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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…

Homeschool Planning: 5 Steps to Your First Homeschool Year

First year of homeschool planning is happening now! Probably for homeschoolers all over the world, but definitely here in our house. I’m surrounded by books, and at least 5 homeschool-related tabs are open in my browser–I’m so excited about this! Who am I planning for? Well, Sophia is reading well…

Raising Readers

Raising Readers And an update on Week 4 of our summer reading program Sometimes I think I might actually be raising readers. When I begin reading aloud, they swarm like little bumblebees, jostling for their seats. When we go to the library, the librarians know us by name. I’m even…

Into the Woods: Blogging

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A Blogging Journey, in brief Once upon a time about 9 years ago, I started blogging. I was still in high school and it was just another way for me to delve into the writing world. Blogging stayed with me, though in sporadic and mainly…

Summer Reading Program ~ Week 1 Update

Summer Reading ~ Week One Summertime and reading are synonymous in my mind. Of course when the weather gets hot, you flop down on a lounge chair and read. It’s not so different from the fall, winter, or spring, except that in the summer some libraries having reading programs. Prizes…

Sophia on Father’s Day

Name & Age: Sophia age 4 1. What is daddy’s name? Joshua Peterson? What is something daddy always says? I love you 2. What do you and daddy do together when Mommy’s gone? We play in my room 3. What makes daddy happy? Working his truck 4. How does your…

Klaus, Age 2

   It’s your second birthday today, Klaus! It’s both difficult to believe that you’re two, and impossible to believe that you’re only two. You’re nearly 3 feet tall, and a healthy 35 pounds, but you’re still such a snuggle-child sometimes. You’re smart and talkative, always eager to be in on…