Don’t Forget! Sweetheart Treats Recipe Swap Tomorrow

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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Managing Motherhood and Pregnancy

It’s hard to believe that exactly a year ago I took this photo of the FishChick. Then, I was in the throes on pregnancy nausea 24/7. Hmmm….good times. I don’t think my house was too clean in those early months. My “life as MOM” was limited to supplying food and clean underwear. Thankfully, those days […]

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Queen of the Castle Winner!

Thanks for participating in the Queen of the Castle giveaway. The winner, chosen at random, will win a copy of Queen of the Castle: 52 Weeks of Encouragement for the Uninspired, Domestically Challenged or Just Plain Tired Homemaker by Lynn Bowen Walker. It is a great resource, so if you didn’t win, run to Amazon […]

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Maple-Oat Heart Scones – They Work for Me!

Maple-Oat Heart Scones

I’m not sure if it’s his age or his personality, but FishBoy 6 has been loving all sorts of cooking and crafting activities lately. I have a myriad of pink, handcut hearts strewn all over the school room floor as he has been working on Valentines this week. Yesterday he helped me prepare a veggie […]

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God Loves Us: He Made Milk

Yesterday morning we woke to rain, rain, rain. There was even some hail in our little neck of the woods. And if that wasn’t enough, FishPapa had to scrape ice off the windshield this morning — with a plastic sand shovel! Our ice scraper which we thought we would never use again is hidden in […]

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12 LOVE-ly Things I Thank God For

As busy and as hectic and as whiny my days have become lately, the richness of my life gives me pause to simply thank God for His goodness to me. Here are a few of the blessings I’m counting these days. Just loving it! 1. Free babysitting from my kid brother.2. The new Shark that […]

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Memory Making Meals

Since we’re such food freaks over here, many of our memories are linked to eating. When FishPapa and I were dating, we often went out to eat or cooked meals together. When we honeymooned in France, some of our most fun experiences took place in restaurants. In our newlywed years we made it a habit […]

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Join Us for a LOVE-ly Week

JessieLeigh from Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles has spearheaded a great round up of Valentine ideas and inspiration. I am priveleged to participate alongside some great ladies. I hope you’ll join us for all sorts of Valentiney fun this week. Here’s the low-down: Monday: Kate shares some Valentine-y meal ideas over at A Simple Walk. […]

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