• 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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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on April 8, 2017

    Good morning!  Is that sunshine I see?  My calendar says that the first day of spring was weeks ago but I think Mother Nature finally got caught up today.  This winter sure felt relentless.  I’m looking so forward to stepping outside without having to layer myself and two others. I’ve been pulling out spring and summer clothes for the boys only to realize how much they grew over the winter.

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  • Mama’s half marathon – Training plan and tips for running

    Posted on April 5, 2017

    Last week, I started a 9-week series titled “Mama’s half marathon” to journal my training wins and woes after registering for the Ottawa Race Weekend half marathon.  If you are familiar with my first training attempt, rest assured that I did finally find the safety key for my treadmill and have since accomplished two indoor runs!  Is there anything more motivating than this little smirk staring at you while you

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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on April 1, 2017

    Good evening and happy Saturday!  It was an exciting morning in our house because Super Dad was home from having been away at a conference this week.  The days passed much more smoothly than I had anticipated but we’re glad to be back to full strength. This time last week, Adam and I were enjoying some 1-on-1 time with each of the boys.  Jude got dressed in Dad’s staple outfit – plaid

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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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  • 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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