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Go Back to School with DK Canada Books! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

| September 18, 2015 | 69 Comments
Go Back to School with DK Canada Books! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

Brrriiiiiing! Yes, the first bell of the school year has rung! Parents have hunted down the school supplies their kids needed for class, but what about other items they can use at home to enhance their learning? DK Canada has a Back to School Boutique centered on school that has some great titles kids of […]

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Sharing Cherished Memories with Soufeel Jewelry- Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/15

| September 10, 2015 | 47 Comments
Sharing Cherished Memories with Soufeel Jewelry- Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/15

For me, jewellery lets others see a bit of your personality and uniqueness. Charm bracelets are fun pieces to own because thy let display your interests and your personality without you having to say a word. My family is everything to me, and I wanted to have a piece of jewelry that showed them off […]

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Heal What Ails You With The Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Finder App! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/12

| September 10, 2015 | 60 Comments
Heal What Ails You With The Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Finder App! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/12

Getting sick. It happens to all of us at one time or another. It is great knowing what to take in order to relieve the symptoms. There are so many products on the market to heal what ails us, it is hard to choose which one would be the best to use. Many people believe […]

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Fun and Easy Listening with Kinivo – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/05

| September 3, 2015 | 95 Comments
Fun and Easy Listening with Kinivo – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/05

No matter what we do in our lives, we are all looking for more convenient ways of doing things. In our home, we LOVE listening to music. While working at our desks, cooking dinner or getting around town without a car, music is a huge part of passing the time whether we are together or […]

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What Goes Into Making a Special Birthday Moment #birthdayscount

| August 24, 2015 | 6 Comments
What Goes Into Making a Special Birthday Moment #birthdayscount

I love birthdays! I think it stems from the fact that it about celebrating the day of someone’s birth and that life is precious, especially in today’s fast-paced world! Based on the results from Enbridge’s recent survey data, 82% of Canadians agree that they feel special when someone puts a lot of energy into celebrating […]

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Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

| August 17, 2015 | 3 Comments
Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

Only a few more weeks and it’s back to school already! It certainly can be nerve-racking for first time students, whether if be entering Kindergarten, Junior High, High School, or College and University. I still remember my first year entering College in Business Administration back in 1986. That summer, I decided to get my own apartment […]

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Six Reasons Calypso Waterpark Is the Perfect Date Destination for Adults

| August 4, 2015 | 12 Comments
Six Reasons Calypso Waterpark Is the Perfect Date Destination for Adults

Not long ago I wrote about family fun at Calypso Waterpark, but this time I am going to explain why Calypso is the perfect summer date day destination for adults (also known as, the big kids). My family hadn’t even left the Calypso parking lot when my husband exclaimed that he would return to Calypso in […]

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Pamper Your Nails with Kiss Nail Products~ Review and Giveaway~ CAN 05/25

| April 30, 2015 | 51 Comments
Pamper Your Nails with Kiss Nail Products~ Review and Giveaway~ CAN 05/25

Ottawa Mommy Club Readers, one area of the beauty world that usually does not attract a lot of my attention are my nails. I have horrible nails. I tend to keep my nails low because they always chip and break. I never get manicures because, well, this procedure would get ruined a few hours later […]

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Vacation vs. Staycation

| March 26, 2015 | 14 Comments
Vacation vs. Staycation

No matter where this March Break will take you, may it be on some fantastic trip on a beach or enjoying the comforts of home, everyone needs time to unwind from the daily grind we live in. We all know that life can get a little bit trying at times, and regardless of where this […]

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Clean Sensitive Skin with Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion #CleanSensitive

| March 5, 2015 | 16 Comments
Clean Sensitive Skin with Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion #CleanSensitive

The best way to describe my skin is picky. Since I want to take the best care of my skin I can, I am always on the look-out for the best products that will not dry out or make my skin react negatively to the products I use on it, especially my face. From time […]

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Game Night is Fun with Loud About #Review

| December 4, 2014 | 29 Comments
Game Night is Fun with Loud About #Review

I love having my friends over, especially those that I have known since my first-year university days. For me, they became second family, and we had some amazing adventures and were always together. Since our lives have changed since those fun and care-free days, we try to keep in touch any way we can. When […]

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Volunteers Needed for a Health Canada Vitamin D Study/Appel de volontaires pour participer à une étude de Santé Canada sur la vitamine D

| December 1, 2014 | 4 Comments
Volunteers Needed for a Health Canada Vitamin D Study/Appel de volontaires pour participer à une étude de Santé Canada sur la vitamine D

Does ethnicity, lifestyle and skin colour play a part in your child’s health? Are they getting enough Vitamin D? Does this play a role in their heart health? This winter, Health Canada’s Nutrition Research Division will examine the effects of diet, skin colour and ethnicity on blood levels of vitamin D, Omega-3, cholesterol and other […]

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My Giving Moment for the Holidays #DareYou

| November 10, 2014 | 10 Comments
My Giving Moment for the Holidays #DareYou

  Ever since my children were registered into recreational sports such as soccer and hockey, my husband and I volunteered with the local youth organizations in the positions of convenor and/or assistant coach. We always thought that it was necessary to teach our children the importance of giving back to their community without being paid for our time […]

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Getting Animated at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival

| October 9, 2014 | 17 Comments
Getting Animated at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival

The animation world descended upon Ottawa September 17-21, 2014 for the 20th edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). This festival showcases the best, the up and coming and the brightest in animation from all over the world. The OIAF also honours studios that have made significant contributions to the field of animation. This […]

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What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

| September 15, 2014 | 14 Comments
What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

What is one of the most debated school related topics under the microscope right now? Grabbing major headlines across North America and overloading the parental plate? The dreaded school dress code. One of the most recent cases to grab international headlines is unfolding at Oakleaf High School in Florida’s Clay County School District. It’s Superintendent […]

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Shoppers Drug Mart’s 30 Days of Beauty is Here!

| September 3, 2014 | 3 Comments
Shoppers Drug Mart’s 30 Days of Beauty is Here!

One of the topics I love writing about is beauty and fashion. If I could, I would spend countless hours looking online and in magazines at the hottest trends, or for amazing deals on products I love or having craving to buy. When I am not surfing the Internet for tips or new products, one […]

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A Night of Fun Under the Stars With The Odyssey Theatre ~ Review

| August 21, 2014 | 9 Comments
A Night of Fun Under the Stars With The Odyssey Theatre ~ Review

I know that summer days are a great time to make plans, but what about summer nights? The Odyssey Theatre is helping to make it easier to have fun once the sun goes down with this season’s production of The Financier (Tucaret)! The Odyssey Theatre’s vision is to bring international stories that touch on universal […]

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Curing the Summertime Blues at Calypso Theme Waterpark!

| August 14, 2014 | 23 Comments
Curing the Summertime Blues at Calypso Theme Waterpark!

Does your child have the mid-summertime blues? You know, where they have done everything they could think of to have fun, and are looking for somewhere to go to get some more fun in before summer vacation is through? One option to help cure your child’s summertime blues would be to take them to Calypso […]

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Do You Have a Little Performer in Your Home?

Do You Have a Little Performer in Your Home?

While our family was on vacation recently, we went to see a local musical theatre production put on by a group of about twenty young adults. They all had different musical and acting backgrounds, but all of them were passionate about what they were doing. It was a delight to watch and listen to them. […]

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Do You Struggle With Your Children about Chores and Clothes?

| June 16, 2014 | 10 Comments
Do You Struggle With Your Children about Chores and Clothes?

A house can get easily messy in a very short while.  The thing is m0m is expected to cook, clean, work and balance it all by herself. Well it takes more than one person to mess it up, so to give mom and dad a chance to recuperate and enjoy more time with their children, […]

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Procrastination

| May 21, 2014 | 3 Comments
Procrastination

  There is a reason it has been so long since I’ve posted. I’m just not sure what it is. “Write Blog Post” keeps getting bumped from my carefully tended list of action items. Why? Is it really because I’ve been busy? (Thought truly, I have been) Or is it a simple case of procrastination? […]

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The Great Adventure – 2014 Creative Arts Competition for Kids In Association with the Osgoode Medieval Festival

| May 5, 2014 | 2 Comments
The Great Adventure – 2014 Creative Arts Competition for Kids In Association with the Osgoode Medieval Festival

This competition is open to any child up to and including the age of 16. Prizes are awarded in two categories: Creative writing and artwork! The challenge: You are a noble knight or a bold lady preparing for a great adventure! As everyone knows every adventure needs good preparation…. For writers under 12: Create a story […]

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Ontario College of Teachers – A Valuable Resource for Parents

| April 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
Ontario College of Teachers – A Valuable Resource for Parents

The role of the Ontario College of Teachers is often misunderstood.  When you think of the College do you think of an organization exclusively for teachers? Well, you’re wrong. The Ontario College of Teachers is actually a valuable resource for parents as well as teachers. One of the missions of the College is to regulate […]

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I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

| April 22, 2014 | 4 Comments
I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

As a teacher of Civics and law, I have had many opportunities to talk with students about volunteering for great causes. At one of the schools I used to work at, they had a Free the Children Club who continuously worked hard at raising money, and raising awareness. Although I was familiar with We Day […]

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