Organize Your Life as MOM! New Year’s Sale

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Hey folks! It’s organizing time. Out with the old, in with the new, and all that jazz. I love this time of year! It’s like a big beautiful Do Over! Over the next week we’re going to be talking about big dreams and plans as well as how to organize a little better in the […]

Cooking Up Some Good Cheap Eats

Operation Pomegranate Jelly

We’ve had some delicious times over at Good Cheap Eats over the last few weeks. Here’s the round-up. So, in addition to Life as MOM. I also have a food site, called Good Cheap Eats. I started it almost three years ago when I found that I wanted to dish more about food — without […]

2011 in Review – Life as MOM


The Life as MOM community has been such a blessing to me, and hopefully, to you as well. Let’s review the past year. Thank you so much for reading along with me this year! It’s been one of adventure, including homeschooling six kids, making ends meet in southern California, writing a cookbook (due out in […]

Survive December Dinnertimes

Wondering how to survive dinnertimes this month? December. Dinnertime. Disaster or Deliciousness? The month can be full of busy-ness. But, dinnertime doesn’t need to suffer. With a few tricks and some simplified thinking, your family’s evenings can be delicious and delightful. Check out my guest post over at Simple Mom where I share a December […]

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 […]