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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 …

Cleavage Compliments

The “Easy to Understand” dictionary defines the breast as, one of two mammary glands on the chest of a woman or the front part of the human body from the neck to the abdomen. Well, there you have it…breast placement …

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 …

the tWHYlight Zone

Why did we have to enter the ‘tWHYlight Zone’? I knew it was out there. I knew it was coming. But I was still unprepared. The tWHYlight Zone is the toddler phase dreaded by all parents—the phase that tests your …

Batteries Not Included

It seems that, just like that, all the batteries died in Meebs’ electronic toys. After two and a half years of constant use it wasn’t a huge surprise, just unusual that it happened all at once. Smart little cookie that …

Boy, Was I Wrong!

Well, it’s been almost 9 months to the day since my last post. I have disconnected from my network, because I’ve been feeling very, well, disconnected. I withdrew—from my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and even some in my social circle. I have …

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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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