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Jen lives in West Ottawa and uses the city's events and people and places as her blog's backdrop to bring you things local that you can identify with. "I want to do what others might need a sitter for!" She's 40 and has one son, Gabriel who is 10 years old. She dreams of becoming a freelance writer. And currently writes for several sites.

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Drink up!..with Hidrate Spark! #Review

| October 23, 2017 | 3 Comments
Drink up!..with Hidrate Spark! #Review

      Drink up!..with Hidrate Spark!  I, like most people, did not drink as much water daily as suggested. The Hidrate Spark helped me to get on a better track to a more healthy lifestyle. This product and associated app (Hidrate Spark in your phones App Store) let you set a recommended daily intake based […]

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Body Shop Review — New AND Bestselling Products and a Giveaway ~ Ottawa 06/29

| May 29, 2014 | 29 Comments
Body Shop Review — New AND Bestselling Products and a Giveaway ~ Ottawa 06/29

I love the Body Shop. My favourite product that makes me panic when I run out is: Tea Tree Blemish Gel ($10.00) When I had the opportunity to try out other “Best Sellers”, I jumped up and down like a schoolgirl given her parents credit card for back-to-school shopping! The following items were what was […]

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Ottawa Comiccon 2014 — The BEST Mother’s Day Yet!

| May 15, 2014 | 2 Comments
Ottawa Comiccon 2014 — The BEST Mother’s Day Yet!

From the comic favourites to the ethereal cosplayer (costumed players), this year’s Ottawa Comiccon was probably one of my best experiences. (Don’t get me wrong, meeting Nathan Fillion — Castle, Firefly — was a truly amazing experience on its own last year. Let’s face it “Richard Castle” is quite dreamy in person.) I went to […]

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My Last Year in a Nutshell.. a MANIC MESS of a Broken Wrist

| April 25, 2014 | 6 Comments
My Last Year in a Nutshell.. a MANIC MESS of a Broken Wrist

Most of you may not know, though I am quite open about it. I am bipolar. I have been on medication for many years, and this past years “year of hell” certainly did not help things. January of last year I was hurt on the job. I was walking out of a customers house and […]

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Cakeadoodledoo… Ought to be Called Wowza-Yummadoodledoo! Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 12/15

| November 18, 2013 | 18 Comments
Cakeadoodledoo… Ought to be Called Wowza-Yummadoodledoo! Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 12/15

Last week I had a cake and cupcakes delivered for a review from Cakeadoodledoo. At first I thought it might be a bad idea, seeing my hubby is trying to watch his caloric intake, but he gave me his “blessing” and I told him that “one sliver won’t ruin his ‘diet’.” He said he wasn’t […]

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Ottawa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

| September 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
Ottawa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

By far, one of the most inspiring weekends. As someone who is inundated with boys at home, and boys stuff, to be able to get out and indulge in my inner girl, this definitely takes the cake. From opening night onwards, the Hotel Hilton in Gatineau was the place to see and be seen. The clothes […]

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Fish out of Water ~ My Visit at Ottawa’s Comicon

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fish out of Water ~ My Visit at Ottawa’s Comicon

For someone like me, I grew up with a brother who lived and breathed comic books, toys, video games. I had heard of Comicon from television and friends that had gone. My sons middle name (one of the middle names) is named after the television character Angelus (Buffy, Angel). I decided to partake on an […]

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Ford C Max Review

| June 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
Ford C Max Review

Between a broken wrist (“a pretty serious injury” as far as my Doctor, Physio and WSIB workers are concerned), and a pretty serious viral infection, this year so far has been a roller coaster. Ford Canada gave me the opportunity to try out the Ford C Max for a week, and what a week it […]

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The Chance of a Lifetime for a mom that NEVER gets out!

| April 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
The Chance of a Lifetime for a mom that NEVER gets out!

On May 19th, 2012, I had the opportunity (and have to say THRILL) to see Tyler Hilton perform an amazing acoustic show at Cafe Dekcuf, headlining his first show in Ottawa, where an overwhelming demand decided a second show was in order the following night, an “All Ages” evening for the younger fans who were unable to […]

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My new favorite line! And a huge thank you to Nip+Fab!

| April 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
My new favorite line! And a huge thank you to Nip+Fab!

I have, at this point, used the products, daily, as suggested, and the results? Dry Leg FIX – WOW! My legs are exceptionally smootherTummy FIX – I think this one will take a while, I am unfamiliar of what results should be Lip+Nip FIX — Lanolin based product, works as well as any lip softener […]

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One hot and yummy local radio mommy!

| April 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
One hot and yummy local radio mommy!

Consuelo Bernardi (or Connie B. as some of you may know her as from Majic100) is one busy mom. Being a mom, then add in being a radio jock in the evenings and weekends and of course her blogging (“The Bsides” for The Yummy Mummy Club), her days are always full. In an average day, when asked […]

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International Day of Pink!

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
International Day of Pink!

Everyone in life deals with bullies, some more often than others. Some deal with them as kids, and the kids eventually grow out of it. The victims deal with it in many ways – crying, talking it out with parents and teachers, changing schools..at least how we dealt with it when I was growing up. […]

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Who’s says the length of something is pertinent to how happy you are in the end?

| February 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
Who’s says the length of something is pertinent to how happy you are in the end?

So here’s to trying something I thought I’d never have the opportunity to try. Hair extensions. I’m the type of person that as soon as my hair grows even the slightest bit (so when I walk in front of a mirror), I cut/trim/do something to it. So basically I have not had my hair LONG […]

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Dream. Dare. Discover. This month Hot Mommy!

| January 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
Dream. Dare. Discover. This month Hot Mommy!

Kimothy Walker may not have been born in Ottawa, but she adopted it as her “hometown” as a teenager when her family moved to Ottawa, having graduated from Carleton University’s School of Journalism in 1991. With more than half her life having worked for CTV Ottawa, and several awards under her belt, this adventurous spirit […]

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