Grocery Report, November 22 – 30, 2017

  This was my first month implementing my new grocery plan, and though I still went over budget, it was just a little over budget ($22.89), which is much better than my usual couple of hundred over budget. This post contains affiliate … [Continue reading]

{Why} Motherhood Matters by September McCarthy: A Book Review and Giveaway

This year has been a tough one.  We've grappled with our child's autism diagnosis and spent so much time in therapy.  It's exhausting, and sometimes I look at my life and think it's not what I dreamt of when I imagined having a family.  For awhile … [Continue reading]

A Fabulous Deal on YWAM Books

I'm not a deal blogger at all, but I do want to share good deals that our family uses when they're available. This year, Cuddle Bug (7.5 years old) has been learning history through the YWAM Heroes of History books.  Every day I read a chapter or … [Continue reading]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving. … [Continue reading]

MyFreezEasy Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale!

Our schedule is so busy that freezer meals are an essential part of our lifestyle.  I've been freezer cooking since my girls were young.  I find doing so is even more important now because I'm so busy driving the kids to activities and various … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report, November 16 – 21, 2017

Call this week the week I wasted grocery money. Two things bothered me about this week. First, Bookworm and I were going to have a late night and needed to pack our dinner to eat in the car.  I stopped by Whole Foods and got some gluten free … [Continue reading]

2018 Plan: “Finding” Money for Our Trip to Michigan

Earlier this year, when life was a bit quieter, I set on a goal to "find" $750 for our trip to Michigan.  Unfortunately, we didn't end up going to Michigan; instead, we took a four day trip to Flagstaff, Arizona and to the Grand Canyon. In 2018, I … [Continue reading]

A Book Review & Giveaway: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This post contains affiliate links. When we were eating lunch at our homeschool co-op, one of the moms suggested that we all read the book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and then go together as a group to see the movie.  Afterward, we'd all discuss the … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report, November 9 – 15, 2017

So far, my plan to reduce our grocery costs is working, but I am getting a little frustrated with my new budget and Costco.  I rely quite a bit on Costco for frozen organic veggies at a great price.  I like to buy their organic frozen sliced root … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review – Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis

Because I sometimes teach high school literature in our co-op, I'm always on the hunt for new curriculum. I recently was able to try out Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis.  This is another great product by Writing with Sharon Watson, and … [Continue reading]