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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on April 15, 2017

    Hello and Happy Easter from Barrie! We took a road trip yesterday morning to spend the long weekend with Adam’s family.  Our plan is always to wake up, load the car and hit the road so when the kids woke up at 5am, we decided to make lemonade and hustle out the door.  Being on the road by 7am got us here in time for a late lunch and a

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  • Mama’s Half Marathon – Training eats + Why we don’t feed our kids dessert

    Posted on April 12, 2017

    Training update: This week I logged 15km of running with one longer run of 9km.  I had one attempted run with both kids in the stroller and it went terribly because Clyde kept trying to climb out – you win some you lose some!  We’ll see what this week brings. Alongside modelling an active lifestyle for the boys, we also want to eat well as a family and do our

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Storytime + Banana lentil muffins

    Posted on February 23, 2017

    Shortly after Jude was born, a friend invited us to join her for story time at one of our Ottawa Public Libraries.  I hadn’t even heard of story time prior to being invited but from what my friend explained, it sounded like exactly what my active toddler needed in his week.  A 30-minute program for toddlers lead by a librarian who reads books and sings songs based on a new

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  • Ask for help!

    Posted on February 21, 2017

    I’m writing this on our way home from another winter weekend getaway with my Mom.  (Read about our weekend in Montebello here)  More to come on the details of our weekend at Pigeon Lake Resort later this week but first a note on asking for help.  In short: do it! If you’ve been following along on the blog so far you may have noticed that we don’t do much on

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  • What is that and where did you get it?

    Posted on February 7, 2017

    If there’s anything I get asked all the time it’s “What is that and where did you get it?”  I’ve put together a list of products that most commonly spark that conversation and some tips on where and how I shop.  I’ll start by saying that I basically eat this stuff for breakfast.  There are so many amazing baby/kid products and buying/selling in the second hand market makes it feasible to try it all

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  • Real life Batman.

    Posted on February 2, 2017

    My husband uses this expression “real life Batman” when things don’t play out as picture perfect as they seem.  At the end of The Dark Knight, Batman tells Lucius to type in his name and the whole system will self destruct.  As the movie plays out, you see him type in a code and the self destruction goes off without a hitch.  If given those instructions in real life, we would be

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  • Here for a good time, not a long time.

    Posted on January 31, 2017

    Here we are in all our glory at the Rink of Dreams in our hometown of Ottawa, Ontario on Christmas Day.

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