This thoughful little book by the author of Walk Two Moons is a masterfully crafted peek into the life and heart of a large, Italian family. The narrator of the story, Leo, is a a twelve-year-old who feels overshadowed by his musically and athletically gifted siblings. His only real interest is acting, but to his great … [Read more…]
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. — Jacques Maritain I’m off to my last class of the semester with Andes Mint Cookies in hand as an offering of gratitude to the wonderful departmental faculty and staff at my school. . .
One of the biggest surprises about motherhood for me has been just how tired it makes me mentally. Ever since Lulu was oh, about 2 1/2, she has been on a constant quest for ANSWERS. Louise, being the younger sibling that she is, picked up the habit at even an earlier age. This habit of theirs is … [Read more…]
My tip for today is nothing new at all, actually–it’s something Tammy is always encouraging us to do! However, since I had my own little helpers in the kitchen last night, I thought I’d share a few pictures and a yummy recipe. I decided to make peanut butter blossoms because I had some Hershey’s kisses … [Read more…]
Between last night and today, we have managed to shop at five different stores for groceries. This includes hitting both Walgreen’s and Target for their bargains, as well as Aldi and Wal-Mart for regular grocery shopping. These five trips have cost a total of $74.39 together, which brings our monthly total to $136.35. I really … [Read more…]