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Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

| October 17, 2016 | 68 Comments
Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

When you start hearing about about skates, helmets and tournaments – oh my, it must be hockey season! My son started playing house league hockey when he was 5 years old and stopped when he was 15. My husband also volunteered as an assistant coach and helped the players improve their hockey skills while having fun on […]

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Thrilling Indoor Skydiving Experience at iFly Toronto #iflytoronto

| August 4, 2016 | 3 Comments
Thrilling Indoor Skydiving Experience at iFly Toronto #iflytoronto

    Thrilling Indoor Skydiving Experience at iFly Toronto On a recent press trip to Toronto with my daughter, one of the activities scheduled was a visit to iFly Toronto! Since I have back problems, I decide to forfeit the experience, but my daughter did have a blast!      iFly Toronto is an indoor […]

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11 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa!

| March 3, 2016 | 2 Comments
11 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa!

March Break is just around the corner! Do you have anything planned for your child to do during this time away from school? If not, take a look at these 11 March Break Activities and Camps your child can have fun attending this year either on their own or with the family!   11 March […]

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Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

| February 15, 2016 | 4 Comments
Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

As 2016 is a leap year, I challenge you all: take advantage of the extra day! Try something you’ve never done before as a family and enjoy your time together by embracing the great Canadian Winter. For those living in the Ottawa-Outaouais region, we have created a guide that includes 16 winter family events and activities […]

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Workouts Are Made Easy with the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Headset – #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 18, 2015 | 8 Comments
Workouts Are Made Easy with the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Headset – #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

In my hectic world, making time to work out is a hard thing to do. Between being a stay-at-home mom and working from home, my days are filled with tasks and responsibilities to get through. I also find it hard to stay motivated when I am doing the workout by myself as there is no […]

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Active Kids: Top Toys to Get Kids Outside

| June 22, 2015 | 9 Comments
Active Kids: Top Toys to Get Kids Outside

This is my front lawn.  It says “kids outside at play.” Summer vacation is just around the corner and the days will soon be filled with sunshine and kids looking to be entertained. Keep the kids off the couch and in the great outdoors this summer by creating your own Activity Jar and filling a bin […]

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Amazing Afternoon with The Norwegian Women Soccer Team #Ottawa #FIFAWWC2015

| June 9, 2015 | 5 Comments
Amazing Afternoon with The Norwegian Women Soccer Team #Ottawa #FIFAWWC2015

  Canada is hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup with its host cities in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Moncton, and of course, Ottawa. The competition has taken up like a storm with Canada’s diverse cultural communities cheering on their favourite country and teams. My family is a strong supporter of soccer (football), so we got in on […]

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Get Your Kids Riding this Summer with Pedalheads Bike Camps and Summer Camp Giveaway~ CAN 05/11

| April 20, 2015 | 17 Comments
Get Your Kids Riding this Summer with Pedalheads Bike Camps and Summer Camp Giveaway~ CAN 05/11

As with learning to walk, learning to ride a bicycle can involve a lot of stumbling, tumbling and getting back up. But once you’ve mastered it, it can seem as if it’s something you have always known how to do. At Pedalheads® Bike Camps, the instructors aim to provide their participants with exactly that sensation. […]

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Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

| January 27, 2015 | 7 Comments
Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

We know the benefits of raising active kids, but sometimes it is a chore just getting the kids up off the couch and away from the electronics.  Add to that the fewer hours of daylight and chillier temperatures and no one wants to go outdoors.  What can parents and caregivers do to motivate kids over […]

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Ottawa Preschool Pool Crawl

| November 28, 2014 | 26 Comments
Ottawa Preschool Pool Crawl

As a former competitive swimmer, lifeguard, coach and all round lover of water I couldn’t wait to have kids so I could push them into my sport and live vicariously through them. Wait… that’s not right. I mean, I couldn’t wait to share my love of water with them. Yes! That’s what I meant. Either way, as soon […]

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Deep Relief Ice Cold Spray #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/23

| November 6, 2014 | 43 Comments
Deep Relief Ice Cold Spray #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/23

As a regular (recreational) volleyball player, I was excited to get my hands on some Deep Relief products to help me with my aches and pains. In particular, my upper back and shoulders have been giving me lots of trouble lately (regularly picking up my almost 40 pound toddler probably doesn’t help). This review focuses […]

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Family Trip Visiting Lake Placid, NY and a Spectacular Bobsleigh Experience!

| November 6, 2014 | 100 Comments
Family Trip Visiting Lake Placid, NY and a Spectacular Bobsleigh Experience!

My family and I opted to take a 3 day trip this summer just to get away, but we didn’t want to travel too far and spend most of our time on the road. I started looking at cities that were 3 -4 hours away from Ottawa and stumbled upon Lake Placid, NY.  My husband had visited […]

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Why Don’t We Exercise

| May 20, 2014 | 6 Comments
Why Don’t We Exercise

The light and dark phases of the Earth slowly embrace you as you journey through your never ending sea of paperwork, pointless meetings, mindless internet searches and idle stretches of time glued to your television for some bleak release from reality.  The void between the days and nights seems ever so slowly dwindling away as you […]

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Time Management for your Fitness

| May 8, 2014 | 9 Comments
Time Management for your Fitness

It’s another great start to the day.  Your coffee is brewed, your clothes are spotless, the kids are out the door and you’re off to work.  The boss has a great lineup of horrible meetings to take up all your time during the day essentially increasing your daily workload to astronomical proportions increasing your stress […]

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6 Tips to Return to Running After A Long Winter

| April 8, 2014 | 8 Comments
6 Tips to Return to Running After A Long Winter

Running isn’t something that you typically hear me chat about endlessly, but the truth of the matter is I truly enjoy running.  It helps me focus and clears my head from the typical daily riff raff and clutter.  You really don’t have to engage in any other thought processes other than right foot, left foot, […]

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The 5 Best Exercises for Moms (Part I)

| March 11, 2014 | 10 Comments
The 5 Best Exercises for Moms (Part I)

You’re a busy gal on the clock 24/7 with very little time to waste and when you do find the time to get in your daily dose of exercise it’s got to be good, right? This much I know there are a lot of fluffy exercises out there that don’t really do you much good […]

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3 Exercises to Slay Fat for Good

| January 14, 2014 | 11 Comments
3 Exercises to Slay Fat for Good

Congratulations you’ve made it to 2014!  Do you know what a great year this is going to be and why it’s going to rock?  Because you’re committed.  You’re determined, focused, motivated and above all else you have a plan to burn that body fat and keep it off.  For good this time! Well that’s awesome […]

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Still Losing the “Baby Weight”…Sort of

| January 13, 2014 | 7 Comments
Still Losing the “Baby Weight”…Sort of

I have never been a devotee of New Year’s resolutions, but I am finding myself making one this year. I have to lose this baby weight. And by “baby weight” – I mean “lazy weight” in my case. Before I had Mary, I think it would be accurate to say I was a gym rat, […]

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Winter Time Workouts

| December 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
Winter Time Workouts

So the first of this season’s snow has finally hit the ground and while many are groaning and moaning about the additional shoveling and griping about the cold, the rest of us are so happy that we can’t hardly wait until the weekend or after work to go throw on some cross-country skis or snowshoes […]

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The Truth About Supplements for Moms

| November 29, 2013 | 16 Comments
The Truth About Supplements for Moms

It was late in the evening at the local YMCA which has a nice gym that I used to train frequently with my wife. The weights were clanking with the hustle and bustle of young bodies lifting various weights. I was in between sets of bench press and pull ups when a group of young […]

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Why Driving Your Car Is Ruining Your Workout

| November 5, 2013 | 6 Comments
Why Driving Your Car Is Ruining Your Workout

Have you ever gotten into your car to head to work in the early morning. You’re pretty tired from the night before and you’re not really awake quite yet. Your eyes still have those little eye boogers from sleep that you managed to miss when you washed your face in the morning and even the […]

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Top Five Myths in Fitness for Women

| October 30, 2013 | 4 Comments
Top Five Myths in Fitness for Women

Over the many years that I’ve been training people to become strong, fast and resilient, by far the most rewarding experience is showing women that they are stronger than they think. One of my clients the other day after flipping a 250lb tire end over end for 20 meters gave me the look of disbelief—even […]

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How To Pick The Right Hotel For Your Sports Team

| August 2, 2013 | 8 Comments
How To Pick The Right Hotel For Your Sports Team

The team is on the road, and has a big game coming up tomorrow. As a coach or manager, you want to get the athletes settled into their hotel rooms before bed check, so they can get plenty of rest. You need a hotel that is friendly toward sports teams, and has the right facilities […]

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Farewell to our Captain Daniel Alfredsson

| July 5, 2013 | 7 Comments
Farewell to our Captain Daniel Alfredsson

I am shocked and stunned this afternoon as I am following TSN2 with my son and hearing that Daniel Alfredsson is leaving the Ottawa Senators for the Detroit Red Wings. From what I heard last evening on the sports news, it looked promising that Alfie was going to sign with Ottawa. This is a sad […]

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