Making Christmas Memories to Last a Lifetime

Apple Pie

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

Dave Ramsey

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. […]

Chiquita Bites: A Giveaway

Chiquita Swag Bags

As the school year ends, families are heading out on vacations and day outings. More and more, we’re going to want to grab a quick bite and not worry about cooking. However, one can only eat so many hamburgers and fries. I know from past road trips when we drove for days, that sometimes I’d […]

Libre Tea Travel Glass: A Giveaway

libre tea

Tea is one of those elegant beverages, don’t you think? And this is coming from a diehard coffee lover. I love coffee, I do, where the flavors are bold and rugged and the mugs are, well, sturdy. Tea is so, so different. Its flavors are more subtle. And the cups that you use for tea […]