School Daze: FishMama Style


Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Years ago, about twelve to be exact, my husband and I entered […]

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No Shirt, No Shoes


See this kid. He’s one of the most hot blooded kids I know. He’s constantly walking around without a shirt, no matter the weather. Last week we headed down to the harbor to try some local fish and chips. It was sunny and 64 degrees along the coast. Nice, but not bake-in-the-sun weather. At least […]

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Good Friends and Grime


This past weekend our friends Devin and Jessika and their children came to visit. We’ve known them since we were newlyweds. They are those friends that you can “let your hair down” with. One afternoon the guys were out running an errand, and the moms were chatting in the kitchen. It’s rare that I’m in […]

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Family Fun: April Fool!

Planning ahead for tomorrow…. It’s April Fool’s, you know. I would love to try all this fake food, but I know from experience, my kids don’t always respond well to being tricked, at least not where food is concerned. It’s bound to end up with someone pouting. And for me, that’s no fun. I’d rather […]

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Nutrition Q & A and 8th Continent Winners


We’ve been talking about ways to improve our lives and homes. From better time management to frugal living to improved eating habits, there’s no shortage of information and inspiration available when moms put their heads together. Remember a few weeks ago when you all submitted your nutrition questions? Today we’ll look at one mom’s perspective […]

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Coming Up on URS


Thanks to everyone who linked up on the Freezer-Friendly edition of URS. What a great collection of recipes to fill your freezer with! I appreciated Glimpse of Sonshine’s post about preparing individual meals to freeze for the elderly. What a great way to serve others! This past weekend, FishPapa commented on how much he liked […]

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Baking Up a Storm!


One of the things we love around here are baked goods. From pancake art to an afternoon baking session with the kids, flour often flies throughout my kitchen. This weekend I made homemade baguettes. So good! There are all sorts of fun baking opportunites for you and your family these days. Here are two great […]

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What’s on the Menu This Week

We’re coming off a fun weekend with friends, so I’m a little slow getting back into the swing of “real life.” This week we have a family field trip planned as well as dermotology and dental appointments to attend to so planning is the key. In fact, one of our funny little sayings is, “Pre-planning […]

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