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Kids & Company Giveaway ~ Childcare, Birthday Party or Camp ~ Ottawa Area 03/31

| February 27, 2017 | 17 Comments
Kids & Company Giveaway ~ Childcare, Birthday Party or Camp ~ Ottawa Area 03/31

  Kids & Company, proudly Canadian provides high-quality child care and early learning in almost 100 locations across Canada in the United States. Care ranges from full-time, flexible part-time, emergency back-up, and/or camp programs in an innovative and stimulating environment.   Children participate in a variety of proprietary learning and physical activity programs, and enjoy […]

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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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4 Fabulous Benefits of Owning a Dyson Humidifier! #DysonHumidifier

| September 21, 2016 | 12 Comments
4 Fabulous Benefits of Owning a Dyson Humidifier! #DysonHumidifier

The dog days of summer have passed us, ushering in cooler days with dryer air for us to experience. The cold and flu season is also on its way. Now that all three of my kids are in school, there is the chance that more sick days will be had in or home. For days […]

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Celebrating Sophie la girafe 55th Birthday ~ Giveaway CAN 05/25

| May 13, 2016 | 59 Comments
Celebrating Sophie la girafe 55th Birthday ~ Giveaway CAN 05/25

  On May 25 will be Sophie la girafe’s birthday!  The most famous toy in the world for babies, over 50 million Sophie la girafe all-natural baby teethers have been sold since 1961, A classic shower gift, Sophie had long been a fixture in nurseries for 55 years. As per Sophie la girafe official website:  That is why […]

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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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Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

| December 23, 2015 | 5 Comments
Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

CHANGING DIAPERS CHANGES LIVES     Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive aims to cover 10,000 bottoms by 2016 Well Ottawa, it’s that time of year again. Tis’ the season to drop a load….of diapers. The sixth annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive is currently underway with hopes of raising 10,000 diapers by 2016 for struggling […]

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Take Playskool’s Play-Stow-Go Toys Wherever You Go!

| October 15, 2015 | 4 Comments
Take Playskool’s Play-Stow-Go Toys Wherever You Go!

Children, including babies and toddlers, love to play. Children need this form of activity for many reasons. Play allows babies to become stronger, improve their fine motor skills through sensory play. Playskool understands the importance of play for young children. Their new line of Play-Stow-Go toys encourage young children to be able to play on […]

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Free Salsa Babies Classes this Summer!

| July 7, 2015 | 3 Comments
Free Salsa Babies Classes this Summer!

  Join Daniela for Free Salsa Babies Classes in Ottawa this Summer!   Every Tuesday in July and August 10 am Salsa Babies classes at Ottawa City Hall. Join a class at: https://www.facebook.com/thedancingmama/events Every Thursday in July and August (except Aug 27) 10 am Salsa Tots classes at Dundonald park (512 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5J9) […]

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Get Clean with the Live Clean Collection of Products! Review and Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide ~ CAN 07/12

| June 11, 2015 | 77 Comments
Get Clean with the Live Clean Collection of Products! Review and Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide ~ CAN 07/12

Parents, like me, are looking for more naturally sourced products to used on their families skin that because are less harmful to their skin and to the environment. Kids like products that are fun and easy to use. Live Clean has tried to combine these ideas with their new line of products for kids called […]

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Soothe Baby Skin with AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Line

| April 1, 2015 | 8 Comments
Soothe Baby Skin with AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Line

All of my children have delicate skin, so when my 2 year-old son’s skin started showing some irritation due to either detergent or rough material against his skin, I cringed trying to figure out what product I could use to gently soothe his damaged skin that did not contain harsh chemicals. That is why I […]

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25 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

| March 2, 2015 | 9 Comments
25 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so why not get your kids green with envy about Leprechauns, pot of gold, and Irish luck by reading a St. Patrick Day book with them!  You can purchase these books at Indigo/Chapters/Coles, Amazon or barrow them from your local library.    King Puck by Michael Garland: 006084809X A […]

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The Gift of Sleep: A Workshop for Parents Ready to Embrace Great Sleep and a #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 01/27

| January 20, 2015 | 11 Comments
The Gift of Sleep: A Workshop for Parents Ready to Embrace Great Sleep and a #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 01/27

Happy New Year! Is better sleep your resolution for 2015? With a fresh year of possibilities ahead of us, what are your goals? If improving your family’s sleep is on your list of priorities then I’m ready to help! And you can be prepared to save with this exciting group workshop! I’m offering a unique […]

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The Benefits of Keeping Active with your Children: Salsa Babies and Salsa Tots Classes

| September 8, 2014 | 7 Comments
The Benefits of Keeping Active with your Children: Salsa Babies and Salsa Tots Classes

Fall is just around the corner, so if you are looking for fun and active stuff to do with your children, come and try one of Dancing Mama classes for free. Dancing Mama is the exclusive provider of the Salsa Babies programs in the Ottawa area and this fall we are offering Salsa Babies and […]

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Fun in the Summer Sun at Calypso Theme Waterpark

| July 24, 2014 | 9 Comments
Fun in the Summer Sun at Calypso Theme Waterpark

It is summertime, it’s hot. And the wading pool in the backyard is just not cutting it for your little ones. What should you do? Solution: Calypso Theme Waterpark! My family was excited to be going to Calypso.  Before our visit to the park, I showed them all of the slides and the different areas […]

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A Parenting Sampler: Fitness, Healthy Food and Baby Sleep – Proceeds to CHEO – Monday, April 14th, 2014

| April 7, 2014 | 4 Comments
A Parenting Sampler: Fitness, Healthy Food and Baby Sleep – Proceeds to CHEO – Monday, April 14th, 2014

It was 2 am and my baby’s breathing was labored.  He was visibly struggling for air, his neck muscles activated trying to pull in air against resistance.   My empathy for him was crippling, and there was a terrible feeling of uncertainty in my chest about how to help him.  Finally, we pulled the trigger…. that’s […]

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Reversing the Birth Process…The Mary Way

| February 26, 2014 | 6 Comments
Reversing the Birth Process…The Mary Way

At 2 years old, Mary has become a creative and imaginative thinker. This is a great thing, but it sometimes leads us down unexpected paths. My daughter has the habit of yanking up my shirt and blowing raspberries on my belly. It’s usually my husband who eggs her on to do this while he laughs, […]

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Almost 2 years now…

| December 16, 2013 | 4 Comments
Almost 2 years now…

As a mother, and I don’t know where the time went. But I think I said that at the one year mark as well. I was lucky enough to stay home with Mary for about 13 months. It was a fun time of outings to the library, weekly playgroup with friends, and reading. We enjoyed […]

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Jaws, drool, and my poor nipples

| September 16, 2013 | 3 Comments
Jaws, drool, and my poor nipples

My daughter is teething.  In fact… She has been ‘teething’ for months now, drooling like a mastiff and biting anything and everything she could get her gums on for 5 long months. Maybe cause she’s my 3rd chomper jaws wannabe baby, or maybe the sudden onset of uncontrollable crying months after the colics have disappeared, […]

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Things I Miss About Having a Baby (and things I don’t!)

| September 2, 2013 | 8 Comments
Things I Miss About Having a Baby (and things I don’t!)

Things I miss The instinctive way that babies wrap those tiny little hands around your finger Watching them sleep on their back with both arms spread out on either side That ‘gummy’ smile The ‘two bottom teeth’ smile The head tilt to the side when they want to nurse Those outstretched arms and smiles when […]

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Musical Magic with Skating Indoors

| March 25, 2013 | 5 Comments
Musical Magic with Skating Indoors

Spring is coming, but before we say a final goodbye to winter try this fun musical activity. In our Kindermusik classes, we have “skated” indoors to music. A waltz works best. Try the Blue Danube Waltz by Strauss. Older children will enjoy using paper plates or wax paper for skates to slide around the room. […]

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