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5 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Montebello #OutaouaisFun

| November 24, 2015 | 10 Comments
5 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Montebello #OutaouaisFun

Montebello is located in the Papineau Regional County Municipality of Western Quebec in the Outaouais region. It’s about 45 minutes north-east of Ottawa. I had the pleasure of visiting this picturesque city with my family this summer and would like to share my 5 favourite attractions to visit in Montebello.     ChocoMotive ChocoMotive is an artisanal […]

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Unforgettable Experience at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello #MomentsLCM #OutaouaisFun

| October 22, 2015 | 9 Comments
Unforgettable Experience at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello #MomentsLCM #OutaouaisFun

    Fairmont Le Château Montebello was founded in 1930 as a private club. At the time, it was quite an extraordinary amazing achievement as the red cider pavilion was built-in only 4 months. Up to 1970, le Château was used as a retreat for the “Seigniory Club”, where members from Canadian businesses and the political world such as Prime Minister Lester […]

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Amazing Time at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

| October 8, 2015 | 9 Comments
Amazing Time at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

  Amazing Time at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun My family and I have never been to Parc Omega, located in the beautiful and picturesque Montebello area in the Outaouais region. Somehow, I thought the Parc was seeing a few animals on the trails while passing by in your vehicle with a picnic area. Talk about not informing […]

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Go Back In Time At Upper Canada Village

| September 24, 2015 | 10 Comments
Go Back In Time At Upper Canada Village

Prior to our most recent visit, the last time my family and I were at Upper Canada Village was during their annual Alight the Night festival (in minus 30 degree weather). And while I highly recommend visiting the village at that festive time of year I also recommend visiting every other time of year – including […]

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End of Summer Fun at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival #OutaouaisFun

| September 17, 2015 | 6 Comments
End of Summer Fun at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival #OutaouaisFun

I had always wanted to go to the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, so when I was offered passes for the purposes of a review I couldn’t resist! September 3rd to the 7th, 2015 marked the 28th edition of the festival and although the weather was less than cooperative for lift off, there was still […]

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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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Love Under the Stars with The Odyssey Theatre! – A Review

| August 20, 2015 | 6 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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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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Family Fun at Calypso Waterpark

| July 9, 2015 | 15 Comments
Family Fun at Calypso Waterpark

When Calypso Waterpark first opened several years ago I was excited to check it out, but was hesitant because my daughter was young. But, when I was recently presented with the opportunity to visit Calypso for the purpose of a blog review I agreed, knowing it was the perfect chance to see and experience Calypso with […]

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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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Montebello 2.0

| March 18, 2015 | 13 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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Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy (A Review)

| February 26, 2015 | 9 Comments
Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy (A Review)

My daughter and I have been to several Disney on Ice shows as well as Disney Live! Mickey’s Rocking Road show. At the moment, her favourite Disney character is Bullseye from the beloved trilogy of Toy Story movies, so when she saw a commercial for Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy she was ecstatic at […]

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Ottawa Preschool Pool Crawl

| November 28, 2014 | 26 Comments
Ottawa Preschool Pool Crawl

As a former competitive swimmer, lifeguard, coach and all round lover of water I couldn’t wait to have kids so I could push them into my sport and live vicariously through them. Wait… that’s not right. I mean, I couldn’t wait to share my love of water with them. Yes! That’s what I meant. Either way, as soon […]

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A West-end Treasure: St Martin’s Nursery School #Ottawa

| November 11, 2014 | 7 Comments
A West-end Treasure: St Martin’s Nursery School #Ottawa

Imagine a school where children (aged 2 1/2 to 5) feel welcome and comfortable.  They are warmly greeted by caring, kind teachers each day.  They engage in free play with a wide variety of stimulating, educational toys, which are rotated on a weekly basis.  Sensory activities including water, sand, and play dough, are offered daily. […]

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Imagination Movers! – A Review on their Recent Ottawa Concert!

Imagination Movers! – A Review on their Recent Ottawa Concert!

Recently my family and I got the chance to go see the all amazing Imagination Movers. My son Marshall is in love with them, and when I saw the chance to get to their show, I jumped on it! (Literally, I was laying in bed and I saw the opportunity to go and I jumped out […]

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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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Running Away For An Evening With The Shrine Circus!

| August 21, 2014 | 11 Comments
Running Away For An Evening With The Shrine Circus!

The Big Top was up at the RA Centre once again for the Shrine Circus’ annual visit to Canada’s capital! I decided to make this year’s trip to the Shrine Circus a “Ladies Night,” so I could spend some bonding time with my girls. It was my younger daughter’s first time attending an event such […]

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My Heart Belongs to Prince Edward Island

| August 19, 2014 | 26 Comments
My Heart Belongs to Prince Edward Island

I’ve been to Prince Edward Island (PEI) seven times and each time I go I don’t want to leave, and this time, we almost didn’t (but more about that another time). My heart belongs to PEI. I was married in Brackley, PEI, and every time my husband and I return we meet with the woman […]

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Curing the Summertime Blues at Calypso Theme Waterpark!

| August 14, 2014 | 24 Comments
Curing the Summertime Blues at Calypso Theme Waterpark!

Does your child have the mid-summertime blues? You know, where they have done everything they could think of to have fun, and are looking for somewhere to go to get some more fun in before summer vacation is through? One option to help cure your child’s summertime blues would be to take them to Calypso […]

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The New Parent Escape Uncensored ~ Hotel Indigo Ottawa

| July 31, 2014 | 8 Comments
The New Parent Escape Uncensored ~ Hotel Indigo Ottawa

It has been a very, very long time since my husband and I went for a couples only getaway. That’s right, a no kids allowed weekend! Our schedule did not permit us to go out of town, but we really wanted to take this time alone, so we decided to just spend a night on […]

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Fun in the Summer Sun at Calypso Theme Waterpark

| July 24, 2014 | 9 Comments
Fun in the Summer Sun at Calypso Theme Waterpark

It is summertime, it’s hot. And the wading pool in the backyard is just not cutting it for your little ones. What should you do? Solution: Calypso Theme Waterpark! My family was excited to be going to Calypso.  Before our visit to the park, I showed them all of the slides and the different areas […]

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Affordable, Family Friendly Fun at the Grand Canyon

| July 8, 2014 | 22 Comments
Affordable, Family Friendly Fun at the Grand Canyon

At one time or another, most families have dreamed of taking a road trip to the Grand Canyon. This spectacular natural wonder holds a special appeal for everyone from ages 5 to 95 and, best of all, it can be as affordable as it is family friendly. Here are 5 tips to get the most […]

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Fun Day at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum #FireFightersDay #DoorsOpenOttawa

| June 27, 2014 | 10 Comments
Fun Day at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum #FireFightersDay #DoorsOpenOttawa

On Sunday June 8th, I had the pleasure to attend a family gathering at the Cumberland Museum.  It is always a treat for me to visit this museum.  Bonus, close to my home.  This time adding to my delight, the presence of Firemen demonstrating their activities, and showing the young and older, what is entitled […]

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