Having a Pancakes Party for Shrove Tuesday

There’s really no denying how much I enjoy pancakes. I mean, this is basically my second blog post in a row about the lovely breakfast dish (see my last blog post for Ottawa’s Top Sugar Bush Destinations). I just checked the calendar and realized that Shrove…

Ottawa’s Top Sugar Bush Destinations

It’s that time of year…sugar bush season is upon us! The weather will start to warm (hopefully) and the snow will start to melt (eventually) and that maple tree sap will start to flow. Where the sap flows, the syrup will follow and that means pancakes…

The Best Thing to Bring a New Mom, and Where to Find It

When I had my first child, it was 2013 and I was living in Vancouver. In the first few days of being a new mom, we had a lot of visitors – probably too many visitors. It seemed like there was a revolving door of loving friends and family coming…

Feeling Challenged and Inspired with The Dailey Method

I am half way through a 30 day blogger challenge with The Dailey Method, and I can tell you I am already feeling a difference. As I sit here writing, I am constantly trying to keep my deep core engaged, my back long, and my shoulders back. Back in January…

Winterlude: First Weekend Round-Up

2017 Winterlude is up and running, and what a pretty perfect opening weekend. It wasn’t too cold, the entire stretch of the canal was open to skaters and Sunday’s swirly snow made it feel like we were walking around in an actual snow globe. I hope…

The Winterlude Guide to Family Fun

Winterlude is almost here! February 3rd kicks off nearly three fun filled weeks, and you can expect this year will be extra special because of Canada’s 150th birthday. Fortunately for organizers, it looks like they won’t have to deal with melting ice sculptures (like last year…

Ottawa Gets Ready to Celebrate Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is right around the corner. Friday January 27th is New Year’s Eve, and January 28th marks the start of the year of the rooster in the Chinese calendar. I was born in the year of the pig. According to what I’ve read…

Where to Find the Winter Fun in Neighbourhoods Across Ottawa

One of the things I love most about Ottawa is how much the city and the people who live here embrace and celebrate winter. Growing up in Vancouver we were lucky if we got snow at all during the winter season, so needless to say I had to buy my…

Sundays at the Museum Are Made for Families

It’s no secret how fabulous Ottawa’s many museums are. I’ve already documented my love for a few of them – The Museum of Nature and the Aviation and Space Museum, and I will get around to posting about all the others at some point…

Ottawa’s Best Pools for Families

Last week, I wrote about some of the best places in Ottawa to let your kids jump and run around. Now, I’m giving you some more indoor activity options with my list of the best Ottawa area pools to take the family. Going for a swim is one…