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Ooh Baby, Baby (Baby Gifts and a Giveaway!)

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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FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge

This past week I became addicted to the Food Network. You see we’ve never had cable before. In fact, I haven’t watched tv on a regular basis in over ten years. But, now we have Direct TV. For football. But, anyway. I discovered that we get the Food Network in our feeble few channels. And […]

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A Rainbow of Children

You may not know this, but my kids are different colors. No, it’s not an ethnic thing. It’s an organizational necessity. Somewhere along the line between child number 3 and child number 4, I learned that the abundance of used drinking cups was going to drive me batty. Each child, concerned that he would get […]

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Friends, Romans, and Countrymen -

Updated: Today’s the day! Go here to see all sorts of cool cakes! Send me your cakes! Time for a birthday cake roundup! On January 29th, I’ll be featuring birthday cakes of all kinds, a special cake-ish giveaway and other such cake-ish fun. So, get ready and mark your calendars! The more people who participate, […]

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Milk – It Does a Body Good.

Yeah, you knew I had to say that eventually. Milk is a great source of calcium for growing children and maturing moms. We drink it by the gallons around here – literally. About three to four gallons a week. Not all the FishKids love it, though. Usually they compensate by eating yogurt or cheese. But, […]

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Making a Meal Plan – It’s Elementary

Last week on our way to the beach, I quizzed my men about their favorite meals. Shrimp was high on the list. So was steak. I saw that I had to modify my line of questioning, “What’s your favorite cheap meal?” Then I got answers like, “Costco Pizza” — from the Big Man. And, of […]

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MOM Deals This Week

While I love to shop, I can often feel really anxious, particularly if I’m not sure how much time or money I have left to spend. Experience tells me two things: 1. Pay cash. If I go out with a predetermined amount of real, green money, I have a natural limit to what I can […]

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Time for Mom: A Road Map for 2009

If you’ve read more than three blogs this past week, you’ve for sure landed on some posts that talk about setting goals or making resolutions for the New Year. It seems that everyone, including me, loves this opportunity for a fresh start. By the time December arrives, the year has become messy and cluttered. Oh! […]

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