Finger Toast or Piano Keys?

When you get married, you blend two distinct cultures – his family and yours. While we may have grown up in the same state, only 90 miles from each other, FishPapa and I have our own ways of doing things based on our upbringing. Often this results in some beautiful new experiences. For instance, we […]

Making a Life

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill As a mom, you have such opportunity, such privilege to help make a life. Yes, it’s sometimes a challenging and thankless job, but it is so worth it. Hang in there, today.

Making the Most of Your Parent – Teacher Conference

Photo Source: conspirator While I grew up attending public school and my parents were both public school teachers, FishPapa and I have chosen a different route. So, I’m so thankful for my friend and LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh, to provide helpful information for those of you who are anticipating Parent-Teacher conferences in the coming weeks. :: […]

Losing It

Photo source: Mike Baird FishPapa and I have been trying to get back into shape. We’ve fallen off the wagon, so to speak.So, time to reevaluate our goals and our eating habits. My baby fat is now my own to claim. The baby is two. We’re trying to eat better and get a little more […]

Accepting Help with a New Baby

FishBaby is now no longer a baby. At two years of age, she is walking and talking and getting into all sorts of trouble. But, I well remember the joys and trials of bringing home a new little one. The last two years have flown by! Today Lauren shares with us some suggestions for accepting […]

Compassion Sunday

About a year ago, our family began sponsoring a child who lives in poverty. Joseph lives in Peru. He regularly sends us drawings and letters, sharing his prayer requests and telling us about his life. It’s a different life than my children live. And it’s good for us to know him. And it’s even better […]

Fall Busy-ness: Can Do Versus Should Do

Photo Source: EclecticBlogs As Fall gets under way, so does the business that accompanies back to school, fall sports, and upcoming holidays. The lazy days of summer haveĀ  given way for all sorts of craziness — if we let it. Somedays it feels like my life is characterized by a wide variety of should do‘s. […]

Treasuring the Moments on Mom Life Today

Years ago I started listening to a radio program called, “Family Life Today.” In the days before widespread internet and cell phones, it was a daily fix of helpful ideas and inspiration for my marriage and my family. I loved listening to Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine talk about all kinds of habits and practices […]