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Author Archive: Louise

Louise lives in Alta Vista with her husband and
their two daughters: ages four and two. She works full-time
for the Federal Government. She's a former competitive
swimmer, enjoys running for fitness, is trying to enjoy
cooking and is actively involved in the Carleton University
Alumni Association. She likes to write, so: blog hobby. You
can visit her blog at http://babygatesdown.wordpress.com.

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Body Shop Strawberry Ultimate Luxuries Gift Set Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/31

| December 10, 2014 | 112 Comments
Body Shop Strawberry Ultimate Luxuries Gift Set Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/31

I have what, on a good day, I refer to as delicate skin. On the other days? I call it cheap skin. It easily gets dry, and so over the years I’ve used a lot of different skin products to try to keep it healthy and happy. Not many of them came quite as nicely and […]

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Ottawa Preschool Pool Crawl

| November 28, 2014 | 26 Comments
Ottawa Preschool Pool Crawl

As a former competitive swimmer, lifeguard, coach and all round lover of water I couldn’t wait to have kids so I could push them into my sport and live vicariously through them. Wait… that’s not right. I mean, I couldn’t wait to share my love of water with them. Yes! That’s what I meant. Either way, as soon […]

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Rag and Bone Puppet: A First Theatre Experience and #Giveaway ~ #HolidayGiftGuide ~ Ottawa 12/07

| November 12, 2014 | 16 Comments
Rag and Bone Puppet: A First Theatre Experience and #Giveaway ~ #HolidayGiftGuide ~ Ottawa 12/07

This past weekend I celebrated a bit of a milestone with my daughters. I took them to their first live theatre experience: Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre’s The Nightingale at Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans. As a fan of almost any type of live theatre or dance (really, I’ve had visions of Nutcracker annual traditions dancing […]

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Toddler Confidence

| October 15, 2014 | 10 Comments
Toddler Confidence

I had a moment a few weeks back with my toddler that I’ve been mulling over, off and on, ever since. Here it is. I’m getting better with social media and realized at the time it might be Tweet-worthy: Woke my 2-year-old up today, hugged her & whispered "I love you". She replied "I love me too." We should all have […]

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The Big Girl Bed

| September 24, 2014 | 15 Comments
The Big Girl Bed

Last week, we transitioned my youngest, who recently turned two, into her Big Girl Bed. It’s funny how quickly the moment snuck up on us. It doesn’t seem that long ago that my eldest was, well, that very little person in the photo to the left. I remember back in 2009, posting that photo to […]

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Choosing French School

| September 2, 2014 | 10 Comments
Choosing French School

My daughter started Senior Kindergarten this Fall. Or, more specifically, because she goes to a French school: jardin. I remember the nerves when she started in French school. My nerves – as the English-speaking parent. My husband is French, and we’d made the decision from birth to raise bilingual children and send both our girls […]

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Summer Reading Fun at Rideau Hall

| July 30, 2014 | 13 Comments
Summer Reading Fun at Rideau Hall

If you are looking for a fun, free AND educational activity to do with your kids this Friday or Saturday, may I suggest swinging by Rideau Hall and visiting Frontier College’s Summer Reading Tent? My kids and I went recently to check it out and we all had a blast. Volunteers from Frontier College, Canada’s […]

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