Parental Maintenance – are YOU Taking Care of Yourself?

Parental Maintenance – are YOU Taking Care of Yourself?

What is parental maintenance? In a nutshell, t’s making sure that you’re taking care of your own needs. All parents have been there. Whether it’s sleepless babies, illness, high-maintenance kids, or kids with disabilities, we all end up sleep-deprived, exhausted, and overwhelmed at some point in our parenting lives. I’m sure you’ve all heard that you can’t take care of anyone else if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Let me give you a little background about my own experiences…

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Work Out With Me Wednesday #4

Work Out With Me Wednesday #4

Welcome everyone to your Wednesday Workout! It’s hard to believe we’re already on week 4 – a full month of workouts! If you’ve been keeping up with your workouts, now is a great time for you to pat yourself on the back for all your hard work! It’s important to reward yourself for achieving your goals – have you made any goals with regard to your fitness and wellbeing? If so, what rewards have you decided on for yourself? Rewards…

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Fall Activities for Chronic Illness & Pain Sufferers

Fall Activities for Chronic Illness & Pain Sufferers

With the Fall comes some amazing colours in parts of North America, with the gorgeous fall colours as trees change colour, and Fall bushes and plants burst into life with radiant reds, golds, pinks, and oranges. For people who are active, it’s a favourite time to get out there and get in some running or cycling, but for those of us who are less capable of such wonders, there are still ways to enjoy the fall without the pain! 1…

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Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup

Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup

Hey gang! As part of Blogtober, the month when bloggers brave enough to sign up for posting once a day all month, I thought I’d add in a few warming recipes. If your household is as busy as mine, you have nights where you need something quick and easy to prepare. This hearty soup was my mother’s recipe, and I’ve tweaked it a little over the years to the recipe I’m sharing with you now. Tortellini Soup 1 medium onion,…

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Work Out With Me Wednesday #3

Work Out With Me Wednesday #3

Hello again, and welcome to your THIRD WEEK of WOWMW! Hopefully you’re starting to feel a little looser, and a little bit better if you’ve been stiff and sore! This week’s workout is going to step things up a little bit. So far, we’ve been working on stretching things out a little, and if you feel you’re good with the first two workouts right now, feel free to keep working with those. If you feel you’re ready to move on,…

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My Grandma’s Homemade Zeppoles

My Grandma’s Homemade Zeppoles

When I was younger, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve were usually spent in New York at my Grandparent’s house. Being an Italian family, nobody was left hungry, and the spread my Grandmother put on rivalled that of any teahouse or restaurant. My Grandmother’s homemade Italian goodies, supplemented by a few choice favourites from the local Italian bakery along with goodies made by my 5 Aunts created a spread that spanned her huge dining room table (and of course, the…

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Debunking Weight-Loss Myths

Debunking Weight-Loss Myths

If there’s anything that drives me crazy as a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Exercise Physiologist it’s all the fitness myths floating around out there. There are people and companies out there that only want your hard-earned money, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it. Here are my top 5 Weight-loss myths: Exercises to ‘bust’ X fat: I have seen so many articles about exercises that ‘bust belly fat fast!’ or ‘get rid of glute fat with these…

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Comfy Comfy Canada Cold/Hot Packs

Comfy Comfy Canada Cold/Hot Packs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin NOTE – this post contains affiliate links, and the item being reviewed was gifted to me for review purposes. It is being raffled off in the Migraine Survival Kit Giveaway with other fabulous products! Anyone who knows me knows that I have, and use, a LOT of hot/cold packs. I use them cold from the freezer for migraines and injuries, and hot for Irritable Bowel Syndrome flare-ups, back pain, and shoulder/neck pain. I have Fibromyalgia,…

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Work Out With Me Wednesday #2

Work Out With Me Wednesday #2

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Good morning to all of you! I hope you had a great week starting to get moving with WOWMW #1! If you ever have any questions, please feel free to post in the comments or to contact me directly, I’m always here to help out! Before we get into this week’s workout, a few quick words. If you are NEW to these workouts, then WELCOME! If you haven’t done WOWMW #1, then start there, and…

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My "Hey, It’s Okay!" Post for Airing My Dirty Laundry Blog

My "Hey, It’s Okay!" Post for Airing My Dirty Laundry Blog

Follow my blog with Bloglovin So the author of the blog, “Airing My Dirty Laundry” got the idea for a linkup, and I thought it fit in perfectly with my niche(s), so here we go! Hey, It’s Okay… -to take a nap in the middle of the day because I’m having a fibromyalgia flare-up, and I’m just plain exhausted! -to spend an afternoon watching Netflix because my body hurts so much from a flare-up that I just can’t haul myself…

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