I’m not exactly a courageous person. I distinctly remember the fear that crawled up my spine when my mom asked me to get something from the basement as a kid. Our below-ground “dungeon” was unfinished, sported a low ceiling, limited lighting, only two half windows, and a number of resident spiders who felt right at [...]
by Tanya KienekerI went to high school in Sparwood, BC. I’ll give $20 to anyone who knows where that is. (I’m actually not going to - just to give you fair warning.) I moved there in grade 9 from outside of Toronto. We rolled into town on April Fool’s Day and I was convinced my [...]
by Tanya KienekerI can't cook. Most people don't know this about me. Unless you are my husband.He has officially banned me from our kitchen, except of course to do the dishes. The reason is simple. I have flopped every meal known to man. I have burned every cookie, melted every spatula, loaded every soup with too much [...]
by Tanya KienekerSometimes we feel like very lazy parents. It’s true. We hear stories from friends about the adventurous things they've done with their kids—going on hikes, camping along the Baja, attending concerts… (Don’t even get me started on Disney Land or family camps!)And us? We prefer to stay at home and make the kids [...]
by Tanya KienekerAs I sit down on Kim Fleming’s couch, our kids playing quietly around the house, she jumps right in. She knows the topic of our interview, so it only makes sense that she skips all the pleasantries.“So here’s a good story. When my mom and dad first got married, they had someone from [...]
by Tanya KienekerGetting hired to teach at ACS was somewhat of an accident. It was 23 years ago and Dwight Moody was principal. He was looking for a grade two teacher and asked Nancy Humphries to come out for a visit. Little did she know, she was interviewed and got the job! “But I wasn’t [...]
Abbotsford Christian School's brand new, very BRAVE blog, Inside Out, is now live! Meet our 10 BRAVE writers...
by Tanya KienekerIt’s 6:45pm at our house. “The most wonderful time of the day,” as my husband and I like to call it. Sometimes we even sing this line, with smiles on our faces, to the tune of the familiar Christmas carol. It’s bedtime. Yes, our kids go to bed very early. When your dad [...]