No Shirt, No Shoes

See this kid. He’s one of the most hot blooded kids I know. He’s constantly walking around without a shirt, no matter the weather. Last week we headed down to the harbor to try some local fish and chips. It was sunny and 64 degrees along the coast. Nice, but not bake-in-the-sun weather. At least […]

Frugal Friday: Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford

Some of the best, the simplest money saving advice is, well, simple. Sometimes, it’s so simple, it may be hard for some to believe. You’ve probably already seen this. But, it’s priceless – in more ways than one. And it’s sure to make you laugh. Enjoy! (Thanks, Lissa, for passing it on to me!) Got […]

How I Lost 20 Pounds in 2 Minutes

I knew I had put on a few pounds over the last few months. My clothes haven’t been fitting as well as they were when we first moved here. I call it, “lactation weight.” You know, the Big Mac you eat because, after all, “you are eating for two.” Or the extra helping of pie […]

Attention Men: Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife

Thanks, Julie!

FishPapa or Mario?

The other day FishBoy4 was helping his papa clean out the garage. They came across a photo taken in the same era as this one. FishBoy came running into the house where the rest of us were cleaning the playroom. He was so excited, “Look! Look! It’s a picture of Papa, but he looks like […]

FishChick: True to Her Name

I don’t know what she was thinking when she grabbed my rubber gloves off the kitchen counter. But, I thought this was pretty ingenius. Doesn’t she look like a sweet little chick?

Boys Will Be Boys

Over the years as God kept adding boy after boy after boy after boy to my brood, I came to identify with the rough and tumble nature of our home. I was a prissy girl, so I had a lot to learn. But, I found that God early on blessed me with an appreciation for […]

Jaws of Life Rescue Pregnant Mother of Five

Thankfully, that is the headline that wasn’t. Last weekend our family headed to a local petting zoo with my dad, Grampa Jack. The park is a living history center depicting pioneer life in Kansas. It’s a very cute locale with reproduction buildings and lots of playthings for the kids, like these tractor bikes. There are […]