June’s Good Cheap Eats

Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. I have no idea how it happened. But, July is here. Say what? It’s been a whirlwind of a summer so far. We’ve made two road trips, done the beach a few times, and worked at doing more cooperative kitchen work. That means kids are cooking, papas […]

The Week in Review

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Last weekend we celebrated my dad’s 70th birthday. It was a lovely day at the park with lots of good food and plenty of faces I hadn’t seen in 20 years! It was really fun. We got to see Janel and Brett, visiting from Virginia. The cousins got to play together for the first time […]

The Week in Review

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It’s been another full week for the FishFam. I’m so thankful to be able to share my life with these sweet people. We spent the early part of the week in the Santa Ynez Valley with the grandparents. Sleeping in on Sunday morning was a highlight. Being spoiled by the grandparents ranked high, too. Trying […]

Summer Survival Guide – Five Bucks This Weekend Only

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Want some help this summer? The Summer Survival Guide provides you with the tools you need to make it the best summer ever with your kids. Normally priced at $9, it’s on sale this weekend only for FIVE BUCKS.  This price will disappear on Sunday night at 8pm PST. Grab it while you can.  

Let’s Chat: Freezer Cooking & Good Cheap Eats

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Summertime twitter chats continue. This week Tricia @onceamonthmom and Stephanie @mamaandbabylove and I are going to be talking about freezer cooking. It behooves* you to make ahead and freeze. Not only will it make dinnertimes easier, but it will also save you money. Follow the conversation through the #goodcheapeats hashtag on Thursday at 1pm PST. Hope […]

The Week in Review

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What a week! It disappeared in a flash, probably because there was so much going on: time spent with both new and old friends, two birthdays, two days at the beach, an afternoon at SeaWorld, dermatology and chiropractic appointments, cookbook edits, and regular life stuff. Which let’s face it, regular life stuff is big all […]

Summer School, yes, Really.

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We finished school on Thursday of last week. We’ve been playing ever since. We’ve had house guests, two days at the beach, two birthdays, and a lot of fun in the last six days. We’re going to play, play, play, but we’re also going to keep on trucking. We’re doing summer school this year. I’m […]

The Week in Review

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It was a mellow week as week’s go. No one threw up. That, in itself, is cause for celebrating. And we did, actually, on Monday. FishChick6 reported that she had “pooped logs”. If you’re a mother whose child has ever had diarrhea for a week, you know that this is indeed, worthy of celebrating. We […]