Photos make an excellent Father’s Day gift. My dad and father-in-law loooove to see pics of the grandkids. Often I order a mess of prints and stuff them in one of those cheapo brag books. The kids draw a few pictures and we have an economical gift that they love. Right now new members to […]
Awhile back I mentioned this online organizational tool called SpringPad. In case you were wondering how it works, here’s a video tutorial that explains it. What do YOU think? Would SpringPad help you? Or do you have a different method for keeping track of things?
It may sound cliche, but the men in my family love to grill. I can do it — and if pressed, I bet my mom and sisters could figure it out. But, fair weather — and the subsequent grilling that accompanies it — give us a lovely break from the kitchen. Works for me! To […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]