Menu Planning for September 15, 2018

Last week was our first week of taking two kids to ABA therapy 25 hours a week.  I naively thought I'd be able to cook meals at night, but that didn't really happen because each day was jam packed.  Instead, we relied on easy and slow cooker meals, … [Continue reading]

Hiding Places by Tori Kelly: A Review and Giveaway

I'm always looking for music with a deeper meaning than the simple pop music on the radio.  I recently received a copy of Tori Kelly's new album, Hiding Places, due to release September 14th, and it is unlike anything I've listened to … [Continue reading]

Goals for 2018: Week 36 of 52

Guys, it's still too early to tell, but I feel like our lives are on the way up.  For the past 2.5 years, we've been on a really rough journey.  Two of our three kids were diagnosed with high functioning autism, and both of them were prone to severe … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for September 8, 2018

Do you want to know a secret?  I don't usually stick to my menu plan perfectly.  I write down the meals I'm planning to make, but I don't always make them on the day I had planned to make them.  Sometimes, I don't make them at all because plans … [Continue reading]

What I Read with the Kids: August 2018

A few months ago, I started keeping track of what the girls and I read aloud.  We're always looking for good reading suggestions, so if you have any good kids' books you could recommend, please leave a comment below.  Hopefully, some of the books we … [Continue reading]

What The ABA Intake Process Is Like

If you find your child has autism, there are many potential therapies that you can pursue.  However, the gold standard in autism therapy is ABA—Applied Behavioral Analysis.  ABA has been around for years, and it sometimes gets a bad rap because it … [Continue reading]

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Four: Journey to Jericho – A Review and Giveaway

We read aloud A LOT in our homeschool, at least one to two hours every day.  One of our favorite series is The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls by M. J. Thomas.  Last year, we had the opportunity to review the first two books in The Secret of the Hidden … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for August 26, 2018

Last week I made Iranian Kebab, but I only made a half batch because the girls don't like it.  I used the rest of the beef to make tacos for them.  The three of us who do like it were really disappointed there were no leftovers, so no more half … [Continue reading]

My First Experience with Safeway Grocery Home Delivery: An Honest Review

For awhile now, I've been getting emails offering promo codes to try out Safeway grocery delivery.  This week, in an attempt to keep my grocery budget ultra low, I decided to take advantage and try Safeway delivery.  Overall, I was quite … [Continue reading]

Goals for 2018: Week 33 of 52

Last week, I tried to just eat when I was hungry. When you’re a stress eater, as I have been all my life, waiting for your body to give you a sign it’s hungry is challenging. Honestly, the only times I’ve been able to beat my stress eating and … [Continue reading]