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Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Apple Dip

My best girlfriend is a huge peanut butter fan and recently she introduced me to her favorite peanut butter alternative. I mean, nothing really takes the place of peanut butter. But, when you’re trying to stretch groceries and eat a little healthier, you get creative. Hence, Greek yogurt peanut butter apple dip was born! With […]

The Name Doula

I’ve had a little pet project brewing – it’s called The Name Doula. Over on Instagram I’m cataloging all the names I love and helping parents find their perfect name too! Pop over and follow along and if you need name guidance you can submit a name consultation request! Curious how The Name Doula came […]

Protein Packed Lentil Banana Bread

​​​​​​​Ok, this is gonna be a fun one! My very first, completely modified recipe! Like, I took a traditional fave and made it quite a bit healthier. I mean, lentils? In banana bread? YES! Jem confirmed, she never would have guessed about the lentils. And the boys gobbled it down. Mama win! You see, with […]

Free Printable: Homeschool End of the Year Review Questionnaire

This is gonna be nice and short :) Inspired by The Peaceful Press, I whipped up a little end of the year review/questionnaire for the kids as our final assignment of the year. You can print a copy and/or modify it to fit your family’s studies for free! My only instructions were: Does not have […]

Usborne On the Go: Books + Activities For Happy, Smooth Adventuring

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love Usborne. The kids and I adore their stories (sweet and clean and options for all ages!) and puzzles (sturdy and pretty!) and our homeschool shelves are full of resource books we dive into often. But, Usborne isn’t just books … and that’s exactly what makes them […]

Five Favorites: Road Trip Edition

This month we roll out on an epic road trip! It’s working out to be almost 35 hours of drive time over five days covering six states. I’ve been prepping and packing for most of the month – I mean, that’s how you eat an elephant, yes? Especially when you have a little helper like […]

Exploring Dallas Fort Worth With Kids

Dominic has been working out of Dallas recently which has given us the opportunity to visit and use his hotel as an “explore east Texas” home base. Twice this year we’ve spent a week exploring the Dallas Fort Worth area and I feel like we’ve just grazed the top of all this area has to […]

The Crayola Experience

Thank you to the team at Crayola for allowing us to review The Crayola Experience with complimentary tickets. We recently returned from a family trip to Dallas and all the kids agreed – The Crayola Experience in Plano was one of our very favorite outings! Now, I did sense this potential when I added The […]

Roasted Garlic

I have always loved garlic. If a recipe calls for one clove, expect two from me … “in the name of wellness”, because, garlic is a real gem in both flavor and immune boosting properties. I’m sure it can be overdone, but I’ve yet to experience that. Take today’s recipe for example, it’s all about […]

Exploring Carlsbad Caverns National Park With Kids

Tucked in the southeast corner of New Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is one of the most unique national parks you can explore. I’ve been blessed to visit three times in my life, twice with kids in tow, and each one has been a beautiful experience. I always appreciate reading other parent’s reviews of various […]

Homeschool Like a Boss: 5th Grade Required Reading List

In case you missed our 3rd grade reading list, here it is! There, I explained a bit about how we came to build a required reading list for each grade. It worked well in its first year so I think we will stick with this routine – one book a month of collaborative choosing – […]