Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas 2019 - CLUE: Scooby Doo! Board Game

When I was a child we always received board games for Christmas. After we all opened our games we would spend a good portion of the rest of the day around the table playing each others new games. I remember one year I received "Go for Broke" (the opposite of Monopoly) and my sister received "Careers" (which I thought was SO much fun!) Of course we also had games which were the "family's games", such as Life, Monopoly, Scrabble and Clue. I especially loved Clue, so today I am so happy to share with you about a "new" take on the old classic game of Clue - and recommend it as a fun buy for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas 2019 - More Day-to-Day Calendars & Another Giveaway!

Yesterday I was very happy to share with you two Day-to-Day Calendars from Andrew McMeel and announced a giveaway for one. Today I am delighted to share with you three more of their wonderful calendars and one more giveaway as well!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Christmas 2019 - Day-to-Day Calendars - I'm Giving One Away!

If you are looking for a personal, unique gift which will bring some fun to every day of the year, take a look at Day-to-Day Calendars from Andrews McMeel Publishing. I just recently discovered their wide variety of calendars and am very impressed. They sent me several to review and are making two available for me to give away - I'll let you know about two of their calendars and one giveaway today and three more calendars and one more giveaway tomorrow.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Christmas 2019 - Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Grandparents & Parents, Too!

I posted a little earlier this morning about an opportunity for you to receive this book for free - it is a gift from me to you (as long as you download the Kindle copy between today, November 25, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019. Praying Deeper Through the Psalms is a book which will help you pray through the Psalms for one year and in doing so you will be able to grow closer to God. It will also guide you in praying for the ones you love over the coming year - making 2020 a powerful year for you and the ones you love!

Get Your Free Kindle Copy of Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Grandparents & Parents, Too!

Today, November 25, 2019, through Friday, November 29, 2019 you are able to receive a Kindle copy of my book, Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Grandparents & Parents, Too! Just follow this link for all the information - it is a tool to help you pray for your walk with God and for the ones you love as well and the Kindle version is absolutely free this week. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Christmas 2019 - Go! Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals

My grandsons love rocks. They love to find them. They love to figure out what type of rocks they found. They love to collect them. Especially my middle grandson.

So, when I saw this new book on rocks from Scholastic I knew I wanted to take a closer look. Happily, they sent one for me to review and I am very happy to recommend it as a wonderful gift for any child you love who has an interest in rocks!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Christmas 2019 - Books by Tolkien

Do you have a family member who is a huge fan of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings? If so, consider giving them a couple books by Tolkien, which I do believe are slated to become series on an on-line streaming service.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Christmas 2019 - Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children - I'm Giving One Away

You may have been wondering where my Christmas Picks were for this year . . . well, wonder no more. Each day for the next couple weeks, I will be sharing with you some items I highly recommend as gifts for the ones you love. I'm starting with a book written by me and my grandsons - because I really believe it is more than just a book; it is a tool to help your grandchildren ages four through 14 learn to know and talk with God for themselves and because it takes about ten days to get it once you order it, so if you want the print/journal versions, you will need to place your orders soon to have them in time for Christmas.

Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children is unique in two ways; first, it is specifically written and developed for children ages four through 14 to help them learn to pray by praying the Psalms back to God and secondly, my grandsons collaborated with me on developing, writing this book and by providing most of the illustrations!

The initial idea I (Lynda Freeman) had for this book was to write a resource to help my grandsons learn to be people who talked with God; so I took the reading schedule from my book; Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Grandparents & Parents, Too! and used it to form the basis for the book for children. Each week's passage in the children's book, matches the passage for the week in the book for grandparents and parents - making it a wonderful resource for families to use to read and pray through the Psalms for a year as children use this book and grandparents and parents us the other. Can you just imagine what it would be like to do this with the children you love?!

Each week's passage in Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children is written into three, age-level "nutshell prayers" . . . one with simple images non-readers will be able to learn and "read" so they are able to pray the Psalms, a simple prayer for beginning readers and a bit longer prayer for older children who read well. This is a book which you are truly able to give to your grandchildren/children ages four through 14. Look what people are saying about it . . .

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Books & Resources to Give to Your Grandchildren - Christmas Gifts Which Make a Difference

Christmas is just around the corner, if giving books is part of your gift-giving tradition, or if you would like to give your grandchildren a gift which truly makes a difference and will help them learn to walk with God, consider these resources . . .

Monday, November 18, 2019

Step Into My Shoes

Today I want to tell you about an amazing resource . . . the "Step Into My Shoes" kit from Compassion International. Some of you may be familiar with Compassion - they have a child sponsorship program where they help children around the world. This new resource is an amazing tool grandparents/ parents could use at home to help their grandchildren/children better understand what lives are like for children around the world.

So, today I'm very happy to share with you my review about the "Step Into My Shoes" kit from Compassion . . . it is absolutely a resource any grandparent/parent could use with the children they love! 
On the cover it says; "Step Into My Shoes - See the World through God's eyes - no passport needed." I'm very happy to share with you what I found in this box . . . 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

cooking with grandma - Oatmeal Pancakes

oatmeal pancakes recipe from www.quakeroats.comMy grandsons enjoy pancakes. Since they will be at my house tomorrow morning as they are sleeping over tonight, I am thinking I will fix oatmeal pancakes for breakfast - why not add the oats since they are very good for us!

Friday, November 15, 2019

crafting with grandma - Thumb-Print Heart Charm

If you are looking for an idea you could help your grandchildren with to make for their mom for Christmas, look at this idea I found on Pinterest today for thumb-print heart charms.

You'll find the recipe and directions for making these wonderful charms at the following link - it looks pretty simple and like something even young grandchildren are able to make with a little help.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

crafting with grandma - Snow People!

Christmas is just around the corner, so, if you are looking for something cute which you are able to make inexpensively 
and still have a wonderful gift for people on your gift list; check this cute snow person I found on Pinterest!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children is Available and WILL Make a Difference

I am so happy to be able to let you know the new book, Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children, is now available! My three grandsons collaborated with me and illustrated this book so, as my middle grandson says: "children will use it and learn how to talk with God.

As Christian grandmas (and grandpas/parents, too) we want to hand down the faith. We want the ones we love to learn to read God's word, learn to pray, learn how to develop their own walk with God, but often we wonder how to do this. We look for resources to help us and happily, now there are many available for us (just scroll down and look at the right side of this blog to see the resources written/developed by some of the Grandmas with Heart), but this book, Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children is unique in how it is written/designed as a tool for you to use with the children you love.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Christmas Gifts Which Make a Difference - Generations Quest (Get it Free November 24-30, 2019)

On my other blog, Grandmas with Heart. we write a lot about handing down the faith - for an excellent reason as it is what God has called us to do as grandparents and parents. I often hear from grandparents and parents about how they want to hand down the faith, but just do not know how to do it. This is why we post every day (at least twice) to this blog - to provide free, ideas, information and resources which will equip, encourage and empower you to hand down the faith.

It is also why several of the Grandmas with Heart are working to write books and develop resources to help you have the "tools" you need to hand down the faith. One of these tools, written by me, Lynda Freeman, is the resource, Generations Quest. I could write a lot about what Generations Quest is and how to use it with your entire family to hand down the faith no matter their age or location, but this is what it is in a, "nutshell" . . . 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Thankful Thanksgiving Turkey Book

Thanksgiving is just three weeks and two days from today! I have figured out my menu . . . well almost - either enchiladas, tostadas, tacos, nachos or roasted turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, homemade squash rolls, veggie, pumpkin pie and apple dessert! (Have you decided on your menu yet?)

At any rate, as I browsed on Pinterest this morning, I found a great idea for a craft which will help my family think about the things for which they are thankful! I'm going to have my grandsons help me make a Thanksgiving, Thankful Turkey Book (you'll find all the simple directions at this link) and then after our dinner, each person will have time to decorate a page in the book to tell/show what they are thankful for this year!