Time for Mom: An Estro-fest and Chick Food

Chocolate Cake Slice with Raspberries --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

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, […]

Time for Mom: Relax!

Couch by Window ca. 2000

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

Girl Giving Her Mother Bouquet of Roses --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

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 […]

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 […]

Time for Mom: Don’t Worry

Worry is like a rocking chair:It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. — Erma Bombeck Last night was a rough one. Lots of hard and persistent contractions that caused me a fair degree of alarm. I have a history of precipitous births, which means that labor can progress a little […]

Time for Mom: Primp!

Woman Putting on Makeup in Mirror

It’s no cliche. Somedays, it’s all I can do to get a shower and throw clean clothes on. Often, I have to hit the ground running and there isn’t a whole lot of time for, whatdotheycallit? Self-care? Make-up? Stylish clothes? Some seasons it happens. Sometimes it don’t. Are you in the same boat? I’m not […]

Time for Mom: A Morning Off


My husband is a brave man. Not only does he put up with all my whims and whimpers, but he also makes Mom’s Saturday Off a priority. A few years ago he realized that I might benefit from an end o’ the week break. So, he purposed to block out every Saturday morning as his […]

Time For Mom: Mom Food

saladbration time

Every job needs its perks. For some it may be free tickets to a baseball game, for others it may be great healthcare insurance. For Moms? Well, there are lots of perks – namely our children, and the privilege of escorting them from infancy to adulthood. To watch them grow and change and learn is […]