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Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

    Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines Trampolines are a popular outdoor sporting equipment for many families in Canada. Before purchasing a trampoline, however, parents want a safe trampoline that will guarantee minimal injuries to playing children. Child safety experts estimate that about 15% of children using a trampoline get injured. Common accidents […]

Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Polka-dot doo doo doooo… Polka-dot pants, polka-dot pants… Sorry. Just saw Eric Litwin live at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival, and I’m still dancing around to that number.  I think most people with little kids know who Eric Litwin is. His best-selling Pete the Cat books (the first four in the series) sit on most Kindergarten […]

Food

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

  I love the summer time. Fruits and vegetables are ready to be picked and are as tasty as they are vibrant. One of my all time favorites snacks ever is strawberries and cream. Not only is it refreshing, but it is also healthier than most snacks that you can pick. Something about the tanginess […]

Spectacular View and Scrumptious Meal at 360 The Restaurant #CNTower

Spectacular View and Scrumptious Meal at 360 The Restaurant #CNTower

    Thanks to Tourism Toronto, my daughter and I had the pleasure of eating lunch at 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower for a press trip. The first time I went the CN Tower, a few year ago, is when I noticed advertising for the restaurant in the lobby. My family and I went to visit after […]

Reviews

Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Polka-dot doo doo doooo… Polka-dot pants, polka-dot pants… Sorry. Just saw Eric Litwin live at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival, and I’m still dancing around to that number.  I think most people with little kids know who Eric Litwin is. His best-selling Pete the Cat books (the first four in the series) sit on most Kindergarten […]

Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

School’s out! Is the family looking a bit bored already? Need some great activities to make this the best summer EVER? DK Canada asked me to review some of their amazing books to help every member of the family enjoy these warm summer days! From the vast number of books DK Canada has available, these are […]

Travel

Glamping at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

Glamping at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

My love of camping developed as a slow burn. I initially hated the bugs, the outdoor toilets, or lack of any at all, sleeping on a lumpy tangle of twigs and the general discomfort involved in sleeping outdoors. But as my husband (an avid outdoorsman) and I started to discover some beautiful provincial parks and […]

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. […]

Wellness

Made in Canada Must-Haves for This Canada Day #ChurchAndDwight

Made in Canada Must-Haves for This Canada Day #ChurchAndDwight

  Canada Day has become synonymous with family gatherings, fireworks and cross-country road trips. If you live in Ottawa, it can mean a trip downtown to join in on the fun and the festivities on Parliament Hill! And, while it’s a day of celebration, long car rides or one too many Beaver Tails can leave many […]

5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

If you’re an expectant mom, you’ve likely heard that exercising throughout pregnancy can bring with it a host of benefits for both mom and baby: it can give you more energy, reduce your chance of developing gestational diabetes, help you stay more comfortable and pain free throughout your nine months, reduce stress and may help […]

Living

How to Make a Little More Money for Your Family

How to Make a Little More Money for Your Family

Families are finding it harder and harder to survive on a single income. Even with both parents working, many families are having a tough time making ends meet. This is why it is always a welcome respite to make a little extra money for the whole family. As a mom, there are different ways that […]

Saving Money on Your Summer Energy Bills

Saving Money on Your Summer Energy Bills

  Saving money and energy use in the summer is not only great for the environment, but is also great for your family budget. With the school year almost over its time to start thinking about you and kids spending more time at home. It takes only a few simple steps to cut your energy bill […]

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Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

    Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines Trampolines are a popular outdoor sporting equipment for many families in Canada. Before purchasing a trampoline, however, parents want a safe trampoline that will guarantee minimal injuries to playing children. Child safety experts estimate that about 15% of children using a trampoline get injured. Common accidents […]

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Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Eric Litwin Live! At the Ottawa International Children’s Festival ~ Review

Polka-dot doo doo doooo… Polka-dot pants, polka-dot pants… Sorry. Just saw Eric Litwin live at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival, and I’m still dancing around to that number.  I think most people with little kids know who Eric Litwin is. His best-selling Pete the Cat books (the first four in the series) sit on most Kindergarten […]

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Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

| June 29, 2016 | 7 Comments

School’s out! Is the family looking a bit bored already? Need some great activities to make this the best summer EVER? DK Canada asked me to review some of their amazing books to help every member of the family enjoy these warm summer days! From the vast number of books DK Canada has available, these are […]

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Made in Canada Must-Haves for This Canada Day #ChurchAndDwight

Made in Canada Must-Haves for This Canada Day #ChurchAndDwight

| June 28, 2016 | 4 Comments

  Canada Day has become synonymous with family gatherings, fireworks and cross-country road trips. If you live in Ottawa, it can mean a trip downtown to join in on the fun and the festivities on Parliament Hill! And, while it’s a day of celebration, long car rides or one too many Beaver Tails can leave many […]

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BC Stack: A Library of 65 Digital Products Available Until July 1st Only!

BC Stack: A Library of 65 Digital Products Available Until July 1st Only!

| June 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

  BC Stack: Invest in Yourself and Your Business!   BC Stack is a collection of 65 high-value social products available for 5 days only available from June 27th to July 1st, 2016! The value of the library is over $2000 and you can get it for only $27! Every year, BC Stack brings together the […]

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5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

| June 27, 2016 | 3 Comments

If you’re an expectant mom, you’ve likely heard that exercising throughout pregnancy can bring with it a host of benefits for both mom and baby: it can give you more energy, reduce your chance of developing gestational diabetes, help you stay more comfortable and pain free throughout your nine months, reduce stress and may help […]

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Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

| June 24, 2016 | 10 Comments

  I love the summer time. Fruits and vegetables are ready to be picked and are as tasty as they are vibrant. One of my all time favorites snacks ever is strawberries and cream. Not only is it refreshing, but it is also healthier than most snacks that you can pick. Something about the tanginess […]

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Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Ottawa

Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Ottawa

| June 23, 2016 | 8 Comments

Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Ottawa How awesome is it to find an event that will help create fun family bonding and lasting memories? Even Better? It’s FREE! Round up family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Arrive early, stake out your section of sand or grass. Bring a picnic, a blanket and a lawn chair, movies […]

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Fun and Function Come into Play with CHEWIGEM®! #Review #Giveaway CAN 07/31

Fun and Function Come into Play with CHEWIGEM®! #Review #Giveaway CAN 07/31

| June 23, 2016 | 18 Comments

  My kids love jewellery. They have a ball whenever they get to check out all of the fun accessories I have on my dresser and love it when they get to play with their own pieces or look at fun ones when at different stores. Whether they are playing Dress-Up or need something to […]

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3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool This Summer! #homewaterfeatures #eieihome

3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool This Summer! #homewaterfeatures #eieihome

| June 23, 2016 | 4 Comments

Summer is here! The temperature is finally rising and your family can’t wait to dive into pool season to start to cool off. Wait a minute! Enjoying life by the pool can be fun, but are you and your family aware of the safety you have to take into consideration when having a pool? Check […]

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Spectacular View and Scrumptious Meal at 360 The Restaurant #CNTower

Spectacular View and Scrumptious Meal at 360 The Restaurant #CNTower

| June 22, 2016 | 12 Comments

    Thanks to Tourism Toronto, my daughter and I had the pleasure of eating lunch at 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower for a press trip. The first time I went the CN Tower, a few year ago, is when I noticed advertising for the restaurant in the lobby. My family and I went to visit after […]

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Canadian Turkey: Not Only Served On Holidays ~ Recipe & Giveaway CAN 07/25

Canadian Turkey: Not Only Served On Holidays ~ Recipe & Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 127 Comments

When I hear of a meal consisting of turkey, I automatically think about serving it at Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter. Honestly, I don’t know why, it’s not as if a turkey is only available in the supermarkets during those months! It’s time I change my my way of thinking about when to cook and eat a […]

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Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 58 Comments

Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! Potty training. It is a milestone in a child’s life that parents look on with fondness and with a bit of frustration. Each of my kids had a different experience with learning how to use the potty, so we had to use different approaches to get […]

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Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

| June 20, 2016 | 10 Comments

  Once Upon A Time Telling stories is a peaceful, magical way to create special moments with our children. Whether it is at bedtime or on a rainy day, I believe every parent can and should take the time to tell a story. With an open mind and a bit of imagination, we can create […]

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