Toolin’ Up Tuesday: What Helps You Relax?

Over the last few weeks as I’ve faced wild nights of contractions, I’ve had plenty of practice putting relaxation techniques into action. Yesterday was no different as I attempted to “just let my uterus go” with each contraction. Relaxation is key to helping hard working muscles. It’s also helpful when nursing and, well, basically, every […]

How Do You Do It? What Do You Let Slide?

It can be so tempting after we read a blog or magazine article or talk to an aquaintance to compare ourselves and think that somehow we are lacking. Some other mom has a cleaner house, a bigger budget, is a better cook, or seemingly “has it all together.” This just isn’t true! Every mom has […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Baby Edition

Well, the jury’s still out on whether Toolin’ Up Tuesday stays or goes. If you haven’t done so already, please vote in the poll in the sidebar or leave a comment here about this feature. In honor of my big, big belly, this week’s T.U.T. is Everything Baby. What is a baby “tool” that you […]

What Do YOU Think?

So, I’ve added a poll to the sidebar. I’d like to know your opinion: Do you enjoy the Toolin’ Up Tuesday posts? Are they helpful to you? Will you participate if I continue to do them? Is there a way that you would modify or improve them? Please give your input in the comments section. […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Back to School Edition

If you’ve been to Walmart or Target since the Fourth of July, you’ve probably had ample time to review the mass amounts of back to school items that are now available. Those marketers, they know how to get us thinking ahead of schedule, don’t they? Since the days this month and into next signify a […]

How DO You Do It?

Awhile ago a reader asked me to share how I “do it all” and stay sane by the end of the day. I haven’t exactly figured that out. I think I’m sane, but I’m not sure how much I’m actually doing. In some ways, I’m kind of surprised by the question. In the same way […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Jesse Tree Ornaments

Ok, so previously we’ve established that FishMama’s definition of “tool” is something that makes your job as MOM easier or better. Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about cleaning tools, kitchen gadgets, baby things. This week, since it’s All Things Christmas, I wanted to talk about something that makes our Christmas better: our Jesus […]

(My Brood) Works for Me

I mentioned earlier in the week that my kiddos are now of the age that they can take on some household responsibilities. We are firm believers that all children, no matter sex or age, participate in the workings of the household. We don’t know what the future holds for each of them, but we want […]