The Daughter’s Tale by Armando Lucas Correa: A Book Review

I’ve read a lot of books from the Jewish perspective of the Holocaust, but lately, I’ve been reading books about other stories of World War II, especially in Europe. This post contains affiliate links. I loved Resistance Women, and this week, I read The Daughter’s Tale by Armando Lucas Correa about a Jewish family living […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead This Weekend, June 23, 2019

Usually when I make ahead food for the week, I make lots of snacks the kids can have in the afternoon.  Most of the snacks have some type of nut in them, and I usually also put in some protein powder.  Bookworm has had a big appetite for years, but now that PB & J […]

What We Ate The Week of June 15, 2019

I have been finding crazy good deals at the grocery store, like a whole, organic chicken for $1.98! and a 3 lb. bag of chicken legs for $0.99.  The freezer is stocked, we’ve been eating pretty well, and I’ve managed to stay on the reduced grocery budget I set for myself. Here’s what we had […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Jump In, 2nd Edition by Sharon Watson

My two with dyslexia haven’t had much formal writing experience because I’ve been working just to get them to be proficient writers.  Now that PB & J Girl is going into 5th grade, I felt that the time has come to teach her writing skills, but which program to choose?  I was already familiar with […]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Kingdom Code & A Giveaway!!

My kids, like most kids, are eager to make money.  The problem is that many of the traditional avenues to make money are closed to them.  They’re too young to get a traditional job, but they’re never too young to become entrepreneurs.  Bookworm has started a little side business doing lawn work for our neighbors, […]

I Gave Up Sugar. . .Again

I’ve given up sugar. . .again, . . .and forever.  And I’m really happy about it! A Long, Dark History with Sugar Here’s the thing–I’ve been a sugar addict since my teenage years. Right after my dad died, my good friend and I started eating sweets in secret.  We would drive to a bakery after […]

What We Ate the Week of June 8, 2019

The days are still a little crazy, and I find that often, I feel like I have no idea what to make for dinner.  However, I just look back on my weekly menu plan, and viola! there is no thought required.  I just cook that recipe.  So easy, and so perfect for a busy lifestyle! […]

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini: A Book Review

By far, my favorite genre of books to read is World War II history, whether those books are non-fiction or fiction. This post contains affiliate links. I recently read Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini, about four women who join the German Resistance.  Mildred Fish Harnack is an American who attends the University of Wisconsin and […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids–May, 2019

Now that Bookworm is out of school, we’re not in the car quite so much.  Still, we got in several great audio books, and we’re doing our best to read more books, too. This post contains affiliate links. Books We Read We finished two books in April: Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil In […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner for the 2019/20 Year

I know that many people prefer to use their phones to keep an electronic planner, but I’m old school and much prefer a paper and pencil planner.  I like to hold it in my hands and see everything at once visually.  My current planner runs out in July, so I was excited when The Old […]