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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

Active Play, Family Life, Outdoor Adventures

The lull between seasons

November 7, 2015

It’s November, which means the excitement of Halloween is over but Christmas seems very far away (even more so when you’re only 4 and 2 years old!). We don’t start holiday decorating until after Remembrance Day, so it’s a bit of a gap in terms of seasonal activities to do with the kids.

We do however, have lots of leaves to rake, gardens to pull out, and nature trails to explore. The air is getting chilly (though we’ve had some gorgeous mild temps in Halton Region this week) and the trees bare. With a few more layers added on or off, the kids are still happy to take part in all their usual outdoor fun.

Here’s Em riding her bike through a giant pile of leaves on a neighbourhood sidewalk. She loved the “crunching” sounds they made under her pedals and delighted in riding through as many piles as possible.

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How are you spending the in-between season? As I look at my calendar, I see it filling up in the weeks ahead with dinner parties (some hosted by us- honestly hoping this goes well as fancy cooking and kids underfoot somehow doesn’t mix), brunches, get-togethers and concerts. All of which are fun, and we are certainly looking forward to catching up with friends and family and going to different events. But for now, with a brief quiet spell until I am swept up in entertaining, shopping and cooking, I’ll enjoy the quiet days riding through the leaves.

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