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 / 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

C. Cady Fowler / Daily Life / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / parenting / Pranks

Quincequil Day

We come by our writing honestly.  Dad was always writing silly stories for our amusement. I just recently ran across a collection of his stories, including this doozy:     Quincequil  Day by Monte Cady Arfgon Quincequil (730 – 687 BC) was a locally prominent medicine man in the region of the North American continent … 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

How Many Tootsie Pops does it take….
Family Activities / Holidays & Traditions / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / parenting / Peggy Cady

How Many Tootsie Pops does it take….

My daughter, Gloria came over to visit today.  I love when she comes over because of the way our relationship has evolved. Even though I made many parenting mistakes with her, she recognizes that I was doing the best I could with what I had.  “And besides,” she says, “I turned out pretty good in … Continue reading

C. Cady Fowler / Monte Cady a.k.a. Dad / Recipes

Tasty & Frugal Recipes For on the Go: Chili and Cheese on Mashed Potatoes (a 2 pot meal)

I grew up in the rough and tumble world of Alaska, where camping to me meant pulling over to the side of the road and throwing up the tent in the flattest area possible. I was 15 before I discovered that people don’t usually camp in gravel pits like our family frequently did. If you … Continue reading