Explore Burnaby Village Museum

The barber shop at the Burnaby Village Museum

Tucked into the corner of Burnaby just off Highway 1 is the Burnaby Village Museum, a lovely little place that takes visitors back in time to the area’s early days. When we first visited, I was surprised by how big the village was. The girls had fun running from one place to another while I […]

Dolls from Heaven

St. Therese doll with outfit and book in the Dolls from Heaven collection

St. Therese of Lisieux is one of my daughters’ favourite saints. We have several audio versions of her story that they listen to as well as the movie and her autobiography. They’ve connected with this little girl who found a little way to get into Heaven. And so when I saw the Kiczek family’s Dolls […]

RSVP for the #BloggersFete Twitter Party!

#BloggersFete twitter party RSVP

Bloggers Fete kicks off next Monday and I’m so excited! Heather, Ashley, Tammy, Lisa, Suzanne and I have been busy on Facebook and email planning this event for months now and the anticipation is almost too much! We’re starting the three-week event with a Twitter party on Monday night and you’re all invited to come […]

Life in Defiance by Mary DeMuth

Life in Defiance by Mary DeMuth

I’ve been looking forward to reading the final book in Mary E. DeMuth’s Defiance, Texas, trilogy ever since I finished the first book. Life in Defiance turns the storytelling over to Ouisie, Jed’s mom and Emory Chance’s best friend. Here, finally, the mystery of Daisy Chance’s death and murder is revealed. However, I found the […]

Our Homeschool Room

Our homeschool room

Our homeschool room is our dining room. When it’s time for school, we just pull out books and sit down to work, then clear them off later to have lunch or supper. Currently, this is what it looks like: We have bookshelves down one side of the dining room. Until now, I’ve used one shelf […]

The Great Food Truck Race is back!

Host Tyler Florence opens up the show at the end of Route 66, in Santa Monica, California, as seen on Food Network's, The Great Food Truck Race, Season 6.

At the end of a long, busy day, my husband and I often like to relax together by watching a TV show. By the time we get the girls into bed, we usually only have about an hour before I’m ready for bed myself—just enough time to catch up on our favourite episode. Plus, I […]

Explore: Rice Lake, Vancouver

Explore Rice Lake in Vancouver, BC.

Friends of ours raved to me about Rice Lake before Anna invited us to join them on a hike out there for her daughter’s birthday. I’ve been surprised several times by how much “nature” there is in the big city of Vancouver and once again, Rice Lake was like that. Once we were off the […]

Speeding Through Life’s Construction Zones

author Deanna Nowadnick

Today, I’m delighted to welcome author Deanna Nowadnick back to my blog to share her mothering insight and how we as moms can avoid speeding through life’s construction zones.   “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” ~Proverbs 2:6 Reactions were immediate. Even before they’d gotten to the final […]