Friday, September 22, 2023

Today is National Elephant Appreciation Day!

Today is definitely the day to appreciate large animals, as along with being World Rhino Day, it is National Elephant Appreciation Day as well! Nationaltoday (dot) com says today, "is a great time to give these majestic and beautiful creatures the respect they deserve. Elephants are the largest land mammals on Earth, so it’s only right they have a day completely dedicated to them. Sadly, humans are increasingly placing the elephant’s future at risk. So, whether you’re a lifelong elephant lover or not, take time on September 22 to learn about these amazing pachyderms."

Thursday, September 21, 2023

The Best Reason of All to Get Giant Anteaters, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Rufous Potoos & More!


You might be wondering why I am posting pretty much each day about the Life on the Goldilocks Planet  books - well, there are a few reasons why . . . first of all, this is a fantastic time to get a book, or two to provide a fun resource for the whole family - especially as children return to school! 

"Because My Grandma LOVES Them!"

I live on an acre, out in the country, in Michigan, in the farmhouse my grandparents built back in the 1920's. In my front and side yard are six very large maple trees. In my back yard, behind the double-stall garage is the most enormous maple tree I've ever seen - it reaches far above the roof of the garage and spans beyond the sides of the garage - on both sides! It is absolutely enormous! We also have one very, very tall sycamore tree, three birch trees and several other trees - including about a dozen pine trees.

Little Night/Nachecita - from Jambo Books!

Yesterday I wrote about Jambo Books and today I am very happy to let you know about another of their books - Little Night/ Nachecita by Yuyi Morales.

Today is World Gratitude Day

Today is World Gratitude Day - and regardless of the difficult things we may be facing, or the frustrating things, we still have much for which to be thankful and when we are, we make our day - and the day of all around us - better!

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Learn the "Whys" with Scorpionfish, Clouded Leopards, Pygmy Hippos & More!


Yesterday I wrote about how vital it is for us to hand down confident faith to the children we love by teaching them the "whys" - why we are able to believe God is real and God and science DO go together. Today I want to write about what it may look like for us to do this!

Bob, Not Bob! from Jambo Books

Yesterday I shared about a Jambo Book which is offered in their wonderful book clubs - today I am happy to let you know about the another of their books - Bob, Not Bob! written and illustrated by  Audrey Vernick, Liz Garton Scanlon, and Matthew Cordell.

New Glasses from Zenni

Many of us wear glasses. I do. Each year after my yearly dr visit, I returned home to order my new glasses on-line from Zenni. If you have never heard of Zenni before and you or anyone in your family wears glasses, please take a minute to check their site  as they have some of the most wonderful designs, styles, and options at prices you will not believe!

No-Bake Cookies

Did you know 86% of grandmas bake cookies? Are you part of the 86%? If so,  what are your grandchildren's favorite cookies?

While I have many recipes for baking cookies, I do have one no-bake recipe . . . which I'm sharing with you today . . . 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Today is a Great Time to Get Megabats, Bengal Tigers, Quetzals & More!


As a grandma/mom I know there is nothing more important than handing down confident faith to the ones I love. I wish I knew when my children were young and when my grandchildren were younger, handing down confident faith must include teaching the "whys" - why we are able to believe God is real, the Bible is true, God and science DO go together, and God is good - just as we teach the "whats" - what the Bible says and therefore what we believe. It is essential for us to teach the "whys", but sadly, there are not many resources to help us do this. There are some, but not many.

Wonderful Me - I Love All of Me - from Jambo Books

Jambo Books sent me several of their books for review a couple years ago and today I am happy to let you know about one of these books . . . a beautiful padded board book by Lorie-Ann Grover, Illustrated by Carolina Buxio - I Love all of me!

Talk Like a Pirate Day Fun for 2023

Today, September 19th, is, "Talk Like a Pirate Day" and not only are you able to have fun talking like a pirate, if you dress and talk like a pirate, there are some freebies out there which are available for you to claim. Sounds like a winning combination forrrrrrrrr sure! (Notice my, "pirate 'rrrrrrrrr'!!!")

grandma's chuckles - "No Cows Have Licked My Head!!!"

There are many "perks" to being grandma . . . hugs, kisses, snuggles . . . all wonderful "perks"! But another is enjoying the funny things the grandchildren say. I want to share with you something funny my youngest grandson said a few years ago. 

Monday, September 18, 2023

Get Red-Lipped Batfish, Giant Purple Squirrels, Kakapos & More! and Hand Down Confident Faith


I have truly enjoyed learning more about animals with which I am familiar - such as Komodo Dragons, Blue Whales, and Whale Sharks. I have also enjoyed learning about animals I did not know existed - such as  Red-Lipped Batfish, Rufous Hummingbirds, Gharials, Asiatic Lions, Giant Purple Squirrels, Dumbo Octopuses, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Baikal Seals, Guanacos, and Kakapos! Yes, all of these are real animals and you will find all of them are in Red-Lipped Batfish, Giant Purple Squirrels, Kakapos & More!