Getting the Kids Involved in ALL THOSE Pinterest Ideas

I recently found a great blog post about 8 Genius Ideas for your Homeschool. The list was great, whether you homeschool or not. We already do a couple of the ideas, but I think we're going to incorporate the first one: "Home Ec Day"....more

#45 - Leave Ryan home alone with the younger kids

On Thursday of last week, I had an 8am doctor appointment. Nothing major, just the annual check up required by our insurance. I woke up at 6am, checked the email on my phone, then closed my eyes for just one…more…minute ....more

Kaylin's 8th Birthday - An Art Party!

I couldn't think of a more appropriate birthday theme for my budding artist than an ART PARTY for her 8th birthday. I went with rainbow colors for the color scheme, mostly red, yellow, green and blue. It was unusually difficult to find something for Kaylin to wear that wasn't pink, peach, or teal…I think we found the one single shirt in all of metro Phoenix that had red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple! ...more

10 Minute Paleo Peach Cobbler {Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free}

As soon as I saw this recipe online, I had to try it. Peaches are so ripe right now and I had everything in the kitchen to try making this quick cobbler for dessert. Even if you're not living a gluten free or Paleo lifestyle, this recipe will surprise you ....more

#31 - Go to bed at 9:00pm every night for a week

I don't know if it's because I was on CST for 4 days or because I've been eating healthier and waking up earlier or what, but I cannot keep my eyes open past 8:30 these days! And I'm going with it, because I'm heading to Baltimore soon, where I need to be up and at 'em by 7:30am EST. That's up, showered, dressed and at the convention center by 4:30 Phoenix time ....more

#4 - Get new bedroom furniture

We checked this off our list of 101 in 1001 in June, but I forgot to post about it! I have hated our bedroom dressers since the moment I married Mike. I don't love oak, but they were functional and served their purpose ....more

#93 - Go on a special date with Kaylin twice (2/2 done!)

Mike and I decided at the homeschool convention last month) that we would commit to take turns, one on one, with each of the kids, to make Saturday mornings our "special date" designated time. He took each of the kids the first few weeks, Kaylin to Starbuck's, Ryan to Lowe's, Jason to get the car washed and run errands, but this weekend was my turn....more

#42 - Transition the boys' room into an "older" theme

This little project wasn't quite as quick and easy as I thought. Taking down the tricycle, wagon and scooter wallpaper border from Ryan and Jason's room was a PAIN! It had a death grip on the wall and did not want to come down ....more

Teaching Kids to Cook

I am so excited. SO EXCITED! We are joining a new Homeschool Co-Op and I offered to teach an "Intro to Cooking" class for some of the kids ages 7-12 ....more

My First Whole30 Experience

Well, I did it! I am officially done with my first attempt at Whole30. And I think I am forever changed ....more