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Frugal Friday: When in Debt, Let Dave Help You

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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Creamy Layers Gelatin (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cool Food)

It’s the dog days of summer. And though we’re already talking about papers, books, and Teacher’s dirty looks, it’s still the good ole summertime. And cool cooking is a welcome relief. I love to have salads and sandwiches for dinner in the warmer months, they are a nice way to avoid heating the kitchen. And […]

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Salsa Verde Beef

Sometimes my experiments in the kitchen go awry. I think up a good idea, but then upon execution, it hops off the track and the train wreck of a meal results in a trip to McDonalds or PB&J all around. Ugh, I say. However, sometimes that doesn’t happen and we’re all so suprised and happy. […]

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

It’s been a long time since I read a book that kept me up late at night reading and that kept me up even later, contemplating the storyline while lying in bed in the dark. Over the last few weeks my boys and I have been reading through the first two books in the Wingfeather […]

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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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