Round up: Fourth of July Fun

Got some great ideas planned for the Fourth of July? Please share them with us! Post them on your blog and then come back here and share the link. As for the FishFam, we’re going to read The Fourth of July Story and watch Johnny Tremain. Then we’ll enjoy our company and some burgers and […]

Celebrating the Fourth of July

I have wonderful memories of the Fourth of July growing up. Sure, there were plenty of dud years; like the firecracker that fizzles without a bang, there were times when our family didn’t really do much. But, the years that were exciting live in my memory. Some Fourths were spent in Minnesota with the cousins […]

Camping Out Tonight?

Don’t forget! Tonight is The Great American Backyard Campout. Pitch a tent out your back door and sleep under the stars with your kiddos tonight.

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 […]

Summertime Memories

When I was a young girl growing up in Southern California, we rarely spent the summer at home. Since my dad was a schoolteacher, he had all summer off. So, he and Mom loaded up our VW Bus (remember those?) with five kids and the makings of many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and headed […]

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, […]

Cake-ish Things

First off, a special thanks to Mary for inspiring this Birthday Cake Round-up. She sent me a photo last week which spawned the idea of opening it up for more creative cake ideas from you all. Second, thanks to all you cake bakers out there for sending in your photos. Your patience and perseverance with […]

Summertime on a Dime

summer enrichment

The weather’s heating up; school’s out; the season just invites you to be out having fun in the sun. As appealing as amusement parks, resort vacations, and dinner out every night may sound, it just doesn’t fit the average household’s budget. How can you make summer memories without breaking the bank? Here are just some […]