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Fluffiest Whole Wheat Pancakes with Kefir

It's Sunday.  Family day. One of our favorite breakfast traditions is making buttermilk pancakes.  My boy Tobi has become quite the little chef in the kitchen and can pretty much whip up the entire recipe on his own, with a tiny bit of assistance with folding in the egg whites. When I ...

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Back Pain Rehab: Foundation Book Review

It'd be too easy to avoid if it only happened when carrying heavy loads or doing something crazy.  The unfortunate truth, however, is it can be triggered by something as innocuous as a sneeze, cough or the slightest mis-step. Back pain sucks. For me, it all started innocently enough: My brother, ...

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Shirataki Noodles Stir-Fry Recipe

I've heard many mixed reviews about Shirataki noodles.  Some absolutely hate them.  Some can't get enough.  They've enjoyed a starring role in weight loss and diet plans, touting no carbs, no fat, and almost no calories.  The problem is that they also have no flavor. Texture is springy, almost ...

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Saying Good-Bye to Cardio

When I was a little girl, and for as far back as I can remember my dad used to make me and my brother run.  I'm not talking about a light jog on sunny weekends.  I'm talking everyday rain, shine or snow, running laps either around the neighbourhood, field, park or ravine.  For me, it was the ...

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Awesome Kids Reading: The Action Bible

I feel blessed that my boys love to read.  Everything from the latest hockey stats to Harry Potter to almanacs full of strange and bizarre facts.  Sometimes this love of reading backfires, like that time they got absorbed in the entire series of Captain Underpants comic books and all we heard for ...

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Our Home Gym Essentials

WHY A HOME GYM? I didn't really start working out in earnest until university. But when I started it was kinda like everything else I do: I went all-in. If I'm honest, I'd have to admit spending more time working out than studying. I was never the biggest or buffest, but I'd be in there for ...

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Microwave Cookies in 1 Minute

Four words: NOM. NOM. NOM. NOM.  Translated to: 1 Minute Microwave Cookies. Dessert in 1 minute?  So easy your kids can make it?  Sounds too good to be true, eh? This little "recipe" (if you can even call it that) has brought convenience, home baked comfort, and simplicity all ...

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Healthy-ish Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let's face it.  If you have kids there will be times when chocolate chip cookies are a must in the kitchen.  In my opinion, the cookie itself is really just a vehicle for the chocolate chips, amen?  This version is just your basic recipe for big ole chewies, with tweaks to include healthy whole ...

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Our Photo and Video Gear – 2013 Edition

  Hi Friends!! If you're wondering what photography and video gear we use, wonder no more :) Here's a list and links to goodies we love and use to make the images and videos you see on this website. CAMERA GEAR: 2x Nikon D4 camera bodies (lovingly referred to as "the ...

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Fuji X100s Review – the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

The Fuji X100s is an oxymoron: simple, clean lines belie a strange and quirky complexity. Stylish and sized just right, it's a carry-everywhere powerhouse combining great optics and an amazing sensor. Ergonomics … Notsomuch. Some design choices just don't add up. His & Her's:  our ...

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Igloos and Fires

It's always tough for us to travel for work.  Don't get me wrong: we LOVE what we do and are truly thankful we can do it together as husband and wife. But being away from our boyz means leaving a big chunk of our hearts at home. Wanna know a little secret? Sometimes, on the first day back ...

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My daily grind: everyday coffee good enough for a coffee snob

Coffee … How I love thee … Those who know me know it's my drug of choice and companion of many a long day and night. Without it I doubt I would have the willpower and energy to stay awake the countless hours it took to create my other day job: motibodo. Even its tagline, "Espresso for workflow" ...

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