Books I Read Aloud to the Kids–July, 2019

We’re back to driving down to ABA four days a week and picking up Bookworm from school, which means more driving time.  Now, we’re also adding in dyslexia tutoring, which means one more 1.5 hour drive round trip in addition to the four 1.5 hour round trips we make to ABA every week, so we […]

Meals & Snacks I Made Ahead & Our Menu Plan, August 11, 2019

This week for make ahead meals, I experimented with some breakfast items: Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Skillet No Sugar Added Apple Pie Overnight Oats I also made some snacks for the kids: Healthy No Bake Granola Bites Chocolate Protein Muffins And, for the amusing mix up of the day, I was going to make Easy Baked […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Memoria Press Fifth Grade Literature Guide Set

For 5th grade, I had most of PB & J Girl’s curriculum, but I was missing literature.  Luckily, a Memoria Press review came up for their Fifth Grade Literature Guide Set, and we happily decided to try it out. The Fifth Grade Literature Guide Set includes teacher’s manuals, student workbooks for three different books, and […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Library and Educational Services LLC

I’ve been homeschooling for six years now, and I still find new curriculum, stores, and websites I have never heard of before.  One of them is Library and Educational Services LLC, which I’m delighted to have found and plan to use again!  We had the privilege to review several of their products including: Lifehouse Theater […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead, August 4, 2019

We went to Flagstaff last Wednesday through Saturday, getting home late Saturday night.  I didn’t have any time to make ahead meals or snacks on Sunday, and I scrambled for food ideas all week and struggled on Weight Watchers because I didn’t have the freezer filled with healthy, tasty low-point options.  I’m glad to be […]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Industrial Revolution Through the Great Depression

I have fond memories of using products from Home School in the Woods with Bookworm when he was in upper elementary and middle school, so I was glad to try Time Travelers U.S. History Studies: The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression. About Home School in the Woods If you don’t know about Home School […]

A Trip to Bearizona in Williams, Arizona

My husband recently traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona for business, so we decided to tag along.  (Who wouldn’t want to escape Tucson’s 100+ degree weather to enjoy Flagstaff’s 80 degree weather!?) One of the days there, we took a short drive to Williams, Arizona to visit Bearizona, a drive through bear park that was so much […]

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin: A Book Review

Another week, and another World War II book that examines another angle of history I knew nothing about.  (I really can’t get enough of these books!) This post contains affiliate links. This week’s book was Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin.  While this book was inspired by real characters, Claude and Blanche Auzello, it […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition

Sometimes I can’t believe that my “little” girls aren’t so little.  One will be in middle school next year!!  How did that happen? This post contains affiliate links. We’ve been slowly integrating more curriculum that is at the middle school level including Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition by Apologia.  For this review, we […]

Chasing 141–I Think I Finally Have the Hang of WW (Weight Watchers)

I joined Weight Watchers online back in February.  Since then, my weight has fluctuated by 3 pounds.  That’s it.  Lose up to three pounds, and then gain some back. But I don’t consider those five months of yo-yo dieting 3 pounds to be wasted time.  During that time, some important things were happening: I finally […]