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Time Saving Tip: Do Some Freezer Cooking

Time Saving Tip: Do Some Freezer Cooking

Want to cut down on the time you spend in the kitchen? Freezer Cooking can help you do that! My parents came for the weekend. It was a really nice visit. What was especially nice was to be able to pull out a week’s worth of meals to send home with them. My dad and […]

Ready for a Pantry Challenge?

Ready for a Pantry Challenge?

Using up what you have (before it goes bad) is a great way to save money and be a better steward of your resources. Last week I had the opportunity to fly to Oakland to advise Becky Worley, a reporter for Good Morning America, on all the food in her pantry and how to she […]

Be Kind

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There are so many opportunities to misunderstand, hurt folks with our words, or overreact.

What do you do when you’re running on empty?

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It’s normal to feel tired from time to time, but what if you feel like you are running on empty?

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Well, this was a wild and crazy week. I flew to Oakland for the day. Yes, the day. I filmed a segment for Good Morning, America, or GMA as they say. It should say OMG. Kinda cool. Kinda weird. ABC had a driver with car arrive at my […]

DIY Printable Valentines

Printable Valentines

Not into store-bought Valentines? Check out our collection of easy, printable Valentine cards. Next week I’m taking the kids to our homeschool group’s Valentine park day. They get to swap candies and cards with a mess of other kids which makes it a super fun day. Usually we print our own valentines. Mainly because I […]

10 Great Book Series for Kids

Want to get reading with your kids? Here are ten books series that have been FishFam-tested.  This post was originally posted on January 20, 2013. These books are still my favorites! Since I am a bookworm, it was really important to me that our kids love to read. FishPapa loves to read, so it sounded […]

50 Books to Enjoy with Kids – FREE Today only

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When I first started homeschooling, I asked my mom, Dr. Veronica Getskow, an early childhood development guru, if there was a book to help me give my kids the same literature-rich experience with hands-on activities that she had given me. It was so much second nature to her, that I think she didn’t realize that […]