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: