Athletic Gear – Get it clean and fresh!

I have stinky boys who play hockey and baseball, and as you can just imagine, their under clothes and gear can get very raunchy ... Awesome. I was recently introduced to HEX Performance products... (click this link to see my complete Hex product review) Below is why I'm sharing this with you ... What are HEX Performance products? HEX Performance has developed the first and only system designed specifically to clean and protect today’s performance gear and apparel. We’re proud to announce our Ultra+Dual Action Gear Wash, Power+ Laundry Detergent, and On Demand+ Spray and Go. Where can I find HEX? This weekend, on Saturday 5/16 from 11 AM – 4 PM, HEX products will be demo-ed in ALL … [Read more...]

Boys and Sports

I wanted to quickly share these cute hockey photos of my boy who has taken a HUGE love for the game.  My heart is warm when I watch my boys play hockey.  His team was 4th in their bracket and made a huge comeback to win the year end championship!!!  These strong boys in orange really played as a team in order to dominate.  When I hear them coming out of the locker room telling each other "Good game, you played so well!", I want to hug all of them! My oldest will play hockey any time, any place ... dry land or ice.  He is a devoted little player who truly has Canadian blood running through his veins.  I love it!!! We met Rex Brothers, a pitcher for the Colorado Rockies earlier this month … [Read more...]

Boys in Football

As I sit here watching my 5 year old boy practice with his football team.  I wonder to myself, why did I agree to this? At first, I really had a LOT of reservations and did not want my young 5 year old exposed to tackle football at such an early age, flag football, yes ... but tackle?  As a mother AND a nurse {and a Canadian ... but we won’t talk about that right now}, I just was not wanting to put him in it, let alone my 7 year old.  I’ve watched ESPN specials on the adverse effects of young people and injuries in tackle football.  The concussions.  The chronic headaches as they grow.  It scares the hell out of me. I worry about bad hits ... from other kids and from my own.  I worry … [Read more...]

Book Review – Finish Line Feeling by Liz Ferro

So, as you know, taradara donates 10% of sales to Girls With Sole. Girls with Sole is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides free fitness and wellness programs to empower the minds, bodies and souls of girls who are at-risk or have experienced abuse of any kind. GWS programs include traditional team sports such, running programs and road race sponsorship, yoga, pilates and dance. Each girl in our programs receives a brand new pair of running shoes,a jog bra and a water bottle as well as a renewed sense that someone believes in them, so that, they may believe in themselves. {source} Well, the founder, Liz Ferro, has written a book, 'Finish Line Feeling'.  In this book, she … [Read more...]

The boy is 6!

How did that happen? He was just born!!! Just look at that bundle of joy given to us 6 YEARS AGO!!!! Him at 6 days old ... rockin' the jaundice!  But lookin' oh so cool doin' it! We had so much fun traveling with you!!! Our first family photo with you.  Look at that face, we knew right then that you were a firecracker! .... and then watching you with your new baby brother when you were 2! You started out being to sweet with your younger brother And then, some how that all changed.... so quickly..... ********* You do the funniest things without even realizing you're doing them... *********** You were destined to be a fisherman You have the GREATEST hair! One of the cutest … [Read more...]