Menu Planning for March 8, 2015

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I used to really enjoy that we couldn't eat meat on Fridays during lent.  After all, there were so many good things to eat like macaroni and cheese, veggie lasagna, cheese ravioli, etc.  After we became gluten and dairy intolerant, Lent became more … [Continue reading]

The Moon Was My Witness by Abraham Levy – A Book Review

I've read many survivor's stories about the Holocaust.  All are tragic and difficult to read.  But Abraham Levy's story, The Moon Was My Witness, was even more difficult to read because he and most of his family were FREE. Levy's family had sensed … [Continue reading]

A Little Reminder of Our Wedding 14 Years Ago

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Last December, my husband and I celebrated 14 years of marriage.  It seems crazy to me that we’ve been together so long!  Actually, this May we will have been together 16 years (from the time we started to date to now). Where has the time … [Continue reading]

Our Homeschool Week Review – March 5, 2015

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We've gone a few years without needing any dental work beyond the basic cleaning every 6 months, but in the last few weeks, that's all changed. I had a problem with a swollen and sore gum area.  I went to one dentist in January who said he thought … [Continue reading]

How I Feed My Family of 5 for $6,500 a Year–Week 8 (February 20 – 26, 2015)

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This 4-week grocery cycle is especially difficult because we had to pay $110 out of our $500 for a pork share that we'll be receiving in March.   This year, I'm aiming to spend $6,500 total for food for my family.  That amount includes groceries … [Continue reading]

Koru Naturals – TOS Crew Review

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Being on the TOS Crew Review allows me and my children to try a variety of homeschool materials that we wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to try, which is a wonderful blessing.  Sometimes, the Crew also has us review items just for moms, which … [Continue reading]

Our Debt Repayment Progress & Savings Goals #36

Life has a way of angling off in ways you never considered.  Sometimes Murphy comes and settles down for a nice long visit.  Right now, Murphy is a house guest, so our savings goals have changed a bit. First things first, as a reminder, my … [Continue reading]

Our Homeschool Week Review – February 26, 2015

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We've had busy days for the last few weeks, so this week, it was nice to enjoy a slower pace.  The girls' speech lessons were cancelled because it's rodeo week and the schools are closed for rodeo.  We won't go to the rodeo, but we were glad not to … [Continue reading]

Stuffed Green Bell Pepper Soup Recipe

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I stumbled upon this recipe on Food.com and had fun tinkering with it to make a recipe suitable to our budget and our food intolerances. The final product was so good, I had to share! Stuffed Green Bell Pepper Soup Ingredients 1 lb. ground … [Continue reading]

How I Feed My Family of 5 for $6,500 a Year–Week 7 (February 13 – 19, 2015)

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This 4-week grocery cycle is especially difficult because we had to pay $110 out of our $500 for a pork share that we'll be receiving in March.   This year, I'm aiming to spend $6,500 total for food for my family.  That amount includes groceries … [Continue reading]