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Making an Impact: The WE Store Opens at CF Rideau Centre

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Making an Impact: The WE Store Opens at CF Rideau Centre

Making an Impact: The WE Store Opens at CF Rideau Centre A store that inspires a social movement for change? That is what the WE Store is all about. They have opened their doors at the Cadillac Fairview Rideau Centre (CF Rideau Centre).  Ottawa Mommy Club was invited to get a sneak peek of the […]

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Getting into Gear at the #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast

| May 13, 2016 | 12 Comments
Getting into Gear at the #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast

  Getting into Gear at the #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast Over the past few years, there has been a shift in people becoming more conscious about where their food and products are coming from.  People are looking more into purchasing products that help to sustain the resources of our planet. Some of the solutions these companies […]

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Essential Oils To Diffuse at Home With Baby

| August 25, 2015 | 11 Comments
Essential Oils To Diffuse at Home With Baby

Essential oils can be a great way to help your baby through common baby ailments and fussy days. In fact, a lot of the well known baby soothing products on the market include popular essential oil ingredients, because they are the safest things to use with little ones. Diffusing these oils at home with baby […]

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DIY Healing Spray

| August 3, 2015 | 14 Comments
DIY Healing Spray

DIY Healing Spray (Great for array of skin ailments and irritations) 1 cup rose water ½ cup aloe vera juice 1 tbsp jojoba oil 10 drops lavender essential oil 1 fine mist amber spray bottle (avoid clear bottles, they can’t protect the properties in essential oils, glass is also preferred but not a must…) Directions: […]

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Essential Oils to Use During Pregnancy

| July 28, 2015 | 10 Comments
Essential Oils to Use During Pregnancy

Like all things you expose yourself to during pregnancy, you need to take care with essential oils. These oils have been used for aromatherapy for centuries, and have many beneficial effects on the body and mood, but at the same time you do not want to use any that are detrimental for your health, or […]

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3 Essentials for Summer Outdoor Adventures!

3 Essentials for Summer Outdoor Adventures!

Summer is here! Here’s a list of 3 essentials for healthy summer outdoor adventures: 1. A glass or stainless steel water bottle.  A re-usable water bottle helps the environment and keeps kids hydrated.  You will also avoid excessive bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from plastic water bottles that are left sitting in the hot sun for […]

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Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm Review

| June 18, 2015 | 11 Comments
Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm Review

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm REVIEW “A Hint of Color that Cares for your Lips” Shade: Honeysuckle Cost: $7.99 Size: 4.25g Burt’s Bees has rocketed from a small company in Maine, USA to everyone’s pocket chap-stick. They pulled-off this marketing marverick by returning to natural ingredients and of course- beeswax to fix chapped lips. Their […]

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Responsible Eating Made Delicious with Kashi #PlantItForward Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 06/30

| June 3, 2015 | 76 Comments
Responsible Eating Made Delicious with Kashi #PlantItForward Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 06/30

My family has been slowly learning to eat better since my other half decided to eat less meat and junk food. We are always on the look-out for healthier and delicious choices for our kids to enjoy since they love sugary snacks. We also like finding food that is sourced responsibly so we know that […]

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Piggy Paint Review

Piggy Paint Review

Piggy Paint Review *A Kid-Friendly Nail Polish Alternative* Being a little girl and applying nail polish go together like Barbie and Ken. It’s a benchmark ladies start as kids and continue into adulthood without a blink. Who wants to deny any princess pretty fingertips but considering all of the toxic ingredients contained in nail polish, […]

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Registration for the Tim Hortons Spring Cleaning the Capital is now open!

| March 16, 2015 | 5 Comments
Registration for the Tim Hortons Spring Cleaning the Capital is now open!

Cleaning the Capital WIN PRIZES! Register your cleanup online or by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) until May 15th, 2015.   Register before April 14th for a chance to win an early bird prize generously sponsored by Tim Hortons. Register today and join thousands of community volunteers that help keep Ottawa clean, green, graffiti-free and litter-free! You can […]

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Sharing My #FirstCrush with My Kids and UsedEverywhere.com

| February 2, 2015 | 5 Comments
Sharing My #FirstCrush with My Kids and UsedEverywhere.com

I was a child of the ’80s. Bright colours, loud noises and fun and inventive products were flooding the shelves of the toy stores my family would go to when I was a little girl that, of course, I would stand in front of and would beg my mom to have. Now that I am […]

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My Family’s Fall Clean-Up with Seventh Generation Disinfecting Cleaners – #Review and #Giveaway~ CAN 11/23

| October 30, 2014 | 65 Comments
My Family’s Fall Clean-Up with Seventh Generation Disinfecting Cleaners – #Review and #Giveaway~ CAN 11/23

Now that autumn is in full swing, this signals the start of my family’s Big Fall Clean-Up around my home. We do a huge cleaning inside and outside of our home. This year, we can even enlist our younger kids to help us get all of our chores on our Fall Clean-Up To-Do List as […]

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A Round-Up of End of Life Electronics: #WhereAreYoursHiding?

| October 29, 2014 | 10 Comments
A Round-Up of End of Life Electronics: #WhereAreYoursHiding?

Halloween is just days away, and this is usually the time of year when items are found hiding in the strangest places around the home. This is usually the case for unwanted or out-of-date electronics and devices as well. Since most families do not keep electronics that they no longer use in one specific spot […]

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Recycle Your Unwanted Electronics to See #WhatsInsideYours

| October 6, 2014 | 12 Comments
Recycle Your Unwanted Electronics to See #WhatsInsideYours

Families are becoming more reliant on technology to get through life nowadays. I remember when we wrote letters and called to stay in touch with people, read the morning newspaper to catch up on what was happening in the world, and either wrote out or clacked away on a typewriter to write out a report. […]

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The Sensi WiFi Thermostat – A (warm welcome) Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

| September 25, 2014 | 69 Comments
The Sensi WiFi Thermostat – A (warm welcome) Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

I titled this post “A (warm welcome) review” because the Sensi Thermostat ensured my house gave me a warm welcome after a weekend away at an unseasonably cool time of year. My family and I travel quite a bit and because we try to be frugal, we tend to adjust the temperature to avoid wasteful heating […]

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Me to We Partners with Staples and ACCO to Revolutionize Back-to-School Shopping and #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/01

| August 4, 2014 | 100 Comments
Me to We Partners with Staples and ACCO to Revolutionize Back-to-School Shopping and #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/01

For the first time ever, students and parents across Canada have the power to make a difference with their back-to-school purchases and help thousands of children in Latin America, Africa and Asia receive access to education. Me to We, in partnership with Staples and ACCO Brands, launched its first line of eco-friendly school supplies with […]

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Surviving Carless Errand Runs with Kids

| July 17, 2014 | 13 Comments
Surviving Carless Errand Runs with Kids

As a busy mom of three very rambunctious children, I have had to learn how to get things done. Running errands is no small feat for me when I am flying solo, but I also want to try and make it fun, too. This is how we roll when I errands with my entourage:  This […]

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A Really Really Free Market is this Saturday!

| June 10, 2014 | 4 Comments
A Really Really Free Market is this Saturday!

Date:         Saturday, June 14, 2014 Time:         8:00am – 3:00pm Place:        206 Montreal Rd,                    Vanier ON Price:         Absolutely FREE REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET DROP WHAT YOU DON’T WANT; TAKE WHAT YOU NEED!  EVERYTHING IS FREE!  A Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a giant flea market with no price tags. The purpose is to help people […]

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Tim Hortons Celebrates Earth Day in a Special Way and Win a Prize Pack ~ CAN 06/02

| May 12, 2014 | 98 Comments
Tim Hortons Celebrates Earth Day in a Special Way and Win a Prize Pack ~ CAN 06/02

Starting March 2014, all newly built and renovated Tim Hortons restaurants across North America will be outfitted with energy-efficient Philips LED lighting. By the end of 2014, 485 restaurants will take part in the conversion program and all of the more than 4,400 restaurants are anticipated to take part in the program by 2024. At the […]

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I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

| April 22, 2014 | 4 Comments
I Attended National We Day in #Ottawa Thanks to Telus

As a teacher of Civics and law, I have had many opportunities to talk with students about volunteering for great causes. At one of the schools I used to work at, they had a Free the Children Club who continuously worked hard at raising money, and raising awareness. Although I was familiar with We Day […]

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terra20 Earth Day Celebration is on Saturday April 19th!

| April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments
terra20 Earth Day Celebration is on Saturday April 19th!

terra20 Earth Day Celebration Saturday April 19, 2014 from 12 pm to 4 pm terra20 Pinecrest – 2685 Iris Street, Ottawa On Saturday, April 19th terra20 is holding a fun family-oriented Earth Day event at our Pinecrest store that will get the whole family thinking—and acting—green! Kids will love the fun activities that will teach them […]

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Easy Homemade Bird Feeders

| April 3, 2014 | 32 Comments
Easy Homemade Bird Feeders

As spring arrives it’s a great opportunity to get your family outdoors and show them how fun it can be to feed the birds. Recently, my daughter’s Sparks unit made these simple to make bird feeders from items you can easily find around the house. Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder This one is my daughter’s […]

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Smiths Farms All Natural Products – Skincare That Works! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 04/14

| March 20, 2014 | 34 Comments
Smiths Farms All Natural Products – Skincare That Works! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 04/14

It’s been a long winter and goodness knows my skin has suffered. As a lifelong victim of chronic dry skin and eczema I am tired of having to depend on topical creams loaded with chemicals just to make my skin look and feel good. I am always looking for natural skincare products to help my […]

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Cruising with the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel~ Review

| March 20, 2014 | 5 Comments
Cruising with the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel~ Review

A few months ago I had the privilege of test driving a fuel efficient compact car. The test drive came at a time when my husband and I were trying to decide what to buy to replace our ten year old car. Although we liked the car, it was a little out of our price […]

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