Christmas Breakfast, Gourmet Granola and a Giveaway!

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Christmas Breakfast can be a rushed affair or an afterthought or a big elaborate event. When I was a kid, breakfast on Christmas morning consisted of a 2-lb box of See’s candy and the tangerines or oranges from our stockings. Fruit and chocolate? Worked for me. Until I became a mom. Then I realized that […]

Customized Chocolate Bars from Chocomize – A Giveaway!


At our house, Christmas is the time of the year where we do a few extra special things that we might not otherwise do. Let kids stay up late. Eat chocolate for breakfast. Drive aimlessly up and down streets looking for really cool light displays, eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate. Fill stockings with lots […]

Making Christmas Memories to Last a Lifetime

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Christmas was always a fun holiday for me and my siblings when we were growing up. It was one of my mom’s favorite occasions and her enthusiasm was definitely infectious. She made memories for us that have lasted a lifetime. Special Meals Since we lived in Southern California and all the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and […]

Easy Bottle Feeding with Steribottle – A Giveaway!


As Lauren mentioned earlier today, moms with young babies will do well to plan ahead and simplify for the holidays. She mentioned some great ways in which she is going to make this Christmas a little more peaceful and a little easier on Mom. It’s important to keep in mind that some ways that are […]

Budgeting Tools from Dave Ramsey

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Long time readers will know how much respect FishPapa and I have for Dave Ramsey. Following the methods that he lays out in his book, The Total Money Makeover, we paid off $18,000 in consumer debt over the course of 18 months. Reading Dave’s book and listening to the free podcast of The Dave Ramsey […]

Behold the Lamb of God

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Several years ago — when we were in the throes of debt and disappointment — FishPapa and I attended a Christmas concert on Thanksgiving weekend. We didn’t really know what to expect, except that we knew the music being played. We owned the album, Behold the Lamb of God, by Andrew Peterson. The concert itself […]

Easy Collage Craft with Kids


True confessions time. Remember that fancy schedule that I made up with all kinds of outings? Well, it hasn’t really seen the light of day. We’ve been happy to be at home most of our days and have ventured out in the afternoons or weekends with FishPapa. We’ve still done quite a few of the […]

Subway Orchard Chicken Sandwich: A Giveaway

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One of the things that we love to do as a family is to go on picnics. Though we are relatively new to the San Diego area, we’ve already discovered some of our favorite parks. One is called Subway Park. OK, it’s not really called that. In fact, I don’t know what it’s really called. […]