Tag: winter

Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

| February 27, 2020 | 8 Comments
Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

Yay, it’s a leap year! I challenge you all to take advantage of the extra day we have this year on February 29th! Try something you’ve never done before as a family and enjoy your time together by embracing the great Canadian Winter. We have written an article that includes fun indoor and outdoor family […]

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Aromatherapy for Common Winter Illnesses

| February 19, 2020 | 3 Comments
Aromatherapy for Common Winter Illnesses

Aromatherapy for Common Winter Illnesses Aromatherapy can help to treat common winter illnesses such as colds, coughs, influenza, and dry and cracked skin. Winter is a time when many common illnesses occur, although common winter illnesses are not usually serious, they can cause symptoms that leave you feeling exhausted and drained of energy. Many essential […]

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How to Prepare a Winter Emergency Kit for your Vehicle

| February 17, 2020 | 1 Comment
How to Prepare a Winter Emergency Kit for your Vehicle

How to Prepare a Winter Emergency Kit for your Vehicle How can you go about preparing an emergency kit for your vehicle this winter? There are some key items that you are going to want to have this winter if you are driving in an area that might be prone to having some snowfall or, […]

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How to Prepare for Winter Power Outages in the City

| January 29, 2020 | 1 Comment
How to Prepare for Winter Power Outages in the City

Winter is the season of blizzards and ice storms, which can cut off transportation and electricity over a wide area. Rural folks are pretty used to it and usually have generators and wood stoves on tap. It’s a bit harder for city people to go without power for an extended period, but it’s not impossible. […]

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Driving Safely In Winter Condition

| January 20, 2020 | 1 Comment
Driving Safely In Winter Condition

Driving Safely In Winter Condition Why does it seem as though some peoples driving skills are so much more advanced when it comes to driving safely in inclement conditions? Well, it could be a number of things. Here are a few of the most important tips when trying to travel safely in snow, ice, rain, […]

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23 Family Winter Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 14, 2020 | 4 Comments
23 Family Winter Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

The longer, colder days are making way for the change of the season! Winter is here! Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be stuck inside during winter. The Ottawa-Gatineau region has plenty of events and activities to get you to enjoy the coldest of seasons! Here […]

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Fun Kids Activities to Beat the Winter Break Blues

| February 20, 2019 | 10 Comments
Fun Kids Activities to Beat the Winter Break Blues

Fun Kids Activities to Beat the Winter Break Blues When the kids are bored and knee deep in winter break blues, do not fear – inspiration is here! Beat the winter break blues with some fun kids activities this winter and create a winter break they will never forget! Winter inspired crafts Winter inspired crafts […]

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Top Romantic Winter Getaways

| February 19, 2019 | 11 Comments
Top Romantic Winter Getaways

Top Romantic Winter Getaways You can always have snow and ice in wintertime. Therefore, if you believe shushing together down a ski slope is romantic, go for it. Then, cuddling by a roaring fire in the ski lodge will help warm up the blood and feelings of romance. Conversely, you may prefer to have your […]

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5 Tips to Keep Your Home Cozy This Winter

| February 13, 2019 | 11 Comments
5 Tips to Keep Your Home Cozy This Winter

5 Tips to Keep Your Home Cozy This Winter In Ottawa, and throughout eastern Ontario, winter is a seriously frigid season – with snowstorms, freezing rain, and often blizzard conditions. This isn’t a good time to be losing your indoor heat because of poor insulation or air leakage. The point is, when your home is […]

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Tips From The Pros To Help Keep Your Home Cleaner This Winter

| September 6, 2018 | 9 Comments
Tips From The Pros To Help Keep Your Home Cleaner This Winter

Tips From The Pros To Help Keep Your Home Cleaner This Winter Winter in many places across North America is a time of family celebrations and beautiful pristine views. It can also be one of the messiest times of the year, where moisture and cold make it very difficult to keep your home cleaner and […]

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Five Easy Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs! #Bayer

| January 31, 2018 | 9 Comments
Five Easy Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs! #Bayer

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. With February just around the corner, and the excitement and buzz from the holiday season now long gone, it’s easy to start feeling the “Winter blahs” from our dreadful Canadian winters! All this snow, […]

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Imagine This: Titus Mountain Ski Center in Malone, NY

| January 30, 2018 | 7 Comments
Imagine This: Titus Mountain Ski Center in Malone, NY

Imagine a place where the musky scent of fresh-burning logs forever fills your senses; where the notes of nostalgia envelope you like an old friend, where the air is crisp and invigorating. Imagine a place that is surrounded by snow-capped hills and lush, green mountains; a place that brings you warmth even when it’s cold. […]

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Fall In Love With Year Round Gardening

| January 17, 2018 | 6 Comments
Fall In Love With Year Round Gardening

Winter can feel like a long season of waiting when you’ve got a green thumb. Gardeners get put on hold when the snow starts to fall. The season may give you some time to plan their plants for the spring, but it can feel like a long wait for the next time you get to […]

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Family Fun Times at Winterlude

| January 10, 2018 | 9 Comments
Family Fun Times at Winterlude

Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, is held in Ottawa–Gatineau each February. The three fun-filled weekends of Winterlude are guaranteed to make the spirit of winter come alive. History of Winterlude Winterlude was created by the NCC in 1979 to celebrate Canada’s unique northern climate and culture.  Dates and Admission to Winterlude The three weekends (usually starts 1st […]

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Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region

| January 4, 2018 | 15 Comments
Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region

    Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region   Winter arrived this weekend with a few inches of snow on the ground. It’s a perfect time to start thinking about enjoying one of Canada’s favourite wintertime activities in the months to come: an old-fashioned sleigh ride. It’s such a serene activity to help reconnect with […]

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5 Easy Tips to Stay Healthy & Active this Holiday Season

| December 11, 2017 | 8 Comments
5 Easy Tips to Stay Healthy & Active this Holiday Season

If you’re anything like me, trying to stay healthy can seem like such a chore during the holiday season with temptations seemingly looming around every corner! It’s so difficult to resist those seasonal holiday coffees and treats when you know they’re only going to be around for a limited time! Not to mention that busy […]

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5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians

| December 6, 2017 | 14 Comments
5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians

5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians Winter is a great time for families to get out and enjoy themselves. As long as you are dressed for the weather, the world beyond your front door is a wonderland for a whole new type of adventures to explore. This time of year […]

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Ride the Path with Polar Stroller Skis! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/10

| November 13, 2017 | 55 Comments
Ride the Path with Polar Stroller Skis! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/10

    Ride the Path with Polar Stroller Skis! Polar Stroller is a small family business (husband & wife team) in Calgary, who design and manufacture skis for strollers and bike trailers in Canada. They first designed their products for their own personal use, to be able to continue to enjoy winter walks with their […]

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Stay Ahead of the Cold & Flu Season #ChurchandDwight

| October 23, 2017 | 9 Comments
Stay Ahead of the Cold & Flu Season #ChurchandDwight

It’s that time of year again! The time for sweater weather, runny noses, chills, and sore throats… Wait, that isn’t the fun part of Fall! You’ve guessed it: with Fall also comes the start of the cold and flu season! Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to protect you and your family. By following […]

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Best Hockey Goalie Equipment In 2017

| August 2, 2017 | 7 Comments
Best Hockey Goalie Equipment In 2017

    Best Hockey Goalie Equipment In 2017   Every position in hockey has its role to play, but when your son or daughter picks up the mantle of the goal tender, they’ve chosen a unique role in the game. They also require a lot of unique equipment that leaves them flexible but fully protected. […]

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Delicious Tomato Basil Soup In A Bread Bowl Recipe

| March 24, 2017 | 30 Comments
Delicious Tomato Basil Soup In A Bread Bowl Recipe

Delicious Tomato Basil Soup Recipe Comfy food is acceptable any time of year! At our house, we eat a soup and a sandwich year round even when it’s very hot outside. It’s a great way to have your kids eat their vegetables. This delicious Tomato Basil Soup recipe and very creamy and tasty. Enjoy! For […]

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Protect Your Lawn and Garden Through the Winter

| January 17, 2017 | 3 Comments
Protect Your Lawn and Garden Through the Winter

Protect Your Lawn and Garden Through the Winter Rain, snow, and freezing temperatures – it’s all part of winter in Ottawa. You can bundle yourself up or stay nice and toasty inside, but the frigid weather is taking its toll on your lawn and garden. What lawn and garden you say? Well, they’re out there, […]

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5 Tips to Help Fight #BlueMonday

| January 13, 2017 | 1 Comment
5 Tips to Help Fight #BlueMonday

  Tips to help fight #BlueMonday Have you heard of #BlueMonday? It’s the third Monday in January and the day that we feel most miserable after the holidays – likely because the holiday cheer has long faded, we’ve possibly already broken our New Year’s Resolution and it’s just oh so cold outside!  Below is a […]

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Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

| November 7, 2016 | 23 Comments
Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

  Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter Fit, Trim, and Healthy. Though these three concepts are commonly related, they do not all describe the same experience. Those who are healthy are not always fit or trim. Those who are trim are not always healthy. Not all of us want to be […]

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