Enjoying the Ages and Stages

Enjoying the Ages and Stages - We moms get the privilege of growing alongside our children. You cannot become stagnant.

These are my “littles”. As you may know, I have six children. Currently, they are divided into “the big boys” and “the littles”. Of course there are other ways to group them: the boys and the girls or the big boys, the middles, and the girls. But, these days for most experiences, their interests seem […]

He’s in the “What If”

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Late Friday I found myself in the car, running errands about town in the rain. We’ve had heavy rain for two days now which is a total blessing, especially in light of the drought we have going here. I hate to say it, but Californians drive like idiots in the rain. I was born and […]

February Booking It: Gift from the Sea, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, and Salt, Sugar, Fat

February Booking It: Gift from the Sea, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, and Salt, Sugar, Fat

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate […]

9 Things You Can Do Tonight to Make Tomorrow Easier

9 Things You Can Do Tonight to Make Tomorrow Easier

You know this is one of the truths of adulthood: if you do things the night before, tomorrow will be easier. Somehow we forget. There’s a show to watch, a book to read, or some facebook stream to catch up on. We let little distractions get in the way of making tomorrow successful. But, a […]

The Importance of Face Time

The Importance of Face Time - "the real life, spending time with your child doing something for fun" kind of Face Time.

Last week’s highlight for FishChick5 was when FishPapa took both girls on a Daddy-Daughter Date at Chick-Fil-A. Their evening included table service, flowers, live music, the gift of a silver bracelet, and a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. It made quite the impression on FishChick5. She talked about it all the following day, all the […]

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas - ideas for spending time with your spouse without spending a lot of money.

FishPapa and I are approaching our 20th wedding anniversary. We met 22 years ago. Needless to say, we’ve been through richer and poorer, sickness and health. We’ve also had many years of living on the cheap. Some of that was because there was no other choice. The rest of it has been that we know […]

How to Show a Blogger You Love, Care for and Respect Them

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This month, show your favorite bloggers how much you appreciate what they share day in and day out. Life as MOM contributor Prerna has some ideas on how to do just that. Valentine’s Day is in the air and whether or not you celebrate it, February is a great month to renew our love for […]

You’re Defined by Your Love

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There are all kinds of pressures and challenges in this life. If you spend your days in the workplace, you might know the struggle of balancing work and home responsibilities. If you’re in the church, you might struggle with the spoken (and unspoken) expectations folks have of what a wife and mom should be. If […]