Family Culture & Holiday Traditions

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Once upon a time, I learned that my family was different than my peers’. Not only did we absolutely love sauerkraut and spare ribs for dinner and pizza for breakfast, but we also had some quirky traditions when it came to Holiday Time. No one else in the room had ever heard of feeding ice […]

Loving Those Who Grieve During the Holidays

Gramma and FishBoys

Two years ago this week my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer. She loved celebrating Christmas with her grandsons. She never really knew our girls. While she and I didn’t always see eye to eye, those things don’t really matter to me anymore. I wish I had learned that sooner. This post was originally posted […]

Super Simple Fudge

Eagle Brand Fudge

Growing up fudge was a Christmas tradition at our house. My mom usually made a very simple version using marshmallow creme. I’ve followed in her footsteps — until this year. I bought all the ingredients, fully prepared to make fudge to add to our Christmas cookie tray. Well, who woulda thunk that marshmallow creme had […]

Tailoring our Holiday Gatherings for All Ages

Snow FishBoys

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 FUN

Xmas Fun

The days just keep flying by! I hope that you’re making the most of each one. I’m stunned that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. This week, I’ve got a special series lined up – Christmas Fun. You won’t want to miss daily+ giveaways and inspiring content toward family fun over the year end […]

Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Mugs

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 […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

These Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti are easy to¬†prepare yet seem so elegant. Bake a batch for now and freeze a batch for later. As you know, our freezer is bursting with Christmas cookies. Every few days I pull out a box and we munch to our heart’s content. The kids and I had a great […]

12 Holiday Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisoning

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Photo Source With six very active children, I’ve been known to call Poison Control on occasion. I’ve called about motor oil, plant food, drywall, deodorant, oleanders, spider bites, and Christmas Berries. And I have the white hair to prove it. I’m so thankful that the Poison Control Hotline is there, thankful that none of our […]