Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2000th Post


This is Creative2xmom's 2000th post and it just keeps getting better and better!

What a blessing this blog has been to me and my family and I hope to yours as well.  

Thanks for following along in our journey and here's what's coming up:

Meal plans
Homeschooling
Foster Care
Adoption
Creating
Cooking
Family Time
Disneyland Tips
Motherhood

Thanks so much for being a part of our lives and I can't wait to carry on with all of you!

Dinners of the Week Oct 12-19, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Becoming Bea {Review}


Bea, an introverted Youngie, has her life planned out, content to stay at home while her sister runs the business and she works behind the scenes.  No marriage in the future for this girl, particularly not to Ben.  Been there, done that, has the broken heart to prove it.  Until her sister Molly conspires to move the family to Montana, including Bea and their Mother.  Of course, Bea will go along with the plan.

Until she decides she's had enough of her sister's planning and decides to get a job helping a local family with triplets.  Working as a mother's helper, she begins to come out of her shell, enjoying the company of the other Youngie who work there, even Ben's company.  And then Don enters the picture.  Is he interested in her?  What are his motives?  And how does he play into her relationship with Ben?

I've never read anything by Leslie Gould and this was a sweet treat.  Yes, it was an Amish romance, but I appreciated how much of the story revolved around Bea and finding out who she was aside from the romance element. Here is a young woman trying to find who she is, even when she thinks she already knows.  Her struggle is identifiable and something we all struggle with from time to time: learning more about who we are. 

And just when I thought I had the story figured out, Gould through in a twist that I didn't see coming.  It definitely kept me wondering if I didn't have it wrong all along.  However, in the end, the story came out well, and this book kept me turning the pages. 

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, October 20, 2014

10 Goals this Week

October has been just plan crazy.  Actually the past five weeks have kept my head spinning.  Two birthdays down for the year and I'm catching a little bit of a breather before the holidays and another birthday.  Needless to say, I've been just keeping my head above water and not getting much down on my To-Do List, but I'm gonna try to get a little done this week.  Who's with me?

Parenting:
  • Take a nature walk, do a regions map, and some other hands on learning
  • Try mini pumpkin science project
  • Meet with master teacher (2 swim lessons, dance,gymnastics, etc)
 Blogging:
  • Film 4 videos
  • Review 2 books
Homemaking:
  •  Complete a DIY project
  •  Carve pumpkins
  • Do something creative
Personal:
  • Get 8.5 hr sleep/night
  • Workout 3 times
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