Benefit Sale Reminder

Tomorrow is what is traditionally known as Cyber Monday. As Friday was the mad dash for deals and steals in physical stores, Monday is the day to shop in your jammies. And as you know, shopping in my jammies is one of my favorite pastimes. Just a quick reminder that the sale in the FishMama […]

Weekend (Benefit) Sale in the FishMama Shop (SALE over)

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The dad in this picture is Andy Ribbens. We had the privilege of living with Andy and his parents and younger brother when he was a teenager. FishPapa rented their pool house/studio apartment the year before we got married, then I moved in as a new bride, and later we had our first baby while […]

Happy Thanksgiving!


photo source You know what I’m doing today! My parents are sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with us. And if not for the red hair, this could be me and FishChick5 in the kitchen. We’ll be cooking up a storm. I just wanted to tell YOU how thankful I am for you, Dear Reader. Little did I […]

Get Your Act Together!

In celebration of the Mom’s New Year (aka Back to School) I’m offering up a coupon this weekend. Get $3 off every purchase of $8 or more when you use the code MOMROCKS in the LifeasMOM estore. The coupon is now expired, but there’s still all kinds of good stuff in the estore. Cooking with […]

Chatting on the Simple Mom Podcast


Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Tsh from Simple Mom on her weekly podcast. We had a great time talking about all kinds of things regarding “life as mom”: potty training, girly toys, freezer cooking, and homeschooling. I had so much fun, I sometimes forgot we were being recorded. That’s why I sound […]

Coming Up in August on LifeasMOM

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Is it really August already? Slow down the clock, please. Just a quick note with LifeasMOM news: This weekend we’ll be talking Freezer Cooking and I’ll be sharing how I am combining Freezer Cooking with a Pantry Challenge. Come on Friday prepared to share your cooking plan. Also in the line-up: a freezer cooking question […]

NEW Organizing Life as MOM – with Blogger & Homeschooling Add-ons

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It’s bigger! It’s badder! It’s too much fun! This past week I’ve been working on lots of new stuff to help me (and you) get it together and organize “life as MOM”. The result? The revised and updated version of “Organizing Life as MOM.” The updated 173-page book is filled with ideas and worksheets to […]

Plan + Ideas = 1 Fun Mom

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My friend JessieLeigh has been a joy to watch this summer. She has been using the Summer Survival Guide to teach her kids about a wealth of topics and to have fun with them during their break from school. In her recent post, Setting Up Camp, JessieLeigh reveals what her process was for setting up […]