7 Ways to Trick Yourself into Thinking Housework is Fun

ca. 2002 --- Flowers at Bathroom Sink --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

A few months ago I reviewed this great book called Queen of the Castle. I remember thinking at the time how much it resonated with me. I felt like I had found a kindred spirit of sorts. So how happy am I that Lynn Bowen Walker is guest posting today?! Today you’ll get to hear […]

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How We’re Rolling This Week


The days are just full, aren’t they? My baby is already five months old. Can you believe that? How did that happen? She rolled over last week for the first time. So fun! This weekend we had a great time visiting with friends and eating all sorts of fun food. The days just flew. Now […]

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Challenges, Challenges

Woman Stretching Before Workout ca. 2002

There are quite a few blogs out there hosting challenges of some sort. Many are to encourage you to develop good, new habits. Others are to encourage you to encourage others. Either way, sounds like a good plan to me. Here are a few I’ve seen: No Spend Month from Mom Advice Earn a Vacation […]

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Time For MOM: What Will Get You Further Down the Road?

Unpaved Rural Road ca. 1980s-1990s South Australia, Australia

On Saturdays this month, I’ve been thinking aloud about the road I’m on. It’s called Motherhood. It’s a long road. And it’s one that takes some planning and forethought. I’ve mentioned determining your destination, or recognizing your mission. For me it’s this: I want to be a joyful mom who is encouraging to my children, […]

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Will You Learn to CVS in February?

This morning I made my CVS run for the week and bumped into a mom I met at church awhile back. We got to talking about diaper deals and that of course led to talk of ECBs and how she knew that they did that and that you could save a lot of money, but […]

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Grocery Geek: Back to Coupons


Ya know, I had all these big plans to make Costco my life. Yes, I was just going to tailor all my menus and shopping lists so that I could take advantage of their good deals and do the majority of my shopping there. However, after a month of it, I find myself running out […]

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TGIF: Plan a Super Bowl Party

Football in Mid-Air --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Personally, I’m not all that into football or the SuperBowl. In fact, I am not really sure who’s playing. Once the Chargers lost, I lost interest. But, I know that FishPapa and the boys enjoy watching and rooting for their favorite teams. And that’s a good thing, because it got me cable tv which in […]

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Fresh Guacamole: It’s a Fine Thing!


Lately, we’ve scored major big time in the avocado department. Not only have they been a great deal ($0.49 each), but they’ve also been beautiful, creamy, and delicious. It was almost a shame to turn some into guacamole. But, we like our avo dip. So, I did. Years ago, FishPapa had a run in with […]

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