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7 Tips for Travelling With a Toddler

7 Tips for Travelling With a Toddler

With friends and family across Canada and around the world, we are a family that loves to travel. We enjoy jumping on a plane for faraway adventures, but equally love opportunities for a nearby road trip to spend time together and explore: from Ottawa we’ve traveled frequently to Prince Edward County, Montebello (QC), upstate New […]

Summer Essentials Giveaway for Women from Church & Dwight ~ CAN 09/22

Summer Essentials Giveaway for Women from Church & Dwight ~ CAN 09/22

Summer is such a fun time of the year with the kids being out of school! Each summer, we tend to have two to three getaways during the months of July and August. For the last 2 years, we have headed out to the States visiting Syracuse and Lake Placid, but this year we decided to […]

A Summer Escape for the Family

A Summer Escape for the Family

Summer is so ideal to take a break from our busy lives and to embark on a family travel adventure! The options are endless – both nationally and internationally.  When I travel, especially long distance, I am sensitive to motion sickness. Motion sickness is actually a disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion such as from […]

Food

Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to our favourite foods.  I’ve tried a few different options to mimic that satisfying crunch that the mighty chip provides us.  After recently foregoing the deep fried chip version, my search went into full swing.   One of my favourite go to options in the kale chip.  Find my […]

Back to School Apple with Worm Cookies Recipe

Back to School Apple with Worm Cookies Recipe

Soon children will be back to school and we will start the daily routine of getting them up early, preparing lunches, and helping them with their homework. Not exactly as fun as the summer break, so why not put a smile on your kid’s faces by making these apple cookies for them to bring on their first […]

Blueberry Mini Baked Cake Donuts with Blueberry Icing Recipe

Blueberry Mini Baked Cake Donuts with Blueberry Icing Recipe

  Did you know that August is marked as national blueberry month in Canada. Did you know that blueberries are native only to North America?  Did you also know that blueberries are full of antioxidants that help with aging, stress, may help prevent colon cancer and may also enhance your memory. As you can see blueberries offer […]

Family

Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

Live theatre in the outdoors are a favourite activity for people to attend during the summer. It is especially great for kids because they are not in an enclosed space and they are getting some fresh air while being entertained. The Odyssey Theatre’s Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre holds matinée performances each year to give […]

Blueberries Farms in the Ottawa-Outaouais Region

Blueberries Farms in the Ottawa-Outaouais Region

  Nothing beats picking your own fresh fruits like blueberries! You will find below a list of farms where you can bring the family and to let your kids explore and teach them about harvesting. If you are looking for a recipe idea using blueberries, you have to make the Blueberry Mini Baked Cake Donuts!   Blueberries […]

Essential Oils To Diffuse at Home With Baby

Essential Oils To Diffuse at Home With Baby

Essential oils can be a great way to help your baby through common baby ailments and fussy days. In fact, a lot of the well known baby soothing products on the market include popular essential oil ingredients, because they are the safest things to use with little ones. Diffusing these oils at home with baby […]

Reviews

Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

Live theatre in the outdoors are a favourite activity for people to attend during the summer. It is especially great for kids because they are not in an enclosed space and they are getting some fresh air while being entertained. The Odyssey Theatre’s Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre holds matinée performances each year to give […]

Love Under the Stars with The Odyssey Theatre! – A Review

Love Under the Stars with The Odyssey Theatre! – A Review

      Get ready for a evening of wonder and delight as The Odyssey Theatre is celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer, and they opened their Theatre Under the Stars performances with a series of three plays entitled Things We Do For Love: A Spanish Night of Theatre, directed by Laurie Steven.  This year’s […]

Marvel Universe Live in Ottawa ~ A Review

Marvel Universe Live in Ottawa ~ A Review

I stood at the front door and yelled. ” Avengers Assemble!” Captain America and Spider-man came running at me and then through me out the door, to the car and they hopped in. One quick picture and we were off to see Marvel Universe Live at the Canadian Tire Centre and all their favourite super heroes […]

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Buying and Selling Items Made Easy with VarageSale!

Buying and Selling Items Made Easy with VarageSale!

| August 12, 2015 | 3 Comments

Every few months, my other half likes to lighten the load of things in our home. Since there are five members of our family, it is easy to accumulate a lot of items in a short amount of time. You know, shoes, toys and devices that we either outgrow or no longer use.     […]

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Six Reasons Calypso Waterpark Is the Perfect Date Destination for Adults

Six Reasons Calypso Waterpark Is the Perfect Date Destination for Adults

| August 4, 2015 | 7 Comments

Not long ago I wrote about family fun at Calypso Waterpark, but this time I am going to explain why Calypso is the perfect summer date day destination for adults (also known as, the big kids). My family hadn’t even left the Calypso parking lot when my husband exclaimed that he would return to Calypso in […]

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Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Live theatre in the outdoors are a favourite activity for people to attend during the summer. It is especially great for kids because they are not in an enclosed space and they are getting some fresh air while being entertained. The Odyssey Theatre’s Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre holds matinée performances each year to give […]

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Blueberries Farms in the Ottawa-Outaouais Region

Blueberries Farms in the Ottawa-Outaouais Region

| August 26, 2015 | 3 Comments

  Nothing beats picking your own fresh fruits like blueberries! You will find below a list of farms where you can bring the family and to let your kids explore and teach them about harvesting. If you are looking for a recipe idea using blueberries, you have to make the Blueberry Mini Baked Cake Donuts!   Blueberries […]

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Now Accepting Family Friendly Products

2015 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Now Accepting Family Friendly Products

| August 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

We are preparing a Holiday Gift Guide full of product reviews for Moms, Dads and Kids! It will run from November 1st to December 24th, 2015. By taking part in the Guide, it will give the opportunity for our members and followers, which are mostly moms and women bloggers, to found out more about your company and […]

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Essential Oils To Diffuse at Home With Baby

Essential Oils To Diffuse at Home With Baby

| August 25, 2015 | 3 Comments

Essential oils can be a great way to help your baby through common baby ailments and fussy days. In fact, a lot of the well known baby soothing products on the market include popular essential oil ingredients, because they are the safest things to use with little ones. Diffusing these oils at home with baby […]

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2015 Ottawa Mommy Club Cutest Baby Photo Contest Top 3 Finalists are…

2015 Ottawa Mommy Club Cutest Baby Photo Contest Top 3 Finalists are…

| August 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

       Congratulations to the top 3 finalists of the 2015 Ottawa Mommy Club Cutest Baby Photo Contest!   The grand prize winner will be announced at 9:00 am on August 31st on the OMC website. Thanks to everyone that participated in the contest!   It was difficult to decide on 3 finalists as they were all […]

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What Goes Into Making a Special Birthday Moment #birthdayscount

What Goes Into Making a Special Birthday Moment #birthdayscount

| August 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

I love birthdays! I think it stems from the fact that it about celebrating the day of someone’s birth and that life is precious, especially in today’s fast-paced world! Based on the results from Enbridge’s recent survey data, 82% of Canadians agree that they feel special when someone puts a lot of energy into celebrating […]

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Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

| August 24, 2015 | 8 Comments

I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to our favourite foods.  I’ve tried a few different options to mimic that satisfying crunch that the mighty chip provides us.  After recently foregoing the deep fried chip version, my search went into full swing.   One of my favourite go to options in the kale chip.  Find my […]

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Back to School Apple with Worm Cookies Recipe

Back to School Apple with Worm Cookies Recipe

| August 21, 2015 | 11 Comments

Soon children will be back to school and we will start the daily routine of getting them up early, preparing lunches, and helping them with their homework. Not exactly as fun as the summer break, so why not put a smile on your kid’s faces by making these apple cookies for them to bring on their first […]

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Love Under the Stars with The Odyssey Theatre! – A Review

Love Under the Stars with The Odyssey Theatre! – A Review

| August 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

      Get ready for a evening of wonder and delight as The Odyssey Theatre is celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer, and they opened their Theatre Under the Stars performances with a series of three plays entitled Things We Do For Love: A Spanish Night of Theatre, directed by Laurie Steven.  This year’s […]

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Celebrate Back to School with a Giant Tiger Twitter Party on August 26th #GTBack2School

Celebrate Back to School with a Giant Tiger Twitter Party on August 26th #GTBack2School

| August 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s time for back to school, and Giant Tiger is your destination for your every day back to school needs! From trendy fashion for your kids, to backpacks and stationery, Giant Tiger has what you need and what your kids want, all at everyday low prices you can count on. And don’t forget to shop […]

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Giant Tiger 2015 Back to School Twitter Party Rules

Giant Tiger 2015 Back to School Twitter Party Rules

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Giant Tiger Back to School Twitter Party OFFICIAL RULES HOSTS: The hosts of this Twitter Party are Giant Tiger & Ottawa Mommy Club. TWITTER PARTY PERIOD: The Giant Tiger Back to School Twitter Party (the “Contest”) begins at 8:00 p.m.(EDT) on August 26, 2015 ELIGIBILITY: In order to win a prize you must be a […]

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7 Tips for Travelling With a Toddler

7 Tips for Travelling With a Toddler

| August 18, 2015 | 10 Comments

With friends and family across Canada and around the world, we are a family that loves to travel. We enjoy jumping on a plane for faraway adventures, but equally love opportunities for a nearby road trip to spend time together and explore: from Ottawa we’ve traveled frequently to Prince Edward County, Montebello (QC), upstate New […]

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Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

| August 17, 2015 | 3 Comments

Only a few more weeks and it’s back to school already! It certainly can be nerve-racking for first time students, whether if be entering Kindergarten, Junior High, High School, or College and University. I still remember my first year entering College in Business Administration back in 1986. That summer, I decided to get my own apartment […]

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3 No-Fail Summer Boredom Busters

3 No-Fail Summer Boredom Busters

| August 17, 2015 | 5 Comments

August already! So, has the infamous “Summer Boredom” set in? I know it applies to school-aged kids, but I still see it in my newsfeed often. What do do when the kids complain that they’re bored while home for the summer? My kids are only 2.5 and 4, but I wanted to offer you some […]

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