Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A Mother's Gift by Charlotte Hubbard: An Amish Fiction Book Review

Charlotte Hubbard is one of my favorite Amish fic writers. Her stories, characters, and settings seem to just pull you into another world. There is just something about the way she describes things that really sets up a great scene. 

Psst - I received a free copy of this book for being a member of Netgalley.com - Join free here!

A Mother's Gift is a wonderful story about many different mothers. The main character, Leah, falls desperately in love with a widower named Jude. Leah's own mother fears for Leah's marriage since she will be taking on a  houseful of kids and a persnickety mother-in-law. Leah herself becoming a mother is no simple task - she scares Jude's youngest son, still hurting over the loss of his own mother, and she can't find any way to get Jude's troubled teen daughters to like her either. Jude's own mother is another mom in this story, one who highly disapproves of Leah's way of managing a household, always comparing it to his previous wife's. But Jude's departed wife held secrets of her own that threaten the family even after she's gone. 

All in all, it's the story of how a mother's love can change people. For better or for worse. You're going to love how invested you'll quickly become in this story - I know I was! This book actually comes out today and I hope you enjoy the story as much I did. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Free Easter Egg Hunt Printable

Easter is really early this year, and I can't believe it's just a couple weeks away now! Have you started your shopping yet? Because we haven'tšŸ˜…

One of the traditions we love most on Easter (and you might too!) is having an egg hunt. Since we have a teen and two younger kids, we usually hide some eggs in pretty obvious places and make sure some are really well hidden. And of course, we need to be sure there's none within the dog's reach!

I designed this egg hunt note to use Easter morning, and it can be used in quite a few fun ways!
First off, you can sign it either from yourself or the Easter Bunny. I made an example of each below

Then you can either tie it to their filled basket, leave it an empty egg hunt basket for them to find, or use it any way you'd like! Then just put in how many eggs they need to find and where the hunt will begin and end.

Please feel free to print and share this printable with your family and friends too! If you'd like to share it online, please link to this page, not the file is all I ask :)