New Year’s Resolutions for Public School Parents

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Are you looking for ways that you and your family can improve […]

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Time to Get on Zone Defense

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Is it hard to find things in your house? Do you open a closet and cringe? Do you wish your housekeeping chores were just a little simpler and easier? Well, you’re not alone, sister. I’m there, too. Every January I get a little burst of energy to set things to rights. Hubs has been reorganizing […]

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The Power of Play

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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 […]

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How to Improve Your Family’s Diet

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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! […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #34 (Features Pantry Staples)

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Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with meals featuring pantry staples — beans & rice, stone soup, pasta with red sauce, versatile rice bowls, and pancakes. Over on Good Cheap Eats I’m leading the Pantry Challenge brigade. Many families are banding together to use up what they […]

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Christmas, Day 12: Organizing Life as MOM

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Merry Christmas! Today’s the 12th day of Christmas! And I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner: miranda.taylorwhite@ Here we are at the last of the FishMama giveaways. Christmas seems so long ago. We start back to school and real life tomorrow. That’s a little intimidating to me, especially […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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Gosh, they’re cute, aren’t they? I’m still amazed when I stop and look at photos of my peeps. They’re all mine! I never would have thought it, even ten years ago. But, wow! Such crazy fun. For New Year’s Eve, each child was responsible to plan and prepare a different appetizer. We had such a […]

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Christmas, Day 11: A Keep Warm Kit

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Merry Christmas! Today’s the 11th day of Christmas! And I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: jessica.horihan@ Detail-oriented readers will notice that I am always cold. At least in winter. Even if I live in San Diego. For some reason, our home is always cold. Except for […]

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