A Career is Not a Job by Becca Vandekemp

Is anyone else sick of being asked about what career they are trying to obtain? I am. From a university graduate’s perspective, calling the current professional job market terrible would be an understatement. Youth unemployment is ridiculously high in Canada, […]

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Five Years of Youth Mentorship by Becca Vandekemp (@beccavdk)

In January of 2009, I stepped through the doorway of a rather unspectacular building on Colborne Street, not really knowing what I was doing or why. There had


Life with Riley (Becca Vandekemp, @BeccaVDK)

Photo courtesy Rebecca Joy Photography. “And yesterday, his poop was orange!” These words came out of my mouth. I broke the pact I made with myself to not be one

BVDP Baby Bump

Confessions of a Knocked Up Jesus Geek (Becca Vandekemp, @beccavdk)

To start with, you all must know that I am a Jesus geek - Christian, if you prefer, but rather obsessed with God, Jesus, church, and all that


Off Campus: My Degree in Participation (Becca Vandekemp, @beccavdk)

“How did I get here?” I ask that question as my clothes get drenched in smoke from my third barbeque of the week; watching local politicians converse in front

Off to School

Off to School (Becca Vandekemp, @beccavdk)

Starting post-secondary school can make for crazy times. The taste of freedom, the stress of school, and all of the new people can throw you into a frenzy


Speaking Street (Becca Vandekemp, @beccavdk)

Brantford’s streets are a beautiful place. Sometimes bad things happen, but even at four in the morning in the heart of downtown, there’s not much to fear. I’ve

Why I Love Brantford by Becca Vandekemp

Why I Love Brantford (Becca Vandekemp, @beccavdk)

So it’s May (in case you hadn’t noticed). I’m done university, and I’m still in Brantford. What’s the deal? Well, I will tell you. The following is an

Student Life

Saying goodbye to student life (Becca Vandekemp, @beccavdk)

I fear the era of ripped jeans and men’s sweatpants is passing. I’m graduating from university, but it means far more than the discontinuation of lectures. I’ll be celebrating

Child's Mini Chalkboard (path included)

I Don’t Know My Months (Becca Vandekemp, @beccavdk)

“I don’t know my months.” If a 5-year-old had said it, it wouldn’t have been a big deal. My friend isn’t 5, though. He’s 24. When he said it,

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