Fitness Friday

By Friday, May 27, 2016 0 Permalink 1

As some of you know, both Meg and I are Crossfit coaches, we also have our Olympic lifting certification; which  means when we say snatch, we don't feel weird about it.  Meg has always been more hardcore about Crossfit; more committed and competitive. I rarely beat her, mainly because I just don't give a shit.  Sometimes she will start ...

Caramelized Onion and Burrata Pizza

By Friday, May 27, 2016 0 Permalink 0

A few years ago I was in Vancouver for work and went to an amazing little Italian restaurant with family friends. That evening I experienced burrata cheese. Since then I have longed for it. With great detail I described to Wizz what it tasted like atop a perfectly toasted crostini; it was something extraordinary. I had no idea what burrata ...

Leigh’s Summer Wardrobe

By Thursday, May 26, 2016 0 Permalink 0

I've got a bit of an issue. Well, I'm not sure it's an issue, but Meg is adamant it is. I love, you could even say am obsessed with, lululemon skirts. Over the weekend I popped over to Meg's house in one of my most favourites - my pink and white one. She came downstairs, looked ...

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 ...