Somewhat Wordless Wednesday: My Favourite Activity as a Child

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This is Day 5 of the March Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Blogging Challenge. Please feel free to join in and share your blog post in the comments below and visit the other blogs that have linked up. For a list of suggested topics, please visit this post. My mom says my love affair with running started 35 yrs ago... She's been trying to catch me ever since. Now it's your Continue Reading...

My 3 Favourite Olympic Commercials

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Hooray the Winter Olympics are here!!! The Winter Olympics always remind me of the trip hubby and I took to Las Vegas 12 years ago (back before we were married there). We went with another young couple during the Winter Olympics and had to nag several bars to put on the Olympics (in particular any Canada/US match up: Men's & Women's Curling & the Men's & Women's Hockey). In one Continue Reading...

Merry Belated Fitmas!

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Merry Christmas everyone! I'm sorry for seemingly dropping off the face of this planet. If you were worried about me please know that I'm ok (and happily typing out this post on my new Christmas toy :grin:). Things around here have been rather interesting since the last time I posted... Ice storm! I'll tell you more about the ice storm that hit here in another post later this Continue Reading...

What’s More Important? Paying for Extracurricular Activities or Saving for Education? Is There a Way To do Both? #BeyondTheBlueLine

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 (She shoots..... and Sierra saves it!)   Ahhhhhh this is such a good question †" one that every parent is faced with, myself included. When my oldest daughter turned 6 she asked us if she could play hockey. Her babysitter's son played hockey, and many of the other kids at school did as well. My husband also plays hockey in a Men's league. I 'm all for my daughters Continue Reading...

A Week of Fun With My Girls

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Guess what?  As I mentioned earlier this week, I took a week of vacation from work. During the summer. And not because someone was sick.  I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've built up enough vacation time to do this since becoming a mother over 8 years ago!  Last year I took 3 days off with a weekend in the middle to go to Boston with the hubby, but this was the first time Continue Reading...

Running with My Girls

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The other day I missed my lunch workout because I forgot to bring my running shoes to the gym. I went to the women's only area in my socks because yanno, no excuses. But with no game plan I felt like a fish out of water, flopping around on the deck with a whole pile of people staring at the strange chick working out in her socks. I packed it in after doing a few crunches, bicep curls and triceps Continue Reading...

Canada Day Weekend

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The backpacks are all packed with towels, swimsuits, hats, water bottles and sunscreen - it's officially summer in Canada! The girls are all ready for their summer fun at a day camp at nearby lake after a fun-filled Canada Day weekend with their grandparents who drove all the way from Ottawa to spend time with us. I started the weekend by going out with my friend Tracy and doing some girl Continue Reading...

Toronto Challenge 5k Race Recap

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  Yesterday I ran the Toronto Challenge 5k.  For my family, this isn't just another 5k - for us this is a whole family, annual activity because this race raises money for organizations that help Senior citizens in Toronto.  My dad works for one of those organizations - I'd say he's retired though because his job is more like a hobby because he enjoys it so much.  He's always Continue Reading...

Fall Fitness – Together!

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Crunch crunch crunch.... What's that under my feet? Oh - those are leaves! Which means it's FALL! Fall is my absolute favorite season. I love the turn in weather, I love the changing leaves, and I love preparing to get back to school. My favorite festivity also happens in the fall: Thanksgiving! Though we try to balance the food we eat with fun fall fitness activities! Here are Continue Reading...

7 Fun and HEALTHY Treats for Kids

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These are my three little princesses: (Sierra, Amber & Brooke)They mean the absolute world to me, and as such, making sure they eat their fruits and veggies is important to me, but unfortunately it's not always an easy task. Because I don't believe in tricking the kids (I'll leave that to Jessica Seinfeld) which means I've had to resort to making food FUN! Below are seven ways I make Continue Reading...