And the Winner Is…..

I’ve been remiss in posting the winner to our Happy New Year Show and Tell. Thanks again to Kate and Amy for their great posts to help us Ring in the New Year — With Kids. Great stuff. I hope you had a chance to take notes of the good ideas that struck your fancy […]

Do You Swag?

Search & Win

You’ve probably already heard about this new service called Swagbucks. It’s a search engine that operates through Google and Basically, you can win Swagpoints by searching the web, something you probably do everyday. Points can redeemed for prizes, including gift cards to Amazon and Starbucks. Can you say Free-paccino?

Budget Living: Don’t Turn Up Your Nose at Used Furniture


When FishPapa and I were first married, we lived in a tiny, 250-square foot studio apartment. It was the guest house / pool house for a larger home. The landlords became good friends of ours and we enjoyed that season immensely.(Hi Ribbens Family!) Needless to say, space was a hot commodity. But, we lived in […]

Mustard Grilled Chicken (Recipe Swap: The Healthy New Year Edition)


Not only is New Year’s a time for goal setting and getting a fresh start, it’s also a time to purge that Christmas candy from the pantry. Oh my! We had a little too much fun around here the last month or so. My jeans feel a lot tighter than they did back in early […]

Don’t Forget! BDay Cake Challenge


Don’t forget to nominate a theme in FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge. I’ll end the nominations Thursday night. Voting begins on Friday! There are a few doozies in there. Whew!

Definitely a BOY Blog


My boys are super intense about Legos. A small fortune in plastic bricks lurks in every nook and cranny of my home. The FishBoys love to create and then take photos of their creations. As a result, I have hundreds of Lego shots on the hard drive. My youngest brother, now 22, is also a […]

Recipe Swap Tomorrow: The Healthy Food Edition

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Got a great recipe that is healthy and/or low-calorie? Blog it tomorrow and bring your link here! The Healthy New Year Edition of Recipe Swap. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got. I gained a few pounds over the holidays and am trying to lose them. Hard since I’m nursing and always hungry. I know […]

What’s For Breakfast?


Today it’s scrambled eggs and toast day. Simple, hot, and filling. But, if you’re interested in one of our favorite ways to do oatmeal around here, check out my guest post over at Food with Kid Appeal. Jenna’s got a great site going where she focuses on preparing healthy food that kids will like. She’s […]