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Family Volunteering: A New Way to Travel this Summer

Family Volunteering: A New Way to Travel this Summer

Summer is undoubtedly an exciting time for families. The kids have no school and their parents have the opportunity to spend valuable time with their children, often taking them on summer vacations. Instead of spending the holidays by the lake or an expensive city, it might be a nice change to take the entire family […]

Explore your Adventurous Side this May Long Weekend

Explore your Adventurous Side this May Long Weekend

For most Canadians, the May Long Weekend is one of the long weekends we enjoy the most. It is not just another day off of work. For many, it is the unofficial start of the good times with friends and family in gorgeous weather instead of being trapped indoors from winter. This May Long Weekend, […]

Vacation vs. Staycation

Vacation vs. Staycation

No matter where this March Break will take you, may it be on some fantastic trip on a beach or enjoying the comforts of home, everyone needs time to unwind from the daily grind we live in. We all know that life can get a little bit trying at times, and regardless of where this […]

Food

Delicious Gluten-Free {Almost Healthy} Berry Crumble

Delicious Gluten-Free {Almost Healthy} Berry Crumble

  This recipe was inspired by the crumble topping in the “Baked Apple Crumble with Carrot and Raisin Spice Filling” recipe found in the recipe book, Sweet Goodness by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming. I made this recipe when I realized I had a few too many packages of fresh berries in my refrigerator. The great thing about […]

Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe

Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe

  Cake Pops are really time consuming in the kitchen, but are they well worth the time and effort! These Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops will surely have your family and friends asking you for the recipe. Get your kids to help you make them! Enjoy! Happy Canada Day! Cake Pops Recipe Ingredients: 2½ cups […]

Festive Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe

Festive Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe

My family and I are lucky to live in the Nation’s Capital and to be able to enjoy the festivities on Parliament Hill every Canada Day. We usually start the day with watching the Changing of the Guard marching to music and military drills performed by the Governor General’s Foot Guards. Afterwards, you can hear the Carillon Concert […]

Family

Free Salsa Babies Classes this Summer!

Free Salsa Babies Classes this Summer!

  Join Daniela for Free Salsa Babies Classes in Ottawa this Summer!   Every Tuesday in July and August 10 am Salsa Babies classes at Ottawa City Hall. Join a class at: https://www.facebook.com/thedancingmama/events Every Thursday in July and August (except Aug 27) 10 am Salsa Tots classes at Dundonald park (512 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5J9) […]

Buckle Up Right with #FordSeatSafety at the Museum of Agriculture!

Buckle Up Right with #FordSeatSafety at the Museum of Agriculture!

Car seats are one of the many things parents have to deal with from the day they bring home their little bundle of joy. They can be a bit confusing when first learning how to install and secure them into a car properly. Since I still scratch my head a bit where car seat installations […]

Disney’s Teen Beach 2 Summer Beach Party Fun Activity Sheets

Disney’s Teen Beach 2 Summer Beach Party Fun Activity Sheets

Your kids will love the fun Summer beach party theme activity sheets inspired straight from Disney’s Teen Beach 2 (now on DVD)!  

Reviews

“Miss Emily” by Nuala O’Connor – A Novel That Reinvents Emily Dickinson and Makes me Love Her Even More {A Review}.

“Miss Emily” by Nuala O’Connor – A Novel That Reinvents Emily Dickinson and Makes me Love Her Even More {A Review}.

Other than her infamous poetry, which I studied in university, I was not fully familiar with the idiosyncrasies of Emily Dickinson’s life until I read the historical fiction novel, Miss Emily by Irish author, Nuala O’Connor. Within pages of the first chapter I found myself researching Emily Dickinson’s life to find out more about her solitude and preference […]

Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

It’s summertime, and my other half’s birthday is just around the corner. He is a hard person to choose a great gift for because he will go out and buy what he likes on the spur of the moment. One idea I had for choosing the perfect gift for him would be to look at […]

Modern Gent’s Gift Sets from The Body Shop – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/20

Modern Gent’s Gift Sets from The Body Shop – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/20

Guys like looking and feeling nice, right? The problem: Which products would he want to use to help shave, cleanse and moisturize his face? With Father’s Day closing in on us, The Body Shop Canada wanted to share some of the products they thought men would love to use on their face to help make […]

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Free Salsa Babies Classes this Summer!

Free Salsa Babies Classes this Summer!

| July 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

  Join Daniela for Free Salsa Babies Classes in Ottawa this Summer!   Every Tuesday in July and August 10 am Salsa Babies classes at Ottawa City Hall. Join a class at: https://www.facebook.com/thedancingmama/events Every Thursday in July and August (except Aug 27) 10 am Salsa Tots classes at Dundonald park (512 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5J9) […]

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Buckle Up Right with #FordSeatSafety at the Museum of Agriculture!

Buckle Up Right with #FordSeatSafety at the Museum of Agriculture!

| July 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

Car seats are one of the many things parents have to deal with from the day they bring home their little bundle of joy. They can be a bit confusing when first learning how to install and secure them into a car properly. Since I still scratch my head a bit where car seat installations […]

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3 Essentials for Summer Outdoor Adventures!

3 Essentials for Summer Outdoor Adventures!

Summer is here! Here’s a list of 3 essentials for healthy summer outdoor adventures: 1. A glass or stainless steel water bottle.  A re-usable water bottle helps the environment and keeps kids hydrated.  You will also avoid excessive bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from plastic water bottles that are left sitting in the hot sun for […]

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Delicious Gluten-Free {Almost Healthy} Berry Crumble

Delicious Gluten-Free {Almost Healthy} Berry Crumble

| July 3, 2015 | 4 Comments

  This recipe was inspired by the crumble topping in the “Baked Apple Crumble with Carrot and Raisin Spice Filling” recipe found in the recipe book, Sweet Goodness by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming. I made this recipe when I realized I had a few too many packages of fresh berries in my refrigerator. The great thing about […]

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Disney’s Teen Beach 2 Summer Beach Party Fun Activity Sheets

Disney’s Teen Beach 2 Summer Beach Party Fun Activity Sheets

| July 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

Your kids will love the fun Summer beach party theme activity sheets inspired straight from Disney’s Teen Beach 2 (now on DVD)!  

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Helpful Hints to Make Walking Easier and Fun! #GettheMostOutofLife

Helpful Hints to Make Walking Easier and Fun! #GettheMostOutofLife

| July 2, 2015 | 2 Comments

I am so excited about being asked to write an article on the Life Brand website along with other bloggers! This website is a place where people can find great health tips to become healthy and help to keep this goal no matter what stage of your life you may be experiencing! We are in […]

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6 Top Sunscreen Tips 

6 Top Sunscreen Tips 

| July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

Protecting your skin takes a whole lot more than just lathering on some sunscreen.  Although the sun is our friend when it comes to providing us with much needed vitamin D, it is not so great for our skin if we get overexposed.  Here are 6 top tips to keep in mind when hitting the beach and […]

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2015 Back to School Giveaway ~ $800 in GC ~ CAN/US 07/30

2015 Back to School Giveaway ~ $800 in GC ~ CAN/US 07/30

| July 1, 2015 | 42 Comments

The Ottawa Mommy Club is pleased to take part in the 2015 Back to School Celebration! The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents and will end on July 30th, 2015 Good luck! Yes, I know, it seems like school just got out! But the new school year will be here before you know […]

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Happy Canada Day #Ottawa ~ Wordless Wednesday

Happy Canada Day #Ottawa ~ Wordless Wednesday

| July 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

   

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Free Outdoor Summer Movies: Friday Night Flicks ( Used to be Movies on the Beach)

Free Outdoor Summer Movies: Friday Night Flicks ( Used to be Movies on the Beach)

| June 30, 2015 | 3 Comments

  How awesome is it to find an event that will help create fun family bonding and lasting memories? Even Better? It’s FREE! One of my favourite summer family events is back. Movies On The Beach is now Friday Night Flicks! Round up family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Arrive early, stake out your section of […]

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“Miss Emily” by Nuala O’Connor – A Novel That Reinvents Emily Dickinson and Makes me Love Her Even More {A Review}.

“Miss Emily” by Nuala O’Connor – A Novel That Reinvents Emily Dickinson and Makes me Love Her Even More {A Review}.

| June 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

Other than her infamous poetry, which I studied in university, I was not fully familiar with the idiosyncrasies of Emily Dickinson’s life until I read the historical fiction novel, Miss Emily by Irish author, Nuala O’Connor. Within pages of the first chapter I found myself researching Emily Dickinson’s life to find out more about her solitude and preference […]

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Odyssey Theatre Brings Puppet Shows to the Park and Tickets Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/17

Odyssey Theatre Brings Puppet Shows to the Park and Tickets Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/17

| June 29, 2015 | 11 Comments

    Odyssey Theatre brings puppet shows to the park Lighter than Air floats into Strathcona Park Odyssey’s Theatre Under the Stars partners with Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre to bring entertaining and educational shows to the outdoor stage. To accompany their main show, The Things We Do For Love, there are youth matinees for […]

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Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe

Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe

| June 26, 2015 | 12 Comments

  Cake Pops are really time consuming in the kitchen, but are they well worth the time and effort! These Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops will surely have your family and friends asking you for the recipe. Get your kids to help you make them! Enjoy! Happy Canada Day! Cake Pops Recipe Ingredients: 2½ cups […]

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Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

| June 25, 2015 | 32 Comments

It’s summertime, and my other half’s birthday is just around the corner. He is a hard person to choose a great gift for because he will go out and buy what he likes on the spur of the moment. One idea I had for choosing the perfect gift for him would be to look at […]

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