Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul…

“Make sure to taste your words before you let them out of your mouth.” ~Amera’s Mom

This book is such an incredible tool to help children with emotional development, empathy and kindness. Especially in a quarantine—where there will be occasional bickering and misunderstandings between siblings.

This is a story about discovering that mean words leave a bad taste in our mouths while “kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul…”(Proverbs 16:24). Read More

“The sky is your limit, sons. Always shoot for the sun and you will shine.” ~Kwame Alexander, The Crossover

As the mother of a 12 year-old, I am always searching for books that will pull him away from screens. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is full of contemporary references and realistic family dynamics that leave us all laughing, sighing and crying.

The novel centers around Josh and his twin, Jordan—AKA JB—who are two middle schoolers who play basketball, just like their dad. It’s about  basketball, relationships, and coming of age. 

It’s written in verse—filling the pages with movement and song, which bring the book to life. Read More

Where Has Your Penny Been?

Growing up, I used to believe that pennies one found on the ground came from Heaven. I’ve instilled my love of finding things that have spiritual significance in my kids. I love when we find little things along our path that inspire us with a nudge of love from above—like feathers. In fact—not too long ago—we a had jar filled with feathers.

When my eye caught a glimpse of the little girl holding the penny on the cover of Oh, The Places You’ve Been—I felt I had come across something very special.

The story is about a little girl who finds a penny and listens to its whispers. She discovers and learns all the adventures the penny has been on. Read More