The Cow Said Neigh! by Rory Feek

A fun and humorous tale of peculiar farm animals that will have the whole family laughing out loud!


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Who doesn't love an adorable picture book?




Collect All the Things! The Perks of Piles for Kids

Barbies, Pokemon cards, stickers and rocks -- does your child have any collections like these piled up around the house? These clumps of miscellany might appear to be all mess, but really serve to promote development!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing my post All the Things! Collections and Kids (It's not live yet, so I'll let you know when it is) and why it's actually a fabulous thing to have piles of collected "stuff" taking up space in your house. 

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Do your kids have any collections? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.


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Keep Christianity Weird by Michael Frost

Resist the allure of acceptability and get back to the unsafe roots of our faith!



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I typically only have time to review children's books because the stack of to-be-read tomes next to my bed reaches halfway to the ceiling, but when this offbeat mama comes across a title like this one, I must read it!




Project Snapshot - September 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:


Our big Labor Day plans with Grammy & Papa fell through so we went on a mall scavenger hunt (like you'll find in this easy gift idea) instead. Gv got the giggles trying on this fun flamingo costume.



Grammy & Papa made up for our Labor Day disappointment the following weekend, when they scooped up Gv and took her to her first baseball game.



Gv started Awana this year and she's been loving it! Here she is with her backpack, all ready to go on "Dress Like An Animal" day!


Gv's been so excited to have her buddy T back at skating this month! His new baby sister is adorable, but gosh, we missed our friends!



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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The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible

Helping readers understand that God's Spirit has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today!


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There are lots of great illustrated children's Bibles out there, but this one is unique because it focuses on the Spirit of God:




NKJV Children's Outreach Bible

Making the gift of God's word available to every child!



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There are plenty of standard economy Bibles out there, but this is the first one I've seen that's specifically intended for children:







When God's Ways Make No Sense by Dr. Larry Crabb

Begin to push through the wall of understanding a God who is always working out his plan for our lives, even when his ways don't seem to make sense! 


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Like many others, I've had some really rotten things happen in my life that have had me desperately searching for answers from God to explain the reason why they occurred. This book title seemed like one that might shed some light on things:


Sample, Don't Sign Up

Has the start of this school year brought with it a desire to do all the things? Take a deep breath and lift some of the weight off your chauffeur-shoulders with this post!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing a post on Containing Commitments: Keeping Control of a Preschooler’s Schedule and why a preschooler's focus should be on sampling, not signing up

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



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The Aging Brain by Timothy R. Jennings, MD

Proven steps to prevent dementia and sharpen your mind!




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G has a family history of Alzheimer's, so I was drawn to this book for him:


Project Snapshot - August 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:

First day of school 2018-2019

(See? Who says you need to miss out on all the back-to-school fun, just because you're home schooling! Check out this post for what it's like to swim against the current, along with Everything You Need to Do Preschool at Home!)

We had a sweet visit from out-of-town friends. Gv set up this fabulous tea party for them (parents included!), along with costumes for the girls and place cards for all!

Gv takes her dog-owner duties very seriously. Here she's having a little chat with April about April's obnoxious, over-loving behavior.

Quiche, anyone? I've now started making three quiches at one time, since someone in particular can gobble up one entire quiche by herself at one sitting! This latest version included yellow squash and zucchini. Check out this post for the super-easy recipe!


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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