Budget Rhythm

I break our budget down into three categories: fixed (costs that stay consistent month to month and/or have a deadline), future (things for which we save), and fluctuating (costs that vary week to week and don't have a payment deadline). For the fixed category, I insert the total amount we owe for that month. Then [...]

Second Grade Curriculum + Rhythm

Our weekly rhythm is organized to focus our time and energy on one area of study a day. This allows us to dive in, supplement curriculum, answer any questions that arise, etc. without rushing or feeling pressure to move to another task. We do not get buried under a heavy workload of busy work. We [...]

Mama’s Loaded Potato Soup

I cannot take a lick of credit for this. It's my mother's recipe. It's delicious and filling. Give it a try and you will be struck with cravings for it forevermore. Ingredients: 1lb. bacon, chopped 1 stick of butter 1 1/2 Vidalia onion, diced 1/4 cup flour 1/2 quart of whole milk 1 bag of [...]

Mushroom Alfredo

Rich, creamy, and comforting...this dish is going to help you greet Autumn in the most lovely way. Ingredients: half a yellow onion, diced 2 pints baby bella (crimini) mushrooms 2 handfuls of fresh spinach fresh dill, parsley, and thyme (a few sprigs of each), chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 splash of white wine [...]

Chicken Apple Risotto

I've been making this recipe from memory for years (nearly a decade). Therefore, I can't remember the exact title of it's source (a gluten free cookbook long forgotten). It's a favorite and every time I have made it for someone they have requested the details. So here they are. I hope you enjoy it's hearty [...]

Spin Cycle

Spin Cycle

The smell of Gain and dryer sheets is so thick I can feel it in my pores. A fan spins in rhythm with the massive dryers. l think of all the places I’ve watched my clothes spin. There was the laundry room in my dormitory building where I alternated between studying textbooks and the pages [...]

Hold Your Baby

Hold Your Baby

One day, you’ll be able to eat in peace. You’ll sit down and no one will dig their chubby fingers into your eggs or spill your coffee. One day, you’ll take an unhurried shower. You’ll dry your hair and paint your lips. One day, you’ll clean your house and it will stay spotless for at [...]