Homeschool Crew Review: Jump In, 2nd Edition by Sharon Watson

My two with dyslexia haven't had much formal writing experience because I've been working just to get them to be proficient writers.  Now that PB & J Girl is going into 5th grade, I felt that the time has come to teach her writing skills, but … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Kingdom Code & A Giveaway!!

My kids, like most kids, are eager to make money.  The problem is that many of the traditional avenues to make money are closed to them.  They're too young to get a traditional job, but they're never too young to become entrepreneurs.  Bookworm has … [Continue reading]

I Gave Up Sugar. . .Again

I've given up sugar. . .again, . . .and forever.  And I'm really happy about it! A Long, Dark History with Sugar Here's the thing--I've been a sugar addict since my teenage years. Right after my dad died, my good friend and I started eating … [Continue reading]

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]