Easter activities in Ottawa

This is the first Easter since we've lived in Ottawa that we're staying home and not hosting any visitors, so I've been looking for fun ways to spend our time together as a family. Here is my list of what kid-friendly activities are happening April 3 through 6, 2015: The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (aka "The Farm") has lots going on! Easter egg hunts for the under 6 crowd, "Signs of Spring" hunt for the older kids, food demonstrations, and of course all of the animals! These activities Read more [...]

The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their show to Ottawa (#giveaway)

The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2015 Washington Generals’ Revenge Tour to the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 12, 2015 and it's sure to be a good time for the whole family! It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing, a victory over the Globetrotters. Perfect for all ages, this one-of-a-kind show Read more [...]

Marvel Universe Live! is coming to Canada in Summer 2015!

If you have attended a Disney Live! or Disney On Ice recently, you may have already heard the exciting news. Marvel Universe Live! is coming to Canada this summer! The Canadian tour will be stopping in 8 major cities from June through August, including here in Ottawa at the Canadian Tire Centre from July 31 to August 2. What can you expect from this show? Lots and lots of action, of course!  "Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole Read more [...]

How to throw an easy and inexpensive princess and tea party birthday

My sweet baby girl is turning FOUR this weekend! Since Rowan's birthday party had to be cancelled last year we decided to make this year's party all about her and her closest little friends, instead of having a larger gathering that included her friends' older and younger siblings. I thought about what Rowan loves to do with her friends: play dress-up, play with her dolls, and do crafts. From that it was an easy leap to a 'princess' (or fancy) tea party that included dolls! We asked the guest to Read more [...]

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast flies to Blu-Ray + DVD

The most eagerly anticipated movie of the year in my house has arrived! Tinker Bell and her Pixie Hollow friends have been favourites of my oldest daughter for almost 4 years now, and her little sister has never known life without them. The newest release is TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST and it was released as a Blu-rayTM Combo Pack on March 3, 2015. The synopsis: "The new story explores an ancient myth of a fabled creature whose distant roar sparks the curiosity of Tinker Read more [...]

Alton Brown Live! is coming to Ottawa and you can win tickets here (#giveaway)

When I saw the video that Alton Brown posted on Facebook revealing that he was bringing his Edible Inevitable tour to Canada, I was hopeful but wasn't really expecting to be able to see his show. Ottawa tends to get skipped in favour of stops in Toronto and Montreal (understandable, but disappointing when you live in Ottawa like I do). I actually squealed out loud when I watched and found out that he WOULD be making a stop with his show in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre on March 29, 2015. Then Read more [...]

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy review and discount code (#DisneyonIceInsider)

We were able to see Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at the Canadian Tire Centre here in Ottawa on Friday night and we had a great time! There was a lot of excitement in the days leading up to the show and I was a little afraid that it wouldn't live up to the hype, but both my 5.5 year old and my 3 -for-2-more-weeks year old really enjoyed it. A few things you might like to know before you arrive: Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy runs for 2 hours, including a brief intermission; The Read more [...]

Disney’s Oscar-winning “Big Hero 6″ is now available for home viewing

We don't take our girls to see movies at the theatre very often, but we made an exception for Disney's "Big Hero 6" when it was on the big screen! Now an Academy Award-winning movie (for Best Animated Feature Film), and featuring Best Animated Short Film "Feast", this Blu-rayTM Combo Pack is sure to be a hit in your home too. I hadn't heard about "Feast" before we saw it for the first time, but there is definitely a reason why it won an Academy Award! Charming, and with no real dialogue, it's Read more [...]

Support Pink Shirt Day on February 25

Did you know that this Wednesday, February 25, is Pink Shirt Day? Started in 2008 in Nova Scotia when two high school students organized a day to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, it has taken off across the country. Toys "R" Us had a special event this past Saturday where they gave out 100 of their "Be a Buddy, Not a Bully" shits at each of their locations. I was sent one shirt for my daughter to wear to school as well as a shirt for myself. Read more [...]

Make winter more wonderful with NCircle Entertainment (#giveaway)

Some people are 'winter' people; I am not one of them. Once we hit -20-something with or without the windchill, I have zero interest in leaving the house unless absolutely necessary. With all the time we've been spending inside lately, it's nice to have some new DVDs from NCircle Entertainment to entertain us! Old favourites and new friends are keeping my 3 year old happy during these cold winter afternoons. Octonauts: Pirate Adventures DVD Seven action-packed episodes that centre around Read more [...]

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