Two Things You Gotta Do

The blogosphere is an interesting place. There’s something about a computer screen that allows you to be a little more showy than usual. A little louder, cooler or spunky than normal. It’s a place where you can speak your heart and then edit it to make sure you got it right. And through this bloggy land, I’ve met some women who really and truly impress me. Women who can turn trash into Martha Stewart-craftiness for $5. Women who can write rings around best-selling authors. But the ones that impress me the most are the women who love God and raise their kids to do the same.

Sarah from Real Life Blog is one of those women. Last week I had the honor of being a special speaker vlogger guest on her live internet show!  Every Thursday, Sarah hosts Get Real! on Last week’s topic was “The Profile of a Christian Blogger“. We talked about the differences between being a Christian blogger or a Christian who blogs. Anyway, I talked a lot about Impress Your Kids (including my two big MUSTS to raising kids that love God) and had lots of fun talking and chatting with all the mamas who showed up! I mean, really, look how fun this is:

screenshot of Sarah, me & Jendi from JendisJournal.comSarah, me and Jendi

So, number 1 thing you gotta do: Click over to MOMtv to see Get Real with Sarah (which incidentally is playing TODAY at 1pm)!

Another fantastic mama is one of those rock-star bloggers I’d heard about but didn’t read until I attended Blissdom. (*gasp* I know! Don’t tell her, ok?) She’s the fabu Kristen from We are THAT Family.

Practically the same day we re-launced IYK, Kristen announced that she is launching a monthly newslettera newsletter with crafts, tips, tricks and activities to teach Godly character to your kids.


I signed up in .2 seconds and am anxiously awaiting the first edition so I can steal all bask in her great ideas. So, the second thing you gotta do is sign up for The Family Room Newsletter. Kristen is a former Children’s Pastor (like moi) and I know she has a heart for her marriage, her family and the church at large. I can’t help but love her. (And wallow in jealousy at her crafty creative-ness.)

That is all. Back to your day. Spit spot!



  1. ehem… I’ve never read Kristen, either. but that will change today! 😉

  2. Thanks, Amanda! Your site is sharp and I look forward to reading it! Stay tuned for a little shout out in my first newsletter!
    .-= We are THAT family´s last blog ..When I Fail =-.

  3. Thank you so much for the encouragement, Amanda! It was so fun having you on the show last week!
    .-= Real Life Sarah´s last blog ..Get Real, and Take Off Your Masks! =-.

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