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Ottawa Museum Exhibits Worth Checking Out

When the weather turns wintery, our family hits up one of Ottawa’s many wonderful museums. We have a number of different memberships because the museums offer such fabulous spaces to take the kids when the temperatures are too frigid for outdoor play (which we’ve seen a…

Where to Find the Winterlude Family Fun

Are you getting excited for Winterlude yet? The festival is just a few weeks away, and 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the annual event. This year Winterlude runs from February 2-19. So start planning your planning now with some help from my list of the best Winterlude attractions…

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…

Ottawa’s Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations for the Family

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close already. It feels like we were just kicking off the Canada 150 celebrations and now the wrap party is underway. 2017 has not been an easy year for my family, and the hardest part is yet to…

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…

Ottawa’s Best Christmas Attractions

The Christmas season is upon us! Have you started decorating yet? I haven’t yet brought out my decorations, but I am taking a close look at the calendar and planning out when to hit up the different holiday events offered around the capital region. I recently blogged about…

The New Science and Technology Museum Has Something for Everyone

After three years of construction and rebuilding the Canada Science and Technology Museum is set to open! Last month the kids and I got a sneak peek at the ZOOOM exhibit – a really fun hands on area for children aged 0-8 years old. We had a wonderful time…

How Do You Prepare Yourself For the Loss of a Baby?

“Some things in life cannot be fixed, they can only be carried.“ I recently read this quote in the book Option B, by Sheryl Sandberg. It is something that has stuck with me during what I can only describe as the toughest 7 months of my life. Back…

Tis’ the Season for a Santa Claus Parade

Everyone has different opinions on when we should turn our attention to, and start decorating and celebrating, the upcoming Christmas season. I try to wait until after we have celebrated Remembrance Day, and then I figure it’s all systems go. But, I wanted to at least LOOK and…

Little Kickers Offers Fun and Learning

There are so many great programs out there for kids to be a part of these days. Often it is difficult to decide what to sign your child up for. I know I struggle with whether to put them in swimming, skating, soccer…maybe all of it, or even…