Weekly Meal Plan + Books We’ve Been Reading

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peachy cobb salad

This past week we embarked on our first week of Summer Learning, complete with creating an earthworm farm, traveling through the Middle Ages, some art, and lots of reading. Books the Kids Are Reading We finished a really fun book called Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle during read-aloud time, and read a few books for our Summer Reading Challenge. We’re really into […]

Beat the Heat with These No-Cook Meals for Summer

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25+ No-Cook Meal Ideas for Summer Time)

It’s HOT here in Tennessee! Today we’re once again reaching the 90s, and the mere thought of turning on the stove makes my skin break out in sweats. We’ve been enjoying some cool and healthy summer treats around here, but I’ve really been itching to try my hand at some no-cook meals for summer. I’m over at Proverbial […]

16 Cool & Healthy Summer Treats

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16 Cool & Healthy Summer Treats

I have a little sugar problem. Actually, after completing my first Whole30, I discovered that I am seriously addicted to sugar. Nevertheless, life is short, and I believe wholeheartedly in (1) moderation and (2) making the best of the days I have numbered. That means we eat dessert on a fairly regular basis. However, I […]

Weekly Meal Plan for June 21-27

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Daniel

Today is Father’s Day, and I just need a minute to offer my thankfulness. God has blessed me with a father who loves Him and daily pursues His will. Through service to others, through wise words and Godly counsel, through generosity and love, in so many ways, my dad is a living example of my […]

How Making Time for Ourselves Benefits Our Families (& why we should do it)

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How Making Time For Ourselves Benefits Our Families (& why we should do it)

When my firstborn was a toddler, a friend who had 2 little ones at the time commented that now, with kids, her interests had essentially been replaced by theirs. Those things that had once been her dreams she was giving up — at least for a time — in order to help her children pursue […]

Weekly Meal Plan for June 14-20

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Weekly Meal Plan

Well, we “finished” school this past week. I say “finish” because we school year round and never stop for longer than a week or two. However, last year I realized that not having an official start/stop date created some problems. So June 10th was Kate’s last day of 1st grade. We will take a 2-week break […]

2015 Summer Reading List

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2015 Summer Reading List

Recently, I shared our family’s Summer of Learning plans. I think the summer is the perfect time to start new habits and learn new skills because we don’t have to compete with a million other things that are going on during the rest of the year. This summer, in an effort to nourish my poor […]

Weekly Meal Plan for June 7-13

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Weekly Meal Plan

Finally! We finish school this Wednesday. I’ve felt like we’ve been slogging through the mire these last few weeks, but we are almost there! To celebrate we’re having an ice cream sundae party because, well, sweets are our happy place. We’ll take the rest of the week off. Then, next week the big girls are going […]

Our Summer of Learning 2015

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Summer of Learning: Our Plans for 2015

Summer time is upon us. Many have finished their school year and are enjoying the freedom of being out of school and all that entails. Even though we school year round I, too, am anticipating a little respite from the daily grind, a more relaxed schedule with the opportunity to work on some skills, catch up […]

Weekly Meal Plan for May 31 – June 6

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Weekly Meal Plan

I skipped posting my meal plan last week because we were out of town enjoying some family time at my parents’ cabin. Life is slowing down as summer approaches, and as we break from activities for a few months, I’m realizing how much I need margin in my life. I’m tired. There are a lot of […]