What to do in Ottawa this weekend

There so many special events happening in Ottawa right now! Here are a few ideas on where to go and what to do the weekend of June 26-28, 2016. Don't feel like cooking dinner at the end of the week? Me either! We're hitting up Ribfest on Sparks Street for dinner tonight. Check out the hashtag #ottawaribfest on various social media sites and be prepared to drool. Ribfest started on Wednesday and is open from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday. The RCMP Read more [...]

Have a family adventure with Pirate Adventures (with giveaway)

Way back when we first moved to Ottawa in 2010, we noticed a pirate ship when we were visiting Mooney's Bay one day. Every time we drive past that area, the girls look to see who can spot the pirate ship first! On Father's Day, Pirate Adventures welcomed my family and many others on board and we got to experience it all first hand. To say we had a blast would be an understatement! We were supposed to go on June 11 but the rain caused a cancellation. We were emailed of the cancellation with Read more [...]

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” swims to movie theatres now

Can you believe that it's been 13 years since "Finding Nemo" was released? I always hoped that there would be a sequel and it's finally happened. We saw an advanced screening of Disney•Pixar's "Finding Dory" on June 15th and it was by far our family's favourite movie that we've seen together at the theatre in quite some time. We laughed, some of us cried, and both of my daughters have asked to see it again! Here's a little plot summary for "Finding Dory" Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” Read more [...]

NCircle Entertainment introduces Mack & Moxy (#giveaway)

NCircle Entertainment is happy to introduce you to some new friends in Mack & Moxy: The Great Helpee Heroes! Join Mack, a lovable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox go-getter, on four exciting adventures! Together with a helpful Trooper, Mack & Moxy set out to rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. Along the way, Mack & Moxy meet a new Friend in Need, who teaches everyone about a new and important cause. Geared Read more [...]

Spring into fun with PBS Kids

Ah, spring. One moment it's cold and rainy, the next it's hot and humid and you need to escape to the basement to cool off. PBS Kids has new releases from Daniel Tiger, Caillou, Wild Kratts and Peg + Cat to add a little learning to your child's down time. "Peg + Cat: Super Peg and Cat Guy" - Look! Up in the sky! It's Super Peg and Cat Guy, here to protect the citizens of Mathtropolis. Explore basic math and geometry concepts as Super Peg and Cat Guy solve the city's problems. When these two Read more [...]

My Year of Yoda check in

I can't believe it's June 1 today! I also can't believe how little I've been posting lately. What can I say - between the end of the winter semester craziness, starting the spring semester (I'm taking one course online and one class at night), finishing up our Sparks year and continuing with my attempt to enjoy running, May just kind of got away from me completely! In case you missed it, back in January I decide that this was going to be my 'Year of Yoda' and in March I mentioned that I was going Read more [...]

Are you #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan? Captain America: Civil War is in theatres now!

Lines will be drawn when friends become foes.CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR  asks which side are you on: Team Captain America, or Team Iron Man? After seeing an advanced screening on Wednesday night, we are firmly #TeamCap! In case you've somehow missed all of the promotion surrounding this soon-to-be blockbuster which opens May 6, 2016 (that's TODAY!), here's what you can expect: Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their Read more [...]

Baby shower gifts from VTech

Spring seems to be the start of the shower season, doesn't it? It's a great time to celebrate new lives! You may notice more baby-related posts on my blog over the next few months, because I'm going to be an aunt again in the fall! Naturally, as an aunt I get to buy a lot more fun things, though I do have the benefit of still remembering what I found useful when my daughters were babies. VTech® is a brand that I have worked with in the past and their products have really held up in our house, Read more [...]

Give local for Mother’s Day with Givopoly (with #giveaway)

Mother's Day is just around the corner and finding just the right gift for Mom can be tricky, especially when you factor in the distance that many of us live from our moms. Givopoly was started in Ottawa to give people a way to support local businesses even if you can't physically shop there (or just run out of hours in the day to get to them). They have recently expanded into Toronto and Vancouver and they will be making deliveries on Mother's Day! You can see Givopoly's Mother's Day suggestions Read more [...]

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