Book Review: "Raising an Original" by Julie Lyles Carr

Tomorrow, an insightful parenting book is set to hit the shelves, this one by debut author, Julie Lyles Carr. I have had the pleasure of being on her launch team, with the opportunity to read and to give an honest review of the book prior to its release.After reading this book, it is most definitely... Continue Reading →


How Going #almostpaleo Saved My Health. And My Sanity.

Well, it finally happened. I have officially lost 21 pounds since January! This is truly a sweet victory for me. Other weight loss attempts in the past 13 years have been defeating and frustrating as I would lose about 17 pounds and then plateau.  While I know that this often happens, I would eventually lose... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Armageddon Code – Billy Hallowell

In today's world, there is a piqued interest about "the end of days."  There are TV documentaries in addition to movie dramas about what is supposed transpire during the Rapture and the Tribulation. People make comments about leaders being like the "antichrist."  Many have a strong superstition of avoiding the number 666.  In the Christian... Continue Reading →


Book Review: Fearless by Max Lucado

The last few times I have visited my local Lifeway book store, this title has called to me from the shelf.  After reading the subtitle, "Imagine Your Life Without Fear," I did not think that this book would pertain to me.This last month while I again visited Lifeway, the book was displayed on one of... Continue Reading →


#musesofamom: My Ideal Bible. It’s not what you think.

If you are a crafter or an artist, you are no doubt aware of the new "coloring" trends today: copic coloring, coloring books, and now  -- journaling bibles. You know the ones -- the bibles with the large margins that allow your creative genius to flow in word or illustration as you write prayers, praises,... Continue Reading →


#almostpaleo: 3 Easy and Fast Ways to Add More Veggies to Your Diet

Three Cheers for the Mighty Vegetable!Since implementing The Daniel Plan, and sticking to their allotment of veggies as half of the dinner plate, we are eating three times as many vegetables then we used to.  And a much larger variety.  A quick dinner meal for us is often grilled chicken breasts and 2-3 different veggies.Although... Continue Reading →


#almostpaleo – The Best Zucchini Bread Ever! (Really!)

There is dancing in my kitchen right now.  A serious happy dance. For the third time, I have succeeded with a healthy zucchini bread recipe is that is scrumptuous, delicious and oh so moist.  Cloves in this recipe add to the tastiness of this bread.And since I have had success with it, I will now... Continue Reading →


Homeschooling: How to Save Money on Next Year’s Curriculum

It's hard to believe we are in the month of April!  Like many homeschooling families, we are trying to get a handle on getting things wrapped up by the end of May.  We have had some unexpected things happen this month, and unfortunately, I haven't been able to coach The Youngest as much as I... Continue Reading →


#musesofamom: This App Pays the Most on My Groceries!

Many of us moms use couponing to save what we can on our weekly grocery bill.  I have two, constantly hungry teenage boys, so I will deliberately set aside time planning my grocery trips, looking at the ads and matching what coupons I can for items we need, or what I can add to the... Continue Reading →


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