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FAQ with an Expert- Tips for Skiing with Kids


Anyone who read my blog knows how passionate I am about encouraging people, especially children, to spend as much time outdoors as possible. A couple years ago, I shared information I learned in school about the essential movement skills children need to learn. Included in Canada’s list of essential skills is skating/skiing. It makes sense when you consider how long…

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Baby’s First XC Ski Misadventure


Oh boy is TyTy ever going to grow up with a sense of humour. I am the Queen of Misadventures and since he’s being drug along, he’ll have plenty of misadventures too. This week, I headed out to Castle with Samara and Ty with plans to cross country ski on the Syncline Trail.  Samara and I were excited because we…

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Birthday Musings- A completely different life


It’s another birthday and I’m sitting here wondering what to write. How do I describe this last year of my life, my 33rd year? I’ve been doing a birthday post since my 30th birthday where I decided it was time to make big changes to my life. I then chronicled 31, 32, and 33. During those three years I went…

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Guest Post: How Moms Can Find “Me Time” on the Busiest Days


After this past week of caring for a sick baby, I totally need some me time (hello girls night!). I liked Carol’s post about customizing your time to your personality. I’m definitely the Type 3 mom, how about you? By Carol Tuttle Admit it. You’ve fallen into bed at night with that feeling… You hurried all day, shuttled the kids,…

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How To Reset Good Running Habits Postpartum


I stopped running when I was about 28 weeks postpartum because of icy conditions. I remember having dreams of running along my local trail, legs and lungs burning. When I was finally cleared to run again six week after having TyTy I was so excited to get back into a routine. And then I realized I was starting all over…

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7 Tips for Working Moms to Improve Their Mornings


Do I ever envy Ryan! He gets up 15 minutes before he has to leave for work, changes, makes coffee, and is gone. As a woman and mom, my mornings entail so much more.  I’m no expert, I have one easy going baby and have been working for a mere three months but I thought I would share a a…

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A Fun Filled Evening at Lethbridge Corn Maze


Little Ryan, TyTy, and I went to the Lethbridge Corn Maze this week to celebrate my niece Reegan’s birthday. I’ve been to the Corn Maze a couple times before, once when the kids were little, and then for a girls night. I was excited to go with little TyTy for his first visit. Of course, he won’t remember a thing,…

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Tynan’s 6 month Check In- And How to Help Babies


I know it’s a cliché to marvel at how fast your kids grow, but it’s so true! You blink and they’re totally different. I’m amazed by Tynan every day. You think you love your baby on the day they’re born, but that love deepens every day! I am also extremely fortunate to still have a super mellow, relaxed baby. I…

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Book Review: There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather


Sometimes you find a book and everything the author is saying is what you’ve been thinking or saying to your friends for years. That was Linda Åkeson McGurk’s book “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather.” As a child who was raised in Northern Alberta (VERY cold) on the edge of town playing in the woods, ponds, and open nature spaces…

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Hiking to Window Mountain Lake in Crowsnest Pass


I’m going to start by saying that when you read reviews of hikes, you have to understand everyone has their own opinion on the difficulty of a hike. The reviews of Window Mountain Lake said easy to moderate so Rachelle and I figured it was perfect for me to pack little TyTy along. I would not call that easy! Read…

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Friday Fitness- Stubborn Baby Weight


I miss those first six weeks after Tynan was born. Yes, I was in pain from my C-section and I was exhausted from no sleep and figuring out breastfeeding, but I didn’t give two thoughts to my weight during that time. It was magical. My mom stuffed me with treats every day saying I needed the calories for nursing and…

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Family Weekend in Great Falls


In mid-August I was chatting with our kids and realized that we haven’t gone anywhere as a family all summer! Between the new baby, lack of funds, and my being gone for two weeks in July, we didn’t go camping or on any other adventures on the weekends Ryan and Ace were with us. We had to buy school supplies…

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Hiking with Kids on the Syncline Trail


Cat and I have been talking of going to Huckleberry Festival for years. This year we decided it was time to actually go and when we saw that it started Friday it was perfect! I was leaving for Great Falls on Saturday morning with the family so on Friday afternoon ,we loaded her car up with our kiddos and headed…

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Friday Fitness- Baby Before Fitness


You guys, nothing derails your workout plans like a baby! I thought joining a gym with child care would do away with excuses, but if your kid is sick or has you up at 4 am, that planned gym visit is not going to happen! I just have to take a deep breath and adjust to this flexible, unscheduled lifestyle…

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Baby’s First Attempt to Hike


Last Wednesday, despite the heat warnings, I set out for Waterton with TyTy and my friend Paula and her children.  I read on Twitter that Parks Canada had opened up the Crandell Lake hike and I thought that was a perfect easy hike to ease TyTy into baby carrier life. Paula had her doubts after seeing the forecast of 34C,…

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TyTy’s First Three Months


Today marks three months since my world changed forever and Baby TyTy was born. It took five years to get pregnant, 38.5 weeks to make him, and 20 minutes to cut him out and these past three months have absolutely flown by. I knew that a mothers love was string but I didn’t expect it to be this string, and…

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My Postpartum Amazon Orders


I’ve never been one for online ordering. I hate having to send stuff back when it doesn’t fit or work right. But when I was still on the couch recovering from my C-section there were a few things I needed that I didn’t have the energy to search several stores for. For any new mama’s or expecting mama’s here are…

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1 Month Postpartum Fitness- Walking and Waiting


I knew going into my cesarean that I would not be allowed to do anything strenuous for six weeks after TyTy’s birth, but I had no idea  how hard that would be! During the first week I was still in pain and pretty slow moving from the incision, but once I hit Week 2 I felt better and ready to…

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Baby’s First Trip to Waterton


One of my top goals for my son is that he grows up to love the outdoors as much as I do. Years before I even had him, I’ve been reading articles and blog posts about how to make hiking fun for your little ones so they enjoy hitting the trails with you. When my friend Rachelle invited us to…

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He’s Here!!!


Ladies and Gentleman, I am very excited to present my son Tynan! For those wondering where we got the name Tynan, it’s my Irish maiden name and I am so happy that this name will live on with my child. I won’t be turning this blog into a mommy blog but there will be baby posts once in awhile, just…

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