The Wingfeather Saga: Books You Can’t Put Down!

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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Send-Them-Off to College Gifts

This week 19 years ago, my dad dropped me off at college. I was 18 and ready to take the world by storm. Back then I did my writing on a word processor/typewriter and had never heard the word email. I bought my books at a bookstore (remember those?) and mail order was done with […]

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Homeschool + Organization = Happy Mom

Time to go back, back, back to school again. And, just in time, Mandi at Organizing Your Way has a great series going for homeschoolers – all about organizing your homeschool your way. Today our little school of Fish is featured. Check it out.

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Q&A: Library Day, Boys, and Family Culture

With Amy’s permission, I’m sharing her recent email.Hello Fishmama!I was wondering if you could give me any advice for library day? My 6 year old daughter & I used to go to the library every week. She & I have both always loved books. Last August we adopted our son, M, from Ethiopia. He is […]

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A Review of North! Or Be Eaten

Hilarious. Definitely fun. Kinda feels like it’s real. When a scary part happens, you definitely feel scared. I’m jealous that I didn’t think of those jokes. — FishBoy 8 Funny and exciting. — FishBoy 12 Yes, my boys are boys. Not too wordy when you ask them a direct question. But, between you and me, […]

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Enter the TidyKidz Zone

Tidy and kids in the same sentence? Oh yes! I’m all over that! I just found out about TidyKids and thought I’d share the love. Can’t get over this sweet little video where Bella teaches kids how to make their beds.

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Dog Days of Summer Got You Down?

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Win a Copy of North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

CONGRATS TO KATIE OF KITCHEN STEWARDSHIP! PLEASE SEND ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS ASAP. THANKS! Hilarious. Definitely fun. Kinda feels like it’s real. When a scary part happens, you definitely feel scared. I’m jealous that I didn’t think of those jokes. — FishBoy 8 Funny and exciting. — FishBoy 12 Yes, my boys are boys. Not […]

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