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Making Use of Wasted Time

Making Use of Wasted Time

I think most mothers (and fathers!) would love to find an extra few hours in the day. And we all collectively groan when the time comes to “spring forward” and we “lose” an hour. But I recently realized that I was losing two hours a day of potentially productive time. I am not talking about […]

My Endless Cycle of Baby Carriers

My Endless Cycle of Baby Carriers

SO for this post I think I’ll talk about my experiences with baby carriers! Oh man have I had a hell of a time finding a good baby carrier. Now as you know I am visually impaired. I work with my guide dog Gailanne, so I only have one free arm, and am not so confident […]

Happy Kids, Happy Vacation Travel – Tips and Tricks

Happy Kids, Happy Vacation Travel – Tips and Tricks

With March Break around the corner you may be getting ready to take a trip to the sunny South or a road trip to Gramma’s house. However long your vacation travel is, you’re going to need to be ready to keep your kiddies occupied and happy for the journey. Here are a few tips and […]

Food

Chocolate Affair Gala

Chocolate Affair Gala

Who LOVES chocolate? Who loves FUN? Who loves giving back to the community? You can love all three at the same time on Wednesday, May 28th at the Ottawa Convention Centre. It’s the 7th annual Chocolate Affair Gala in support of the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region. The Distress Centre provides 24/7 crisis counselling […]

Growing Out Of An Allergy

Growing Out Of An Allergy

We had some pretty big news in our family over the last few months. My twelve year old son grew out of his egg allergy! Here is how it all went down.  I took the kids in for the bi-annual allergy testing, but this time we saw a new doctor as our old doctor had […]

Colourful Easter Surprise Cupcakes Recipe and 2 Giveaways #GayLeaFoods ~ CAN 04/30

Colourful Easter Surprise Cupcakes Recipe and 2 Giveaways #GayLeaFoods ~ CAN 04/30

I am so happy to finally see grass! It’s still yellowish, but at least there isn’t any snow left! Spring is finally here! Maybe if it’s warm enough, I will be able to wear my high heel shoes rather than my booties for Easter on Sunday. I am looking forward to spending quality time this […]

Family

I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

As a teacher of Civics and law, I have had many opportunities to talk with students about volunteering for great causes. At one of the schools I used to work at, they had a Free the Children Club who continuously worked hard at raising money, and raising awareness. Although I was familiar with We Day […]

Growing Out Of An Allergy

Growing Out Of An Allergy

We had some pretty big news in our family over the last few months. My twelve year old son grew out of his egg allergy! Here is how it all went down.  I took the kids in for the bi-annual allergy testing, but this time we saw a new doctor as our old doctor had […]

Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 05/12

Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 05/12

The first thing you notice about these “kids” blocks is that the packaging is really well executed. Rather than a tall and narrow Jenga-like box where it’s difficult to get the blocks in and out (at least for me), this sturdy box opens more like a briefcase and a clear thick plastic cover showcases the […]

Reviews

Bygone Buzz About The First Ever BConnected Conference

Bygone Buzz About The First Ever BConnected Conference

It had been months in the planning, but this past weekend marked the first ever BConnected Conference. Held at the National Arts Centre in downtown Ottawa, the BConnected Conference was attended by close to 100 people and was not only a great event to learn more about social media and blogging, but was also a […]

I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

As a teacher of Civics and law, I have had many opportunities to talk with students about volunteering for great causes. At one of the schools I used to work at, they had a Free the Children Club who continuously worked hard at raising money, and raising awareness. Although I was familiar with We Day […]

Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 05/12

Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 05/12

The first thing you notice about these “kids” blocks is that the packaging is really well executed. Rather than a tall and narrow Jenga-like box where it’s difficult to get the blocks in and out (at least for me), this sturdy box opens more like a briefcase and a clear thick plastic cover showcases the […]

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How to Make your Own Scented Bath Salts ~ Mother’s Day Craft or a Spa Party

How to Make your Own Scented Bath Salts ~ Mother’s Day Craft or a Spa Party

| April 2, 2014 | 12 Comments

When I attend conferences or baby shows, I prepare small bath salts gift bags to hand out to the moms.  This recipe is also ideal for a Mother’s Day gift or if you are having a spa party with your friends. For Energy, you can make the zesty orange-scented salts (my favourite) For Romance, try […]

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Twitter Party with Oasis Canada on April 3rd #OasisJuice!

Twitter Party with Oasis Canada on April 3rd #OasisJuice!

| March 31, 2014 | 51 Comments

Oasis just came out with a new product: the Oasis Health Break Strawberries and Rhubarb Juice! The sweetness of strawberries combined with the slight tartness of rhubarb offers a great juice combination that will make your taste buds smile. In addition, it’s made with 100% juice and contains no added sugar or preservatives. The Strawberry […]

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Getting the Puberty Conversation Started with Your Daughter

Getting the Puberty Conversation Started with Your Daughter

| March 31, 2014 | 6 Comments

One day my daughter was starting school in Jr. Kindergarten, and the next thing I know she was blossoming into a tween! How the years go so fast is beyond me! I could tell her body was already going through physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. If you have a tween/teen, you know what […]

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Canada’s First Parent Blogger Conference is Coming to Ottawa! ~All Bloggers Welcome

Canada’s First Parent Blogger Conference is Coming to Ottawa! ~All Bloggers Welcome

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

  BConnected, a Parent Blogger Conference, will be held on Saturday April 12th and Sunday April 13th, 2014 at the National Arts Centre in beautiful downtown Ottawa. The BConnected Conference is Canada’s first social media and networking conference targeting mom and dad bloggers; however it is open to any bloggers looking to enhance their social […]

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Bygone Buzz About The First Ever BConnected Conference

Bygone Buzz About The First Ever BConnected Conference

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

It had been months in the planning, but this past weekend marked the first ever BConnected Conference. Held at the National Arts Centre in downtown Ottawa, the BConnected Conference was attended by close to 100 people and was not only a great event to learn more about social media and blogging, but was also a […]

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I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

As a teacher of Civics and law, I have had many opportunities to talk with students about volunteering for great causes. At one of the schools I used to work at, they had a Free the Children Club who continuously worked hard at raising money, and raising awareness. Although I was familiar with We Day […]

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Mother’s Day Cash Giveaway ~Win $130 USD in PayPal ~ WW 04/05 #PamperAMom

Mother’s Day Cash Giveaway ~Win $130 USD in PayPal ~ WW 04/05 #PamperAMom

| April 21, 2014 | 19 Comments

The Ottawa Mommy Club is excited to take part in the Mother’s Day Giveaway! Every year on Mother’s Day, I remember the times I gave birth to my children, reliving every precious and magical moment. Has my life has ever changed since being a mother, and for the better! Wishing you a very happy Mother’s […]

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Chocolate Affair Gala

Chocolate Affair Gala

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Who LOVES chocolate? Who loves FUN? Who loves giving back to the community? You can love all three at the same time on Wednesday, May 28th at the Ottawa Convention Centre. It’s the 7th annual Chocolate Affair Gala in support of the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region. The Distress Centre provides 24/7 crisis counselling […]

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Growing Out Of An Allergy

Growing Out Of An Allergy

| April 18, 2014 | 5 Comments

We had some pretty big news in our family over the last few months. My twelve year old son grew out of his egg allergy! Here is how it all went down.  I took the kids in for the bi-annual allergy testing, but this time we saw a new doctor as our old doctor had […]

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Colourful Easter Surprise Cupcakes Recipe and 2 Giveaways #GayLeaFoods ~ CAN 04/30

Colourful Easter Surprise Cupcakes Recipe and 2 Giveaways #GayLeaFoods ~ CAN 04/30

| April 17, 2014 | 55 Comments

I am so happy to finally see grass! It’s still yellowish, but at least there isn’t any snow left! Spring is finally here! Maybe if it’s warm enough, I will be able to wear my high heel shoes rather than my booties for Easter on Sunday. I am looking forward to spending quality time this […]

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Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 05/12

Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 05/12

| April 17, 2014 | 19 Comments

The first thing you notice about these “kids” blocks is that the packaging is really well executed. Rather than a tall and narrow Jenga-like box where it’s difficult to get the blocks in and out (at least for me), this sturdy box opens more like a briefcase and a clear thick plastic cover showcases the […]

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Mother’s Day Giveaway ~ Win a Keurig, iPad Air, Chocolates and Gift Basket ! CAN/US 05/01

Mother’s Day Giveaway ~ Win a Keurig, iPad Air, Chocolates and Gift Basket ! CAN/US 05/01

| April 16, 2014 | 68 Comments

The Ottawa Mommy Club is excited the take part in the Simple Pleasures Mother’s Day Giveaway Event! You can win Keurig K65, iPad Air, Chocolates and Gilchrist & Soames Luxury Spa Gift Basket! Welcome to the Simple Pleasures Mother’s Day Giveaway Event! This event is hosted by Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews and co hosted by the outstanding bloggers […]

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Win A Mini Make-Up Collection by Younique~Just in Time for Mother’s Day! ($74)~ CAN/US 05/04

Win A Mini Make-Up Collection by Younique~Just in Time for Mother’s Day! ($74)~ CAN/US 05/04

| April 16, 2014 | 20 Comments

Enter to Win the Mini Make-Up Collection by Younique! Just in time for Mother’s Day! Younique is one of the fastest growing network marketing businesses! New to Canada, Younique has a full line naturally made, gluten free and vegan products, including the amazing 3D Fiber Lashes! The fiber lashes com in 2 tubes inside of their […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month and #Win a Prize Pack ~ CAN 04/30

April is Autism Awareness Month and #Win a Prize Pack ~ CAN 04/30

| April 16, 2014 | 9 Comments

Autism is a complex developmental disability that is typically diagnosed during the first three years of life.  The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated disorders have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 88 individuals but conflicting information also states 1-50. Autism is […]

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terra20 Earth Day Celebration is on Saturday April 19th!

terra20 Earth Day Celebration is on Saturday April 19th!

| April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

terra20 Earth Day Celebration Saturday April 19, 2014 from 12 pm to 4 pm terra20 Pinecrest – 2685 Iris Street, Ottawa On Saturday, April 19th terra20 is holding a fun family-oriented Earth Day event at our Pinecrest store that will get the whole family thinking—and acting—green! Kids will love the fun activities that will teach them […]

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Pimp your Life Insurance Policy with Riders

Pimp your Life Insurance Policy with Riders

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

When buying a life insurance policy there are additional protection options you can add to customize it for your needs. When I meet with someone for the first time I ask a lot of questions about them and their needs so that I can make a recommendation to cover all  of their liabilities (some they […]

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