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Bottle Drive Returns for Roger Neilson House On September 8-9

| September 3, 2018 | 6 Comments
Bottle Drive Returns for Roger Neilson House On September 8-9

THE HAPPIEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE The happiest moment of my life came on June 22, 2018, at the Roger Neilson House – a place that, I must admit, I didn’t know too much about, but a place that I knew I never wanted my children to ever have to go to.  As an employee […]

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Donate Your Spring Cleaning Items to these 5 Local Charities

| April 19, 2018 | 7 Comments
Donate Your Spring Cleaning Items to these 5 Local Charities

Spring in Ottawa means warmer weather, sunshine, birds chirping and tulips blooming. It’s also a time when we have the urge to clean out our home to get rid of items we no longer need or want. Instead of throwing these items away, consider donating them to local charities who will re-use, recycle and re-purpose […]

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Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

| January 8, 2018 | 3 Comments
Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International The New Year is here! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? It is great to do something that will restore your balance or improve yourself, but what about helping others? One of the things you can do to help others this New Year is […]

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Give to Help Others this Holiday Season with Cuso International

| December 21, 2017 | 9 Comments
Give to Help Others this Holiday Season with Cuso International

Give to Help Others this Holiday Season with Cuso International   Christmas. It is the time of the year when trying to find the perfect gift is on everybody’s mind. Sometimes, a great gift does not need to be wrapped or stuffed in a stocking. The gift of giving can be done by providing help […]

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Help Make an Impact this Holiday Season with ME to WE #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

| December 13, 2017 | 81 Comments
Help Make an Impact this Holiday Season with ME to WE #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

Help Make an Impact this Holiday Season with ME to WE The holiday season is the time of year when we are hustling and bustling to get gifts we need to wrap up and exchange them with family and friends. Have you finished all of your holiday gift shopping yet? No?  ME to WE wants […]

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Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing #ChurchAndDwight

| November 21, 2016 | 8 Comments
Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing #ChurchAndDwight

Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing!     I honestly think it’s definitely not our favourite look, but it’s for a good cause, so we’ll grin and bear the men in our lives growing a moustache in support of Movember.  Who encouraged the men in our lives to skip their […]

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Inspiring Day at WE Day Ottawa 2016 #WEDayMovement #Telus

| November 17, 2016 | 6 Comments
Inspiring Day at WE Day Ottawa 2016 #WEDayMovement #Telus

WE Day Ottawa November 9, 2016 started as a sombre day for many, as people across the world awoke to the results of the American election. Luckily for me, the day’s mood had a quick turnaround, as I attended high-energy, positive and inspiring WE Day Ottawa, along with 16,000 local students and educators. WE Day […]

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See How to #BecomeAFriend with Dementia Friends Canada

| September 19, 2016 | 10 Comments
See How to #BecomeAFriend with Dementia Friends Canada

    Were you aware that three out of four people know someone living with dementia? I was one of them. I say this because someone close to me had lived with this condition and is no longer with my family. This very special person was my grandfather. I have so many fond memories of […]

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Give and Take Campaign at Trade Secrets! #TSGT2016

| September 12, 2016 | 9 Comments
Give and Take Campaign at Trade Secrets! #TSGT2016

Trade Secrets is celebrating 10 years of giving! Trade Secrets launched again this year their Give and Take Campaign! Bring in a USED hair appliance (preferably gently used) to any store in Canada and get 50% of a NEW appliance (on select styles)! The appliances they collect will go to local charities! I really need […]

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Canadian Turkey: Not Only Served On Holidays ~ Recipe & Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 176 Comments
Canadian Turkey: Not Only Served On Holidays ~ Recipe & Giveaway CAN 07/25

When I hear of a meal consisting of turkey, I automatically think about serving it at Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter. Honestly, I don’t know why, it’s not as if a turkey is only available in the supermarkets during those months! It’s time I change my my way of thinking about when to cook and eat a […]

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Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day #Ottawa ~ June 2nd

| May 31, 2016 | 3 Comments
Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day #Ottawa ~ June 2nd

Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day     Local food producers and businesses will share some of the best that rural Ottawa has to offer, with all proceeds supporting the Ottawa Food Bank’s efforts to supply nutritious local ground beef to those in need. Join Deputy Mayor Bob Monette and Michael Maidment, the Executive […]

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Acts of Kindness

| April 5, 2016 | 11 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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Giving Back To Our Community #FeedItForward ~ Contest

| March 15, 2016 | 2 Comments
Giving Back To Our Community #FeedItForward ~ Contest

As parents, my husband and I really emphasized, since our children were young, the importance of giving back. Not only by making monetary contributions to the less fortunate, but also by giving our time and devoting effort to causes dear to our hearts and to local charitable organizations. It’s extremely important to give back to […]

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Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

| December 23, 2015 | 5 Comments
Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

CHANGING DIAPERS CHANGES LIVES     Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive aims to cover 10,000 bottoms by 2016 Well Ottawa, it’s that time of year again. Tis’ the season to drop a load….of diapers. The sixth annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive is currently underway with hopes of raising 10,000 diapers by 2016 for struggling […]

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Give and Learn with Earth Rangers! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

| November 25, 2015 | 43 Comments
Give and Learn with Earth Rangers! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

Kids love the holiday season! They love the lights, the sounds and the smells that are all around them at this time of the year. Kids also love getting gifts, and usually have a long list of items they would like to open on the big day. Have you thought about giving them a gift […]

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Give This Holiday Season with Staples and Me To We! #MoreSurprises #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

| November 23, 2015 | 50 Comments
Give This Holiday Season with Staples and Me To We! #MoreSurprises #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

Christmas has to be one of my favourite times of the year. I love when shops and homes are dressed up with lights and decorations, a warm cup of cocoa is always welcome, and hanging out with family and friends to celebrate the season is a lot of fun. I also like teaching my kids […]

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First Annual Clear the Room Cocktail Party ~ A Fundraiser for Causes People Don’t Like to Talk About

| November 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
First Annual Clear the Room Cocktail Party ~ A Fundraiser for Causes People Don’t Like to Talk About

  The First Annual “Clear the Room” Cocktail Party, a fundraising event for the benefit of “Voice Found” and the “Canadian Continence Foundation” championed by Ottawa’s very own Derick Fage of Daytime Ottawa! Derick Fage accepted the role as champion and ambassador for the Canadian Continence Foundation after he went public with his challenges living with chronic fecal incontinence. […]

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Spooktacular Halloween Bowlathon For CHEO Cardiac Kids!

| September 28, 2015 | 3 Comments
Spooktacular Halloween Bowlathon For CHEO Cardiac Kids!

Are you looking for a fun family fundraiser? It’s never too early or too late to teach your kids about the value in giving back and how to have fun while helping others. Since 2002, The Cardiology Department at The Children’s Hospital Of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has taken special care of my daughters’ hearts. I […]

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Call for Volunteers for Haunted Historic Village

| September 14, 2015 | 3 Comments
Call for Volunteers for Haunted Historic Village

  Coming this October, Ottawa’s most terrifying Halloween experience is back, and they want YOU to be a part of it! Help the Haunted Historic Village frighten it’s followers by joining their cast and crew. Roles are now open for hospitality service, and actors that have the skill to thrill!    Contact museums@ottawa.ca for more volunteering details. Must […]

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Eat at SUBWAY® Restaurants for a Great Cause This Summer! #YouShareWeShare #Ottawa

| July 21, 2015 | 4 Comments
Eat at SUBWAY® Restaurants for a Great Cause This Summer! #YouShareWeShare #Ottawa

Raising funds to help children and keeping the money raised in communities local is the aim of The Children’s Miracle Network. SUBWAY® Restaurants and SocialMoms invited Ottawa Mommy Club to help spread the word about what SUBWAY® Restaurants wants to do for the Children’s Miracle Network in the city of Ottawa through this sponsored post. […]

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Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

| June 2, 2015 | 7 Comments
Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

Postpartum Progress will be represented in Ottawa at a fundraising event called Climb Out of the Darkness. Postpartum Progress is a nonprofit organization. Each year the board elects to donate a percentage of funds raised by Climbs held in selected states / provinces to local, independent, registered nonprofit organizations that provide direct services, such as support groups, […]

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Tysen’s Mission To A Million

| May 27, 2015 | 5 Comments
Tysen’s Mission To A Million

You know those moments in life that make you go “WoW”? The ones really worth remembering? I had a big one while working at Ottawa Comic Con on Mother’s Day. And it wasn’t while interviewing a star in television, movies, comics, video games or cosplay. I met the most inspiring dude named Tysen. You’ll recognize […]

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Family Volunteering: A New Way to Travel this Summer

| May 19, 2015 | 15 Comments
Family Volunteering: A New Way to Travel this Summer

Summer is undoubtedly an exciting time for families. The kids have no school and their parents have the opportunity to spend valuable time with their children, often taking them on summer vacations. Instead of spending the holidays by the lake or an expensive city, it might be a nice change to take the entire family […]

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The Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada Introduces Hiya Into Their Collection! #Giveaway#HolidayGiftGuide CAN 12/16

| November 26, 2014 | 37 Comments
The Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada Introduces Hiya Into Their Collection! #Giveaway#HolidayGiftGuide CAN 12/16

For the past six years, Starlight Foundation ™ Canada have collaborated with Toys “R” Us to release a Limited Edition Starlight Bear in order to raise funds for the Starlight Foundation Canada. This year’s addition to this collection is Hiya, named and designed by brothers Matteo and Nicco who are both seriously ill children that […]

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