3 Tips To Reset Your Parenting

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting3 Comments

We’ve all felt it before. That gut-wrenching, soul-killing sick thought that our parenting has screwed up our kids. For some reason, there is less laughter, more stress and more bad behaviour. You’re tired, the kids are tired of YOU (they yell as they run to … Read More

A Fostering Testimony

Guest AuthorAdoption/Fostering, Family, Featured4 Comments

Guest Author – Julie Warkentin Southland’s impact on our decision to foster was huge! No one there ever told us we should foster or adopt, though sometimes people wonder if they do because of the high percentage of families who do. What we are taught … Read More

Making friends in Middle School

Thom DickFeatured, School1 Comment

I don’t care what anyone tells you being in middle school, those grades from 5-8 are hard. Probably one of the most difficult things about them is the way our friends change in those years. I remember being in grade 5 and crying to my [awesome] teacher, Mrs. … Read More

Why I Remain a Christian

Thom DickApologetics, Featured2 Comments

  I think some people I assume I am a Christian for job security. Perhaps I’ve even felt that in the past. Today I know that nothing could be further from the truth. I became a Christian because I had a powerful experience with God … Read More

Two GREAT app’s for parents

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Of late I have stumbled upon two great apps for parents that you may want to check out. Parent Cue The first app is called “Parent Cue” and was developed by ReTHINK – the same folks who put on the family ministries conference “Orange.” This … Read More

Why I am a Christian

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting6 Comments

I was born into a Christian family, but that is only a small part of why I am a Christian. I am grateful for the foundations my family gave me, however every soul needs to find their own answer in Jesus for faith to mean … Read More

Prepping Your Kids For Summer Camp

Thom DickCamp, FeaturedLeave a Comment

It’s summer camp season again and many of our kids are just chomping at the bit to spend their week in nature, making new friends and creating awesome memories. However, for some of our kids, the battle between excitement and fear is a real thing. What … Read More

Becoming the Wonderer

Thom DickFeatured, ParentingLeave a Comment

I heard once that the ancient Jews would sometimes wait up to two years or more to name their children so that the name would match their personality. I have no idea if this is actually true or not, but for the purpose of this … Read More