That Flashy Little Touch Screen

The whole iPod, smart phones, tablet craze has been going on for a while now and there’s no stopping it in our house. It’s like a runaway train and I think I got flattened on the tracks. My grandpa and grandma are 95 and 93 and they had an iPad before I even knew what […]

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Confessions of a Home Reading Mom

Home reading; a valuable part of the school reading program, no doubt. I wholeheartedly support the school in their endeavour to make books come alive and to foster the love of reading, never mind the important skill of being able to read for comprehension, no matter what job you intend to do in the future. […]

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Humble Pie, Anyone?

Anyone who is a parent has probably been served the odd piece of humble pie. It goes with the territory. I’d be shocked if there is a parent who has made it through their kids’ childhood without suffering the humiliation of a public toddler temper tantrum, or a moment of innocent curiosity followed by a […]

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The Walking Wounded

The other day Levi and I stood on the street in the middle of Abbotsford, killing time until the department store we needed to shop at opened its doors for business. We did some people watching as one by one they passed us by. Some hurrying, some looking at their phone, some meandering/window shopping but […]

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Enter At Your Own Risk

There is a sign hanging in our porch that says, “You are now entering the nut house.” Truer words are rarely spoken. But more often I wish for one of those great big yield signs that say, “Danger, enter at your own risk!” Because the truth of the matter is, it is extremely dangerous to live […]

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Change Is Afoot

Each morning, when my alarm goes off, I wake up to the staticky sounds of a local Christian radio station. As this is one of the only radio stations I seem to get with any clarity in Chilliwack, it’s that or the obnoxious factory installed alarm, incessantly blaring me to consciousness. So Praise 106.5 it […]

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Steve “THE ROCK” Brandsma

This week we find ourselves saying a lot of good-byes. While we can’t wait for that final bell to ring, signalling the end of another year and the start of the lazy days of summer, it’s bittersweet. Because every year we grow attached to another set of amazing teachers. They’ve guided our kids, gone above […]

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