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Loving and Losing Lachlan

Even when you know it’s coming, even when you think you’re as prepared as you’re ever going to be…nothing can really prepare you for losing your baby. I have documented the loss and grief that has accompanied my latest pregnancy in previous…

Skating on Parliament Hill: The Canada 150 Rink

Have you skated at the Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill yet? It’s pretty much the quintessential Canadian experience and we got our turn to test it out this past weekend. It takes a little bit of effort – between booking a skating time slot online and then…

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…

Making Picture Perfect Memories with Magenta Photo Studio

It’s crazy how much kids change over such a short amount of time. Looking back on photos of me from a year ago and I basically look the same. But looking back at a photo of your four year old, or two year old from a year ago…

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…

Sharing My Heartbreak: Talking About Miscarriage

I admittedly haven’t been as active on my blog this summer as I would like to be. And the truth is, the subject of this post is not what I started this blog for. My blog is generally a place where I share my favourite spots in Ottawa…

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…

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…

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…