Yoga Chips – A Review and Giveaway

YogaChips by YogaVive are 100% natural, organic, dried apple chips available in Original, Cinnamon, Caramel, Strawberry, and Peach flavors. Our family recently had the opportunity to taste all five flavors and did they disappear in a heartbeat! In the midst of packing and moving, we had a little tasting party. It revealed what total gluttons […]

Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s – A Review and Giveaway

When we lived in Kansas City, one of the places that FishPapa and I missed most, believe it or not, was a little specialty grocery store called Trader Joe’s. They are ubiquitous throughout Southern California and in a number of states, but alas there was not a single location in the great state of Kansas. […]

Kaboom, OxiClean, and Baby Stains

Recently Kaboom and OxiClean contacted me and asked if the FishFam would like to try out some of their products. With six kids, a crawling baby, and lots of dirt, you know I said, “Absolutely!” I received the following products to sample: Kaboom Foam-tastic, a Kaboom Scrub Free! Toilet System, OxiClean Baby Stain Remover and […]

Sara Lee Does More Than Just Bake! (A Review Plus A Giveaway)

As you may remember, Sara Lee and I go way back. She baked many a childhood dessert for me and my siblings. Cherry cheesecake, pound cake, you know the drill. Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee. But, did you know that Sara Lee does more than make desserts. She’s become a well-rounded woman, producing breads as […]

Fight Ants and Other Critters with EcoSmart

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise. — Proverbs 6:6 I’ve had lots of opportunity to meditate on that Scripture over the last month. With the dry weather we had in late August and early September, our home was virtually overrun by ants. I’m not talking a trail or two. […]

Review of Dove Body Washes with Nutrium Moisture

Since my family has sensitive skin, I have to be selective in my choice of soaps and lotions. FishBaby can only use Dove, per doctor recommendations. Her skin can flare so easily, it’s not worth the risk to try something else. So, I try to stock up on it when I can. While I am […]

Win a Copy of North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

CONGRATS TO KATIE OF KITCHEN STEWARDSHIP! PLEASE SEND ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS ASAP. THANKS! Hilarious. Definitely fun. Kinda feels like it’s real. When a scary part happens, you definitely feel scared. I’m jealous that I didn’t think of those jokes. — FishBoy 8 Funny and exciting. — FishBoy 12 Yes, my boys are boys. Not […]

SeaLife Aquarium at Legoland Carlsbad

Mothers of sons from sea to shining sea know the pain caused by a small, plastic brick when stepped on in the middle of the night. They know that tell-tale crashing sound that emanates from the playroom when a box of said bricks is dumped onto the floor. In their minds eye, they can picture […]