Easy No Churn Mini Donut Ice Cream

Easy No Churn Mini Donut Ice Cream

Welcome to July. It is my favourite month because it is the kickoff month to summer, usually great weather, cherry season and it is my birthday month.!! July is also National Ice Cream Month. Wow! So many great things in one month. Another thing about July is that it is usually the celebration of the Calgary Stampede. A celebration of the western spirit held in Calgary every year for the last 100 years. Although this year due to circumstances beyond our control, it has been postponed until 2021. One of the best things about the Calgary Stampede is the mini donuts that one gets at the fair grounds. Ice cream month and mini donuts. Yes!! Lets make an easy no churn mini donut ice cream.

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Five Reasons You Should Take Up Golf Now

Five Reasons You Should Take Up Golf Now

I confess, although I starting golfing as a young teen, and continued sporadically as my kids grew up, I am JUST coming back from a hiatus from the golf course. My recent new love for the game is compelling me to share five reasons you should take up golf now!

My golf “career” started as a teen, when my dad would take me out with my brother to golf when we were on summer holidays. I was pretty awful, and my favourite part of the game was hitting the snack shack after nine holes. There, I could get the most delicious smokie covered in mustard and sauerkraut and all was right with the world. I persisted with the game, (as an attempt to find the best hotdog maybe?) eventually playing with boyfriends and eventually my husband.

Prior to having kids, we enjoyed quite a few golf holidays – playing 7 games in 7 days and trying courses all over North America. Let me reiterate, I was pretty terrible but golf had grown on me and I loved it.

When we had our children, I kept up with golf, joining a ladies league at our golf course, and using the time as a much needed break during those pre-school / toddler years. But, gradually – as the kids grew – so did my discomfort with golf. Not the playing it so much, but the time it took to play.

I no longer could justify 5 hours away – nor could I find 5 hours in a row where I wasn’t needed driving here and there to various activities and / or prepping meals etc. to get the kids ready for said activities. Those years – when your kids are really busy with sports or music or dance – and don’t yet have their driver’s license, are some of the busiest. I didn’t even work outside the home! I bow down to those of you that maintained a full time job as well.

So golf took a backseat – a very backseat. In fact, there were years I didn’t pick up a club even once. Oddly, even on holidays, I would bow out and let the”guys” go – always finding an excuse or a reason I couldn’t golf.

And to be quite honest – I really had no desire or urge to either. Golf became something my husband did, not something I did. Looking back, I really can’t explain it.

This year though, I had an epiphany. It was time to take those 4 1/2 hours and get myself out of the house. Boy, am I glad I did! Now, I can share with you my five reasons you should take up golf now!

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Menopause and Bladder Leaks

Menopause and Bladder Leaks

You may have noticed over the last several months that we have been peppering the blog with various signs and symptoms of menopause. Well, today we discuss menopause and bladder leaks. Not a sexy topic to be sure, but unfortunately, bladder leaks are something that many women will deal with as they head into menopause.

Scared of grabbing the jump rope for cardio? Don’t want to jump on the trampoline with your kids anymore? Need to cross your legs when you sneeze? Guess what? You’ve got company and it feels good to know others are going through what you are, right?

Menopause and Bladder Leaks
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