Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead, July 21, 2019

My husband has some early morning meetings this week, and since he's primarily the one who makes breakfast around here, and I usually don't feel awake enough to do so, much of our meal prep this time is for easy breakfast food. Breakfast … [Continue reading]

How We Disappeared by Jing Jing Lee: A Book Review

I'm a huge fan of WWII fiction and non-fiction, but most of what I read tends to be about the Holocaust and the Nazis. This post contains affiliate links. Jing Jing Lee's new book, How We Disappeared, tells the story of people in Singapore, … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review – Music & Creativity Foundation Course

My kids have dabbled in the piano off and on for years.  I'd like to get them piano lessons, but the money for that is not quite in the budget yet.  That's why I was excited to find out that there is a free option for online piano lessons --Music … [Continue reading]

Thank God for Near Misses

The month of June was eventful for us, which you likely already know if you follow me on Instagram.  I'm praising God that we had several near misses. The Fire In early June, I awoke to a pounding on our front door at 4 a.m.  I awoke my husband who … [Continue reading]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead, July 14, 2019 + Menu Plan for the Week

Bookworm is finally done with his volunteer opportunities, which means the kids can eat the nut snacks I've been making and that are still filling the freezer, so there was no need to make snacks this week.  Instead, I made some muffins, and I bought … [Continue reading]

Educated by Tara Westover: A Book Review

This post contains affiliate links. I had heard much about Educated by Tara Westover.  Most of what I heard was about homeschooling and how it shouldn't be unregulated; those who argue that use Educated as proof of their argument.  For sure, … [Continue reading]

What I Ate in a Day on WW Freestyle – July 8, 2019

In order to succeed on WW Freestyle, I have to incorporate this program into my life.   I thought one fun way to do that would be to sometimes share with you what I eat in a day.  This is what I ate my first day back on the program, July 8, … [Continue reading]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids–June, 2019

This summer, we've been rocking the reading time.  We've listened to several great audios, but we've had a lot of time to read aloud some really good books! This post contains affiliate links. Books We Read We finished 5 books in … [Continue reading]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead, July 7, 2019

This week I tried to expand my make ahead repertoire.  We've been having eggs, breakfast sausage and fruit for breakfast, and we're all a little tired of it, so I also decided to make some breakfast meals ahead. Breakfast Blueberry Baked … [Continue reading]

Chasing 141–An Update on My Weight Loss

How am I doing on my weight loss? The sad answer, my friends, is that since February, my weight has stabilized (yay! for that), but I haven't lost anything.  Of course, I'm delighted that I am no longer packing on 4 to 6 pounds every month as I … [Continue reading]