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 in the salad business - they were the first restaurant to bring the salad bar to quick service customers more than 30 years ago!  So when I heard 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 Drug Mart that I couldn't resist putting together my holiday shopping list: My big girls love to play spa, so they would totally love this exclusive 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 thoughts remain the same today. I got an email last week from a friend: Well, I did it.  I bought a bathing suit.  My first one in, 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 in my family as we celebrate both the re-brith of earth and the re-birth of man.  This is why every Easter we decorate eggs NATURALLY, then 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 the weather is nice). This little girl is 1 year older than Sierra, and THREE years older than Brooke. Anyways, this little girl is having a CONTINUE READING →