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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Trophy Child Review

So... How has your year started out? Did you make any New Years Resolutions? Set any specific goals for you or your family? Our household has been in some sort of roller coaster since last September. Just when it seems to calm down the ride starts again. I like roller coasters but not the kind that life throws at you when you least expect it.

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to read Trophy Child by Ted Cunningham. Also known as The Anti-Tiger Mom Book. Is your home child-centered? Do you do things for your kids so it doesn't make you look bad? Another word for this is vanity parenting. Our culture is obsessed with performance and that can lead to having expectations from our kids based on the world's standards. Not what God intended them to be.

"Trophy Child will help you create a home where your children find success in following their heavenly Father-and you know the joy of seeing your children embrace their full potential as children of God."

Ted speaks truth to parents of this era. The time is now to take children off of the pedestal and prepare them for bigger things than themselves. This book contains 9 chapters and it's a great book. You can get your copy here.

Trophy Child: Saving Parents from Performance, Preparing Children for Something Greater Than Themselves [Bargain Price] [Paperback]

Ted Cunningham

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

One year!!

Well, this week marks one year since I started the blog. Wow!! I can't believe that much time has passed. I started this blog to be of help to those who are homeschooling challenging children and to be an encouragement to you. I hope I have done that. I have a lot of things in store for the next months. I am beginning to do reviews of books, products and having giveaways. I am also doing some guest posts. My first one of 2013 will be next Friday on the Hope For The Weary Mom Book Club. I hope you will be joining me. I will post the link soon. Bye for now!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!! Top 10 Posts from 2012

Happy New Year!!! Wishing you all a blessed year! Thank you for sticking around. I have a lot planned in the coming months. Stay tuned!!

It was fun looking back to see what posts were the most popular with my readers.

#10 Outcry from my Heart- This was a hard post to write.
#9 Schooling Year Round- how we decided to homeschool.
#8 Hope for the Weary Mom Revised Edition Review and Giveaway- I was really surprised this made the cut. No one entered the giveaway.
#7 Don't Judge- About an incident that happened when I was out in public with my family.
#6 Chapter 2 When You Don't Measure Up- this was part of the 7 Days Of Hope series.
#5 Chapter 3 Beer and Cigarettes?- another part of the 7 Days of Hope series.
#4 Now That Spring Break Is Over- a post about trying to get back in the swing of things.
#3 Chapter 1 Hope For The Weary Mom- The first part of the 7 Days of Hope series.
#2 Simplified Dinners Review and Giveaway- I really enjoyed making these recipes and sharing them with you.
#1 7 Days of Hope

Wow!! I was really amazed so many of you were touched by the Hope For The Weary Mom series. I really had no idea. So glad you were blessed by it. Stay tuned!! The Book club starts Monday. I will be guest posting there sometime this month. And I will also be guest posting on two other blogs as well. hope you will join me there.