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…

A Baby Shower for Super Moms and Soon-to-be Siblings

Every Thursday afternoon I host a playgroup for a group of mom friends.  It has been great through these long winter months to have this group of mothers and their little ones come over for play, snacks, tea, gossip and complete chaos. Quite amazingly, all six of these moms who…

Toronto and The Chelsea Hotel Serve Up a Winning Weekend

I recently embarked on a solo parenting weekend with my kids in Toronto. I was inspired to go because the university national volleyball championships were taking place at Ryerson University and I was hoping to attend and cheer on my old team, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. I played…

Keep Your Family Healthy with the Help of CANImmunize

I recently reviewed the app Jiffy on Demand, you can read that post here. It is a super handy app for busy moms and dads, and it got me thinking about other apps out there that make a parent’s life easier. We all need help right? So when…

Hey Moms, Need Something Done In a Jiffy? There’s an APP for That

Ottawa moms and dads, have you tried Jiffy on Demand yet? I just used their services for the first time. Jiffy is a new app, available here in Ottawa as well as in Toronto. It’s basically like UBER but for a handyman. Pretty much whatever you need done…

March Break Activities for Kids in the Capital

I’m not going to lie. I kinda wish I was spending March Break on a beach, playing in the waves and basking in the hot sun. But, that isn’t in the cards this year, so thank goodness the city of Ottawa offers up so many great…

Red Bull Crashed Ice Entertains a Frozen Crowd

I went to the first night of the Red Bull Crashed Ice down at the Rideau Canal locks. You couldn’t have a more beautiful setting. With the Parliament lit up on one side and the Chateau Laurier on the other side, it really is spectacular. Friday night was…