Maggie Recommends...

Maggie Recommends...

This is my ultimate list of tools + resources that I have loved. Consider this list as your gift guide for Christmas, birthdays or whatever!

For easy browsing, these are the categories you can jump right to.

Faith // Marriage // Motherhood // Children // Homemaking // Business // 

PS Some of the links on this site may be affiliated which means I earn a commission at no cost to you should you make a purchase via the link. All opinions are 100% my own.

Faith

Books:

ESV Journal Bible
Indwelt Bible Study Guide by yours truly ;) Seriously, these Study Guides are giving moms refreshing and meaningful time in the Word! But don't take my word for it... give it a try yourself with a free download!
The Hour That Changes The World: A Practical Plan for Personal Prayer by Dick Eastman
Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is): Sexual Purity in a Lust-Saturated World by Joshua Harris
Lord, Is It Warfare? Teach Me to Stand: A Devotional Study on Spiritual Victory by Kay Arthur
Lady in Waiting: Becoming God's Best While Waiting for Mr. Right by Jackie Kendall and Debby Jones
Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow
The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy by Timothy Keller
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin
Praying God's Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds by Beth Moore

Tools:

Blue Letter Bible

 

For Wife Life

Books:

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs
For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men by Shaunti Feldhahn
101 Conversation Starters for Couples by Gary Chapman
What's It Like to Be Married to Me? And Other Dangerous Questions by Linda Dillow
Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll
Helper by Design: God's Perfect Plan for Women in Marriage by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Date Nights:

The Dating Divas has tons of fun, budget-friendly and even saucy date ideas.
Date Night In takes the planning out of date nights. They will send you a fun date night every month, everything is prepped for you already in the box. Simple, easy and super fun.

For Mom Life

Books:

Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise

Everyday Essentials:

Milk Snob Nursing Cover - I love this nursing cover because it provides a 360-degree protection. I could confidently nurse my baby in public without fear of showing some rather private body parts ;)

Subscribe and Save - I've been using Amazon's Subscribe and Save for getting diapers shipped to my home at an increment I determined. It's easy and convenient. I"m happy I don't have to drag my 2 children through the store just for diapers anymore. #win (You do have to become a Prime member to qualify for Subscribe and Save. But, seriously, it's worth it. You can try it out with a 30-day risk-free trial here.)

For Simplified Home Life

Books:

The Christian Homemaker's Handbook by Pat Ennis
Secrets to Getting More Done in Less Time by Donna Otto
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering Organizing by Marie Kondo

Christian Healthcare Ministries

Tools:

Trello

Your Sunny Money Method teaches you how to get your finances under control. My friend Sami used this exact method and got $225K of debt paid off in 3 years!!

The Purposeful Home Podcast

Audible makes it easy for me to "read" as a busy mom. I can listen to books when I'm driving, folding laundry, etc. It's wonderful. Try it out and get TWO free audiobooks today.

NeuYear Giant Wall Calendar - Because of Indwelt Women, I do a lot of planning in advance. I like to be able to see months ahead in one place instead of having to flip through pages which is why I love this giant wall calendar created by writer Jon Acuff. It makes long-term planning so much easier and less overwhelming! Get 10% off today here.

For the Biz Bosses

Books:

Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business and Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro by Dana Malstaff
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Everyday Essentials:

NeuYear Giant Wall Calendar - Because of Indwelt Women, I do a lot of planning in advance. I like to be able to see months ahead in one place instead of having to flip through pages which is why I love this giant wall calendar created by writer Jon Acuff. It makes long-term planning so much easier and less overwhelming! Get 10% off today here.

Trello

For the Little Ones

Books:

God Made All of Me by Justin Holcomb, Lindsey Holcomb
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
Once Upon An Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters by Oliver Jeffers
What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Everyday Essentials:

Milk Snob Nursing Cover - I love this nursing cover because it provides a 360-degree protection. I could confidently nurse my baby in public without fear of showing some rather private body parts ;)

Mommy's Bliss Gripe Water - A friend of mine gave me this liquid gold at my baby shower. I could not thank her enough. Seriously, it works so well. Whenever my baby is fussy because of gas, I'll give him some gripe water and within 5 minutes he will calm down and go back to sleep. 

Silicone Plate/Placemat-In-One - These are also ingenious. No matter little hands swiping the plate off the floor and mama having to clean up.

BabyTrend Jogging Stroller - I dislike bulky strollers with a passion; they make me feel clumsy and unattractive. I was so excited when my grandma-in-law gave us the Baby Trend Jogging Stroller. It is so easy to maneuver with and not bulky at all. It folds nicely and you can buy it with the infant car seat so that the car seat will just click on the stroller. Love it.

Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cups - whoever invented these is an absolute genius. They've got a spoutless design + the silicone top makes it spill-proof + it's dishwasher safe. I love them.

Infantino Squeeze Station - If you want to make your own baby food pouches, I've used this squeeze station. It uses disposable pouches so I don't have to worry about washing them before mold invades the inside of the pouch. I can just make the baby food in batch, squeeze them in the pouches and freeze them. Voila!

For the Young Adults

Books:
Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship by Joshua Harris
Lady in Waiting: Becoming God's Best While Waiting for Mr. Right by Jackie Kendall and Debby Jones

 

 

The Names of Jesus: Immanuel

The Names of Jesus: Immanuel

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