Disneyland on a Dime

You can’t live or travel in California without a trip to Disneyland. Sooner or later, I think a trip to Disneyland, the original Disney theme park, is in order. Yet, the tricky part is finding a way to afford it. Amusement parks are never cheap. And while Disney, in my opinion, is the creme de […]

Meal Planning: Easy Summer Meals

Summertime says, “Slowdown and relax,” to me. It doesn’t mean that we really have a slower schedule. But fewer obligations, longer days, and warmer weather suggest a vacation mentality. Easier said than done. While the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer can’t usually take the whole summer off, there are things that we can do to […]

Memorial Day is More Than Just a Picnic

When I was a child I considered Memorial Day simply a holiday which interfered with my birthday plans. Inevitably, most of my friends would go out of town for the long weekend, and birthday party attendance was sparse.┬áIn later years I thought of it as an odd tradition that older friends had of decorating gravesites […]

FishFam Visits The Happiest Place on Earth

Well, we did it. We took the plunge and headed to Disneyland with SIX KIDS. What a blast!

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Have Fun with Your Peeps This Summer

One of the best ways to celebrate lazy summer days is to host a summer camp for your kids. Yes, your own kids. You may think that it is smooth sailing, once school lets out. Au contraire. Unless you’re up for unlimited video games and TV watching, you’re going to need a plan.

(I say this all the time, don’t I?)

A Death Star Birthday Cake

Death Star Birthday Cake - Easy, tutorial for a Death Star Birthday Cake.

My littlest FishBoy turned six last week. And although he was dressed as Indiana Jones by 8 am that morning, he chose not to have an Indian Jones Birthday Cake as he has for the past two years. Two years ago it was the an abandoned temple and last year, it had to be snakes.

No, instead he asked for a Death Star Birthday Cake this year.

DIY Birthday Cakes

Wondering how to put together a fun and festive birthday cake that doesn’t cost a fortune? You can totally do this on your own! I’m guest posting on DIY Birthday Cakes over at Getting Freedom.

Graduation Cupcakes: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Meet my little brother. I was 13, almost 14 years old when he was born, so in some ways I feel like he was my first kid. People did mistake him for mine. But, no, he’s just my bro.

Jace is a great guy: loves God, loves the outdoors, loves my kids. (And, yes, he’s single.)