I'm not really an outdoorsy person. I mean I like the outdoors. I can get outside and admire the landscape and all. Maybe sketch and take photos (lots of photos). I just don't know how to ride a bike and such. So, when Jen Maier here at Urbanmoms announced that we were going to Blue Mountain for our … [Read more...]
Summer Family Fun at Blue Mountain
Just over three weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days with my fellow UrbanMoms bloggers at Blue Mountain. I got to experience the low ropes course with Amanda and the amazing Scandinave Spa with Amanda, Tracy and Sonya. I met people I have admired for a long time and reconnected … [Read more...]
FotoFriday – Family Vacay
Basking on the beach. Playing in creeks. Roasting hot dog wieners and marshmallows. Doing a wholelotta nothing. We were unplugged for the most part - no cable. Very limited internet. Forced time together and I loved every second of it. When we weren't doing a wholelotta nothing, we were … [Read more...]
On Girlfriends and Conversations.
Those who know me well know I probably prize excellent and weighty conversations above just above everything else. And at this stage of life with young kids in it, when they require so much of your attention, and your energy, it is especially sweet when one can kick back and chat, uninterrupted, … [Read more...]
Why can’t my kids act the same around me as they do around everyone else? Last week, we shipped our sons off to Collingwood, Ontario to spend some quality time with my mother and stepfather, combined with a week at day camp on Blue Mountain. Initially we thought about leaving them with my parents … [Read more...]
Blue Mountain Resort: Bring the Family!
I don't know about you, but I find family holiday planning a tad overwhelming. There is so much gear to pack, so many stops to map out, and it all kind of makes my head spin. But what if you could just load up your car once? Go for a short drive from the city and find a one-stop resort where … [Read more...]
If I could order it with room service.
I dream of living in a plush hotel suite when I grow up -- I just need to figure out how to become rich enough to live that dream! When we book our trips, we do just as much research on hotels as we do the destination -- after all, it's all part of the travel experience, right? From the moment I … [Read more...]
My Segway Adventure
Me, on a stationary-Segway for a photo-op, taken by Jason Graham One of the activities I was slated to try during our Blue Mountain retreat was a Segway tour. By now, everyone knows I ride one of these bad boys around town when I'm at home, so the idea of riding a Segway didn't seem so far off the … [Read more...]
The Importance The Girlfriend Getaway
This past weekend some friends and I were fortunate enough to spend a few days just north/west of Toronto outside of the lovely Collingwood, Ontario at the Blue Mountain Resort. We enjoyed meals at Rusty's, Royal Majesty Espresso Bar & Bakery, The Pottery, Café Chartreuse, and 3 Guys and a … [Read more...]
Weekend Update – Urban meets Suburban
When I started writing for Urbanmoms I knew that I had lucked out. Big time.With all the great writers I found a bunch of new friends in my fellow bloggers - especially once most of us were given the opportunity to meet at UrbanBlogFest at Blue Mountain.Prior to that weekend I had already … [Read more...]