Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, November, 2018

This month we did a lot of driving, so we smashed out a ton of great audiobooks! Books We Read We had four novels going in October, and we were able to complete all of them but one this month: Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague is […]

What We Ate the Week of December 1, 2018

No matter how hard I try to keep the holiday season free from commitments, we still end up busy.  I’m sure you have the same problem!  Here’s what we ate this past week, in the midst of sickness and holiday chaos.  (But I just want to say I’m so happy that this time, only ONE […]

Homeschool Crew Review – Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women

My daughter is getting to the age where she’s starting to feel more peer pressure and starting to discover how she feels about the world.  She’s forming her own opinions, and I love to see glimpses of the strong woman I hope she’ll be.  I was excited recently to receive Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young […]

Goals for December, 2018

Can I just tell you that getting back to goal setting and actually achieving most of the goals I set felt wonderful last month?!  Last night I ordered the Barton Level 1 reading program for one of my dyslexic children, and it felt great knowing that I had worked hard to raise the money in […]

4 Weeks to a More Productive Life: Week 2 Follow Up

So, Week 2, uh-hum, did not go the way I planned.  Each night, I was swept up in a tide of busy and exhaustion, and none of my evening goals were completed.  In fact, it was Wednesday night before I even remembered I had nightly goals.  Oops.  Big fail. However, in the light of this […]

Goals for November, 2018: Update #3

This month was the first time I set goals in months and months, and it felt so good to have goals to strive for again!  Even better, this month I achieved about 80% of my goals: Make Six Freezer Meals Sprout’s had grass fed ground beef on sale for $2.99 a pound earlier in the […]

4 Weeks to a More Productive Life: Week 2

I’ll be honest, last week when I set my goal to wake up at 4:30 in the morning, I was afraid I was setting myself up for defeat.  I have a really hard time getting up that early in general, but even more so when it’s cold and dark out and oh so cozy in […]

What We Ate for the Week of November 17, 2018

Our plan for reducing our grocery bill worked with this menu, but my husband wasn’t pleased with all of the potatoes we ate this week.  😉  What can I say?  Organic potatoes were on sale for Thanksgiving $1.99 for 5 pounds, so I bought two bags. Saturday Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry with Rice Sunday […]

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I’ve been through a rough time with my kids the past 18 to 24 months, but things are finally starting to settle down.  I’m finally at a place where I can start to work on my life again and improving the things I’m not happy with. This post contains affiliate links. One thing that has […]

NIV Adventure Bible Polar Expedition: A Review and Giveaway

The Adventure Bible is a popular one with over 9 million sold.  Now, just in time for Christmas giving, there is a new Adventure Bible theme, The NIV Adventure Bible: Polar Exploration Edition. About The NIV Adventure Bible: Polar Exploration Edition Can I just say, although it sounds weird to me to say, this Bible […]