In the last few years, especially in the blogging world, whole foods and natural living have been all the rage. Fermenting as many foods as possible, grinding your own grain to make your own breads, sprouting grains…the list goes on. I’ve tried many of these things. With so many bloggers talking about this “better way of living,” it’s hard to not want to jump on the bandwagon. It makes you feel like you’re not doing your best if you’re not living to their standards. Shoot, I even got rid of our microwave, because *gasp* it can cause cancer and ruins the taste and texture your foods. I also bought a Bosch mixer, because heck, if you’re gonna grind your own grains and make all of your own bread products, you need that Bosch mixer, right? It’s totally the bee’s knees. Everyone uses them! I made almost everything we ate from scratch. Not eggs, though, because I can’t make those.
Archives for May 2015
You may recall that I reviewed a book earlier this year called Motivate Your Child, a book about parenting the hearts of your children that I loved! Well, I was also given the opportunity to review its successor, Motivate Your Child Action Plan. While Motivate Your Child is more informational, Action Plan is getting down to the nitty-gritty, and you’re going to start really doing some work.
- Monday 5/25: Grilled fish and chicken with green beans and crash hot potatoes.
- Tuesday 5/26: Tacos
- Wednesday 5/27: Macaroni (everyone loves when I make just a big ole pot of macaroni & cheese!)
- Thursday 5/28: Grilled cheese & tomato soup
- Friday 5/29: Hamburgers (grilled hopefully)
- Saturday 5/30: Fried chicken with baked potatoes and probably another veggie; likely green beans
- Sunday 5/31: Pulled pork BBQ sandwiches
What is on your menu plan this week? Come link up with me and share with your friends; everyone could use help in the menu-planning department! Be sure to link back to me in your blog post, and make sure to post your direct blog post link, not the link to your home page. Also, feel free to print out a copy of my shopping list! You can type in the boxes and print your page, saving your shopping list!
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It’s fun to watch TV shows and movies as a family, but sometimes you want something that’s mostly for yourself, that’s not a cartoon or something, right? I know I do. I was given a copy of the Exploring Ephesus DVD to watch from FishFlix.com. In this DVD, you get to walk (or drive in a BMW convertible!) down memory lane and explore the city of Ephesus along with Dr. Andy Jackson and Dr. Mark Wilson. It’s a bit historical in nature, so I was pretty stoked to get to watch this. The runtime is 58 minutes, so I got nearly an hour to watch something for myself. Yay me!
How many of us struggle with our grocery budget? Are we getting the biggest bang for our buck? I know that with 4 growing kids, stretching our growing food budget is like squeezing blood from a turnip. Erin Chase from the $5 Dollar Meal Plan has an awesome new course available to you! This 13-week course is designed to help you make the most out of your grocery budget. Each week features tips, a challenge, worksheets, videos, and more!
Are you a parent who’s brand new to homeschooling? Maybe you’re a seasoned homeschooler and are looking for a fresh perspective? I love getting new ideas for my homeschool. Maybe a new way to look at Math, or ideas for school games! I was chosen to review the Successful Homeschooling Made Easy Course from Successful Homeschooling Made Easy. This is geared towards homeschooling moms, obviously. Plus, it’s a course, so it’s like having your own bit of schoolwork. We are always learning, right?! Stephanie Walmsley is a veteran homeschooling mom herself, and who better to offer a course on homeschooling than someone who’s been there?!
You may remember some time back, that I reviewed a book titled Motive Your Child. The book is a great tool to use if you want to parent your child’s heart. Well, there’s a new tool to add to your arsenal…Motivate Your Child Action Plan. I am currently in the process of reading this book, and a review will be coming up soon. In the meantime, I’m so excited to present a giveaway to my readers!
I think that all moms could use a little help in finding ways to make the most of their time. Especially we moms who are homeschoolers. I definitely am no exception. Sometimes it feels like the day flies by and it’s over. What did I accomplish that day? Am I expecting too much of myself? Too little? What can I do to manage my time a bit better? As part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I was given the opportunity to read The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight from Real Life Press. The book was written specifically for homeschooling moms by Heidi St. John, who her self is a mom to seven children and has homeschooled her children through high school.