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Inspiring Day at WE Day Ottawa 2016 #WEDayMovement #Telus

| November 17, 2016 | 6 Comments
Inspiring Day at WE Day Ottawa 2016 #WEDayMovement #Telus

WE Day Ottawa November 9, 2016 started as a sombre day for many, as people across the world awoke to the results of the American election. Luckily for me, the day’s mood had a quick turnaround, as I attended high-energy, positive and inspiring WE Day Ottawa, along with 16,000 local students and educators. WE Day […]

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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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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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End of Summer Fun at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival #OutaouaisFun

| September 17, 2015 | 5 Comments
End of Summer Fun at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival #OutaouaisFun

I had always wanted to go to the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, so when I was offered passes for the purposes of a review I couldn’t resist! September 3rd to the 7th, 2015 marked the 28th edition of the festival and although the weather was less than cooperative for lift off, there was still […]

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Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

| August 27, 2015 | 6 Comments
Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

Live theatre in the outdoors are a favourite activity for people to attend during the summer. It is especially great for kids because they are not in an enclosed space and they are getting some fresh air while being entertained. The Odyssey Theatre’s Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre holds matinée performances each year to give […]

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Michel Lauzière at the Ottawa Children’s Festival

Michel Lauzière at the Ottawa Children’s Festival

Earlier in the Spring, I was contacted by the Ottawa International Children’s Festival and invited to take my family to a show of our choice in exchange for cartooning about our experience. How’s that for an awesome deal? I was honoured and psyched all at once.  In case you aren’t familiar with it (and I […]

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Family Fun at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival

| May 28, 2015 | 9 Comments
Family Fun at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival

The Ottawa International Children’s Festival ran from May 4 to 13, 2015 at Lebreton Flats. My daughter’s birthday was last week so it was a perfect way to celebrate. I went to see Les Parfaits Inconnus, a circus and live music show from Quebec. They incorporated humour, live music, bike tricks, acrobatics and juggling into […]

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The Fun, Learning and Surprises of the 2015 BConnected Conference!

| May 18, 2015 | 3 Comments
The Fun, Learning and Surprises of the 2015 BConnected Conference!

It was sad to see our conference rooms empty and quiet after two days of constant buzzing that was this year’s BConnected Conference. This past weekend was bursting with so much positive energy, and was full of laughter. Seeing the empty rooms was like seeing a ghost of where all of the festivities had taken […]

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Kidsfest 2015 – Memorable Fun that Just Keeps Getting Better!

| April 15, 2015 | 5 Comments
Kidsfest 2015 – Memorable Fun that Just Keeps Getting Better!

This was my family’s third year at Kidsfest and it was a great one! From the moment we entered KidsFest at the EY Centre my daughter and the friends we went with ran from one booth to next. From Lego, to balloons, interactive toys, animals, and bouncy castles, Kidsfest 2015 brought a lot of big […]

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The Imagination Movers “Back in Blue” – An Interview

| September 16, 2014 | 5 Comments
The Imagination Movers “Back in Blue” – An Interview

If you’re a parent of a preschooler then you have probably heard of the Imagination Movers. Fans young and old will be thrilled to hear that this fun and energetic band is taking their hit Disney Junior television show on the road in a rock-concert style event that is sure to knock your kid’s socks off […]

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Running Away For An Evening With The Shrine Circus!

| August 21, 2014 | 10 Comments
Running Away For An Evening With The Shrine Circus!

The Big Top was up at the RA Centre once again for the Shrine Circus’ annual visit to Canada’s capital! I decided to make this year’s trip to the Shrine Circus a “Ladies Night,” so I could spend some bonding time with my girls. It was my younger daughter’s first time attending an event such […]

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Review: 4 Wishes Charity Event

| June 5, 2014 | 2 Comments
Review: 4 Wishes Charity Event

4 wishes is a charity event put on by ‘make a wish’ foundation of eastern Ontario and Tyson’s mission to a million. The premise of the event is to allow children and their families to experience the emotions, excitement and joy that comes from receiving a ‘wish’. The event allowed for the kids to experience […]

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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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Review: DisneyLive Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show

| March 20, 2014 | 2 Comments
Review: DisneyLive Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show

I had the great privilege of reviewing  ‘Mickey’s Rockin Roadshow’.  Even more excited then I was, were my two daughters. They are four years old and in love with the whole mickey mouse crew.  They have seen the commercials on Disney Junior for the show and were ecstatic to know that we were going to […]

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Get Fit and Have Fun with GoodLife Fitness JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™!

| March 7, 2014 | 3 Comments
Get Fit and Have Fun with GoodLife Fitness JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™!

  I did it! I took part in the  JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ class exclusive to GoodLifeFitness and led by Jillian Michaels herself! I was a little nervous at first because I had not been to a gym in ages, but everyone at GoodLife Fitness was nice and friendly. They helped to put my nerves at ease. […]

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Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic (REVIEW)

| February 26, 2014 | 13 Comments
Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic (REVIEW)

I think that “magic” is the perfect word to describe this show. Having never been to anything like this as a child, I had no expectations, and was blown away by what I saw. The anticipatory buzz was already in the air at the Canadian Tire Centre before anyone took their seats. At 6pm when […]

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Review: Ottawa 67’s Game-Family Fun!

| February 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
Review: Ottawa 67’s Game-Family Fun!

My husband is a huge hockey fan. He loves the sport. TSN and CBC ‘hockey night in Canada’ are regular channels in our house.  He has made a conscious effort to share his love of the game with our three children. We were given the opportunity to review a 67’s game. That is right up […]

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The Cake Boss and Canadian Tire – A Family Affair

| December 9, 2013 | 10 Comments
The Cake Boss and Canadian Tire – A Family Affair

On Monday, December 9th I had the honour of sitting down and speaking with Buddy Valastro, cake decorating expert and star of the TLC TV show, Cake Boss. Buddy was in town to promote his new line of bakeware exclusively available at Canadian Tire locations across Canada. The unique line offers a range of products […]

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The Surprise of a Lifetime!

The Surprise of a Lifetime!

My day started pretty typical of every other day. Get up, grab the munckin, feed him, clean him, and watch some Mickey Mouse Club House. Then it was time for lunch, and eventually dinner. We sat down around the table to eat our dinner. Honestly, I can’t even remember what we had, because what was […]

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D-D-D-D-Dora The Explorer Live! A Review

| November 14, 2013 | 7 Comments
D-D-D-D-Dora The Explorer Live!  A Review

Where do you find a rowdy crowd, loud music, and a whole lot of kids having fun? No, it’s not a concert during frosh week, but rather a Dora the Explorer Live at Centrepointe Theater! On Sunday, November 2nd, my 2 ¾ year old son, my 6 year old niece, and my sister and I […]

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Review: Soul of Discipline lecture with Kim John Payne

| November 14, 2013 | 4 Comments
Review: Soul of Discipline lecture with Kim John Payne

I was blessed with the task to attend and review a lecture By Kim John Payne. He is the author of ‘Simplicity Parenting’ and a collaborator in many other books along the lines of simplicity and parenting. I was excited to attend his lecture, as his book is one that I have read cover to […]

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“Being That Mom” – An Evening with Tina O’Connor

| October 17, 2013 | 3 Comments
“Being That Mom” – An Evening with Tina O’Connor

I had the pleasure of meeting Tina O’Connor, the CEO and inspiration behind Be That Books Publishing, and author of Be That Books series.  The book signing was for her new book, Be That Mom, and instructional and inspirational book helping all moms to relax and begin to enjoy more of their time.  She began […]

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REVIEW: A Trip to the Best Little Fair in Canada

| October 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
REVIEW: A Trip to the Best Little Fair in Canada

The air cools,  the days grow longer,  the autumn air nears,  The grasses stays dewy,  the leaves fall,  Fall is arriving,  the morph of seasons is within our reach,  with the anticipation of change  comes the memories of year prior,  The excitement of the new school year,  A fresh beginning and new start.  A time of year […]

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Ribfest 2013 – Recommended by Two Out of Three of My Kids!

| June 27, 2013 | 5 Comments
Ribfest 2013 – Recommended by Two Out of Three of My Kids!

Near the end of June is when one of my daughter’s favourite festivals in Ottawa takes place –  RIBEFST!!!  Why, you ask?  Well, there are the crowds, the smoke, the noise, the seemingly endless rows of vendors vying for top spot for their sauce,  and, of course, the ribs!  She is a great lover of […]

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