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Links of Love: Meal Planning

Place Setting --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Long ago, I adopted the “food and clothing” philosophy –that if everyone got clean underwear and a full belly, it’s okay to let other things slide. And since, food is SO much more fun than matching socks, I thought I’d share some meal planning helps on the web. Hillbilly Housewife – The name is kind […]

Try It, You’ll Like It! CKY Books

Pile of Books

A few weeks ago, fellow mom Keely wrote me about her book buying service, CKY Books. Set up much like Cash4Books, CKY Books‘ website is interactive. You type in the ISBN of the book(s) you’d like to sell, and the website gives you a quoted price. They pay for you to ship them the books, […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Cylindrical Ice Cream Scoop

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Many months ago I was overcome by homesickness. I was in the midst of planning a trip to see my sister and her new baby, and I keep thinking of foods that I had eaten often(and loved) as a kid. Basically I was homesick for food – Southern California food. And believe me, I planned […]

Life as Me, Again

2008-September-098

Here’s the scoop on my life this week: FishBaby – It’s amazing that our girl is already two weeks old today. The days have just flown by. I am pleased to report that she nurses well, and her eye appears to be completely healed. We’ll know later in the week, once we’re off eye drops; […]

Meal Planning Monday

We love to eat over here at the FishHouse. And my children keep no secrets about what they like — and what they don’t. It’s a good day for the FishMama when they’re all humming at the dinnertable. Seriously. They hum. They eat and they hum. They all do it. It’s amazing. Can’t wait to […]

Grocery Geek is Back!

Woman Pushing Shopping Cart ca. 2002

It felt wierd to realize that I had not been in a grocery store for about 3 weeks. FishBaby will be two weeks old tomorrow and for that last prenatal week, well, I stayed in bed! That explains why we only spent $200 on groceries in August. (Thanks Mom, Dad, and Auntie Jamie!) So yesterday […]

Budget Living: Learning to Do Without

Over the last year as we’ve trimmed our budget, we’ve found that there are a lot of things that we can do without. Previously, I would run to the store at the drop of a hat if we didn’t have a certain condiment to go with dinner. Now, I just say, “Sorry, we don’t have […]

Baby Greens with Nuts, Cranberries, Turkey, and Blue Cheese (Recipe Swap: What’s Your Favorite Post-Baby Indulgence?)

May 1998 --- Red Carnations in the Kitchen --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Do you know how much the food rules have changed since I had my first baby? In recent years I’ve been amazed at the growing lists of taboo foods: no alfalfa sprouts, no soft cheeses, no caffeine, no tuna fish, no hot dogs, no lunch meat, etc. etc. My goodness! Most of those were encouraged […]