She’s So Fancy, That Nancy

Not too long ago, I asked readers to challenge me with a birthday cake theme. There were some very clever suggestions, the top two in a readers’ poll being “Breakfast” and Fancy Nancy. Breakfast I know, but being that my children who speak in complete sentences are all boys, I had no clue who or […]

Ready to Celebrate Simply?

Recently I read about parents who spend thousands of dollars on their children’s birthday parties. Llamas, helicopter rides, visits from sports celebrities, or other extreme celebrations are things that neither I nor my bank account can muster. With five kids, we’d be in the poor house pretty quickly. And then, what would they expect for […]

TGIF: Read Alouds for Preschoolers

One of the beauties of having SIX KIDS is that I have always had little ones. Yes, it’s full of challenges, but the preschool years are such a precious time in a child’s life. Currently, I have two preschoolers: a rough and tumble, four year old boy and a nurturing, knows-how-to-change-GI-Joe’s-diaper, two year old girl. […]

Recipe Swap: In the Kitchen with Kids

When I put together my ebook, FishMama’s Guide to Cooking with Children, my husband protested that it sounded like “Cooking with Fish,” as if the children were the ingredients. Well, they are the ingredients in so far as they are an important component to your life as MOM – in the kitchen. It’s just inevitable.If […]

Bake Me a Cake

So, did you notice the poll in the sidebar? Vote on what cake theme you’d like to challenge me with in FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge. Voting ends tonight.

TGIF: Pattern Blocks

A few months back Gramma Ruthie gave us a big box of wooden pattern blocks. We were familiar with them as we have a small, plastic set for our school. I put them aside, not sure if we would need them. However, upon move in, the kids flocked to this box and immediately started playing. […]

Don’t Forget! BDay Cake Challenge

Don’t forget to nominate a theme in FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge. I’ll end the nominations Thursday night. Voting begins on Friday! There are a few doozies in there. Whew!

FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge

This past week I became addicted to the Food Network. You see we’ve never had cable before. In fact, I haven’t watched tv on a regular basis in over ten years. But, now we have Direct TV. For football. But, anyway. I discovered that we get the Food Network in our feeble few channels. And […]