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4 Ways to Spring into Spring 2016! ~ Giveaway Tickets to Ottawa Women Show ~ CAN 04/07

| March 17, 2016 | 14 Comments

March is (finally) here, folks! This is gets me thinking about the warm days of spring that will be here in just a few weeks. Since we will be kissing the winter snow goodbye soon, I want to start to focus on springing into spring this year! Here are four ways I will be celebrating the end of the winter chill and the beginning of the gorgeous weather that is on its way.

1. Finding fun spring wardrobe pieces
Whether it be for going away or to hanging out around town, I want to add fun pieces to my wardrobe. Can you blame a girl for wanting to find a chance to shop? When looking for new pieces, I will have in mind some of the hot colours trending for Spring/Summer 2016. Some of my favourite colours that will be seen this year are buttercup, fiesta (a spicy red), green flash, lilac grey and serenity (a light blue). I will also be looking for pieces such as blouses, pants, shorts and skirts that can be staples in my wardrobe so they can be worn for more than one season.

 

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2. Becoming more active
Since the weather is getting better, I need to take up some new sports to raise my level of fitness. I would like to do more running, but I would also like to dust off the old bike and take it out on the trails around my home. My best friend, who also happens to be my aunt, has also threw down the gauntlet and challenged me to take the plunge to start swimming at local pool, and to join her as a part of a recreational volleyball team. I humbly accepted. My aunt does not let anything slow her down, especially her Adult Incontinence (or AI).

Did you know that 1 in 3 women in Canada suffer from AI and that it can happen to women of all ages? She knows that there will be times that she needs some help to protect her from light bladder leakage (LBL), but for her, life as a senior is too short to have to always worry about it. When she needs to rely on protection from LBL while living her active lifestyle, she likes to turn to Always Discreet Maximum Pads, Long Length. These pads feature Dual LeakGuards™ and OdorLock™ technology that help to protect her from moderate bladder leaks. She feels she can take on any challenge and have fun conquering it when she is wearing Always Discreet pads.

 

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The Spring National Women’s Show and the Zoomer Show are returning to various cities across Canada! Barbara Hannah Grufferman, the best-selling author of Best of Everything After 50 will be in attendance at the Vancouver Zoomer Show to meet fans and answer questions about her book. Below are the dates of these shows for you to purchase tickets and attend for a great day of fun and learning:

  • Vancouver Zoomer Show-March 19/20
  • National Women’s Show Ottawa April 16/17
  • National Women’s Show Montreal April 29/30, May 1

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3. Snacking healthier
It would be an understatement to say that I LOVE eating junk food. Chips, fast food, pop, oh and dare I forget my ultimate vice, chocolate! These were my go-to snacks when I’m peckish during the day. Since my kids are starting to pick up on my horrible habits, I felt it was my responsibility to set a better example for them. For snack time, I’m giving them healthier options such as veggie sticks, cheese and crackers, and fruit. After a workout, I’m treating myself to yogurt or cottage cheese with some of my favourite fruits mixed in to add flavour and replenish energy to my body. The worst time for snacking is at night. Instead of having a bowl of chips and pop with my daughter for our usual hangout session, we have begun slicing up apples or celery and having water to wash it all down. With all of these changes, I can see we have become more energized and active throughout the day.

4. Finding my love of water
Continuing with the H²O, it has never been one I would readily choose to quench my thirst. I have always turned to juice or pop, but the amount of sugar in these beverages is working against me to achieve my goals of becoming more fit and feeling healthy. I decided I had to grin and bear adding more water to my day. I have a mug lemon water with a bit of honey first thing in the morning to get myself going. I also have water before, during and after my workouts before my lunch during the week. While making dinner I will sip on some water to refresh myself. If I do not have a hangout session with my daughter at night, I make a point to bring a glass of water to bed and I find I sleep better after doing so. I am also looking at flavouring my water so I can make this beverage more of a choice and less of a chore.

 

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These are just a few ways I am getting ready for spring 2016. I just want to shake off this winter and be ready for all of the fun this season brings for me and my family. Spring is all about fresh starts, and I can’t wait for it to begin and to carry this feeling through the rest of the year. I hope these tips can help you spring into spring this year as well!

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What sort of activities or changes do you do to get ready for spring?

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Ottawa Spring National Women’s

Show Ticket Giveaway!

 

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Always Discreet would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower and three friends to have a Ladies’ Day Out at the Ottawa Spring National Women’s Show by giving away four (4) tickets to this year’s event!

The ARV of this prize package is $48!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on April 47, 2016 .

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Elaine N. says:

    I haven’t been to the National Women Show in Ottawa…yet.

  2. joanne darrell says:

    I have been to the show by myself.

  3. heather sibley says:

    I have never been but I would love to go this year. I would take my sister Beth if I was the lucky winner.

  4. Brenda A says:

    I would go with my partner in all things nutty, Robin!

  5. Amber E says:

    I went to the show last year with my best friend. We had a blast there!

  6. Leeanne C says:

    Yes i have been to the women’s show a few times I always take my daughter to spend quality time with her and last year brought my niece and we had a blast. I would love if I won these tickets to take them again.

  7. joy says:

    yes, i have many times – i have gone by myself or with my daughter.

  8. Cbrazil says:

    I went two years ago with my mom, friend and her mom-in-law, it was a great day out! We enjoyed getting our hair and nails done and shopping through the bags, jewels, and accessories.

  9. Leeanne C says:

    I have gone to the women’s show before with my daughter. Its A girls day out.

  10. Melanie Ouimet says:

    I have gone to the show in the past with my mom, sister and friends.

  11. Andrea says:

    I have attended before with my sister when it was downtown. Goodie bag!

  12. Samantha H says:

    I have never been but would love to go with my sisters

  13. Julie bolduc says:

    Yes I have been in bought my sister

  14. veRONIca says:

    My friend actually brought me last year and it was awesome! I saw so many cool new products!

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