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Be Kind

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There are so many opportunities to misunderstand, hurt folks with our words, or overreact.

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What do you do when you’re running on empty?

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It’s normal to feel tired from time to time, but what if you feel like you are running on empty?

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The Weekly Ramble

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Well, this was […]

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DIY Printable Valentines

Printable Valentines

Not into store-bought Valentines? Check out our collection of easy, printable Valentine cards. Next week I’m taking the kids to our homeschool group’s Valentine park day. They get to swap candies and cards with a mess of other kids which makes it a super fun day. Usually we print our own valentines. Mainly because I […]

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10 Great Book Series for Kids

10 great book series for kids

Want to get reading with your kids? Here are ten books series that have been FishFam-tested.  This post was originally posted on January 20, 2013. These books are still my favorites! Since I am a bookworm, it was really important to me that our kids love to read. FishPapa loves to read, so it sounded […]

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8 Non-Food Purchases to Help With Healthy Lunch Habits

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Do you have a hard time getting your child to eat the lunch you’ve packed for school? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great suggestions on items you can purchase to make brown bag lunches more appealing to your kids. Making healthy choices at mealtimes is a goal many of us set for ourselves […]

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50 Books to Enjoy with Kids – FREE Today only

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When I first started homeschooling, I asked my mom, Dr. Veronica Getskow, an early childhood development guru, if there was a book to help me give my kids the same literature-rich experience with hands-on activities that she had given me. It was so much second nature to her, that I think she didn’t realize that […]

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Whole 30 Planning and Preparation

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I’m changing my diet around for a month, hoping to beat some of my sugar cravings. Here’s how I’m planning and preparing for a Whole 30.

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