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How to Make a Deluxe Baby Gate

Baby gates have been an integral part of everyday life in FishHouse for quite some time. To keep our littlest one corralled and out of trouble, we have them at the head and foot of our stairwell as well as one on the way into the kitchen. There’s only so much help unloading the dishwasher […]

A Travel Toilet Seat – Don’t Leave Home Without It!

My first child was a boy. And then I had another boy. And another. And another. Four boys in seven years provided lots of excitement in my early years of parenting. Especially during potty training. Actually, I didn’t mind the potty training so much. In many respects, I looked at it as my husband’s responsibility. […]

How to Survive a Shopping Trip with Children in Tow

Last week I decided that we needed to get out of the house — all of us. Normally I go shopping by myself. But, it had been off and on raining, and I, personally, was suffering from cabin fever. Plus, I had quizzed everyone on the way to church one Sunday about all the clothes […]

Got a Picky Eater?

The doctor said to feed the baby salsa. My eyes popped out, and my husband’s ears perked up. What?! Her reasoning was that babies adopt the tastes of their families. Since their tastes develop most in the first 18 months of life, she continued, that was the time to expose them to as many tastes […]

God Bless You!

One afternoon last week we headed toward the beach for a little break from the everyday. Despite the fact that we live within a few miles of shore, we don’t have a “view” nor do we visit the ocean each day. But, we try to work it in at least once a week. We had […]

7 Ways to Encourage Your Children to Read

This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Photo Source: Cristina Thornburg FishPapa and I are major bookworms. For years we lived without TV or VCR because we so […]

Looking for Ways to Veg Out?

If you’ve read anything health-related in the past 10 years, you know there have been all sorts of trends when it comes to acceptable eating. Dairy, soy, eggs and bacon — all have seen their time to shine — until a new study or super food hits the scene. But some things never change. Your […]

So Thankful for My Family Man

As you know, last week I went out of town for four days. It was the longest time that I had been away from my husband and children. And truth be told, despite my fancy info sheet, I didn’t do the best job at setting my family up for success. Meals were not easy to put together, […]