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Barre Life Oakville- Review

April 19, 2016

Did you ever take ballet lessons as a kid? I started lessons at around age 4, and though I gave it up around 7, I still remember the feeling of twirling around in my little pink slippers on the hardwood floor and the feeling graceful and beautiful. I still have a penchant for ballerina buns and ballet flats (of the Michael Kors variety) and I am now the proud mom of two daughters who are now dance obsessed. I must admit though, I do feel a tad wistful when I watch my oldest take her lessons. That’s why I was thrilled to have the opportunity to check out Oakville’s very own ballet fitness studio for adults- Barre Life.

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Outdoor Adventures

LiveOutThere.com Exclusive: Feeling Chummy? How To Find an Outdoor BFF

April 14, 2016

If you’re anything like me, you’ve gone through at least several major changes in your life. Moved away for school, a new job, settled down with a partner and maybe even popped out a baby or two. But no matter where you are in life right now, fresh air, vigorous activity and socialization remain important to your physical mental and emotional well-being.

If you’re in a place where you’re looking for new pals to enjoy your fave outdoor pursuits with, fear not. Read on for six tips on how to meet like-minded outdoor enthusiasts (and not feel like the new kid being gawked at by everyone in the school cafeteria).  Remember, there is no such thing as strangers- only friends you haven’t yet met. More

Family Life, Outdoor Adventures

LiveOutThere.com Exclusive: How Not to Be a Fair-Weathered Outdoor Enthusiast

February 12, 2016

Preface: I’m thrilled to announce that I have joined the LiveOutThere.com team as a guest blogger! LiveOutThere.com is a Canadian online store selling high-quality outdoor clothing and gear from leading brands. Be sure to check them out!

Let’s face it, depending on your climate, it’s really easy to love being outdoors when it’s temperate, pleasant and dry. That’s when the playgrounds are filled with kids, bike paths are hazardous and your Facebook feed includes nothing but selfies taken at the beach or outdoor patio. But the second the weather turns gloomy or frosty? It’s a ghost town out there.

Living in Oakville, Ontario, just outside of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario, winters can range from howling blizzards to green Christmases, flash freezes and all points in between. But as a busy working mom to two young kids, who craves fresh air and outdoor activity not just as a means of stimulation but also for my own mental and physical well-being, I’ve learned to adapt to anything the other mother (nature, that is), throws my way. How? Read on.

 

Giveaways

GIVEAWAY- 2 Tickets to Cameron’s Brewing Company’s Cask Night

February 4, 2016

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and to celebrate, SOHM and Cameron’s Brewing Company are giving away two free passes ($40 total value) to Cameron’s upcoming Comedy Cask Night on Feb.26!

Check out details on Facebook and Twitter @SOHM_Ash.

Contest closes Thursday, Feb.11 at 8pm. Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received from both social media accounts.

Good luck!

Update: Andrea A. who submitted her entry via our Facebook page, is the winner! Congratulations Andrea! Enjoy the comedy (and the beer!)