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Happy Birthday, Big Guy!

Today’s my momiversary. Twelve years ago at 3:33 am, after 24 hours of labor, my first child was born. I was more than a tad shell-shocked that A) It had been so darn painful.B) That he was a boy, not a girl.C) That I had no clue what I was doing, despite all the books […]

Happy Birthday, My Little Marine Biologist

So remember that first ocean-themed Camp Wannalaffalotta? Well, for my research I checked out a boatload of books from the library. FishBoy6 has devoured these books since then, particularly this one which we didn’t get until after the post went up. He’s read and drawn and drawn and read and colored and read some more. […]

Sugar and Spice

For my first 10 years of parenting, blue was the primary color in these here parts. With four boys in 7 years, I never thought that I would ever see pink or ribbons or Mary Janes. God, of course, had other plans. And while it’s taken some adjusting, we all – even FishBoy5 – appreciate […]

Grocery Geek Presents: I Can’t Eat Bread and Neither Can He

‘Member last week when I said I’d been going overboard? Well, I decided that “enough was as good as a feast” and I didn’t need to do any more grocery shopping until the next birthdays rolled around during the second week of June. It helped that the sales were zippo, so I didn’t feel like […]

What’s Cookin’ This Week

This month has been all about teeth. So far we’ve had 9 dental appointments and another 6 this week! Oh my stars! I am thankful for great insurance. I had the worst report – four cavities. I just about died. I only have four fillings at the moment, so I’ve just doubled the amount of […]

Happy Birthday, My Little Man

My baby boy turns five today. Oh my! Even though he’s the fourth out of six children, he’s my last boy. So, in some ways that makes him my baby. (Shh! Don’t tell him I said that.) But, he is. He’s my baby, well, at least my baby boy. It’s amazing to see how much […]

Our Anniversary Dinner & a Potato Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: A Romantic Meal)

Today FishPapa and I are celebrating our fifteenth wedding anniversary. It’s cliche, but true – the time has just flown by! We met when I was a sophomore in college. I was preparing for a year abroad and then I met the guy of my dreams. As the Lord would have it, we not only […]

Life as MOM: One Year Later

About a year ago this blog was born. At the time I didn’t really have a clear idea of where it would go or exactly what I wanted to come from it. I was pregnant with my sixth child, busy with the care and education of five children, overwhelmed with debts, and wondering if a […]