Book Review: "Very Beary Stories" 3 books in 1

I Can Read: The Berenstain Bears Very Beary Stories 9780310768425; Hardcover; On Sale Date 05/26/2020 Featuring three favorite stories from the Berenstain Bears Living Lights library, Very Beary Virtues is the perfect collection of stories for children learning to sound out words and sentences. As they read along, little ones will be inspired to play fair, respect others, and work together—just like their favorite family of bears!

My Review: It has been awhile since I reviewed a Berenstain Bear book!   I know you already know I love them!  I love that they incorporate such good values!   The first book, "Play a Fair Game" did not disappoint.   Well, actually the adults in it were disappointing!   I could relate as a parent going to a kids sporting event to see parents acting out in such a manner that it took away the fun for the kids.   I imagine it happens often.  I love how the older lady who taught Sunday school to both the coaches ran onto the field to get them to settle down…

How To Be Healthy Every Day

Forming healthy habits is essential. The more healthy choices we make in our day-to-day lives, the easier it is to be healthy overall. As the saying goes, small choices add up to big changes. That said, when it comes to forming a new routine, getting started is notoriously difficult. As such, it is good to do a little every day until the habit is completely ingrained. Here are some ways to do it.


Exercising every day is crucial, and it may surprise you just how little you need to do – as long as it really is a regular occurrence – to see any difference. Not only will you be able to see the difference, but you will also feel it too, feeling healthier, happier, and freer in your movements.

If you’re unsure how to get started, you can simply go for a brisk walk around your neighborhood, a run in the park, check out The Club Fitness facilities, or go swimming. It’s important to realize that you might not feel like exercising every day, but once you get started, you’ll enjoy it. S…

Sidewalk Chalk- Stain Glass Look

A little painters tape and chalk and you can create a masterpiece!   
We eventual broke the chalk up in baggies and added water and then used a paintbrush to make it go faster.  

Hot Rock Crayon Painting

Be safe with this one!  My kids have been around a camp fire so much so they understand safety.  They are also 12 and 9 so they are older!  
We put some rocks in the fire and heated them up for about 10 minutes.  
Carefully we removed them from the fire and used crayons to decorate them.  
They were melting very quickly and since crayons are wax they should last awhile! 

Water + Dandelions = Loads of Fun

All you need: Dandelions Bucket of Water
Have the kids collect dandelions the bigger the better!   Then take the head of the dandelion off.  Then just like string cheese peel layers of the stem and place them in the bucket of water.   Enjoy watching them curl up!  
This kept my kids busy for at least and hour! That is saying a lot because they are 12 and 9! 

Wild Cat Den Park

Covid-19 is actually bringing so many more people back to nature! We haven't been to this park before but we had a great day.  We were on so many trails and saw some great beauty.  There was a little river/stream and huge rock structures, big trees, and so much more!  I loved hearing all the bird chirping!  

Local County Park

So there is a story with this log.  One that I am disappointed in myself for.  You see that log? I saw it and thought oh that would be a fun one to walk across.  Soon after my husband and kids started to walk across.  Titus showed a little fear but faced it and walked across.  I on the other hand tried twice an chickened out.   I got really shaky and nervous and gave up.   My daughter even yelled, "mom, fear can go to hell."  To which I was a proud mom but I didn't face the fear.  I did not cross the log.  DARN IT!