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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 […]

Montebello 2.0

Montebello 2.0

Many of you know that last year we started what will be a tradition for our family – going to Montebello for Family Day weekend with Mary’s cousins. This year, we had a bit of a hiccup since Jon wasn’t feeling well, but overall, the trip was again a complete success. We did a few […]

Family-Friendly Activities in Texas and Win $1000 #TexasTraveller ~ CAN 03/24

Family-Friendly Activities in Texas and Win $1000 #TexasTraveller ~ CAN 03/24

February is the perfect month to start thinking about summer family vacation. Really, it is! I used to wait until spring to only find out that the hotels I wanted to book for a getaway were already full or did not have the type of rooms suitable for my family. Lesson is learned, so I […]

Food

15 Tempting Truffles Recipes for National Truffle Day

15 Tempting Truffles Recipes for National Truffle Day

  National Truffle Day is celebrated on May 2nd. The chocolate truffle is a confection made from chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, icing, and cocoa powder.  The truffle may be filled with melted chocolate, caramel, cream, nuts, fruit, nougat, fudge, toffee, mint, marshmallow or liqueur. If you love truffles as much as I do, […]

Make Spring Sweeter with Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners and Lemonade #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 05/17

Make Spring Sweeter with Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners and Lemonade #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 05/17

The warm days of spring finally are upon us! The snow is gone, the birds are singing, and more time can be spent outdoors. One way I like to enjoy my time outdoors is by kicking back and relaxing with a sweet cold drink. Lemonade is one of my favourite drinks to sip on. I […]

Natural Care for Everyone with Demes and $50 GC Giveaway #MothersDayGift~ CAN 05/04

Natural Care for Everyone with Demes and $50 GC Giveaway #MothersDayGift~ CAN 05/04

Finding quality beauty products that are made of natural products and that are certified cruelty-free is hard to find. Finding all of these items in a beauty product and having these products available locally is even harder! That is why I was so happy to be able to review Demes and their line of beauty […]

Family

Introducing Your Child to the Arts

Introducing Your Child to the Arts

I have always had a love of the arts. While I’m not particularly skilled in fine art or music, I have always soaked up any opportunity to watch live music, theatre, or view art exhibits. So, it was only natural that I wanted to share this love with my daughter, who is almost four years […]

Make Spring Sweeter with Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners and Lemonade #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 05/17

Make Spring Sweeter with Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners and Lemonade #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 05/17

The warm days of spring finally are upon us! The snow is gone, the birds are singing, and more time can be spent outdoors. One way I like to enjoy my time outdoors is by kicking back and relaxing with a sweet cold drink. Lemonade is one of my favourite drinks to sip on. I […]

Circadian Rhythms

Circadian Rhythms

Do you have kids with different circadian rhythms? It seems I have one “rooster” kid and one “owl” kid; in other words, one is a morning person and the other a night person.   I’ve always been a morning person, myself; at the age of three, I’d be up having porridge with my dad before sunrise, […]

Reviews

Make Spring Sweeter with Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners and Lemonade #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 05/17

Make Spring Sweeter with Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners and Lemonade #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 05/17

The warm days of spring finally are upon us! The snow is gone, the birds are singing, and more time can be spent outdoors. One way I like to enjoy my time outdoors is by kicking back and relaxing with a sweet cold drink. Lemonade is one of my favourite drinks to sip on. I […]

Natural Care for Everyone with Demes and $50 GC Giveaway #MothersDayGift~ CAN 05/04

Natural Care for Everyone with Demes and $50 GC Giveaway #MothersDayGift~ CAN 05/04

Finding quality beauty products that are made of natural products and that are certified cruelty-free is hard to find. Finding all of these items in a beauty product and having these products available locally is even harder! That is why I was so happy to be able to review Demes and their line of beauty […]

Kidsfest 2015 – Memorable Fun that Just Keeps Getting Better!

Kidsfest 2015 – Memorable Fun that Just Keeps Getting Better!

This was my family’s third year at Kidsfest and it was a great one! From the moment we entered KidsFest at the EY Centre my daughter and the friends we went with ran from one booth to next. From Lego, to balloons, interactive toys, animals, and bouncy castles, Kidsfest 2015 brought a lot of big […]

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Introducing Your Child to the Arts

Introducing Your Child to the Arts

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have always had a love of the arts. While I’m not particularly skilled in fine art or music, I have always soaked up any opportunity to watch live music, theatre, or view art exhibits. So, it was only natural that I wanted to share this love with my daughter, who is almost four years […]

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15 Tempting Truffles Recipes for National Truffle Day

15 Tempting Truffles Recipes for National Truffle Day

| April 24, 2015 | 6 Comments

  National Truffle Day is celebrated on May 2nd. The chocolate truffle is a confection made from chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, icing, and cocoa powder.  The truffle may be filled with melted chocolate, caramel, cream, nuts, fruit, nougat, fudge, toffee, mint, marshmallow or liqueur. If you love truffles as much as I do, […]

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Make Spring Sweeter with Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners and Lemonade #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 05/17

Make Spring Sweeter with Truvia® Natural Calorie-Free Sweeteners and Lemonade #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 05/17

| April 23, 2015 | 30 Comments

The warm days of spring finally are upon us! The snow is gone, the birds are singing, and more time can be spent outdoors. One way I like to enjoy my time outdoors is by kicking back and relaxing with a sweet cold drink. Lemonade is one of my favourite drinks to sip on. I […]

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Adventures in Vegetable Gardening

Adventures in Vegetable Gardening

| April 23, 2015 | 5 Comments

It’s that time of year again when my daughter and I plan out our vegetable garden. It seems that each year we expand the garden a bit more, try to grow something different and plant something too early. This year, we have decided to fill our vegetable garden with: cherry tomatoes ground cherries mini cucumbers […]

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Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway ~ Over $3000 in Prizes ~ CAN/US 05/03

Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway ~ Over $3000 in Prizes ~ CAN/US 05/03

| April 22, 2015 | 23 Comments

The Ottawa Mommy Club is Pleased to Take Part  in the Third Annual Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway with Over $3000 in Prizes! Giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents and ends on May 3rd, 2015! Good luck!!! Welcome to our 3rd Annual Baby Shower Event! This event is hosted by Dixieland Reviews and co-hosted […]

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Circadian Rhythms

Circadian Rhythms

Do you have kids with different circadian rhythms? It seems I have one “rooster” kid and one “owl” kid; in other words, one is a morning person and the other a night person.   I’ve always been a morning person, myself; at the age of three, I’d be up having porridge with my dad before sunrise, […]

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Natural Care for Everyone with Demes and $50 GC Giveaway #MothersDayGift~ CAN 05/04

Natural Care for Everyone with Demes and $50 GC Giveaway #MothersDayGift~ CAN 05/04

| April 21, 2015 | 23 Comments

Finding quality beauty products that are made of natural products and that are certified cruelty-free is hard to find. Finding all of these items in a beauty product and having these products available locally is even harder! That is why I was so happy to be able to review Demes and their line of beauty […]

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Rocky Road Peanut Butter Snack Bites Recipe

Rocky Road Peanut Butter Snack Bites Recipe

| April 20, 2015 | 6 Comments

At our household, every Sunday is devoted to cooking snacks and treats for the family to eat throughout the week. There is nothing like enjoying homemade cookies, muffins, brownies, and cupcakes! Not only does it leave a sweet aroma in the house, it’s also a perfect time to get together with the kids and bake […]

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The Ottawa International Children’s Festival is Giving Ottawa Moms Something to Get Dramatic About! ~ Giveaway Ottawa 04/29

The Ottawa International Children’s Festival is Giving Ottawa Moms Something to Get Dramatic About! ~ Giveaway Ottawa 04/29

| April 20, 2015 | 25 Comments

The Ottawa International Children’s Festival celebrates 30 years of bringing the finest local and international performing arts to families in the National Capital Region and beyond! The only festival of our kind in Ontario, we’re beyond excited about our new slate of performances and fun activities for children, and we want your family to be […]

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Get Your Kids Riding this Summer with Pedalheads Bike Camps and Summer Camp Giveaway~ CAN 05/11

Get Your Kids Riding this Summer with Pedalheads Bike Camps and Summer Camp Giveaway~ CAN 05/11

| April 20, 2015 | 5 Comments

As with learning to walk, learning to ride a bicycle can involve a lot of stumbling, tumbling and getting back up. But once you’ve mastered it, it can seem as if it’s something you have always known how to do. At Pedalheads® Bike Camps, the instructors aim to provide their participants with exactly that sensation. […]

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Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

| April 17, 2015 | 6 Comments

Cinnamon French Toast is ideal for breakfast on a school day as it’s so easy and fast to make before your kids head out for a busy day. They can also be prepared by your children, with supervision of course, for a special breakfast to mom and dad on their birthday, for Mother’s Day or for Father’s day. Who does […]

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How to Make a Luscious Lavender Bath Bomb

How to Make a Luscious Lavender Bath Bomb

| April 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

Fragrant bath bombs make bathing so much more fun and enjoyable. For this project, I used a small muffin pan, lavender pure essential oil for a relaxing effect and some purple food colouring for my desired color. But feel free to get creative! Discover other molds to create floral or heart shapes. Select your favorite […]

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Kidsfest 2015 – Memorable Fun that Just Keeps Getting Better!

Kidsfest 2015 – Memorable Fun that Just Keeps Getting Better!

| April 15, 2015 | 3 Comments

This was my family’s third year at Kidsfest and it was a great one! From the moment we entered KidsFest at the EY Centre my daughter and the friends we went with ran from one booth to next. From Lego, to balloons, interactive toys, animals, and bouncy castles, Kidsfest 2015 brought a lot of big […]

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

| April 14, 2015 | 4 Comments

‘Tis the time of year for spring cleaning. Given the nature of my business, it is certainly on my mind, no matter what the weather is doing. There is just something about this time of year which inspires a sense of renewal and an urge to clear away dirt and mess. There is the unpleasantness […]

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Freshen the Air with #Lampeberger and Giveaway #MothersDayGift! CAN 05/04

Freshen the Air with #Lampeberger and Giveaway #MothersDayGift! CAN 05/04

| April 14, 2015 | 42 Comments

After being a bit cocooned indoors this long and cold winter, I cannot wait to get outside more and to smell all of the wonderful smells this spring will bring. Until flowers start blooming and sharing their sweet scents with us to freshen up our home, my family will be enjoy the inviting scents from […]

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Glam Up Your Lashes with Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes and Giveaway! #MothersDayGift CAN 05/04

Glam Up Your Lashes with Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes and Giveaway! #MothersDayGift CAN 05/04

| April 13, 2015 | 57 Comments

I love getting glammed up. When I put my look together, one of the things I want are full, glamourous-looking lashes. I have tried many different types of mascara to achieve this look with varying results from clumping to no real change to irritated eyes. That is why I was excited to test Younique Products […]

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Staycation Fun with #DKMarchBreak and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 05/10

Staycation Fun with #DKMarchBreak and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 05/10

| April 13, 2015 | 29 Comments

This March Break, we decided to stay at home and soak up what the nation’s capital had to offer. There were days that we wanted to spend at home as a family in our “home resort” so we had to think of ways to keep two young children and one teenager entertained. We were happy […]

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