• A Look Inside Our Simple Homeschool Week - Unschooling
    FOSTER CARE,  LIFE

    How COVID-19 Has Affected Life – So Far

    So, I thought it would be interesting to document some of the ways the Coronavirus has been changing our life. I’m curious if when we look back years from now this will just be a little blip in our lives or if it will have affected every day life. When I was a teenager I used to keep a journal, but in the last few years this space has become my journal so this is where I will document it.     Just a little timeline to start: Monday, March 9th – friends who were in China but had spent the last number of weeks in Thailand due to the…

  • Easy DIY Escape Room for Kids
    HOMESCHOOL,  PARENTING

    An Easy DIY Escape Room for Kids

    At the beginning of last week I had a random-middle-of-the-night idea to make a DIY escape room for my kids. I’m not normally big into planning activities for my kids, Raeca often asks for a scavenger hunt for her birthday and that’s about the extent of it. But for whatever reason the idea came into my head and I got really excited about it. I searched on Pinterest for ideas and of course I got a few ideas but there was no ready-made escape room, it was a lot of getting little ideas here and there.     I wanted to keep the escape room simple (for me) and didn’t…

  • How to Entertain Your Kids & Make Sure They Are Ready for Next Year - Suddenly Homeschooling
    FOSTER CARE

    How Has Fostering Affected My Children? – Foster Care Q&A Series

    Welcome to week two of this Foster Care Q&A series! If you have any questions you would like me to answer throughout this series feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.     Today’s question is one that I wondered about before we started and I have had a few people as about. While we felt like we were being called to foster we also knew that we didn’t want to do it at the expense of our children.   How Has Fostering Has Affected My Children? And just like the first question in this series, there is no straightforward answer. I find there are two…

  • LIVING

    Things I’m Loving Lately

    I thought it would be fun to start a new series here on the blog where I share a list of (random) things I am loving lately. The things on this list will be a mish-mash of things that are making some area of my life easier and things that I purely just enjoy. I don’t have a plan on how often I’ll share new posts, it will likely just be whenever I have five-ish things to share.     Let’s just hop in to the five things I’m loving lately!     Dish Brush I got one of these dish brushes with soap dispenser from Ikea in the summer…

  • Foster Care FAQ - Should You Foster When Your Kids Are Little
    FOSTER CARE

    Do you think you would still foster if your own children were younger? – Foster Care Q&A Series

    I’m excited to kick off this Foster Care Q&A series! We’ve only been fostering for just over four months and I feel like I’ve been made keenly aware at how desperate the need for good foster families in my province (and I’m sure everywhere else too). Just a warning, if you talk to me and express an interest in fostering I will try to talk you into it. Now you can’t say I didn’t warn you. Prior to fostering I had a lot of questions and hesitations. With this series I hope to answer questions people have asked me as well as questions I was asking before we started (and…

  • Foster Care
    FOSTER CARE

    I’m Glad He’s Our Second Placement

    Little R2D2* has been with us for almost two weeks now and I’m so thankful he was our second placement. (*Originally I was going to call him Alfalfa here on the blog but he makes this noise that sounds just like R2D2 and the kids were adamant that his name here had to change, so R2D2, or R2 for short, it is.) Honestly, if he was our first placement I think we would have been lulled into a false sense of security and feeling like “we got this”. Our first placement was hard (for us) and now I can say it was a good thing. We’ve only been fostering for…