Wahoo!! Today I'm talking everything ENTERTAINMENT!! I'm a sucker for a good book, a good dramatic television series, or a great movie and when you've been stuck in the house for the last few days you get super pumped to share those goodies with others! hahaha!
Here are some book reviews...
52 Things Kids Need From a Mom
I began reading this book in the carpool line and was instantly a fan. The writer gives a variety of ideas about things kids need from their mom from someone to tuck them in at night to someone who will always be their biggest cheerleader. Reading this, I was very encouraged with some great ideas, but I also felt like she could have "kept it real". Realistically, we can't be super mom on our "A" game 100% of the time. The author never really addresses that, but I'd still recommend this book for anyone!!
Restless: Because You Were Made for More
Back in September when Shay and I attended the DotMom Conference, Jennie Allen was a speaker. She was such a captivating speaker. You could totally tell when she spoke that God was moving in her life. I ordered this book as soon as we got home. It was fabulous! Shay and I were lucky enough to sit in on a breakout session that was based on this book. The idea behind the book is that we all have dreams. We have to dream big and figure out what God is calling us to do. It's a GREAT read! I also purchased the bible study and can't wait to get started with that one!
Another fabulous book!! Kristen Welch tells the story of her growing up as a Christian wearing her "Rhinestone Jesus" pin. She proudly wore the pin and everyone knew she was a Christian. She just wasn't really DOING anything for Christ. Kristen and her family follow God's calling and do some BIG things for God. (I don't want to ruin the book! ha!). Read it to hear the whole story! You will not be disappointed!!
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
This story kept me very busy during carpool. It's a very different type of chick-flick girly novel. Very different than anything I've ever read. The mom/wife of the family goes missing and the entire book shares events leading up to that situation. I don't want to ruin this one either!! EEK!
Tab and I are all caught up with the Scandal episodes. I'd highly recommend that series if you haven't watched it! So now we're moving on to The Blacklist. We've only watched two episodes and I think we're hooked!!
These books are either on my to-read list OR on my nightstand...
The Best Yet
Secrets Over Sweet Tea
The Power of a Praying Woman's Words
What Alice Forgot
My kiddos and I have been counting the days until we can watch....
We LOVE the original Annie movie, so we are super pumped about watching this in the theater this weekend.
What are you reading and what are you watching?? Please let me know what books I should be reading next! Thanks so much for all your recommendations!! XOXO