Play to Their Strengths by Analyn & Brandon Miller

Bring out the best in your children by shifting the focus to what's right with your kids instead of what's wrong!



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I was so excited to get this book and read it, but it took me a bit longer to digest, since it's just a few pages longer than a children's picture book {wink}:







The Berenstain Bears: The Trouble with Tryouts

Join old pals The Berenstain Bears in this early-reader chapter book that's perfect for those ready to take the next step in reading! 



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The transition to chapter books is a tricky one in the life of a new reader, but this book will help make the journey as smooth as possible:







Bible Gems to Remember Devotions for Kids by Robin Schmitt

52 sparkling devotions with easy-to-memorize Scripture verses in 5 words or less!



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This devotional book shows how God can accomplish amazing things with just a few words:







One Big Heart by Linsey Davis

An adorable picture book that is a celebration of being more alike than different!



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One can never have too many picture books and this one will put a huge smile on your face from the moment you spy its cover:







Bible Gems to Remember Illustrated Bible by Robin Schmitt

52 lushly illustrated stories accompanied by easy Bible memory verses in 5 words or less!



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Just when I think that we can't possibly cram another story Bible onto Gv's bedside shelf, this arrives and I know it will have to be added to the collection:







Expand Your Child's Cultural Horizons with Molly of Denali!

PBS Kids has done a wonderful job of including diverse characters in its shows for years, but they've now raised the bar with their Molly of Denali series!

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All of the Molly of Denali graphics are actually photos of the show on my tv. 

I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing my Teaching Young Kids About Cultural Diversity post that gives you ideas for how to expose your family to different cultures around the world.

Click on over to check out that list after you read all about Gv's favorite new show that will be a fun way to accomplish that goal!

The One & Only Wolfgang by Steve Greig & Mary Rand Hess

Join this hilarious, motley crew of critters for a message of belonging that celebrates how families come in all shapes and sizes!



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Because I have a dumb phone and am therefore not yet a member of the Instagram world, I had no idea who Steve Greig and his passel of pets were. However, who can spy this cover and not want to read it:







Project Snapshot - August 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:


We returned from this summer's massive road trip and Gv wanted to start back in with school.

The next day.

Um, let me just add that to my list of fourteen bazillion things to do to clean up after the tornado that is otherwise known as we-were-gone-for-5-weeks-and-camped-in-a-tent-the-whole-time-and-just-emptied-the-car-and-dumped-everything-on-the-living-room-floor.

She continued to beg and, gosh, it's awfully hard to resist that little voice begging to learn, so the first week of August (which technically started in July!) saw us diving back in to our Latticed Learning time, which is our version of "school."


To add to the fun of this photo, she's wearing a dress that was mine when I was a kid!

Gv earned a slew of new Jr. Ranger badges and patches this summer, so she was anxious to buy some new ribbon to put them on to display.


Here are all the ones she earned on our trip this summer!
And here are all 120 that she's earned so far! (Well, as many of them as I could get to fit in the photo.)

Another school year also means a new season of 4-H. Our club had its informational meeting for prospective members and Gv spent some time answering questions behind the project table.


We've been having some car issues (did you read about our summer trip adventures?) and so one day, I had to trade cars with G to go to work. Gv skated her little legs off while I was there (gosh, it's great to have every day be "take your kid to work day!"), and when I pulled into the garage, this is what I saw when I turned around:

Well, now, that's one way to ride...

I guess she got enough exercise that day!

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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Seek and Explore: Devotions for Kids

Send your children on a fun, interactive journey that will help them better understand the Bible as well as fully experience God's love!



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This devotional book is the ideal "hook" for getting your kids really excited about learning more about the Bible on a daily basis:







The Wonder That Is You by Glenys Nellist

Rejoice in the universal love and joy parents feel as they celebrate a new child's arrival with this beautiful picture book!



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This book will fill up your Warm Fuzzy tank like crazy, although you'll probably use up a tank's worth of tissues at the same time: