Thursday, April 29, 2010
I received the book Captivating revised and expanded by John and Stasi Eldredge courtesy of BookSneeze.com last week. I was very excited to have the opportunity to review this book. I read the book Wild at Heart when I was in college and loved it. It was all the rave with the men in our church so of course I had to see what they were so excited about. After reading the book I thought that someone should write a book like this for women so I was really excited to have the opportunity to read and review Captivating. I think my expectations were too high because I was very disappointed with the book.
The book proposes that the heart of a woman desires three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to have beauty to unveil. After proposing that these three things are the desires a woman’s heart the authors go on to describe reasons why women abandon these desires as they grow up. The authors encourage women to rekindle the heart desires they had as a little girl and to allow God to be the hero of their story and to rescue their heart.
Overall, I was not satisfied with this book. The authors used a lot of personal narrative and experiences to support their theory. They also used a lot of extreme circumstances as supporting examples which would not apply to many women reading the book. I was also disappointed with the fact that they did not use a lot of scripture as support. While I like some of the ideas found in the book I think that there are better books out there that describe the heart of a woman that have much better Biblical support.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. For more information about this program please go here.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
This week I wanted to share a counting tool that I made for Little Sweets. I took a large piece of wood and had it cut into 5 pieces around the same size. Then I wrote a number from one to five on the top of each piece of wood. I used a drill to drill the number of holes needed for each block of wood. Little Sweets will be putting golf tees inside each of the holes. I intend on using this tool to teach counting, number recognition, and fine motor skills.
* Please note I will supervise Little Sweets as she plays with this new toy. The tees are small and a bit sharp and I wouldn't want her to get hurt. Please use parental supervision if you make this activity.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
- Enter the “Milk the Moment” contest for a chance to win a trip for a family dinner in San Francisco with Milk Mustache celebrity and chef Tyler Florence
- Pose for celebrity-inspired souvenir Milk Mustache photos·
- “Aim” toward good health by participating in a football toss activity that focuses on the importance of eating healthy and physical activity
- Explore an interactive display that puts milk head-to-head with other dinnertime beverage choices·
- Interact with local registered dietitian about the benefits of milk and how it can help build strong familiesSample ice-cold lowfat and fat free milk from local dairies: PET Dairy and Coburg Dairy“Pass the Gallon” through Facebook to benefit Feeding America and ensure all moms can help build strong families with milk·
- Receive an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek at the latest news from the campaign, including welcome messages from Milk Mustache celebrities
Sunday, April 18, 2010
When Little Sweets broke her leg she was given a teddy bear at the hospital. She loves her teddy bear so I thought it would be fun to do a teddy bear theme. Here are some of our activities.
Teddy Bear Color Cards
I found these cards in my kindergarten teaching tub and I thought Little Sweets would enjoy looking at them. We talked about the color of the bears shirts as she spread the cards out on the carpet.
While I was looking through the tools for tots on the 1+1+1=1 website I found these tools called colored disks. I adapted the idea to fit into my theme. I clolored clothespins and had Little Sweets match the color of the clothespin with the correct bear. She had trouble putting on the clothespins so I had to help her. This will be a good activity to help with fine motor skills as she gets older.
Teddy Bear Turn Around
Playing with her Bears
These are few pictures of Little Sweets engaging in dramatic play with her Teddy Bears.
Homemade Teddy Bear Touch and Feel Book
I made a teddy bear touch and feel book for Little Sweets. She likes looking at it and feeling the different textures. I made a soft bear from felt, a smooth bear by covering a bear shaped piece of construction paper with contact paper, and a bumpy bear by covering bear shaped piece of construction paper with bubble wrap. I was going to make a rough bear using sandpaper, but never got to it.
Playing in the Sprinkler
While I was cooking dinner Little Sweets lined up some dixie cups and took a glass of water that she found and poured the water into the cups. I looked up just in time to see the mess she was making. I had to take a picture because it was such a smart activity that she came up with all by herself.
Story and Art Activity- Little Kipper's Butterfly
Getting in His Word Wednesday- Daniel and the Lions Den