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Family Life Motherhood

What Grandpas are for: Faithful Prayer and Love

When my firstborn turned one, our family planned a cross-country flight to Grandma and Grandpa’s for the Christmas holidays. Before we arrived, my dad shopped for Christine’s first doll. Grandpa wanted to purchase a pricey standup porcelain doll with a frilly dress and long hair, …

About Ann Stewart

Ann just won the Christy Award for Best Debut Novel of 2017 with Stars in the Grass, originated AMG’s Preparing My Heart series, and writes “Ann’s Lovin’ Ewe” for The Country Register. When she's not writing, she's waving her arms directing musicals, teaching middle schoolers, or watching UVA Basketball, This is Us, or Madam Secretary. In her free time she hangs out with her husband, raising two lovely daughters and a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia--where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material.

Family Life Motherhood

“I Love You Grandma”

“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged” (Proverbs 17:6 ESV). “I love you, Grandma,” three-year-old Anna said in her sweet little voice. I smiled at her and replied, “I love you Anna,” and hugged her. Then one day Anna decided to change the pattern and …

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Book & Online Resource Reviews Mentoring

Preparing for the Grandparenting Years

Lydia Harris’ book, Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting, is an outstanding tool for the grandparenting years.  More than a self-help book, Grandma Tea, as she is lovingly called by her own grandchildren, has provided a wonderful mix of thought-provoking questions, inspirational guidance and clear direction from God’s word in this fascinating Bible …

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Empty Nesters Life Motherhood

Faith’s Dynasty

by Vicki Huffman In the U.S., September 11, 2011 is National Grandparents’ Day. It’s a good time to stop and pay tribute to our grandparents—or their memories. As children we may have heard it said of ourselves, “You look just like your mother” or “you’re …

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. National award-winning journalist Vicki Huffman's latest book is Soon to Come: The Revelation of Jesus Christ. It is a verse by verse exposition of the only purely prophetical book in the New Testament. Her other five books are: The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament; A Secret Hope (novel); Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss; Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times. All are available in print and e-book on amazon.com. Vicki is a national award-winning author who has taught the Bible for many years. She was an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

Empty Nesters Life Motherhood

Nana Nanny

I thought when I retired I would enjoy traveling, relaxing and doing things I couldn’t do while I was working. Instead, my days and nights are filled with unexpected interruptions.  Four years ago I elected to retire early and move in with my daughter and …

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Last Day to Enter!

Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting: Passing on a Legacy of Faith Today’s the last day to enter our giveaway of Lydia Harris’ first book—Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting: For Grandparents at Any Stage of the Journey. If you’d like to win a free copy, please …

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Book & Online Resource Reviews Life Motherhood

What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

My four-year-old grandson, Owen, and I love to read together when we travel. While Grandpa chauffeurs us, we sit together in the back seat reading stories.  What Will I Be When I Grow Up? by Susan Snyder and illustrated by Valeria Cis, is one of …

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Life Motherhood

Fostering Relationships with Grandparents

Everyone wins when children are able to develop close ties to their grandparents. Here are some ways that mothers can encourage a relationship between their parents or in-laws and their children. * If grandparents live far away, consider starting a family blog. I have a …

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

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Giveaway: Bible Study and How-to in One Fun Package

Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting: Passing on a Legacy of Faith On Father’s Day 2010, we welcomed our fifth grandchild. And now in September, I’m pleased to also announce the birth of my first book—Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting: For Grandparents at Any Stage of …

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Book & Online Resource Reviews Empty Nesters Life Mentoring

Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting

* Affiliate links included. “If I would have known grandchildren were going to be so much fun, I would have had them first.” Though author Lydia E. Harris didn’t pen that phrase, her love for grandparenting permeates her new book, Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting. A …

About Ann Stewart

Ann just won the Christy Award for Best Debut Novel of 2017 with Stars in the Grass, originated AMG’s Preparing My Heart series, and writes “Ann’s Lovin’ Ewe” for The Country Register. When she's not writing, she's waving her arms directing musicals, teaching middle schoolers, or watching UVA Basketball, This is Us, or Madam Secretary. In her free time she hangs out with her husband, raising two lovely daughters and a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia--where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material.