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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Mr Rogers and the Movies

      I grew up watching Mr Rogers’ Neighbourhood. I also grew up with Bugs Bunny slapstick comedy, WWF Wrestling, and The Flintstones family; but Mr Rogers settled...

    • The Art of Making Time

      Our home is a case study in messy schedules. We have a child now at school age and another  at not-yet-school age. My wife works...

    • Smells Like Home

      Your home is more than your castle, it is the place where your best memories are made, where you learn to embrace those you love,...

    • Loving-Well

      Is joy something we can buy? Maybe. It’s a question we’re exploring in our home. My five year old has a new plastic toy that...

    • Finding Magic

      I’m pretty much the best uncle in the world. I learned a little coin trick years ago and now my nieces think I’m David Copperfield....

    • Help in Addiction

      Draw any line through our community and we quickly discover that addiction is an ever present struggle for many. Addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex, food and...

    • Turning the Tables to Know Our Neighbours

      Walk through any of Chestermere’s neighbourhoods at supper time and you’ll catch a whiff of the diversity in your community. The aromas of a spicy...

    • Great Friends of Time

      Good and growing things take time. We planted two trees in our yard a few years ago, one was several years old and taller than...

    • Confessions

      I’m bad at hiking. I’ve discovered this over time and people who love me have helped me come to terms with it. There’s been an...

    • Kids need Neighbours

      Parenting is humbling work. We love our children deeply, we discipline them, we coach them, we teach them, and we pray for them. We hope...