Happy Halloween: Link-Up Reminder

by jessicaturner on October 31, 2014

Goomba costume

Happy Halloween! Pictured above is my sweet nephew in the goomba costume I made him (I modified this tutorial). Any other Mario and Luigi fans out there? :)

This is a friendly reminder that Monday will be The Mom Creative’s annual Halloween costume link-up. So get those blog posts written with your family’s Halloween photos and plan to link-up here on Monday.

Can’t wait to see all the fun and creativity.


Free God Made Light Activity Sheets

by jessicaturner on October 30, 2014

God Made Light Free Kids Printable Activity Sheets

If you have read this blog at all in the past two weeks or followed me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, then you know that Matthew and I recently self-published a children’s booked called God Made Light.

The talented illustrator created a set of activity sheets using art from the book, which we are pleased to have available for free on GodMadeLight.com. Download them today and feel free to share your children’s art using the hashtag #GodMadeLight on Instagram and Twitter.

These activity sheets are a great way to engage your children in the conversation about God, light and how they are bright, uniquely gifted creations.

God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner

The Book
Click here to buy your copy of God Made Light on Amazon (with free prime shipping). The book is a wonderful addition to your home library of children’s books and also makes a great gift.

What others are saying:
“Matthew’s phenomenal storytelling and clever writing style in God Made Light is captivating. This is a book I will gift at every baby shower because of its cadence and depth. It isn’t often that a children’s book is able to bridge the gap between interesting to listen to and importance of message, and this does exactly that.”
Angie Smith, author, Audrey Bunny and For Such a Time as This

“A delightful story, full of clever rhymes and radiant truths about God’s creation of light—shining over the world and shining in us. I especially love all the outdoor activities that are woven through the narrative. Well done!”
Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of The Pumpkin Patch Parable


Making Time to Read: 3 Book Recommendations

October 29, 2014

Yesterday in my post on taking things a day at a time, I mentioned how I have been still taking time to read. It has been CRITICAL to carve out fringe hours to make time for myself in these busy weeks. In the past month I have devoured three books – partly because of their […]

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On Taking It a Day at a Time

October 28, 2014

You might have noticed things haven’t been totally normal here on The Mom Creative. I missed Project Life Tuesday all together this month. Posting hasn’t been its usual consistency. I’ve just been a bit quiet. You see things are a bit hectic for our family right now. Here’s a snapshot: We launched God Made Light […]

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A Heartfelt Thank You

October 24, 2014

The past 72 hours since launching God Made Light have been so incredibly exciting and I wanted to take a minute to say thank you. Thank you for buying books. Thank you for sharing about #GodMadeLight on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Thank you for emails and comments of support. Thank you for saying yes, our […]

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Introducing the God Made Light Collection

October 22, 2014

Yesterday it was a joy to introduce you to our new children’s book, God Made Light. This incredibly beautiful book has been three years in the making and to take the leap into self-publishing has been a hard, exciting journey. One of the ways that made pursuing self-publishing less scary was all the people who […]

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A Lesson Our Children Need

October 21, 2014

Today when you turn on the news, images of violence, hopelessness and despair assault our senses. Parenting is a challenge, as we work to combat these negative messages by teaching our children biblical truths. One of the foundational truths I want my children to know is that they are lights and have the power to […]

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$20 Credit for Minted Christmas Cards + $25 Credit for New Customers

October 20, 2014

With Christmas just over two months away, it is already time to think about Christmas cards. Each year, I shared the best deals I find on the Internet to help you save on your Christmas cards. Minted is probably my favorite card company. I have been using them for two years and am always blown […]

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DIY Pumpkin Snack Jars + Yummy Trail Mix Recipe

October 17, 2014

Since being introduced to Aladdin plastic mason jars earlier this year, I have found so many uses for them, but these pumpkin snack jars might be my family’s new favorite! When Aladdin contacted me about doing a sponsored Halloween post, this idea instantly popped in my head. It is easy to execute and your kids […]

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Decorating with Noisy Decorations Kids Love

October 14, 2014

This weekend my Aunt Sandy was in town, and we went to the pumpkin patch on Saturday. Though it rained for much of our time at the patch, it really got me in the spirit of decorating for Halloween. With being in my third trimester, I am doing my best to keep things simple, but […]

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