Bitter Sweet Complex

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I’m giving thanks today for how God is working. Thank you for coming along with me on this journey to joyful motherhood! FishPapa have me this coffee mug as a Christmas gift five years ago. Somehow it made its way out of the cupboard today. I hadn’t seen it in months. And since it makes me […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Whew! It’s been a long day! FishPapa took a vacation day so we could have an outing. San Diego has always treated us well when make an effort to get out and about, so we were both looking forward to it. Now that our kids are […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Is it okay to post the Weekly Ramble on a Sunday night? The week was such a weird one with birthdays and holidays, good things and sad ones. I’m not quite ready for tomorrow, the new week, or all the appointments we have lined up for […]

Good Enough for Company


This Month’s Meal Plan is “Good Enough for Company” but easy enough for any weeknight. Get four weeks of delicious dinners all planned and ready to go. I love having friends and family over for a meal. We’ve got two large tables that seat 8 people each. To have company, we have to use both, […]

Share a Meal

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1 out of every 5 children in the US face hunger every day. There are easy ways to help them, including the Share a Meal program. This post is sponsored by Unilever brightFuture #ShareAMeal program in conjunction with the One2One Network. All opinions are my own. Now that FishBoy18 is in college, I spend my […]

Celebrate Simply

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Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take my free 4-week course to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life. Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Is anyone else really, really sleepy now that the time changed? My kids have not had issues, but I sure have. Wow! I’m ready for a nap every day by noon. Remind me next year how hard this week is so I can just plan a […]

Believe in Heroes and Support the Wounded Warrior Project

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The Believe in Heroes Campaign offers us a chance to support our heroes through the brands we regularly shop. This post is sponsored by Believe in Heroes Campaign in support of Wounded Warriors. All opinions are mine: Chances are each of us knows someone who’s served in our nation’s armed services. These men and women do amazing […]