Global Morning Show

By Wednesday, May 25, 2016 0 Permalink 0

We were on the Global Morning Show today doing our monthly parenting hot topics sit down with Liza Fromer and Carolyn Mackenzie.  As soon as we were finished Ross started texting Meg: The worst thing you can do AFTER a live television segment is watch it; you can't change a fucking thing, and I admit, I ...

What Will You Do With Your Wild, Precious Life?

By Tuesday, May 24, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Isn't it interesting how things find you when you need them; the law of attraction at work. Like the TED talk I watched by Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world's most dangerous jellyfish. https://www.ted.com/talks/diana_nyad_extreme_swimming_with_the_world_s_most_dangerous_jellyfish It's not that I'm looking for advice on extreme swimming - I'm a shitty swimmer. In her talk, Diana focuses on the idea ...

Fitness Friday

By Friday, May 20, 2016 0 Permalink 0

This post is inspired by our children, who never tire.  Last night they were begging me to take them to park, which isn't really my cup of tea. A busy park is enemy number one for me, and last night the park was pumping. I got them off going to the park by giving them hula hoops, foam ...

Wild Hibiscus Prosecco Cocktail

By Friday, May 20, 2016 0 Permalink 0

It's a long weekend! Which means it is time to celebrate. Leigh and I are putting away the red wine this weekend and firing up a warm weather cocktail. We like to keep it simple - and this cocktail is incredibly so. All that is required is a bottle of your favourite bubbly - cava, champagne, prosecco, and ...

What Freaked You Out As a Child?

By Thursday, May 19, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Yesterday Billie and Stella came home from school very excited to share about the visitors they had in their classroom; two police officers. Billie, who was quite animated, filled me in on all that she learned. She was, however, very surprised when one of the officers had a picture of Leigh in their notebook: Billie: Mom and guess what? Me: What? Billie: The ...

Leigh’s Sleep Revolution

By Wednesday, May 18, 2016 0 Permalink 0

I've always been a morning person, I can wake up and hit the ground running - literally. I am alert and ready from the moment I open my eyes. After years of training, I can also function on very little sleep. Perhaps that is why I found sleep deprivation from having children, although challenging, not as bad ...

Meg the Town Crier

By Tuesday, May 17, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Who's consoling who in that photo? Shortly after arriving home with my first child, I found myself on the couch watching a documentary on the annual migration of Humpback whales. I was still very much in the throes of the post-partum hormonal storm. I assumed it was the hormones that had me weeping uncontrollably at the poor mother whale in the documentary; she ...

Goop Beauty Bars

By Friday, May 13, 2016 0 Permalink 0

I'm always on the lookout for a snack that isn't full of junk, yet makes me feel like I am still living. This recipe I found on Goop for granola bars is great. I slightly modified mine; I've actually never made her recipe exactly. I'm happy with the outcome - they are easy to make and great with an afternoon ...

Fitness Friday

By Friday, May 13, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Today I did a fantastic Crossfit workout and I want to share it with you. 1KM warm up run. Workout of the day (WOD): 100 air squats (weightless) 50 kettle bell swings (you can substitute with shoulder press with light dumb bells) 75 bridges-my favourite move for toning your bum-squeeze hard ladies. 50 push ups 50 lunges with dumb bells (I did sets ...

Leigh on the War Path

By Thursday, May 12, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Every other year, it appears I go through a phase of not taking people's shit. I get really fired up about "stuff" and go on a tangent for a little while. Last night, Meg's unsuspecting neighbour felt my wrath. She was driving like a lunatic; I felt it was my civic duty to inform her. I parked my car at Meg's and walked to ...