Embracing Football Season

The FishBoys, back when they were Chiefs fans It’s started, in case you didn’t know. All the talk about quarters, incomplete passes, touchdowns, and field goals. It’s a refreshing change, actually, for the sports headlines to be discussing football players in relationship to the actual game instead of all the felonies, murders, and indecisiveness that […]

Cupcakes, Anyone?

‘Member these? They were FishBaby’s birthday cakes last month. Well, I linked them up to Cupcake Tuesday where Hoosier Homemade is hosting a cupcake round-up every week. I decided to join the party and bring my last creative birthday (cup)cake endeavor. Cupcakes just sound so sweet and fun and exciting and well, CUTE! Don’t they? […]

Embracing The Preschool Years

Yesterday as my two-year old, soaking wet and clad in a soggy swim diaper, climbed into my fully-dressed lap, I reflected on the brevity of this season. While spending a few moments in damp shorts may seem like an inconvenience, it is a fleeting one. Judah will not always want to climb into my lap […]

Back to School? The Fun Doesn’t Have to End

The tolling of the school bell marks not just the passage of time but also the opportunity for a great afternoon or evening. After school hours don’t have to be spent just on homework and TV. Make memories instead. Meet the challenges and opportunities of the academic year with gusto by spending some time enjoying […]

TGIF: 3 Great Family Flicks

One of the things that we love to do as a family is watch a movie. Provided that the kids don’t choose Davy Crockett for the 512th time, FishPapa and I really enjoy cuddling with our little ones, watching a flick together. Some of the sweetest times are listening to our children’s laughter and seeing […]

Creative Birthday Cake Idea: A Garden of Cupcakes

Despite the fact that she’s oblivious to much going on in her world, I couldn’t let my BABY’s first birthday go by without a creative birthday cake. She may not have a scrapbook, but she’ll have a picture of a special cake, by golly. Since I knew I wanted to give her her own little […]

Ingredients for a Fun Friday Night: A Little Mocktail Party

Tonight’s pizza night is taking a slight twist from the usual. My friend Jessika is visiting this weekend with her two kiddos while her husband is on a sailing trip. Oh what fun we’re having! This morning we visited the first of the California Missions, Mission de San Diego de Alcala. FishPapa’s coworkers sent home […]

Q&A: Library Day, Boys, and Family Culture

With Amy’s permission, I’m sharing her recent email.Hello Fishmama!I was wondering if you could give me any advice for library day? My 6 year old daughter & I used to go to the library every week. She & I have both always loved books. Last August we adopted our son, M, from Ethiopia. He is […]