Scarlett’s Spectacles

I like this book because it talks about our feelings and how we can be glad, sad, grumbly, happy, and other emotions. It also shows that when we wake up we can choose ourselves what we can feel, but that we also have to think about what other people think about you feeling grumbly or... Continue Reading →

The Great Lemonade Stand Standoff

The Great Lemonade Stand Standoff is about three friends who find themselves in a money organization whose motto is Give, Save, Live! They give money to charity, and they save money so they can live. by Emily, age 10 *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *The Great Lemonade Stand Standoff... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [July 2019]

Here's a look at some new resources from Zondervan this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Zondervan Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram *The Beginner's Bible First 100 Bible Words Emily (age 10): The word and fun illustrations go with the Bible story teaching them about the... Continue Reading →

Day 7: Asia Adventures [Hong Kong 2019]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Hong Kong trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 12), then photos (by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad)) with captions by Emily (age 10). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we visited after the recaps... Continue Reading →


Has anyone ever given you something you didn't deserve? Maybe someone treated you to a yummy dessert just because you're friends. Maybe someone finished a book and passed it on to you to read. God showers grace on all of us and we read more about it in this new book GraceFull. *Note: This post... Continue Reading →

The Silent Noisy Night

Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright We can agree that when babies are sleeping, it can be nice and peaceful. We talk in whispered voices and walk quietly so the baby doesn't wake. But we can also agree that a newborn's arrival is a cause for celebration. Family and friends call... Continue Reading →

Seek-and-Circle Bible Battles

We love Where's Waldo? books and the Hidden Pictures feature in Highlights for Kids, and our favorite part of the local newspaper is the Spot the Differences, so it's no surprise that we love this new book where we have to find a list of hidden items! *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read... Continue Reading →

Journey to Jericho

Another adventure abounds as Mary and Peter and their dog Hank find themselves in Jericho! "With limited time to solve the secret of the scroll, Peter and Mary join Israelite spies on a reconnaissance mission to Jericho; sneak Rahab to safety; and ultimately face the scheming man in black as the walls of the city... Continue Reading →

Numbers in the Bible + Colors in the Bible

If you have a little one in your life, these board books from Museum of the Bible are perfect! *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. +We received these books from WorthyKids/Ideals for free in exchange for an honest review. *Numbers in the Bible + Colors in the Bible Released: March 20, 2018 Publisher:... Continue Reading →

PB&J Burrito

We usually modify recipes to our own likes, dietary tolerances, cooking skills 😉 , and budget. This is the ORIGINAL RECIPE I followed. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. I made some notes at the top portion, but the full list of ingredients and instructions are at the bottom.... Continue Reading →

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park is beautiful and a lot of people contribute to putting together all of the trees Santa comes sometimes too. Captions by: Emily, age 8 Photos by: Dad Norm + Mom Joyce More info here –> (open through 1/7/18) A Note from Emily's Mom: We have been to Christmas in the Park at... Continue Reading →

Lizzy the Lioness

If you turn on the TV or computer, you may sometimes see the news stories and headlines of current events around the world that may cause fear. There are natural disasters, diseases, wars, and so much more that can make us afraid. Even adults are scared of uncertain times, and we may need a reminder... Continue Reading →

The Three Bears [Afternoon Art]

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Goldilocks and the Three Bears is the story for the third art project for the Afternoon of Art Summer Series . (This post is by Emily.) An Afternoon of Art We were excited about our third art project from Home Art Studio (2nd Grade) because it... Continue Reading →

Dog Art Project [Afternoon Art]

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Our second project for the Afternoon of Art Summer Series is a dog painting. (This post is by Emily.) An Afternoon of Art We had a full Memorial Day weekend, so we opted out of going to the park in the morning. We had... Continue Reading →

Mini Lasagna Cups [Kid Food]

First in our Kid Food Summer Series is Mini Lasagna Cups. We originally found another recipe but decided to go with this one, so the ingredients aren't exactly the same as the link in the bottom of the post. (This post is by Emily in case anyone was wondering who lovepeaceandstyle was.) The Ingredients I... Continue Reading →

Denica’s Real Food Kitchen

DENICA'S REAL FOOD KITCHEN 2723 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Website | FB | Instagram | Twitter We were there because we thought it would be fun to go. And we were having a lazy morning. THE FACTS There is a parking lot, but it was full. We parked in the back. You don't have to... Continue Reading →

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