reading 2019

Reading Recap and 2019 Goals

2018 was a tough year for my reading. I only read 105 books, even though last year I read 128 easily. Granted, I had a baby, started our first year of actual elementary school in our homeschool, and read hundreds of childrens picture books so there ARE excuses. Ultimately, they…

Life With Four: Finding a New Normal

Sometimes life happens and routines (blogging routines, for example) are upset for no good reason with no good excuse.  Other times, routines are upset for good reason and continue to be upset without excuse.  Occasionally, routines are upset for good reason and with good excuse.  This last break has been…
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Free Fit Pregnancy Workouts: Week 25

This week I’m sharing what I’m doing for a free fit pregnancy.  I am all about exercising (pregnant or not) AND I’m all about doing it for free.  As a homeschooling mama with 3 other kids, there is not enough time in the day to be trying to get to…
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Liebster Award for Bloggers

For the first time ever, I’ve been nominated for a blogging award!  I’m pretty excited!  Much thanks to Charlotte from My Little Homeschool for the nomination.  She blogs about homeschooling her two boys in South Africa; I absolutely love seeing the beautiful South African coast through her pictures and learning…

Favorite Moments on a Wednesday

Once upon a Favorite Moment “What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. ~ A. A. Milne We have had a crazy week. And it’s only Wednesday. But it’s not the crazy moments I think I’ll forget, or specifically, want to reflect on in the…
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This Is Your Real Life

This is your real life. Right here, right now, this is your real life. Whether you feel happy or sad, purposeful or unfulfilled, content or covetous; this moment is your real life. The children might be swinging from the rafters, or you might be settling down after the bedtime rituals.…
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Little Minutes and Mighty Oceans

“Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. Thus the little minutes, humble though they be, make the mighty ages of eternity.” ~ Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney (1845) Every Little Minute There are 1440 minutes in every day. Most adults hope to…
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eMeals Review: Eating Healthy Life Hacks

Trying eMeals for our Groceries on a Budget The following is my own opinion of the eMeals service. I was in no way compensated by eMeals for this review. If you think that putting a homecooked, healthy meal on the table 3 times a day, 7 days a week, is…
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Homeschool Planning: Creating Habits and Routines

Today in Homeschool Planning: Creating habits and routines for a successful year. I admit it–I’m a little obsessed with homeschool planning right now. Even so, there comes a point where you have to sit back and wait on curriculum to get in. You can only plan your weeks so far,…
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Summer Reading Update: Week 6

Summer Reading Week 6 Update The library summer reading program has only two weeks left. Our reading habits don’t really changewhen it ends, but all the free coupons for the kids are a really fun addition to our summer. So far, I’ve accrued tickets to a kids science museum, horse…