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21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2017 | 12 Comments
21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

The longer, colder days are making way for the change of the season! Winter is here! Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be stuck inside during winter. The Ottawa-Gatineau region has plenty of events and activities to get you to enjoy the coldest of seasons! Here […]

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Big Boots

| January 4, 2017 | 4 Comments
Big Boots

Purchasing footwear for kids is always a great reminder of how fast kids are growing. “I can’t believe it,” we say as they tromp around in their new boots.  Well, believe it. They had these adorable little round kid boots last year, and now they have these giant monster truck-tire jobbies with velcro (bought from […]

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Family Game Night

| December 29, 2016 | 9 Comments
Family Game Night

We have a decent collection of board games, mostly from the days when we’d get together with friends for “game nights”. Nowadays, Hubs and I occasionally enjoy a game of Dominion or Lost Cities when we go wild and try something other than Netflix.   Board games are fun. We look forward to playing many […]

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Candy Cane Problems

| December 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
Candy Cane Problems

I can’t unwrap a candy cane without breaking them. Who cares, right? Tastes the same. Not to kids, it doesn’t. It tastes like minty disappointment. There’s no greater ruiner than she who was entrusted with a new candy cane and broke it, and no one more insulted than he whose brother managed to get an […]

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Who Lights Your Path?

| November 15, 2016 | 9 Comments
Who Lights Your Path?

  Who Lights Your Path? My bedroom is dark. The only light is coming from the muted baby monitor on my bedside table flashing red. My early riser is yelling her protest. She is ready to begin this day, even though the moon and stars outside my window suggest it is still night. I pull […]

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Quick Tips Before Choosing Your Child’s Next Set of Toys

| November 14, 2016 | 6 Comments
Quick Tips Before Choosing Your Child’s Next Set of Toys

Quick Tips Before Choosing Your Child’s Next Set of Toys     Many parents often seem to forget what kid’s educational toys are for, only buying as little as possible for their children or even relying on tablets to do the job. Playing is actually the “work” of childhood – it’s their way of acquiring […]

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Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget

| October 20, 2016 | 5 Comments
Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget

  Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget As you count down toward your due date, preparing your home for a new baby might be the last thing on your mind. While we understand the need to baby-proof our homes, often over-looked is the importance of a safe, secure […]

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A New Way to Access Care Providers

| October 4, 2016 | 5 Comments
A New Way to Access Care Providers

  When you’re trying to hire a nanny, a babysitter, or housekeeper, or elder care provider, where do you turn? For most families, the days of putting a notice in the newspapers are long gone, and many go online to find help. The abundance of options available on the Internet is both a blessing and […]

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Baby Gift Shopping Made Easy with Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby

| October 3, 2016 | 3 Comments
Baby Gift Shopping Made Easy with Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby

  Gift shopping for a baby shower is something I LOVE doing! I am getting something special for amazing friends and family members, and the items I am choosing from is adorable. One problem I encounter when going out to buy a baby gift is where to start. I was surprised to find out that […]

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Be Baby Ready with Products from Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/21

| September 22, 2016 | 134 Comments
Be Baby Ready with Products from Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/21

Babies. Whether it is the start of a new family or a new addition to an established one, they are an anticipated event a family looks forward to happening. There are so many things new parents have to think about when getting ready for their new bundle of joy. This list can become exhaustive for […]

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Listening Skills

| September 13, 2016 | 5 Comments
Listening Skills

Kids have selective hearing. I don’t know how many times I’ve practically had a bullhorn in the kids’ faces and can’t get their attention… but boy, talk about bat-like hearing whenever I’m saying something that’s not as kid-friendly. Next time I need their attention, I’ll just mutter a few swears. Or something about butts.

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Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

| September 9, 2016 | 13 Comments
Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

Fall is here! Just because the days are becoming shorter and cooler does not mean the fun in Ottawa has come to an end! There are plenty of fun autumn activities happening in and around the city for you and your family to enjoy! We have put together a list of some of events and […]

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DISNEY STORE CELEBRATES ITS GRAND OPENING IN OTTAWA!

| September 8, 2016 | 7 Comments
DISNEY STORE CELEBRATES ITS GRAND OPENING IN OTTAWA!

What is it about Disney that makes you feel like you magically returned to your childhood? I’m not sure if any of you remember when there used to be a Disney store at Rideau Centre back in the 90’s.  I was a teenager at the time, but that did not stop me from venturing into that store with […]

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Let Baby Drift to Sleep with Peaceful Panda #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/30

| September 1, 2016 | 77 Comments
Let Baby Drift to Sleep with Peaceful Panda #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/30

    Let Baby Drift to Sleep with Peaceful Panda We received the Peaceful Panda from Cloud b on the first day that I was at home alone with my 2.5 year old daughter and my 2 week old son. Talk about good timing! I really thought that this adorable plush would only be useful […]

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Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

| August 29, 2016 | 5 Comments
Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

    Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos For most moms, life is hectic. Shuffling kids today care, school, sports; running to the grocery store; making breakfast, lunch, and dinner; not to mention making a living. Stress abounds, and it is very difficult to keep your cool when your daughter is crying because […]

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Notes from a Five-Year-Old

| August 10, 2016 | 3 Comments
Notes from a Five-Year-Old

Five-year-old Big Bro is making great strides with reading and writing. He never ceases to find an opportunity to write these days, be it making a book or adding CHES!! to the grocery list (“cheese”, FYI; exclamation marks to illustrate urgency). Why, just the other Saturday morning, he he made a “Don’t wake up Mama” […]

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Wakey, Wakey

Wakey, Wakey

I do  love seeing my kids’ shining little faces each morning. But sometimes, particularly lately where the early July sunrise means “it’s daytime, Mama” as of 5 a.m., it’s also nice to dream of a bit of time to come to terms with reality first. Wakey, Wakey! Every so often, I get a teaser. Nice […]

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Fun and Function Come into Play with CHEWIGEM®! #Review #Giveaway CAN 07/31

| June 23, 2016 | 29 Comments
Fun and Function Come into Play with CHEWIGEM®! #Review #Giveaway CAN 07/31

  My kids love jewellery. They have a ball whenever they get to check out all of the fun accessories I have on my dresser and love it when they get to play with their own pieces or look at fun ones when at different stores. Whether they are playing Dress-Up or need something to […]

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Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 79 Comments
Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! Potty training. It is a milestone in a child’s life that parents look on with fondness and with a bit of frustration. Each of my kids had a different experience with learning how to use the potty, so we had to use different approaches to get […]

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Once Upon A Time

| June 20, 2016 | 11 Comments
Once Upon A Time

  Once Upon A Time Telling stories is a peaceful, magical way to create special moments with our children. Whether it is at bedtime or on a rainy day, I believe every parent can and should take the time to tell a story. With an open mind and a bit of imagination, we can create […]

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How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

| June 14, 2016 | 14 Comments
How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

Do you want your child to live a life filled with joy, meaning, health and purpose? Who doesn’t want that for their kids?! What about for yourself? Here is the twist about parenting – in order for our children to live a life full of joy, meaning, health and purpose, we have to demonstrate it by living […]

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Cetaphil Baby Search Contest #CetaphilBabyBathtime and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/11

| June 8, 2016 | 69 Comments
Cetaphil Baby Search Contest #CetaphilBabyBathtime and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/11

Bath time is a fun time for both babies and parents For babies, it is a time of discovery and fun! They are learning what water is and what they can do in and with this substance. For parents, it is a time to guide your child through this experience and to give them the […]

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“Now, Get One with Me In It”

“Now, Get One with Me In It”

This is the scenario I envision when my kids look back at our family pictures in future years. It’s because, like many moms, I am always the one taking the picture. I love taking pictures. Everything around me looks beautiful or adorable or hilarious; something that we’ll want to look at fondly later. So I’m […]

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Kids Can Sprout and Play in Peekaboo Beans! #PlayingWithPB

| June 1, 2016 | 12 Comments
Kids Can Sprout and Play in Peekaboo Beans! #PlayingWithPB

  Peekaboo Beans Summer 2016 Collection    Since winter has pretty much rolled into summer in my neck of the woods, my other half are beginning to scramble to make sure they have the right clothing. We want to make sure they are comfortable in this warm weather, yet not grow out of the pieces so […]

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