Goals for 2018: Week 10 of 52

I had a better week than usual this week.  It’s starting to get bright out earlier, so I think I should be able to start walking in the mornings, before the household gets going.  Hopefully that will help me achieve my exercise goal more consistently. As a reminder, here are my January goals and my added new […]

What We Ate, March 10 – 16, 2018

We had a busy week, so this week was just about getting tasty meals on the table fast! Saturday Lunch–leftover spaghetti, veggies Dinner–Chalupa salad (from My FreezEasy) Sunday Lunch–fried rice with chicken Dinner–Baked Chicken Fajitas, veggies Monday Lunch–leftover Chalupa bean and beef mixture over nachos, carrot sticks Dinner–Chicken Tenders with Italian dressing, roasted cauliflower, baked […]

Still Alice by Lisa Genova: A Book Review

This post contains affiliate links. I have wanted to read Still Alice for quite some time, but there was always a long wait.  Now I’ve waited long enough that I didn’t have any trouble getting the book, and after I finished it, I could see what all of the hype is about. Alice Howland is […]

Grocery Report, March 7 – 13, 2018

I’m still planning on keeping my groceries well under budget this month, but Sprout’s derailed my plans a little bit with great clearance deals.  This week was higher than I’d like, but I think I can keep expenses down for the next two weeks.  (I hope!) Just a Few Facts About Us Our family of […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think

I remember when my children were young and parents who had already raised their children to adulthood would laugh whenever I’d mention difficulties in parenting my kids.  The common phrase was, “Little kids, little problems; big kids, big problems.”  I thought that these parents must have just forgotten what it was like to have small […]

Goals for 2018: Week 10 of 52

I’ve decided to add a new goal this week.  I need to get on a regular cleaning schedule.  I cook three meals every day plus snacks, and I keep up with the dishes every day.  But, there is a lot that could use improvement.  My goal for this week is to keep the kitchen surfaces […]

What We Ate, March 4 – 10, 2018

Another busy week!  We’ve kept our grocery budget fairly low this month (for us, I know others go much lower), but we’re still eating good food.  This is what we ate this week: This post contains affiliate links. Saturday Lunch–leftovers Dinner–Don’t remember! Sunday Lunch–Cold Noodles with Chicken & Veggies Dinner–Paleo Shepherd’s Pie Monday Lunch–chicken nuggets, […]

Elizabeth Fry: Angel of Newgate by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

Cuddle Bug and I are cruising along in our Heroes of History series. This post contains affiliate links. Most recently, we completed Elizabeth Fry: Angel of Newgate by Janet & Geoff Benge.  I had never heard of Elizabeth Fry before, so we both enjoyed reading this book and learning more about her. Elizabeth Fry was […]

Grocery Report, March 1 – 6, 2018

This month, I’m trying to keep my groceries well under budget.  I’d like to have a little extra available in future months if I want to have a freezer cooking session (which always seems to put me over my monthly budget) or if I want to stock up at a great sale.  This week, I […]

Homeschool Crew Review: CursiveLogic

Teaching my kids cursive is very important to me.  I know that some schools no longer teach cursive, but when I think of all of the historical documents that are written in cursive, I just can’t think of my kids not learning it.  Bookworm learned while he was still in school and now has beautiful […]