Fall Busy-ness: Can Do Versus Should Do

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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 have  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. […]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Apples)

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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

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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 […]

Meal Planning for the School Daze

I don’t know about you, but the back to school season is just a whirlwind for me. I realized that there are not enough hours in my day to do all that I want to or think I should do. As a result, I am so thankful for having established theme meals for our next […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Food, Glorious Food

This will be the last installment of Camp Wannalaffalotta for the summer. Where did the time go? The FishFam had a great, albeit too short, summer. I hope you did, too. But, really, the activities laid out in Camp Wannalaffalotta can provide hours of family engagement all year long. Next rainy day, go browse the […]

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

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When I was growing up, I could count on at least one teacher asking us to write about what we did during our summer vacation. And since I’m a sucker for nostalgia, I thought I’d review the last three months and share some of the highlights of the FishFam summer with you. You will remember […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: There’s a Mouse in the House


Summer days can slip by before you know it. Make the most of it by planning a few enrichment activities to enjoy with your children through out the next few weeks and months. After all, all of life is learning. And summer learning can be the most enjoyable, especially since the pressure’s off. In light […]

Thinking Ahead to a Holiday Wardrobe


I confess, I am no fashionista. My sister, Jamie, has always been the one with style, while I have been the one with the frump. I am probably the last person who should be writing about wardrobes. That said, I like to know that my family has nice clothes for special occasions. I like to […]