Time for MOM: A Time to Refresh Alongside the Road

As you read this, FishBaby and I are wrapping up our time at the WholeHearted Mother conference in Irvine. My friend Jessika invited me to come for an extended time to rest and refresh, away from the business of everyday life. This is the first time I’ve ever been away from my husband and kids […]

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 […]

Have a Cup – It’s On Me

The excitement just never ends — there are all sorts of fun and prizes around here. And more coming up. In recent weeks I’ve given up the bingo cage and drawing names out of a hat. Instead, winners have been chosen randomly by Random.Org. If you see your name as a winner, please contact me […]

Reclaim the Romance! The (At-Home) Date Night

Date Night. Those words have quite a ring to them. But, for parents, sometimes a romantic evening out can seem more like a distant fairy tale. Maybe the budget doesn’t really allow room for a carriage ride and an elegant dinner out. Perhaps fairy godmothers, I mean, babysitters are hard to come by or too […]

YOU are the Queen of Your Castle

Updated: This contest is now closed. 2/11/09 No matter where you spend your days, you are the queen of your castle. And as such, it behooves you to know what you can do to make your home a happy, healthy, welcoming place to be. One way is to have a good attitude. And this book, […]

Time Saving Tip: Make Lunch the Night Before

I’m guessing that for most families whose kids attend traditional schools making lunch the night before is a pretty common practice. Since my children “do school” at home, it might not seem all that necessary. We’re home most of the day, so why do we need to do that? But, oh what a help it […]

Challenges, Challenges

There are quite a few blogs out there hosting challenges of some sort. Many are to encourage you to develop good, new habits. Others are to encourage you to encourage others. Either way, sounds like a good plan to me. Here are a few I’ve seen: No Spend Month from Mom Advice Earn a Vacation […]

Time For MOM: What Will Get You Further Down the Road?

On Saturdays this month, I’ve been thinking aloud about the road I’m on. It’s called Motherhood. It’s a long road. And it’s one that takes some planning and forethought. I’ve mentioned determining your destination, or recognizing your mission. For me it’s this: I want to be a joyful mom who is encouraging to my children, […]