How to Survive as a Firefly by Kristen Foote

Light up your child's learning with this fun, informative book all about fireflies!


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Looking for a unique approach to learning for your kids? This book will do just that:





Project Snapshot - Week 198

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)



I'd found this bike (for free!) on Craigslist back when Gv was still an itty bitty thing. She was tall enough to try it out sometime last spring, but after seeing her struggle to pedal, we discovered the rear tire was flat.

We finally got a new tube for it and it made such a difference!

She just took off and would have gone for miles and miles, if a thunderstorm hadn't sent us back home!

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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5 After 5, Morning Routine

Are you usually functioning on auto-pilot each morning, completing the same tasks, no matter what?

Come see what I do each day and share your list, too!



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was favorite fall family outings and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




List 5 things in your morning routine


I shared my typical everyday routines a couple of years ago and they're pretty much all the things I do right after I wake up.

I do a lot in the mornings, though, so I can easily come up with 5 additional tasks that I do once my feet hit the floor:

Friday Frivolity - Food Truck Edition

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 partywe were all about libraries.

This week brings us Food Truck Day, so I'm sharing some of the most unusual food trucks out there!

Good Night Tales by C.S. Fritz

Enhance your bedtime-story routine with this imaginative collection of adventures through Scriptural truths!


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I had assumed that this title would be filled with the typical assortment of familiar bedtime stories, like these family favorites, but boy, was I wrong.

When this gorgeous book arrived, I realized immediately that it would become a unique addition to our home library!





Latticed Learning - Pets/Responsibilities/Chores

Learn while playing with Latticed Learning!  This week's theme has plenty of activities to go along with it - keep reading to find out more!


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Welcome back to Latticed Learning!  This year, we're continuing to learn while we play - repeating many of our favorites from the past while adding in all sorts of new activities as well.

This day's post is devoted to our weekly themes - some weeks have more activities than others, but each lesson will be fun for you to explore with your little one!

Mossby's Magic Carpet Handbook by Ilona Bray

Learn loads without even realizing it through this hilariously clever magic carpet handbook!


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Magic. Silliness. Adventure.

This book will take you on a wild ride before you even take the first step onto your inherited carpet!





Project Snapshot - Week 197

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)



Gv received a little Lego set for her birthday and has just loved playing with it so much. She has already been asking for another one for Christmas, but then this weekend, I decided to get down my old box of Legos, along with some of my other building bricks and Tinkertoys and give them to her.

Normally we'd save even these hand-me-downs for Christmas or a birthday, but I decided I didn't want her to have to wait.

She's been building and building and building, non-stop, ever since!

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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5 After 5, Favorite Family Fall Outings

Do you have a list of favorite family fall outings?

Like visiting a corn maze or pumpkin patch, taking a hay ride, or picking apples?



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was ways to fit more reading in and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




List 5 favorite fall family outings


I am chuckling, because I pretty much filled up my list of favorite fall activities a few weeks ago with all sorts of outings, so I don't really have anything else to add.

However, I can think of all sorts of fun outings I would love to attend if we could afford them and if they took place here in our neck of the woods, so I'll look forward to your list and share this wish-list of mine here:


Friday Frivolity - Library Edition

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 partywe traveled to Germany for some Oktoberfest fun.

This week brings us Libraries Day, so we're talking about one of my favorite things: books, books, books!