Weekly Goals for October 15, 2014, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

The last few weeks, I've seen a sudden uptick in my workload.  While I'm very grateful for this financially, the downside is that many of my goals fell by the wayside. Here's what I accomplished last week: Last Week's Goals Financial Have a … [Continue reading]

TOS Crew Review: Apologia iWitness Books


Before joining the Crew, I had never tried Apologia Educational Ministries products before.  This year, I've been able to try five, and I've been impressed with all of them! This go around, Bookworm and I tried three Apologia products: iWitness … [Continue reading]

How We Saved Money Last Week


Do you keep track of the frugal things you do all week long?  Since I've been doing this, I've been surprised to discover that I do more frugal activities in a week than I thought I did. I'd love to hear in the comments what frugal activities you … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for October 12, 2014


I took about three hours this weekend to stock the freezer with meals, so about half of this week's meals come from the freezer.  (I put an asterisk next to those meals.)  The rest we'll make fresh or have leftovers. Here's the plan for the … [Continue reading]

Freezer Cooking Plan for October 10, 2014

Freezer cooking for a whole month is a bit overwhelming for this season of life, so I've decided to do smaller freezer cooking sessions twice a month.  This will be my first time trying something like this. All of the foods that I'm preparing are … [Continue reading]

Weekly Goals for October 8, 2014, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

We've enjoyed a quieter week this week because we actually had a few days where we could be home all day!  However, that just meant that there was all the household work to catch up on.  I did get to make some Beet Pancakes and Chicken Apple Sausage, … [Continue reading]

Frugal Things We Did Last Week to Save Money


This week there were several frugal things we did: We kept food waste to a minimum.  The only thing that got tossed was a small bunch of broccolini which was already yellow when we got it from Bountiful Baskets. We spent the minimal amount we … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for October 5, 2014

Even though it doesn't feel like fall here in Arizona (we had a high of 97 yesterday), I am enjoying all of the fall fruits and vegetables. We've been lucky to happen upon bulk organic apples at .60 to .75 a pound.  We've made many batches of … [Continue reading]

TOS Crew Review: Preschoolers and Peace eBook

Are you a homeschooling mom who has children under five?  Are you a work at home mom who has young ones with you all day?  If so, then I highly recommend the e-book, Preschoolers and Peace: Homeschooling older kids with success while loving the … [Continue reading]

Our Homeschool Wrap Up for the Week of September 29, 2014


I always enjoy getting a peak into other people's homeschooling world, so I thought it might be fun to start sharing what is going on in our homeschooling week. Bookworm attended a Story of the World monthly meeting with our local homeschooling … [Continue reading]