Free Devotional this Weekend Only

Make Your Own Application- Book 1Amazon is holding an e-book sale on the first book in the Make Your Own Application series. You can now get volume 1 as an e-book for free. Get it today and read it on your Kindle reader, computer, tablet, or smart phone. (Need the App? See below for help.)

We think it is a great devotional. We liked Michael’s work so much that we became his publisher.

Get your free copy before the June 20th.

In CATS, KIDS, and CHRIST you will discover the spiritual lessons to be found in the most ordinary events in life, from parenting to caring for a sick cat, from sharing your faith to facing the loss of a job. Experience this very different devotional and, of course, make your own application…

Get MAKE YOUR OWN APPLICATION- BOOK 1 today.
E-Book usually costs $4.99. But now it is free! (Sale ends 06/20/16).

Get it today from Amazon.

Live in another country? This e-book is on sale for free worldwide, at all Amazon stores. Upload it today.

Need the App? Amazon offers a free App so that you can start reading Kindle e-books on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Click here to reach Amazon and in two steps you’ll be ready to read this e-book on your smart phone or download it to your computer.

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Devotional Book on Sale this Weekend

One of the books from our publishing company is on sale this weekend, so we thought we would share that info, in case anyone is looking for something new to read:

Make Your Own Application- Book 1Just in time for the Christmas holidays, Amazon is holding an e-book sale on the first book in the Make Your Own Application series. You can now buy volume 1 as an e-book for just 99 cents. Buy it today and read it on your Kindle reader, computer, tablet, or smart phone. (Need the App? See below for help.)

In CATS, KIDS, and CHRIST you will discover the spiritual lessons to be found in the most ordinary events in life, from parenting to caring for a sick cat, from sharing your faith to facing the loss of a job. Experience this very different devotional and, of course, make your own application…

Buy MAKE YOUR OWN APPLICATION- BOOK 1 today.
E-Book usually costs $4.99. But now is only 99 cents. (Sale ends 12/17/15).

Buy it today from Amazon.

Need the App? Amazon offers a free App so that you can start reading Kindle e-books on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Click here to reach Amazon and in two steps you’ll be ready to read this e-book on your smart phone or download it to your computer.

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New Devotional Book from Reader Hill

Make Your Own Application- Book 2Exciting stuff for us! This week our publishing company, Reader Hill, is releasing the second book of a new devotional series, Make Your Own Application, by pastor and blogger Michael Newnham​.

In Book 2- WORK, WOES, and WISDOM– you will discover the spiritual lessons to be found in every-day life, from your job to your church community, from hard times and financial setbacks, to experiencing intimacy with our Lord. Explore this very different devotional and, of course, make your own application…

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017V7XD6C

Buy it today from Amazon, if you are interested. ($9.95 for trade Paperback or $4.99 for E-book)

Thanks for reading, everyone.

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New Devotional Book from Reader Hill

Make Your Own Application- Book 1Exciting stuff for us! This weekend our publishing company, Reader Hill, is releasing the first book of a new devotional series, Make Your Own Application, by pastor and blogger Michael Newnham​.

In Book 1- CATS, KIDS, and CHRIST– you will discover the spiritual lessons to be found in the most ordinary events in life, from parenting to caring for a sick cat, from sharing your faith to facing the loss of a job. Experience this very different devotional and, of course, make your own application…

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0176Y6O2U

Buy it today from Amazon, if you are interested. ($9.95 for trade Paperback or $4.99 for E-book)

Thanks for reading, everyone.

 

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School Sick

Hello everyone. This is Eric. I thought I would share a bit about our last few weeks. When my family goes back to school is when the Sick Bugs come to visit. It happens every year. The kids are mixing with dozens of friends, sharing toys and boogers and germs. Amy is back in the classroom, where 6th Graders know how to use a smart phone but are completely ignorant on how to use a tissue or how to wash their hands. And me? Well, I’m fulfilling my role as the One-Who-Catches-Any-Germs-That-Come-Home.

Right now, I’m miserable with a cold (thank you, my preschooler, for sharing that with me), while Amy is suffering with a bad back. Earlier in the month, I had an awful sinus infection. As for our boys… well, they get the sniffles or a bit of fever and charge ahead. They have energy to spare. We grownups are quicker to crash-and-burn, since we are already running a bit frazzled.

Sick Fund. Do you know we keep an envelope labelled “Sick Fund” just for these times? We set aside money for going out to eat when we are just to sick or miserable to cook.  Yes, we eat stuff we can get through a drive-thru during these times. Stop judging us and pass the fries. Unfortunately, there never seems to be enough in that Sick Fund envelope whenever the next Sick Wave swamps our family boat. Go figure… because I’m too sick to do the counting myself.

Well, school is back in session so the Germ Bugs are running rampant through our house. You can come by and visit, but be forewarned, these bugs are powerful things. They will wrestle you to the ground and jump inside you and infest you from head-to-toe. Just sayin’…

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Publishing Help for Authors

Howdy everyone. This is Eric. Sorry that we haven’t posted in awhile, but hopefully Amy and I will get back on a regular schedule of posting here now that we are done with our wild and crazy summer. I’m sure Amy will have some things to share about Potty Boot Camp and our other adventures.

As for me,  I’ve been busy with new clients at our business, including its division for helping writers to get published. For those who are curious, through Public Author we help writers get their books edited, formatted, and uploaded to major retailers. We also create author websites. Feel free to go over there and take a look around.

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http://publicauthor.com/

Thanks for sticking with us. Hopefully, we will be back to posting regularly at FastFoodFamily very soon. Eric

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2 Year Old Trouble

IMG_2579Time for some confessions by a dad,

I love my kids. I just wanted to start with that, because I really do. Our boys are amazing, wonderful kids who make my life so much fuller. But they also stretch me and force me to grow in areas I don’t always want to. Sometimes they “push my buttons” at the most inconvenient time. Yesterday was that kind of day.

Our littlest guy caught a cold earlier this week and “blessed” me with it too. So I was not at my top form.  Well, let me tell you what happened:

It was his day to get into trouble and more trouble. He started by coloring the kitchen counter with black marker, then he dumped three years of financial records in the office, then he missed while practicing on the potty and wet the bathroom floor.

 

Worse, our older son was there during the coloring and file dumping but did nothing to stop his sibling. Most likely, he was just too absorbed in what he was doing to really notice.

So, when sick Daddy saw all of this, he was really tempted to get mad. Oh, right, this is supposed to be an honest confession. I did get mad, and I knew I was angry.

Usually, actions like these would result in a swat on the behind or a careful slap on the offending hand, then a firm talking to. And finally, with a time-out and/or the loss of some privilege or favored toy.

But I was mad.

So I had to step back and ask Amy to handle it. I dared not try any corporeal punishment in anger, for that is wrong. And I didn’t want to have my firm voice becoming an angry one.

As parents, we need to be aware of how we are coming across to our kids. It is important that my boys learn right from wrong, but it is also vital that they understand that I love them no matter what mistakes or sins they commit. I’m their dad, after all.

Well, the kitchen counter cleaned up, for the most part, and the bathroom floor was fairly easy to clean too. I still have an hour or two of work ahead to re-sort and re-file all those financial record though. Sigh. Life as a daddy.

I’m sure there will be more adventures to follow…

Welcome!

IMG_2552Hi Everyone,

Today is Father’s Day 2015 and this is fitting that this blog is being birthed today with myself(Amy) and my husband(Eric) as co-writers.

Let me introduce myself. I am a full time wife and mother and teacher. I am married to a wonderful father/writer/publisher/business man/all-around-hero, Eric. We have two sons, ages 6 and 2. I teach 6th grade Language Arts/ Social Studies at a public middle school about 40 minutes away. When I am on summer break, like now, I enjoy spending time with my hubby and boys, catching up with friends on FB and a new interest, cooking. This may throw some readers for a loop since the title of this blog is Fast Food Family. Well rest-at-ease, yes during the school year we eat out but that is what I am desperately trying to change since, in addition to my crazy world, I am a member of Weight Watchers and most likely will be a member forever, since eating and weight are a struggle for me.

So if you are a family that has a crazy-but-full life like mine, please feel free to flow this blog. It is my hope and prayer that, together,  this will become a community of people far and wide that will support and encourage each other on life’s journey. After all: united we stand, divided we fall.

Next blog will be about how to potty train a resistant 2 year old without losing your mind. Any suggestions???