8 Great Ways to Get 8 A Day

Last week I had lunch with Elizabeth Somer, registered dietician and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best . It was great to have a chance to meet her and have many of my food myths dispelled. One of the things we discussed was the importance of […]

Time for MOM: Prioritizing

The continuing saga of learning to be a woman you can count on. My husband and I are having an ongoing conversation about priorities. It’s “ongoing” for a number of reasons, one being that it’s difficult to complete a sentence, let alone a conversation in a busy household where there are diapers to change, fights […]

Life with TWO Babies??

FishBoys, 2002, the youngest two were 19 months apart A reader asked recently, I have a one year old and am expecting #2 in August. They will be 19 months apart. Any advice for juggling 2 babies so close together–and although this might sound crazy to you, I’m intimidated by the thought of going out […]

Managing Motherhood and Pregnancy

It’s hard to believe that exactly a year ago I took this photo of the FishChick. Then, I was in the throes on pregnancy nausea 24/7. Hmmm….good times. I don’t think my house was too clean in those early months. My “life as MOM” was limited to supplying food and clean underwear. Thankfully, those days […]

12 LOVE-ly Things I Thank God For

As busy and as hectic and as whiny my days have become lately, the richness of my life gives me pause to simply thank God for His goodness to me. Here are a few of the blessings I’m counting these days. Just loving it! 1. Free babysitting from my kid brother.2. The new Shark that […]

Time for MOM: A Time to Refresh Alongside the Road

As you read this, FishBaby and I are wrapping up our time at the WholeHearted Mother conference in Irvine. My friend Jessika invited me to come for an extended time to rest and refresh, away from the business of everyday life. This is the first time I’ve ever been away from my husband and kids […]

Time For MOM: What Will Get You Further Down the Road?

On Saturdays this month, I’ve been thinking aloud about the road I’m on. It’s called Motherhood. It’s a long road. And it’s one that takes some planning and forethought. I’ve mentioned determining your destination, or recognizing your mission. For me it’s this: I want to be a joyful mom who is encouraging to my children, […]

Finding a Wardrobe that Works

I have never pretended to be a fashionista. Back in high school, I had many things: good grades, lots of younger siblings, and a clunker of a 1979 Ford Thunderbird to drive. Neither natural fashion sense nor a sense of rhythm were things that I possessed. I am sure that is why I didn’t make […]