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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 […]

Two Left Feet

A small price to pay in exchange for help getting out the door on time.

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 […]

Remember Date Night?

What’s date night, you say? It’s when you and hubs go and spend time alone. Without kids. And you don’t have to chop anyone’s food into little bits. But, if the budget’s tight, maybe date night has fallen by the wayside. Read my tips for a cheap date over at Freebies4Mom today.

Interesting Weird Facts About Me

1. I am the oldest of five children, and our names all start with the letter J. Jessica, Jamie, Janel, John, and Jace. My dad is Jack. (My mom is Veronica.) 2. I love to eat dinner leftovers for breakfast. 3. I was a finalist in the LA County Miss T.E.E.N. pageant in 1988. Unlike […]

Counting the Days

Every day is a bank accountAnd time is our currencySo nobody’s rich, nobody’s poorWe get 24 hours eachSo how are you gonna spendWill you invest, or squanderTry to get aheadOr help someone who’s under Teach us to count the daysTeach us to make the days countLead us in better waysThat somehow our souls forgotLife means […]

Time for MOM: Spend Time with a Friend

My friend Jessika and I have known each other for about 15 years! It’s so fun to walk through motherhood together. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C. S. Lewis It’s good for mom to get out. […]

Need a Last-Minute Gift for Dad?

The pressure can be something fierce when Father’s Day roll around. The purpose is to honor the dads in your life, but it can become this, “Oh-my-I-better-get-him-something-good” frenzy. And “something good” can often be translated into “something expensive.” But it doesn’t have to be that way; you can honor Dad and still respect the wallet. […]