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Tailoring our Holiday Gatherings for All Ages

Photo Source Holiday get-togethers are occasions when we reunite with family and friends we don’t often see. For our family that means hanging out with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all at one time. With four siblings of my own, this is a little hard to swing sometimes with everyone’s busy schedules. It’s also a […]

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to the FishHouse! I’m so glad you came! Please excuse the mess, we live here. Over the years, I’ve made some attempts at having a Better Home and Garden, but those didn’t pan out so well. Case in point. Instead, I’ve come to the realization that for this season of life with little ones […]

How to Make 12 Different Christmas Cookies Without Going Insane (An Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

I love the tradition of Christmas Cookies. There are so many memories attached to cookies. Whether it was baking them with your gramma or mom or decorating them with your siblings, my guess is that most of us have some sweet recollection of cookies, especially at the holidays. And I bet you can’t stop at […]

Fun December Activities to Do with Your Family

I’m stunned. Where has the year gone? December is here already? Wow! Ready or not, let the fun begin! The following are easy, fun, and frugal ways to enjoy time with your family. Watch movies Last night after dinner we watched The Christmas Carol, starring Jim Carrey. Last year a couple of the FishBoys and […]

What’s Your Favorite Christmas Music Album?

Do you have a huge collection of Christmas albums? We don’t. Even though FishPapa is a musician, that’s an area of our music library that is fairly thin. But the albums that we do have contain music that we absolutely love. Behold the Lamb of God by Andrew Peterson is at the top of the […]

Keeping the Kids Table Happy

Photo source I well remember those days of being relegated to the kids table at holiday events. I did not go quietly. (Sorry, Mom.) I was simply too hurried to grow up. And I balked at being considered small. It wasn’t until I was no longer “a kid” that I appreciated those moments of being […]

A Question of Cranberry Sauce

There seems to be an age-old Thanksgiving debate that has spanned history as well as a continent. It knows no bounds as regards age or occupation. It’s not about what the pilgrims really ate for the First Thanksgiving. No, we’re more concerned with which tastes better: homemade cranberry sauce as pictured above? Or jellied cranberry […]

Balancing Family Commitments at the Holidays

Photo source The holidays can be a wonderful time to get together with family that you don’t often see. It can be an enriching opportunity for your children to visit with cousin, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. It can be “the most wonderful time of the year.” Or, it can be a tad stressful. Family holidays […]