Menu Plan Monday 8/7/2017

Hi Menu Plan Monday friends! How was your week? It was a nice one here; busy, but nothing too crazy. I have to tell you about a graduation/farewell party we went to Saturday night. It was for a girl I’d given piano lessons to. It was the most amazing event I’ve been to in years […]

All Saints: Movie

Looking for an inspirational movie that you can enjoy with the entire family? Let me introduce you to All Saints. It’s based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds […]

Crazy 8: 2017 Denim Collection for Back to School

Crazy 8 post contains affiliate links and they will compensate me if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. Crazy 8┬áis a great place to do some back-to-school shopping for your kids! When my girls were little, I often shopped garage sales for clothing for them. But […]

Jurassic Park: Review

Anybody out there who hasn’t seen the movie “Jurassic Park”? Even *I* have seen it (admittedly years and years ago), so I figure most of you probably have as well. My foggy memories of the book including a lot of hub bub over amber, and a dramatic scene with kids in an industrial kitchen, being […]

Menu Plan Monday 7/31/17

Happy final-day-of-July Menu Plan Monday! I hope you’ve all had a good week. Here, the highlight was marching band camp beginning for daughter #3. Here you can see a picture. They’re just starting to find their locations for the various places in the show that they learn. The weather has been pretty good so far […]

Teaching Kids to Write Thank You Notes

Thank you notes — they’re important. No, they’re not a matter of life and death. But, they’re part of the “grease” that keeps the engine of our society running smoothly and pleasantly. And if there’s something we could use a little more of in today’s world, it’s a little pleasantness. Teaching Kids to Write Thank […]

Fighting a Poison Ivy Allergy

I consider myself fortunate that I’m not allergic to much. My kids, on the other hand, have several allergies. I have seen from their experiences what a pain allergies can be in many ways. First, there’s the issue of determining what is causing an allergic reaction. Then, you have to determine how to best treat […]