Book review, Non-Fiction

Book Review: Lighten Up, Y’all by Virginia Willis

I grew up in the deep south and it’s no secret that Southern food is notoriously unhealthy.  Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, homemade biscuits.  We even fry our vegetables—really, there is no vegetable dish than can compare to a hot, deep fried okra.  Some of my favorite southern recipes come from Trisha Yearwood.  They are definitely… Read More Book Review: Lighten Up, Y’all by Virginia Willis

Book review, Non-Fiction

Book Review: 101 Conversation Starters for Families

I requested and received this cute little book, 101 Conversation Starters for Families, from Northfield Publishers via the MP Newsroom blogger review program.  I loved Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages and thought this would be a neat book to use to get our girls talking about something other than Minecraft and Harry Potter.… Read More Book Review: 101 Conversation Starters for Families

Book review, Non-Fiction

Book Review: Plain Faith, A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish

When I was ten years old my parents took our family to Pennsylvania Dutch Country for vacation.  I’ve been intrigued with the Amish community ever since.  I’ve always dreamed of spending just a day on an Amish farm.  Observing, learning, taking in all the simplicity.    We’ve been back to visit several times since then and I am… Read More Book Review: Plain Faith, A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish

Book review, Non-Fiction, Running

Book Review: The Amazing Fitness Adventure for Your Kids

 April was physical activity month for our Simply Healthy Family project.  We’ve been going on more walks, riding scooters, playing kickball and playing the Wii more and I’ve been encouraging the girls to go outside more now that the weather is getting warmer.  I read a great book this month about physical fitness and I… Read More Book Review: The Amazing Fitness Adventure for Your Kids