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

Author: Megan Elford

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The DIY That Didn’t

So I read a blog post about how to interact with "shy" kids. The author's solution was to shut down the conversation and move on. I humbly (or not so…
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It Takes a Village

Ever wondered why we sometimes have an extra kid or two in tow? People often ask how many kids we have, and who the extra ones are.  I believe it…
Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen Review

I scored a great deal on Kijiji the other night - a 9.7" Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen.  This is the perfect tablet to replace my day planner, while…
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Christmas Road Trip!!

Last weekend, we took a mini road trip to visit with family for a early Christmas celebration.  We brought a couple of extra kids along for the ride too.  The…
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The Snow Has Arrived!

Even though the buses were still running, I kept the kids home from school. They paid for it by doing some shoveling ... and more shoveling .... and then some…
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The Sunday School Teacher’s Secret Weapon!

If you work in Children's Ministry in any capacity, I bet you've experienced having too much time and too little material. Whether it's because the Guest Preacher went overtime, or…
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We Rode A Train … In A Mall!

I discovered something unique about the spider plant today ... Turns out I asked the kids to hang the Christmas balls from the spider plant.  I guess I was thinking…
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It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas!

The snowfall was timed perfectly for our day of Christmas decorating, Christmas tree raising, and gingerbread house building! We always wait until December to put up our tree, but we…
DIY Projects

DIY Charging Station!

I thought I'd share some of the DIYs I've created around our house, and then show you how I hacked together a much better charging station solution than what we…
Faith

{Religion Collab} Answers About My Religion!

In this video, I've answered several questions that will allow you to get to know my religion better! How would you answer these questions? Leave your thoughts in the comments…
Adoption

Foster Care Parent Pay & Reimbursements

Yesterday I showed you how much it cost for us to become approved for adoption (Adopt-Ready) in Ontario, Canada. Today I'm discussing the pay and reimbursements we received as Foster…
Adoption

How Much Does Adoption Really Cost?

November is Adoption Awareness Month, and if you're like me, you've seen quite a few social media posts about how expensive and inaccessible adoption is. So today, I'm taking you…
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The Kids Try Virtual Reality!

LAN Party at our place! [That's a computer gaming party ;-) ] Along with a chance to try out the VR Headset! We also headed to the mall for some…
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The Santa-tization of Christmas

Newsflash: I'm pretty opinionated. Christmas is quickly approaching and I've been hearing things like how many ways we can use the Elf on the Shelf to control our children's behaviour,…
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Chillin’ at McDonald’s

We wanted to vacate the house for the evening, so we ran a few errands and then ended up at (of course) McDonald's. I told the kids they could get…