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Acts of Service

Hey guys: have you ever wondered why some women radiate with joy when you give them flowers while others gush over you taking the trash out without being asked? Ladies: have you ever wondered why some men light up over …

Winds of Change

In a previous post, Personality Inheritance, I talked about the widely debated nurture vs. nature theory, so when I stumbled across this great article on the Psychology Today website about evolution and co-sleeping I wanted to share it with you. I …

One Knit Wonder

MeebsDad walks into the bedroom, takes one look at me on the bed, turns on his heel and walks out of the room with a smirk on his face. I was caught in the act! I hadn’t told him what …

Words to Live By

  Every family has a unique identity, with words and ideas that represent their values. I stumbled across this cool website—Wordle.net—that allows you to create “word clouds”. It’s a fun exercise when you find yourself with a spare minute or …

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

With the bustle of the holidays already upon us and with an ever growing to-do list, it can be daunting to think about things like sustainability, let alone adding it to your list. But greening your holidays is easier than …

Following is a list of ideas on ways to green your Christmas.  Because it’s a comprehensive list, there’s sure to be one or two ideas you can use without much effort. Decorating your home Create your own decorations using: Ornaments …

Our Not-So-Secret Weekend Identity

During the week we’re a typical Canadian family. We drive a minivan, read Today’s Parent magazine and watch the Food Network. MeebsDad is a freelance graphic designer and photographer, and I work in communications with the provincial government. Our 17-month old …

If These Trees Could Talk

From time to time MeebsDad and I take on creative projects, usually just for kicks. We love to produce mini documentaries and tourism videos. Recently MeebsDad came across a video contest called Film Snacks, through Discovery World HD/Discovery Channel (more …

Tattooed Barbie: a Bad Influence?

Barbie has met with the times! She’s been a doctor, an astronaut, a business woman, and of course a princess, and now she might just become a tattoo artist as well! Presenting Tattooed Hipster Barbie! So what are people saying …

Meebs’ Television Debut

Meebs’ Dad was recently contracted by the District of Sooke to develop 3 commercials to run on TSN during the televised coverage of the 2011 Subaru Sooke Triathlon, which took place at the beginning of August. Meebs and I can …

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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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