TGIF: The Choosing Game


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


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!


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

Pile of Books

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 […]

TGIF: Read!


My husband and I are both voracious readers. He prefers nonfiction, while I’ll take a good novel anyday. Sometimes, our interests overlap which is fun for discussion. And sometimes one of us will give the other’s favorite a go. Like when he started to read Pride and Prejudice this past winter. He didn’t get very […]

TGIF: Hanging Out with Friends


Tonight we’re going to have friends over which is always a great way for us to unwind and start the weekend. We are blessed to count MoneySavingMom and MoneySavingMister as our pals. So they are going to head over in a few hours with their kiddos. FishPapa and I are pretty social birds; talk, talk, […]