Category Archives: Fernie Mom

Fernie Mom : My Fernie Lifestyle Illustration Poster

I decided to create a little poster graphic of the Fernie that I know and love. I call it To Fernie, With Love. It’s about raising my kids in a town that is full of adventure, exploration and nature. What do you love about Fernie?

To Fernie, With Love by Brina Schenk - raising a family in Fernie BC Canada

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2021, It Is Said

“Kootenay-East MLA Tom Shypitka claims that a full replacement for Fernie’s elementary school should be coming in just a couple of years.

Shypitka wrote in a Facebook post that he spoke to Education Minister Rob Fleming in the B.C. Legislature this week about schooling in the East Kootenay….” Read more here.

girls on desk looking at notebook

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This is huge news for Fernie. A new school for École Isabella Dicken Elementary School is long over due, with our booming and vibrant community. There are so many portables out back and kindergarten classes don’t seem to be getting smaller.

This Will Make My Family Happy

Big announcement for Fernie! We are getting the latest Pokémon movie this May 10th at the Vogue Theatre. My husband was willing to travel with my kids to another city if Fernie didn’t get it right away. They’re that excited.

“Starting this Fri May 10: Pokemon Detective Pikachu. Ryan Reynolds is the voice of Detective Pikachu….so funny!!”

Video Of The Day : Snake Plant

No Sh*t!

I have one of these and I’m going to try this.

Free To Roam

Occasionally, the subject of free range kids comes up with friends. Should we allow our children to go alone beyond our “safe zone” aka: yard, when this doesn’t seem to be a popular trend? Our area of play was much larger when we were kids. I remember exploring the large back field behind my house when I was 6 years old and my mother was not watching us. I also had older brothers, so she might have expected them to watch over me.

How far would you let your 5 year old roam from your house?  Do you allow them to leave the yard? Go beyond the block? At what age do we allow them to go further? When does their world get bigger?

Living in Fernie, there doesn’t appear to be much danger…other than the distracted drivers, startled bears and fast flowing rivers.

One family I know in Fernie who allows their children a lot of freedom, very few boundaries, they’ seem to be fine. The children are a bit older than mine but I love the idea of free range kids…it’s just a bit hard to let go and know when they’re ready.

grayscale photography of girl walking on grass field

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Turning Lemons Into Lemon Loaf

We had some abandoned lemons at our house so I’ve been baking lemon rich recipes lately and I couldn’t be happier. It’s funny how you crave certain flavours more than others, and at times, only certain times of the year. There are rare occasions when I don’t want anything lemon flavoured, which might, honestly, only happen after a lemon heavy stint, such as next week. But sometimes I don’t want fruit, I’m just not into it, or in winter when you don’t want to even look at a salad. My body is saying: you don’t make friends with salad.

I’ve been told there’s a reason we grow foods seasonally, so in the summer we eat bananas because they cool us down in the heat. I’m going to pay close attention to my body and its cravings and eat lemon loaf when my body wants it (every day).

Here a questions, should we just be eating chickadees and deer in the winter? Think about it.

black and white chickadee

Fernie on Instagram : You Are Not Alone