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I only run because I’m being chased by zombies

It’s been a month since I did my last update on my ‘Year of Yoda’ and in it, I mentioned that I was going to start a ‘couch to 5 k’ running program. I’ve always joked that the only reason you’d ever see me running was because I was being chased, so I bought the Zombies, Run! 5k Training app for $2.59 CDN to get me started. I also had to download a free music app because it’s the only one that works with the Zombies, Run! program so that I could listen to my own music in between the story. If Read more […]

An update on my Year of Yoda

Seeing as how the first quarter of the year is almost over, I thought I’d do a little update on how my Year of Yoda is going. I have to say, this year I have really done my best to keep my mantra of “Do. Or do not. There is no try” in my mind while I go about my daily life. On the one hand, I am at least more honest with myself when I end up wasting too much time online when I should be doing something productive, and I’m more likely to give myself a pat on the back when I have an exceptionally Read more […]

March Break Ideas to Keep the Whole Family Happy

If you live in Ontario and have children, odds are good that your kids have next week off for March Break! This is the first year that I’ve been taking daytime classes at Algonquin College, so it’s also the first year that I’m having to make plans around my schedule (since postsecondary students get their Reading Week in February) instead of just filling up the week with fun activities for my daughters. Luckily, my husband has vacation time that he needs to take so we’ll be off together for the Read more […]

Ottawa’s Snowmageddon, Instagram style

I finally joined Instagram a couple of weeks ago (you can find me using my notjstbabybrain handle) and I’ve been sharing some pictures of my experiences during Ottawa’s ‘snowmageddon’. We had a record 51cm of snow fall in about 12 hours yesterday and it caused quite a lot of chaos! This was yesterday: Winter wonderland #ottawa #snowday #snow #hateshoveling #doyouwanttobuildasnowman A photo posted by Stacey Arthur (@notjstbabybrain) on Feb 16, 2016 at 8:42am PST Shoveled Read more […]

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