Shakespeare in the Park

One of my favorite things about living in a college town is all the free events that I get to incorporate into our homeschooling. The theater program's Shakespeare in the Park is one that we recently discovered. This year's production was Romeo and Juliet. With Michael going into the 9th grade, we just had to…

Family Game Night: Settlers

This post may contain affiliate links from which I will benefit if you purchase through them. This is an honest review of this game. I was not compensated by Mayfair Games for this review. We are a family of gamers. PC games, Xbox, cell phone, board, and even pen and paper games, we do not…

Oh, Yeah

Some books need an extension activity, some are merely enhanced by one, and some just connect with the reader. Jazz  Baby by Lisa Wheeler just clicked with my Auggie. The rhythm of the rhyme makes it impossible to not 'sing' the words and when the reader is engaged, so is the listener. The story and illustrations…

Silly Auggie

This post may contain affiliate links from which I will benefit if you purchase through them. We are continuing with our 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten project. The next book we explored is Silly Sally by Audrey Wood. Silly Sally is a fun ginger that walks to town backward and upside down. The character and…

B-L-I-P-P-I

I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed here are truly mine and Auggie's. Auggie has a kindle and uses Amazon FreeTime for videos, books, and games. {I was against him getting one, buuuuuttt Grandma} It has been amazing for him. He's learning dinosaur names and cute songs that he wouldn't have been…

Homeschool Review

We've been homeschooling for 4 years now. When we first got married, we wanted to homeschool, but my husband's family has 2 teachers and we were pressured into doing things the 'normal' way. It didn't work out for us. With one child being special needs and the other just being wonderfully weird, public school wasn't…

Crock Pot Missippi Chicken

Winner winner, this chicken dinner!!! This is the exact same as a Mississippi Pot Roast, which we were already HUGE fans of. The wonderful human being behind The Country Cook did the one thing that I needed to be able to eat this wonderful concoction more often. They used CHICKEN!! Chicken is one of the cheaper…

Stovetop Cheesy Broccoli Rice With Ham and an Update

Continuing on with my 4 new recipes for my 66 dollar grocery run week, I popped over to Buns in My Oven for some Cheesy Broccoli Rice with Ham. I always encourage my family to try new food. But sometimes the yummiest looking recipes don't always turn out yummy to us. It could be that my hubby…

Penne Ham and Pea Skillet

I mentioned in a recent post that I had planned on 4 new recipes this week. A Week of Groceries Tonight was the first. The recipe is from Julie's Eats and Treats. It used 3 cups of the leftover ham. I did use an extra cup of broth and dry Parmesan instead of shredded. But it…

Lion and Game of Thrones

A little confession, I love, LOVE, LOVE independent films. Now, I don't know 100% that 'Lion' was, in fact, an independent film, but it fit my definition, so I watched it. And I cried. And cried, and cried, and cried. Despite being emotionally draining, it was a fantastic movie. It didn't feel like a two-hour long movie…