Counting My Blessings


I seem to have been in a funk lately. A little hormonal. A little out of sorts. Last night I was wracking my brain trying to figure a way out. The thought came to me to write out a list of I’m thankful for’s. While this doesn’t necessary solve every ill in the world, it […]

Hey Dodger Fans!

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In honor of Major League Baseball’s opening day, I thought I would share my little part of MLB history. See that little girl nervously picking her nails? That’s me! Back in 1978 my dad organized a fundraiser between our community and the LA Dodgers when I was in kindergarten. This is a promo photo of […]

No Shirt, No Shoes


See this kid. He’s one of the most hot blooded kids I know. He’s constantly walking around without a shirt, no matter the weather. Last week we headed down to the harbor to try some local fish and chips. It was sunny and 64 degrees along the coast. Nice, but not bake-in-the-sun weather. At least […]

Did Someone Say Party?


I’ve always been one who loved parties. Any cause for celebration and I’m there. If I could afford to be Martha, we’d have some big shindig every week, complete with engraved somethingorothers and matching whatchamacallits. My husband, on the other hand, prefers things a little more low key. (Lucky for him that we’re not rich, […]

On the Bright Side

Mother Taking Care of Sick Daughter --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

We spent the last week or so fighting a nasty stomach virus. FishPapa and FishBoy8 got hit first and for several days we wondered if it was going to be just them. Then FishChick went down on Thursday. Friday three more children spent their waking moments either vomiting or lying on the couches moaning. It […]

FishMama Q & A


I got a good chuckle over some of the questions you all posed in my “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about FishMama” sweepstakes. There were lots of questions about homeschooling, so as soon as I figure out how to organize those questions, I’ll be tackling those. This week, though, I thought I would answer […]

Food Network and Me


Me and my sisters, 1979 I confess. I am a Food Network geek. To be honest, I was rather displeased when we first got Direct TV. I did not see the expense one that I wanted to pay every month. But, I knew that FishPapa and the boys love to watch football together and I […]

My Husband – He’s Mighty Fine


Me and FishPapa and the girls, December 2009 Last Thursday marked fifteen years since the day my husband proposed to me. It’s amazing that so much time has gone by. We’ve been through many ups and downs in the past 1 1/2 decades. But, I am so thankful and pleased to say that I love […]