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Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

| May 20, 2016 | 5 Comments
Excitement and Learning for All at The Ottawa Children’s Festival! – #Review

One sign that spring has arrived for our family is when we attend the Ottawa Children’s Festival. We are always excited to see what will be in store for us with our annual visits. We are never disappointed with the world class performers that this festival attracts every year. It was their 31st year of […]

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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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Hoop Dreams Come True with the Harlem Globetrotters

| April 28, 2016 | 5 Comments
Hoop Dreams Come True with the Harlem Globetrotters

In their 90th year of entertaining fans across the globe, the Harlem Globetrotters are still able to wow a crowd! They made the Canadian Tire Centre one of the stops on their world tour to help celebrate this extraordinary anniversary. Both of my daughters love playing basketball, so getting this experience is a step towards […]

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Discover the Wonders of the Ottawa Children’s Festival! Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/06

| April 28, 2016 | 12 Comments
Discover the Wonders of the Ottawa Children’s Festival! Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/06

With the warmer weather back in Canada’s Capital, are you looking for something to do that the whole family will enjoy? Kids of all ages would love to attend this year’s Ottawa Children’s Festival! It returns to LeBreton Flats Park and the Canadian War Museum from May 10-15, 2016 with an amazing lineup to entertain […]

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Have a Glam Girl’s Night Out with Mother’s Day! #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/22

| April 16, 2016 | 100 Comments
Have a Glam Girl’s Night Out with Mother’s Day! #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/22

  Loved watching Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve? Garry Marshall is adding to his holiday-themed hits with his latest film from Elevation Pictures, Mother’s Day! Marshall has put together another ensemble cast tell an endearing and romantic story about everyone’s first love. This fun-filled film will be hitting theatres on April 29, 2016, just […]

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

| February 9, 2016 | 2 Comments
Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

  Kung Fu Panda 3 is directed by Jennifer Yuh and Alessandro Carloni, and the voice cast stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, J.K. Simmons, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu. It follows the continuing adventures of Po, voiced by Black, who is an unassuming hero. Po and his […]

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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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Freezing – Bigger, Bolder… Colder – Fantastic Family Holiday Fun in Ottawa! Review and Promo Code

| December 29, 2015 | 4 Comments
Freezing – Bigger, Bolder… Colder – Fantastic Family Holiday Fun in Ottawa! Review and Promo Code

Last year I kept hearing about a hysterical musical out of the Gladstone Theatre called Freezing. I had thought about taking my family to see it, but with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season time slipped away and before I knew it, Freezing was no longer running.     Luckily, Freezing has become […]

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Wrap Up Some Holiday Magic with The Magic Gift Shop at CF Rideau Centre! ‪#‎CFMagicGiftWorkshop‬

| November 25, 2015 | 4 Comments
Wrap Up Some Holiday Magic with The Magic Gift Shop at CF Rideau Centre! ‪#‎CFMagicGiftWorkshop‬

Get ready to see some magic, Ottawa, as Cadillac Fairview (CF) properties is helping Canadian families feel some holiday spirit! CF Rideau Centre will offer shoppers a seasonal spectacle with an interactive experience called the Magic Gift Workshop! Within The Magic Gift Shop, shoppers will meet the newest members of Santa’s team: The Tufties! They […]

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Let Kids Relax and Imagine with The Bodhi Tree and Stacey – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

| November 16, 2015 | 16 Comments
Let Kids Relax and Imagine with The Bodhi Tree and Stacey – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

My kids can be, well, a bit rambunctious. They like to get outside and run around, exploring the world in front of them. They are also captivated by all of the sights and sounds around them when they are out and about at school or when running errands with me. Since they are 4 and […]

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Come Out and Celebrate The Ottawa Senators Home Opener with Canadian Tire! #Contest #TMLTalk #GoSensGo #CTHockeyTruck

| October 6, 2015 | 5 Comments
Come Out and Celebrate The Ottawa Senators Home Opener with Canadian Tire! #Contest #TMLTalk #GoSensGo #CTHockeyTruck

Get those Sens jerseys out and ready, Ottawa! The 2015-2016 Ottawa Senators hockey season is about to kick off! Their first home game gets under way on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Canadian Tire Centre! Excited yet? Well, Canadian Tire wants Sens fans to get even more excited about this season by holding the […]

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Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

| October 6, 2015 | 45 Comments
Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

I love learning. It keeps my mind sharp and I am entertained when I find out about new things. I also enjoy picking up more information about subjects I already have an interest in. I get more insight into this topic, and I feel that much smarter. That is why I am glad DK Canada […]

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

| August 27, 2015 | 6 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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Love Under the Stars with The Odyssey Theatre! – A Review

| August 20, 2015 | 5 Comments
Love Under the Stars with The Odyssey Theatre! – A Review

      Get ready for a evening of wonder and delight as The Odyssey Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer! They opened their Theatre Under the Stars performances with a series of three plays entitled Things We Do For Love: A Spanish Night of Theatre, directed by Laurie Steven.  This year’s performances run […]

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Marvel Universe Live in Ottawa ~ A Review

| August 13, 2015 | 11 Comments
Marvel Universe Live in Ottawa ~ A Review

I stood at the front door and yelled. ” Avengers Assemble!” Captain America and Spider-man came running at me and then through me out the door, to the car and they hopped in. One quick picture and we were off to see Marvel Universe Live at the Canadian Tire Centre and all their favourite super heroes […]

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Travel the World from Home with DK Canada – Review and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 09/08

| August 6, 2015 | 67 Comments
Travel the World from Home with DK Canada – Review and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 09/08

Though I have not done enough of it in my lifetime, I LOVE traveling! There is something about the thought of getting away to other parts of the country or to exotic locales a world away that makes me want to pack my family’s bags and explore. When this is not possible, I turn to […]

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Experience Wizard of Oz at the Drive-in of the Cumberland Museum on Saturday August 22nd

| August 4, 2015 | 3 Comments
Experience Wizard of Oz at the Drive-in of the Cumberland Museum on Saturday August 22nd

Do you just love the entire movie? Or maybe there’s one particular character who keeps you coming back. Whatever it is, you won’t want to miss The Wizard of Oz on the big screen from the comfort of your car and while snacking on vintage concessions! The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is presenting the Wizard […]

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A Swashbuckling Time at Pirate Adventures – Review and Tickets Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide ~ Ottawa Area 08/02

| July 9, 2015 | 61 Comments
A Swashbuckling Time at Pirate Adventures – Review and Tickets Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide ~ Ottawa Area 08/02

Pirates. My family loves them! They having pretend sword fights, trying to find illusive buried treasure, and saying “Arrrrrrrrr!” while they do it all. The one of the aspects of pirate life we have yet to experience is getting to sail the open seas to put all of our “pirate skill sets” into play. We […]

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Odyssey Theatre Brings Puppet Shows to the Park and Tickets Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/17

| June 29, 2015 | 15 Comments
Odyssey Theatre Brings Puppet Shows to the Park and Tickets Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/17

    Odyssey Theatre brings puppet shows to the park Lighter than Air floats into Strathcona Park Odyssey’s Theatre Under the Stars partners with Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre to bring entertaining and educational shows to the outdoor stage. To accompany their main show, The Things We Do For Love, there are youth matinees for […]

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Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

| June 25, 2015 | 51 Comments
Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

It’s summertime, and my other half’s birthday is just around the corner. He is a hard person to choose a great gift for because he will go out and buy what he likes on the spur of the moment. One idea I had for choosing the perfect gift for him would be to look at […]

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Michel Lauzière at the Ottawa Children’s Festival

Michel Lauzière at the Ottawa Children’s Festival

Earlier in the Spring, I was contacted by the Ottawa International Children’s Festival and invited to take my family to a show of our choice in exchange for cartooning about our experience. How’s that for an awesome deal? I was honoured and psyched all at once.  In case you aren’t familiar with it (and I […]

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A Ladies’ Day Out at the Ottawa Spring National Women’s Show

| May 6, 2015 | 6 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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