Vote for the FishFam!

How many cows does it take to stage a photo shoot? Yes, me and my herd headed to the beach on Friday to capture our cowstumes on film. It was comical. Me, six children, and a camera on a tri-pod. And no one but the baby cried, I promise. We’re currently fourth in Chick-Fil-A’s cowstume […]

What’s Your Plan?

Home management success often depends on having a plan. The bed doesn’t make itself in the morning. And last time I checked, they don’t make self-cleaning windows. You have to do the work. But, Motivated Moms has made it easier by creating a planner that has chores assigned to every day of the year. Regularly, […]

Great Price on The Old Schoolhouse Magazine – Special Today

After 8 years of formal homeschooling, it’s now a way of life for our family. We’re always learning something new, though. And a great way to learn about homeschooling is from others who’ve gone before you. I love talking with other moms and find out what works for them. No use reinventing the wheel! The […]

Summer Giveaways – Winners

Thanks for playing in last week’s summer giveaways! If you see your name below, hopefully you’ve also received an email from me. Please respond to the email by Friday noon PST so that I can get your prize to you. If I don’t hear from you by then, I will choose another winner. Special thanks […]

Last Week’s Giveaway Winners

I didn’t realize how jam-packed with giveaways June was. Wowza! Thanks to everyone for playing. I learned so much about your laundry habits, your parenting inspiration, and what kind of cakes you like to bake. So fun! Congrats to the following winners who were chosen  randomly. Steady Days: LauraMHunter@, terraljones@, momlivinghealthy@ Seventh Generation Project Laundry […]

Happy Summer! Get Ready for Giveaways!

Today is the Official First Day of Summer. You know, it is the longest day of the year. And in order to celebrate I’ve got great giveaways all day long! Check back every few hours and see what fun you can win: Organicville Dressings and Condiments Colgate Kids Costco Sunny Day Snacks Kungaloosh Tea Libre […]

Birthday Cake Roundup Next Week!

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For the past few years, I’ve hosted a very fun event called The Birthday Cake Round-Up. Twice a year readers get a chance to show off the creative birthday cakes they’ve made for their children. And I’ve made some pretty fun ones, too, sometimes just for this occasion. For the curious, check out past round-ups: […]

Save Your Stories for Your Kids

Adventure Mom Janna has come up with a brilliant project to help you record your stories for your children. Check out Mommy’s Piggy Tales to see how you can write your life’s story in 15 posts or less. What a great way to pass on your history to your kids! Janna’s got a timeline as […]