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Walking Around Lisbon with Daughter Lisbon

One of my favorite things to do when in Portugal is to walk around the old part of Lisbon.

Parque da Paz in Almada Portugal

Lisbon 2019 Parque da Paz in Almada

While in Portugal my children always love a quick visit to the Parque da Paz (Park of Peace) to feed the pigeons, ducks, and geese.

Lisbon's love notes, best mom I ever had

Lisbon’s Love Notes

My youngest child, Lisbon, and I often exchange notes on a whiteboard, and what she writes sometimes means so much, I just have to snap a picture!

Encouraging a Child to Write, Lisbon's Story Writing

Encouraging a Child to Write, Lisbon’s Story Writing

Lisbon shares her stories for the first time.

Lisbon shows how to do cartwheels

How to do a Cartwheel (from Lisbon)

Lisbon is super excited to show off her new talent!

I Don't Want to Have Hot Toes ebook cover

Lisbon’s Misadventure Book 2, Making Progress

We’ve decided to go with the “I Don’t Want” theme after all, which threw out my favorite title. But we’ve have two new titles I like. Let me know what you think we should choose for BOOK 2!

Lisbon's Misadventures Book 2

Sneak Peek of Lisbon’s Misadventures Book 2

Here is a sneak peek of the artwork in Book 2 of Lisbon’s Misadventures. Which cover option do you like better?

Lisbon's Shield and Mermaid Hair

Our Solution to Mask-wearing in School in 2020-21

So this is the hairdo I came up with for my youngest child, Lisbon, after experimenting with different shields before school started in the fall of 2020.

Rafting on the Colorado River

Corona Arch and Rafting Down the Colorado River

I had the chance to go rafting down the Colorado River, and we had a great time. You need to do this!

Plastic bag mats

7 Steps to Making Sleeping Mats from Recycled Plastic Bags

Lisbon and I have been busy in our free time making sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags for a charity that distributes them to the homeless. Being home from school for months and with plenty of time on her hands, Lisbon became an expert at weaving these mats.