Entering a New Year with Purpose (prayer calendar for your child)

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Being a parent means a lot of different things. It means being chef, playmate, ‘healer’ of booboos, listener and teacher. We knowingly teach our children daily, and often times, unknowingly as well (as I am learning quite well lately as my son repeats the last word of every sentence he hears!).

This is why when I was approached by Bear and SquirrelΒ Β to share this prayer calendar, I knew I had to do it. Ever since Emmett has been a baby we have made it a point to read to him the Bible and pray with him every single day. I know he did not understand at first, and honestly, he probably still does not get it 100%. But my son knows that we pray to Jesus, we believe in Jesus and Jesus is part of our lives each day.


This calendar–I am SO excited about– because it is a prayer guide for parents on how to pray and encourage their children to pray. Each day has a specific prayer that relates with a Bible verse. The prayers are repeated every months (same prayer for January 1st, February 1st. etc.) So you are essentially focusing on 30 +/- prayers a month to pray with your child(ren).

Here is an example of one day: Day 17. Pray that they would walk in God’s truth and fear the Lord. Psalm 86:11


Then there is a section dedicated to having a prayer buddy each month. You can include their photo, ways to encourage them and specific prayer requests to write down. This part might be a little young for my 2.5 year old, but I am thinking about doing it anyway and putting up photos of family members on it for him.

The calendar has 12 beautiful photos featuring the adventures of Bear + Squirrel. They are so colorful and fun. There is a fun fact included as well. I won’t spoil all the photos on here, so you’ll just have to take my word on it!


If you are interested in buying this, and especially if you want it in time for Christmas, order it today!!! Here is a link to it:Β Bear + Squirrel Prayer Calendar 2018.Β 

xo, bethany rose


Apple Picking 2017

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I don’t know what better way to bring in October than with apple picking! Our friends came into town this weekend and we headed out to get our daily fall dose of apples and pictures.


We did this last year with the same friends and I love the idea of starting traditions with friends. Our kids all had so much fun together. It was even more fun this year with Emmett because he could walk and even “kind of” climb the ladder. If you remember, last fall he was still working through physical therapy and had only been walking for about a month before we went.


We go to the same orchard every year and have been since we moved here. They spray their apples with organic pesticides and I am pretty sure the owners are Christian. It is actually in his backyard which is pretty cool! I think the place is growing in popularity though which makes me happy for the owners but a little sad for us.


So what does one wear to the apple orchard? Well I know the plaid and the puffy vests are totally in and I love that look, but I opted for cozy and chill instead. I am pretty sure that’s where I stand with most clothes though >.< I love my new shirt from PinkBlush and picked it out specifically for this fall. It’s extremely comfortable and is a great shirt for hanging out around the house or doing fun day trips with my family!

xo, bethany rose