My Dad A life of adventure, love and curiosity has come to an end. Ninety-one years of working hard, traveling, raising a family, and learning. Always learning. A farm boy, train-hopper, self-taught electrician/carpenter/roofer/engineer and motorcycle rider. A man of faith acquainted with grief as well as joy. He routinely checked on his neighbours, often lending…… Continue reading A very hard goodbye
Author spotlight: Elizabeth Raum
Elizabeth Raum is a prolific writer of history in both fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent title, A Kidnapping in Kentucky, 1776, is available from Chicken Scratch Books. Q: Where did you get the idea for your most recent book, A Kidnapping in Kentucky, 1776? A: I’ve always been fascinated with our country’s history. I…… Continue reading Author spotlight: Elizabeth Raum
Jeff Pennant’s Field Guide to Raising Happy Parents
Every time Jeff tries to make his parents happy, disaster inevitably follows so he decides to turn his life into a science experiment. The results aren’t exactly what he hopes for but along the way he learns a lot and discovers even parents sometimes make mistakes. Available now from Chicken Scratch Books, Jeff Pennant’s Field…… Continue reading Jeff Pennant’s Field Guide to Raising Happy Parents
Welcome to our new adventure! Like many folks, we have decided to leave city life and find some land in the hopes of being more self sustainable. We are not off grid; we are not those people! I have a deep admiration for anyone who is attempting to live that way but we know our…… Continue reading New adventures
Homeschool book news!
Although we are currently packing and moving, I have also found time for a new project. Part devotional, part anecdotal with some fresh ideas thrown in, this book is designed to encourage homeschooling parents. Deciding to teach your children at home is life changing for the entire family. I will address topics such as creating…… Continue reading Homeschool book news!
Colours of Autumn
The colours of autumn are on full display and this year we enjoyed the view from the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. The train departs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and travels through 114 miles or 183 kilometers of wilderness. Golden poplar, red maples, and dark green pine covered the hillsides and stood reflected in the…… Continue reading Colours of Autumn
It’s Release Day for Strawberry Tea!
Strawberry Tea, a picture book about sharing, officially releases today! A tale about the power of kindness and generosity, Strawberry Tea features the whimsical art of illustrator Sara Thompson. Available wherever children’s books are sold!
Letters in the Woods is a finalist in the Word Awards
Today is an exciting day for Letters in the Woods! The shortlist for the Word Awards was announced and Letters in the Woods, illustrated by Sara Thompson, was chosen as a finalist in the children’s fiction/non-fiction category. The Word Awards is a national award hosted by The Word Guild to recognize excellence in Christian writing.…… Continue reading Letters in the Woods is a finalist in the Word Awards
🇨🇦Canada Day 2022 adventure
Canada Day 2022, a day of exploring back roads with a good friend, enjoying our freedom and our beautiful country. Mama and baby bears New favourite spot Wildflower walk
Kidlit resources for homeschoolers
As a homeschooler, my greatest challenge was also my greatest joy: spending all day, everyday, with my kids. I loved learning with them, seeing their faces light up when they mastered something and finding ways to tailor the learning to their strengths. But it wasn’t all fingerpaint and field trips. It was also finding ways…… Continue reading Kidlit resources for homeschoolers