Freezer Meal Session #1 Wrap Up: September, 2017 #OAMC

Our fall is going to be busy, busy, busy.  We'll be attending our homeschool co-op one morning a week, the girls have American Heritage Girls meetings every other week, and Bookworm is volunteering at our church in religious education and the daycare … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review: Apologia Marine Biology 2nd Edition (High School)

When we started homeschooling Bookworm in 4th grade, we were just trying it out for a year.  I really didn't think much about high school.  However, here we are.  I used to get intimidated thinking about teaching high school science, but with the … [Continue reading]

What We Ate Last Week, August 26th – September 1st

This week, we made some new dishes including one I found on YouTube for Oxtail Soup.  We're on a mission to use up all the meat--including oxtail and the bit of remaining organ meat that we have--before we get our 1/4 side of beef in late October. … [Continue reading]

Freezer Meal Session #1: September, 2017

Our fall is going to be busy, busy, busy.  We'll be attending our homeschool co-op one morning a week, the girls have American Heritage Girls meetings every other week, and Bookworm is volunteering at our church in religious education and the daycare … [Continue reading]

Just Sayin’ by Dandi Daley MacKall: A Book Review

I've read two books by Dandi Daley MacKall this year, and I have to say, she is quickly becoming one of my favorite young adult authors. In Just Sayin', the main character is Cassie, a tween who is living in Missouri with her grandmother while … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report for August 23-31, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 - $1,050 for groceries each month, I'm on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it. … [Continue reading]

Our 8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum: 2017-2018

Bookworm is in 8th grade, and in typical homeschool fashion, he's right where he should be in some subjects and ahead in others. While we considered sending him to school this year, in the end, we all decided that wasn't the best option, so he's … [Continue reading]

Sacred Mundane by Kari Patterson: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

We all want to strive to make our lives meaningful, but when we're bogged down in daily living, making dinner for the 274th time this year, cleaning the toilet again, asking the kids for the 100th time to pick up their toys. . .we can get frustrated. … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report for August 16-22, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 - $1,050 for groceries each month, I'm on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it. … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Everyday Family Chore System

Since I had my foot surgery in mid-March, life has been a bit crazy.  The kids were off school for about 6 weeks while I recovered, my mom stayed for a month and then left (which required a big adjustment for the kids), and chores had fallen by the … [Continue reading]