I decided to take a break from listing our entire week's food and costs this week. I am not sure I like doing all of that and I am not sure it is helpful. So this week, with the help of Mr T.3, I thought of some ideas of how I am successful at keeping our budget low, even with the rise of food costs.Here are a couple of thoughts I have for you this week. I hope they are helpful. I am going to ... Read More about Real Food Tips
Yesterday, while at the park for a play date for our co-op group. We had the unusual sensation (for here) of an earthquake. I've lived here 5 years and don't recall feeling any during that time.Us mom's were sitting at what I call the adult table. I don't let my kids sit at this table, so we mom's can actually chat. Why is it that kids seem to want to be all over you when you have the opportunity ... Read More about Real Earthquake
Our Playroom Organization!Last week while we were on a break from school, we did some organizing. I was quite impressed with how much my 2 girls were willing to part with. There were very few fights during the process and mostly those that happened were just because we were tired. All in all it was quite a successful project.I forgot to take before pictures, which I know is really not helpful ... Read More about Real Organization – Our Playroom
Most weeks I look forward to Sunday afternoons for a good portion of the week. Why? It is my time! My break. I happen to be a fairly independent person who really likes time to myself. That's where Sunday's come in. Mr T.3 understands that I will go insane and make everyone's life hell need my break and my time away. While I prefer to be a bit more spontaneous, his current job really ... Read More about Sunday’s…..Ahhhh!
Real O.C.D. (Organizing, Camp, and Disappointment) Oh by the way, if you like the calendar above. It is my new calendar! I LOVE it. You can read more and buy yours in my new post about having a real organized calendar or click here to buy it in my shop. This week we were on a break from our schoolwork. Organizing We spent some of our week organizing and getting rid of things we no longer ... Read More about Real O.C.D.- Weekly Review #2
Plan Based on some feedback, I am going to try to break down a cost per meal this week and see if that is helpful at all. You can see last week's healthy dinner ideas and meal plan here. Breakfast: We start breakfast with a yogurt for each girl. I mix in a liquid DHA supplement (affiliate link)as well as a powder form of a probiotic(affiliate link). Then the kids get to alternate ... Read More about Real Food – August 2011 Week 2
I felt like sharing a favorite healthy and inexpensive recipe of ours. This is a healthy quesadilla that we all like...even the kids (though they do pick out 1 veggie each). Super Stuffed Tortillas from Simply in Season (affiliate link) cookbook by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert. UPDATE: Here is the latest version of the cookbook. I love the look of the new version and all the ... Read More about Super Stuffed Tortillas
I haven't done a weekly review before, but I saw them done on some other homeschool blogs I have been looking at and thought they were fun. So here is my first. Oh by the way, if you like the calendar above. It is my new calendar! I LOVE it. You can read more and buy yours in my new post about having a real organized calendar or click here to buy it in my shop. ... Read More about Week in Review #1 – 8-8 to 8-12-11
This post is dedicated to Stacy! She kept telling me to do this and wondering how I feed our family with our small food budget. She said that people would get something from my sharing this....let's hope she is right. :-) Enjoy Stacy (and anyone else who is reading this)! Oh and Stacy and anyone else reading this, please give me feedback as to what is helpful and what should change. I'm not ... Read More about Food Plan #1 – August 5-11
Well since that title may sound like no big deal. Let me tell you about my journey through injury and almost through recovery(fingers crossed that is true). Since there are quite a few of you who read this who don't know me personally, I am 39 years old and in the last 2 years lost 40lbs and got healthy. I was running a couple of days a week and in the best shape I think I had been in as an adult. ... Read More about I did yoga today – Hip Hip Hooray!