You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham: A Book Review

I have been reading a lot of fiction this year, but I also want to read some non-fiction that will help me grow and improve. This post contains affiliate links. Recently I read You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham.  I've been a big fan of the YNAB … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review: White House Holidays Unit Studies

I've dabbled in unit studies with the girls, and while they don't make up our entire curriculum, I do find that unit studies give us a nice break from our regular curriculum.  Recently, we got to try a new unit study curriculum, White House Holidays … [Continue reading]

Freezer Cooking #2, June 2018

Grass-fed ground beef was on sale at Sprout's this week for $3.99 a pound, so I decided to stock the freezer some more.  With six pounds of beef, I made: Mexican Meatloaf Cupcakes (24 of them) Italian Vegetable Soup (2 family-size meals and … [Continue reading]

Goals for 2018: Week 24 of 52

This was a crazy week.  PB & J Girl got a cold, and by Sunday afternoon, she was vomiting.  Yes, I may have the only child in the world who starts a cold with vomiting.  Then, she can't keep any fluids down, which makes her sicker.  She went over … [Continue reading]

The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli: A Book Review

Imagine that you're at work and you receive news that the high school your twin son and daughter attend has been terrorized by a school shooter.  You jump in your car, race to the school, only to find chaos.  As you make your way through the milling, … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review: ARTistic Pursuits, Inc.

In our house, we've been long time fans of ARTistic Pursuits, Inc.  However, I always wished that some of their lessons included a video; as luck would have it, they've recently developed a new program that includes video lessons.  Currently, there … [Continue reading]

Freezer Cooking June 2018

My mom is still in town, so I took advantage of that to have a freezer cooking session.  I want to stock the freezer because if we do begin ABA therapy, the office is 40 minutes from us, so I know we will be in the car A LOT, and it feels like we're … [Continue reading]

Goals for 2018: Week 23 of 52

Here I am. You may have noticed that the blog writing has slowed down significantly the last few months.  That's simply because of L.I.F.E.  Because I thought I had three healthy, normal kids, and in the last two and a half years, I've discovered … [Continue reading]

Thomas Edison – Inspiration and Hard Work by Janet & Geoff Benge: A Book Review

Cuddle Bug and I continue on with our Heroes of History series. This post contains affiliate links. Next on our list was Thomas Edison: Inspiration and Hard Work by Janet & Geoff Benge.  Honestly, I had mixed feelings about this book. On … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review – Classical Composition I: Fable Set

One of the things that I love about homeschooling is that I can pick curriculum that is tailored to my kids and their preferences, and that can vary even with kids in the same family.  While Cuddle Bug loves to listen to read alouds, PB & J Girl … [Continue reading]