Charlie Hernández & The League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo: A Review & Giveaway

Those who read my blog know that I’m a big proponent of reading aloud to my kids.  I’ve been doing it since they were too tiny to talk, and I’ll continue reading aloud to them until they ask me to stop. One of our goals with reading aloud is to expose them to more difficult […]

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 […]

A Book Review & Giveaway: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This post contains affiliate links. When we were eating lunch at our homeschool co-op, one of the moms suggested that we all read the book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and then go together as a group to see the movie.  Afterward, we’d all discuss the movie and the book. I ordered the book off Amazon, […]

Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide: A Giveaway

In 2014, we started a new Christmas tradition.  That tradition was to read one of Arnold Ytreeide’s advent books during Advent.  Ytreeide’s books are set up so that you read one chapter per night.  Many times, the chapter would end in a particularly suspenseful part, and my kids would beg to read more.  We didn’t, […]

VeggieTales Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Girls: A Review and Giveaway

Our girls love watching VeggieTales, so I was excited to have PB & J Girl (7.5) try out the new book, Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Girls ($9.99). This sweet book has a pink cover and features two girls on the cover.  Inside are 365 devotionals, one for each day of the year. […]

Breakfast with Krusteaz and a Giveaway

Thanks to our food intolerances, going out to eat on hectic nights isn’t an option.  Instead, we have to rely on quick meals or freezer meals.  Since I’ve been derelict in preparing freezer meals, I need a few quick meals to have in my repertoire. One of my favorite quick meals that is a family […]

Bless This Food by Adrian Butash:Review/Giveaway {CLOSED}

UPDATE:  The winner is Jenny.  Congrats! This post contains affiliate links which help support Mom’s Plans. The first prayers that my children learn are their night prayers and their meal prayers.  For meals, we say a prayer I learned in childhood as well as the Japanese prayer my husband used to say.  We are a […]

2013 Personal, Financial and Work Goals – April Update

I set some lofty goals this year that, in all honesty, I am not sure that we can accomplish. However, I like to set the bar high because even if I don’t accomplish ALL of the goals, at least I have achieved more than if I had not stretched myself. Also, these goals can’t be […]

150 Best Desserts in a Jar – Review and Giveaway

  UPDATE:  The winner is Debbie.  Congrats! When I lost dairy, I feared I had lost ice cream and yummy desserts forever, but more and more I’m discovering that their are plenty of alternatives to traditional dessert recipes with dairy. I recently had the chance to review 150 Best Desserts in a Jar by Andrea Jourdan, […]

Saving Money on Groceries and a Giveaway

Amy Dacyczyn, the original frugal zealot and author of The Tightwad Gazette said she often focused on how to save money grocery shopping instead of investing in the stock market because shopping for her family had a direct, tangible impact on her bottom line. While I am not the queen of coupons, I do have […]