My Favourite Posts Of 2016

It’s been a lot of fun looking back over the last year on the blog. I didn’t write as much I wanted to (because pregnancy is not fun), but here are some of my favourite posts for 2016. That Time We Moved House And Then Got Burgled. The getting burgled part wasn’t fun, but we …

Our 2017 Curriculum Choices

Angie is technically in her grade one year, but we’re really only using grade levels so she knows which class she’s in at children’s church. I had to choose and order her curriculum in advance because I knew that once Rafe was born, I wouldn’t have the time, energy, or brain function to think about …

Mommy, Is Santa Claus Real?

As Christmas approached, I noticed a lot of posts doing the rounds on whether or not Christian parents should do Elf on the Shelf and let their kids believe in Santa Claus. I’ve never wanted to do the elf, but I had already been feeling convicted about the Santa issue. Christmas has never been about …

{Currently} The Best Thing Ever

I had intended to put up a New Year post earlier this week, but my mind is still very much in holiday mode. We start school on Monday, and Jacques goes back to work on Tuesday, so I suppose it’s time to start switching into normal mode again. I am excited to start school. Angie …

A South African Christmas

Christmas in South Africa is smack-bang in the middle of summer, so the usual depictions of reindeer and snowmen have always been a bit odd to me. That doesn’t mean our Christmas décor isn’t made up of reindeer and snowmen, of course. When I signed up to blog about a South African Christmas, I wasn’t …

{Currently} How Many Sleeps ‘Til Christmas?

How can Rafe be four months old already? Didn’t I give birth to him, like, yesterday? He has always been a smiley baby, but these days it is so easy to make him giggle. And, oh man, those baby giggles are too adorable. Giggles produce even more giggles, and once he starts and the girls …

What Does A Domino Have To Do With An X-Ray?

When I was little, I swallowed a screw. I don’t remember it, but we had the X-rays that my parents pulled out every now and then to prove to us how crazy we were. I also didn’t fully appreciate my parents’ panic until Wednesday night, when Emmy swallowed a mini domino just before bed. But let …

The Jesse Tree Journey

Don’t you just love Christmas? One of my favourite traditions is the Jesse Tree. What’s a Jesse Tree? I’m so glad you asked. The Jesse Tree is a Jesus-focused Advent countdown that starts in Genesis and ends with Jesus’ birth. It traces God’s salvation plan from the beginning, and it’s a reminder of the real …

How SnapnSave Is Saving Me Money

It’s only the beginning of November, but there’s already too much month left at the end of the money. Isn’t that always the case, though? It feels like every month prices are going up, and our budget has to stretch further than before. One of the ways we’re trying to be more frugal is by …