Family

Fun Photo Projects for Kids

Fun Photo Projects for Kids

Fun Photo Projects for Kids     If you are a parent of young children, you know how hard it can be sometimes to find fun activities to do with your kids, that can compete with their use of the TV and Internet for their attention. As you may have seen, in yourself and others, […]

Girls Get to Live the #YouCanBeAnything Dream with Barbie! #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

Girls Get to Live the #YouCanBeAnything Dream with Barbie! #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

Barbie has been inspiring girls to follow their dreams by encouraging them through the 180+ careers she has portrayed. On Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day this April 28th, Barbie celebrated the aspirations of girls across Canada by telling them, “You Can Be Anything!”     In 2015, Barbie started the “Imagine the […]

Food

Getting into Gear at the #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast

Getting into Gear at the #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast

  Getting into Gear at the #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast Over the past few years, there has been a shift in people becoming more conscious about where their food and products are coming from.  People are looking more into purchasing products that help to sustain the resources of our planet. Some of the solutions these companies […]

TAKE THAT!  Hidden Veggies in the Butternut Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

TAKE THAT! Hidden Veggies in the Butternut Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

  So if your children are anything like mine, the minute they even remotely see anything that resembles a vegetable, or something that is actually good for them, it’s gotta go!  Marshall do you like broccoli? I see on Facebook all the time, all these post about  people’s children munching on kale for snacks and what […]

Reviews

Bubble Bouncing Fun with Messi FootBubbles! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

Bubble Bouncing Fun with Messi FootBubbles! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

Soccer (or football) is becoming more popular for kids to play in Canada. Kids love seeing and trying to do the skills the elite players display with a ball during games. Leo Messi is a star player many players love to emulate, and Messi FootBubbles wants kids to feel as though they have some of […]

Being Connected at the 2016 BConnected Conference ~ Review

Being Connected at the 2016 BConnected Conference ~ Review

This year marked the third year of the BConnected Conference in Ottawa, Ontario. I was honoured to help out the past two years and even more honoured to host a round table session this year. I love this conference for several reasons and I am going to share those with you in hopes you will […]

Travel

May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer #ChurchAndDwight

May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer #ChurchAndDwight

May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer After a winter that seems to never end, I am looking forward to warm spring days in May. For many Canadians, May is the unofficial start of summer and Victoria Day is the first long weekend in a set of many that the summer months bring. […]

Fun Family Vibes at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto ~ Review

Fun Family Vibes at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto ~ Review

My daughter and I had an amazing opportunity to visit Toronto to it’s fullest thanks to Tourism Toronto and the Chelsea Hotel during March Break. It was our first ever mother-daughter out-of-town trip, so this one was super special to both of us! I will share with you our fabulous experiences and adventures throughout the following few […]

Wellness

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms   In between round trips to school, extracurricular activities, preparing meals and working, who has time to exercise? Not everyone can be Tracy Moore and juggle two kids, a work life and look fit. Or so many moms think. Fitting in a workout session to a hectic daily mom […]

Motherhood

Motherhood

  I Have A Firm Belief… I wanted to share my thoughts with you on motherhood. My belief is that mothers deserve to own their health, to put their health above all others so they can actually love with all their vitality. Mothers leave the biggest contribution to legacy on this planet. During my childhood, […]

Living

How to Start a Small Business in Canada

How to Start a Small Business in Canada

  How to Start a Small Business in Canada     Canada is a great country for entrepreneurship. There’s a thriving business community, government support, and best of all, consumer demand for all sorts of things. If you are sick of your 9 to 5 job at a boring company, perhaps it’s time to start […]

Mortgage Application Checklist For First Time Home Buyers

Mortgage Application Checklist For First Time Home Buyers

  Mortgage Application Checklist For First Time Home Buyers If you have a dream about owning your own home and applying for a mortgage then you may be a bit nervous when beginning the process. While having your own home is just about every family’s dream the high prices and paperwork involved can be overwhelming. […]

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Celebrations for the City of Ottawa Archives 40th!

Celebrations for the City of Ottawa Archives 40th!

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The Archives turns 40! Join the City of Ottawa Archives for: a behind-the-scene tour, community BBQ, crafts, face painting, and other fun family activities.   First 40 kids will get a free Jr. Archivist kit.   Free Admission to the event.   Refreshments will be available for purchase.   June 5 th, 2016   […]

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Fun Photo Projects for Kids

Fun Photo Projects for Kids

| May 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fun Photo Projects for Kids     If you are a parent of young children, you know how hard it can be sometimes to find fun activities to do with your kids, that can compete with their use of the TV and Internet for their attention. As you may have seen, in yourself and others, […]

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Girls Get to Live the #YouCanBeAnything Dream with Barbie! #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

Girls Get to Live the #YouCanBeAnything Dream with Barbie! #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

| May 27, 2016 | 14 Comments

Barbie has been inspiring girls to follow their dreams by encouraging them through the 180+ careers she has portrayed. On Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day this April 28th, Barbie celebrated the aspirations of girls across Canada by telling them, “You Can Be Anything!”     In 2015, Barbie started the “Imagine the […]

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Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala‏ ~ Tickets Giveaway ~ Ottawa 06/05

Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala‏ ~ Tickets Giveaway ~ Ottawa 06/05

| May 26, 2016 | 4 Comments

    Dust off your dancing shoes!  The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala – one of the hottest parties in town – is right around the corner.      Created in 1992 by the Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn (1934-2002), then Governor General of Canada, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards recognize Canada’s most […]

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Bubble Bouncing Fun with Messi FootBubbles! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

Bubble Bouncing Fun with Messi FootBubbles! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

| May 26, 2016 | 27 Comments

Soccer (or football) is becoming more popular for kids to play in Canada. Kids love seeing and trying to do the skills the elite players display with a ball during games. Leo Messi is a star player many players love to emulate, and Messi FootBubbles wants kids to feel as though they have some of […]

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Desiree Dawson Wins CBC Searchlight 2016!

Desiree Dawson Wins CBC Searchlight 2016!

| May 25, 2016 | 4 Comments

Did you follow CBC Searchlight 2016? Celebrating its fourth year, it is a contest where musicians from all corners of Canada compete for a grand prize worth $50 000! This year’s top four finalists got to perform before a studio audience and CBC’s celebrity judging panel during a prime-time televised broadcast to win the top […]

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10 Garden Flower Pot Craft Ideas

10 Garden Flower Pot Craft Ideas

| May 24, 2016 | 7 Comments

    Gardening season is finally upon us! I enjoyed the fact that we did not have too many snow storms this year, but spring seems to be taking a long time to arrive with warmer days! Spring, of course, means it’s time to get ready for planting vegetables, plants, and/or flowers to embellish our gardens […]

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Being Connected at the 2016 BConnected Conference ~ Review

Being Connected at the 2016 BConnected Conference ~ Review

| May 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

This year marked the third year of the BConnected Conference in Ottawa, Ontario. I was honoured to help out the past two years and even more honoured to host a round table session this year. I love this conference for several reasons and I am going to share those with you in hopes you will […]

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Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

| May 20, 2016 | 5 Comments

One sign that spring has arrived for our family is when we attend the Ottawa Children’s Festival. We are always excited to see what will be in store for us with our annual visits. We are never disappointed with the world class performers that this festival attracts every year. It was their 31st year of […]

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STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

| May 19, 2016 | 5 Comments

  STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience   Star Trek fans, you won’t want to miss Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! It’s the must-see event this summer for the whole family, young and old!   I had the pleasure of attending the launch gala of the world premiere Star […]

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May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer #ChurchAndDwight

May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer #ChurchAndDwight

| May 18, 2016 | 7 Comments

May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer After a winter that seems to never end, I am looking forward to warm spring days in May. For many Canadians, May is the unofficial start of summer and Victoria Day is the first long weekend in a set of many that the summer months bring. […]

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Free Public Seminar: Baby Comes Home  ~ Ottawa May 31

Free Public Seminar: Baby Comes Home ~ Ottawa May 31

| May 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

Free Public Seminar: Baby Comes Home – A Parents’ Guide to a Healthy & Well First 18 Months Dr. Paul Roumeliotis  (drpaul.com) Supported by the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre May 31, 2016  7:00-9:00pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kanata Space is limited so please reserve your seat early using Eventbrite to register (or phone 613-591-3686 x5)   […]

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Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

| May 17, 2016 | 5 Comments

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms   In between round trips to school, extracurricular activities, preparing meals and working, who has time to exercise? Not everyone can be Tracy Moore and juggle two kids, a work life and look fit. Or so many moms think. Fitting in a workout session to a hectic daily mom […]

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The Boys and the Beanie Boos

The Boys and the Beanie Boos

The Boys and the Beanie Boos I love it when kids show their caring and nurturing side– boys as well as girls. Though girls are often the ones seen more readily cradling and tucking in their toys/remote control/produce, boys have it in them, too. (And, also, future potential dads and whatnot, so let’s encourage it). […]

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