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.
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.
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!
Contest closes Thursday, Feb.11 at 8pm. Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received from both social media accounts.
Update: Andrea A. who submitted her entry via our Facebook page, is the winner! Congratulations Andrea! Enjoy the comedy (and the beer!)
If you’re a parent, particularly one still in the trenches of diapers, daycare and and crackers in the car seats, the concept of “date night” with your partner might seem like a hazy, distant memory. Between work, kids and other commitments, it can be hard to find the time, and, let’s face it, energy. But let’s say the stars align and you do have a free evening (and babysitter), where do you go? The standard dinner and a movie is great, but if you’re searching for something different, experiential and local to do, look no further than Oakville’s very own craft brewery. Continue Reading…
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that Bronte Creek Provincial Park is one of our family’s favourite outdoor spots in Halton Region. I was super excited to check out their Victorian Christmas event this year. We hadn’t been since 2012 (see my post from that time), and had never been with Em. The marketing specialist, Andrew, assured me that the event this year’s event was the best yet, with even more games, activities and decorations, and we couldn’t wait to check it out.