Shenanigans

My husband and I started a family tradition, 30 years ago, of hosting a Shenanigans Party to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with our Murphy relatives. We served Irish stew along with a variety of green foods. We drew names to exchange gag gifts - I remember my sister-in-law giving me a copy of Cowsmopolitan Magazine … Continue reading Shenanigans

Simple Things Matter

Most of us tend to measure life's journey in milestones - weddings, births, graduations, job promotions, retirements. We invest a great deal of time and planning¬†into celebrating these things, as it should be, for they are, indeed, joyous occasions. There are, however, many ordinary days in between those special occasions. Sometimes, if we aren't careful, … Continue reading Simple Things Matter

How the Murphy Girls Roll

Caitlin and I set off on a Momma/Daughter adventure to do a little exploring around Northern Kentucky. Our first stop was at Jane's Saddlebag, in Burlington, KY. Jane's is a family-owned business in which they took their family farm and turned it into a fun place for other families to enjoy. We enjoyed mango wine … Continue reading How the Murphy Girls Roll

Fun on the 4th of July

When our children were little, one of our favorite places for celebrating Independence Day was at the Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned 4th of July Fair. It's the perfect setting for families with small children, and offers many fun events and activities. Our kids always loved doing the art and craft activities, bouncing in the Moon Jumps, … Continue reading Fun on the 4th of July