Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / C. G. Cady Naegle / camping / dinner time / Fun and Games / Holidays & Traditions / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / Writer's Retreat

The Dude Ranch

I was sitting and reminiscing with my sisters this weekend, and the topic of camping came up. Dad was an outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing and camping, but by the time I came around, his heart said wilderness, his body said recliner. The compromise we came to was what we in the family … Continue reading

Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / Bedtime activities / Childhood imagination / Fun and Games / Holidays & Traditions / Kids Games / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / Music / parenting / Sharing bedrooms with siblings / Singing / Uncategorized

Center Stage with Judy

I have some unique memories growing up with my siblings. Many of them are about being competitive or mischievous, but I have some very sweet memories as well. For as long as I can remember, I shared a bedroom with my older sister, Judy. She was two years older than me and always there when … Continue reading

Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / Daily Life / dinner time / Family Activities / Fun and Games / Peggy Cady / Pranks / Strong Personalities / This too shall pass / Uncategorized

“This Too Shall Pass”

While I was growing up, the phrase, “This too shall pass,” was said by our mom so many times, I swore I’d never say it to my children.  And I haven’t. So imagine my surprise when I heard my husband mumble it at me yesterday. Not only at me, but about me. What? How is … Continue reading

Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / C. G. Cady Naegle / Family Activities / Holidays & Traditions / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / Mystery Game

1st Christmas Party of the Year!

Tomorrow is a big day! I’m inviting a few of my favorite people over, and I’m throwing a mystery party!  This, in and of itself, isn’t wholly out of the normal.  What IS a big deal is the fact that I wrote this Mystery Party all by myself! My parents (and after they passed, my … Continue reading

Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / Daily Life / Family Activities / Holidays & Traditions / Peggy Cady / Uncategorized

A Cady is a Cady

Last weekend #10 was over with her husband and two of her children. To celebrate the event, #2 dropped by as did my two daughters with their husband and boyfriend. It was a nice, quaint gathering with a noise rating of “dull roar.” After all, there were only three Cadys in the mix. Except, of … Continue reading

10 Cady Family Thanksgiving Traditions
Barbara Cady a.k.a Mom / Family Activities / Holidays & Traditions / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / parenting / Recipes / S. Cady Allred / Uncategorized

10 Cady Family Thanksgiving Traditions

Goodbye Halloween. Hello, Thanksgiving! Yes, I know some of you are already breaking out your Christmas trees and listening to Christmas music.  Good for you! Play it extra loud for me, will ya? But I have children, and I’m especially keen on making sure a few of my favorite Cady Family Thanksgiving traditions continue through … Continue reading