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

C. G. Cady Naegle / Family Activities / Holidays & Traditions / Music

Christmas Caroling

Christmas Carols This Monday is our family’s annual Christmas Caroling party.  We invite a bunch of people over, and whoever makes it, makes it.  I fill up about a dozen crockpots of delicious hot drinks, and we wander the neighborhood singing Christmas carols. We get all sorts of responses.  We’ve had people leave their car … 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

Halloween Memories
Holidays & Traditions / S. Cady Allred / Uncategorized

Halloween Memories

Tomorrow is Halloween, and the excitement in our home is nearly palpable.  My eight-year-old daughter spent the evening on Pinterest looking at different ways to paint her face to look like Spiderman, and my seven-year-old son keeps asking to wear his Iron Man Costume around the house. We’ve discussed our plans for Halloween night, which … 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

Happy Oreo…er, Memorial Day!
C. G. Cady Naegle / Holidays & Traditions / Uncategorized

Happy Oreo…er, Memorial Day!

Kindergarten is an eye-opening experience for children as they are exposed to situations and people they have hitherto never known were even in existence.  Anyone who has ever been exposed to children has had them come home spouting knowledge they surely didn’t learn at home.  This kindergarten rite of passage birthed well-loved tradition in our … Continue reading