Love These Christian Bedtime Lullabies (and a BreakAway Music Giveaway, too)

The following post is by music reviewer Jennifer Brown.

This month you’ll be hearing a lot of love songs.  It’s that time of year, let’s face it:  Love is in the air!

While I hope you all take some time this month (and perhaps even more often than that) to tell the important people in your lives how much you love and appreciate them, I’m going to talk a little about another kind of love.

No matter what holiday is on the calendar or season of life we’re in, God’s love is always there for us and the details of our lives are important to Him.  One of the ways we try to remember this in our family is through some of our bedtime song collections.

We have a couple in particular that are time tested favorites that I want to share with you this month.
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Monday’s Maven: I Never Grew Up (Get to Know Kara a Little Better)

Vanessa, of I Never Grew Up, invited me to be a part of her Monday’s Maven series.  So, today you’ll find me being interviewed at her encouraging blog, talking a little bit about everything from parenting, to knitting, my grandma, and guilty pleasures.   If you’d like to get to know me a little better, you can read the interview and come say “hello” over at Vanessa’s blog.

From I Never Grew Up:

kids: Jillian, who is 9, Max is 4, Lucy is 2, and we’re expecting our 4th child in early August.  It is going to be a full house!  I can’t wait!

Location: Indiana

One Word that Describes You: patient

What makes you smile? Oh, my kids are always doing and saying silly things that make me smile.  And my husband.  Chris’s smile always makes me smile.

What is one of your dreams you hope to accomplish soon? My husband and I are working toward becoming debt free.  We’ve been inspired by Tsh of Simple Mom and Dave Ramsey …

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Weekend Links

I want to wish my sister sites a happy anniversary!  This week Simple Organic, Simple Homeschool, and Simple Bites are celebrating one year of blogging. Hooray!

Have a wonderful Sunday, friends!

A Waldorf Dress Up Doll Giveaway from Bella Luna Toys

Welcome to another weekend giveaway here at Simple Kids!  This week, our giveaway is from our sponsor (and one of my favorite stores) Bella Luna Toys.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

Owned by Sarah Baldwin, Bella Luna carries a wide selection of fun and beautiful toys, including items for Valentine’s Day. There are also a number of post-holiday overstock items at reduced prices, so be sure to take a peek at “What’s On Sale.”

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Meet The 2011 Simple Kids Contributors

I can hardly believe it has been a year that I’ve had the privilege of editing for Simple Kids. Thank you!

Simple living is a very personal thing.  I know I don’t have to tell you that parenting is, as well.  What life looks like at my house probably doesn’t look exactly like life at your house. My choices aren’t always going to be your choices, my family situation might not resemble your family situation, and vice versa.  There is no one-size fits all.

For that reason, I feel that an important part of my job as editor of Simple Kids is to hand-pick contributors for the site who can expand the base of information that is offered here.

I’m honored to work with writers from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of experiences, expertise, and perspectives that I believe blend together to form a well-rounded blog.

Every post may not resonate with every reader, but my sincere hope is that you will be able to find resources and voices here at Simple Kids that inspire you, help you, and encourage you – no matter your individual definition of simplicity or of family.

There are familiar names and faces and we’re welcoming some new contributors this year, as well.  I’m pleased to introduce readers to:

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