Summer is such a fun time of the year with the kids being out of school! Each summer, we tend to have two to three getaways during the months of July and August. For the last 2 years, we have headed out to the States visiting Syracuse and Lake Placid, but this year we decided to stay at cities closer to home. I really wanted to make this summer’s outings more of a relaxing time in a resort type setting with still fun activities for the kids to take part in and shopping time for me!
We stayed at the Manoir Saint-Sauveur in the beautiful Laurentians and at the picturesque Fairmont Château Montebello in the Outaouais. I really enjoyed both hotels and all the amenities that they offered to families. Reviews of the hotels will be posted on the blog soon!
Just before the beginning of the school year, we are heading to Toronto for some back to school shopping, to see the newly built Ripley’s Aquarium, and to take part at a Blue Jays baseball game alongside Fan Expo Canada.
This summer, I really wanted to include some pampering time for myself during our getaways. After all, moms have to take care of themselves too! Whether this means relaxing on a nice warm beach or by a pool, treating yourself to a spa. or going out for a night on the town. We are our best selves when we are radiating confidence and happiness!
Do you include some ME time on your family vacations?
Summer Essentials Giveaway
To help ensure you’re ready for any occasion this summer, Church and Dwight would like for one of the Ottawa Mommy Club readers to win these fun summer essentials:
· Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Original
· Nair™ Cire Divine Moroccan Argan Oil Legs & Body
· Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Truly Radiant™ Manual Toothbrush in Extra White
· Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda
Total Value: Approx. $50
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on September 22nd , 2015.
Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.