A Table By the Window {Book Review}

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A Table by the Window {Book Review} | thissweetlifeofmine.com

A Table By the Window was a quick and easy read. It grabbed me from the beginning, and it begged me to keep reading. So, that’s exactly what I did.  About A Table by the Window The youngest heir to a French-Italian restaurant dynasty, food writer Juliette D’Alisa has spent her life negotiating her skill with words [...]

Every Word Matters

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The tongue is a powerful tool. It has the ability to wrap a person in love or cut them to the core. Every word matters. Choose wisely. | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me. How many times did you chant that as a child? I chanted it often. But that’s not really true, is it? Words do hurt. Their impact can last a lifetime.  The tongue is a powerful tool. It has the ability to wound like [...]

Week in Review: The Start of a New Homeschool Year

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1st Day of School

Holy moly! Where did summer go? I know I kept saying “school is just around the corner,” but I wasn’t ready for it to end. I was ready in terms of being prepared for back-to-homeschooling, but I wasn’t ready to send my big guys back to school. I love having them home – even though [...]

Hearts for Home Blog Hop 8.28.14

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop Featured Posts | thissweetlifeofmine.com

I can’t believe we’re already one week into our new school year. So far, so good. We have lots of big changes coming this year, though. Em has changed dance studios. When we moved here last summer, I didn’t feel that I had time to research competition studios before the “season” started. So, we decided [...]

Exploring Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

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Exploring Chicago's Shedd Aquarium #staycation #fieldtrip | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Last month, Isaac, Emma, and I tagged along on Matt’s business trip to Chicago. I had never been, and I was excited to explore with my kids while Matt was in his meetings and at his dinners. One of the places that I was really excited to visit was the Shedd Aquarium. The Shedd is [...]

September Book Bingo with FREE Printable

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September 6th Grade Required Reading #homeschool | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Ahh… 6th grade… Here we are. Em started middle school last week, and so far it’s going well. A lot of things stayed the same  from last year, but we did change up a few things. One thing we changed up is the way we’re doing literature. Last year, we did quite a few literature [...]