Hiking Mount Hancock and South Hancock, NH {4000 Footers}

Hiking Mount Hancock and South Hancock, NH

My hiking partner, Monica, and I have been steadily working through the list of 48 mountains over 4000 feet in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. For the last three years we have done a hike of the 4000 Footers around my birthday. Best way to celebrate ever! On Saturday, November 26th, we hiked Mount Hancock and South Hancock. Completing our 18th & 19th 4000 Footers. I picked Monica up at 5:45am and we set off to drive from Quebec to New Hampshire. I was worried there would be traffic at the border since it is the American Thanksgiving weekend… » Continue Reading

Alphabet Felt Learning Activity for Kids

Alphabet Felt Learning Activity for Kids

    I bring my four-year-old son to a local play group twice a week. They have many toys and crafts for the kids to play with freely. One of the activities is a felt board with felt dinosaurs, people and shapes. My son loves playing with it and I have been planning on making one at home for quite awhile. This week, I got out the felt I had bought and set to work. My son has been on a huge alphabet kick. He loves practising the alphabet so I decided to make the Alphabet Felt Learning Activity for… » Continue Reading

Button Bats – Craft for Kids

Button Bats craft for kids

My mother gave me a huge box full of buttons a while ago and I have been excited to try out some new crafts with my kids. This week in anticipation of Halloween we created Button Bats craft for kids.     Materials: black or dark coloured buttons dark coloured pipe cleaners googly eyes white glue or sticky tac fishing line   My four-year-old son enjoyed picking through the button box for the black buttons. We used one large black button for the head and many smaller black buttons for the wings. Thread one pipecleaner through the button hole of… » Continue Reading

Hiking Mount Moriah, New Hampshire {4000 Footers}

Hiking Mount Moriah, New Hampshire

Monica and I have hiked 16 of the 48 White Mountains that are over 4000 feet. We are gradually tackling mountains and checking them off our list. Since we live in Quebec and have to drive 2 hours each way to get there, it is slow going but we are making progress, especially when we did 4 mountains in one day this summer. On Saturday October 1st 2016, Monica, her daughter Ashley and I headed to New Hampshire to hike Mount Moriah. I picked them up at 7:30am. We got to the trail head just before 10am. There is not… » Continue Reading

CIBC Run for the Cure 2016 {Sherbrooke QC}

TEAM LYNDA

On Sunday, October 2nd 2016, I participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure 2016 in Sherbrooke QC to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This is my fourth year creating a team to raise money and run in this event.     I have created TEAM LYNDA to honour and support one of my best friends and Godmother of my children. Lynda got breast cancer in 2008, the cancer came back but in her lung in 2014 and then again in her brain in 2016. Each time she has been struck by this terrible disease she has… » Continue Reading

Fall Tissue Paper Tree Craft for Kids

Fall Tissue Paper Tree Craft

My favourite season has rolled around again. I love everything about fall. The trees are just beginning to change colour here in Quebec and it has inspired a fun craft for my son. My 4 year old son just broke his arm on the weekend jumping on the trampoline with friends so I wanted to come up with an activity he could do using only his left hand. It took a bit of trial and error but he was able to create a beautiful fall tissue paper craft to hang in the entrance to our house. It was a beautiful… » Continue Reading

Vizsla Puppy Training Update

Such a pretty sit!

I have been deep in puppy training mode lately. I brought home my Vizsla puppy a week and a half ago and it has been all puppy all the time. Have you ever raised a puppy? It’s a lot of work. Fun but work, nonetheless. This time around it has actually been easier than two years ago when my Golden Retriever, Gunner was a puppy. He was a nipping and mouthing monster for the first couple of months. My Vizsla pup, Ripley, has been much easier so far. She is 10 weeks old right now. I am sure she will… » Continue Reading

Welcome Home Vizsla Puppy

Welcome Home Vizsla Puppy

Yesterday, Wednesday August 17th 2016, I went to Quebec City to pick up our Hungarian Vizsla puppy from the breeder Akar Vizsla.  Introducing Ripley! 8.5 weeks old. Ripley hit it off with my 4 and almost 6 year old boys immediately. She had met many different people while at the breeder’s so is already on her way to being well socialised. My boys are in love with her. My almost 2 year old Golden Retriever,Gunner, is so excited to have a playmate. He just wants to play constantly with her. I keep a close eye on them because he likes… » Continue Reading

Weekly Fitness Report {25/07/16}

Weekly Fitness Report

I have created this weekly fitness report to keep track of all of my workouts. I really believe in recording your workouts. I find it keeps me accountable and ensures that I exercise to have something to report most days of the week. I really don’t like seeing blank days on my exercise calendar! Hope you’ll follow along on my weekly adventures.     Monday, July 18th 2016 KETTLE BELL (ARMS & ABS) 1 hour 15 minutes – Burnt 303 calories I used 10, 15, 20 pound kettle bells for all my arm and ab workouts. I am up to… » Continue Reading

Hiking Sentiers de Bromont, Quebec

Hiking Sentiers de Bromont, Quebec

If you have been a reader of Country Fit Family for awhile you know that I love hiking and exploring new trails. I have been on a mission for the last couple of years to try out all the hiking trails in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Well, all the ones that are dog friendly at least. Can’t leave my Gunner home when I hike! I write detailed recaps of the hikes that I do with my young sons and our dog to enable other families an opportunity to explore with their children as well. Nothing makes me happier than seeing… » Continue Reading