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Best Hockey Goalie Equipment In 2017

| August 2, 2017 | 5 Comments
Best Hockey Goalie Equipment In 2017

    Best Hockey Goalie Equipment In 2017   Every position in hockey has its role to play, but when your son or daughter picks up the mantle of the goal tender, they’ve chosen a unique role in the game. They also require a lot of unique equipment that leaves them flexible but fully protected. […]

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Delicious Tomato Basil Soup In A Bread Bowl Recipe

| March 24, 2017 | 22 Comments
Delicious Tomato Basil Soup In A Bread Bowl Recipe

Delicious Tomato Basil Soup Recipe Comfy food is acceptable any time of year! At our house, we eat a soup and a sandwich year round even when it’s very hot outside. It’s a great way to have your kids eat their vegetables. This delicious Tomato Basil Soup recipe and very creamy and tasty. Enjoy! For […]

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20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150

| February 15, 2017 | 12 Comments
20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150

20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150   2017 is the year for all Canadian to become excited as we begin to celebrate Canada 150th anniversary of confederation! There will be other festivities happening around our great nation, but nothing like what is going to happen in our nation’s capital! Take a look […]

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Protect Your Lawn and Garden Through the Winter

| January 17, 2017 | 2 Comments
Protect Your Lawn and Garden Through the Winter

     Protect Your Lawn and Garden Through the Winter Rain, snow, and freezing temperatures – it’s all part of winter in Ottawa. You can bundle yourself up or stay nice and toasty inside, but the frigid weather is taking its toll on your lawn and garden. What lawn and garden you say? Well, they’re […]

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5 Tips to Help Fight #BlueMonday

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
5 Tips to Help Fight #BlueMonday

  Tips to help fight #BlueMonday Have you heard of #BlueMonday? It’s the third Monday in January and the day that we feel most miserable after the holidays – likely because the holiday cheer has long faded, we’ve possibly already broken our New Year’s Resolution and it’s just oh so cold outside!  Below is a […]

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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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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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25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

| November 25, 2016 | 22 Comments
25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

The holiday season is upon us! With all of the hustle and bustle of upcoming celebrations before you, there should also be time to spend with your family to enjoy the season. Not sure what to do? There is so much to see and do in Ottawa during this time of year with your family. […]

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Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

| November 7, 2016 | 22 Comments
Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

  Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter Fit, Trim, and Healthy. Though these three concepts are commonly related, they do not all describe the same experience. Those who are healthy are not always fit or trim. Those who are trim are not always healthy. Not all of us want to be […]

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Disney Just Released Its 2017 Pricing, So Who Cares?

| July 25, 2016 | 12 Comments
Disney Just Released Its 2017 Pricing, So Who Cares?

Summer 2016 has just begun, you are enjoying the hot weather, cottage life, outdoor activities and BBQ’s. Your plans for 2017 are the furthest thing from your mind right now. You still have 6 months of 2016 to live to the fullest! Yet, if you are thinking of going on a 2017 vacation to Walt Disney […]

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Mittens

Mittens

Mittens. Everyone needs them for this Canadian winter, but there’s more to think about when getting a kid through the sledding and snowman season with warm hands. Some thoughts on the subject of mittens: – After ending the last 4 winters with only two mismatched lefties to show for our mitten collection (they’ve gone the […]

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Tackle That Linen Closet…You’ll Feel Better!

| February 17, 2016 | 8 Comments
Tackle That Linen Closet…You’ll Feel Better!

Let’s talk winter and your home. The holiday decorations are all put way and now what. Sometimes after the holidays and in the middle of winter, it’s nice for your decor to feel fresh and clean so this is an opportunity to focus on getting your closets organized. Gasp! Are you that person that throws […]

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Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

| February 15, 2016 | 4 Comments
Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

As 2016 is a leap year, I challenge you all: take advantage of the extra day! Try something you’ve never done before as a family and enjoy your time together by embracing the great Canadian Winter. For those living in the Ottawa-Outaouais region, we have created a guide that includes 16 winter family events and activities […]

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65 of the Most Delicious Homemade Soups

| February 12, 2016 | 5 Comments
65 of the Most Delicious Homemade Soups

  Soups On! I can eat soup year round even on a hot summer day (yes, that’s how much I love a bowl of soup), so when comes winter there is nothing more delicious than eating comfy food like a soup with a sandwich for lunch! A soup in a can is nothing compared to a yummy homemade […]

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Relieve Coughs and Colds Naturally with Boiron ~ Giveaway CAN 03/11

| February 11, 2016 | 82 Comments
Relieve Coughs and Colds Naturally with Boiron ~ Giveaway CAN 03/11

Coughs and colds have become the norm in our household since out younger daughter started school this year. It seems as though someone has been sick every week since September. We were getting tired of constantly being sick and endless doctor’s visit.     That is why I was really happy to have the chance […]

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Planning My Bahama Islands Bucket List to Escape Winter! #BahamasBucketList

| November 9, 2015 | 7 Comments
Planning My Bahama Islands Bucket List to Escape Winter! #BahamasBucketList

The drop in temperature has really got me longing for the lazy summer days that passed us by only a few short weeks ago. This got me thinking about places my family and I could go where we could kick back and soak up the sun for a few days. I spoke with my sister […]

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Nooo, Don’t Lick That

Nooo, Don’t Lick That

Parents of very young kids: Do you ever feel that your grand efforts to avoid the winter illnesses are exercises in futility? Yeah, me too, sometimes.  

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Getting a Cold? It’s Snow Joke!

| February 19, 2015 | 9 Comments
Getting a Cold? It’s Snow Joke!

It’s that time of the year again! After the holiday parties, you are back to work. You feel a little tickle in your throat. You feel a bit sluggish and achy. You are just not yourself. These symptoms may mean you are coming down with a cold or the flu. What do you do now? […]

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Family Fun Day at Kids & Company in Kanata on February 21st!

| February 12, 2015 | 1 Comment
Family Fun Day at Kids & Company in Kanata on February 21st!

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Family-Friendly Winter Events in Ottawa

| February 3, 2015 | 9 Comments
Family-Friendly Winter Events in Ottawa

On the bitterest of winter days in Ottawa, nothing beats snuggling up inside and spending quality time with the family. But for those itching to get outside, our great city has plenty of awesome family events and activities to enjoy this winter, like the following: Winterlude Ottawa residents are very lucky to be able to […]

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Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

| January 27, 2015 | 7 Comments
Winters Here: 5 Ways to Motivate Kids to Get Active

We know the benefits of raising active kids, but sometimes it is a chore just getting the kids up off the couch and away from the electronics.  Add to that the fewer hours of daylight and chillier temperatures and no one wants to go outdoors.  What can parents and caregivers do to motivate kids over […]

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Discovering The Wonder Inside Curiosity Box #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

| December 16, 2014 | 45 Comments
Discovering The Wonder Inside Curiosity Box #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

Picture this: It is a cold and snowy day. You have children at home who want to go outside, but it is just too cold and windy. Your kids are bored, and they do not want to play or watch television anymore. What can you do to keep your children entertained on days like this? […]

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3 Reasons to Supplement with Vitamin D this Winter

3 Reasons to Supplement with Vitamin D this Winter

Winter is approaching which means it is time to start thinking about supplementing with Vitamin D.  Of course, getting all your vitamins and minerals through food is ideal, however vitamin D is the exception and I recommend everyone should supplement with it for the following reasons: 1. Vitamin D is not available in food in […]

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Happy Kids, Happy Vacation Travel – Tips and Tricks

| March 4, 2014 | 11 Comments
Happy Kids, Happy Vacation Travel – Tips and Tricks

With March Break around the corner you may be getting ready to take a trip to the sunny South or a road trip to Gramma’s house. However long your vacation travel is, you’re going to need to be ready to keep your kiddies occupied and happy for the journey. Here are a few tips and […]

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