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Fall Splendour at the Sugar Bush

We all know sugar bush season gets underway as winter turns to spring… but did you know that fall is an amazing time to visit a number of Ottawa’s nearby sugar bushes? There are a few that are open in autumn, and it makes for a fabulous…

Fun at the Fair: A List of Upcoming Fall Fairs in the Ottawa Area

There is so much fun to be had during the season of fall in Ottawa. I recently posted about one of my favourite autumn activities – apple picking, and now I want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the great fall fairs there are…

It’s Apple Picking Time!

The summer went by WAY too quickly for my liking, but fortunately that means fall is just around the corner – and I love fall. Already the leaves on the trees are showing signs of changing, and apple picking season has arrived! I love taking my kids out to the…

The Summer Fun Continues at Mont Cascades Waterpark

This week I got to cross something off my “summer to-do list”, when I took the kids to Mont Cascades Water Park. To be honest, this summer has been going by WAY too quickly. With the wet summer we’ve had so far, and a busy…

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…

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 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…