Enough! 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls {Review}

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Enough! 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls #parenting | thissweetlifeofmine.com

As Emma gravitates toward the teenage years, I am really working to be intentional in combatting society’s negative messages to young girls. I want Emma to know that who she is is enough, because she was created in God’s image. She is beautiful. She is smart. She is strong. She is brave. She is talented. [...]

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron {Review}

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The Butterfly and the Violin {Review} #litfuse #review | thissweetlifeofmine.com

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron is one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. A Manhattan art dealer is searching for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a child. In her search, she uncovers the story behind it  - the story of Adele, the daughter of a high-ranking [...]

Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms {Crew Review}

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Flourish: Balance for #Homeschool Moms {Crew Review} #hsreviews | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Do you ever feel like your head is spinning? You don’t know whether you’re coming or going? If not, humor me. Between running the kids to and from, homeschooling, running two blogs and contributing to a few others, and my ‘normal’ mother/wife duties around the house, there are days I feel as if I don’t [...]

Extra! Extra! {Hearts for Home July 24}

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop July 24 | thissweetlifeofmine.com

I’m sure you’ve seen information about the Build Your Bundle sale that’s going on this week. But, have you seen the bonus items you get with each bundle purchase? Who doesn’t love over $500 of freebies and discounts?!? What is included in the bonus items you may ask? All of this! Be sure to head [...]

Dealing with a Difficult Child Book Review

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Difficult Child

I don’t know about you, but on any given day I deal with a difficult child. I have one refusing to bathe. I have another grumbling about his chores. I have one who is quick to tears and another that is a volcano waiting to erupt. Surely, I’m not the only one.  Is your toddler [...]

HomeSchoolPiano Lessons {Crew Review}

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HomeSchoolPiano Review #homeschool | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Emma has begged for piano lessons for years. Unfortunately, there has never been money in the budget for piano lessons. She is an aspiring dancer, and she was unwilling to cut back on her dance classes to make room in her schedule {and our budget} for lessons. And, until recently, we only had a keyboard. Right [...]