Homeschool Curriculum at the FishHouse

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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Grocery Geek Reports: I Didn’t Take Pictures

If someone had told me a few short years ago that I’d be lamenting the fact that I didn’t take pictures of my groceries this week, I think I would have had them committed. Yeah, it’s a crazy world we live in. I mentioned last week the great deal that Albertsons had. From reader response, […]

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Ingredients for a Fun Friday Night

Chips and Salsa, anyone? It’s one of our very favorite snacks. FishChick calls it, “Spicy.” As in, “I want some spicy, please.” That’s its name. Love that! Need a recipe? Hop over to Good (& Cheap) Eats for a peak at how we make it ’round these here parts. What a fun way to enter […]

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Frugal Friday: Savvy Use of Craigslist

Years ago my kid sister told me about the great deals she had found on Craigslist. And as usual, I was a skeptic. It just didn’t sound right to me. Free listing? Great deals? Sounds too good to be true. And after we made a couple appliance purchases for our rental house that turned out […]

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Stock Up on Study Snacks!

Amazon regularly has some great deals on groceries. Who knew? Right now you can get 40% off a variety of snacks, perfect for packing away for your college student, slipping into your child’s sack lunch, or simply keeping on hand for anytime your family needs some munchies. If the deals are sweet enough, stock your […]

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Cumin-Lime Pork Loin (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Slow Cooking)

Without a doubt the slow cooker can be the busy mom’s best friend in the kitchen. Who else will cook for you while you’re gone all day and have a piping hot meal ready upon your return from soccer practice, a business meeting, or an afternoon matinee? As long as you plan ahead, you can […]

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FishMama Unplugged

Years ago before I started a writing business or a blog, or two, FishPapa and I would occasionally call for a media fast. That meant that we would give up our “computer time” for a few days or even a week. Shocking, isn’t it? We found that taking a break dispelled the “power” that the […]

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Christmas Giveaway Winners

Pop over to my giveaway page to see a list of all the winners of this week’s giveaways. Thanks for playing, everyone!

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