Homeschool Review Crew: My FreezEasy

I'm no stranger to freezer cooking.  It something I did a lot when the girls were little and I was in survival mode.  But as our various food intolerances grew, I stopped freezer cooking as often. This post contains affiliate links which help … [Continue reading]

Tenzi Game and Tenzi Card Deck: A Timberdoodle Product Review


Now that our youngest is 6.5 years old, we've tried to get into a regular pattern of playing games as a family.  However, with children ranging from 12.5 to 6.5, finding a game that is fun for everyone can be a challenge.  Very few games seem to work … [Continue reading]

A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury: A Book Review

Bookworm is studying India in his Eastern Hemisphere BookShark Level now, and it's been an education for me as well as him.  This is embarrassing to admit, but I really knew nothing about India's history. This post contains affiliate links which … [Continue reading]

VeggieTales Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Girls: A Review and Giveaway

Our girls love watching VeggieTales, so I was excited to have PB & J Girl (7.5) try out the new book, Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Girls ($9.99). This sweet book has a pink cover and features two girls on the cover.  Inside are 365 … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Review Crew: If You Were Me and Lived In. . .Books


Our family loves to learn and read about history.  Even better if the books are so good that they make us feel like we're back in the historical period that we're studying.  Such is the case in the series of books, If You Were Me and Lived In. . . … [Continue reading]

What We Bought and What We Ate, 10/1 – 10/4


I usually end my grocery shopping on Tuesday, making Wednesday (the double ad day), the start of a new grocery shopping week, so this week was short.  Even though it was short, I spent a lot!  More than I intended.  I'll have to really cut back to … [Continue reading]

My 12 Goals for 2016: September Update

My main goals for 2016 are to work on finances and myself. Sadly, I haven't been so good at working on myself, but that started to change in August. Here's how I did in September: Exercise 4,160 minutes in 2016. 11.6% Complete. No … [Continue reading]

Greater Than Gold by David Boudia: A Book Review

David Boudia is a world-class, gold medal, 10 meter Olympic champion.  His story, while interesting because the general public rarely gets such an intimate look at the life of an Olympic athlete, is also interesting because he struggled for years in … [Continue reading]

What We Bought and What We Ate, 9/22 – 9/29 2016


Woo.  This was a rough month as far as groceries go.  We ended up spending more than we had planned.  The good news is that our freezers are still relatively full, full enough that I think I can have another freezer cooking session without buying any … [Continue reading]

Allergy-Friendly, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Lunch Ideas


Since we homeschool, I don't have to worry about packing lunches for my kids, except on the days that we go to co-op.  On those days, I have to create a healthy, filling lunch for my kids, which can be a challenge considering our multiple food … [Continue reading]