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Absence of a Child

I can guarantee I cried while writing this.  I haven’t even finished the first sentence and I have ‘that’ feeling starting again.

This is a touchy subject but I felt compelled to write about it for two reasons; my personal experience and the abduction of Kienan Hebert.  From one extreme to an…

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Name that stench

I walked into Mason's room late yesterday and an overwhelming rotten smell hit me like a ton of bricks.  "What stinks in here???" I ask Mason but his vocabulary is limited to Mum, Dad, Kitty, that, fan and the unrecognizable babby babble it didn't help much.  I looked for a diaper that may have not…

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I am sitting at the computer, trying to get all the last minute Xmas things done and I look over to see Mason sitting on the floor.  I go over to him as he's chewing on something.  As I look down at him, it looks like a piece of white paper in his mouth.  So I dig it out and it's the 'baby proof…

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Mason update - 9 months

Our little dude is growing up so fast it's hard to keep track of all the new things he's doing!

  • showing signs of clinginess, will try to climb up you if you don't lift him up

  • continues to preteeth like mad, the drool doesn't stop yet there are no signs of any teeth!

  • is quite a fast little crawle…
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    An Ocean Wonder

    We are never good with surprises in our family, we cannot handle the suspense so for as long as I can remember, Christmas came early in our household.  Presents were doled out days, sometimes weeks before Dec 25th.  Of course there was the 'excuses' that went along with it (to justify the reason for…

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    Battle of the bedtime

    I seriously didn't think this would be an issue until at least the toddler stages.  I have one stubborn child.

    Mason's bed time has been earlier this week due to the fact we are staying at my parents house on the Island for a visit.  (Vancouver Island, BC) for you 'out of towners'.  The travelin…

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    Bye Bye Mr. Binky

    Goodbye and Good riddance to Mr. Binky!

    I've been wanting to write this blog for a long long time and in doing a lot of research I figure I have until Mason is 12 months to ensure that Mr. Binky takes a hike.   Mason didn't seem too interested in the pacifier after he was born but we bought one a…

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    An added expense

    Toy companies spend millions of dollars on research to ensure their toys will engage children and provide enjoyment for hours.  I recently posted about some toys that we purchased for Mason and not surprisingly he has found alternate uses for them...

    I say, "don't bother".  Mason spent more ti…

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    Surviving a year on Maternity Pay

    Going on maternity leave is usually an exciting time.  Your new baby is arriving in a few weeks, you don' t have to work! You can get caught up on your soaps and eat bon bons all day.  Okay,  maybe not.  So seriously, the one thing about going on maternity leave that is extremely stressful is havi…

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    How do you get a Mason to eat his carrots?

    Put him in a shirt that has a carrot on it.  Duh!


    Finally after 3 months Mason will now eat carrots! YAY.

    T-shirt is courtesy of Bang On T-Shirts - custom design

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    Lest we forget



    Today is Remembrance day.  November 11, 2009.  I have to embarrassingly admit that I haven't attended any Remembrance Day ceremonies since I was in grade school.  It's not that I had better things to do, I just think I wasn't mature enough to really take into consideration what this day means. …

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    Not a toy. Not a toy! Still not a toy!!

    no touching


    Satri told me of one of her friends replaced 'no' with 'not a toy' to direct her child away from playing with something they shouldn't.  If I started this, I'd be saying *that* all day!  I find that a harsh no when it calls for it is a better way to direct him from danger (something hot, sharp …

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    My dining room is now a little store



    I've always been good about donating used clothing and household goods to charity and from my last move the Salvation Army really got a good lot from.  I was sick of moving and decided to donate a LOT of new stuff to charity just so I didn't have to move it lol.  Now seeing as how I am on Mater…

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    New design - love it or hate it?

    I've received quite a few comments from people I don't know (aka strangers) that read my blog on a regular basis - thank you! I think that's really wonderful that my weekly musings are worth reading!

    I'd love to know what your thoughts are on the new design!  Please click on the 'Guestbook' tab tha…

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    Have you ever heard a Hippo Bark?

    I have!


    Well not exactly...but I'd love to share this bit o' info with you's.  I recently attended the Vancouver Children's Trunk Show on Friday, November 5th with my friend Satri and her Daughter Sienna.  It was featured at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) which was just a small room in their gall…

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    Does your kid do this?

    Back in the day, okay back in March...anytime Mason would see my naked breast he'd be like 'yum milk!' and try to locate the nipple like a little baby Stevie Wonder.  He did this cute little head wave side to side and his little mouth would be agape.  Success and he'd suck happily and have a drink.…

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    H1N1 - To Poke or Not to Poke. That IS the question.

    And it's a question that has no answer.  I sat on the fence for the last week, reading various articles of the Pandemic in BC and other provinces.  Hearing the heart wrenching comments from parents who had lost their children to this super flu.  I asked Clayton what his thoughts were and he initiall…

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    Here I grow again!

    I realized that I haven't blogged about Mason's developments in a while so here are a bunch of new things for month 7 & 8.

  • Laying on stomach to look under things (like the bed - where the kitty is hiding, under the desk - where a toy rolled)

  • Loves to eat teething biscuits and will occupy him for …
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    Da da da da da-da train

    While eating dinner tonight Mason started whispering something so I listened and sure enough it was 'da da'.  We've been encouraging him to say it more (and louder).  So cute.

    What happens when you walk into Zellers to buy a $40 toy?

    You walk OUT with $100 worth of toys!

    Clayton and are I not really the type of parents that goes crazy and buys Mason tons of toys.  Considering his age, he has very little to play with.  I sold the jumperoo & the piano chair because he had grown out of them.  So I see the Vtech Sit to Stand Lea…

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