The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Three: The Great Escape: A Review & Giveaway

I’m always looking for quality fiction to read to my girls.  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 Ark.  We loved them both.  Recently, we just had the chance to review the next book in the series, […]

Weekend Bulk Cooking, April 1, 2018

I’ve designated Sunday as a bulk cooking day/weekday meal prep day.  I tried meal prep last weekend, and it worked great. Since this Sunday was Easter, I only did a small bulk cooking session. Last week we tried Tilapia Fish Burgers (made with cod), and we loved them.  I decided to make a second batch and […]

Grocery Report, March 21 – 31, 2018

I worked really hard in March to be under budget, and for quite awhile I was.  Then, all three of my kids got sick the last week of the month, and they all wanted different things.  Bookworm just wanted to eat applesauce; Cuddle Bug just wanted grilled cheese and tuna sandwiches (not together, but separately!) […]

Goals for 2018: Week 12 of 52

This week, I want to limit my goals and only focus on the most important ones.  I wrote last week about how I need to learn to take care of myself.  That is so important now because I feel like my health is suffering thanks to all of the stress at home.  For this week, […]

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman: A Book Review

I can’t remember where I got the suggestion for this book, but, I had high hopes for it.  Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed. This post contains affiliate links. While The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman got rave reviews on Amazon and Good Reads, I’m afraid I can’t share in the enthusiasm. The story is about […]

Weekend Food Prep Experiment: The Answer to the Quest for More Time?

I love freezer cooking, but lately, it hasn’t been the best fit for our family.  (Argh!  Can you believe I said that?)  I love, love, love freezer cooking, but maybe for this season of our lives, it’s not working. Big Freezer Cooking Session Problems In recent months, I’ve run into some difficulties with freezer cooking: […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Carole P. Roman A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World Books

Cuddle Bug best learns by being read to, so we’re reading aloud her history, religion, and science.  I was delighted to add geography when we began reading aloud books by Carole P. Roman.  We chose three books in her A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World series, If You Were Me and Lived in. […]

Goals for 2018: Week 11 of 52

My brother, Jeff, was 7 years younger than me.  He had cerebral palsy and was wheel chair bound, could talk very little, and could no longer eat but had a feeding tube after he was 12.  But he had a beautiful spirit and an upbeat personality.  For sure, taking care of him took a lot […]

Meriwether Lewis: Off the Edge of the Map by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

Any person who has a bit of an adventurous spirit will likely enjoy reading our latest book from YWAM’s Heroes of History. This post contains affiliate links. Meriwether Lewis: Off the Edge of the Map by Janet & Geoff Benge literally had Cuddle Bug on the edge of her seat asking me to read her […]

Grocery Report, March 14 – 20, 2018

This week I hit the clearance jackpot with Udi’s frozen French baguettes.  We used one package to make Meatball Subs, and I served one plain with our Polish sausage and cabbage meal.  We still have 5 loaves left (out of the 8 I bought).  Wish I could find such good deals on this kind of […]