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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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STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

| May 19, 2016 | 7 Comments
STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

  STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience   Star Trek fans, you won’t want to miss Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! It’s the must-see event this summer for the whole family, young and old!   I had the pleasure of attending the launch gala of the world premiere Star […]

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May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer #ChurchAndDwight

| May 18, 2016 | 9 Comments
May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer #ChurchAndDwight

May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer After a winter that seems to never end, I am looking forward to warm spring days in May. For many Canadians, May is the unofficial start of summer and Victoria Day is the first long weekend in a set of many that the summer months bring. […]

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Tips to Finding the Perfect Nanny #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/31

| May 4, 2016 | 9 Comments
Tips to Finding the Perfect Nanny #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/31

  Fantastic, qualified nannies do not (unfortunately) sail out of the sky via umbrella to rescue your family. Finding the ideal nanny to care for the people that you care about most is a process, and selecting the candidate that fits your family’s needs is definitely a process of finding just the right match. Similar […]

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Get Summer Started with DK Canada Books! Review and #Giveaway! CAN 06/06

| May 3, 2016 | 46 Comments
Get Summer Started with DK Canada Books! Review and #Giveaway! CAN 06/06

I know spring is not even half way over, but I am ready to fast forward to the hot and gorgeous days of summer! Kids will be out of school, and there will be plenty of time for everyone to have fun! DK Canada wants to help you plan out your Summer 2016 with their […]

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Hoop Dreams Come True with the Harlem Globetrotters

| April 28, 2016 | 5 Comments
Hoop Dreams Come True with the Harlem Globetrotters

In their 90th year of entertaining fans across the globe, the Harlem Globetrotters are still able to wow a crowd! They made the Canadian Tire Centre one of the stops on their world tour to help celebrate this extraordinary anniversary. Both of my daughters love playing basketball, so getting this experience is a step towards […]

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Discover the Wonders of the Ottawa Children’s Festival! Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/06

| April 28, 2016 | 12 Comments
Discover the Wonders of the Ottawa Children’s Festival! Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/06

With the warmer weather back in Canada’s Capital, are you looking for something to do that the whole family will enjoy? Kids of all ages would love to attend this year’s Ottawa Children’s Festival! It returns to LeBreton Flats Park and the Canadian War Museum from May 10-15, 2016 with an amazing lineup to entertain […]

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Learning Becomes Hands-On with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

| April 25, 2016 | 40 Comments
Learning Becomes Hands-On with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, we all have something that peaks our interests and makes us want to have fun. Whether it is an indoor hobby or one that takes us around the world, it is great to be able to let your hair down and to get your hands […]

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18 Spring Family Fun Activities in Ottawa

| April 11, 2016 | 2 Comments
18 Spring Family Fun Activities in Ottawa

Now that spring has finally sprung in the nation’s capital, families can get outdoors more and enjoy more of what this city has to offer! Ottawa is a great city that offers many events and activities for families to enjoy and take part in during this time of year. Below are just a few of […]

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Fitting Oral Health into Our Family’s Daily Routine

| April 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
Fitting Oral Health into Our Family’s Daily Routine

Did you know that April is Oral Health Month in Ontario? It is great that there is a month dedicated to bringing awareness to the health of our mouths, gums and teeth, this action is really important to do all year-round! My family tries to stay on top of our twice daily brushing and flossing […]

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Cracking the Case on Nutrition Facts

| March 29, 2016 | 7 Comments
Cracking the Case on Nutrition Facts

As a parent, I am concerned with a lot of aspects where my children are concerned. One area my other half and I try to be aware of is what our kids eat. We buy a good amount of healthy food, but can you always trust a pretty label? The Nutrition Facts Education Campaign is […]

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Get in Shape Comfortably with Gaiam Canada! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/18

| March 14, 2016 | 121 Comments
Get in Shape Comfortably with Gaiam Canada! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/18

Getting in shape is something I like doing all year-round. When working out indoors, I turn to yoga or a HITT routine to get the job done. I like having comfortable equipment to help obtain my workout goals as it makes it easier to do what I have to do without worrying about hurting myself […]

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Open Doors to Worlds of Learning with DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/11

| March 9, 2016 | 51 Comments
Open Doors to Worlds of Learning with DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/11

I LOVE books. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, they always open a door to different world of learning and exploration that I find fascinating. When looking for titles that offer instruction or information, I love looking through the boutiques that DK Canada has to offer. There are so many of them, with books that […]

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Popularity of Toys

| February 16, 2016 | 6 Comments
Popularity of Toys

As a birthday approaches, I wonder how popular the gifts we picked will be. Apparently the magnetic tiles we got are played with every day by kids of bloggers everywhere, and I can attest that they have been a hit in real life. We got a gym mat from IKEA so the kids can wrassle […]

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15 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa!

| February 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
15 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa!

  15 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa in 2016! Get ready Ottawa! Many of the schools in the city are gearing up for a 4-day weekend to celebrating Family Day! No plans for this weekend? No problem! We have you covered with our guide of things to do and see around the city to […]

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Just One of the Reasons Why #ILoveDK Canada! #Promo and #Contest!

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Just One of the Reasons Why #ILoveDK Canada! #Promo and #Contest!

I love learning, and over the past year, I have enjoyed all of the lessons learned from the books I have had the pleasure of reviewing from DK Canada! There have been so many subjects I never thought I would have had the opportunity to learn about from these books, and my family enjoys reading […]

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Get Ready for Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic! #Giveaway #DisneyOnIce ~ Ottawa 01/25

| January 11, 2016 | 72 Comments
Get Ready for Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic! #Giveaway #DisneyOnIce ~ Ottawa 01/25

My kids are HUGE Disney fans! They love watching their favourite stories and tales that Disney has shared with families for many years, and it is fun for us to watch along with them. Now that they are old enough to start having their own favourite Disney characters, I cannot wait for them to experience […]

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Printable Minecraft Creeper 2016 Calendar

| December 31, 2015 | 13 Comments
Printable Minecraft Creeper 2016 Calendar

For all Minecraft enthusiasts, you can now print a Creeper calendar for 2016.   How cool is this! Even your children will want one in their bedroom to keep track of the daily family activities, appointments, birthdays, chores, and lots more! It’s a great way to get them involved with the planning of the family […]

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Freezing – Bigger, Bolder… Colder – Fantastic Family Holiday Fun in Ottawa! Review and Promo Code

| December 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
Freezing – Bigger, Bolder… Colder – Fantastic Family Holiday Fun in Ottawa! Review and Promo Code

Last year I kept hearing about a hysterical musical out of the Gladstone Theatre called Freezing. I had thought about taking my family to see it, but with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season time slipped away and before I knew it, Freezing was no longer running.     Luckily, Freezing has become […]

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