These days, the moment I hop into the car and get my almost-three-year-old daughter buckled in, we start playing our current favorite kids’ CD, Big Stories for Little Ones by Rain For Roots, an enchanting collaboration of four Nashville songwriters, young mothers, and friends: Sandra McCracken, Ellie Holcomb, Flo Paris, and Katy Bowser. The songs use traditional folk melodies to tell classic Bible stories with poetic lyrics by Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the beloved Jesus Storybook Bible.
When I lived in Nashville 10 years ago, two of these songwriters were in my circle of friends. We spent hours upon hours listening to their intelligently [...] Read More
Like many others, our family is ready to geek-out this weekend and see the newly released Ironman 3. I personally love a good hero movie! I Especially like the Marvel variety, but thinking about it, Tony Stark is probably not what you’d call a classic “hero”. He’s an insanely rich, egotistical smart aleck, who enjoys a life of self-indulgent luxury, but who also chooses to live by a moral code, which is one that says he (Ironman) will fight injustice and for those who are being unfairly treated. That heroic code makes his personal character flaws a lot less offensive.
Modern [...] Read More
As part of the all-new JellyTelly, we’re rolling out some fun new series on the JellyTelly blog! An amazing group of parents and bloggers have agreed to be a part of our JellyTelly Parent Board, and you will be hearing from them regularly on our blog. Today, we welcome Stephanie Shepherd.
One of my favorite things about our new house are the rose bushes in the front yard. I do not have a green thumb at ALL so finding these this spring was a true delight.
A friend stopped by recently and told me that these roses will bloom all summer long [...] Read More
Recently my son began a new medication which caused him some terrible side effects. We’ve been waiting to see a specialist, but in the mean time his pediatrician has tried her best to treat him. Ultimately we’ve had to stop this medicine all together, and just wait. I found myself praying to the Lord in the shower yesterday morning. I was having a conversation with God, as I stood under the running water. Metaphoric, perhaps. But really it was my only quiet time of the day. The only time I could actually be by myself and in perfect peace with [...] Read More
If you’re looking for a fun family movie this weekend, check out The Croods. Dreamworks has done a great job in displaying the importance of family in this prehistoric comedy.
The Croods is a 3D, animated adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever. (Written by DreamWorks Animation)
Knowing that some of us don’t embrace the idea of [...] Read More
As part of the all-new JellyTelly, we’re rolling out some fun new series on the JellyTelly blog! An amazing group of parents and bloggers have agreed to be a part of our JellyTelly Parent Board, and you will be hearing from them regularly on our blog. Today, we’ll hear from Aaron Conrad.
We’re a music family. Well actually, I am a music fanatic so the rest of the family doesn’t have much of a choice. It’s usually always on and most times, I’m singing it. My girls, as most girls, have taken a liking to Taylor Swift. I’m okay with that and [...] Read More
The Super Bowl is an American tradition. Over the years it has become less of a true sporting event and more of a major television event. America eagerly awaits the star-studded half-time show and the assorted NEW crop of commercials; even the non-sports lover stays tuned in to view! Oh, and yeah, there’s a football game too! This past Sunday, 108 million Americans were a captive audience to some of the most distasteful ads ever televised. I guess I wouldn’t have such an issue with the pervasiveness of these ads IF a great many of those viewers [...] Read More
Now that winter has kicked into full gear, a lot of us are left wondering what fun things we can do with our families indoors. I know since moving from a climate that really had no winter season to speak of, to an area where we actually get all four seasons, winter weather has put my mommy-creativity to the test! Here are some fun ideas:
Baking. On those cold days in winter, is there anything better than baking something yummy with your kids? Cookies, pies, cakes, brownies… whatever favorite doughy delight that comes to mind. We now have a huge amount [...] Read More