To Be More Joyful: Count Your Blessings

Perspective makes all the difference in the world. The Eeyore outlook on the world tends to bring us down. But, when we realize how good we really have it, it’s easier to deal with hard things. Generally, they aren’t as hard as we think. Consider how you can count your blessings this week. Make a […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: The Klever Kutter

See this boy? He likes to be FishPapa’s helper. Tools draw him like flies to honey. And the idea of opening a cardboard box? Oh yeah, he’s all over that. However, as you know, cutting open packages with scissors or knives can be dangerous — for big people as well as little ones. That’s where […]

Fun Reads Fit for Dads and Grads

I don’t know about you, but I think guys are hard to shop for. The things that they really like are generally higher priced than I can generally afford. However, magazines are always a good bet. Especially if they address sports and fitness. (At least the guys I know.) And you can find some great […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

About four years ago my husband was diagnosed with a bulging disk. I was pregnant with FishChick at the time, and it was a scary time watching him practically paralysed with pain. Thankfully, treatment, time, and exercise put him back in the swing of things. And he’s had a respite from debilitating pain for about three […]

To Be More Joyful: Simplify Your Life

One way to enjoy your family life more is to simplify. Basically, you’re going to find out what you have to do and then determine the easiest way to get it done. This can mean different things to different people.  For my friend with a new baby, she had to find “the bottom line.” She […]

Free Photos from York

It’s been awhile since I scrapbooked on a regular basis. I suppose this place has become my “virtual scrapbook,” hasn’t it? But that doesn’t mean I don’t want prints of my sweet ones. And who wouldn’t mind getting those prints for free? Sign up with York Photo and receive 40 free prints. These would be […]

Frugal Friday: Budget Gifts for the College Grad

Last week I shared with you gift suggestions for the high school graduate. This week I thought I’d address college graduates. While both have accomplished great things, their situations are a tad different. The high school graduate is headed off for the military, a job, or further education. He or she is still pretty young […]

Great Gift Idea for Father’s Day, Graduations, Weddings

Looking for a special, personalized gift that you can afford for upcoming special events?