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You’re Proud to be a Canadian, however You Know You’re Canadian When….

| June 27, 2013 | 13 Comments
You’re Proud to be a Canadian, however You Know You’re Canadian When….

I was born and raised in Montreal, but have been living in Ottawa since 1984. I am very lucky to have met my loving and supportive husband in this city, from which we share two beautiful children. Every year we celebrate Canada Day as a family by attending local community events or simply by having […]

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End of School Year Teachers’ Gifts

| June 24, 2013 | 9 Comments
End of School Year Teachers’ Gifts

Time flies, I cannot believe it is almost officially summer.  This also means that the end of the school year is just around the corner. I give my sons’ teachers gifts twice a year – once around the holidays in December and once at the end of the school year. Around the holidays I usually […]

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Dreams: Are they real, a fragment of the imagination or simply a part of one nocturne life

| May 24, 2013 | 4 Comments
Dreams: Are they real, a fragment of the imagination or simply a part of one nocturne life

Ever wonder what dreams are all about? Are they real, a fragment of the imagination or simply a part of one nocturne life.  Dreams can be prophetic, funny, scary at times especially to a young child. Children dream as often as adults; parents will encounter a morning conversation full of details and with all the […]

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Baths 2: Should a bath be part of your child’s bedtime routine then?

| May 16, 2013 | 2 Comments
Baths 2: Should a bath be part of your child’s bedtime routine then?

Should a bath be part of your child’s bedtime routine then? Studies show that a bath is helpful because it lowers the body temperature, which helps trigger the release of melatonin and strengthens the pressure to sleep. Dr. Greg Hanley, a behavioural analysts, suggest that giving your child a very warm bath before bed is […]

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Baths 1: Bath Before Bed? Yes or No?

| May 15, 2013 | 3 Comments
Baths 1: Bath Before Bed? Yes or No?

Bath Before Bed? Yes or No? First of all, let me just say that I am not a big fan of including a bath in a bedtime routine. Mainly, because I want parents to put their children down to bed when they are tired but before they are over-tired. Since the bath can activate a […]

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Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

| May 3, 2013 | 8 Comments
Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

I expected to experience postpartum depression when my babies were born given my history of depression. I wasn’t expecting, however, how different it would be compared to my “normal” depression. My depressive episodes come on slowly over time, they are insidious. My postpartum depression arrived suddenly and with unexpected intensity. It was rather like being […]

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Your thoughts on Child-Centric Parenting?

| April 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
Your thoughts on Child-Centric Parenting?

Your thoughts on Child-Centric Parenting? Most Fridays you can catch me giving my opinions on various issues on CTV Ottawa Morning Live’s Top Talkers. The subject of our latest discussion is something I’ve been teased over and even criticized for. Putting your children’s needs above your own or what some call child-centric parenting. As with […]

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10 Things I Didn’t Love About Being Pregnant

| April 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
10 Things I Didn’t Love About Being Pregnant

  I recently wrote about what I loved about being pregnant. Now I want to share with you what I didn’t love… 1) Having to pee every 20 minutes. I drank lots of water so that I stayed hydrated, but drinking all of that water with a huge baby pressed on my bladder meant that […]

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Top 10 things I loved about being pregnant

| March 8, 2013 | 3 Comments
Top 10 things I loved about being pregnant

I absolutely loved being pregnant. I would try for a third, but there is usually a baby at the end of those nine to 10 months and well, to be honest, two is about all that I can handle at the moment. As the editor/co-founder of Oh Baby! Magazine I think a lot about pregnancy […]

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Liquid gold for the working mom’s soul: SLEEP

| February 4, 2013 | 2 Comments
Liquid gold for the working mom’s soul: SLEEP

I’m a business woman.  I have 3 gorgeous kids: Poupoune (6), Cocotte (2) and Peanut, our precious 10 week old girl.  I’ve been in business full time since Cocotte was just a few months old and Dear works shifts. I don’t sleep.  Ever.  Well, maybe a 5 hour stretch here and there, but really usually […]

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Am I too tough on my children?

| February 1, 2013 | 9 Comments
Am I too tough on my children?

Monday night my 8-year old daughter had her weekly dance class and when I picked her up, she mentioned that one of the girls in class had a migraine and had to be picked up by her parents. No big deal right? But something in the way my daughter recounted the story made me think […]

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Playgroup Activity Ideas

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Playgroup Activity Ideas

Since this is my first guest post for Ottawa Mommy Club, I want to start by introducing myself and telling you a bit about what you can expect in this series of posts. My name is Cheryl and I am the owner and writer for Moms & Munchkins, a blog filled with ideas for family […]

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From the boardroom to the kitchen – Welcome

| January 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
From the boardroom to the kitchen – Welcome

“What happened to me?” “Is this what all the years of schooling and promotions have led to?” “Am I fulfilled?” “Will I go back to work someday?” “Am I just going through a phase?” “Do people still respect me? Do they respect me more? Does it matter?” “Do I respect myself?” “Have I made the […]

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Bloggers Wanted

| January 10, 2013
Bloggers Wanted

The Ottawa Mommy Club is always looking for new bloggers to share their insightful experiences, knowledge, lives and stories. Commitment To be considered a regular writer on OMC,  you must write a minimum of 1 blog per month and promote it via your social media channels. We are looking for unique blog posts that will relate to […]

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Teens

| December 17, 2012
Teens

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How to Participate in a Twitter Party

| December 17, 2012 | 3 Comments
How to Participate in a Twitter Party

How to Participate in a Twitter Party What is a Twitter party?  A twitter party is fun virtual online party on twitter.  Participants connect and discuss a specific topic that typically last 1-2 hours. Most twitter parties have a host an expert panelist to keep the party on topic.  Participants can win prizes. How does a twitter party work?  […]

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Disclosure

| December 17, 2012
Disclosure

This website is a collaborative site written by a group of individuals. This website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this website.  All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party […]

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Spring/Summer Activities

| December 17, 2012
Spring/Summer Activities

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