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Things I’ve Learned This Week

Hospital food is not as good as I remember it. Chocolate pudding can be eaten with a fork, when necessary. Husbands don’t like to dine in the same room where you just gave birth. Even though you think your tummy is full at 6 pm, if you are 2 days postpartum and nursing, you will […]

Time for Mom: An Estro-fest and Chick Food

So, I mentioned the other day about an estro-fest. Basically, it’s my youngest sister‘s in-law’s name for a girl get-together. Must include lots of laughs, good food, and some sweets. As you may know, the FishFam currently lives about 1800 miles away from the grandparents, aunties, and uncles. And since we’re getting out of debt, […]

How Do You Do It? What Helps Your Body Get Through the Day?

One of the things that helps me get through the day are little energy boosters. Productivity enhancers, if you will. A series of good nights of sleep is a great start. When I have no dietary or budgetary restrictions, I might take advantage of a Vanilla Coke, over crushed ice with a straw; a good […]

Time for Mom: Relax!

One of my doctor’s orders this week was to relax. Easier said than done. For me it was good practice for the “real thing” to come in a few weeks. But whether we’re tackling childbirth or just a stressful week at home, relaxation is a good thing. We can carry tension around in our neck, […]

Time for Mom: Stop and Smell the Roses

They say that it’s important to stop and smell the roses. You know, pause and enjoy the beauty around you. So often, when life gets “harry” for us MOMS, we want to escape, run, find a distraction, “just get a break.” And I think there is a time and a place for that kind of […]

The Road Ahead

Life is full of surprises, isn’t it? You never know what twists and turns will appear in the road ahead of you. No children, many children. There was a time when we didn’t know we could have a second child, let alone six! Wow! God has been so very good to us. West Coast, Midwest. […]

Christmas: What, Why, and How?

Christmas is the celebration of God becoming man. You know, Jesus? God the Son, came to be with his people in a new way, in the flesh, in order to reconcile them to Himself. Despite whatever revisionist history you’ve been subjected to in the past, whatever warm fuzzies you’ve heard about faith, hope, and love, […]

Time for Mom: A Night Out With the Girls

There’s just something about “chick things” that guys and children can’t always comprehend. Take, for instance, the 6-hr A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. This past winter, as if 24-7 morning sickness wasn’t enough, I got the wicked, nasty flu twice. It was terrible. At one point I thought I would die — and I […]