Is Scrapbooking a requirement of motherhood? If so, I am failing

I have to admit to being a slacker mom when it comes to pictures.  I take TONS of pictures.  The thousands of pictures I have taken are sitting on my iphone and computer  unorganized.  We have random physical pictures from other more organized people, strewn about about the house that get loved on so much that they end up falling to pieces.  While I can whip out my phone at any time for the kids to look at it doesn't feel the same as a photo album that they can take with them....more

Sunday Lunch: Slow Roasted Suckling Pig w/ Friends: AROMA CUCINA

Sunday Lunch: Slow Roasted Suckling Pig w/ Friends: AROMA CUCINA Sundays are for sharing, and share we must! Food and friendships: what could be better? One fills the stomach, the other fills the soul; both with love.  Buon domenica tutti! ...more

Welcoming 2012 With Good Food And Family "Southern Style"!

My family spent most of the week after Christmas until New Year's at our lake house.  We packed up games, rented movies, bought food and fireworks and basically had a BIG, FAT, LOUD ringing in of the New Year! There's no better place to unwind and enjoy being with family after the hectic holiday season.  And we did just that this past week... ...more

The Gift of "Naka-Taka-Miewing"

One summer day in 1994 my two and one-half year old daughter went streaking. Hyped up on that exhilarated toddler "clean and wanting to be free" feeling, she wriggled out of my arms as I was toweling her off after a mid afternoon bath.I was on my knees when this happened and by the time I'd made it to my feet in an effort to chase her down, I heard the front screen door open....more

The other odd family tradition

Growing up my family had one other odd Christmas tradition. I’m not sure where it came from but I know it was in place until my mom died in 1999. I think it originated with Mama (maternal grandmother) who was rather formal and reserved....more Yes presents were passed out one at a time by whoever was playing Santa. ...more

Multi-National Traditions

National Multi-National Traditions...more

Learning to Skate

I do not skate well.  Let's just get that out of the way....more

New Family Traditions: Thursday night dinner

 We started a newe family tradition this week.  Dinner out with all the kids.  The plan is to have each person in the family pick which resturant we eat at on Thursday night.  This week was Nikki's pick and we ate at Red Robin.  Michael and I had never been there before....more
@KarenLynnn I like the idea of "no clean up." Maybe I should suggest eating out once in a while ...more

Movie Night

Do you have a regular movie night tradition with your family? I love creating family traditions that bring me, my husband, and my children all together for time to enjoy each others company. And I'm always on the lookout for fun ideas that will create awesome memories for my children. But sometimes, our traditions begin by accident.Like our traditional Friday night, movie night did....more

Naturally dyed eggs

I love this time of year. The blossoms are blossoming, the trees are busting buds, the grass seems extra green, and sadly, my allergies don't like any of it. But, I love it. Really, I do! Something deep inside me gets all buzzely with excitement. It's spring - a fresh new start!...more