Shepherd, Potter, Spy, and the Star Namer by Peggy Miracle Consolver: A Book Review

This year I've been trying to read books from a variety of genres.  This review is for a book in a genre that I do not typically read from.  However, based on this book, I may be reading more from this genre! This post contains affiliate links. … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report, 2017: Week 10

I had been toying with the idea of a pantry challenge for March.  However, that idea went on hold when I found out I will need foot surgery. Now, I'm going to be freezer cooking so I can fill the freezer with enough lunches and dinners to last my … [Continue reading]

National Geographic Kids Leveled Readers: A Review

A few months ago, PB & J Girl discovered National Geographic Kids Mission Rescue books.  Since then, she's been a big fan of anything National Geographic.  You can imagine when we had the chance to review several National Geographic Kids leveled … [Continue reading]

My Upcoming Surgery for Hallux Limitus and Tailor’s Bunion

About five years ago, while we still lived in Chicago, I used to walk Bookworm to school every morning.  In the fall and spring, these walks were enjoyable.  In the winter, they were torture.  While I loved my son's company, I had an annoying side … [Continue reading]

February, 2017 “Found” Money for Travel Report

One of my goals this year is to "find" an extra $700 to help fund our trip to Michigan this year.  To that end, I tried some new ways to raise money that have been successful. In February I "found" $136.46 In January, I "found" $100. Here's … [Continue reading]

Freezer Cooking Plan for March, 2017

In preparation for my upcoming foot surgery, I'm making a lot of freezer meals.  I still have about 16 meals in the freezer from my January freezer cooking session, thankfully.  I'll need to have enough food for lunches and dinners for about a month, … [Continue reading]

Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird: A Book Review

I love historical fiction that centers around World War II.  (I love World War II non-fiction, as well.)  Since my husband is from Japan, I also have an interest in Japanese culture. This post contains affiliate links. Above the East China Sea by … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report, 2017: Week 9

I was planning on having a pantry challenge in March, but those plans have been temporarily derailed.  I found out that I need to have foot surgery (more on that in next Tuesday's post).  So, instead of having a pantry challenge, in the first week of … [Continue reading]

Green Chef Paleo Meals for Two Review

Have you heard of Green Chef?  Green Chef is a service that delivers to your door all the ingredients you need for either three meals or two meals a week.  No grocery shopping.  Just the ingredients and the instructions you need to make fantastic, … [Continue reading]

IEW’s Fix It! Grammar Series: Grammar Made Easy

Confession time.  I'm an English major, but I HATE grammar.  Ugh.  I hate grammar.  When we started homeschooling and used a classical program the first year, Bookworm had to learn how to diagram sentences.  He hated the experience as much as I did … [Continue reading]