#LikeAGirl

By Wednesday, July 27, 2016 0 Permalink 1

It's impossible to watch that and not get emotional, regardless of whether or not you have children, and particularly if you're raising girls. Together Meg and I are raising four girls, clearly this stirs something deep within. We both grew up playing and trying a litany of sports, from tennis to figure skating, to soccer and rugby. Thanks to Title ...

ONE YEAR WITH A BIG, HAIRY DOG

By Tuesday, July 26, 2016 0 Permalink 2

It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by since we first brought Hank Marvin home. Incase you missed it, last year we surprised our kids with a bernese mountain dog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehdm3vNMFPk   He was a cute fucking puppy. We could not imagine our family without him now. We have become "dog people" - not in a buy him sweaters and booties kind of way, ...

Esquites -Mexican Corn Salad

By Friday, July 22, 2016 3 Permalink 1

Esquites is essentially Mexican corn salad. Until my recent trip to New York City, esquites was unknown to me. I feel slightly ashamed of admitting that, since Mexican food is among my top three. Taco night is alive and well at the Wismer household. It is especially successful with the kids because taco night is ...

Fitness Friday: SoulCycle

By Friday, July 22, 2016 0 Permalink 1

Meg and I researched the New York City fitness scene much like someone would the food. NYC is a fitness junkies dream, so we had to narrow down what we were going to try. We decided that a spin class at SoulCycle was something we had to do. As our sister-in-law puts it, if it is good enough for the ...

Unshrink Your Clothes

By Thursday, July 21, 2016 0 Permalink 1

Last week I was rifling through the clean laundry looking for my favourite pair of workout shorts when I came across one of my dresses. Wizzy had fired a load of clothes in dryer, which is greatly encouraged around here. Unfortunately, in this instance, he threw my dress in the dryer. When I held the garment up ...

Travelling as a Parent

By Wednesday, July 20, 2016 0 Permalink 1

Meggie Lou and Robbie Leigh (did you know they have country names?) are leaving tomorrow for California.  I can count on one hand the amount of times they have travelled together since becoming parents. That tally would be once. In 2007 they went to Florida, where they eloped, but that was only because a good friend of Wizzy's was getting married there. Jax was two, Kai was 8 ...

Sisters Take On NYC

By Tuesday, July 19, 2016 0 Permalink 1

Meg and I spent four days in the Big Apple, which was fantastic. However, it wasn't without its foibles. Our hotel was right smack dab in the middle of Times Square. Meg drove me up the wall with how many times she commented on what a shithole Times Square is. She couldn't get passed it, which annoyed ...

Fitness Friday with Nicole Winhoffer

By Friday, July 15, 2016 0 Permalink 1

Being in NYC this week for a conference meant I had to visit my favourite workout instructor, Nicole Winhoffer. If you recall, last year I had a private dance sesh with her. For the last two months I have been using Nicole's streaming service; every week I get a new workout to do in my home. I ...

Thrill Seeking Thursday: Dirt Biking

By Thursday, July 14, 2016 0 Permalink 1

We introduced a new series, Thrill Seeking Thursday, a few weeks ago. This series is not just about doing random, fun activities, although it kind of is! More so, it is a call to action for all of us to take back adventure. We want everyone to join us in finding ways to inject some excitement into your lives. It's not realistic ...

Outdoor Movie Night

By Wednesday, July 13, 2016 0 Permalink 5

Every year when school comes to an end Meg and I have a little party for the kids. It is never anything extravagant, usually it involves letting them pick what we eat for dinner and staying up late. This year, we wanted to kick it up a notch, but still keep it low-stress. We decided on an outdoor movie ...