TGIF: Le Gouter

My sister and her girls are here for the weekend. We just got home from a fun “park day” afternoon with our local homeschool support group. So nice to come home to a cool house. It was 92 degrees here! Now as the boys fire up their video games, Janel and I are enjoying le […]

Poke Ball: A Cake You Could Make

One of the beauties of having SIX KIDS is that birthday celebrations are frequent at our house. And I love a birthday party. Okay, not the kind of “party” that includes masses of sugar-hyped kids running around like monkeys. Thankfully, we don’t know enough people in our new town to have had that kind of […]

TGIF: Park It!

One of the things that we enjoy as a family, that is also a frugal entertainment, is to go to the park. Thankfully, we have one just across the street. With a playground, a sand pit, and a large grassy expanse, it is a great place for the whole family. The littles dig in the […]

TGIF: Dress Up Like a Burrito

What great lengths I will go to in order to get something free! Remember when the kids and I dressed up like cows? Well, Chipotle is offering free burritos tonight to whomever comes in dressed like a burrito (from 6 pm until closing). You know where I’m eating dinner! My mom is coming to town […]

TGIF: Pancake Art

As I mentioned the other day, Pancake Saturday is a family tradition in these here parts. FishPapa instituted it about ten years ago, and every kid (big and small) loves it. Somewhere along the line, “the guys” discovered Nate the Great’s pancake recipe. FishPapa scanned it, slipped it into a page protector, and taped it […]

TGIF: Get Outside!

One of the aspects of my life that the Lord surprised me with over the last few years is the fact that I have four boys! By the time the third arrived, I realized that my house would always be loud, my toilets would always be messy, and wrestling, though begun in fun, would always […]

Guest Post: One Mom’s List of Happy Things

Special thanks to Jennifer for preparing today’s post. I love being a mom. It is something I dreamed of since I was a child myself. I remember trying to figure out how long it would be until I could have kids of my own. Of course, as a girl, I thought I would be right […]

Family Day

Today just happens to be Family Day, don’t ya know? My son saw it advertised on the grocery store ad and inquired what it was. Basically, it’s “a day to eat dinner with your children.” The movement is based on research that suggests that the family who eats together does better in everything else- family […]