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Awana Leader Thank You Gift

Our kids have been in Awana for since our oldest was a Cubbie! And now we have the distinction of having one kid in each of the youngest levels of Awana. We have a Puggle, a Cubbie, a Spark, and a TNT!! All the leaders for the Awana program we go to demonstrate a dedication and love for these kids and the Lord every week.  We are so thankful for them!

A few years ago we put together some sweet Awana leader Christmas gifts. I got to thinking about them the other day (because it is that time of year) and I looked back at this blog post and updated it. Here it is with recipe and printable gift bag toppers.

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Growing Up

Tiggly Shapes for Tots: a Review and GIVEAWAY!

NOTE: I received this product as a giveaway and I liked it so much I am sharing a review.  I was not compensated for this post and I am sharing my honest opinion.

Modern-day technology is moving so much faster than I am prepared for.  My husband and I have the age-old “When I was a kid” conversation so often in regards to technology.  And he is much more prepared for the advances than I am.  He is the computer nerd in the family and I am the one who barely scrapes by (even as the writer of this blog).

I tend to be the parent who says no to technology of most kinds except as a treat or something special.  We limit the screen time our oldest has (thankfully our youngest is just not interested in any screens yet…yes, she is mine!).  And I am kind of dead set against her playing a lot of games on screens.

BUT (!) I am amazed at how innovative and intuitive some of the games on the market are.  I don’t have a lot of experience with apps and things for kids, so I am just a mom speaking from the limited exposure I have had to these things. Continue Reading