I still do

Six years ago I made a promise to PapaFish….I made a few, actually.

I offered myself completely to him, to be his wife in marriage.

I promised to love him with all of my heart, and to be true and faithful, patient, kind, and unselfish in this love.

I promised to stand beside him always, in times of joy, in times of trial and in times of sorrow.

I dedicated our marriage and our home to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Six years ago I made those promises. Today I make those promises again. For the rest of my life, I will continue to make those same promises everyday.

Happy Anniversary, PapaFish!

I still do...wedding vows

3 homes in 3 years. It took a few moves, a few homes and a whole lot of living before I learned the difference between a house and a home.

When we moved into our first place, I thought mostly about paint colors and furniture. I watched a lot of HGTV and flipped through countless interior design magazines.

When we moved into our second place, I spent a lot of time decorating, organizing, and making the place comfortable.

The third time we moved, I finally learned my lesson. We had a huge garage sale and donated truck loads of stuff.

After 3 homes, this is what I’ve learned about turning a house into a home: stuff doesn’t make a home, love does. Laughter does. Life does.

If you want to turn your house into a home, try doing these things more often…

Hug. Laugh. Apologize. Forgive. Encourage. Help. Play. Share. Dream. Pray. Celebrate.

How do you make your house into a home?

stuff doesn't make a home, love does

Mother like a Musician

Have you ever seen a musician play? I mean a REAL musician…the kind that plays music with their hearts, not just their fingers. The kind that make you feel the music, not just hear it.

I have…and I absolutely LOVE it. I love seeing joy on their faces. I love seeing their bodies move with the rhythm. I love how their music changes the atmosphere.

That’s the kind of mother I want to be. The kind that reads stories with my heart, not just my lips. The kind that hugs with my soul, not just my hands. The kind that gushes with love for KidFish like no one else is looking.

Here’s an awesome example of what I mean.

How could you NOT be moved after watching this?

download a free Captain America printable iPhone cover

Who’s excited for this Friday’s release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? I am!

To celebrate, I’ve turned my minimalist Captain America inspired poster into an iPhone cover. The best part is that it’s absolutely free!

Simply print it, cut it, insert it and you’re ready for action.

 (You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print these files)

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(fits this clear case)

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(fits this clear case)

It finally happened! I’ve thought about it for years, but never had the guts to make my thought a reality….until now!

I am proud to announce that the TwoFish Shop is officially open for business! It’s filled with posters that I originally designed for KidFish. Now they are available for you to enjoy! There’s a special Buy 2 Get 1 FREE promo going on right now. Snap yours up before the promo ends.

TwoFish Shop

When people find out that I’m a stay-with-child mom, they often ask, “Are you going to homeschool?” I’m not opposed to the idea, but I really haven’t decided one way or the other. There are so many different options for educating KidFish: public, private, homeschool, un-schooling, etc.

This video with Seth Godin gives me something to think about. He asks a fundamental question: “What is school for?” and challenges me to use my answer to that question as a guide for how I educate KidFish.

Not just how, but why. Start with why. The why should dicatate the how.

If you’re interested in more, check out his manifesto “Stop Stealing Dreams.” It’s fascinating.

7 days of single-tasking

I’m finally ready to admit it. I am not good at multi-tasking. For years, I told myself (and others) that I was good at it. I even took pride in my ability to do many things at the same time.

But, after giving birth, I came down with a terrible case of Mom-nesia. I couldn’t remember simple things, like how old I was or where I left my keys.

The Challenge:
Stop multi-tasking and start single-tasking

For my first challenge, it seemed appropriate to spend 7 days with a single focus. What better way, than to single-task?

What would life be like if I was fully engaged in the task at hand instead of managing multiple things at once?

Could I still accomplish everything that needed to be done?

Would I enjoy life more?

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