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What’s For Breakfast?

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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 […]

A Tale of a Turkey

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A few months back I bought an extra turkey to throw in the freezer. It was five bucks, so I figured it was a good investment. Usually when I do this, I feel obligated to fix a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. And that had been my original plan when I pulled it out […]

Ooh Baby, Baby (Baby Gifts and a Giveaway!)

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Update, 1/13/09: This giveaway is now closed. Winner to be announced Wednesday morning. Thanks for playing. Last week a friend sent us the most adorable outfit for the FishBaby: cute frilly jeans and a pink, long sleeved onesie, both with precious embroidery. So cute! I know she’ll probably only get to wear it for a […]

FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge

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This past week I became addicted to the Food Network. You see we’ve never had cable before. In fact, I haven’t watched tv on a regular basis in over ten years. But, now we have Direct TV. For football. But, anyway. I discovered that we get the Food Network in our feeble few channels. And […]

A Rainbow of Children

You may not know this, but my kids are different colors. No, it’s not an ethnic thing. It’s an organizational necessity. Somewhere along the line between child number 3 and child number 4, I learned that the abundance of used drinking cups was going to drive me batty. Each child, concerned that he would get […]

Friends, Romans, and Countrymen –

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Updated: Today’s the day! Go here to see all sorts of cool cakes! Send me your cakes! Time for a birthday cake roundup! On January 29th, I’ll be featuring birthday cakes of all kinds, a special cake-ish giveaway and other such cake-ish fun. So, get ready and mark your calendars! The more people who participate, […]

Milk – It Does a Body Good.

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Yeah, you knew I had to say that eventually. Milk is a great source of calcium for growing children and maturing moms. We drink it by the gallons around here – literally. About three to four gallons a week. Not all the FishKids love it, though. Usually they compensate by eating yogurt or cheese. But, […]

Making a Meal Plan – It’s Elementary

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Last week on our way to the beach, I quizzed my men about their favorite meals. Shrimp was high on the list. So was steak. I saw that I had to modify my line of questioning, “What’s your favorite cheap meal?” Then I got answers like, “Costco Pizza” — from the Big Man. And, of […]