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I hope that you were able to enter the giveaway for a Fandango gift card to see Little Women. I have to say, I’m impressed. Fair warning: If you are a purist, and only interested in a close retelling of the original tale, this film will not be for you. That said… I hope that … Read more
Table of Contents The Benefits of Eating Together. 4 Develop Closer Relationships. 4 Eat Healthier in Realistic Portions. 4 Your Kids Will Do Better in School 4 Everyone Will Generally Be Happier & Healthier. 4 You’ll Save a Lot of Money. 5 Eating Together Reduces Stress. 5 You’ll Improve Everyone’s Communication Skills. 5 It’s … Read more
Correction: the original version of this post indicated a review would be posted on September 24. This was incorrect. The company has prohibited the publication of any review prior to September 27. There will be a review posted on September 27. Please forgive my mistake. As techy as we are, in our home we really … Read more
I’m excited to share another game from RoosterFin: Wild Dash. Wild Dash is a card game… and a dice game… and it’s nothing like any card or dice game you’ve played before. Player are dealt five cards. Each card is either a racer or a booster. We all know that not all racers are created equal: your avergae … Read more
I got these magnets on Amazon from AULife (you can check them out here if you like – and that’s not an affiliate link). These have been – simply put – great. They are super strong like the neodymium magnets I’d been using. However, these were larger and (no small issue) the price was very reasonable. … Read more
If you’ve been a reader on here any length of time, you know that we’re a work-at-home, homeschooling family. Last autumn, I started something I never thought I’d do – teaching children online. Now, I started working as a school teacher almost 30 years ago (crazy!) and this is our eleventh year as homeschoolers. And … Read more
Our family – all five of us – avidly study taekwondo. We may not be Olympic material, but we have a great time and learn a ton. Our school has a strong emphasis on personal best and community development. And they manage to make every little thing a ton of fun! Last year, our dojang had … Read more
Whether you’re a working mom, single dad, parent who works from home or stay at home parent, there’s no doubt that keeping up with day to day responsibilities can be a challenge. With plans constantly in flux due to over-communication and over-scheduling, it’s getting more difficult to stay on top of things like dinner prep. … Read more
I received a complimentary Family Honor Plate for reviewing purposes. The Family Honor Plate is a wonderful gift for a family! We received ours last month, and saved it for Thanksgiving Day, when we gathered with extended family. The Family Honor Plate is meant to be a tool to help get out children thinking about … Read more
The other day, we got a surprise. This was in our mailbox: Now, I didn’t order this, nor did I request to write a review of it. Sometimes, it’s fun to get surprised like this in the mail. This time, though, I’ll admit – I was skeptical. I suspected some commercialization… I’m always hesitant to … Read more
We’re OTR (on the road) this morning. Snapped these from my perch in the passenger seat: This was kind of an amazing shot… Captured at 65mph… Kind of serendipitous 🙂
So, we’ve been here in our new state for almost three months. If you’ve never made a big move, you might imagine it can be hectic and overwhelming. photo credit: greg westfall. via photopin cc You’d be right. However, I think I got into the habit of hectic. Into the habit … Read more
As I prepared today I realized the centerpiece was food we produced. Homegrown cherry tomatoes with mayo on homemade rye bread, tortilla chips (not homemade, but organic, does that count for something?), and a cookie (NOT organic). Not bad for having been here less than three months, that we were able to make the sandwiches … Read more
The aftermath. Well, drat.Until yesterday, we had some amazing zucchini plants growing. Two, in a container. Yesterday, I confirmed they’d contracted yellow squash mosaic virus. I’ve been through this before — in Texas, one summer, the zucchini came down with this. It came later in the season, and didn’t spread to the other curcurbits. It’s … Read more
But there are those days when absolutely nothing goes according to plan. When everything I touch, it’s like I’m some sort of inverse Midas. Days when, if I typed up a list of what happened, you’d be like: “That’s some really bad Facebook meme someone dreamed up.” But days like these are YET ANOTHER reason … Read more
Future cantaloupe Almost ready. So many berries from this one tiny pot. LOTS of tomatoes on deck. We’ll be feasting in a week or two.
My son had some nopal (prickly pear) cactus he started from cuttings he got from a friend’s farm. When it was time to move, I just couldn’t figure how to transport the potted cacti, but he had the idea to just take cuttings again. So, the cuttings spent a few days in a bucket, and … Read more