A Mindful Moment: 5-Minute Meditations & Devotions, by Irene Kraegel

 A unique devotional filled with Biblically-centered guided meditations to help introduce the practice of mindfulness to your teens!

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Mindfulness seems to be all the rage nowadays, so I was curious to see what this book would be like:

Literary Critters, by Sophie Corrigan

Using whimsical art and characters, this fun new book is the perfect introduction to iconic authors for your children!

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I knew the minute I saw the cover that this book would be one I'd totally enjoy:

God's Creation: Help Tell the Story, illustrated by Joanne Liu

A colorful, fun book about creation that engages kids and helps them better understand God!

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I initially thought this book looked cute, but that I'd be passing it along after I reviewed it. After I cracked it open, I changed my mind:

Let's Learn About The Forest, by Katelyn Van Kooten

An adorable, interactive board book that teaches children more about God's wonderful creatures while honing their powers of detection!

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I've been trying to be more mindful about the book volume in our house and have managed to pass up all the cute board books that I've been asked to review over the past few months, but when I saw this one, I just couldn't resist:

Project Snapshot - May 2022

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:





Gv finished up her 4-H year with one of her favorite projects--a tie-dyed t-shirt using Sharpies and rubbing alcohol!





The classic last-day-of-school photo that totally shows off this girl's personal style.




G and I have known for years that this girl HAD to try musical theater. It took a while to find a program we could afford, but she tried it and of course loved it and her first official show is in the books!





Our 4-H year finished strong with some fabulous group classes that were full of hands-on fun.



This year's birthday was a comedy of errors, but all ended well after some fabulous shakes with Grammy and Papa.


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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Project Snapshot - April 2022

 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 went to the zoo and happened to catch the Komodo dragon feeding (which only occurs every 6 weeks). This is the face you make when you realize that lunch just days before Easter is a bunny...



Our annual family Easter photo.


We enjoyed another day at the zoo this month (trying to get several visits in before the heat makes being outside here impossible) and Gv especially enjoyed the carousel.



She's been back on the ice for only two months, but had loads of fun at a friend's birthday party, which was a glow theme.


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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Project Snapshot - March 2022

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 camped with friends overnight on Fat Tuesday... 


...had a birthday celebration with my parents at a waterfront restaurant...


...collected a TON of free birthday food from various restaurants...


...and explored some unique caves in a section of the state a bit north of us.

It actually was the first month that felt fairly normal in two years!



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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Pure Flix Helps Your Family Prepare for Easter!

Take a "peep" at this curated Easter material from Pure Flix to help your family celebrate this special season!



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It might be the Lentiest Lent yet, but Easter's almost here and the folks at Pure Flix have gathered a great selection of videos to help your family prepare for the season:

Updated Review of A Show About Anthem Lights on Pure Flix

Sing & laugh along with this new animated series on Pure Flix!

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Ever since January 12, you've had the ability to check out this fun new animated show that the whole family can enjoy:

Project Snapshot - February 2022

  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:



February means State Fair time around here and besides entering 5 events in the Creative Living & Baking contests, Gv and a 4-H friend volunteered to help on opening day in the "Little Farm Hands" building.




We went back to the fair as a family a few days later and had our usual fun.




The local power plant attracts manatees to its warm waters in the winter and we spotted one from the observation boardwalk! 



We discovered a new park nearby that was HUGE and had SO many fun things to do at it (obstacle course, workout machines, skateboard & bike course, splash pad, unique playground & more!) We couldn't believe that we'd never come across it before! 

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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