An Afternoon Bite at Aquatopia

It has been a wild week of weather in Ottawa, with freezing rain and snow flurries, and that means spending more time indoors than usual.  After taking the kids to a number of our regular indoor activities, I was in the mood to try somewhere new. My husband’s…

Beaver Trail on a Picture Perfect Winter Day

A sunny winter day with reasonable temperatures made for a great opportunity to get outside with the kids. I decided to grab the bird seed and hit up Beaver Trail. Beaver Trail, just off Moodie Drive,  is a favourite walk of mine in the autumn. I love all of the…

Where Moms Go To Exercise

Well it’s the start of a new year and that means people everywhere are making resolutions, most of which have something to do with exercising more. I’m not big on making resolutions, but I do generally make it a focus to eat healthier and exercise more…

Ottawa’s Family Friendly New Year’s Eve

First of all, let me confess…I don’t really like New Year’s Eve. It’s generally a huge let down. It wasn’t great when I was single, it wasn’t much better when I was married and now that I have…

A Winter Wonderland at Montebello

It has been a week since my family took a little two night getaway to the Fairmont Chateau Montebello, and I still can’t get over what a lovely and relaxing time it was. Seriously, when is a holiday with two little kids ever relaxing?! But really, it was…

A Most Festive Evening at Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village is a well oiled machine when it comes to celebrating the holidays. Their Halloween event ‘Pumpkinferno’ is spectacular, and similarly, their Christmas celebration ‘Alight at Night’ is one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season. It’s Worth the Drive…

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Christmas Tree

You may opt for the artificial, and I can respect that, but my family will always have a real Christmas tree. Back when we lived in Vancouver we always bought a live Christmas tree, even when we were in an apartment and I’m pretty sure live trees were…

Feeling Festive in the Friendly Town of Manotick

One of my favourite things about living in Ottawa is all of the lovely, historical small towns nearby. Manotick is one of those towns, just a short drive away from the city. Along the Rideau Canal, Manotick is picturesque with a number of historical buildings including the old Watson&#8217…

Stop And Go At The Gift of Lights

It’s a brand new holiday attraction here in Ottawa, and The Gift of Lights isn’t going unnoticed. The two kilometre long drive thru holiday light display opened last weekend, and the visitors have been showing up in droves. Show Them the Money The Gift of Lights…

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cumberland

It’s a holiday scene from a much simpler time. White lights, a horse drawn wagon, carollers singing and telegraph messages to Santa are just some of what the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum has to offer at Christmas. So Close, and Yet So Far My family and I attended…