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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

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 […]

Beef and Macaroni Bake with Creamy Mozza Recipe and What’s Cooking Twitter Party #MemorableMelts

Beef and Macaroni Bake with Creamy Mozza Recipe and What’s Cooking Twitter Party #MemorableMelts

My kids love pasta dishes such as lasagna, macaroni, fettuccine, and you name it! One of our favourites is a Beef and Macaroni Bake with melted cheese. I usually top the Macaroni with Kraft Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, but wanted to try out the new specially blended Kraft Shredded Mozza Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia for […]

Family

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 […]

A Few Minutes to Myself?

A Few Minutes to Myself?

It must be that the boys aren’t used to seeing their mother lying down. Somehow, though, the sight of me trying to relax is interpreted as an invitation to bombard me with kid attention. Maybe I look all lonely with my magazine and look like I could use some company in the form of having […]

Reviews

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 […]

Backyardigans:  Sea Deep In Adventure Review

Backyardigans: Sea Deep In Adventure Review

  Did you hear about The Backyardigans?  They were in Ottawa last Sunday and we were so excited to join them in their Sea Deep In Adventure live, on stage, at the Centrepointe Theatre.  It was the first time we’ve had the opportunity to see a Koba production and what a treat it was!  Koba Entertainment […]

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 […]

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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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Growing Out Of An Allergy

Growing Out Of An Allergy

| April 18, 2014 | 0 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 | 15 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 | 13 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 | 43 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 | 9 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 | 4 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 | 0 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 | 0 Comments

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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Baby Shower Giveaway ~ Over $ 2000 in Prizes to be WON! CAN/US 05/14

Baby Shower Giveaway ~ Over $ 2000 in Prizes to be WON! CAN/US 05/14

| April 14, 2014 | 21 Comments

The Ottawa Mommy Club is so excited to take part in this amazing Giveaway!   Welcome to the Ultimate Baby Shower Event! This event is hosted by Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews and co-hosted by A Beautiful Ruckus, Budget Earth and Purple Monster Coupons! One lucky winner will win our GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE with […]

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Egyptian Cotton Sheets & Down Alternative Comforter Giveaway ~ Worldwide 5/11

Egyptian Cotton Sheets & Down Alternative Comforter Giveaway ~ Worldwide 5/11

| April 14, 2014 | 13 Comments

The Ottawa Mommy Club is happy to take part in the Egyptian Cotton Sheets & Down Alternative Comforter Giveaway Sponsored By: ExceptionalSheets.com Host: Inside My Head.. ExceptionalSheets.com is a United States Veteran Owned and Operated company operating out of Evansville, Indiana. Countless hours of hard work and determination, as well as a little luck, have […]

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Beef and Macaroni Bake with Creamy Mozza Recipe and What’s Cooking Twitter Party #MemorableMelts

Beef and Macaroni Bake with Creamy Mozza Recipe and What’s Cooking Twitter Party #MemorableMelts

| April 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

My kids love pasta dishes such as lasagna, macaroni, fettuccine, and you name it! One of our favourites is a Beef and Macaroni Bake with melted cheese. I usually top the Macaroni with Kraft Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, but wanted to try out the new specially blended Kraft Shredded Mozza Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia for […]

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A Few Minutes to Myself?

A Few Minutes to Myself?

It must be that the boys aren’t used to seeing their mother lying down. Somehow, though, the sight of me trying to relax is interpreted as an invitation to bombard me with kid attention. Maybe I look all lonely with my magazine and look like I could use some company in the form of having […]

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