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!




Needlework and Kids: Sew Much Fun!

Think your kids are too young to learn to sew? Think again! Unleash the fun and creativity in your child by introducing the world of needlework!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing my Needlework & Preschoolers: Sew Much Fun! post that will help convince you it's not too early to introduce even your 3-to-5-year-olds to the world of sewing.

Click on over to learn all the ways needlework activities can benefit your preschoolers along with how to get started, then jump back here to see what types of projects they can begin to create!

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Subscription

A monthly subscription box full of all the oils and supplies you need to create a more natural (& great-smelling) home!



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It seems like you can get a monthly subscription box for just about everything nowadays, but I thought the idea for this monthly essential oil recipe collection was pretty unique:



Project Snapshot - February 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:

Gosh, jeepers, where did this month go? I mean, I know it's short, but come on -- how can it be over already?

G and I had told Gv she could paint her nails for the first time as a special reward for a goal she'd been working really hard toward. She said she wanted to wait until Grammy could do it, and it was all very exciting:


She was waffling between fire-engine red (her favorite color) and sparkly silver in the store. Grammy and I steered her towards the more modest silver color...


The state fair is a pretty big deal around here and we always have loads of fun going together as a family, but with me stuck on the ice all weekend, G and I decided to sit this year out.

Gv, however, was still jazzed and anxious to proudly wear her 4-H shirt there, so we sent her off with the cousins for probably what was her best day ever at the fair:


She was so excited to eat this cookie that was as big as her head!

They ate probably everything that was up for sale, saw all the animals, made all the crafts, watched the pig races and even came home with a trophy from the demolition derby! 

She just might not want to go with us ever again!


And since the state fair is such a big deal in these parts, kids usually get a day off school for "Fair Day." Normally, teachers have to work, but this year, G got the day off, too.

But instead of spending it at the fair, we finally made it to our closest National Park Unit for a family day, where Gv earned another Jr. Ranger badge:




Finally, our rink hosted a figure skating competition last weekend. This was Gv's first time competing and...


...she not only skated her heart out, but came home with a gold medal, as well!

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 Restoration Series: Jonathan's Walk

This powerful, free documentary series demonstrates what it means to be human along with the shared need of all people to see communities restored.




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"Though America is home to only 4% of the world's population, we house more than 20% of its prisoners. Recidivism–the tendency of a criminal to re-offend—is out of control. The Restoration Series tells the story of men and women who have experienced The Academy, a revolutionary in-prison program that is combating incarceration and recidivism head on."

The moment I read those words about this 5-part documentary series, I knew I wanted to support this important work being done.

I've mentioned the Prison Fellowship ministry before and how their Angel Tree program is a great way to give to others during the holidays, but the group is now presenting The Restoration Series: Jonathan's Walk, which follows one man as he re-enters his community after 15 years in prison.

The smile of freedom


The Marriage Knot by Ron & Jody Zappia

7 practical choices you can make to rejuvenate your marriage every day!


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Whether your marriage is on the rocks or in great shape, it never hurts to invest a bit of time and effort into making it stronger. This practical little book focuses on the intentional decisions you can make to rejuvenate your marriage every day:




Pint-Sized Chefs

It might mean a bit of a mess, but it's worth the effort to teach even young children to get comfortable in the kitchen!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing my Pint-Sized Chefs post that will help convince you to let your little ones roll up their sleeves, don their aprons, and get to work in the kitchen

Click on over to see just how possible it is for kids to bake and cook all by themselves, as well as get a few ideas for simple dishes they can start off with.



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


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