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Author Archive: Lyne

Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa.

She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Valentine’s Day Candy Bark

| January 13, 2017 | 2 Comments
Valentine’s Day Candy Bark

    Who would ever dare say that candy bark is only meant for Christmastime? Ah, I certainly wouldn’t! Valentine’s Day is the perfect season to gift a homemade treat to your loved ones, or even a delightful opportunity to create memories with them that will surely last a lifetime! And what better way to […]

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$200 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway ~ Worldwide 02/02

| January 12, 2017 | 1 Comment
$200 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway ~ Worldwide 02/02

The Ottawa Mommy Club is pleased to co-host the Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway! You can enter until February 2nd, 2017 and it’s open to Worldwide contestants. Good luck!      GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: $200 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 02/02 and is open worldwide. […]

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$200 T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway ~ Worldwide 01/24

| January 10, 2017 | 1 Comment
$200 T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway ~ Worldwide 01/24

  The Ottawa Mommy Club is pleased to co-host the T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway!   You can enter until January 24th, 2017 and it’s open to Worldwide contestants. Good luck!   GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: $200 T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card Co-hosts: Dorky’s Deals // Coupons and Freebies Mom // Jenns Blah Blah Blog // Pretty Thrifty // The Mommyhood Mentor® // […]

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Join Us at the BConnected Conference in Toronto April 2017 ~ Discount Code

| January 9, 2017 | 2 Comments
Join Us at the BConnected Conference in Toronto April 2017 ~ Discount Code

    BConnected Conference in Toronto April 2017 Founded in 2014, the BConnected Conference is the perfect chance to network and learn from experienced bloggers and social media professionals in a fun, intimate, and interactive setting. If you missed out on the first three years, then you definitely won’t want to miss it this year!  The 4th BConnected Conference will […]

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Modern Moms Seek Contemporary Education and Lasting Connections

| January 6, 2017 | 1 Comment
Modern Moms Seek Contemporary Education and Lasting Connections

          Modern moms seek contemporary education and lasting connections Mommy Connections program is now available in the Ottawa area! Ottawa area moms…There is a new Mom specific program in town, geared toward current trends and hot topics. Mommy Connections has arrived in the Ottawa area and is changing the face of […]

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Top 10 Popular Posts of 2016!

| January 3, 2017 | 2 Comments
Top 10 Popular Posts of 2016!

  I always enjoy finding out which posts were the most popular on OMC, therefore I thought I would share with you our 10 most popular posts in 2016!  Thank you so much for reading our articles on a daily basis!   Ottawa Mommy Club Most Popular Posts in 2016!   It’s All Good: Karma Wellness Water (A […]

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Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal Recipe

| December 30, 2016 | 7 Comments
Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal Recipe

Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal When dinner time comes around, the last thing any parent wants to be doing is standing over a hot stove. We would rather get dinner done and spend quality time with the children. A few nights ago, listening to the pitter-patter of the kids playing in the other room, I […]

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Cranberry Coconut Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

| December 23, 2016 | 11 Comments
Cranberry Coconut Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

  Cranberry Coconut Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies The first time I mentioned making this cookie to my kids, they were not all that enthusiastic about me baking them. After making all the basic cookies that I could possibly find, it was time to venture out of my comfort zone and try something new out. Never […]

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The Best Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes Recipe

| December 16, 2016 | 6 Comments
The Best Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes Recipe

  We started getting our Christmas decorations out in November this year. We have so many activities and outings planned every weekend in December that I did not have a choice. The good part is that I am now ready for the holiday season! With decorations comes baking Christmas cookies, meat pies, meatballs stew, and Stewed […]

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$500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway ~ Worldwide 01/13

| December 14, 2016 | 94 Comments
$500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway ~ Worldwide 01/13

  The Ottawa Mommy Club is pleased to take part in the $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! The giveaway is open Worldwide and ends on January 13th, 2017! Good luck! GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: $500 Amazon Gift Card Co-hosts: Dorky’s Deals // Coupons and Freebies Mom // Jenns Blah Blah Blog // Pretty Thrifty // The Mommyhood Mentor® // Surviving Mommy //Bill Hiatt’s […]

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Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank #ChurchAndDwight

| December 14, 2016 | 7 Comments
Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank #ChurchAndDwight

    Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank It can certainly get expensive during the holidays from shopping and entertaining to baking and decorating! Many of us have a tendency to spend and buy more than we can actually afford financially. The holiday season should definitely not break our bank accounts nor should it load […]

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Raising Independent Learners

| December 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
Raising Independent Learners

Raising Independent Learners As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Sometimes that means helping with their homework – but too much help may do more harm than good. It can be a nightly struggle to get our kids to buckle down and complete their homework, so helping them get it done seems only […]

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40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

| December 12, 2016 | 8 Comments
40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

    Are you running out of ideas for Christmas crafts to do with your kids? You will find below 40 fun and unusual Christmas crafts you can make with the family! You will certainly find a few that you have never created before! Merry Christmas!! 40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids Yarn Tree via […]

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Be Merry with the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

| December 9, 2016 | 12 Comments
Be Merry with the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes  My favourite treat for the holidays is chocolate with peppermint, so this recipe hits the spot! It’s also easy to make and adds a festive dessert on the table. Your family will want seconds! Happy Holidays! Cupcake Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp […]

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Picture Perfect Holiday Brunch Entertaining Made Easy #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/06

| December 8, 2016 | 57 Comments
Picture Perfect Holiday Brunch Entertaining Made Easy #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/06

The holidays are all about spending quality time with those we love. This year, surprise family and friends by switching things up and hosting a fabulous holiday brunch instead of the traditional turkey dinner. We served a brunch one year to accommodate family members that could not attend for dinner and they really enjoyed it! Don’t get […]

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Smooth Driving with the 2017 Ford Fusion SE #BucketListOtt

| December 8, 2016 | 6 Comments
Smooth Driving with the 2017 Ford Fusion SE #BucketListOtt

  Ford Canada invited a group of digital influencers at the Coconut Lagoon Restaurant to think about escaping the daily routine and start working on a bucket list for a road trip getaway. During the meal, Robin Esrock, a well-known travel writer, spoke to our group about searching the world for the ultimate bucket list adventures to experience. He […]

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How to Start a Successful Health Blog

| December 6, 2016 | 2 Comments
How to Start a Successful Health Blog

How to Start a Successful Health Blog  There are plenty of reasons to start a health blog. For one, maybe you have a unique experience that you want to share with the world. Perhaps you feel passionate about your health and want to educate others on its vast benefits. Or maybe you have an awesome […]

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All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

| December 5, 2016 | 10 Comments
All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

  All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?   If you’ve never heard of Elf on a Shelf, you are missing out on a fun, family friendly Christmas tradition for the holidays. What is Elf on a Shelf you ask? Elf on a Shelf was created with the idea […]

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Four Common Roofing Mistakes To Avoid

| December 2, 2016 | 10 Comments
Four Common Roofing Mistakes To Avoid

Four Common Roofing Mistakes To Avoid     Toronto is a beautiful city filled with history and culture. With a history stretching hundreds of years, Toronto has many buildings in need of renovation or repair. It’s tempting for many homeowners to try to fix our houses all by ourselves. Watching home renovation shows on television […]

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Find Transportation Help For Seniors Diagnosed With Dementia

| December 1, 2016 | 5 Comments
Find Transportation Help For Seniors Diagnosed With Dementia

  Find Transportation Help For Seniors Diagnosed With Dementia In a study conducted by the Conference Board of Canada reported on by the Toronto Star in October 2016, some startling numbers emerged on the transportation gap facing many seniors in the country and in the GTA. Left with few alternatives like adequate public transit, especially […]

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Looking To Shed Post-Holiday Pounds? Eggs Are A Quick, Healthy Solution!

| November 30, 2016 | 16 Comments
Looking To Shed Post-Holiday Pounds? Eggs Are A Quick, Healthy Solution!

Looking To Shed Post-Holiday Pounds? Eggs Are A Quick, Healthy Solution! Everyone looks forward to the holiday season — and the delicious food that comes with it. But every mom knows that after dinner with the in-laws, holiday brunch with the kids, and all that turkey and gravy, soon enough you’ve packed on a few […]

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The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

| November 29, 2016 | 4 Comments
The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

  The Real ROI of a One Year MBA     You’ve crunched the numbers a million different ways; you know better than anyone that across North America, a graduate of an MBA degree program sees on average a 75% increase to their pre-program salary. You know that it takes 4 years for the difference […]

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5 Tips to Save on Kids Room Décor

| November 28, 2016 | 9 Comments
5 Tips to Save on Kids Room Décor

  5 Tips to Save on Kids Room Decor     Children grow up so quickly, it can seem like one moment you have a baby’s nursery, and the next, a teenager’s fortress. It just doesn’t make sense to spend large amounts of money on interior design throughout their childhood, but luckily, there are ways […]

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Amazing Clubs: Gift of the Month Club #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/23

| November 22, 2016 | 70 Comments
Amazing Clubs: Gift of the Month Club #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/23

   Amazing Clubs: Gift of the Month Club It seems more and more families are changing their diets to be gluten free.  Mom’s Facebook groups are full of requests for gluten free recipes and recommendations on gluten free restaurants.  Naturopaths are recommending cutting out gluten to eliminate colic in babies, headaches and eczema as well […]

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