Trust Fund ~ A Great Family Movie (Review)

  Mapelle Films presents  Trust Fund. We were sent the film and the book, Love Was Near, for review. Looks good, huh?? We recently watched this as a family (two teens and us “adults”) for family movie night. Friday nights at our house is homemade pizza and movie night. We start a kid-friendly movie around five o’clock and chow down on our pizza while we watch. About halfway through, we get out the desserts. After their movie … Read more…

Aviation Education with Dr. Aviation (Review)

  Doctor Aviation is an online course that can be taken by students, adults, or whole families together. Julia is taking the aviation education course as an elective in high school. We were given six months of access to the course, which means my freshman will be able to finish it just after the start of our new school year. Aviation Education with Dr. Aviation Here’s a screenshot of the lesson page. It’s all pretty self-explanatory. Notice … Read more…

Pantry Cooking Day 3 PB Toast, More Beans, and Chicken Alfredo

We made it through Day 3 of pantry cooking week!

  Just finding my pantry cooking week? Don’t miss Day 1 and Day 2! Today started off a bit rough. I planned on just doing blueberry oats again, but that wasn’t happening. The children nearly started a coup, but after some negotiations, we settled on peanut butter toast. Win-win. They didn’t have to eat oats again (not their favorite thing) and we managed to have a somewhat nutritious breakfast. For lunch, we were able to do … Read more…

Three Books I Read Before Each New School Year & How YOU Can Win One

homeschool encouragement book giveaway

  I don’t know about you, but I’m in major planning mode over here. This year I’ve decided to adapt the crate system for this year’s curriculum organization. I’ve fallen in love with Kristie’s techniques and strategies. You should totally check out her blog. But wait, you said you were going to be giving away books, not talking about homeschool organization. Yes, yes, I know. Sorry, back to the books! So, each year during the summer months … Read more…

Pantry Cooking Day 2 Oatmeal, Tortilla Pizza, and Burritos

  Don’t miss Day 1 of my pantry cooking week and the video tour of my fridge, freezer, and pantry! Admittingly, it is only Day 2, but  . . . so far so good!! This morning we had oats on the stove with some frozen blueberries and brown sugar. For lunch, we had tortilla pizzas. And for supper, we’ll be having burritos. I put a bag of pintos in the crock last night so they could … Read more…