Enjoy 50 Books with Kids


We’re big book readers at our house. One of my biggest hopes and dreams for my children has been that they would know the love of reading. Now that five out of six know how to read and enjoy doing so independently, I am a thrilled mama. Summertime is when we step up our reading-for-fun […]

The Weekly Ramble

USS Midway

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week is a blur. FishBoy11 tested for yellow belt on Sunday. I overslept on Monday. On Tuesday, we visited the USS Midway for a field trip. Wednesday I went to yoga. Thursday we did running club, library, post office, and lunch with the FishPapa. On Friday […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly keeps this show on the air. So thanks! What a great week it […]

The Weekly Ramble

FishBoy 10 Minion cake

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I stood two feet from this tiger earlier this week. Of course there was glass between us, but still. That’s a pretty good view of a tiger! The kids and I were invited to a media preview* of the new Tiger Trail at the San Diego […]

Get the Summer Survival Guide for $5 This Weekend (EXPIRED)

Get the Summer Survival Guide for $5 This Weekend

From now until my birthday (May 27, 2014), you can get the Summer Survival Guide for only $5. The book is full — and I mean FULL — of tips and tricks to having a fabulous summer with your kids.   Buy the book here. The book includes :: 37 customizable planning pages, calendars, and […]

A Giveaway from Band-Aid


This post is sponsored by Band-Aid. All opinions are my own: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: bethsteiner@ This past week had me digging through my emergency stash, clicking around on my county’s emergency preparedness site, and otherwise thinking about all things emergency-related. If it wasn’t the possibility of being evacuated due to […]

Weekly Ramble

Mamabars up close

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Well, this has been a memorable week. You don’t typically see “smoke” listed on your weather app, now do you? If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that our part of the county was overrun with wildfires this week. Wednesday was extremely nerve-wracking […]

Win a Copy of Best 100 Juices for Kids

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This is a week filled with giveaways to celebrate YOU. Check back everyday for a new prize to win! Today’s giveaway is brought to you by the Harvard Common Press. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: seanjess1@, dkmiata@, amyanderson04@, carrieroer@, Dennisefields83@ The Juice Book, as we call it at the FishHouse, contains everything you need to know […]