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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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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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Sharing the Spirit of Giving

| December 27, 2016 | 4 Comments
Sharing the Spirit of Giving

  It’s a snowy day and I sit in front of our large breakfast nook window with my two children, watching the snowflakes stick to the trees like thick vanilla icing. It’s one of those cozy days where it feels good to not have to go anywhere, to just stay put and be present in […]

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The “Sugar High” Myth

| December 20, 2016 | 4 Comments
The “Sugar High” Myth

Candy-filled Halloween was not long ago, yet we’re already into the Christmas cookie season. Given that, I have a fun fact for you: Did you know that the “sugar high” is not a thing? I admittedly sometimes feel skeptical, especially on Halloween night, spending a good hour being mauled by my two rowdy, KitKat-filled post-trick-or-treaters […]

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Sparkle & Shine with Amopé Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

| December 7, 2016 | 105 Comments
Sparkle & Shine with Amopé Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

Shopping. Baking. Wrapping. Crafting. These are just a few of the things we do to get ready for the holidays in our family. Along with the everyday tasks our hands perform, this list of things has already lead to my nails becoming dull-looking with a few chips here and there. Amopé Canada wants nails looking […]

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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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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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4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

| October 26, 2016 | 7 Comments
4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

Menopause. It is a transition women go through that signals change in our lives. Some of its symptoms are more unbearable than others. Need a few ways to help get through this time of your life? Here are four tips that will help you manage menopause. Working it out     Keeping your body physically […]

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

| October 20, 2016 | 9 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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The Soul Shift of Motherhood

| October 12, 2016 | 14 Comments
The Soul Shift of Motherhood

The Soul Shift I consider myself a keen observer of modern motherhood. I’ve stood outside the lines of the working mom playing field for three years now and have treated my career break as a planned sabbatical. I made the conscious decision to create space for a life shift and a new identity no longer […]

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Gear Up to Attend the Maker Faire! #MFO16

| October 10, 2016 | 7 Comments
Gear Up to Attend the Maker Faire! #MFO16

Love putting things together or have a creative spirit? If this sounds like you or someone you know, you should get geared up and attend the Maker Faire! It takes place on October 15-16, 2016 at the Aberdeen Pavilion on Exhibition Way from 10 am to 5 pm.     Maker Faire is the Greatest […]

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Look & Feel Good with Gaiam Pro Apparel! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

| October 6, 2016 | 52 Comments
Look & Feel Good with Gaiam Pro Apparel! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

  I made a vow to myself to start getting in shape to make me into a better me this year. One of the methods I am using to achieve this goal is by becoming more active by doing yoga.  I realized that having clothing that fit well make all the difference in how well […]

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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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If You Give a Kid Some Tape…

| October 4, 2016 | 7 Comments
If You Give a Kid Some Tape…

Do you have a maker kid at your house? I do! The good people at Dollarama probably recognize me as the one always buying armloads of masking tape. No toy can compare to the endless possibilities of tape. I recently had to take apart a pirate ship made of two dining room chairs held together […]

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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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Give and Take Campaign at Trade Secrets! #TSGT2016

| September 12, 2016 | 9 Comments
Give and Take Campaign at Trade Secrets! #TSGT2016

Trade Secrets is celebrating 10 years of giving! Trade Secrets launched again this year their Give and Take Campaign! Bring in a USED hair appliance (preferably gently used) to any store in Canada and get 50% of a NEW appliance (on select styles)! The appliances they collect will go to local charities! I really need […]

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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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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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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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