Homeschool Crew Review: Online Times Alive To Learn Multiplication

When I learned multiplication, I sat down with flash cards.  Our teacher also had “fun” (read “not so fun”) drills where we had to compete against our classmates, one by one.  I hated those drills!  Luckily, now there are more fun and easier ways to learn multiplication like Online Times Alive from City Creek Press, […]

How I Made 40+ Freezer Meals with MyFreezEasy! (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

I’ve been spending some time on Sundays batch cooking and making lunches and dinners for the early part of the week, but by Wednesday we run out of meals, and we still have several busy nights in front of us every.single.week, so I decided a massive freezer cooking session was in order. This post contains […]

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly: A Book Review

A few months ago, I requested about 15 books from the library.  Many of them were books that hadn’t been released yet, so there was a long wait. This post contains affiliate links. When I got the notice Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly was in, I couldn’t even remember what the book was about, […]

Family Read Alouds for Ages 8 to 12–August, 2019

August just seemed to fly by!  We got in several good books and audios, but my favorite family read aloud was Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl.  For those who don’t know, every month we read aloud kids’ chapter books for ages 8 to 12, and then I recap them here. This post contains affiliate links. Books […]

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb: A Book Review

I am obsessed with WWII fiction and non-fiction and read a lot of it, but I rarely read about WWI.  Sadly, I don’t know much about WWI beyond the basics. This post contains affiliate links. So, I decided to delve into some WWI fiction, starting with Last Christmas in Paris.  What a beautiful book! The […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Zeezok Publishing Music Appreciation Book 2

I was never exposed to classical music growing up, but when I went to college, my housemate loved listening to classical music, and I enjoyed it myself.  I’ve always wanted my kids to develop music appreciation earlier than I did, and luckily, Music Appreciation Book 2: for the Middle Grades by Zeezok Publishing is the […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead, and Our Menu Plan, September 1, 2019

For the next three months, my husband will be traveling once a month for conferences, so my goal over the next few weeks is to make not only meals for the upcoming week, but also to stock the freezer a bit so when he’s gone, I don’t have to cook very much. Also, our kids […]

No Exit by Taylor Adams: A Book Review

Imagine you’re trying to get through the Rocky Mountains at night, in a blinding snow storm, to your mother, who will likely die of cancer soon.  Unable to go on, you pull off at a rest stop and wait for the snow plows or the storm to end so you can continue.  While walking around […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Britfield & the Lost Crown

As you know from our monthly read aloud lists, we love good kids’ books.  Recently, we had the chance to review Britfield & the Lost Crown, and we enjoyed our trip through England. About Britfield & the Lost Crown Tom has been in an orphanage for as long as he can remember, though he has […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead, and Our Menu Plan for August 26, 2019

I was really tired on Sunday because I only got five hours of sleep the night before.  That made for a rather lackluster meal prepping session, but at least I got some items made! Meals Diced Potato, Eggs, Bacon and Cheese Casserole (for the kids’ lunches) Neighborhood Bean Soup Mexican Egg Skillet (replacing corn with […]