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

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Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

Book Review: Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

Note: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Read our full disclosure policy here. We moved to a new school last August. My 3rd grader in particular has

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Interview with Author Rachel Jankovic

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. If you have children at home, put a show on for the kids (and don’t feel

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Parenting Book Review: Fit to Burst by Rachel Jankovic

Note: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Read our full disclosure policy here. You may know that Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic was

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A Must-Read for Moms: Loving the Little Years

Note: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Read our full disclosure policy here. I Like Order. Do You? My poor sweet, patient husband. I nearly

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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

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