TGIF: Get on Board!

Ever since we were dating, FishPapa and I have loved to play cards and board games. Back then, in the early 90s, it was often a duel at Trivial Pursuit. Usually, he had me whooped from his knowledge of history (he is older than me) and sports. Every once in awhile, though, I would have […]

Back to School Traditions

Not every kid in the world embraces going back to school in the same way I did. FishPapa was one who really disliked school. We got a good chuckle when he drove me to my first day of teaching — at his former high school. Who knew? And since life is learning, and school is […]

A New Sunday Morning Ritual

It all started when Crystal posted about making cinnamon rolls for the 4th of July. And since my dad had bought me this, I knew I could do it with some degree of success. And now it’s been about four weeks and we are sucked in. Completely. From FishPapa to FishChick. Cinnamon Rolls are right […]

TGIF: The Choosing Game

FishPapa occasionally reads this blog. I never know when. But, I always get helpful feedback. That’s how he rolls. After reading my Monkey Treats post, he suggested that I tell you about The Game. I always thought it was called, The Choosing Game. But, he claims they’ve always called it the Monkey Treat Game. Since […]

TGIF: Decorating Cookies

One of the FishKids very, very, very, very favorite things to do at Christmas time is to decorate cookies. This is an inherited trait, I believe, because my siblings and I all loved the same thing. Part of it is due to my oh-so-clever-kindergarten-teacher-mother’s method. This idea is a keeper. So pay attention: Make up […]

Christmas Party Idea: Soup’s On!

December is a great time for festive get-togethers. Tree-trimmings, carolings, cookie exchanges, gift exchanges – the month can be a flurry of parties. One idea that I’m partial to is the “Soup’s On!” The basic gist of this shindig is to invite friends and family for a simple supper of soup, bread, and maybe Christmas […]

TGIF: Make Homemade Pizza

One of the things that our family loves to do is to eat pizza. Personally, my very favorite pizza is served up at the corner of Bouquet and Soledad Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. However, I live in Kansas City, so I’ve had to learn to make do without my hometown pizza. When we’ve got […]

Preschool Play: Monkey Treats

Years ago when the first FishBoy was a toddler, we met Monkey. I think it started on car rides home, trying to keep FishBoy awake until naptime. You know, when you want the kid to have a good, 2-hour nap in his bed and not a 10-minutes’ catnap in the car? You’ll do anything to […]