• What I can and cannot do

    I cannot force KidFish to do anything she does not want to do. Trust me, I've tried and failed. What I can do is create an environment that [...]
  • Life Hacks

    Life hacks: better ways to do life

    I'm a big fan of tips that make everyday tasks easier, faster and more efficient (a.k.a. life hacks). Here are three of my favorites. Enjoy! A [...]
  • I don't need to own a house to have a home


    I don't own a house, but I have a home. A home filled with laughter, love, encouragement and forgiveness. It's a place where I can let my guard [...]
  • Today…

    Today I'm explaining to KidFish where the sun goes at night time. Today I'm taking KidFish to the farmer's market to let her taste how delicious [...]
  • The truth about comfort

    Comfort is over-rated. Growth happens outside of our comfort zone. Stop spending so much time, energy and effort pursuing comfort and start [...]
  • Do not be upset that you have dishes to wash. Be happy that you have food to eat.

    Is your sink filled with dirty dishes?

    Mine is. In fact, the dishes have overflowed onto the counter and even onto the stove! No matter how hard I try, no matter how many dishes I [...]
  • Maturity is doing the right thing despite how we feel.

    Feelings vs. Actions

    It's okay to feel sad. It's okay to feel angry. It's okay to feel jealous. It's okay to feel frustrated. It's okay to feel lonely. It's okay to [...]
  • Free Sleeping Beauty Aurora iPhone cover printable

    Free Sleeping Beauty (Aurora) iPhone cover printable

    "Why?" is my favorite question. "Why?" is the key to wisdom, insight and understanding. This summer, the movie "Maleficent" answered two [...]
  • Kids do what we do

    I’m a copycat, so is my kid

    Copying gets a bad rap. Not all copying is bad. Copying test answers? Bad. Copying kindness? Good. Copying swear words? Bad. Copying healthy [...]
  • 7 days of adventure

    7 days of…adventure

    Ring! Ring! It's Adventure calling. Do I pick up or do I let it go to voicemail? Usually, I say "no" to his invitations because there are [...]

Hi! My name is Loni (a.k.a. MamaFish). I'm a maker, mother and Mrs. and I'm on a mission to cover the world with smiles! This is where I write about fun stuff for kids and the grown-ups who love them. Read more...


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