a blog about parenting, home daycare, adoption and life in general.
Vlog

Just A School Shooter Threat ?!?

Yep, just another day of school threats and getting trapped by transport trucks ... We headed to the doctor for some answers about Ezri's mystery illness.  To my chagrin, she…
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Our Valentine’s Day

With the spending freeze still in effect, we headed to the brand new Dairy Queen in town to celebrate Valentine's Day as frugally as possible.  We didn't anticipate the crowds…
Vlog

Best Wedding Picture Ever.

Today was a do-nothing day.  Well, okay, I made some granola.  Shot some video.  Fielded some emails.  Took care of a sick kid.  Kept two teenagers busy with chores.  Did…
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Plagiarize = Stealing

Today I discovered that someone had stolen one of my blog posts and is passing it off as their own. This isn't the first time this has happened, but never…
Vlog

Frost Quake Damage??

Apparently there were loud cracking, popping and crashing noises heard all across central / southern Ontario last night! One noise was so loud, it woke me up. I thought it…
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Real Men … Have Lazy Wives?

Have you seen this viral video going around?  The one about gender stereotypes and how men should be the ones to take care of the kids, house, and bring home…
Adoption

What The CAS Doesn’t Tell You

I've received a few nasty comments over the last little while in response to a video I posted about the pay Foster Parent's receive. This is my response, and alot…
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Climbing on Roofs and Other Adventures!

Our Saturday turned into quite the adventure. After cleaning the house, we went in search of a place to hike close by. Our first option didn't pan out like we…
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Grocery Haul: Feed A Family of 5 for $150/week

Here in Southern Ontario, Canada, groceries can be pricey.  We've chosen to hold a spending freeze on our family's finances, which for us means no spending outside of budgeted necessities.…
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Best News Ever: Chocolate IS A Vegetable!

As part of our spending freeze experiment, I'm making dinner with what we have the day before our trip to the grocery store. We only shop once every two weeks,…
Faith

A Spiritual Birthday Party?

This is a super-quick look at our celebration of Ezri and her friend's spiritual birthday! A spiritual birthday is the celebration of the day a person accepted Christ into their…
Vlog

A Day In The Bush

Today we headed to a friends' property for an annual event that has been a tradition for our church family for generations! We played in the snow, chopped some wood,…