4 Books in 1. This awesome hardback book includes 4 Level 2 I Can Read Books: Rain Forest Friends, Jungle Beasts, ... Homeschool Science
On 4/15 247Mama wrote: I heard of the Passion conference several years ago and I see things on Facebook every now and again from a young friend attending. I've never been to a Passion event myself so when the book Passion became available for me to review (for free!) from BookLook I wanted to see what it was all about. I was ... Passion and Road Maps for Young People
On 4/15 247Mama wrote: A few years Hubby and I were going through a chronological study of the Bible but we changed churches and never got to finish it. I tried to do it on my own with little success (it was a LOT of page flipping). Since then I have pined for a chronological Bible. Surely I could walk through it alone without ... My Bible Challenge
On 3/8 247Mama wrote: Since I didn't grow up in a family that attended church regularly, I don't remember having my own Bible until I was a teenager. By that time I had been going to church steadily for a few years with friends but when I got really involved in a boyfriend's church I felt ashamed that I didn't have my own ... Pink and Flowery and Girly and Godly
On 3/8 247Mama wrote: Riley Mae is up to new adventures as the spokesgirl for an athletic shoe line for girls. After her first set of adventures in Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek, this time she's off to a secret hideout in Montana for Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids. This second installment in The Good News Shoes ... Get Ready with Riley Mae
On 2/22 247Mama wrote: Riley Mae's adventure is part of the faiThGirLz! library and this is the first book in The Good News Shoes series. In this book, the Swiftriver Shoe Company asks Riley Mae to be their spokesgirl. She's the perfect fit for a new line of girl's athletic shoes. RM is pumped about a shoe line that carries ... Tweens, Shoes, and a New Series
On 12/17 247Mama wrote: In Matthew 22, Jesus tells us the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as ourself. Whoa. That one is a hard one for adults and even tougher for kids. It seems especially challenging for kids with siblings. I once heard it said that the people who live with us are our closest neighbors ... Love Your Neighbor
On 11/21 247Mama wrote: Andi Unexpected tells the story of young Andi and her sister Bethany. They are orphans and go to live with their Aunt Amelie. Andi and her new friend Colin find out that she isn't the only Andora Boggs in her family tree. Where will this information take her? Is the small town of Killdeer a suitable ... Unexpected Mystery
On 10/27 247Mama wrote: Now there is a great companion to the Adventure Bible. Introducing the Adventure Bible Handbook: A Wild Ride Through the Bible. Geared towards the tween age, this comic like adventure takes 4 siblings on a wild ride with their dad who is an archaeologist on an expedition to the Holy Land. The group leads ... Going on an Adventure
On 10/8 247Mama wrote: Money is in crisis right now. The economy isn't really recovering. New jobs aren't really being created. The cost of living is increasing and none of it seems like it will be changing anytime soon. Now is a good time to get a grip on your spending and make a plan for your money. If you need a place to ... Money
On 9/18 247Mama wrote: How often do you feel like your dirty laundry list of bad behaviors is just piling up and piling up? Now how often do you feel like you have tangible solutions to help you overcome those behaviors? Right....almost never. Me too. I've read so many Christian books about parenting, marriage, and daily living ... Reeling in the Emotions
On 8/22 247Mama wrote: The first part (and longest part) follows the life of Lisette, an abandoned orphan with a sunny disposition and a peace no matter her circumstances. Lisette is helped off the streets by Mr. Ray and her life changes and then changes again and even again. The story of Lisette (while a bit odd in places) ... Made Me Moody
On 8/19 247Mama wrote: My first tool for our path to tweendom is She's Twelve Going on Twenty by Kim Camp. I didn't realize until I began reading it that this is actually a re-release. Since originally writing the book the author has divorced and so she has gone back and added in new information and things she's learned while ... Can It Be?
On 6/28 247Mama wrote: Are you looking for ways to connect with your spouse? Hubby and I recently celebrated 12 years of marriage. Some days it seems like we blinked and those years flew by. Other days.....well other days I feel like I can clearly remember every one of those 4380 days. You know what I'm talking about...... I ... Connection
On 5/3 247Mama wrote: The turn in the economy has prompted me to look for more traditional solutions for things. I've found different ways to use inexpensive ingredients and products to replace many of the pricier brands and items I was using in the past. All the old school wisdom of our elders and tricks and tips from the ... I Finally Found It
On 4/14 247Mama wrote: Don't you just love it when God brings it all together? Recent conversations in Sunday School about parenting with grace, a conversation with a fellow mom who was feeling like her relationship with God was getting distant, praying over my child who was very ill- those are the things from the last few ... Bringing It All Together
On 3/23 247Mama wrote: So if the name Stress Test isn't enough to pique your interest, let me fill you in on Richard Mabry's latest book. Stress Test is the story of Dr. Matt Newman. Dr. Newman just about has his life on track with a quieter professional position and a love interest that is headed in the direction of marriage. ... Enthralling Criminal Fiction
On 3/6 247Mama wrote: Most days I feel like I'm running around "putting out fires." I deal with whatever is happening in the moment and just try to plow through our to-do list for the day. It seems like there is some type of episode every day. Either one child is emotional or the other child didn't get enough sleep. Sometimes ... Putting Out Fires
On 2/1 247Mama wrote: When a friend recommended the Unglued Devotional to me I resisted. I've gotten some FABULOUS devos in the last couple of months. I have yet to finish one. They are all so AWESOME! I keep swapping back and forth. So I didn't "need" another devotional. Something kept bringing me back to it though. I love ... Speak It!
On 1/5 247Mama wrote: According to Scott & Bethany Palmer, there are 5 Money Personalities and we all have a primary one and a secondary one. Their theory is that most financial disagreements in relationships are based on differences in the money personalities. They have some compelling stories and research to back up their ... What's Your Money Personality?
On 12/14 247Mama wrote: I love Bibles. My whole family just loves them. We have at least one Bible in every room (well not the bathroom cause that would be weird). So anytime I get the opportunity to review a Bible, I go for it! Sometimes I might get a little overzealous and not pay enough attention to the Bible and its intended ... Beautiful Bible
On 11/29 247Mama wrote: I've talked to you about purpose in the past. I started praying about and studying God's purpose in my life years ago when I first read The Purpose Driven Life. It had a great impact on my life and it was one of the first Christian living books that I adamantly recommended to everyone that I saw. To ... Purpose
On 10/30 247Mama wrote: What is your struggle? Your personality trait that you wish you could change? Is it anger? That's mine. Always has been. I've prayed over my anger too many times to count. Anger is my go-to feeling. I want that to change. I've done studies on anger and calming techniques before but I haven't found anything ... Working It Out
On 8/22 247Mama wrote: Kids and money..... this is a topic that has just made me sigh for the last few years. I want to teach my kids about money, I want them to learn to be responsible with their money, I want tithing to be a natural discipline for them BUT we have tried so many things and they have never worked. We've done ... Kids and Money
On 5/25 247Mama wrote: Actually Dave Stone is very clear at the beginning of Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord that it is not an instruction manual. Your only instruction manual for raising your kids is the B-I-B-L-E. However Mr. Stone does a fabulous job of reaffirming us Christian parents and giving us practical guidance ... Finally an Instruction Manual....
On 4/17 247Mama wrote: Apple is growing and maturing everyday. It scares me to death! I struggle with my own self image so I really worry about giving her a great self image. When I saw The Lily Series: The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue, I was immediately intrigued. I love books for my daughter that have Biblical messages to help ... Beauty and the Babe
On 4/4 247Mama wrote: I am a Southern girl through and through and I LOVE to cook so I was so excited to find this cookbook. So many cookbooks, especially those from television chefs, include ingredients that we just can't find in our neck of the woods. This cookbook is fantastic because in the whole thing I only saw one ... Bacon, Corn, and Catfish, Oh My!
On 3/12 247Mama wrote: If you have a heart for children, a heart for missions, or just a compassionate heart, you will want to see Three Hearts. This DVD is the story of three children from Mongolia that are brought to the United States by the Children's Heart Project for life saving surgeries. The story is presented by Samaritan's ... A Heart for Children
On 1/21 247Mama wrote: When I received I AM SECOND by Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett, I wasn't really sure what it was going to be about. I cracked it open and saw a name for each chapter. Some of the names were extremely familiar like Bethany Hamilton and Michael W. Smith but some I had never heard like Brian "Head" Welch. ... He is First, I am Second
On 10/26 247Mama wrote: "Most people join a group because they simply like everyone there or because they have something in common. And that is a community of sorts. But add intentionalit, and it means that somebody seriously commits to a group of people and sticks with them even when there is tension and misunderstanding." ... A Different Way
On 10/16 247Mama wrote: Life is busy and crazy and CHAOTIC! We want to teach our children so many things. I want them to be educated in Science, Literature, Mathmatics, the arts, and more. I want them to have a firm foundation of Biblical learning. I want them to play and understand sports. And in the midst of all of that, ... No Elbows on the Table
On 10/5 247Mama wrote: Sometimes we all need a little reassurance of our place in this world. Even our little ones need to be reminded that God loves them all the time. Little Hermie is back to provide a prayer of reassurance. Another great bedtime story for toddler, Thank You God For Loving Me by Max Lucado is a prayer from ... Reassurance
On 9/28 247Mama wrote: I have found another wonderful book to help your little ones learn gratitude! Best of all it features Hermie, the little caterpillar who loves God! Max Lucado gives us a sample of Hermie's prayers in Thank you God, for blessing me. Hermie will help your littlest ones being to develop their own prayers ... Gratitude
On 9/20 247Mama wrote: Bedtime books are always the best! My children still love for us to read to them and now that we no longer do it every single night they find it even more special! When they were very little they loved hard books, those with hard covers and hard pages. They could haul them around and flip through them ... Blessings For Your Little One
On 8/29 247Mama wrote: One of Apple's favorite authors Sheila Walsh has written a new book Gabby God's Little Angel. I think the first thing that strikes you about this book are the wonderful illustrations by Marina Fedotova. It's impossible not to notice how the angels jump out of the page in brilliant colors. The details ... Girls Will Love Gabby
On 8/21 247Mama wrote: I love books for my children that speak of God and His love. I want my kids to be surrounded by the truth that God loves us. I enjoy them having lots of books with Christian themes on their shelves. It's important for them to know that people all over the world love God. I was excited to receive this ... Review: Smack-Dab in the Middle of God's Love
On 7/20 247Mama wrote: Earlier today I finished the BEST fiction novel I have read in a long time. Sweet Sanctuary is written by Sheila Walsh & Cindy Martinusen-Coloma. Sheila Walsh's work has been in our home for a long time! Apple loves Gigi God's Little Princess movie and she has How to Be God's Little Princess and God's ... Oh Sweet Sanctuary!
On 6/16 247Mama wrote: Lucy is a photographer in a day when women aren't professionals and don't even have a vote. Lucy wants her part time hobby to turn into full time employment with the local paper. When the editor gives her a nearly impossible assignment, Lucy goes after it with gusto but instead of completing her task, ... Review: A Vision of Lucy
On 5/20 247Mama wrote: Looking for a great worship CD? One to sing along to in the car and listen to during your private worship time? Find this CD! Women of Faith run an excellent ministry through radio, CDS, books, and conferences. Now they have compiled some favorites into a worship CD! I have listened all the way through ... Review: REJOICE Women of Faith Worship CD
On 4/12 247Mama wrote: Apple LOVES Sheila Walsh's items. She has the God's Little Princess Devotional Bible and Gigi movie. I cannot even describe how excited she was when this book of Royal Tips of Manners and Etiquette for Girls arrived in the mail! Squeals of delight erupted! I have to say I was excited to get this book ... Review: How to be God's Little Princess
On 3/24 247Mama wrote: The Band That Played On by Steve Turner is the first in depth look at the 8 musicians on board the ill fated Titanic. The story is intriguing because it gives more information about the Titanic and as much as is known about these 8 men on board. They were hired as musicians for the journey. The 8 men ... Review: The Band That Played On by Steve Turner
On 2/13 247Mama wrote: Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth (who lives in the same town I do! I was pleasantly surprised to see that on the back flap) have done an excellent job of summarizing the life and career of Albert Pujols. Reading this book will give you much insight in Pujols, a St Louis Cardinals player. Fortunately this ... Review: Pujols More Than the Game
On 1/26 247Mama wrote: The mailman delivered a BIG Bible to my house today! The Beginning Reader's Bible is terrific! It is HUGE (which equals interesting to my kids), it has amazing illustrations, and it is FULL of ACTUAL Bible verses. I have said many times that I wish kids Bibles would use real verses. ... Review: The Beginning Reader's Bible