California on a Budget: Find a Family Style Restaurant

We love to eat around here. And we love to eat out. But with six kids and the high cost of living in California, not to mention a middle income, well, ya gotta be creative. As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve figured out how to be Dollar Menu-aires and can drive through a fast food joint […]

Disneyland on a Dime

You can’t live or travel in California without a trip to Disneyland. Sooner or later, I think a trip to Disneyland, the original Disney theme park, is in order. Yet, the tricky part is finding a way to afford it. Amusement parks are never cheap. And while Disney, in my opinion, is the creme de […]

FishFam Visits The Happiest Place on Earth

Well, we did it. We took the plunge and headed to Disneyland with SIX KIDS. What a blast!

California on a Budget

Two years FishPapa and I decided to go for the gusto and make the big move back to our homestate of California. We had lived in the Midwest for five years and while there were many wonderful things about life in Middle America, our hearts longed for the West and to be closer to family. […]

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

FishKids on a full-scale, genuine rusty anchor As our family grows, FishPapa and I are finding more and more fun places to explore. We have always loved to travel and we want to be able to share this experience with our kids. We’re not quite ready for the European vacation of our dreams, so we’re […]

Share Your Disney Adventure

That’s us! Many moons ago on one of our last trips to Disneyland. Can’t believe that it’s been 15 years! But, we’re getting ready to hit “the Happiest Place on Earth” in the next month or two. We’ve never taken the kids, so we want to do it up right. Yesterday I asked you all […]

Disneyland Do’s and Don’ts: What’s YOUR Disneyland Advice?

I grew up as a Disneyland girl. My dad was — and still is — a kid when it came to Mickey, Donald, and roller coasters. His excitement about a day at “the Happiest Place on Earth” was contagious. And we were raring to go whenever he said so. We lived about an hour’s drive away […]

Planning Worksheet for When Mom Goes Out of Town

I’m leaving. On a jet plane. I do know when I’ll be back again – on Sunday. I’ll be attending the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, meeting Dave Ramsey (or at least seeing his face in the same room), and keeping my eyes peeled for Sarah Palin who will be speaking at another conference in the […]