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2017 March
  • Mama’s half marathon – 9 weeks until race day

    Posted on March 29, 2017

    Well folks, we did it.  Adam and I have just registered for the 2017 Ottawa Race Weekend half marathon.  Yikes! …I mean, yahoo!   We have been talking about doing it for a few weeks and even pulled up the website to look at the registration form but hadn’t yet filled in the information and clicked submit.  For Adam, it was a matter of paying the registration fee x 2

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  • Saturday Sprint

    Posted on March 25, 2017

    Happy Saturday, gang! This weekly re-cap post has me feeling lots of feels… I’m enjoying the time to consciously look back on what we were up to but it’s a little startling how quickly the time is passing. Fortunately, this week went by at a much slower pace than last week. (If you missed the re-cap of our wild March break week it’s here.) On Monday, I kicked things off with a

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  • iCloud: Our Modern Day Baby Book

    Posted on March 22, 2017

    I know, I know…what even is the Cloud?  If you have even one Apple device, stick with me.  It’s really not that complicated and the end result is an amazing modern day baby book. On the day Clyde was born, Adam set up an iCloud photo album titled “Clyde Martin O’Rourke” and loaded the first few pictures after his arrival.  This was the first picture that went up less than two hours

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  • Saturday errrrr Sunday Sprint

    Posted on March 19, 2017

    This week was a wild one!  Filled with all good things but it is Saturday night at 7:30pm and I am sitting down by myself for what feels like the first time to catch my breath.  Hence why this week’s edition of the Saturday Sprint is brought to you by Sunday.  I feel like weekends are the place for grace though, don’t you?  On Friday you can write yourself the

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  • Skating on nature’s backyard rink

    Posted on March 15, 2017

      My father-in-law has been telling us for years that the creek in the field behind us used to fill with water and then freeze to make the perfect backyard rink.  Year after year, for one reason or another, Mother Nature had plans of her own for our winter landscape and those plans did not include our own personal skating rink – until now! The onset of March has looked a

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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on March 11, 2017

    Welcome to the first edition of “the Saturday Sprint!”  This will be a weekly post that highlights some of the things that are currently happening for our little family.  Check in every Saturday for a brief review of what we’re up to, what we’re loving- or not loving – and likely a recipe of some kind. – Adam was recently contacted by a neighbour to say that a photographer from

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  • Family day at Pigeon Lake Resort!

    Posted on March 6, 2017

    The year that Family Day was introduced in Ontario (2008), I was spending it with this family.  Three months travelling New Zealand and Fiji with a backpack, a friend from high school (+ her friends) and this great van as our home.  I remember talking to my parents on the phone and them telling me they had the day off because of this new holiday called Family Day. Nine years later

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  • 5 tips for breastfeeding like a boss

    Posted on March 3, 2017

    I recently attended a breakfast function with Ottawa’s Connecting Women with my exclusively breastfed (EBF), bottle refusing five-month old baby.  I was showered, dressed in proper clothes, wearing makeup and feeling pretty great about myself until I looked down to see that I had leaked through my shirt before my meal was on the table.  It was my first time attending a networking event with this group of ladies and needless to

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