Making-Every-Day_200wMaking Every Day A Big Event

Events are Moments and Memories

By Carol Bickford Bush

For copies of this book send a check payable to Encompass Early Education and Care, Inc. for $18 per book to this address: Encompass Early Education and Care, Inc., 1823 S. Webster Street
Green Bay, WI  54301, (920) 469-1236

Does your family have a good time when they are together? Would you like your family gatherings to be more fun with everyone participating? Do you want your family to enjoy traditional celebrations, but also create new traditions?

Carol “Bicky” Bickford Bush—wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, community mover and shaker—tells you how! Carol took her energy and great sense of fun and applied it creatively in raising four children with her husband, Bob, and then “endowed” the next generations with the same love of tradition.

The book includes:

  • How to create family traditions
  • Ideas for celebrating every holiday and holy day
  • Party invitations
  • Party and special family menus and recipes
  • Games for all ages and every occasion
  • How to get children to eat vegetables!


“My name is Carol Bickford Bush and I strongly believe that part of the fun of family is tradition. Whatever your background, you have inherited cultural, religious or ethnic traditions. You can share them with your children and then start your own new family traditions. Even if your children are grown, with families of their own, it’s never too late!

“…(traditions) strengthen the family. They help kids to know what their parents value and why. They give kids a basis for looking at the world and feeling positive through shared experiences. In our family, over the years, traditions have become important events—grand and special. They cement family relationships in a wonderful, positive way.”

“In reading Carol Bush’s memoirs, I am reminded of the child development research that focuses on the importance of family traditions and dinner times. When holidays and mealtimes are celebrated in ways that involve supportive and nurturing interactions, upon communication, meaningful traditions, and good humor, these experiences … children learn shared family belifs and ways of interacting with others that they carry forward with them into adulthood and into the wider world.

“Carol Bush’s Making Every Day A Big Event reflects the lifework of an artist who has created and sculpted a beautiful sense of family over the course of 80 years.”

—Julie Poehlmann, Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison