3 Things I Learned from Moms’ Ultimate Guide to the Tween Girl World

3 Things I Learned from Moms’ Ultimate Guide to the Tween Girl World

3 Things I Learned from Moms' Ultimate Guide to the Tween Girl World, by Nancy Rue | Kristy's Cottage blog

Reading Time: 4 minutes Raising girls is just a little scarier, harder, and even more amazing than I used to think. Apparently, a lot of moms feel the same way I do.  As a blogger, pastor’s wife, and plain old Mom, I get asked for “mom book” recommendations pretty frequently. (I feel really blessed to get to share about … Read more

The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Kids {100+ books!}

The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Kids {100+ books!}

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is it about summer? Something-it almost feels tangible-compels me to immerse myself and my kids in books, book, BOOKS! With year-round homeschooling, our summer is as busy (if not busier) than any other season of the year… and yet I conjure up these irrational visions of my children lounging around the living room on … Read more

5 Reads for Entrepreneurial Moms

5 Reads for Entrepreneurial Moms

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last January, I took a (huge) leap of faith and added “work at home mom” to my personal bio. 🙂 Since I’m a homeschooling mom with five, young kids and a busy pastor’s wife, fitting an at-home job into my life hasn’t exactly been a cake walk. Working from home takes a lot of motivation, a lot … Read more

The Best Books I Read in 2015

The Best Books I Read in 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes Happy Friday!   Welcome to our end-of-the-year Weekend Reads post!  Today, I want to share with you the best books I read in 2015.   I’ve been an avid reader since childhood, and my love of learning through the written word followed me into adulthood.  As a wife and mom, I glean so much from wiser women who have … Read more

Gentle Passages: Book Review

Gentle Passages: Book Review

Reading Time: 3 minutes The passage to womanhood can be a bit rocky. When is a girl considered a woman? When she starts her period? Begins “developing?” Shaves her legs? Late Afternoon on the Beach, by Diane Leonard And who tells her when she finally “arrives” on womanhood’s shore? Her mother? Her sisters? Her peers? Hollywood? I spent a … Read more