You Can’t Do It Alone

You Can

You’ve heard me say it before: No mom is an island. And yet, we try to do it all ourselves. We worry what folks will think of us when we hire a house cleaner, outsource a school subject, or ask a friend for help with a project. We feel inadequate when we come face to […]

The Power of Play

The Power of Play - an hour playing with my daughter was just wonderful. I need to do it more often.

Saturday morning FishChick was the first to awake, shortly after I stumbled down the stairs, hoping for a little quiet time to myself. But, how do you turn that face away? I admit, it’s not that hard sometimes. I get too busy. Or so I think. And turn on a video for her or let […]

How to Improve Your Family’s Diet

How to Improve Your Family

This is part 1 of a series designed to help you improve your family’s diet.  This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! […]

Well, What DO You Want?

Well, What DO You Want? Crafting a vision for the future

A month or so ago, I was having a in-depth debate with my husband. In my head. You see, he is an expert at debate; no lame statement slips by him. In serious conversation, I know better than to drop a casual remark without backing it up. If I say I don’t like something, he’s […]

FishMama’s Greatest Hits of 2013


The ball drops tonight. Amazing that the clock keeps ticking whether or not I’m ready for it to do so. Time waits for no mom apparently. Thank you so much for coming along with me on this journey of “life as MOM”. I consider this a little space on the web a joint effort. Thanks […]

4 Quick Ways to Get Organized for the New Year

4 Quick Ways to Get Organized for the New Year - These aren

Since I took last week off and just played, I haven’t yet spent a lot of time planning for the New Year. Usually, I am a major planner, but this year, I’m taking the slow approach. That may be thanks to where the dates fell on the calendar or that we still have a week […]

Books to Read

Books to Read | Life as MOM - a round up of interesting books to read in the new year.

I’ve always been a reader. My parents taught me before I started kindergarten. Yes, we were one of those families. I think my dad gets the blame or the credit, depending on how you look at it. I guess we better ask my mom. Mom? Anyway, reading has been one of the biggest gifts and […]

Joyful, Joyful!

Joyful, Joyful!

Some seasons you feel far from God; other times you feel like He’s right there with you. That’s the life in this world. We are prone to wander, be distracted, and rely on our own efforts instead of His. Yet, God in His infinite wisdom knew that we needed something more than ourselves and our […]