Planning Ideas for a European Vacation

Paris eiffel tower

Our family just got back from a 3-day road trip. While we had a fabulous time out of Dodge, we are tired and happy to be home. Our kids are pretty good travelers, packing their stuff and loading the car in pretty short order. We love the idea of traveling with our big family. As […]

The Weekly Ramble

Sunset at the Beach copy

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. It was a very good week, all things considered. I didn’t get to the gym. School wasn’t as thorough as I would have liked. And I spent some stress on food photos for a project I’m working on. That said, the bathrooms got clean, we were […]

The Weekly Ramble

The Weekly Ramble

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Instagram: jessicagfisher Did you miss me? I suppose my unplanned hiatus this week is proof that I’m a real live person and not some conglomerate posing as a homeschool mom of six. I took my computer into the shop on Sunday because my year’s membership to […]

The Weekly Ramble


The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. It seems like yesterday that I was typing this column out with my parents here. Woosh. The week just went by and I’m not sure where it went. We had a nice visit with my parents. You can check out the gold they brought us from […]

The Ultimate Freezer Cooking Collection of Recipes and Tips


Want the 411 on freezer cooking and how to prepare food in advance and enjoy it later? It’s all right here. I started freezer cooking, that is cooking food in bulk and stashing it in the freezer to enjoy later, about 18 years ago. I was pregnant with our first child. My friend, Jessika, and […]

The Weekly Ramble

santa barbara hendry's beach

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Last weekend I unplugged when we headed north to Santa Barbara. We stayed one night with friends. The next night with the grandparents. Super fun times! This weekend I’ve been unplugged enjoying time with my parents. Dad brought me two cases of lemons from his tree, […]

Weekly Rambling

juice book

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. So, this was a fun surprise in my mailbox this week. I knew a handful of advance copies of my new book were being sent from overseas, but I didn’t know I was going to get one. FishBoy11 read through it in a day. He said […]

Why Do the Brits Have All the Good Detectives?


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 helps support this site. So thanks! Photo Source: PBS As you may know already, I have a thing for British detectives. […]