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Planning a Family Friendly Visit to Bruges

Planning a Family Friendly Visit to Bruges

Bruges is the embodiment of European charm. This small Belgium city is the personification of romance and quaintness; even sceptical travelers can’t help but fall in love with it. Bruges is also clean, safe, easy to navigate, family friendly, and affordable. Here’s how to make the most of your time in what I think may […]

Family Trip Visiting Lake Placid, NY and a Spectacular Bobsleigh Experience!

Family Trip Visiting Lake Placid, NY and a Spectacular Bobsleigh Experience!

My family and I opted to take a 3 day trip this summer just to get away, but we didn’t want to travel too far and spend most of our time on the road. I started looking at cities that were 3 -4 hours away from Ottawa and stumbled upon Lake Placid, NY.  My husband had visited […]

Travelling to Barcelona with Kids

Travelling to Barcelona with Kids

As one of Europe’s most vivid and cosmopolitan cities, the friendly Catalan capital of Barcelona is an excellent choice for a family vacation. With its playful architecture, cozy stretches of beach and pic’n’mix tapas, Barcelona breaks offer plenty to appeal to both little and big kids. Read on for some of the best places you […]

Food

Chocolate Banana Pops Recipe

Chocolate Banana Pops Recipe

This is such a yummy frozen treat for banana lovers! Be aware, it’s messy to make, finger liking good! Peel the banana, cut it in half width-wise and insert the popsicle stick part way into each banana half. Put in a freezer plastic bag and freeze for about 2 hours. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the […]

10 Very Cherry Drink Recipes for National Cherry Month!

10 Very Cherry Drink Recipes for National Cherry Month!

Did you know that National Cherry Month is in February?  I just love cherries, sweet or tart! Cherries are actually very good for you.  They are rich in antioxidants which helps reduce inflammation in the body. They have also been known to soothe sore muscles and relieve muscles aches and pain. They are a good […]

Fan Vote: Thai Kitchen #TKeveryday Recipe Challenge

Fan Vote: Thai Kitchen #TKeveryday Recipe Challenge

In celebration of 2015’s Chinese New Year, 5 Mommy Bloggers have been selected across Canada to compete in a recipe challenge using Thai Kitchen products. These bloggers will have a chance to become Thai Kitchen Canada’s Brand Ambassador! Angela van Tijn (Vancouver) –   One Smiley Monkey  @onesmileymonkey Elizabeth Lampman (Toronto) –  Frugal Mom Eh!  […]

Family

Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

We know the benefits of raising active kids, but sometimes it is a chore just getting the kids up off the couch and away from the electronics.  Add to that the fewer hours of daylight and chillier temperatures and no one wants to go outdoors.  What can parents and caregivers do to motivate kids over […]

Make Your Garden a Safe Haven for Children

Make Your Garden a Safe Haven for Children

We all have fond memories of playing outdoors as children. For little ones, a garden is a place where your imagination can roam free; the washing pole can become the mast of a ship on a stormy sea, the picnic table transforms into the perfect hiding place in a game of hide-and-seek, or the lawn a football […]

Girl Body Image: You are Beautiful

Girl Body Image: You are Beautiful

Girls have lots of pressure from the media and fashion magazines to look flawless, blemish-free and very thin, like their favourite celebrities or models. What they don’t realize is that some digital enhancements are done to the photos to make women look “perfect”, therefore it is pretty much unrealistic to attain this ideal body. It is essential that […]

Reviews

Riding the Rails with The Railway Children: A #Review

Riding the Rails with The Railway Children: A #Review

A book that has captured the imaginations of children for over a hundred years has been made into a play for the Ottawa Little Theatre’s 102nd season. Directed by Jim McNabb, The Railway Children turned the small stage inside of this theatre into various locations, allowing its patrons to experience what these children did throughout […]

Boost Your Health with Kiss Me Organics’ Organic Green Tea Powder and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/31

Boost Your Health with Kiss Me Organics’ Organic Green Tea Powder and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/31

The New Year is here, and I am on the look-out for finding new ways to do and eat healthier for myself and for my family. I do not want to change everything we eat, but I want to make subtle changes to improve on what we are eating. I also want to expand their […]

Make A Positive #2015Revolution with Special K and Prize Pack Giveaway! CAN 01/31

Make A Positive #2015Revolution with Special K and Prize Pack Giveaway! CAN 01/31

It is the start of a new year, and with this new start, people like making resolutions to help making changes in their lives. Me, I am not going to make a resolution. Like many Canadians, I never stick to the resolutions I have made, and then I feel bad for the rest of the […]

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Fan Vote: Thai Kitchen #TKeveryday Recipe Challenge

Fan Vote: Thai Kitchen #TKeveryday Recipe Challenge

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

In celebration of 2015’s Chinese New Year, 5 Mommy Bloggers have been selected across Canada to compete in a recipe challenge using Thai Kitchen products. These bloggers will have a chance to become Thai Kitchen Canada’s Brand Ambassador! Angela van Tijn (Vancouver) –   One Smiley Monkey  @onesmileymonkey Elizabeth Lampman (Toronto) –  Frugal Mom Eh!  […]

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Heal Post-Concussion Syndrome

Heal Post-Concussion Syndrome

| January 13, 2015 | 8 Comments

If you and/or your children are active in sports, you know that Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) symptoms may linger for weeks, even months. Conventional medicine has little to offer those suffering from fatigue, memory issues, poor concentration, headaches, lack of coordination, dizziness and other persistent PCS symptoms. The body does have an innate ability to repair, […]

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Chocolate Banana Pops Recipe

Chocolate Banana Pops Recipe

| January 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

This is such a yummy frozen treat for banana lovers! Be aware, it’s messy to make, finger liking good! Peel the banana, cut it in half width-wise and insert the popsicle stick part way into each banana half. Put in a freezer plastic bag and freeze for about 2 hours. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the […]

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10 Very Cherry Drink Recipes for National Cherry Month!

10 Very Cherry Drink Recipes for National Cherry Month!

| January 29, 2015 | 8 Comments

Did you know that National Cherry Month is in February?  I just love cherries, sweet or tart! Cherries are actually very good for you.  They are rich in antioxidants which helps reduce inflammation in the body. They have also been known to soothe sore muscles and relieve muscles aches and pain. They are a good […]

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Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

| January 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

We know the benefits of raising active kids, but sometimes it is a chore just getting the kids up off the couch and away from the electronics.  Add to that the fewer hours of daylight and chillier temperatures and no one wants to go outdoors.  What can parents and caregivers do to motivate kids over […]

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Make Your Garden a Safe Haven for Children

Make Your Garden a Safe Haven for Children

| January 26, 2015 | 4 Comments

We all have fond memories of playing outdoors as children. For little ones, a garden is a place where your imagination can roam free; the washing pole can become the mast of a ship on a stormy sea, the picnic table transforms into the perfect hiding place in a game of hide-and-seek, or the lawn a football […]

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Hearts Afire Valentines #Giveaway #hearts-afire ~ Over $900 in Prizes~ CAN/US 02/09

Hearts Afire Valentines #Giveaway #hearts-afire ~ Over $900 in Prizes~ CAN/US 02/09

| January 25, 2015 | 30 Comments

The Ottawa Mommy Club is pleased to take part in the  Hearts Afire Valentines Event! Event will end at 11:59 pm (ET) on Feburary 9th, 2015 and is open to U.S. and Canada. There are 8 prizes in total! Good luck! ****This Post may contain affiliate links** Welcome to the Hearts Afire Valentines Event! This […]

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Shredded Wheat: A Simple Warm Winter Breakfast #Recipe

Shredded Wheat: A Simple Warm Winter Breakfast #Recipe

| January 23, 2015 | 6 Comments

There is nothing more comforting on a cold winter’s morning than a warm breakfast. I find it takes the chill off and gives me just the relief I need to head out into the brisk winter air with my dog for her first walk of the day. Warm breakfasts are not always easy to make […]

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Delicious Cheesy Dip Recipes for the Super Bowl!

Delicious Cheesy Dip Recipes for the Super Bowl!

| January 22, 2015 | 10 Comments

Are you looking for yummy cheesy dips to make that will impress your guests? These are perfect for serving during the Super Bowl or any of your favourite sport game! Check them out on each blog! Spicy Swiss & Bacon Dip ~The Farm Girl Gabs Beer Cheese Fondue ~Melanie Makes Spicy Buffalo Cheese Dip ~Family Food […]

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PADDINGTON Prize Pack Giveaway ~ CAN 02/15

PADDINGTON Prize Pack Giveaway ~ CAN 02/15

| January 21, 2015 | 70 Comments

  From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not […]

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Girl Body Image: You are Beautiful

Girl Body Image: You are Beautiful

| January 21, 2015 | 6 Comments

Girls have lots of pressure from the media and fashion magazines to look flawless, blemish-free and very thin, like their favourite celebrities or models. What they don’t realize is that some digital enhancements are done to the photos to make women look “perfect”, therefore it is pretty much unrealistic to attain this ideal body. It is essential that […]

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The Gift of Sleep: A Workshop for Parents Ready to Embrace Great Sleep and a #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 01/27

The Gift of Sleep: A Workshop for Parents Ready to Embrace Great Sleep and a #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 01/27

| January 20, 2015 | 11 Comments

Happy New Year! Is better sleep your resolution for 2015? With a fresh year of possibilities ahead of us, what are your goals? If improving your family’s sleep is on your list of priorities then I’m ready to help! And you can be prepared to save with this exciting group workshop! I’m offering a unique […]

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If it Can be Done, They’ll Do It

If it Can be Done, They’ll Do It

| January 20, 2015 | 7 Comments

The kids got a trampoline for Christmas- One of those little ones with the handle. I remember last year’s stir-crazy January vividly and thought the kids would enjoy a trampoline to play with on the days it was too Polar Vortexy outside (such as this past week). I couldn’t get over the amount of warnings […]

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What is the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan?

What is the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan?

| January 19, 2015 | 3 Comments

If you haven’t heard yet the Ontario government will be implementing a mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) for all employers starting January 2015. Many of the details have yet to be worked out, with many of the rules still uncertain i.e. a recent consultation paper that said defined contribution plans would not be recognized […]

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

| January 16, 2015 | 11 Comments

Such an easy yummy treat for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!  Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and vanilla by hand. Add the egg […]

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Riding the Rails with The Railway Children: A #Review

Riding the Rails with The Railway Children: A #Review

| January 15, 2015 | 5 Comments

A book that has captured the imaginations of children for over a hundred years has been made into a play for the Ottawa Little Theatre’s 102nd season. Directed by Jim McNabb, The Railway Children turned the small stage inside of this theatre into various locations, allowing its patrons to experience what these children did throughout […]

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