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They Keep Me Laughing

I Need OneThis little miss has been helping us all over the place…. unloading dishes, unloading boxes, getting into all things not for babies. One day I was unpacking my stockpile of toiletries and she found a box of pantiliners, you know the BIG pink box. Of course all 552 of them were strewn all over the […]

Once a Month Cooking Family Favorites – A Review

Years ago, like six kids ago, I heard a program on Focus on the Family about these two ladies who did all their cooking for the month in just a few days. I was dumb-founded. I was a high school teacher at the time and though I loved to cook, I knew that my minutes […]

Embracing the Now

There are a lot of things in life that we don’t want to do: pay the bills, change a diaper, get up from the dinner table for the tenth time in ten minutes because someone needs a fork, a cup of milk, seconds, or an actual plate with food on it. Life is like that. […]

Embracing My Life as MOM

Many moons ago, I was a teenage girl, dreaming of a career in law or journalism. I pictured myself in blazer, skirt, and high heels racing up the steps of City Hall. I wanted kids, surely, but I wasn’t so sure about the husband part. I wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of being married […]

Finding Beauty

On September 1st, I received word that my junior high art and journalism teacher had lost her battle with breast cancer. What followed was a walk down memory lane that I least expected. I hadn’t thought of my years at Arroyo Seco Junior High in quite some time. Yet, memories of Ms. Berge came flooding […]

Review of A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family

So many blogs, so little time. The internet is just filled with all sorts of great stuff! I could spend days reading all there is out there about home and family management and life as MOM and probably never exhaust it all. Not everything you read, though is that great. So, when you find a […]

Tim Hawkins – Weird Al for Our Generation

Tim Hawkins is a clever comedian who takes well-known tunes and makes them “relevant for today.” Love this one! And, yes, I think I would agree regardless of who had won the last election. The more I study the American Revolution with the kids, the more I realize the preciousness of our freedoms. Hope you […]

Frugal Friday: Take a Financial Snapshot and Dream a Debt-Free Dream

A few weeks ago I started recounting our Get Out of Debt Story. Over the last two years FishPapa and I paid off about $18,000 in debt. Today our only liability is a rental property we own in Kansas City. We have no other debts. And it feels good. I don’t share our story to […]