Parenting Books

This well-done, biblical devotional book is perfect for families with elementary and teenage children. Parents will find it easy to use all year round.

Book Review of “One Year of Dinner Table Devotions”

Do you know what one extensive study shows to be the three crucial factors in teenagers retaining their faith through high school and beyond? The first and second of those three factors are two things that you and I can start doing when our kids are young. The #1 factor is parents who model a genuine …Read More

Free resources in leading children in daily Bible study.

FREE Resources for Leading Your Children in Daily Bible Study

Guest post by Holli Best. For the past few years my husband and I have tried to uphold some sort of daily spiritual pattern as a family. Some months are better than others. Really taking the time to teach our children Biblical truths can, to be honest, sometimes take a back seat with all the …Read More

Interview with Author Rachel Jankovic (+ “Fit to Burst” Giveaway)

Have you heard of author, blogger and mom of six, Rachel Jankovic? She penned two fantastically brief and poignant parenting books I’ve reviewed: Loving the Little Years and her latest release, Fit to Burst. Recently her publicist asked if we’d like an interview with her and to giveaway two copies of Fit to Burst. Of …Read More

Parenting Book Review: Fit to Burst by Rachel Jankovic

Disclaimer: Some affliliate links are included within this post. Purchasing through these links helps support our blog so thank you! You may know that Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic was a game-changer sort of book for me as a stay-at-home mom. There are several phrases in that pithy “memos on motherhood” book that …Read More

Cultivating a Heart That Obeys: Strategies for Dealing with a Whiny, Insolent Child

Do you have a little one who is going through this phase of life where every…thing…is…sooooooo…hard–especially following directions from Mom and Dad? Here’s a fairly regular morning conversation right now around our house: Mom: “Please go get your shirt on so we can go.” 4-Year-Old: (ignores parental directive) Mom: (in slightly elevated voice) “Did you …Read More

Parenting Inspiration for Real Life

Recognize this picture? Well, I know most of you probably don’t recognize my family, per se, but recognize what’s going on here? This was taken several years ago, but I love it because it shows us as a REAL family. Toddler tantrum, tired baby, and me with my stay-at-home mom clothes, disheveled hair and “I’m …Read More

Glimpses of Grace

Glimpses of Grace

If you’ve been around Thriving Home a bit, you know we love books and to recommend good reads to our readers. (Most of the books we’ve recommended can be found in our store so if you are looking for a good read, check it out.) I’m excited to add another book to our recommended reading list. …Read More

Polly’s 2013 Booklist

I’m totally hot and cold when it comes to reading. I’ll go months without picking up a book and then when I find one I like, I devour it in 2-3 days only to go back into a book drought for another month or two. This year I’d like to stabilize my reading pace a …Read More

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

I know there are many of us out there who love to sing the praises of The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, especially the new collectors edition (at right) that includes the audio version. It’s been one of the most influential and perhaps life-changing children’s Bibles I’ve seen in my years working in children’s …Read More

Bringing Up Bebe: A Book Review

I recently finished a parenting book called, Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.  Like most parenting books I’ve read, I’ve walked away with some good information and ideas as well as intentionally leaving behind some of the convictions of the author. Overall though, I found Bringing Up Bebe  to be …Read More

A Must-Read for Moms: Loving the Little Years

I Like Order. Do You? My poor sweet, patient husband. I nearly read the entire book of Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches out loud to him a few weeks ago because I couldn’t stop laughing and relating to what Rachel Jankovic wrote. You see, I have three kids ages 4 and under. …Read More

Book Review: Spiritual Parenting

Book Review: Spiritual Parenting

Dear Dads and Moms: If you pick up one parenting book this year, might I suggest Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families?  I’ve been reading and rereading it this past year and am consistently encouraged, convicted, and challenged as a parent as a result. This book has also influenced the children’s ministry staff team …Read More