Weekly Fitness Report {13/02/17}

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, February  6th 2017 ROWED 3 km TIME: 37 minutes – Burnt 390 calories Great rowing workout this morning. My muscles were protesting after two days of hardcore snowshoeing on the weekend before.   WALK 2.54… » Continue Reading

Encourage Child Readers with an Online Log

Encourage Child Readers with an Online Log

Books are hugely important to me. I am an avid reader and my dream is for my sons to love books as much as I do. I read to my boys as often as I can. If they ask me to read to them, I stop whatever I am doing to read. No matter what, they know if they want me to read, I will read. My husband and I read to our kids before bed EVERY night. It is such a satisfying routine and I hope it will be a routine that will last a life time. My oldest… » Continue Reading

Weekly Fitness Report {06/02/17}

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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, January 30  2017 ROWED 3 km TIME: 37 minutes – Burnt 390 calories Great rowing workout this morning. My muscles were protesting after two days of hardcore snowshoeing on the weekend before.   WALK 2.6… » Continue Reading

Weekly Fitness Report {30/01/17}

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.     I finally decided to revive my Weekly Fitness Report. I have been neglecting my blog so I am planning to post regularly again. Ooh, I forgot to mention that I bought a new rowing machine over… » Continue Reading

Hiking Mount Jackson, NH in Winter (4000 Footers)

Hiking Mount Jackson NH in Winter

On Sunday, January 22nd 2017, Monica and I headed out to complete our 20th mountain over 4000 feet in New Hampshire. We started hiking the mountains during the summer of 2014. So we have been working on the list of 48 4000 footers for 2.5 years now. Since Monica and I are both mothers we have a lot of scheduling to do to be able to slip away to the mountains for a whole day, especially since we live 2 and a half hours away. We are always so exciting to get away to the mountains. We have done a… » Continue Reading

Mental Blox 360 3D Building Game REVIEW #LearningResources

Mental Blox 360 3D Building Game Review

The holidays are right around the corner and if you are still in need of gift ideas, check out the Mental Blox 360 3D Building Game from www.learningresources.com.   Product Description New for 2016 Ready to take Mental Blox to the next level? This brain-boosting, make-you-think, point-of-view game challenges players to build 3-D puzzles from different visual perspectives. Forty double-sided cards feature the puzzle on the front and the solution on the back. With three levels of play, this puzzle game is a sure way to sharpen spatial visualization, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Includes 15 colorful blocks and… » Continue Reading

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