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About Forever Joyful

I am a devoted wife, mother of three great kids and, most importantly, a follower of Jesus Christ. I love long summer days, photography and stealing quiet moments for writing.

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Great Book Lists for Children!

I’m thoroughly enjoying guest hosting the Literacy Musing Mondays linkup this week. If you want some great ideas about books, head on over to check out the posted reviews and other cool links. If you’re a blogger, please join the linkup … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Enjoying the Library with Your Children + Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup

I am thrilled to be guest hosting the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup with Mary, Tami, and Ashley. Literacy Musing Mondays gives bloggers a chance to link up family-friendly, book- or literacy-related posts. Please join the fun! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ten Tips for Enjoying … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Enjoying the Library with Your Children + Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup

I am thrilled to be guest hosting the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup with Mary, Tami, and Ashley. Literacy Musing Mondays gives bloggers a chance to link up family-friendly, book- or literacy-related posts. Please join the fun! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ten Tips for Enjoying … Continue reading

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Final Friday Family Faves: August 2015 Edition

We’ve had a whirlwind week with starting homeschooling, attending our first field trip to the Patuxent Research Refuge, and getting ready for our homeschool co-op’s annual Welcome Back Picnic. But we’re never too busy to reflect on our favorite reads … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Our Favourite Books from Joyful Mud Puddles

I am excited to have Meaghan Jackson from Joyful Mud Puddles posting for us today about her family’s favorite books from around the world. Check out her piece. Maybe you will find some new favorites! My boys love listening to … Continue reading

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Take Me to the County Fair: Favorite Books and Memories

County fairs are steeped in tradition, talent and can-do spirit. The experience is well worth sharing with our children. Some of my favorite childhood memories revolve around the local fair. Some of my favorite children’s books do, too. I grew up … Continue reading

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On Boys: Thoughts of a Preschooler

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—  rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very … Continue reading

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20 Simple Snack Ideas for Hosting a Children’s Party

Just call me a party animal. One of my favorite ways to love on my kids is hosting parties for them. We have parties all the time. From holidays to birthdays to the completely mundane, my children’s friends are always crowding … Continue reading

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Women on Mission: Baby Byrd Doula Crafts to End Fistula

Doula Annie Byrd is passionate about missions. She also loves crafting. A mother of two young children, she donates her precious free time to sew treasures for Mama and Baby that she sells to raise money for the Fistula Foundation. … Continue reading

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