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Zone Defense Challenge: Your Clothes

It’s time to tackle your clothes! Makes sense of what you have so that you always feel put together. I’m here to help you with the Zone Defense Challenge.

Zone Defense Challenge Your Clothes Life as Mom

Does your closet need help? Like mine does?

Do you need a pep talk to get in the game and deal with the clothes that don’t fit, the stained blouses, the shoes that you hate but spent a fortune on?

Do you wonder if you’re the only one with a messy closet? Continue Reading »

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The Weekly Ramble

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004.

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Oh, the week got away from me. Yes, yes, it did. I’m typing this later on Saturday night than I thought I would. I’ve got Beethoven’s Wig playing in the background and it’s making me type much more dramatically than I normally would. Imagine all kinds of bombs going off in the background.

And yes, it’s a great CD. My littles love it.

Also, littles now means 7 to 11. How did that happen?

Yes, life is getting away from me. We are here. We are alive. I’m all hormonal these days, waking up with night sweats. Happens about once a month, if you know what I mean. Should be a good weekend. ūüėČ

It was a pretty chill week actually. The kids and I read The Doldrums. I’ll be giving you the full review in this month’s Booking It. But, know that it gets the FishFam stamp of approval.

Other than that, let’s see what else I can report. Continue Reading »

Easy Handmade Valentines

Easy Handmade Valentines

Celebrate friendship with these easy handmade valentines that work for both boys and girls. Valentine’s Day is a fun opportunity to do a little crafting with your kids. Skip the Valentine’s aisle at the store and make something on your own instead. Whether or not you’d like to give candy with your cards, we’ve got […]

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FREE Valentine’s Day Family Fun Book of Ideas

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Get this free Valentine’s Day Family Fun Book of Ideas when you subscribe to the Life as Mom¬†weekly newsletter. Valentine’s is almost here. And while things have certainly changed since my mom placed a box of conversation hearts at my place at the table, some things stay the same. Like those hearts still don’t taste […]

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Let’s Play Clean Up the Rooms

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Ready to clean up the rooms? Dejunk? Organize? Get your act together? I’ve got a plan. When I was in preschool, forty years ago, we played this game about fifteen minutes before our parents came to get us. It even had a song to go with. Clean up the room. Clean up the room. Everybody, […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. The week has not gone on without its mishaps. Grumpy children. Grumpy mamas. Messes. Funky wi-fi. Empty gas tanks. Despite the crazy, there’ve been lots of really great things. I know folks say that you shouldn’t take pictures, just absorb the moment. But, I love scrolling […]

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Booking It is Back! Here are My January Reads

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Want to get the low down on great books to read? Start Booking It with us! For those of you who’ve been around here awhile, you might remember the monthly feature, Booking It. For years on a monthly basis,¬†I shared books I had read while¬†readers got a chance to share which books they’d read and […]

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Planning Quality Time with Each Child

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Planning quality time with each child, particularly in a large family, can be tricky. But, it’s not impossible. And it’s SO worth the effort! We were driving home from Santa Barbara this weekend. FishChick napped most of the way thanks to the Dramamine that saves us from vomit along the way. She woke when we […]

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