Goals for 2018: Week 18 of 52

I’m finally making some progress on my goals!  Even if it takes me all year to reach all of these goals, at least I will have changed my life in a positive way, and that’s worth it for me. Since I’m crossing one of my goals off the list this week since I consider it […]

Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom by Janet & Geoff Benge

Cuddle Bug and I have been reading a lot about Civil War times.  She’s picked clean all the kids’ books about the Underground Railroad from the library, and we’ve read about the time frame of the Civil War.  Even she was a bit apprehensive when we picked this book because she said, “I already know […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Kids Email Safe Email for Kids

Bookworm (almost 14) has had his own e-mail account since he was 12 when we got to review Kids Email Safe Email for Kids.  In fact, we love Kids Email so much that when our free subscription ran out, we bought another year.  I plan to use this for my kids for several more years […]

Weekend Bulk Cooking, May 7, 2018

This weekend, I actually did bulk cooking for foods that we will eat during the week with just a tiny touch of freezer cooking.  Maybe that means I’m improving.  But still, my freezer stash is getting low, and I don’t like that.  I made need to make some more freezer meals soon. My mom and […]

Goals for 2018: Week 17 of 52

Before I leap into my goals, I’m planning my summer blog content, and I’d love to know if you find the weekly grocery reports valuable or not?  Please let me know in the comments as well as what other kind of content you’d like to see.  I don’t want to post stuff that isn’t useful […]

Homeschool Crew Review – Jacob Deshazer: Forgive Your Enemies

What can I say?  We love YWAM Publishing‘s books.  This year, Cuddle Bug, who just turned 8 and is in 2nd grade, has learned all of her American history through listening as I read aloud to her all of the books in the Heroes of History series.  We supplemented that series recently by reading a […]

Alpha Burritos: A Moms Meet Review and Giveaway

Even though my husband is the thinnest one in the family, he wants to get his cholesterol down.  One way he is doing this is by eating more meatless meals and eating more meals with fish.  He’s also rising early in the morning to get a good exercise session in several mornings a week. To […]

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: A Book Review

This post contains affiliate links. I requested the book Pachinko by Min Jin Lee back in Janaury, and I just got it 1.5 weeks ago.  There are 90 people in line behind me waiting on the book, so I was quite sure that this book would be an excellent read. While the book did have […]

Where Should You Put Your Emergency Fund?

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Radius Bank. Radius Bank has not directed my content or my views. My husband is currently a yearly contract employee.  We’re hoping that one day he’ll be a tenure-track employee where he’ll have more security, but due to funding, that hasn’t happened yet.  Because we feel […]

Homeschool Crew Review: A+ Interactive Math

Bookworm has reached Pre-Algebra.  I’m not a math whiz and neither is he, so we’ve struggled to find just the right program for him.  We were recently given the opportunity to review A+ Interactive Math (by A+ TutorSoft Inc.).  We chose the Family Math Package and settled into the pre-Algebra program. About A+ Interactive Math […]