An update on my 2015 Reading Challenge progress

Modern Mrs. Darcy's 2015 Reading Challenge

At the beginning of this year, I lowered my reading goal to 75 books for the year and decided to join this reading challenge because it was too much fun to resist. And then I pretty much forgot about it as I entered my reading slump, reading the books I already had on my Kindle or whatever impulse […]

Feed 4 (or more!) for $40 at Buca di Beppo


We’ve started a new tradition where we go out to eat on Sundays after church before running errands and grocery shopping. In the past, we grabbed fast food on the way, and although eating at a restaurant costs more, I love sitting down with my people for an hour or so each week just to […]

Support your local school with the Tyson Project A+™ program


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine. I mentioned the convenience and taste of Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips last week (and actually, I realized after I posted that my husband thought these were homemade chicken strips…he kept complimenting me on […]

Weekend reading: August 29, 2015

Tic-tac-toe pancakes

From Instagram: It was a tic-tac-toe pancakes for breakfast kind of morning to kick off our new school year! We officially kicked off the new school year with tic-tac-toe pancakes and school pictures on Thursday and our first day of Essentials yesterday. The kids were so excited about the start of CC that they finished their […]

The “more” of a big family

The "more" of a big family

“It gets easier the more kids you have.” I’ve heard this often from moms of big families—and even said it myself a few times—but I’m pretty sure we’re all just fooling ourselves. Or maybe it’s just that I’m at capacity (even as we wait for the arrival of #6!) and feeling it. Either way, while it’s […]