The Berenstain Bears' Nature Rescue

The Bear Family provides a gentle introduction to ecological activism in this new early reader chapter book that's perfect for kids ready to take the next step in their reading comprehension!



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Everyone's favorite bear family is back to help new readers develop into caring kids:





The Berenstain Bears Honesty Counts

Have some summer camping fun with the Berenstain Bears -- and learn a lesson about honesty in the process!


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I'm pretty sure every parent out there has had to tackle the topic of honesty with their kids some time or other; now this book can be a useful tool for those discussions:





The Berenstain Bears God Loves the Animals

Have fun getting out in nature with the Berenstain Bears in this new board book!


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I just finished (virtually) attending two big teacher trainings incorporating nature study topics in the classroom, so I was super-jazzed when this arrived:





Project Snapshot - June 2020

Each month, Project Snapshot captures memories from the past weeks - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this month:


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My Snapshots

What have we been up to this past month? Take a look and see:


   
This month was a bit rougher, since it's when we would normally be leaving for our big summer road trip (hopefully we can still go next summer!), but we remain thankful for health and having situations like that as our main inconveniences throughout these weird circumstances.

Here's what month 4 of quarantine looked like around here:



Homemade princess hat...



Playing with ponies...



Reading in absurd spots (like right in the middle of the kitchen floor)...


Playing "waiter at a fancy restaurant" in a get-up consisting of clothes from her closet, Daddy's belt, and a James Bond skating costume from one of the synchronized skating teams I coached years ago...


A bazillion virtual camps, including the fabulous cooking camp she was participating in here.



And that pretty much wrapped up our month! I wonder what wonderful memories next month will bring?

What were your favorite memories from this past month?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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No Such Thing as Can't by Lisa Sexton & Tyler Sexton, M.D.

In tough times like these, we could all use a little more inspiration in our lives. This triumphant life story is proof that with God, there's no such thing as can't!



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Although I've never watched the ABC show, The Good Doctor, I was intrigued to learn that it was partially based on author Tyler Sexton's life. Plus, I'm a sucker for a good memoir, so I felt pretty confident that I'd enjoy this read:




Project Snapshot - May 2020

Each month, Project Snapshot captures memories from the past weeks - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this month:


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My Snapshots

What have we been up to this past month? Take a look and see:


   
Another wheeeeeeee for this month, as we continued to stay at home for all time...

Here are some of our more thrilling moments:



Even though in-person 4-H activities stopped when everything else did, Gv had a few projects in her book left to complete. She had loads of fun working on the kite one in our backyard.


Mother's Day was the first time Gv and I had left the house and this lone family hike at our favorite nature preserve was wonderful. Gv decided to wear her new hiking boots, even though it's a simple trail, because it looks like this might be the only hiking we get to do this year...


...this might also be the only camping that happens this summer, too. Gv has plenty of experience creating tent cities with us, so she constructed this outdoor reading nook one day.


Our little party planner had to miss out on the big shindig this year, but still managed to have a ton of fun on her special day. She dressed up in fancy black "dress robes," covered a party hat to match, and then set off on the magical scavenger hunt I'd created to lead her to her birthday gift.


She asked if she could make her birthday cake herself this year, because she knew how she wanted it to look. She did pretty much the whole thing herself, with just a little help from me for the glasses, scar and mouth (because I couldn't find our cake decorator and ended up having to use a knife and my fingers to draw it all on!) I liked the Gryffindor-colored M&Ms scarf she added, and then she made it even more "Gv-fied" by adding sprinkles for a "magical twinkle in his eyes."

Side note: I didn't want to use up 32 bottles of nasty food coloring just to whip up his hair-colored frosting, so we ended up adding some cocoa powder (my idea) and melted chocolate chips (her idea) to get a nice, dark, non-staining frosting.


And that pretty much wrapped up our month! I wonder what wonderful memories next month will bring?

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Talking with Your Kids About Jesus by Natasha Crain

Help give your children an understanding of how to make a case for & defend their faith in an increasingly secular world!




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When this book arrived, I experienced a bit of deja-vu:







Moving Beyond Anxiety by David Chadwick

Through these pages, you'll learn that God's Truth is the most powerful antidote to anxiety!




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This book was in the works long before a pandemic-centered life took over our days, but its current release seems entirely providential:







Don't Overthink It by Anne Bogel

Make easier decisions, stop second-guessing, and bring more joy to your life!




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As someone who can get anxious and worked-up over the least little decision, this book just seemed to jump right out at me, shaking its pom-poms wildly all in front of my face:







Ansley's Big Bake Off by Kaitlyn, Olivia, & Camryn Pitts

The story of four sisters who rebuild their lives and find joy in unexpected ways after their mother's death.


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My daughter was hopping up and down when I pulled this new book out of the box the other day: