What We Ate the Week of June 8, 2019

The days are still a little crazy, and I find that often, I feel like I have no idea what to make for dinner.  However, I just look back on my weekly menu plan, and viola! there is no thought required.  I just cook that recipe.  So easy, and so … [Continue reading]

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini: A Book Review

By far, my favorite genre of books to read is World War II history, whether those books are non-fiction or fiction. This post contains affiliate links. I recently read Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini, about four women who join the … [Continue reading]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids–May, 2019

Now that Bookworm is out of school, we're not in the car quite so much.  Still, we got in several great audio books, and we're doing our best to read more books, too. This post contains affiliate links. Books We Read We finished two books in … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review: Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner for the 2019/20 Year

I know that many people prefer to use their phones to keep an electronic planner, but I'm old school and much prefer a paper and pencil planner.  I like to hold it in my hands and see everything at once visually.  My current planner runs out in July, … [Continue reading]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead This Weekend, June 2, 2019

I used to feed the kids store bought bars for our snack when we're on the go, but that got expensive, so now I'm trying to make my own portable snacks.  I try to add protein to everything.  Bookworm has been a big eater for years, but now PB & J … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review – Life with Dog Movie

Now that it's heating up in Arizona and it's not much fun being outside, we've reinstituted family movie night on the weekends.  Recently we watched Life with Dog by Mill Creek Entertainment. About Mill Creek Entertainment Mill Creek … [Continue reading]

What We Ate the Week of May 25, 2019

This was my first week taking advantage of make ahead meals and snacks, and I loved it!  Instead of spending an hour cooking in the evening each week night, I spent 45 minutes doing my work and 15 minutes reheating the meal and making a veggie side.  … [Continue reading]

Optimism – Blogging Through the Alphabet

Last year, our family hit our lowest point.  Meltdowns multiple times a day were a common occurrence from both of our kids with high functioning autism (Asperger's).  I'll be honest, when I woke up in the morning, I dreaded what most days would … [Continue reading]

Pasta with Salami, Peas, and Carrots Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

In an effort to lower our grocery bill, I've been buying many things on clearance.  I found two pounds of salami on clearance for $7.50, and while I knew my husband and son would be content just eating it with crackers as a snack, I wanted to make a … [Continue reading]

Goals for the Week, May 27, 2019

Last week, for the first time in months, I set some goals for myself for the week.  I accomplished about half of them, which I'm happy about.  Now, I just need to up my game and work on the rest this week. Last Week's Goals So, here were my goals … [Continue reading]