Friday Frivolity - 5 Unexpected Things About Motherhood

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 laughed over some memorable life moments lately.

This week, we're sharing five things that we didn't expect about motherhood.

The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Gramps & Gran

Let those beloved Berenstain Bears introduce your own little cubs to Grandparents Day in this sweet new book! 




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It's been a while since we've reviewed a Berenstain Bears book, so we were excited to get this one:


Bless Our Gramps & Gran

Latticed Learning - Zoo Animals

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!

6 Things I'm Already Over with the PyeongChang Olympics (& 8 Things I Love!)

It's that time again - that time every four years when I take a break from my "I'm not watching my job" ban of televised skating!  


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As I mentioned yesterday, I was sick all weekend, so every second not spent thinking I was going to die out there on the ice was spent in bed or on the couch, trying desperately to get better.

The only upside to all of that couch-lounging was that it gave me a chance to watch all the figure skating coverage on the NBC Olympics site.

I hadn't planned on writing a post on the Olympics, but just like last time, watching even just the beginning of The Games has me all riled up...

Project Snapshot - Week 215

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 was sick all weekend, but these two certainly did their best to cheer me up. G kept me well-supplied in tea and chicken noodle soup and there was plenty of Olympic skating for me to watch from my nest on the couch.

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 - Memorable Life Moments 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 party, we shared some of our favorite short cuts to this doing life thing.

This week, we're sharing some memorable life moments that have happened lately...kind of like an extended Project Snapshot post!

365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids by Kathryn Slattery

Introduce young readers to a relationship with God while helping them find answers to their questions about God, the Bible and the Christian faith!



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My first thought when this book arrived was that I didn't know which audience would be more grateful to have it, children or their parents:





Latticed Learning - Motion/Force/Sports/Olympics

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!

Tantalizing Thai Carrot Soup

Wintertime calls for soup -- and lots of it! We eat soup pretty much once a week during these freezing cool-ish months and this is one of our favorites!  


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We buy these ridiculous, ginormous 25-pound bags of carrots because even though they're sold for people to feed to their horses, they're organic. They're super-cheap (like, less than the regular-sized bag of organic carrots cheap!), so we figure with a deal that great, we can throw 3/4 of the bag away and still come out ahead.

But if you know me very well at all, then you know that I cannot stand to waste food, so whenever those orange roots jammed into my fridge's veggie drawer start growing hairs, I know it's time to figure out something creative to make to use them all up before they get really gross.

I usually make up a mess of this comforting carrot soup, but the other day, I wanted something a little bit different and came up with this tasty creation:

Project Snapshot - Week 214

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)



Some of our favorite friends were in town this weekend and we were able to zip over after I finished at the rink and meet them for lunch. They brought Gv these fun butterfly wings, which have her tickled pink (or rather, red), despite the fact she's got them on upside down.

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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