What to Take for Team Snack Day that’s a Little Bit Healthier

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Little league season is rife with adventure — weekly practices and games as well as the age-old tradition of Team Snack Day. Consider these tips for a happier and healthier team snack. Over the years the FishFam has dabbled in a few sports and other athletics. So far this 21 years, we’ve done t-ball, soccer, hockey, […]

9 Quick & Easy Ways to Make Your Week Better

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Don’t let the new week bowl you over. Spend a little time on Sunday afternoon or evening to gear up and make your week better. Sunday is a big deal. Because, as you know, Monday follows it. And then the rest of the week. The tone you set on Sunday night and Monday morning can carry […]

Shattering the Myths About Drugs & Alcohol

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse. All opinions are 100% mine. Last night I woke from a nightmare. One of my children casually let me know that a sibling was doing drugs. Thankfully, I knew it was a dream. Said child lectures me on the […]

10 Great Book Series for Kids – Perfect for Read Alouds

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Want to get reading with your kids? Here are ten books series for kids that have been FishFam-tested. They make great Christmas gifts!  Since I am a bookworm, it has always been really important to me that our kids love to read. FishPapa loves to read, so it sounded like an easy thing to swing. […]

5 Things that Have Saved Me as a Mom of Many

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Mothering many children has been the most challenging yet most rewarding adventure of my life. Here are 5 things that have saved my bacon these past twenty years as a mom of many. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PG. The opinions and text are all mine. When I had […]

Why Today is Special: How God Redeemed My Miscarriage Year

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Forgive me if you’ve heard this story before. But, today is a special day in my family. Not only is it FishBoy17’s birthday, but it also marks a good, but painful journey that God took us down so many years ago in teaching us about Himself, His Sovereignty, and His Great Love for us.  This […]

How We Are Preparing Our Homeschooled Kids for College

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As we near the end of our first 13 years of homeschooling, we get ready to launch one child into college. Here’s what we’ve done to prepare.

Our Homeschool Curriculum for grades 12, 10, 8, 6, & 4

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There is a veritable cornucopia of homeschool curriculum available, so much more than when I started this journey 16 years ago. Here’s what we’re using this year. Can you believe that this is my 16th year of homeschooling? I’ve only got 9 more to go! It’s practically the home stretch. 😉 Seriously, this has been […]