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Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa

| December 24, 2019 | 12 Comments
Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa

Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa Bright lights. This is one of the Christmas traditions my children and I love to see around the holidays season. We get a sense of wonder and delight at how lights can make whatever they adorn magical. When we heard that Glow Ottawa was coming to Canada’s capital, […]

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Review: Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

| February 8, 2018 | 20 Comments
Review: Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

Review: Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland On select Sundays and Tuesdays, Walt Disney World offers a special event at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park called Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland. Tickets to this event must be purchased separately, it is not included with your Walt Disney World park tickets. Theme park admission is required […]

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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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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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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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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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The Imagination Movers “Back in Blue” – An Interview

| September 16, 2014 | 5 Comments
The Imagination Movers “Back in Blue” – An Interview

If you’re a parent of a preschooler then you have probably heard of the Imagination Movers. Fans young and old will be thrilled to hear that this fun and energetic band is taking their hit Disney Junior television show on the road in a rock-concert style event that is sure to knock your kid’s socks off […]

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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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Review: DisneyLive Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show

| March 20, 2014 | 2 Comments
Review: DisneyLive Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show

I had the great privilege of reviewing  ‘Mickey’s Rockin Roadshow’.  Even more excited then I was, were my two daughters. They are four years old and in love with the whole mickey mouse crew.  They have seen the commercials on Disney Junior for the show and were ecstatic to know that we were going to […]

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Get Fit and Have Fun with GoodLife Fitness JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™!

| March 7, 2014 | 3 Comments
Get Fit and Have Fun with GoodLife Fitness JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™!

  I did it! I took part in the  JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ class exclusive to GoodLifeFitness and led by Jillian Michaels herself! I was a little nervous at first because I had not been to a gym in ages, but everyone at GoodLife Fitness was nice and friendly. They helped to put my nerves at ease. […]

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Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic (REVIEW)

| February 26, 2014 | 13 Comments
Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic (REVIEW)

I think that “magic” is the perfect word to describe this show. Having never been to anything like this as a child, I had no expectations, and was blown away by what I saw. The anticipatory buzz was already in the air at the Canadian Tire Centre before anyone took their seats. At 6pm when […]

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Review: Ottawa 67’s Game-Family Fun!

| February 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
Review: Ottawa 67’s Game-Family Fun!

My husband is a huge hockey fan. He loves the sport. TSN and CBC ‘hockey night in Canada’ are regular channels in our house.  He has made a conscious effort to share his love of the game with our three children. We were given the opportunity to review a 67’s game. That is right up […]

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D-D-D-D-Dora The Explorer Live! A Review

| November 14, 2013 | 8 Comments
D-D-D-D-Dora The Explorer Live!  A Review

Where do you find a rowdy crowd, loud music, and a whole lot of kids having fun? No, it’s not a concert during frosh week, but rather a Dora the Explorer Live at Centrepointe Theater! On Sunday, November 2nd, my 2 ¾ year old son, my 6 year old niece, and my sister and I […]

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Review: Soul of Discipline lecture with Kim John Payne

| November 14, 2013 | 5 Comments
Review: Soul of Discipline lecture with Kim John Payne

I was blessed with the task to attend and review a lecture By Kim John Payne. He is the author of ‘Simplicity Parenting’ and a collaborator in many other books along the lines of simplicity and parenting. I was excited to attend his lecture, as his book is one that I have read cover to […]

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“Being That Mom” – An Evening with Tina O’Connor

| October 17, 2013 | 3 Comments
“Being That Mom” – An Evening with Tina O’Connor

I had the pleasure of meeting Tina O’Connor, the CEO and inspiration behind Be That Books Publishing, and author of Be That Books series.  The book signing was for her new book, Be That Mom, and instructional and inspirational book helping all moms to relax and begin to enjoy more of their time.  She began […]

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Ottawa International Children’s Festival Review ~ A Chicken, a Street Dance, and a Red Balloon

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ottawa International Children’s Festival Review ~ A Chicken, a Street Dance, and a Red Balloon

  The Ottawa International Children’s Festival caught my attention a few years ago. I was intrigued by the festival, which brings live children’s theatre from throughout Canada and the world to Ottawa each spring at a reasonable, family friendly price. The festival runs mainly during the school week to attract the end-of-the-year school field trips, […]

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Review of Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon

| May 30, 2013 | 5 Comments
Review of Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon

The story begins, as those on the show, in the bedroom of Toopy and Binoo and soon moves from there to under the sea and finally to outer space. This musical features a series of song and dance numbers and very little dialogue – a key element in keeping the young audience engaged and entertained. […]

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Spectacular Time at National We Day!

| May 8, 2013 | 3 Comments
Spectacular Time at National We Day!

I first heard about We Day last year when one of their representatives emailed me to ask if I would promote their event on the OMC website. I have to say that I was quite intrigued by this organization, and what they were all about. I went on their website to check them out, and […]

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Harlem Globetrotters Show a Slam Dunk ~ Thursday Reviews

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Harlem Globetrotters Show a Slam Dunk ~ Thursday Reviews

When I heard that I was going to the Harlem Globetrotters basketball game show at the Scotiabank Place, I couldn’t help but be excited.  I remember when I was growing up I would go and see them at Lansdowne Park.  I was happy to see that the basketball game and performance hasn’t changed much, they still […]

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Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After – A Review

| March 7, 2013 | 2 Comments
Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After – A Review

As soon as we sat in our seats for Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After, my daughter noticed lanterns hidden high up near the lights and then the excitement took over, “Mom! Look! Rapunzel’s birthday lanterns!” Her enthusiasm remained for the duration of the two hour show. The show begins with about a dozen talented […]

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