Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
My fifteen-year-old daughter's criteria is that a book must have a "hot fifteen-year-old guy" (she's a romantic, just like her mother).
My thirteen-year-old son doesn't want anything too girlie - no romance or chick lit, please. A little bit of romance is okay, though. He survived reading Hunger Games with us.
My eleven-year-old daughter is too young for most YA, though she did read Hunger Games and loved those books probably as much as I did - which is saying a lot!
Books we've enjoyed in the past are the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson, the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, Dogsled Dreams by Terry Lynn Johnson, and The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall.
So, any suggestions?
I wish you all a happy and blessed Easter!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
So, it's Tuesday. I'm going to watch my daughter's very rainy track meet (if they don't call it off for thunderstorms). Thanks for everyone's well wishes for her track season. She had a great meet last week, so all your positive thoughts are working! What are your Tuesday plans?
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wow, I'm just blown away by all the great healthy eating tips you guys gave me on my last post. I know a lot of people didn't get a chance to read the tips given in the comments, so I decided to do a follow-up post. I really wish I could share them all here, but I'll try to keep this short by only passing on the highlights.
* Instead of ice cream, try fruit smoothies made with yogurt, milk, and fruit. (yummy!)
* Freeze low-fat yogurt in popsicle molds for yogurt pops. (This will be especially helpful for me this summer since my kids are popsicle fiends!)
* simplehealthytasty.com and skinnyrecipes.com offer yummy, healthy recipes.
* Make your own fresh-squeezed juice. Use honey to sweeten it instead of sugar.
* Make green tea with honey and lemon.