July 2011

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 …

Baby Steps

The old saying, “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical riddle that evokes questions about observation and the perception of reality. It probes the …

Unholy Cow

Every now and then when I’m pumping breast milk for Meebs I feel like a dairy cow hooked up to a mechanized milker. Sticking my nipple into anything that plugs into a wall socket is a little daunting, but I …

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 …

Ya Big Baby!

We’ve all heard that things are bigger in Texas, from big hair to stompin’ cowboy boots to big bold Texan flavours. But big is taken to the extreme with the recent birth of a 16 pound 1 ounce 2-foot long …

Our Sticky Situation – When the Caregiver Quits

Even the best laid plans fail. I returned to work last Monday and by Tuesday evening our babysitter quit; without notice.  Our plan was to have a babysitter come into the home for July to ease Meebs into the transition …

Always Daddy’s Girl

You may have thought I wasn`t listening or that I didn’t see, You taught me how to love, and drive, and always just be me. With generosity and humour you showed me how to live; Most importantly you taught me …

Back to Work Blues

Well, I started back to work this week. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be…it was much, much worse. To start, my employer was not prepared for my return and had to scramble for my security pass and …

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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