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TGIF: Get on Board!

Checkers on a Checkerboard

Ever since we were dating, FishPapa and I have loved to play cards and board games. Back then, in the early 90s, it was often a duel at Trivial Pursuit. Usually, he had me whooped from his knowledge of history (he is older than me) and sports. Every once in awhile, though, I would have […]

A New Sunday Morning Ritual

Maple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Rolls

It all started when Crystal posted about making cinnamon rolls for the 4th of July. And since my dad had bought me this, I knew I could do it with some degree of success. And now it’s been about four weeks and we are sucked in. Completely. From FishPapa to FishChick. Cinnamon Rolls are right […]

TGIF: The Choosing Game

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FishPapa occasionally reads this blog. I never know when. But, I always get helpful feedback. That’s how he rolls. After reading my Monkey Treats post, he suggested that I tell you about The Game. I always thought it was called, The Choosing Game. But, he claims they’ve always called it the Monkey Treat Game. Since […]

Preschool Play: Monkey Treats

Years ago when the first FishBoy was a toddler, we met Monkey. I think it started on car rides home, trying to keep FishBoy awake until naptime. You know, when you want the kid to have a good, 2-hour nap in his bed and not a 10-minutes’ catnap in the car? You’ll do anything to […]

Surfer Beach Cake

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Some frosting, some candy, and a few toys make for an easy birthday cake that any surfer or beach bum would love. Hosting a Summer-themed birthday party? Want a little beachtime fun? Have I got the cake for you! Last month one of the FishBoys chose “ocean” for his birthday theme. We made an ocean […]

TGIF: Make a Memory

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One of the wonderful things about having kids is all the opportunity for memory-making. In our family these occasions might include, but are not limited to: impromptu (and very silly) songs made by FishPapa. I hope to share some in the near future. spontaneous donut runs to Krispy Kreme watching a movie and eating popcorn […]

TGIF: Happy Fourth of July!

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Thanks to everyone who shared their celebratory plans for Independence Day! You can go here and here for some last minute inspiration. Have a wonderful day today! May the bugs be few, the BBQ tender, and the fireworks exceptional. As you head out for all the fun doings that the Fourth of July holds, don’t […]

Preschool Play: Library Day

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Books are a mom’s best friend. If you can start early to read to your kids, you will open a world of entertaining and educational opportunities. One thing that my little ones and I have always loved is a Regular Library Day. Choose a day and time of the week that works into your family’s […]