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]

Menu Planning for August 19, 2018

Last week, PB & J Girl suddenly dropped with a cold (my kids don't just get colds--they vomit and can't eat for a day or two), so we changed the menu plan a bit.  As a result, I didn't make all of my meals, so they're appearing again this … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins: Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Vitacost was having a great deal on Enjoy Life chocolate chips, so I had to buy some.  Of course, this is Arizona in the summer, so temps often top out above 100 degrees.  Yep, you guessed it, my mini chocolate chips came partly melted and clumped … [Continue reading]

Where I Find Good Reading Lists for My Elementary Students

I love to read, and when I was little, I always wanted my mom to read to me.  My mom was busy taking care of me and my brother who had cerebral palsy plus running a daycare out of her home.  When night came, she just wanted to relax, so once I … [Continue reading]

Goals for 2018: Week 32 of 52

You may have noticed I've skipped my goals post for the last five weeks or so.  I'm not going to lie, the last few weeks have been ROUGH. I've stopped doing anything on my goal list. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. But then, last night when my … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for August 12, 2018

Last week, I couldn't make two of my meals because I didn't have carrots in the house.  Those meals are on the menu plan again this week. One of the nights when I didn't have a meal planned because of my lack of carrots, I searched and found a … [Continue reading]

What I Read with the Kids: July, 2018

Last month I started a new little feature--what I read aloud to the girls each month.  Cuddle Bug loves, loves, loves to be read to, and right now, that is how she is getting a lot of her schooling.  We're also in the car for at least an hour a day, … [Continue reading]

Menu Plan for August 5, 2018

Imagine this.  I made a menu plan last week, and I stuck to it.  Taking 30 minutes over the weekend to do that saved me so much time during the week. Of course, I know this because I've been a menu planner for years, but when you let it drop and … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review: Wonders of the World

This summer, I was looking for a fun, hands-on activity to do with PB & J Girl.  We ended up trying Home School in the Woods' Wonders of the World.  This is one of five Hands-on History Lap-Packs that they offer. About Homeschool in the … [Continue reading]