It’s so silly but I start to get caught up on what I should be blogging and format and SEO and other things that don’t even matter anymore, that I don’t blog. Lame. I’m not doing the thing that I love because it’s not what I think it should be. LAME.
I’m calling shenanigans and just going for it. Because I have things to share.
Some things are trivial.
Some things are deep.
Some things are house renovation related.
Some are family updates, now that we live in the Lone Star State.
Also, Brad is at a Mavericks basketball game and I have some free time. Ha!
Here’s three things going on today:
The Fresh 20
We still love The Fresh 20! LOVE!
Please feel free to ask me any questions. You can read all about my Fresh 20 love here. But here are the Cliff’s Notes:
You get a weekly meal plan from the website with a shopping list. (YES, A SHOPPING LIST!!)
The list is 20 ingredients (or less) that you’ll use for those meals. (YES, ONLY 20 INGREDIENTS!)
All the ingredients are in season and it’s super easy.
(Just so it’s out there: I DON’T get paid for people who sign up… though I wish I did!)
Black History Month Movies
Next month is Black History Month and a friend posted this great list of movies you can watch with your kids to start conversations. Click here for her full post, she breaks everything down my age, it’s worth a peek! We’ll be doing these movies:Melody 1963: An American Girl Story, Martin’s Big Words, Our Friend Martin, Ruby Bridges, The Watsons Go To Birmingham & Remember the Titans. And we still haven’t watched Hidden Figures… is that appropriate for kiddos?
I’ve also heard great things about these books: (affiliate links)
If you do CC the African American Women Scientists and Inventors book is perfect for presentations and the Black Inventors for Children is an ebook… only $2.99!
As you saw in our little video, my daughter was doing a little bedtime reading. My aunt gifted each kiddo with a magazine subscription from Cricket Media and its the most thoughtful, fun, gift my kiddos have ever received! Every month they get mail (that in itself is a huge gift) and a age appropriate magazine. We’ve had babybug, click, Ladybug, ASK, Spider, and Cobblestone. My favorite right now is Cobblestone because it’s all about American History. (Perfect for CC Cycle 3.) I devour it with the kiddos. ASK might be our family’s favorite to read together. I have literally kept every single issue we have ever received. They are on their own shelf for the kiddos to flip through or reference as needed in out home school.
Well, that’s us for now. A little bit of everything going on… and a little bit of nothing.