Family Read Alouds for Ages 8 to 12 {November 2019}

This post contains affiliate links. I don’t know how it happened, but we read or listened to 11 books this month!  There were some real gems this month, too.  So many good books are out there for kids this age!  Here are the family read alouds for ages 8 to 12 {November, 2019} that we […]

Misleading Miss Verity by Carolyn Miller {A Kregel Publications Book Review}

This post contains affiliate links. The typical book I like to read is a historical novel, often about World War II.  Recently, I read Misleading Miss Verity by Carolyn Miller, and while it was outside my normal reading pick, I did enjoy the novel. About Misleading Miss Verity The year is 1820, and Verity, a […]

Eating Healthy Gluten Free Dairy Free Food on a Budget {Week 5 of 52}

There have been a few changes around here.  Two weeks ago, Bookworm said he wanted to buy his own groceries and make his own food.  We definitely encouraged this streak of independence, so we gave him $30 to buy enough food for four days.  He did great, and the next week, we gave him $40 […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead: Meal Prep and Menu Plan: December 2, 2019

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!  My husband bought a 20 pound turkey for the five of us, so now we have two gallon size bags of leftover turkey in the freezer.  We’ll be having turkey leftovers all winter long! Also, I wrote in one of our posts how our stove has only two […]

The Best Black Friday Sales for Mom’s Plans’ Readers

This post contains affiliate links. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!  I’m planning to enjoy today with my family and finish up some of my end of the month work.  I NEVER step foot in a store on Black Friday.  I’ve been there, done that, and I’ll never do it again, but I do […]

Christmas Activities and Lessons for Elementary Homeschool

This post contains affiliate links. We’ve had a busy year, so for the Advent season, I wanted to take things a bit easier.  I’ve read that some homeschool moms take the entire month of December off, but I didn’t want to do that.  My kids need structure, and we took off three weeks to get […]

Eating Healthy Gluten Free Dairy Free Food on a Budget {Week 4 of 52}

This post contains affiliate links. In this week’s eating healthy gluten free dairy free food on a budget, we went over budget.  Oops!  Luckily, we’ve been under budget the rest of the month, so I had some wiggle room.  I was able to stock up on organic apples and bacon and also buy some more […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead: Meal Prep and Menu Plan: November 25, 2019

Since this is Thanksgiving week, I went easy on the meal prep.  I was running out of low point, oatmeal based muffins, so I made a few dozen, and I also made a snack cake for the girls. We should be able to pick up our turkey tomorrow, so we want to make sure we […]

They Call Me Mom by Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett {A Book Review}

This post contains affiliate links. Before our schedules got so hectic, I liked attending a local Women’s Group.  We’d meet once a month and just discuss our successes and challenges.  I loved that I could hear other women’s struggles and challenges.  I felt less alone with my own struggles.  Recently, I had the opportunity to […]

Eating Healthy Gluten Free Dairy Free Food on a Budget {Week 3 of 52}

This post contains affiliate links. I keep hoping to find good sales so we can more easily be eating healthy gluten free dairy free food on a budget, but I’m not finding much.  Around the big holidays, I find most of the dirt cheap food is NOT gluten free or dairy free.  Still, I found […]