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10 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa

| February 7, 2018 | 5 Comments
10 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa

10 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa   Get ready, Ottawa! Many of the schools in the city are gearing up for a 4-day weekend to celebrating Family Day! You don’t have plans for this weekend? No problem! We have you covered with our guide of things to do and see around the city to […]

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Five Easy Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs! #Bayer

| January 31, 2018 | 9 Comments
Five Easy Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs! #Bayer

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. With February just around the corner, and the excitement and buzz from the holiday season now long gone, it’s easy to start feeling the “Winter blahs” from our dreadful Canadian winters! All this snow, […]

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Imagine This: Titus Mountain Ski Center in Malone, NY

| January 30, 2018 | 5 Comments
Imagine This: Titus Mountain Ski Center in Malone, NY

Imagine a place where the musky scent of fresh-burning logs forever fills your senses; where the notes of nostalgia envelope you like an old friend, where the air is crisp and invigorating. Imagine a place that is surrounded by snow-capped hills and lush, green mountains; a place that brings you warmth even when it’s cold. […]

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Fall In Love With Year Round Gardening

| January 17, 2018 | 6 Comments
Fall In Love With Year Round Gardening

Fall In Love With Year Round Gardening Winter can feel like a long season of waiting when you’ve got a green thumb. Gardeners get put on hold when the snow starts to fall. The season may give you some time to plan their plants for the spring, but it can feel like a long wait […]

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18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2018 | 5 Comments
18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

18 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 […]

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Family Fun Times at Winterlude

| January 10, 2018 | 7 Comments
Family Fun Times at Winterlude

Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, is held in Ottawa–Gatineau each February. The three fun-filled weekends of Winterlude are guaranteed to make the spirit of winter come alive.     History of Winterlude Winterlude was created by the NCC in 1979 to celebrate Canada’s unique northern climate and culture.  Dates and Admission to Winterlude The three weekends are […]

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Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region

| January 4, 2018 | 14 Comments
Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region

    Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region   Winter arrived this weekend with a few inches of snow on the ground. It’s a perfect time to start thinking about enjoying one of Canada’s favourite wintertime activities in the months to come: an old-fashioned sleigh ride. It’s such a serene activity to help reconnect with […]

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5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians

| December 6, 2017 | 14 Comments
5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians

5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians Winter is a great time for families to get out and enjoy themselves. As long as you are dressed for the weather, the world beyond your front door is a wonderland for a whole new type of adventures to explore. This time of year […]

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Ride the Path with Polar Stroller Skis! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/10

| November 13, 2017 | 55 Comments
Ride the Path with Polar Stroller Skis! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/10

    Ride the Path with Polar Stroller Skis! Polar Stroller is a small family business (husband & wife team) in Calgary, who design and manufacture skis for strollers and bike trailers in Canada. They first designed their products for their own personal use, to be able to continue to enjoy winter walks with their […]

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Delicious Tomato Basil Soup In A Bread Bowl Recipe

| March 24, 2017 | 27 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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Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

| October 17, 2016 | 68 Comments
Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

When you start hearing about about skates, helmets and tournaments – oh my, it must be hockey season! My son started playing house league hockey when he was 5 years old and stopped when he was 15. My husband also volunteered as an assistant coach and helped the players improve their hockey skills while having fun on […]

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7 Staycation Tips for a Week of Fun ~ Giveaway CAN 04/10

| March 8, 2016 | 101 Comments
7 Staycation Tips for a Week of Fun ~ Giveaway CAN 04/10

  7 Staycation Tips for a Week of Fun   Usually for March Break, our family stays in Ottawa and spends time relaxing at home after a long winter, snowshoeing, visiting local museums, or going to my favourite malls for spring shopping; however this year, I was invited with my daughter to a media trip in Toronto and will be taking […]

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Tackle That Linen Closet…You’ll Feel Better!

| February 17, 2016 | 9 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 | 5 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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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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Get Ready for Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic! #Giveaway #DisneyOnIce ~ Ottawa 01/25

| January 11, 2016 | 72 Comments
Get Ready for Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic! #Giveaway #DisneyOnIce ~ Ottawa 01/25

My kids are HUGE Disney fans! They love watching their favourite stories and tales that Disney has shared with families for many years, and it is fun for us to watch along with them. Now that they are old enough to start having their own favourite Disney characters, I cannot wait for them to experience […]

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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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Montebello 2.0

| March 18, 2015 | 12 Comments
Montebello 2.0

Many of you know that last year we started what will be a tradition for our family – going to Montebello for Family Day weekend with Mary’s cousins. This year, we had a bit of a hiccup since Jon wasn’t feeling well, but overall, the trip was again a complete success. We did a few […]

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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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Our “Alternative” Christmas

| January 12, 2015 | 14 Comments
Our “Alternative” Christmas

In the fall, I learned that my brother- and sister-in-law were planning to meet up with her side of the family in Barbados for Christmas. Her family is all in England, making time together harder to come by. Since Christmas is one of my favourite holidays, and Mary, now 3, was for the first time […]

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The NCC Officially Opens it’s 2015 Rideau Canal Skateway Season Today!

| January 10, 2015 | 9 Comments
The NCC Officially Opens it’s 2015 Rideau Canal Skateway Season Today!

The NCC kicks off it’s 45th season of the Rideau Canal Skateway today on Saturday January 10th, 2015. Not all section of the Canal is open. To keep up to date with the ice conditions, you can download the Mobile Applications for Android and iPhone, which provides ice conditions, a Skateway map, a listing of available services […]

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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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Keeping Safe While Driving During Deer Season

| January 31, 2014 | 16 Comments
Keeping Safe While Driving During Deer Season

This time of year all across Eastern Ontario, a significant number of deer can be found on the highway. Unfortunately, deer-vehicle collisions have killed or seriously injured people all across the province in great numbers. According to the provincial government, most deer-vehicle accidents occur between dusk and dawn on straight stretches of road, especially in high-deer density areas […]

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