About Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. Her book, A Christmas Kindness, was published in 2012 by 4RV Publishing. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.

Be Blessed by Your Strong-Willed Child

Being the parent of a strong-willed child isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s frustrating. It’s stressful. There are days you wonder what you did to deserve a child who fights you at every turn. Why can’t Sally be more … Continue reading

Balancing Volunteer and Family Responsibilities

As parents, we lead by example. Knowing Christ has called us to have a servant’s heart (Luke 17:10), we actively seek opportunities where we can put this calling into action. But when our volunteer responsibilities overwhelm us, are we the … Continue reading

Good Friday, A Day of Sorrow and Joy

  Good Friday is a solemn day in the Christian calendar. It commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus. It is a day of special prayer and fasting. We reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made in dying for our sins. We consider His … Continue reading

Why Do We Celebrate Easter? by Mark Sutherland

■Title: Why Do We Celebrate Easter? ■Author: Mark Sutherland ■Illustrator: Julie Hammond ■ISBN: 978-0983236306 ■SRP: $9.99 ■Reviewed By: Cheryl Malandrinos Rating:  In this beautifully illustrated story, children learn that God had planned Easter a long, long time ago–even before the … Continue reading

Parenting Challenges Can Bring Unexpected Blessings

Parenting challenges can come with unexpected blessings. When Paul and I married in 2000, we decided to have kids right away. I had spent eleven years as a single parent and looked forward to having a partner to help raise my … Continue reading