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Free Things to do in New York City

Whether you’re visiting the Big Apple for the first time, or you’ve lived in NYC for years, there are tons of FREE things to do in New York City that you probably didn’t know about! Be a tourist! Even if you are an NYC resident, you can play tourist for the weekend! Visit a few of […]

25 Patriotic Dessert Recipes

25 Patriotic Dessert Recipes

Memorial Day and the 4th of July are quickly approaching. Many people enjoy celebrating these patriotic occasions by throwing a BBQ for friends, neighbours and family to attend. Hot dogs and hamburgers are backyard party staples and are easy enough to throw on the grill. If you really want to wow people though, you will […]

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Flipp Saves Time and Celebrates Moms

I am always looking for things to make grocery shopping easier. As a busy single mom, I do not have time to go through all the flyers, find the sales, clip coupons etc. When Darin was alive, he would do all those things. He enjoyed spending time looking for deals and then he would drive to […]

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Ford Canada #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast

I am a huge Ford fan. I’ve talked about my love for Ford and my Mustang many times. I recently attended the Ford Canada #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast at BConnected and I was blown away by what I learned! I had no idea my Mustang had seat cushions made with soy beans. I learned that Ford […]

5 fun facts about daytona beach

5 Fun Facts About Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is one of my favourite places to visit. The sun, sand and surf… is paradise. One item on my KickAss Bucket List is to have a condo by the ocean and Daytona Beach is one of the top places for my condo. Here are 5 fun facts about Daytona Beach and why I […]

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Ottawa Has Lost A Shining Star

I posted this in KickAss Ottawa and wanted to share with my KickAss Living readers since Laurel’s message is so important. Ottawa has lost a shining star named Laurel Anderson. Yesterday, we said goodbye to one of the most amazing women I have ever met. When I started my original KickAss Ottawa site a couple […]

my journey as widow

My Journey As A Widow – The First Five Years

  My journey as a widow started 5 years ago. Becoming a widow was the most terrifying thing that ever happened to me. I felt lost, afraid. alone. I did not think that I would ever be able to have a normal life again. I can not believe that it will be 5 years in […]

Gifts for Yoga Lovers

Gifts for Yoga Lovers

Starting Yoga has been on my “to do” list for a long time. I’ve read so much about the health benefits of doing Yoga and how great it is for people who suffer from anxiety. I’ve tried doing Yoga at home. I enjoyed it so I decided it was time to become serious and attend […]

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6 Ways to Destress At Your Desk

Everyone has to deal with work stress at some point during the day, especially sitting at a desk for hours on end. Here are 6 fast and easy ways to de-stress at your desk. Breathe easy.  Sit back, relax, and just breathe. Use the 4-7-8 breathing technique by blowing a breath out for a count of 4, […]