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Busy Moms Can Save Time and Money with the Instant Pot

| October 22, 2019 | 6 Comments
Busy Moms Can Save Time and Money with the Instant Pot

Busy Moms Can Save Time and Money with the Instant Pot We all know there’s a ton of hype surrounding the Instant Pot, but does that hype really hold up? Yes! In fact, the Instant Pot not only makes delicious meals, but it says you time and money. In other words, busy moms are definitely […]

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Tips to Plan for Your Children’s Future

| October 15, 2019 | 7 Comments
Tips to Plan for Your Children’s Future

Tips to Plan for Your Children’s Future Most parents worry about planning for their child’s future, and for good reason. It’s natural to be concerned about long-term goals, but achieving them can be a different matter. Do you know how much you should be saving and how? Not to mention the escalating costs of education. […]

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Now Accepting Product Submissions

| September 23, 2019 | 6 Comments
2019 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Now Accepting Product Submissions

2019 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Now Accepting Product Submissions We are preparing a Holiday Gift Guide full of product reviews for moms, dads, and children! It will run from mid October 2019 to mid December, 2019. By taking part in the Guide, it will give the opportunity for our members and followers, which are mostly moms and […]

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Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Hiring a Concrete Cutting Contractor

| September 11, 2019 | 3 Comments
Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Hiring a Concrete Cutting Contractor

With fall approaching, now’s a good time to get your home renovation project started. The colder season will bring unpredictability. Not only could a bad storm delay your project, but it may affect its quality. For example, if you need to get the cracks and potholes in your driveway repaired, then it’s advisable to do […]

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

| April 12, 2019 | 7 Comments
Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

Maple Bacon Cupcakes Did you ever think that bacon and maple syrup combined together could make a sweet and delicious cupcake? An awesome recipe that you can make all year round, but especially during the maple syrup season. Why not purchase some maple syrup at your favourite local sugar bush to create these all Canadian Maple Bacon Cupcakes! They certainly […]

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10 Disney Travel Tips for Adult First-Timers

| April 11, 2019 | 6 Comments
10 Disney Travel Tips for Adult First-Timers

After many months of learning how everything works at Disney, and experiencing it with my own eyes, I have compiled a list of 10 Disney Travel Tips for Adult First-Timers I’ve learned along the way that I wish I’d known before taking my first Walt Disney World trip! From the moment I saw my very […]

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Camp Quality: Creating Magic and Letting Kids be Kids #SensFoundation

| February 25, 2019 | 4 Comments
Camp Quality: Creating Magic and Letting Kids be Kids #SensFoundation

Camp Quality: Creating Magic and Letting Kids be Kids On Thursday February 28, the Ottawa Senators Foundation is hosting their annual telethon. A show dedicated to sharing stories about how your donations are making a difference for people and programs in our community like Camp Quality. This summer might still seem far away to most […]

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Super Easy Chicken Alfredo Bacon Penne Pasta Recipe

| February 7, 2019 | 5 Comments
Super Easy Chicken Alfredo Bacon Penne Pasta Recipe

Super Easy Chicken Alfredo Bacon Penne Pasta Recipe Pasta dishes are typically easy to throw together, which makes them the perfect choice for dinner after a hectic day. This recipe for Chicken Alfredo Bacon Penne is no exception. Chances are you already have all of the necessary ingredients to make it. It’s actually National Fettuccine […]

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Fun Additions to Your Home the Kids Will Love

| February 5, 2019 | 1 Comment
Fun Additions to Your Home the Kids Will Love

Fun Additions to Your Home the Kids Will Love If you just purchased one of the houses for sale in Ottawa or in any other city, and want to make the kids excited about living there, you might want to consider one of the fun additions that they’re sure to love. Enclosed Porch Playroom You […]

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

| January 1, 2019 | 6 Comments
Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions A New Year has come, and like many, you have made a resolution. The resolutions that people make can differ greatly, yet some seem to appear year after year, often for the same person. The following are the top 10 New Year’s resolutions: 1. Lose Weight This is one of […]

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Gift with Breakaway Experiences #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/21

| November 11, 2018 | 162 Comments
Gift with Breakaway Experiences #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/21

Gift with Breakaway Experiences Are you scratching your head trying to figure out what to get your loved ones this Christmas? We all want to give presents that will take a loved one’s breath away and which they’ll remember forever. Start early by thinking about what you’d like to surprise them with. One thing to remember – […]

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Super Easy DIY Bunny Headband For Kids

| March 12, 2018 | 5 Comments
Super Easy DIY Bunny Headband For Kids

Easter is right around the corner and if you’re looking for a fun and inexpensive craft for your kids to do, this is it. Not only is it something they can make, but they’ll be able to wear it. Kids are going to love making this Bunny Headband and, if you have little boys, you […]

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4 Fabulous Tips to Fight Back to School Germs!

| November 9, 2017 | 15 Comments
4 Fabulous Tips to Fight Back to School Germs!

4 Fabulous Tips to Fight Fall Germs!  The leaves are creating a colourful patch work blanket on the ground. The air is crisper. The kids are have their back to school routines down to a science. These are just a few tell-tale signs that fall is here to stay. You know what else happens during […]

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Discover Culture, Food and Fun in the Outaouais! #JoieDeVivre #OutaouaisFun

| August 1, 2017 | 6 Comments
Discover Culture, Food and Fun in the Outaouais! #JoieDeVivre #OutaouaisFun

Discover Culture, Food and Fun in the #Outaouais! #JoieDeVivre #OutaouaisFun   Picking a getaway destination soon? Have you considered visiting the Outaouais? Neighbouring Canada’s capital, the Outaouais is a beautiful and vibrant region that holds an abundance of activities for visitors to choose from. Want to discover culture, food and fun? The Outaouais holds all […]

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Easter Traditions Around the World

| April 12, 2017 | 7 Comments
Easter Traditions Around the World

  Easter Traditions Around the World Easter is celebrated all around the world but every country has its own unique way of celebrating. For example, in Canada and the United States, the Easter bunny and egg hunts are popular. Families gather together and enjoy decorating the boiled eggs all different colours before hiding them for […]

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How to Write a Poem for Valentine’s Day

| February 6, 2017 | 3 Comments
How to Write a Poem for Valentine’s Day

  How to Write a Poem for Valentine’s Day One great way to show the special person in your life how much you love them is with a love poem you wrote yourself. Of course, not everyone is a writer so you might think that you don’t have the skills to create the perfect poem […]

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Sharing the Spirit of Giving

| December 27, 2016 | 4 Comments
Sharing the Spirit of Giving

Sharing the Spirit of Giving It’s a snowy day and I sit in front of our large breakfast nook window with my two children, watching the snowflakes stick to the trees like thick vanilla icing. It’s one of those cozy days where it feels good to not have to go anywhere, to just stay put […]

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Smooth Driving with the 2017 Ford Fusion SE #BucketListOtt

| December 8, 2016 | 6 Comments
Smooth Driving with the 2017 Ford Fusion SE #BucketListOtt

  Ford Canada invited a group of digital influencers at the Coconut Lagoon Restaurant to think about escaping the daily routine and start working on a bucket list for a road trip getaway. During the meal, Robin Esrock, a well-known travel writer, spoke to our group about searching the world for the ultimate bucket list adventures to experience. He […]

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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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“Joy to the World”

| December 24, 2014 | 15 Comments
“Joy to the World”

Did you know that “Joy to the World” was not originally a Christmas hymn?  One of the most published Christmas hymns in North America was actually written about Christ’s Second Coming, not His birth.  The hymn was first published in the early 1700s by English hymn writer Isaac Watts.  Only the last half of the […]

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The Terrible 19 Months…That’s a Thing Right?

The Terrible 19 Months…That’s a Thing Right?

Ok, so this post is a little frustration rant. I feel like I’m going slightly insane! I don’t know what’s gotten into Marshall, but it was like overnight he’s grown up into a mini teenager! Holy cow talk about attitude! We have been doing so great lately. He’s learning so much! Putting away his toys, […]

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February is Heart Month ~ Do You Know Your Cardiovascular Age?

| February 6, 2014 | 22 Comments
February is Heart Month ~ Do You Know Your Cardiovascular Age?

  Did you know that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among adults in Canada? That is pretty alarming! I can definitely relate to this statistic as both my maternal grandparents died of a heart disease in their 60’s. My grandfather was an avid smoker, which did not help him to […]

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5 Hints to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

| December 19, 2013 | 6 Comments
5 Hints to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

5 Hints to Stay Healthy for the Holidays This time of year everyone is busy and has a mile long to do list and then it happens. . . they get sick. It seems logical as we tend to do more indoors and get less fresh air, run around more buying gifts but skip out […]

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What to Look for in a Daycare?

| July 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
What to Look for in a Daycare?

This being my first post, I was having some difficulty choosing a topic to write about. Then my journey into choosing a daycare came to mind! Like most things related to parenting—you just want to do the right thing. I have been very fortunate to be able to stay home with kiddo for the past […]

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