The Year of Learning Dangerously by Quinn Cummings – A Book Review


Our library has a shelf for recently returned books, and that is where I find much of my reading material.  When I saw there was a book about homeschooling, I had to grab it. Quinn Cummings is an Oscar nominated actress who is now also a popular … [Continue reading]

Moroccan Ground Beef with Zucchini and Tomatoes Recipe from eMeals

Moroccan Ground Beef with Zucchini and Tomatoes

      I’m someone who likes to constantly try new recipes, but lately I’ve been stuck in a rut of making the same meals. Boring. However, I recently started using eMeals again, and I’m very happy to be … [Continue reading]

How I Feed My Family of Five for $6,500 a Year–Week One (January 2 – 8, 2015)


(This post contains affiliate links which help support Mom's Plans.) This year, I'm aiming to spend $6,500 total for food for my family.  That amount includes groceries only, NOT toiletries.  We rarely eat out, so the food I buy to prepare at home … [Continue reading]

In Search of Balance: Tweaking Our Schedule


My word for the year is balance.  One of the biggest things I’m struggling with is balance between my workload and homeschooling. Last year, I was only officially homeschooling Bookworm.  Now, however, I homeschool all three kids every day.  … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for January 10, 2015

My mom stayed with us for a month over Christmas, and tomorrow morning she's leaving.  We're sad to see her go.  One of the difficulties of living in Arizona is that we don't get to see family as regularly as we would like. We got a bounty of … [Continue reading]

Dream House by Valerie Laken: A Book Review

My 4 year old daughter pulled this book off the shelf at the library and said I should read it.  Turns out, she discovered a good book! I was initially interested in Dream House because it's set in Ann Arbor, MI, where I attended college at the … [Continue reading]

My Plan to Finish Getting Healthy in 2015!


I have been fighting a systemic candida overgrowth since April, 2010.  That was when my third child was born, and I had several rounds of antibiotics within 3-4 weeks. First, I had antibiotics right before my c-section.  Then, about a week after … [Continue reading]

Gluten Free Expo in Phoenix on January 17, 2015 & A Giveaway (and a Discount Code)


This post contains affiliate links. For the last two years, I had the pleasure of attending the Gluten Free Expo in Chicago.  I loved attending for a variety of reasons. So Much to Enjoy at the Gluten Free Expo! There were always informative … [Continue reading]

My Personal, Financial, and Business Goals for 2015


I'll be honest.  2014's goals were a bust, mainly because I found out that we would be moving to Arizona.  Literally months were consumed with packing, searching for a home, traveling to AZ before we moved, moving, and then settling in. Now that … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for January 4, 2015

Happy New Year! When I look back at 2014, I'm amazed by how much our lives changed.  I can't wait to see what 2015 will bring! We're starting the year very well stocked with food, so I anticipate only making a very small grocery run this week. … [Continue reading]