Thrill Seeking Thursdays

By Thursday, June 23, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Meg and I love having fun, which at times has bordered on being flat-out scared. We not only want to be telling our children what to do, we also want to show them.  Somewhere along this parenting journey the roads intersect; our sense of duty overtakes our own desires to "stay in the game" and play too. We start ...

Do or Don’t: Should Kids Attend Funerals?

By Wednesday, June 22, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Earlier this week our grandmother, the original Billie, passed away. At ninety-seven and a half years old, I would say she had a great run. As we waited for the funeral arrangements, I began wondering, should my kids attend the funeral? When our dad passed away, it was not even a consideration, the boys, aged four and ...

The Great Bra Washing Debate

By Tuesday, June 21, 2016 0 Permalink 1

Last week I was watching Kathie Lee & Hoda, when they began debating about how often you should wash your bra. I was caught off-guard by their responses and immediately called Meg to get her take on the matter. Turns out we're on the same page: Apparently we are disgusting people or are we? How often do you ...

Fitness Friday

By Friday, June 17, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Look at the pain on Leigh's face; she's pushing it. This week's Fitness Friday features a workout we did at Crossfit Bradford. We really enjoyed it, it was sweaty and difficult but super satisfying when completed. It is a perfect at-home workout, requiring little equipment, which means we think you should do it too. For time: 1 Mile Run 10 Burpees 35 Double Unders - ...

Tomato Basil Cauliflower Rice with Feta

By Friday, June 17, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Last week there were a few days when it was a tad chilly out; the type of weather that has me craving soup or chili, which in June is not quite right. I looked into my fridge, spotted my cauliflower, leftover grilled chicken and decided a cauliflower rice was on the menu. Then I realized I was ...

A Day At Canada’s Wonderland

By Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1 Permalink 0

A crowded amusement park is enemy number one to Meg and I; we were raised to abhor them. Despite this, there was no way to get out of taking the kids to Canada's Wonderland this summer. We decided a Tuesday while school was still in was the best move. Besides, I am a big proponent of learning by living, ...

Leigh Takes On 40

By Tuesday, June 14, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Yesterday I officially entered my fifth decade. I celebrated by eating multiple butter tarts and wondering why turning forty gets so much attention. I think it's perceived as being halfway through; it's the official stamp on the age passport that you're middle aged. Well fuck that shit. My maternal grandmother died at the age of forty-six and my ...

Fitness Friday

By Friday, June 10, 2016 0 Permalink 0

This edition of Fitness Friday is about the burpee. We are part of a small minority that likes doing burpees; that's right, we enjoy burpees. It is an easy bodyweight exercise to do that requires no equipment and can be modified. If you are not familiar with the burpee or the feeling of picking your tired ass up ...

Sweet Potato Toast

By Friday, June 10, 2016 0 Permalink 0

Friday nights are pretty casual over here. When dinner rolls around we typically want something snacky and appetizer-like in nature. Most often we make a couple of pounds of baked salt and pepper chicken wings and throw out some veggies and dip. The kids run wild with their friends and pop in when they are hungry. Wizz, Leigh and I ...

Labels Aren’t Just For Kids

By Thursday, June 9, 2016 0 Permalink 0

With three girls close in age, I know the value of labelling my children's things. What I never imagined was how much I would love labelling my own belongings. Just last week at the gym, I managed to take Meg's hooded sweatshirt home. I was certain it was mine until she pointed out that she took the drawstring out of hers in ...