Busy Moms: How Do You Get All.The.Things Done?

I haven’t worked outside the home in eight years.  However, my husband likes to remind me that with all of the responsibilities on my plate right now (homeschooling, having two kids with high-functioning autism who are enrolled in ABA 25 hours a week, driving 1.5 hours a day to the ABA center, and working part-time […]

Laughing Giraffe Organics Review

Our family is always looking for good quality snack food.  While I can find some locally in grocery stores, I also order online, but that can be tricky with the Arizona heat.  I recently found a new company that makes yummy snacks, Laughing Giraffe Organics.  Best of all, their delivery service includes an ice pack […]

Menu Planning for September 15, 2018

Last week was our first week of taking two kids to ABA therapy 25 hours a week.  I naively thought I’d be able to cook meals at night, but that didn’t really happen because each day was jam packed.  Instead, we relied on easy and slow cooker meals, and I think we’ll keep doing that […]

Hiding Places by Tori Kelly: A Review and Giveaway

I’m always looking for music with a deeper meaning than the simple pop music on the radio.  I recently received a copy of Tori Kelly’s new album, Hiding Places, due to release September 14th, and it is unlike anything I’ve listened to before.   Tori Kelly grew up listening gospel music, and she wanted to […]

Goals for 2018: Week 36 of 52

Guys, it’s still too early to tell, but I feel like our lives are on the way up.  For the past 2.5 years, we’ve been on a really rough journey.  Two of our three kids were diagnosed with high functioning autism, and both of them were prone to severe meltdowns. Our child who was first […]

Menu Planning for September 8, 2018

Do you want to know a secret?  I don’t usually stick to my menu plan perfectly.  I write down the meals I’m planning to make, but I don’t always make them on the day I had planned to make them.  Sometimes, I don’t make them at all because plans change at the last minute.  Take […]

What I Read with the Kids: August 2018

A few months ago, I started keeping track of what the girls and I read aloud.  We’re always looking for good reading suggestions, so if you have any good kids’ books you could recommend, please leave a comment below.  Hopefully, some of the books we read will also give you ideas for books to read […]

What The ABA Intake Process Is Like

If you find your child has autism, there are many potential therapies that you can pursue.  However, the gold standard in autism therapy is ABA—Applied Behavioral Analysis.  ABA has been around for years, and it sometimes gets a bad rap because it changes behaviors based on a reward system.  I won’t get into the debate […]

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Four: Journey to Jericho – A Review and Giveaway

We read aloud A LOT in our homeschool, at least one to two hours every day.  One of our favorite series is The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls by M. J. Thomas.  Last year, we had the opportunity to review the first two books in The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series–The Beginning and Race to the […]

Menu Planning for August 26, 2018

Last week I made Iranian Kebab, but I only made a half batch because the girls don’t like it.  I used the rest of the beef to make tacos for them.  The three of us who do like it were really disappointed there were no leftovers, so no more half batches for us.  In fact, […]