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5 Easy Tips to Make Your Fall Fitness Plan Stick (for real this time!)

5 Easy Tips to Make Your Fall Fitness Plan Stick (for real this time!)

There is something about the start of fall that feels like a fresh start. The kids go back to our school and we moms can go back to our (somewhat) normal routine. It’s like having a clean slate to start over and as Personal Trainer, I am a huge fan. I love that so many moms recommit to taking care of themselves again, rather than just looking after their families.

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Dealing With Cancer, part 1

Dealing With Cancer, part 1

I remember my 26th year like it was yesterday. For someone who has the memory of a goldfish, that is saying a lot. Why was it so memorable?  When most people are thinking about all their hopes and dreams for their future, in August 2002 I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Yes I tried to play it down as much as possible as it was considered the "good" cancer.

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4 Tips To Help Your Transition Back To Work

4 Tips To Help Your Transition Back To Work

I have been back at work now for a few weeks and, like a lot of women before me have said, it really isn’t as bad as you think it will be. In fact it’s pretty great. But I do have it easy. Or maybe my husband and I have stumbled on a decent version of the “shared parenting style.” Let me explain:

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When Your Nesting Instinct Doesn't Kick In Until the End of Mat Leave

When Your Nesting Instinct Doesn't Kick In Until the End of Mat Leave

Did you ‘nest’ in the final weeks of your pregnancy?

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Sleep In September – New Beginnings and a Return to Routine

Sleep In September – New Beginnings and a Return to Routine

Last week, I was on vacation with my family at a resort in Northern Ontario. A little before 7pm, I was starting to think about what to have for dinner, while my kids, still in their swimsuits, were playing barefoot soccer on the grass. A young man and woman, along with their one year old son, emerged from the cabin next door. The little guy was in his jammies, and the parents were allowing him a few more minutes outside before heading back indoors for bedtime. I looked at my watch and realized how late it had become, and we were not even close to bedtime!

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