Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead This Weekend, June 2, 2019

I used to feed the kids store bought bars for our snack when we’re on the go, but that got expensive, so now I’m trying to make my own portable snacks.  I try to add protein to everything.  Bookworm has been a big eater for years, but now PB & J Girl has an increased […]

Homeschool Crew Review – Life with Dog Movie

Now that it’s heating up in Arizona and it’s not much fun being outside, we’ve reinstituted family movie night on the weekends.  Recently we watched Life with Dog by Mill Creek Entertainment. About Mill Creek Entertainment Mill Creek Entertainement is the “leading provider of value-priced DVD and and Blu-Ray features and compilations.”  Life with Dog […]

What We Ate the Week of May 25, 2019

This was my first week taking advantage of make ahead meals and snacks, and I loved it!  Instead of spending an hour cooking in the evening each week night, I spent 45 minutes doing my work and 15 minutes reheating the meal and making a veggie side.  Win! I think, even though it’s more work […]

Optimism – Blogging Through the Alphabet

Last year, our family hit our lowest point.  Meltdowns multiple times a day were a common occurrence from both of our kids with high functioning autism (Asperger’s).  I’ll be honest, when I woke up in the morning, I dreaded what most days would bring. But then, one kid started ABA therapy in July, and the […]

Pasta with Salami, Peas, and Carrots Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

In an effort to lower our grocery bill, I’ve been buying many things on clearance.  I found two pounds of salami on clearance for $7.50, and while I knew my husband and son would be content just eating it with crackers as a snack, I wanted to make a meal out of it, too. I […]

Goals for the Week, May 27, 2019

Last week, for the first time in months, I set some goals for myself for the week.  I accomplished about half of them, which I’m happy about.  Now, I just need to up my game and work on the rest this week. Last Week’s Goals So, here were my goals for last week: Talk to […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead This Weekend, May 26, 2019

I didn’t get to show you pictures of last week’s make ahead cooking session because my family got into all of the food right away.  This week, I kept everyone away until I could take a picture.  🙂 The main point of these make ahead days is so that the kids will have snacks to […]

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – A Book Review

About six weeks ago, I checked all of the sites I use to find good book recommendations and put about 15 requests in at my library. Miracle Creek was the first to come in, and it had a wait list after me of nearly 100, so I quickly got to work reading.  Luckily, the book […]

EdAlive – Homeschool Crew Review

While I didn’t really enjoy having my kids in online, public school this year, one thing I did appreciate was the part of the 4th grade curriculum was learning to type.  By the time PB & J Girl had completed that curriculum, she was typing 14 WPM.  I was looking for a new typing program […]

Goals for the Week, May 20, 2019

I haven’t posted about my goals in a long time.  Part of that is because Bookworm started going to school, and while that’s good for him, it’s added extra running onto our already busy days.  While before we used to be in the car 1.5 to 2 hours a day, now, most days it’s 2 […]