Grocery Geek: Learning from My Mistakes at CVS

Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Oh woe is me! I left my little stash of ECBs at […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope you’ve been pampered like crazy today — or at least been excused from Dish Duty. Here’s my Mother’s Day gift to you! Something that I’ve found to be a real treat, and all it involves is a bath tub, a locked door, and no interruptions. (OK, you doneed some toiletries, but you probably […]

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My Mom

She’s raised five children: three girls, then 2 boys. She’s taught kindergarten, Girl Scouts, and college. She’s been blessed by the arrivals of four grandsons and now four granddaughters. (Nanna is her name). She’s always had a fierce love for us kids. Her favorite saying, though grossly inaccurate, is “my child is always right.” While […]

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Finding Your Groove

Mom, you are awesome | A reminder to moms to see the good gifts that they

So many times moms read or hear about another mother who seemingly “has it all together.” Maybe her house is spotless, or she has her budget in perfect, balanced order, or she makes homemade bread from scratch every morning. Our tendency is to find out exactly what she does and mimic it so that we, […]

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Me as MOM

I am a mom. To some I am Jessica; others call me FishMama. My husband, God bless him, calls me “Super Ultra Lightning Babe.” But, for most of my day, Mama is my name. After God and my husband, my children are the most precious to me. It’s a good thing, too, since I have […]

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TGIF: Thank God I (Have My) Family

Yeah, I’m highjacking the acronym. Friday is a good thing to be thankful for. But your family is an even greater blessing. Combine the two into one for an impromptu Friday Family Night. Here’s some ideas to get you thinking. pop some corn and watch a movie play a game look through scrapbooks or home […]

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