FishMama’s Summer Plans

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Mama’s Kisses

Here’s FishBoy 5. He is a character. He loves to torment FishChick. Loves to scare her. Make her shriek. But, sometimes they get along. While the others are doing school, they usually play pretty well together. The other day he started fussing and scolding her. The offense? She had kissed him. She’s sweet that way.But […]

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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Welcome to the Jungle!

Welcome to this week’s Camp Wannalaffalotta! If you’re just joining us, you can read more about it here. Basically, since I can’t invite you and your children over to my home for a DIY summer camp, I’m presenting resources for you to do with your kids at your house. I’ve received some fun emails telling […]

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What’s Cooking This Week

Since we’ve been gone all weekend, it will probably take me a week to recover and catch up on my laundry and sleep. Thankfully, I bought ahead in terms of groceries. I am not desperate to do a big grocery trip. Instead, we’ll stock up on milk and produce and enjoy some simple meals this […]

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Time for Mom: Enjoy Your Peeps!

I’m off for a weekend with my family. Being away from home can be a lot of work. I have a lot of the same responsibilities in terms of childcare and family management, but without the comforts of home. But, the other side of the coin is that I have fewer household duties because I’m […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Costco and Then Some

Knowing that we’d be gone all weekend and that I wouldn’t have time for bigtime shopping, I made a trip to Costco to stock up on some basics. Costco has great deals, if you stick to the basics: romaine lettuce $2.79/6 headsorganic spring mix $3.79/large tubbaby carrots $4.49/5#olive oil $18.99/2 large bottlesginormous can of tomato […]

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Frugal Friday: Catch a Flick For Free – Or Close To

I have wonderful memories of the movies. The first in my recollection was going to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to see Star Wars. I was five. And it was a really. big. deal. As a teenager, a night at the movies with my girlfriends was a regular weekend affair, complete with those nuclear cheese nachos, a […]

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Recipe for a Fun Friday Night

Ice Cream Sundaes! (Or Ice Cream Fridays, as the case may be.) Now’s the time for ice cream sales. I’ve purchased it as low as $2 a (almost) half-gallon in recent weeks. Raid the baking cupboard to see what kind of mix-in’s you’ve got available. Children – of all ages – will love piling on […]

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