Gnocchi, Love, and Pasta Sauce

Gnocchi are becoming a staple in my house.  When we make mashed potatoes I just cook the whole bag of potatoes because gnocchi are easy to make with leftovers and freeze well for later. This is probably the fourth time we've made them and I've figured out a thing or two about what works and... Continue Reading →

Composting with Worms

Composting is a great way to put old vegetation and newspaper to good use.  The kids and I are planning a garden and I'd really like to give my plants a good boost of nutrient rich compost to grow on. I composted kitchen scraps last year, but I didn't have the right supplies and it... Continue Reading →

Mock Olympics-2018-Part 2

I'm 36 weeks pregnant today and last week's adventures have me so exhausted! I was busy everyday last week, ALL day! Now that I have time, I get to write about the rest of last week's best adventure. From start to finish, our Mock Olympics took about 6 hours, including the making of the laurel... Continue Reading →


Here we are again on another culinary adventure.  I've always considered myself pretty good at lasagna, but a recent trip to Wisconsin proved I had more to learn. I've always seasoned my ricotta mixture with italian seasoning and I even used eggs once upon a time (no more) and pepperoni on top.  My bestie opened... Continue Reading →

Snowman Innovation

Homeschooling is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get.  Except at least some boxes of chocolates have a guide on the lid. Learning opportunities are everywhere and often present themselves when you least expect it and engineering a snowman is no exception.  This winter has been cold and full... Continue Reading →

Dinosaur Diaper Trike

Often at night, while up for the umpteenth time to use the bathroom, I will check my phone or peruse facebook. One night I saw a sponsored video where a woman was making different themed diaper tricycles for a baby shower.  The idea was too cute to pass up and I thought it would be... Continue Reading →

A Labor of Love

Today concludes our third week of home school. It has been a tough week. While our kitchen is still in shambles, we cleaned it up a little bit and have use of the kitchen table now. It has been particularly difficult getting into a routine with consistent classroom behavior.  Our chore chart has been lost... Continue Reading →

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