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

PRIDE Training Session 2

A couple of days ago we had our second PRIDE session out of a total of 9 sessions. We started off with statistics for our county. With a population of…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE Training – The First Week

Last night we had our very first adoption training session! The curriculum is called PRIDE, which stands for Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education.  It's a 27 hour course,…
Adoption

The Long Road

And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me. Matthew 18:5 If you know us personally, you know that adoption is something that we've…
DIY Projects

The DIY Family Portrait Project

I love having our family portrait done.  We usually go to this amazing place (** ahem -- the Photo Studio at Zehrs -- ahem**), where they let us do whatever…
Achimok

Sun and Dust

Sometimes life makes things seem meaningless. But then again, sometimes they are meaningless.  From what we can see anyway. The sun beat down, and the dust swirled past my eyes,…
DIY Projects

The Table Project

I tend to be quite picky when it comes to kitchen/dining room tables.  Especially in my tiny kitchen.  There have been several tables -- the circle table, the black table,…
Achimok

Family Dinner

The table is set, the lasagna is hot, I need only to say that single word that will bring our family together for that daily ritual of eating, sharing, laughing…
Momentary Clarity

Not My Home

A couple of weeks ago, we crammed 5 duffles, 3 sleeping bags, 1 cooler, 2 bags of food, 3 bottles of sunscreen, 3 "keep-busy" bags, 23 dvds, 1 dvd player,…
Home Daycare

The Great Experiment

I love social experiments.  Hence, my undying fascination with reality tv shows.  That's why I try to avoid them.  They're like an addiction for me.  But that's not what "The…
Momentary Clarity

Bliss?

I live in Canada.  We don't have racism here.  Or do we?  I can't tell.  I'm white. They say ignorance is bliss.  And generally "they" are right.  But what if…