Making St Patrick’s Day Meaningful and Fun

Photo source: Family Fun Magazine Many people think of St Patrick’s Day and images of leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows come to mind. And those are certainly fun, don’t get me wrong. But, there’s so much more to the patron saint of Ireland than meets the eye — or has been related through modern […]

What’s Your Single Best Afternoon? (& a Giveaway)

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My best days include these people — and this guy. They are truly what give my life purpose and joy. I am such a blessed woman! Eighteen years ago, shortly after I met “Fish,” we spent Easter Day together. We had known each other just a few months, having met in his hometown/my college town, […]

4 Fun Girlie Birthday Cakes You Can Make

You know me, love a fun birthday cake! After 9 years of slaving over castles, Star Wars, and Bionicle Boy Birthday cakes, God gave me a girl and then another. Oh my! Have we learned a lot about pink in a short amount of time.  I realize that in the girly cake department I’m just […]

TGIF: Sandwich Night

‘Twas a full day of library, lunch date with FishPapa and homeschool park day — with a shoe shopping trip thrown in for the kid who left the house with no shoes and we were too far to go home and get them and still be able to do what was planned. I’m beat. Thankfully, […]

Celebrate St Patrick with An Irish Feast!

Photo source: Tracy Hunter We love food at our house. My kids are all gluttons, I mean, foodies, like myself. One of their favorite hobbies is sampling exotic foods at the grocery store or club market chain. Recently, I was asked to return to the back of the store after our shopping was done so […]

God Bless You!

One afternoon last week we headed toward the beach for a little break from the everyday. Despite the fact that we live within a few miles of shore, we don’t have a “view” nor do we visit the ocean each day. But, we try to work it in at least once a week. We had […]

Enjoying Family Movie Nights

Photo Source: Eye of Einstein One of the things that we love to do as a family is to watch movies. It’s usually a weekly event. It’s rare that we go to the movie theatre, but when we do, it is a fun event. Regularly, we watch movies at home and we have a little […]

How to Make S’mores Indoors

Today was a cool rainy day – a perfect day for something hot and chocolatey. FishChick was sitting at the table at lunch, looking at the box of graham crackers. And through crumbs, mumbled, Look Mama, they make this thing with chocolate and marshmellows. She’s only three and she is still hard to understand sometimes, […]