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12 LOVE-ly Things I Thank God For

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.As busy and as hectic and as whiny my days have become […]

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Memory Making Meals

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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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Time for MOM: A Time to Refresh Alongside the Road

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As you read this, FishBaby and I are wrapping up our time at the WholeHearted Mother conference in Irvine. My friend Jessika invited me to come for an extended time to rest and refresh, away from the business of everyday life. This is the first time I’ve ever been away from my husband and kids […]

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TGIF: Let Daddy Do It

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One of my children’s greatest entertainments is time spent with their dad. They have all sorts of traditions and rituals, like FBA Meetings, Monkey Treats and the Choosing Game. Of the two of us, my husband is more adventurous. It’s a good balance for my kids to have calm, stay-at-home-ishness with me and climb-every-mountain-ness with […]

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My Husband – He’s Mighty Fine

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Me and FishPapa and the girls, December 2009 Last Thursday marked fifteen years since the day my husband proposed to me. It’s amazing that so much time has gone by. We’ve been through many ups and downs in the past 1 1/2 decades. But, I am so thankful and pleased to say that I love […]

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Budget Living: There IS Such a Thing as a Free Lunch (or Dinner)

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Last night FishPapa and I went on a long-anticipated date. We’d been waiting until we could swing a free sitter. Thankfully, one of my kid brothers was available. It was nice to get out of the house and spend some time together. Dinner at Red Robin was fantastic! My favorite is their Bleu Ribbon Burger. […]

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Chicken Salad Sandwiches (Recipe Swap: Lunchbox Love)

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When I was in high school, I was allowed $5 per week for lunch money. No, I didn’t live during the Depression. Let’s just say frugality runs in my veins. Take it up with my dad. Due to my limited budget, I learned to compensate by packing a lunch. Pops didn’t mind springing for groceries. […]

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