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Mosaïcanada : A Garden Spectacular Not to be Missed

The Canada 150 celebrations have brought a lot of unique events and fun to the Ottawa region. One of those wonderful anniversary events is MOSAÏCANADA, a spectacular horticulture event that combines sculpture with gardening. The MOSAÏCANADA event has been running for a few weeks now, and I finally…

The Canadian Music Competition Serves Up the Talent

Any music lovers out there? Really, who doesn’t love music? I never grew up playing an instrument. There was a piano in our house, and my sisters both took lessons for a while, but I was busy with sports and dance and I never learned. I regret it…

Strawberry Season Has Arrived

Berry lovers rejoice, strawberry season is upon us! Who doesn’t love strawberries? Strawberry pie, strawberry smoothies, strawberry shortcake… I’m all over it. I love the chance to get out and pick my own strawberries with the kids. It’s a really great family activity…

Where to Celebrate Canada Day In & Around Ottawa

Canada Day is coming up quickly, and I haven’t yet decided where we should be celebrating the big 150. I know that this is THE year to go downtown and take in all of the Canada 150 festivities, but I admit I am very intimidated at the thought…

The New Mooney’s Bay Playground Delivers the Fun

The weather is improving and it looks like summer may finally be here to stay (let’s hope!). So, it felt like a good time to share my appreciation of the new Giver 150 playground at Mooney’s Bay Park. Have you checked it out yet? I&#8217…

Ottawa’s Best Hiking Trails for Families

Summer is right around the corner and with school getting out soon, it’s a great time of year to get outside and drag your kids along on a hike. Now, I say “hike” but some of the trails we do are pretty easy and some would…

Ottawa’s Tulip Festival is Blooming Beautiful

Ottawa’s annual Tulip Festival is always one of my favourite times of year. In my mind, it marks the official start of spring here in the capital. This year’s festival runs from May 12 to the 22nd and if you haven’t been out to…

Ottawa’s Best Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops

I’ve always enjoyed a good cup of coffee, but when I became a mom that cup of coffee became a necessity for making it through the day. However, as soon as you have kids you also discover how hard it is to actually sit and enjoy a hot…

Victoria Serves Up the Charm Island Style

My family recently spent an entire month out on the west coast, to find out all about our favourite spots in Vancouver you can read about it here. But, I felt like our short trip over to Victoria on Vancouver Island deserved it’s own post, because it&#8217…

Making Memories: Our Month in Vancouver

I’ve been a little absent from this blog over the past few weeks, and that’s because my family and I spent the entire month of April out in Vancouver. My husband was headed out there for work, so it made sense for all of us to…