Delicious Meals for Fall

Bratwurst with Sauteed Peppers and Onions While we don’t get a “true autumn” here in San Diego, my mood always turns to fall-ish things during September and October. Fall foods are such a favorite at our house, we’re all happy to welcome them back. And since theme nights are working so well for my menu […]

A Favorite Fall Memory

I’m so thankful for the digital age. Not only can I flip through the pages of time in just a few seconds, technology cooperating, but I can also share those memories with you. This photo was taken when my big boy was not even two. Today he is thirteen. He was our one and only […]

Fall Busy-ness: Can Do Versus Should Do

Photo Source: EclecticBlogs As Fall gets under way, so does the business that accompanies back to school, fall sports, and upcoming holidays. The lazy days of summer haveĀ  given way for all sorts of craziness — if we let it. Somedays it feels like my life is characterized by a wide variety of should do‘s. […]

3 Classic Board Games to Love

Now that most of our kids are old enough not to eat the pieces, we’ve entered the world of board games. They love to play, though we don’t do it as often as they would like. I prefer to play it once the girls are in bed, and by that time, I’m beat! But, when […]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Apples)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Apples are a year-round staple at our house. They are a quick-prep snack and easily portable. And, apples in Fall, fresh from a local tree, are the best. Last year I bought 3 huge boxes of apples on killer sale and then processed them in different ways: Nanna’s Apple Pie, Slab Apple Pie, Crockpot Applesauce, […]

Falling for Fun 2010

Autumn is one of my most favorite times of year. I love the crisp weather, the hot bubbling soups and stews, the crunch of leaves under my feet. The turn of the season hearkens of good things to come, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and as my husband would add, football season. Fall is also full of […]

Do You Schedule or Plan Family Nights?

I remember long ago, back before I had children or when my oldest was just a toddler, listening to parenting programs that talked about Family Nights. Movies, games, read alouds, crafts — all were described in such intentional detail. Some families even had a set night every week when they spent time together as a […]

5 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Grandparents’ Day

While Grandparents’ Day hasn’t entered the cultural lexicon in the same way as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day have, it is still a fun day to observe and help your kids show their love and affection for the grandparents. It’s quickly approaching — next Sunday is the day. Here are some quick, last minute ideas: […]