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Coming Clean, Day One

Hoping to make dreams a reality this month! As you know, last week was the last week of school. We’re taking a 6-7 week break before our new school year starts. I’ve made some plans for our summer vacation which include fun stuff to do with the kids and some cleaning and organizing goals for […]

FishMama’s Summer Plans

Summer vacation is a welcome relief to me. I know for some families it’s a challenging time to keep the kids occupied for three months, prompting parents to greet September (and Back to School) with open arms. For me, it’s the reverse. My work load lightens during the summer months as I put my teacher […]

Mama’s Kisses

Here’s FishBoy 5. He is a character. He loves to torment FishChick. Loves to scare her. Make her shriek. But, sometimes they get along. While the others are doing school, they usually play pretty well together. The other day he started fussing and scolding her. The offense? She had kissed him. She’s sweet that way.But […]

Time for Mom: Enjoy Your Peeps!

I’m off for a weekend with my family. Being away from home can be a lot of work. I have a lot of the same responsibilities in terms of childcare and family management, but without the comforts of home. But, the other side of the coin is that I have fewer household duties because I’m […]

Are Girls Different?

I’ve successfully potty trained four boys. And I’ve lived to tell about it. While I still step in the occasional puddle, for the most part the experience has been painless. In fact, most of them trained in less than a week. My method has been to wait until they were 3 and more than capable […]

Book It! SisterChicks in Wooden Shoes

Read any good books lately? A couple years ago I stumbled upon a book at the library called SisterChicks on the Loose! by Robin Jones Gunn. It was first in a series of books about “SisterChicks”. What’s that? A sisterchick is “a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a […]

My Own Indiana Jones

A few weeks ago the kids and I ran to Target after school. One of the tasks at hand was to take advantage of a granola bar deal. Buy so many boxes, get a $5 gift card. Since they were some of our favorite bars, and I had good coupons, I was all for it. […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life

I love the title of a Calvin and Hobbes book, The days are just packed! Ain’t that the truth?! Between 6:11 am (about when FishBaby awakes) and 11:39 pm (about when I collapse in bed), it seems like those minutes just race out the window in a blink of an eye. If you’re a mom, […]