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

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

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

Weekly Fitness Report {18/07/16}

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.     On the advice of a trainer I have broken up my weight training workouts into arms day, legs day,  full body day and added an extra set to all of my workout. Monday, July 11th 2016… » Continue Reading

Weekly Fitness Report {11/07/16}

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 4th 2016 MEDICINE BALL WORKOUT 45 minutes – Burnt 182 calories I created a new workout set using my new 15 lb medicine ball. I found this awesome resource of 25 Must-Try Medicine Ball… » Continue Reading

Hiking Zealand Mountain & The Bonds, New Hampshire {4000 Footers}

Hiking Zealand Mountain and The Bonds NH

My friend Monica and I are on a quest to hike all of The 4000 Footers in The White Mountains of New Hampshire. Out of the 48 mountains we had hiked 12, including our first which was Mount Washington. You can read about all those hikes here. We decided to do our biggest adventure yet last Saturday, June 18 2016. We planned to climb 4 mountains in one day. I researched all the possible routes extensively in the days leading up to our hike. There are a few ways to reach The Bonds (Mount Bond, West Bond and Bondcliff) but they are… » Continue Reading

Metting Tig from Sons of Anarchy. {Wordless Wednesday}

Meeting Tig from Sons of Anarchy

Last weekend, my husband, a couple of our friends and I went to Montreal to a Bike and Tattoo Show. Kim Coates, the actor who played Tig Trager on the TV series Sons of Anarchy was there doing a meet and greet. We got to get his autograph and have our photo taken with him. It was super cool.   Have you ever met a celebrity?

Lost My Name Personalized Children’s Book Review & Giveaway

Lost My Name Personalized Children's Book Review

I am an avid reader myself and I also love reading books to my two little boys. They are 3 and 5 years old and we read multiple picture books every day. I have recently started reading chapter books to them. Books are a big part of our bed time routine as well as for quiet cuddling time. I am always on the look out for new and unique books for them. We read many books from our local library but there are some I come across that we just HAVE to own. The very cool LOST MY NAME book… » Continue Reading

Weekly Run Report {04/04/16}

Weekly Run Report

I have created this weekly run report to keep track of all of my workouts. I love listing my stats and seeing how I am improving each week. I really believe that recording your workouts, especially your runs and paces helps to see your progress more clearly.  Hope you’ll follow along on my weekly adventures.     Monday, March 28 2016 HIKE 7.7km TIME: 4 hours 20 minutes ELEVATION: 3500+ feet BURNT 2401 calories Monica and I with my dog Gunner attempted to climb to the summit of East Osceola Mountain in New Hampshire in the pouring rain. Read about… » Continue Reading

Weekly Run Report {03/30/16}

Weekly Run Report

I have created this weekly run report to keep track of all of my workouts. I love listing my stats and seeing how I am improving each week. I really believe that recording your workouts, especially your runs and paces helps to see your progress more clearly.  Hope you’ll follow along on my weekly adventures.     Monday, March 21 2016 RUN 5km TIME: 30:35 PACE: 6:06 min/km – Burnt 358 calories I did my usual 5k on my treadmill.   Tuesday, March 22 2016 KETTLE BELLS 45 minutes – Burnt 182 calories I upped the weight of my kettle bells…. » Continue Reading