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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…
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Santa Claus Parade

The training session/luncheon went perfectly! Special thanks to the men in my family for rearranging my living room AGAIN at 11:00 the night before. Today, we're on to the Santa…
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14 Chairs and a Burlap Wreath

It's been a full week, and I'm finishing up getting ready for the training session/luncheon at our place. And check out the 11th hour deal I got on folding chairs…
Faith

Guest Post: The Church, Our Family

There is more in a person’s life that meets the eye.   A smiling face at church for instance may have you thinking, “That person has it all together.” At…
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Mercy House Unboxing

Today I received my order of Christmas gifts from Mercy House!  I found a number of things that I'll be able to bless others with, while helping support women and…
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Scenes from Prince Edward Island 2016

This is a look back at the week we spent in Prince Edward Island this past summer. We visited several places, but in this video, you'll catch scenes of Victoria…
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Travel Trailer Shopping

We've toyed with the idea of buying a travel trailer many times over the past several years. We do a lot of tenting, and our resident tent expert (me!) is…
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Trump Wins (with Ben’s Commentary)

Well, it happened.  Trump actually won.  Ben found out the next morning, and provided his post-mortem commentary on the nation that was the United States. On a more positive note,…
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Making Space for 20-ish People

Today I'm working on rearranging my living room (between doing my job and running to the office ... and then back to the office again).  I'm hosting a training seminar…
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We Skipped Church!

My daughter is still recovering from the stomach bug that hit her yesterday, so we stayed home from church, played board games, went for a walk and made some fun…
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Monday Morning

Here's a brief look at our Monday, complete with army tanks. Because what Monday morning is complete without army tanks? These ones are remote-controlled tanks that the kids got for…
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That Time She Was So Sick

This weekend, it was vomiting and a fever, and it reminded me of that time she was sick for 2 months. She had fevers of 106 F and hallucinations ...…