Category: Faith & Family

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mom Gift Ideas. Perfect for Mother's Day Gift Ideas.

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Mother’s Day is coming soon! I thought I would share a few Mother’s Day Gift Ideas with you. The gifts are perfect for Mother’s Day or anytime you need gift ideas for mom.

Feel free to forward the link to your husband. ;)

DaySpring has quite a few options for Mother’s Day gifts. 

Pick out a book to encourage her in her motherhood journey!

 Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic (One of my favorite sleep-deprived mama stories is in this book. It’s hilarious!)


Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson

Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women by James Dobson


Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting) by Pamela Druckerman. This one is just plain fun.

Or just sign her up for Amazon Prime so she can order her own books whenever she wants. Shop Amazon – Give the Gift of Amazon Prime.

Lara Casey’s Cultivate What Matters Shop has Intentional Goal Planners (Powersheets), Write the Word Bible Journals, and more. 

Write the Word Bible Journals

My hands took a beating this winter and I cannot stand how dry they look. It’s nice to distract away from the dryness by adding a pop of color to my nails. It’s also fun to have a few new colors as sandal weather approaches! Check out Julep.

Julep Beauty Box Subscription

I found these stacking rings from Lisa Leonard Designs and thought they would be the perfect gift. If mom has more kiddos in the future, it’s easy to add another ring. There were many other gift options available.

Lisa Leonard stacking rings 

For the meal planner, get her a membership to MyFreezEasy. It’s a membership program where members receive 8 new meal plans each month. MyFreezEasy helps members create their own meal plans so they can make 10 – 12 meals for their freezer in less than one hour. 10 meals in one hour? Sounds good!

Or better yet…just stock her freezer with the finished meals…that would be a welcome Mother’s Day gift. :)

Warning: do not purchase this program unless you know the mom wants it! Otherwise it may not be appreciated. 

The MuTu system is a program to help get rid of Diastasis Recti (mummy tummy!), a common problem for moms. Many moms are bothered by this problem, but not every mom would see this as a great gift! So check with them first. ;)

Don’t forget to check out the All About Mom printable! There is also a grandma version. 

What is your favorite Mother’s Day gift?

Mom Gift Ideas. Perfect for Mother's Day Gift Ideas.

Scripture LOVE printables

Free Bible Passage Scripture Love Printables

I created a few more printables for you. These scripture LOVE printables are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

They include four different Bible Passages about love. If your child is handing out valentines, print on card stock and cut the four sections. Include candy, a pencil, box of crayons, stickers, chapstick, Play-Doh or whatever goodie your child is excited to give out.
Free Bible Passage Scripture Love Printables Free Bible Passage Scripture Love Printables

Don’t only use them on Valentine’s Day! They are the perfect note to put in your child’s lunchbox. A little reminder of God’s love.

Print: Valentine Love Verse Printable

I also made a Valentine Word Search. There are two versions, an easier 9-word version and a harder 18-word version

 

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Valentine’s Day Word Search Printables

Valentine's Day Word Search Printables Free

Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day activity for your children? Check out the Valentine’s Day Word Search Printables I have created for you!

If you are looking for an activity to do at home, spend a few minutes doing the word search with your child. They will love the one-on-one time more than a sweet treat!

Or if you are looking for something fun to add to the Valentine you send to school, include one of the printables below. 

There are two versions, an easier 9-word version:

Valentine's Day Word Search Printables

And a harder 18-word version:

Valentine's Day Word Search Printables

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Valentine Word Search – Easy Version

Valentine Word Search – Hard Version

I hope your child enjoys the Valentine’s Day Word Search Printables! 

Two years ago I made Scripture Printables that include four different Bible Passages about love. If your child is handing out valentines, print on card stock and cut the four sections. Include candy, a pencil, box of crayons, stickers, chapstick, Play-Doh or whatever goodie your child is excited to give out. Print: Valentine Love Verse Printable

Valentine Bible Verse Printable

Valentine's Day Word Search Printables Free

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Merry Christmas…Adore, Need, Wonder, Sing

Merry Christmas List

It’s Christmas…

Eat || cookies

Drink || hot cocoa

Watch || children’s joy

Love || time with family

Enjoy || laughter

Teach || children to give

Take In || the beauty of the season

Merry Christmas...Eat, Drink, Watch, Love, Enjoy, Teach, Adore, Need, Wonder, Sing

Appreciate || your family

Give || time and attention

Write || a note of thankfulness

Make || memories

Thank || who we love

Try || to step back

Listen || with full attention

Pray || for those who are grieving

Reach Out || to those who have lost hope

Trust || our Savior to be with us in the new year

Remember || loved ones who are spending Christmas with Jesus

Read || Luke 2

Merry Christmas...Pray, Reach Out, Trust, Adore, Need, Wonder, Sing

Need || a Savior

Adore || the baby Jesus

Wonder || of God’s great love for us

Sing ||

Be near me, Lord Jesus I ask Thee to stay

Close by me forever and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care

And take us to heaven to live with Thee there.**

Please share || the Christmas story.


Merry Christmas...Adore, Need, Wonder, Sing**Away in a Manger vs 3 John T. McFarland

What is on your Merry Christmas List?

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November Mini Goal: Be Thankful and Look for Joyful Moments

Be Thankful and Look for Joyful Moments

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This post is part of my 12 Mini Goals Challenge.

Small daily habits can make a big difference over the course of a few weeks, months, or even longer. In 2016, I am going to focus on a new habit or mini goal every month. In January, I focused on Daily Movement or Exercise. In February, I focused on cutting down on evening snacking. In March, my goal was 30 days of pilates. In April, my goal was to clear my kitchen counters every night. In May, I attempted to clear out my closet 3 items at a time. In June, my goal was to reset my mornings and wake up earlier. In July, my goal was to drink more water. In August, I wanted to track our daily reading. In September, I got control of our morning and evening schedules.

I often hear about people who have a gratitude journal or write down a list of what they are thankful for each evening. It’s important to always be thankful, but I have never taken the time to write down a list. I believe that we are to have a thankful heart and that we need to focus on the many blessings given by our Savior.

 My November Mini Goal: Be Thankful and Look for Joyful Moments. Record the Moments in my Mom’s One Line a Day book each day

While I was originally going to try keeping a gratitude journal in November, I decided to do a variation of it. I have the Mom’s One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book and don’t write in it as consistently as I would like. The book includes one page for every day of the year and on each page it has room for 5 different years. I use the book to write in some of my daughters’ milestones but also like to write down things they say or do. I use it to write down memories and enjoy looking back at it. It’s helpful to write things down as I know I would otherwise forget much of what they say and do!


I am so grateful for my girls and so I’m going to try and write in the book consistently in November. Because I will be in the fog of life with a newborn, it will help me to step back and look for the joyous moments in my days.

Be Thankful and Look for Joyful Moments

Your November Mini Goal: Pick one of the ideas below!



If you want to read more about Gratitude Journals read: The Benefits of a Gratitude Journal and How to Maintain One

Here are a few more thankfulness activities:

Let me know if you decide to join!

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