Good Mom / Bad Mom

The Likeness of Kindness

There’s nothing like unexpected kindness from unexpected sources to brighten your day and make you feel special. We expect kindness from those who love us and are kind to those we love (most of the time). But, sometimes the nicest …

Water Babies

If you think your infant is too young for the pool; think again! When Meebs was nine months old I signed us up for “Starfish” swim lessons at SEAPARC in Sooke; most recreation centres offer swimming lessons for babies and …

Look Who’s 1!

My baby is 1. I’m sure every mom wonders where the year went when her baby turns one. With joy and tears I planned a birthday bash to celebrate Meebs’ milestone birthday. At this stage most of the guests were …

Not Just Another Bedtime Story

It’s been a while since someone read me a bedtime story. Boy was I in luck late one evening last week when my hubby crawled into bed with a book he said he’d purchased online. He told me to snuggle …

Sooke Moms

Sooke is a small community—a seaside town big on fishing and tourism; revered for its vacation destination charm and not its “urbanized” amenities. So, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the range of amazing resources Sooke has to offer …

Always Daddy’s Girl

Today is my Daddy’s birthday; he would have been 68 years old. He passed away last July, exactly two weeks after Meebs was born. He was very sick but he and I had made a pact that he would hang …

A Love Like No Other

I became Meebs’ mom the moment she was conceived. I immediately felt connected to her: the love, nurturing impulse, and fierce mamma-bear protectiveness resonated so strongly within me. But these feelings were also familiar. I was amazed that the feelings …

Sweet Surrender

It’s not about me. It’s not about me. This is my mantra when Meebs has gas, or won’t sleep anywhere but in my arms, or gags and throws up everything she just ate because she shoved one too many pieces …

A Little Yellow Birdie

Meebs is almost 11 months old and we’ve never resorted to the TV-sitter; we’ve never had to. On one hand Meebs is extremely curious and wants to be involved in whatever we’re doing, but then she’s also very self-sufficient and …

Mother’s Day 101

Mother’s Day, traditionally falling on the second Sunday in May, is the one day of the year that’s all about Mom: the day to tell her you love her, show her you appreciate her and make her feel special. It’s …

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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