Summer Chat, Ladies Lunch and a Review of Wendy’s New Salads #NewSaladCollection #Wendys

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A week ago, I took my best running friend Juliette out for a nice relaxing (kid-free!) ladies lunch at Wendy's to try out their new salads.  They have three new salads that are 50% lower in fat grams, 29% lower in sodium, and 61% lower in saturated fat.   Wendy's new salads are: Asian Cashew Chicken, BBQ Ranch Chicken and Taco Supremo Salads.   Wendy's is a leader Continue Reading...

Winter is in the air… Have You Started Your Holiday Shopping Yet?

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Winter is in the air... While Halloween is only slightly behind us, many retailers are already stocking their shelves with holiday items. Last weekend, I received the Shoppers Drug Mart "Give Beauty" gift guide in the mail and found it chock-full of great gift ideas. I wasn't really planning on starting my shopping, but there are so many exclusive gift sets and products at Shopper's Continue Reading...

The Swim Suit – A Post About Body Confidence

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I originally posted this in April of 2008 on my other blog: Mom On The Run.  It came to my mind this week after having 6 of my girlfriends over.  We ALL have daughters turning 8 this year and they're even more aware of the messages we send them now, then when I originally posted this 5 years ago. As Spring and summer are approaching, I felt it would be worth re-posting because my Continue Reading...

Natural Easter Eggs – A Project For Kids

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Hurray! It's Spring! You know what that means? It's time to celebrate the re-birth of man with EASTER! And with Easter comes Easter Egg Hunting! Why do we hunt for Eggs? Two reasons: The egg shape is very similar to the shape of the tomb that Christ arose from. Because eggs  were a symbol of the re-birth of earth in Pagan celebrations. Egg hunting is a welcome tradition Continue Reading...

Birthday Drama… Can You Help This Mama?

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My daughters, Sierra and Brooke are like two peas in a pod, despite being two years apart in age. They pretty go everywhere together, and do everything together: This also means they share the same circle of girlfriends on our street. They have one friend in particular who is the oldest of the group (there are a total of 6 of them who hang out together every weekend, and in the evenings when Continue Reading...

Confession: Sometimes I Just Don’t Feel Like Working Out

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I have a kick butt awesome employer who lets me come in earlier/stay a little later so I can work out on my lunch hour. (Side note: My employer rocks!). While I 'm really thankful that they realise the value and benefits to both me AND them for allowing me this flexibility, there are certainly some days when I just don't feel like getting my sweat on. OK †" there are actually MANY days Continue Reading...

I Remember…

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For those that may not be familiar: Poppies represent Canadian soldiers who died in the World Wars, hence their significance for Remembrance Day. The reference goes back to a poem titled Flanders Fields, and attributed to John McCrae. Many World War I soldiers lie in unmarked graves in the region of Flanders, Belgium, where a great deal of fighting took place. For some time after the fighting, red Continue Reading...

The Life of a Working, Breastfeeding, and Running Mom

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I owe, I owe… Off to work I go with my running shoes and breast pump in tow! On Tuesday, when I went to go express milk for Amber (I express for her at 10 am and 2 pm), I found myself facing a BIG problem… I had forgotten the little â€Å"rings” that screw into my breast pump horns to hold the bottle liners* in place, so that I can express milk Continue Reading...