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IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

| November 14, 2016 | 6 Comments
IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

  IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls Cybersecurity. The amount of crime being committed in this field is rapidly rising. It is also suffering from a shortage of 1.5 million people to help stop this crime from occurring. What is even more shocking is the lack of women working in this field. Did […]

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Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Ottawa

| June 23, 2016 | 9 Comments
Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Ottawa

Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Ottawa How awesome is it to find an event that will help create fun family bonding and lasting memories? Even Better? It’s FREE! Round up family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Arrive early, stake out your section of sand or grass. Bring a picnic, a blanket and a lawn chair, movies […]

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Star-Studded 2016 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala

| June 15, 2016 | 5 Comments
Star-Studded 2016 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala

   2016 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards are Canada’s most prestigious honour in the performing arts. Created in 1992 by the Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn (1934-2002), then Governor General of Canada, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards recognize Canada’s most accomplished performing artists.       Each year, Governor […]

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STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

| May 19, 2016 | 7 Comments
STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

  STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience   Star Trek fans, you won’t want to miss Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! It’s the must-see event this summer for the whole family, young and old!   I had the pleasure of attending the launch gala of the world premiere Star […]

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Acts of Kindness

| April 5, 2016 | 13 Comments
Acts of Kindness

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss   They may be small but they have such big hearts. It’s never too early to teach children the importance of paying it forward.    I think that all children are born with a sense of compassion – parents, teachers, aunts and uncles just need […]

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Taking In the Wonder of Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic! #Review #DisneyOnIce

| February 27, 2016 | 6 Comments
Taking In the Wonder of Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic! #Review #DisneyOnIce

  Mickey Mouse and a gang of his friends descended on the Canadian Tire Centre as their Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic brought up the curtain on their performance last night! My kids were as close as they could ever dream to some of their favourite characters as they skated, danced and sang […]

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

| August 27, 2015 | 7 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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Blueberries Farms in the Ottawa-Outaouais Region

| August 26, 2015 | 13 Comments
Blueberries Farms in the Ottawa-Outaouais Region

  Nothing beats picking your own fresh fruits like blueberries! You will find below a list of farms where you can bring the family and to let your kids explore and teach them about harvesting. If you are looking for a recipe idea using blueberries, you have to make the Blueberry Mini Baked Cake Donuts!   N.B. […]

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Six Reasons Calypso Waterpark Is the Perfect Date Destination for Adults

| August 4, 2015 | 13 Comments
Six Reasons Calypso Waterpark Is the Perfect Date Destination for Adults

Not long ago I wrote about family fun at Calypso Waterpark, but this time I am going to explain why Calypso is the perfect summer date day destination for adults (also known as, the big kids). My family hadn’t even left the Calypso parking lot when my husband exclaimed that he would return to Calypso in […]

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Free Outdoor Summer Movies: Friday Night Flicks ( Used to be Movies on the Beach)

| June 30, 2015 | 6 Comments
Free Outdoor Summer Movies: Friday Night Flicks ( Used to be Movies on the Beach)

  How awesome is it to find an event that will help create fun family bonding and lasting memories? Even Better? It’s FREE! One of my favourite summer family events is back. Movies On The Beach is now Friday Night Flicks! Round up family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Arrive early, stake out your section of […]

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Park-ticipate: Fun Free Weekly Themed Programs for Kids

| June 23, 2015 | 4 Comments
Park-ticipate: Fun Free Weekly Themed Programs for Kids

  Park-ticipate is a free drop-in weekly program run by the City of Ottawa during the summer months. It is offered at different Complexes and various local and rural parks throughout Ottawa East/West for children aged 4 to 10 years old. City Staff are highly trained for this fun-filled weekly themed program of crafts, games and […]

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Amazing Afternoon with The Norwegian Women Soccer Team #Ottawa #FIFAWWC2015

| June 9, 2015 | 5 Comments
Amazing Afternoon with The Norwegian Women Soccer Team #Ottawa #FIFAWWC2015

  Canada is hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup with its host cities in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Moncton, and of course, Ottawa. The competition has taken up like a storm with Canada’s diverse cultural communities cheering on their favourite country and teams. My family is a strong supporter of soccer (football), so we got in on […]

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Explore Ottawa’s Culture, History, and Architecture for Free at Doors Open Ottawa

| June 1, 2015 | 2 Comments
Explore Ottawa’s Culture, History, and Architecture for Free at Doors Open Ottawa

Gain access to the city’s most architecturally, historically, and functionally interesting buildings, many of which are not normally open to the public.  This year’s blockbuster building line-up includes over 120 sites!   The 14th annual architectural event celebrates Ottawa’s built heritage, and is always being held on the first weekend in June. Buildings from Carp to […]

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Family Fun at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival

| May 28, 2015 | 10 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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A Ladies’ Day Out at the Ottawa Spring National Women’s Show

| May 6, 2015 | 7 Comments
A Ladies’ Day Out at the Ottawa Spring National Women’s Show

I have not been on a Ladies’ Day with my friends in a while. Our lives are crazy, but I thought it was about time get together with one of my best friends to have a day together. Since my birthday was just around the corner, she suggested going out for lunch. I then heard […]

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Watching The Thrills and Skills of the Harlem Globetrotters

| May 4, 2015 | 7 Comments
Watching The Thrills and Skills of the Harlem Globetrotters

“Basketball is Life” has become a mantra in our home. I played the game throughout my teen years, and now my kids are in love the game. We even had to get each of them their own ball so they can practice their shots and their dribbling skills without having to share a ball. When […]

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Introducing Your Child to the Arts

| April 27, 2015 | 5 Comments
Introducing Your Child to the Arts

I have always had a love of the arts. While I’m not particularly skilled in fine art or music, I have always soaked up any opportunity to watch live music, theatre, or view art exhibits. So, it was only natural that I wanted to share this love with my daughter, who is almost four years […]

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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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Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival – A Rockin’ Review

| December 15, 2014 | 13 Comments
Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival – A Rockin’ Review

My daughter is a fan of all things Disney and has not only been to Magic Kingdom where she was lucky enough to witness the fun, dance, music and magic of their daily parades, but has also attended a couple of the Disney ice shows, which also feature the perfect mix of music and fun. […]

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Rockin’ Out with Will Stroet of Will’s Jams in Concert! #Review #Ottawa

| November 27, 2014 | 6 Comments
Rockin’ Out with Will Stroet of Will’s Jams in Concert! #Review #Ottawa

Award-winning bilingual children’s singer/song-writer, Will Stroet , began his tour through Ontario with a stop here in Ottawa! He and The Backyard Band performed at the Bronson Centre – Mac Hall. Rock the Arts, an Ottawa-based puppet company, was also on hand for the event, opening the concert for Will Stroet and the Backyard Band. […]

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Getting to Know Will Stroet of Will’s Jams

| November 17, 2014 | 7 Comments
Getting to Know Will Stroet of Will’s Jams

My children love music.  When they a great song, they cannot help but to get up and dance and sing along to it! I also love if there is a video for my children to watch so they can see the performer and have fun with them on the screen.  This is why we are […]

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Helping Babies In Need – One Diaper At A Time

| November 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
Helping Babies In Need – One Diaper At A Time

The fifth annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive supporting the Ottawa Food Bank is now underway. Diaper donations of any size, amount or brand can be dropped off at McDaniel’s Independent Grocer, 200 Grant Carmen Drive in Nepean anytime during regular store hours of 8 am to 11 pm. The event, started by Shauna Quinn in […]

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Falling for the Carp Fair

| October 16, 2014 | 6 Comments
Falling for the Carp Fair

I love the fall. Not only does it mean I can break out my plethora of sweaters and warm socks, but it means cozy evenings by the fire under my favourite blanket with a hot cocoa in hand, and colourful hikes along the many pathways and trails in and around Ottawa. It also means fairs! […]

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How Bowen Therapy Supports Cancer Patients

| September 16, 2014 | 4 Comments
How Bowen Therapy Supports Cancer Patients

Bowen Therapy, a gentle form of bodywork, is offered along with other complementary modalities by cancer clinics in the United Kingdom and Australia. As evidence of impressive results spreads around the world, the number of certified Bowenwork® practitioners in North America is increasing rapidly. Practitioners include registered massage therapists, nurses, naturopathic doctors, those with a […]

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