NIV Ultimate Bible for Girls (Faithgirlz)

A super-appealing Bible for pre-teen girls that will help them better understand themselves and Scripture!



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Man, every time I review a Bible like this, I just wish that they'd had them around when I was younger:







A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Dedicated to Neil Armstrong, this beautiful and lyrical children's book pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.



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Summer is approaching, which for us always means lots of time outdoors at night, contemplating the night sky. This book will be great to crawl into our sleeping bags and read, especially when we've had a good look at the moon on a clear night:







Little Sweet Pea, God Loves You, illustrated by Kit Chase

A heartwarming picture book to show children how special they are and how much they're loved by God!


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The minute this book arrived, I felt an immediate need to grab Gv, snuggle up on the couch, and read through it together:




Start with the Heart, by Kathy Koch

A great little book that helps you learn how to motivate your kids to be compassionate, responsible, and brave -- even when you're not around!


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Even though we are raising someone who, in my not-at-all-biased-opinion, is the greatest kid ever, there are still days when this parenting thing is hard.

Really hard.

So I'm always interested in reading books full of tips on how to do this parenting thing better, like this new title:




Project Snapshot - April 2019

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:




Not super-exciting, but just an example of the silliness that goes along with everyday errands in our family. While I'm over on aisle 7 of JoAnn's searching for the appropriately-priced options to direct Gv to when choosing her birthday gift for a friend (an example of something we do that I referenced in this post), I hear these two loons giggling about something and turn to see what they were up to.

I have no idea what G was doing here -- hiding behind her for the photo? Getting ready to add bunny ears? You can never tell, with that one...



There's a local event that we've attended for years (except for last year, when we got the car parked and discovered a tornado was literally coming down the main road, straight towards us!) that we love because it's FREE and includes about a zillion samples from local restaurants, also for FREE!

These aren't your run-of-the mill warehouse club samples, either. Nosireebob, we're talking entire pulled-pork sandwiches, hamburgers, heaping plates of seafood pasta...it's insane how much free food we load up on at this thing.

It started off in a closer-to-home India Cultural Center building, then changed locations over the years until landing this year at the "big city's" NFL stadium.

Even though I'd been to the stadium for games in years past, neither of the Gs had, so that was fun. But even I had never been able to go down and run all over the field, which this photo of Gv and I records!

(And, just in case you were wondering, despite the fact that we made this event our lunch and dinner, we were so stuffed and took so much food home that we all ate for three days afterwards!!)



Gv's first year as a Cloverbud in 4-H is drawing to a close and one of the requirements that even the wee folk have to complete is a presentation in front of the entire club meeting.

I was super-excited that it worked out for me to be there, because G always takes her to the meetings while I'm at work at the rink but a huge hockey tournament meant that I actually got to go see her present, too!

She did a great job -- you could barely hear her tiny little voice (so hilarious, since she is so loud right now playing on the porch!), but she did it with a smile and didn't cry (apparently that happens to most first-timers) and now she's all set to submit her yearly project to the county to be judged.


This little bunny was excited to meet Grammy and Papa for lunch on Easter. It was a beautiful day and we spent forever just rocking on the restaurant's front porch!


"April's lonely"

"....ummm, I don't think so, but you go ahead and keep her company, m-kay?"

Look at that poor, tolerant dog's expression. Does she look lonely to you?


And just like that, the month is pretty much over! 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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Greenhorn Gardeners: How to get started with your little landscapers

Whether it's starting a few seeds in a pot or helping to plant an entire vegetable garden, giving your kids the chance to get their hands in the dirt and grow something is a great experience!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing my Greenhorn Gardeners post that shows just how beneficial horticultural activities are for young children.

Click on over to see why to get started, then come back here and see how.

Money-Savvy Moppets: Getting an Early Start with Financial Literacy

So many people struggle with money issues. It's never too early to begin setting your kids on the right financial track for their lives!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing my Wee Financial Wizards post that will help you see that it's never too early to start developing good financial sense in your kids.

Click on over to get a bit of a background on it all and then jump back here to see how G and I decided to handle the allowance issue and start things off with Gv.

Project Snapshot - March 2019

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:




I walked out into the backyard to ask Gv something early in the month and discovered she was out there swinging, all by herself.

When did that happen?

When did she suddenly start being able to go all on her own, and why was I not aware of this until now??


G gave me this fabulous, colorful hammock I think two birthdays ago and I somehow never got around to stringing it up until now.

The weather was perfect and I had big plans to go back into the house, grab my book, and then settle in for a read.

But when I returned to the yard, I saw someone had already beaten me to the punch.

Oh well. Maybe next spring (it's pretty much only one day a year, then summer sets in until after Christmas) I'll get the chance...


Technology can be so cool sometimes.

It was the Friday before St. Patrick's Day and Gv was FaceTiming with good friends who had moved a zillion miles away a couple years ago, blubbering with excitement to "see" them again.

They asked Gv whether she was planning to make a leprechaun trap and before I could blink, all three girls were making their trap creations together, just like they were in the same room!

Gosh, we've got to do this more often!


We spent part of our spring break on an exciting seafaring adventure with Grammy and Papa and when we returned, our little Junior Ranger added another badge to her collection! (Find a link to more info about this fun, free program in this post.)
And just like that, the month is pretty much over! 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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Stop-and-Go Devotional by Diane Stortz

52 fun and interactive devotionals the whole family can enjoy together!



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I don't know any family who wouldn't use the word "busy" when describing life, so when I saw that this little devotional was targeted at "busy families," I signed right up!







The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible

The incredible story of who God is, who you are, and who you were made to be!



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Gv and I had to recently weed out our story Bible collection. We had so many, we were up to reading 3 a day (of the same story) just to get through them all in a year!

But when I saw the adorable cover of this book, I knew we'd just have to figure out a way to make room for one more!