Welcome to To & Fro!

My name’s Mar. I’m a 30-something mom living in Toronto, ON, Canada with my husband and two young daughters. To & Fro is my little corner of the world where I combine the two things that I love most - my family and the outdoors.

On To & Fro you can find parenting tips, family-friendly activities and recipes, outdoor adventures, reviews of our favourite products and much, much more!

I may be a big city mama, but this little family of mine is meant for the simple life surrounded by Mother Nature.

Want to learn more? Scroll down.

To & Fro: A Lifestyle & Parenting blog based in Toronto,ON, Canada

How did it all begin? To get the full story, let’s take a quick trip back to the early 2000s…

I love our love story. We met in grade 11, when my husband moved to my hometown for junior hockey. He was the mysterious new guy in high school that had all of the girls talking. We became good friends the following year, but eventually fell out of touch. As fate would have it, our paths eventually crossed again, almost a year later, but this time we couldn't let each other go. Fast forward through many university classes, long distance miles and hockey games, the year we finally decided to become 'roomies', an unexpected trade/move took us over 4500 miles from home in Toronto, to the land of the midnight sun, Alaska, for the 2010-2011 hockey season. More about that exciting time here.

To & Fro: A Lifestyle & Parenting blog based in Toronto,ON, Canada

After 10 years of friendship, eight long (and I mean long) years of dating, thousands of miles traveled, numerous cities visited and even more hockey games watched, on a rainy beach in Alaska, we got engaged and were married in June of 2013. Fast forward a few years, and we welcomed a daughter in March of 2016.

To & Fro: A Lifestyle & Parenting blog based in Toronto,ON, Canada
To & Fro: A Lifestyle & Parenting blog based in Toronto,ON, Canada

What’s the story behind To & Fro? How and why did it begin, you ask?

To & Fro [formerly “Our Alaskan Staycation”] started back in 2010 as a way to communicate with friends and family during our three-year long Alaskan adventure. Alaska immediately stole our hearts, giving us both opportunities we had only dreamt about, and allowing us to meet some incredible life-long friends in the process.  We were absolutely meant for that place, but, like all good things, it had to come to an end and we decided it was time for the next adventure.  We may be Canadian born, but we are definitely Alaskan grown. 

The name also has a unique story. Throughout my husband’s hockey career, we were always traveling “to and fro”, moving from one place to another, with Toronto (also known as T.O.) as home base. To and fro quickly became the story of our lives which, combined with Toronto or T.O., only seemed fitting for the name of the little webspace where I share just that, the story of our lives. 

So, if you still feel like sticking around, please do! We'd love to have you join us as we navigate the big city life, but still very much long for the simple life surrounded by Mother Nature.

Interested in learning more? Please contact me.

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