We all want our kids to get into reading - I see loads of questions come up in Facebook groups asking for book recommendations for their children. And aren't we just so fortunate in how many wonderful authors we have available to us? I gawp every time I walk in Waterstone's and browse the kids' … [Read more...] about 30+ CHRISTIAN FICTION BOOK IDEAS FOR CHILDREN AND TWEENS
Books and resources
Here are the best books and resources that our family has used to nurture faith over the last few years. You'll find a whole host of resources for different age groups (including adults), and if there's something you're looking for which isn't here, let me know and I'll do my best to add it!
UPDATED FOR 2021 I've written a lot on this blog about how crazy our family is, especially when it comes to our noisy family devotions. Pretty much all the spiritual nurturing we do for our kids is full of chaos, mess and clutter! I say this not because I'm proud of it, but because I want you … [Read more...] about WHAT IS THE BEST CHILDREN’S BIBLE TO BUY FOR MY CHILD?
If you're like me - well, firstly, please accept my sympathies. And secondly, you may have been left in a bit of a parenting whirlwind over the last few weeks. Events of racial unjustice have unfolded which, sadly, we have seen before. However, this time there's a difference. White Westerners … [Read more...] about 25+ CULTURALLY DIVERSE STORIES FOR CHILDREN
Easter is a tricky festival to celebrate with children. On the one hand, there is so much joy - we are celebrating the ultimate pivot point of all of history! But on the other hand, there is a whole load of sadness and gory stuff which happens beforehand. For our adopted children, especially, … [Read more...] about HOW TO MAKE EASTER SPECIAL
As a vicar's wife, I'm all too aware of the demands that full-time ministry can put on a marriage. I'm saddened, but not surprised, when I read about pastors' marriage problems - the challenges of maintaining a healthy family life when you're also pastorally involved in lots of other people's lives … [Read more...] about MINISTRY-PROOFING YOUR MARRIAGE: PREVENTING PASTORS’ MARRIAGE PROBLEMS
I'm delighted to feature a couple of books today which would make excellent Christmas presents for your child if they love animals! And - even better - allow me to help you with your Christmas shopping - read till the end and you'll discover how you can win both of these wonderful animal books … [Read more...] about TWO FABULOUS CHRISTIAN ANIMAL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
Pretty much every parent I know wants their child to love reading. And pretty much every parent I know hits a point where they're not sure what their child should be reading, what's good for their age group, or what they might be 'into' next. We're constantly having these battles at Casa Rycroft. … [Read more...] about NEED SOME CHRISTIAN FICTION FOR KIDS? TRY GLADSTONE!
Around this time of year, I start to think about Christmas presents and, in particular, stockings. I do love the fun of picking out small treats that my children will enjoy - but I also feel the pressure of needing enough to deem their stockings well and truly 'stuffed', whilst also not wanting … [Read more...] about 10 STOCKING FILLERS TO NURTURE FAITH FOR 8-11s
Around this time of year, I start to think about Christmas presents and, in particular, stockings. I do love the fun of picking out small treats that my children will enjoy - but I also feel the pressure of needing enough to deem their stockings well and truly 'stuffed', whilst also not wanting … [Read more...] about 10 STOCKING FILLERS TO NURTURE FAITH FOR 5-8s