December 2012

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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