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…

A Free Ontario Baby Box for Your Most Precious Cargo

Having a baby can be overwhelming – and expensive. There are so many “must-have” items on the market for babies and new moms. And, what worked for your friend and her child, may not be at all useful to you and your newborn. My kids, for example…

Where to Find the Easter Fun in Ottawa

The Easter holiday is right around the corner! For some it is a deeply religious time, for others it is a holiday to get together with family, or perhaps it is simply another excuse to eat chocolate! I fall into a little of all three of those categories. I have…

Tackling Tough Subjects with Teenagers at The Great Canadian Theatre Company

I really love the theatre. There is something special about going to a live performance.  Some of my fondest childhood memories are getting dressed up with my brothers and sisters and attending a different play every Christmas season. However, I must admit my theatre choices run pretty mainstream (and fairly…

The Best Spots for a Kid’s Birthday Party in Ottawa

A Birthday Celebration for Rowan and Lucas My kids’ birthdays are just a little over one week apart. Rowan is March 20, and Lucas was born on March 29th (two years between them).  While my kids are still young I have chosen to throw them one joint birthday party…