Amazing Coconut Banana Bread

Easy to whip up and always delicious!  

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Summer of Strength Challenge

Here are some details about my latest and greatest online fitness challenge! Start Date: May 1st, 2015 End Date: June 26th, 2015 Cost: $199 CAD (+applicable taxes) Included: *Customized nutrition plan based on your current health and goals, with unlimited tweaks as you progress *Strength training programs at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level for…

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Five Months Post Loss Check-in

Being actively creative is fairly inconvenient. I get overwhelmed a lot. And when there is a piece of writing tickling my brain I find it hard to focus on anything else. Yet I usually need everything else to be in some semblance of order to actually write it out coherently. Not writing the thing becomes…

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Easy Rotisserie Chicken Satay Soup

Confession: grocery store rotisserie chickens are staple in my life, and I’m always looking for new ways to use them.  This is a quick, easy recipe that tastes amazing and is toddler approved.  You will need: The meat of 1/3-1/2 a rotisserie chicken, cut into bite sized pieces 2 cups rice noodles 2T 100% peanuts…

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Home Gym Love: 7 Reasons to Reconsider Resistance Training at Home

I live in a small community where the childcare and fitness facility options are somewhat limited. I’m lucky enough to be able to stay at home and work while raising my kids, but my husband travels often for his work so I can’t depend on him taking care of the littles while I get some…

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Operation: Rural Rebel Vasectomy

My husband is having his vas deferens severed and cauterized on Monday.  Super sexy, right? Well yeah, kinda! The implications in the bedroom are pretty damn hot.  Post-recovery period, of course. But even sexier than that is the fact that he is taking this permanent measure to spare me from having to start hormonal birth…

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Quick! Lock the Door!

My husband’s office is the only door in the house with a lock on both sides.  He telecommutes from home and is often on long conference calls throughout the day in which he is presenting various things and making stuff happen, stuff that is infinitely more difficult to do with two toddlers crawling on him.…

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Six Ways to Find Peace During the Holidays

No doubt about it, this time of year can be tough.  The scheduling, pressure, functions, and expectations can be overwhelming.  Here are six self care tips to help you get through it all with a positive attitude and a peaceful heart! Do something nice for someone who won’t be able to thank you. I’m partial to…

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A New Kind of Progress

Confession: I haven’t been on a diet in six months. What started as a short break for vacation before I started prepping for a bikini competition turned into an unexpected pregnancy and then a devastating loss. Three months later and I’m still picking up the pieces. With my brain chemistry and history of depression I’m…

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Introducing Frisky Funny Friday

In a previous version of this life I was an admin for a large Facebook page that does a weekly feature of hunky men, which I captioned each week for about 6 months.  It was a fun task, coming up with those captions, and I was good at it.  It allowed me to be public…

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