When Life Hands You Sick Kids…

My family is down for the count. Last Friday FishChick3 was throwing up and feverish. The fever continued through the weekend and has now left us with a snotty-nosed, short-fused little one. Slowly, the rest of the kids AND FishPapa have succombed to the virus. I’m the only one still standing. And yes, I’m downing […]

Use Pinterest to Find a New ‘Do

Over the years I’ve used a number of bookmarking methods. Saving the url in my browser, stumbling it, and other such means worked, but sometimes I would forget where I bookmarked it. Pinterest is different. Since it’s visually driven, I tend to remember the photo associated with the post or webpage and I am better […]

Planning for Homeschool Success

I’m over at Simple Homeschool today sharing some of my strategies for homeschool success. From the post, I’ve been “going back to school” for almost 35 years now. That’s crazy! And while I’m no longer a registered student anywhere, I continue to learn. Thank the Lord. As a mom teaching her kids at home, one […]

Do You Make a Pretty Plate?

My husband jokes with me about what have come to be known as “beige” meals. You know the ones: grilled chicken, brown rice, and steamed cauliflower. While it’s a balanced meal, all things considered, it also lacks color. And for some reason, that makes a difference. On the other end, we laugh about the gratuitous […]

Bless that New Mom

Fifteen years ago I was a young wife dreaming of the day we would turn two into three. Even though I had helped my mom with my four younger siblings, I had no clue what motherhoodreally entailed. I know that – now. What a surprise I was in for! Six children later I have a […]

Coming to BlogHer? See the Sights of San Diego

La Jolla Tidepools The blogosphere is converging in my neck of the woods later this week at the 2011 BlogHer Conference. I’ve never been before, but I’ll be attending on behalf of Mott’s. It will be a whirlwind of a weekend with my mom coming down to ride herd on the kids while I head […]

Super Duper Weekend Reading

See that boy? He has been a bookworm from day one. He practically taught himself to read. At 9 he can whip through multiple chapter books in a day. The problem? We run out of good reading. He checked out a dozen books from the library on Monday and told me on Thursday that he had […]

Plan + Ideas = 1 Fun Mom

My friend JessieLeigh has been a joy to watch this summer. She has been using the Summer Survival Guide to teach her kids about a wealth of topics and to have fun with them during their break from school. In her recent post, Setting Up Camp, JessieLeigh reveals what her process was for setting up […]