Magic Monkey Bananas: Evidence That I Can Be a Yes-Mom

Even though I try to plan all sorts of fun family activities, the truth is that I often tell my kids, “No.” There are only so many hours in my day. And, truth be told, dishes and laundry often pre-empt the fun stuff. I’m trying to grow in this area and redeem the days. These days of little ones will be gone before I know it, and I’m so often distracted by the busy-ness of life. So, I’m so excited to share this story with you.

Tim Hawkins – Weird Al for Our Generation

Tim Hawkins is a clever comedian who takes well-known tunes and makes them “relevant for today.” Love this one! And, yes, I think I would agree regardless of who had won the last election. The more I study the American Revolution with the kids, the more I realize the preciousness of our freedoms. Hope you […]

Mornin’, Monday!

It’s Monday morning and the last thing you probably want to hear is me talking about Back to School and all that. Yeah, my kids feel the same way. So while we’re slaving away at Spelling this morning, I thought I’d let you do the talking — to me. I’m curious what my readers like […]

Can I Just Tell You….

that if you make this fondue and there’s any leftover. (There might not be.) But, if there is, it is really good cold the next day, eaten with a spoon. Oh yeah. Makes me want to do a happy dance. Just go hide in the pantry so you don’t have to share it. {Wink.}

What’s Your 6th Picture?

Shona Christine tagged me for the 6th Picture Game. Since my 6th picture brought back a flood of memories, I thought I’d share it. This is FishPapa and FishBoy8 (though he was only 2 in the shot) back at our house in Paso Robles. We practically rebuilt that house in the five years we lived […]

Just for Fun: A Poll

As emails from my giveaway winners start rolling in, I’m amazed at how many people have never won a blog giveaway. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that I get to award them something cool. I, personally, have won two that I can remember – one from I’m an Organizing Junkie and one from […]

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 […]

If You Give a Mom a Good Deal

If you give a mom a good deal on avocados,it will make her think of guacamole.And if she thinks of guacamole, she’s going to want to make some.Wanting to make some will remind her that she’s out of chips.The best place to buy chips is the store down the road.So she will load up all […]