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School Daze: FishMama Style

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Years ago, about twelve to be exact, my husband and I entered uncharted territory: we decided to teach our children at home. While both of us had attended public schools and three of four grandparents were teachers, we decided that we wanted to do this very much “outside the box” kind of thing. We realize […]

Homeschooling? Are You Kidding Me?

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This year marks 19 years since I graduated from high school. If you had told me then that I would have six children and be homeschooling them, I would have laughed and told you, “No. I’m going to be a lawyer (or something equally prestigious) and never get married and dress in skirts and high […]

A Pot O’ Gold: Big Sale from Money Saving MOM and Living On a Dime

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One of the fun traditions surrounding St. Patrick’s Day is the idea of finding a leprechaun and his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. While the reality of such a treasure finds itself only in myth and legend, today you do have a special money saving opportunity that could be worth a […]

Wanna Make a Pretty Cool Cake? Buy the Ebook

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I’m no expert, believe me. I’m just a mom who likes to make cool cakes for her kids. When they told me that I couldn’t make them pie for their birthdays, I had to get creative. My basic formula is to take what interests my kids, find toys and candy to go with the theme […]

TGIF: Pattern Blocks

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A few months back Gramma Ruthie gave us a big box of wooden pattern blocks. We were familiar with them as we have a small, plastic set for our school. I put them aside, not sure if we would need them. However, upon move in, the kids flocked to this box and immediately started playing. […]

Toddlers and Trouble

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Isn’t she cute?! That’s my FishChickie. She’ll be two next month. She is just adorable with her angel halo hair and big brown eyes. She loves to cuddle with me and play with my hair. It’s her little comfort mechanism and instantly puts her to sleep. She’s my girl, and I love her fiercely. But, […]

Tandoori Chicken

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Photo Source: prakhar As part of our homeschooling curriculum, we regularly study foreign countries. When I can I try to make dinnertime match the theme to help reinforce some of the things that our kids are learning. Last year we studied India and so I searched for an easy recipe that wasn’t too out of […]

Links of Love: Gotta Get Back, Back, Back to School Again

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Well, are you ready? Whoa! Whoa! I gotta go….back to school again. I grew up in (what was then) a small Southern California town that offered “year-round” school before its time. Heading back to school at the end of July was the norm for me. It wasn’t until junior high that I experienced the bliss […]