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My Mom, Ornaments and Trimming the Tree

by jessicaturner on November 26, 2014

This post is part of a year-long sponsored post series with Hallmark. Ornaments have always been a big deal in my family. It started when I was born – one ornament from St. Nick each year so that when we moved to our own homes some day, we would have a beautiful collection to go […]

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60% Off: The Non-Toy Gift of the Year for Kids Ages 3-16

by jessicaturner on November 25, 2014

I don’t know if it is that I have entered the nesting phase of pregnancy or just have a strong desire for less toys and less stuff, but this year especially, I am all about buying Christmas gifts that are experiences, stimulate creativity and just won’t be in at the bottom of the toy chest […]

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Easy Brunch Playdate + LeapTV

by jessicaturner on November 14, 2014

This post is sponsored by LeapTV and MomSelect. Matthew has been out of town for nearly two weeks with World Vision (he comes home today!). I tried to plan a few activities for the kids amidst this long separation because I knew it was going to be hard on all of us. One of the […]

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Free God Made Light Activity Sheets

by jessicaturner on October 30, 2014

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 […]

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A Heartfelt Thank You

by jessicaturner on 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

by jessicaturner on 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

by jessicaturner on 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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Decorating with Noisy Decorations Kids Love

by jessicaturner on 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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Stop, Drop and Roll: Fire Safety for Families

by jessicaturner on October 6, 2014

About two months ago, Adeline came home from school and emphatically told me, “if you are on fire, you STOP, DROP and ROOOLLLL.” At just three, Adeline often amazes me with how much she retains, but this lesson was an especially important one. That lesson at school gave us the opportunity to talk more about […]

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Our Night at ‘Disney on Ice presents Frozen’

by jessicaturner on October 2, 2014

It’s rare that we do activities during the week, but last night we planned a big surprise for the kids – tickets to Disney on Ice presents Frozen! We were so grateful to be given complimentary tickets to the show and let me tell you, it was an evening to remember. We were joined by […]

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