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Crafty Mommy

First of all let me say I’m so proud of my project. Though being 38 weeks pregnant, for five days I poured all my energy into refurbishing my childhood dresser for Meebs’ big girl room. To make room for baby, …

Easter Tribute and new Traditions

As a child I fondly remember Nana’s Easter basket cupcakes. In fact, I can’t remember an Easter without them. This is a beloved childhood tradition that I feel so fortunate to pass on to my daughter, soon to be daughterS. …

Dear Mom, it’s ok to check your iPhone!

  There is a post circling Facebook lately (click here to read it) “reminding” moms that every minute they’re on their iPhone they’re missing priceless moments in their child’s precious childhood. While there are elements of this post that are …

A Meebs Valentine’s Day

There we sat, last night before dinner, at Meebs’ miniature pink Ikea table with an unopened box of Hello Kitty Valentine’s Day cards and a list of names of kids she attends daycare with. My instinct was to quickly address …

Black and White or 50 Shades of Grey

Recently, conversations with Meebs have been really interesting. I find the toddler brain incredibly intriguing. Warning…not sure how to make this post more politically correct! One of Meebs’ favourite books is a Fisher Price Little Peoples’ Halloween book…speaking of politically …

Traditions and Renditions

Christmas was a lot of fun this year. When you have children—one’s who are old enough to “get” it and young enough to still believe in it—Christmas takes on a whole new meaning. Or perhaps more accurately, it recaptures some …

Good-bye My Parenting Pal

Two is a magical number. While each stage of Meebs’ development has been my favourite at the time, the toddler phase is pretty amazing. The magic that happens between ages two and three is a privilege to be a part …

National van Der Valk’s Christmas Vacation

From the van der Valks: we hope all our friends and loved ones have a great Holiday Season filled with real and wonderful moments. Remember: Christmas isn’t about creating the perfecting scene or giving the perfect gift. It’s about embracing …

DayCare Bear

When Meebs started daycare in June 2011, one of the first rituals at the facility was for her to choose a blanket and stuffy that would be hers and only hers to use at naptime. She chose a purple fairy …

The Wild Ride of Weeeeaning

Since July I have gradually weaned Meebs from nursing 3-4 times a day to one blissful bedtime session. This measured weaning was relatively easy on us both; we kept the one feed that mattered most to her and yet if …

More Meebs

List of Wee Wonders – #6

When your little one actually stays still while you’re clipping her little baby fingernails. One …

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