Outdoor Challenges

Spring is finally here! We've started going outdoors after dinner to enjoy the sun and play in the backyard.   Soon we will start outdoor soccer and going to the park after dinner.   We have more energy in the sun but it also tuckers the kids out when they play outside. This spring I am challenging... Continue Reading →

Spoiled Overspenders

Let's face it......we (here in Ontario, Canada) are spoiled.   Now, now, read all the way to the end before you throw your stones! We have good paying jobs but we want more money, guaranteed forever job security, free health benefits and lower income taxes. We have free health care (mostly) when many other countries people... Continue Reading →

Exam Day

My university daughter is preparing for exams this week.  It's hard to watch.   She stays up way too late studying and writing papers.   She doesn't eat well, she gets grumpy, snappy and pushes the limits of exhaustion.  Inevitably she will end up physically sick.   I was the same way in school.   I got so anxious... Continue Reading →

Sharing is caring

God is so amazing. A few of my devotions this week have been about giving and sharing with others.   Our sermon on Sunday was about giving and sharing our resources.   The pastor asked if we are giving all we can in every way.  Not just our funds but are we using our time, talents and... Continue Reading →

Extra Help

I guess my family didn't want to help sweep or vacuum anymore.  Or maybe they just didn't want to hear me complaining about how many times a day I have to sweep.   We have a crawling baby and anyone who has ever had a crawling baby knows that sweeping and vacuuming is imperative.  If there's... Continue Reading →

Looking up at 40

I vividly remember when my parents turned 40.   I remember when all of my aunts and uncles turned 40.  I am sure it's awfully strange that their daughter and niece is turning 40 today! So many people have a hard time with 40.  Lots of people stop at 39 and continue to tell people they... Continue Reading →

An End to Poop Problems

Have you ever had a child with poop problems? We have had many. Poop smearing, skid marks, constipation, diarrhea from allergies, lactose or gluten issues, and so many more.   All of these issues are awful and embarrassing for parent and child.   Have you had a child who never seems to make it to the bathroom... Continue Reading →

Hospitals are NOT Daycares

My grandbaby is in the hospital.  (Yes, my young looking self is a grandmother!)  I was there all day with him yesterday.  His mother (my daughter in law) has been with him day and night since he went in last week.   Her mother has been with him.  Her friends have been with him.   Baby TJ... Continue Reading →

“Foster Parents do it for $$$”

This article is an honest look at the financial side of foster care in Ontario, Canada. One of the worst and more hurtful statements we hear as foster parents, is that foster parents do what they do for money.   Ugh.   I can hear the collective assembly of foster parents groaning now. This could end up... Continue Reading →

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