NKJV Early Readers Bible

A bookshelf full of helpful resources packed inside a sparkly, fun Bible!



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Gv's favorite color is red, but she couldn't help but be wowed by the glittery pink cover of this Bible when it arrived:





Your Marriage Today...and Tomorrow by Crawford & Karen Loritts

Making your relationship matter now and for generations to come!


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This title grabbed my eye off the bat, because even if you already have a great marriage, there's always room for improvement.



Project Snapshot - July 2018

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:


More than anything, Gv wanted to see Mt. Rushmore. I didn't quite catch her first look at the exact moment (you'd have thought she was walking into Disney, she was so excited!), but this picture is pretty close.


One of the ranger programs included dissecting an owl pellet. I just love this classic Gv expression, she's so intent on her work!


Gv wanted to take us on a hike, so she led the way through the prairie above Wind Cave, on what I dubbed the "Little House on the Prairie Opening" trail.


One of the highlights of the trip was visiting wonderful friends who'd moved hundreds of miles north last year. Here are the girls frolicking in the waves at Indiana Sand Dunes National Lakeshore (another Jr. Ranger badge!)


We wound up ending the trip in our typical mountain spot. Sometimes it's fun to return to the familiar, too. After all the bouldering we did on the rest of the trip, these rocks were a fun reminder of all she'd accomplished with her rock-climbing skills this year.


We had another epic trip that will last forever in our memories! This special time together as a family just can't be beat!

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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Even Preschoolers Can Memorize Things!

Memorization for little ones doesn't need to look like what you remember being tortured with in school. See how this practice can help aid learning and be fun at the same time!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing a post about how Even Preschoolers Can Memorize Things and why this doesn't necessarily mean pounding Shakespeare's soliloquies into little brains. 

Click on over and check it out, then stop back by to let me know what you think!



What types of things would your preschoolers enjoy memorizing? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.


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Project Snapshot - June 2018

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

Besides taking a bit of a blogging break this summer, I'm planning to make a few adjustments when things start back up in the fall.

One of those changes is to convert my Project Snapshot series from a weekly to monthly post.

I'm hoping that I'll have a lot less rushing around after my busy work weekends by making this change, but that I'll still be able to capture snapshots of life on a weekly basis.

We'll see how it works out -- I figure I can always go back to a weekly post, if I need to...


So, what have we been up to this past month? Take a look and see:



We celebrated this book-crazy birthday girl with a Super Why themed party:


Then Gv strapped on some wheels for a new type of skating experience:

It was at a birthday party. Her opinion? "I liked it, but ice skating is WAY better."
That's my girl!


And yet another birthday party (we call it birthday season around here), this one was full of slip 'n slide fun:



Then we headed out on our annual summer road trip, full of Junior Ranger fun like last year:


This (Natchez Trace/Brice's Crossroads) was the first of 24 National Park sites (and Junior Ranger badges!) that we visited on our route this year.


Gv next to an ancient piece of playground equipment that I used to play on when my family would visit the tiny little town in Kansas that my mom's family was from.


Our first day of hiking on the trip -- in the Badlands!

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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Encouraging Performance in Preschoolers

Giving your children opportunities to perform doesn't mean you have to turn them into the next big star, it just means helping them to shine in life!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing a post on Encouraging Performance in Preschoolers and why this doesn't have to mean that you turn into some crazy stage mom or dad at the same time. 

Click on over and check it out, then stop back by to let me know what you think!



Can you think of opportunities you can give your kids to perform? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.


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The Beginner's Bible Bedtime Collection

This new addition to The Beginner's Bible collection will be the perfect addition to your nighttime routine! 



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It's no secret that we love The Beginner's Bible around here, so when I found out that there was a new book in the collection that was glow in the dark, I knew we had to check it out for ourselves!



Friday Frivolity Pre-Summer Feature

It's time for Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!




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At last week's party, we shared our top tips for staying safe in the sun.

This week we don't have a full party due to our summer break, but I wanted to be sure and share which feature I picked from last week's treasures.

Also, don't forget to mark your calendar now for August 2nd, when all our party fun starts up again! I can't wait to find out what you all get up to all summer!


The featured posts for Syncopated Mama this week are........



(I picked two, since you'll have to wander through a Friday Frivolity desert for a few weeks!)

The Loofah Project over at Maple Hill 101 - Did you know this was where loofahs came from???
and
A Pause to Reflect from Laurensparks.net. I really appreciated how she shared such a difficult time with us!



What fun do you have planned for the summer?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Project Snapshot - Week 230

Each week, Project Snapshot captures a memory from the past few days - 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 week:


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My Snapshot(s)


Our little rock hound was very excited to open her birthday present from us:

Rock & Gem Dig


She immediately read through the directions, then carted it all over to her little table to get to work excavating all the gems and minerals inside.

I loved that she made sure to cover the work surface, just like the directions said. It didn't cut down on the mess completely, but it sure did help!


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

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Friday Frivolity - Best Ways to Stay Safe in the Sun

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...



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At last week's party, we shared our favorite museums around the world.

This week brings us Don't Fry Day, so we're sharing our best tips on how to stay safe in the sun.

Also, I'm going to be working on some special projects this summer, so this will be the last Friday Frivolity party (or even a regular post!) for a couple of months. But don't worry, we'll be back August 2nd with all the fun, so go ahead and mark your calendars now! 

You can stop back by here again next week to see which post I chose for my feature -- and be sure sign up for all the blog updates here, in case I pop back over the next few weeks with a surprise post!

Now, on to the sun-safe tips: