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Katherine

How do you rebuild your life after family trauma and during mental health challenges when you feel your grip on hope is slipping? Katherine Dines is on the infinite journey of happiness and learning to thrive with forgiveness & gratitude.

Katherine Dines is a Mother and voice actor, based in Canada's Capital, with international credits on projects including Hasbro's Tropical Tycoon Monopoly & Warner Brothers' Friends DVD Trivia Game. Juggling the demands of single parenting since 2002, Katherine is currently sharing her passions on the airwaves of Majic 100.3 FM Radio while navigating opportunities to express through film, tv & internet projects. Love, laughter & inspiring music rank at the top with love for her daughters motivating her enthusiasm for self discovery and healing.

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Spooktacular Halloween Bowlathon For CHEO Cardiac Kids!

| September 28, 2015 | 3 Comments
Spooktacular Halloween Bowlathon For CHEO Cardiac Kids!

Are you looking for a fun family fundraiser? It’s never too early or too late to teach your kids about the value in giving back and how to have fun while helping others. Since 2002, The Cardiology Department at The Children’s Hospital Of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has taken special care of my daughters’ hearts. I […]

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Tysen’s Mission To A Million

| May 27, 2015 | 5 Comments
Tysen’s Mission To A Million

You know those moments in life that make you go “WoW”? The ones really worth remembering? I had a big one while working at Ottawa Comic Con on Mother’s Day. And it wasn’t while interviewing a star in television, movies, comics, video games or cosplay. I met the most inspiring dude named Tysen. You’ll recognize […]

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What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

| September 15, 2014 | 14 Comments
What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

What is one of the most debated school related topics under the microscope right now? Grabbing major headlines across North America and overloading the parental plate? The dreaded school dress code. One of the most recent cases to grab international headlines is unfolding at Oakleaf High School in Florida’s Clay County School District. It’s Superintendent […]

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FREE Summer Family FUN! ~ Movies on the Beach

| June 11, 2014 | 7 Comments
FREE Summer Family FUN! ~ Movies on the Beach

  How awesome is it to find an event that will help create fun family bonding and lasting memories? Even Better? It’s FREE! One of my favourite summer family events is back with a new name. Movies On The Beach is now Friday Night Flicks! Round up family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Arrive early, stake […]

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Chocolate Affair Gala

| April 21, 2014 | 5 Comments
Chocolate Affair Gala

Who LOVES chocolate? Who loves FUN? Who loves giving back to the community? You can love all three at the same time on Wednesday, May 28th at the Ottawa Convention Centre. It’s the 7th annual Chocolate Affair Gala in support of the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region. The Distress Centre provides 24/7 crisis counselling […]

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International Women’s Day Celebration and Fundraiser in Ottawa

| March 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
International Women’s Day Celebration and Fundraiser in Ottawa

As another International Women’s Day passes, I am feeling very blessed to know so many talented and beautiful women who inspire others to live with courage and truth. I was honoured to share my journey with almost 200 of them, and a tiny cast of supporting men, at a networking luncheon for Ottawa Soul Sista’s […]

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Bell Let’s Talk Day – Tuesday, January 28, 2014

| January 26, 2014
Bell Let’s Talk Day – Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Do you know someone who lives with mental health challenges? Would you like to help but you’re not sure how? Join us and help us make a difference. Help end the stigma. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. The day that Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every: […]

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Teenage Girls and Make Up – Is It A Moral Crime?

| December 13, 2013 | 20 Comments
Teenage Girls and Make Up – Is It A Moral Crime?

Recently I’ve been feeling the need to defend my decision to support my 14 year old daughter in her desire to wear make – up. Several Moms I know have voiced their disapproval and have made statements such as, “You’re contributing to the self-esteem issues of young girls by allowing this. They need to be […]

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Softlips Organic Lip Balm Review

| October 24, 2013 | 2 Comments
Softlips Organic Lip Balm Review

I am a newby when it comes to writing product reviews but when I think of conversations with my girlfriends about stuff I love, they almost need to tazer me quiet. Almost. Insert dorky animated grin. But what if I don’t like the product? Luckily that is not the case with the Softlips organic lip […]

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Ottawa’s I Am Possible Mother Daughter Conference ~ Nov 3, 2013

| August 19, 2013 | 2 Comments
Ottawa’s I Am Possible Mother Daughter Conference ~ Nov 3, 2013

When I first became a single Mother in 2002, I was terrified. Growing up, I was surrounded with messages of how incapable I was of supporting myself and a family. At least, that is how my growing mind interpreted statements such as, “I hope you marry someone rich someday, you’ll need him to pay for […]

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Teaching Your Children To Stand Up For Themselves

| June 27, 2013 | 3 Comments
Teaching Your Children To Stand Up For Themselves

One of my biggest challenges as a single Mother since 2002 has been teaching my two daughters to be strong, confident and proud of themselves. I feel I have been encouraging, supportive, and positive and yet both my 10 year old Grace and 14 year old Sydney have experienced poor self esteem. I believe we […]

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What CHEO Means To Us

| June 8, 2013 | 1 Comment
What CHEO Means To Us

It’s CHEO Telethon weekend on CTV. A parent wants healthy and happy children and until March of 2002 I felt confident in my success. We had experienced CHEO’s ER department for what now seems like routine non emergency situations. The warmth of the staff and their ability to stay calm around so many ailing children […]

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What Would You Do

| May 5, 2013 | 13 Comments
What Would You Do

What would you do if you heard an adult tell a 4 year old child that they would always be ugly and that no one would ever love them? What would you do if you saw an older kid push a grade one student in front of a car? What would you do if you […]

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Your thoughts on Child-Centric Parenting?

| April 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
Your thoughts on Child-Centric Parenting?

Most Fridays you can catch me giving my opinions on various issues on CTV Ottawa Morning Live’s Top Talkers. The subject of our latest discussion is something I’ve been teased over and even criticized for. Putting your children’s needs above your own or what some call child-centric parenting. As with most issues in life, perception […]

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Celebrating Ottawa’s Home Grown Talent

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Celebrating Ottawa’s Home Grown Talent

  We are very excited for Ottawa singer/songwriter extraordinaire, Tara Holloway who had her song, The Bottom, featured on TV’s Dallas on March 11, 2013. Monday, March 25th, Tara’s song East Side Story will debut on Dallas. 9pm Eastern on Bravo Canada. I have included the Dallas show clip from March 11, featuring Tara’s song, […]

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The Croods – Family Movie Review

| March 21, 2013 | 6 Comments
The Croods – Family Movie Review

Dreamworks is promising laughter of prehistoric proportions with it’s latest animation, The Croods, which lands in theatres Friday, March 22, 2013. I was lucky enough to MC the exclusive Majic 100 Ottawa screening of ‘The Croods’ with my two daughters at a theatre packed with an eclectic mix of viewers. While there were many families […]

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Matt Dusk ~ Review & Giveaway of My Funny Valentine, The Chet Baker Songbook~ CAN

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Matt Dusk ~ Review & Giveaway of My Funny Valentine, The Chet Baker Songbook~ CAN

Matt Dusk released his new album, My Funny Valentine, The Chet Baker Songbook on February 12th,2013. Recorded with an eighty piece orchestra, vocalist Matt Dusk, GRAMMY award-winner Arturo Sandoval, and JUNO award-winners Emilie-Claire Barlow and Guido Basso, pay homage to one of the most popular musicians of the twentieth century, Chet Baker. It’s the kind of […]

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