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Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

| February 3, 2017 | 5 Comments
Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

  Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a great time to show the special people in your life how much they mean to you. In addition to or in place of buying candy and flowers, get out of the house and go somewhere special. There are many ways for couples […]

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Hooray for Dad

| January 25, 2017 | 2 Comments
Hooray for Dad

Today is Hubs’s birthday, I thought today would be a good day to express my appreciation for something in particular that he brings to our family. Namely, he has a nonexistent threshold for the kid activities for which I have about two minutes of patience/interest, such as wrestling and snowball fights. I don’t know how […]

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Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

| January 24, 2017 | 2 Comments
Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

  Hush little baby don’t say a word… Mommy’s going to buy you everything you need at the brand new Snuggle Bugz store in Kanata! Anyone who’s a parent knows that with a child comes not only great responsibility, but a great many things to buy for as well. Notably strollers, car seats, baby gear, bath, diapering and […]

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Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day without Breaking the Bank

| January 19, 2017 | 1 Comment
Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day without Breaking the Bank

  Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day without Breaking the Bank Spending a romantic Valentine’s Day with the love of your life doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune. You just need to get a little creative and think outside the box. For example, a dozen red roses is a great gift but it’s also […]

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21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2017 | 13 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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Create & Share to Win in the #BakeItPossible Contest!

| December 1, 2016 | 3 Comments
Create & Share to Win in the #BakeItPossible Contest!

Whether made for the holidays, a special occasion or to brighten a loved one’s day, Canadians love baking fun and creative treats! We like to take chances and think outside of the box when coming up with fabulous ideas for baked dishes to put smiles on the faces of our loved ones. Pillsbury™ and Betty […]

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Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing #ChurchAndDwight

| November 21, 2016 | 7 Comments
Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing #ChurchAndDwight

Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing!     I honestly think it’s definitely not our favourite look, but it’s for a good cause, so we’ll grin and bear the men in our lives growing a moustache in support of Movember.  Who encouraged the men in our lives to skip their […]

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Flavoured Inspiration to Discover with Ford Escape Bucket List #BucketListOtt!

| October 20, 2016 | 12 Comments
Flavoured Inspiration to Discover with Ford Escape Bucket List #BucketListOtt!

Flavoured Inspiration to Discover with Ford Escape #BucketListOtt! Bucket lists. We all have experiences and adventures we want to try in our lifetime. Some may be to try a new food or as exciting as bungee jumping into the unknown. Ford Canada invited a group of digital influencers at the Coconut Lagoon to think about […]

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Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

| October 17, 2016 | 68 Comments
Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

When you start hearing about about skates, helmets and tournaments – oh my, it must be hockey season! My son started playing house league hockey when he was 5 years old and stopped when he was 15. My husband also volunteered as an assistant coach and helped the players improve their hockey skills while having fun on […]

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3 Fabulous Fall Books with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/18

| October 13, 2016 | 51 Comments
3 Fabulous Fall Books with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/18

For some people, fall is a season full of colour and wonder. For others, it is a time to escape the cool and wet weather it brings by staying indoors. One way to entertain yourself while staying away from the elements is by reading a great book. DK Canada has a large variety of titles […]

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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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3 Books of Discovery with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

| September 13, 2016 | 63 Comments
3 Books of Discovery with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

Books have always been a means of escape for my family. We are able to travel to lands near and far by picking a title from our home library. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, DK Canada has made reading for our family a realm of discovery we are enchanted by whenever we flip through […]

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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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The Teeter Totter of Life – The New Paradigm to “Work/Life Balance”

| August 9, 2016 | 2 Comments
The Teeter Totter of Life – The New Paradigm to “Work/Life Balance”

Do you ever feel the pressure to “do it all?” Like you should be in two places at one time – be with your kids and be at the office? Hang out with your friends or take a yoga class? Trying to balance work and life can create tremendous amounts of stress, anxiety and pressure […]

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4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

| July 27, 2016 | 52 Comments
4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

Summer fun can be had in so many different ways. Fun can be an adventure, exploring new features the world is sharing as the season passes along. It can also be through creating items a family can eat or be entertained by. DK Canada asked me to review four titles that can help a family […]

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How To Find The Car That Is Right for You

| July 12, 2016 | 15 Comments
How To Find The Car That Is Right for You

  How to Find the Car That Is Right for You For years, people have been making jokes about minivans, the ultimate ‘mom car’. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a minivan. It certainly gets you from Point A to B and can carry an entire junior hockey team in the back. If you […]

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21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

| June 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

  Summer is here! With the warmer weather finally arriving, more festivals and activities are being held all over the City of Ottawa and its surrounding areas for families to be a part of. Here is a list of summer family fun events and activities in Ottawa for you and your family to attend and […]

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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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Share What Having It All Means to You to #Win! #FoodBasics #IWantItAll

| June 2, 2016 | 3 Comments
Share What Having It All Means to You to #Win! #FoodBasics #IWantItAll

  Having it all. What does this mean? As a teenager, having it all was being a journalist, coming home to my super-swanky apartment, having my dinners served to me by my personal chef and vacationing in a cushy hotel room whenever I pleased. This concept has definitely changed and is always evolving as an […]

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Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

| May 31, 2016 | 6 Comments
Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

  Your Whole World is on Your Shoulders Now that your little one is born, you’re learning what putting baby first means to your body. While prioritizing your child is normal, taking care of your health is equally important. Let’s face it – lifting an infant several times a day is hard work, and can […]

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Desiree Dawson Wins CBC Searchlight 2016!

| May 25, 2016 | 7 Comments
Desiree Dawson Wins CBC Searchlight 2016!

Did you follow CBC Searchlight 2016? Celebrating its fourth year, it is a contest where musicians from all corners of Canada compete for a grand prize worth $50 000! This year’s top four finalists got to perform before a studio audience and CBC’s celebrity judging panel during a prime-time televised broadcast to win the top […]

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Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

| May 20, 2016 | 5 Comments
Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

One sign that spring has arrived for our family is when we attend the Ottawa Children’s Festival. We are always excited to see what will be in store for us with our annual visits. We are never disappointed with the world class performers that this festival attracts every year. It was their 31st year of […]

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