Giveaway: Win Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp


I’m giving away a copy of Ann Voskamp’s new Advent book, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas!

Last week I wrote a post about preparing for Advent and mentioned that I plan to use this book with our children. The book arrived on Friday and is more beautiful than I imagined. It is colorful, large, and the story of Jesus coming to the world is told in a lovely way. The book comes with a free download for ornaments children (and adults) can color and hang on a Jesse tree.

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Giveaway: The Sparkle Box

On Monday I received a book to review and opened the package just before running out to pick Ladybug up. When I got home, Sunshine greeted me with excitement.  “Mom,” she said, “We can make our own sparkle box! And we can fill it with special things we do for other people.”  Her enthusiasm makes it simple to give a positive review of this book.

Giveaway: Family Feasts for $75 a Week

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I’m on a roll with giveaways!  Mary Ostyn (Owlhaven), has written a great book, Family Feasts for $75 a Week and you’re going to love it.  The first four chapters are packed with ideas, worksheets, and great advice on how to plan, shop, and cook frugally, while still feeding your family delicious meals.  The following nine chapters are loaded with family-friendly recipes.

Family Feasts is a great refresher for more “mature” mothers, and would also be a wonderful help to younger women just starting out. It would make a great Christmas gift for anyone who shops, cooks, and eats.

Try a few of her recipes and see what you think.

Giveaway: Karyn Purvis/TCU DVD

I have a great giveaway for you today.  I know, you’re probably shocked because I haven’t done a giveaway in a very long time.  Truth be told, I have a problem with going to the post office, and giveaways mean going in a timely manner.  But this giveaway is long overdue.

I am giving away a DVD featuring Dr. Karyn Purvis and the work of the TCU Institute of Child Development.  The DVD, “Empowering, Connecting & Correcting Principles” is a fantastic educational tool for adoptive/foster parents, family members, educators, and anybody else who interacts with children from “hard places”.  Dr. Purvis is one of my heroes and I’m very blessed to call her my friend.  If you don’t know her work, you really must read The Connected Child and enter to win this DVD.

Empowered to Connect Giveaway and Conference!

In less than one month I am flying to Nashville for the Empowered to Connect Conference!  If you live anywhere near and can possibly attend, please join us.  Karyn Purvis and Michael and Amy Monroe, do a great job presenting material that will help any parent of children from “hard places.”  Having never been to Nashville, it will be an adventure for me, one I had hoped to share with Russ, but it isn’t possible for him to get away this time.

In anticipation of the conference, I am giving away a copy of the Trust-Based Parenting: Creating Lasting Changes in Your Child’s Behavior DVD from Empowered to Connect and Dr. Karyn Purvis. From the ETC website: