May 2015 archive

Summer fun ideas for kids in Ottawa

Summer is almost here! We have about a month left until summer break starts and I’m trying to come up with a nice balance of activities to keep us busy and having fun without getting stuck in the same sort of routine that we have the rest of the year. My goal is to try and do one ‘special’ activity each week, with lots of down time, play dates and backyard fun thrown in. I thought about splitting my list into ‘free’ and ‘pay’ activities, but it made more sense to me to divide them based on things Read more […]

Disney’s “Tomorrowland” is a must-see

Last night, my husband and I had an almost unheard of mid-week date night when we went to the Ottawa screening of Disney’s “Tomorrowland”. To be honest, even after seeing the trailer and commercials, I still wasn’t quite sure what to expect. We left the girls at home with a babysitter, partially because the screening ended way past their bedtimes, and partially because we weren’t sure if the movie would be too old for them. I think that we made the right choice; I would highly recommend “Tomorrowland” Read more […]

Catch the advanced “Tomorrowland” screening in Ottawa #giveaway

If you’ve seen a Disney movie at the theatre lately, odds are good that you’ve seen a trailer for “Tomorrowland”. Rated PG, it will be released on May 22, but I have a family 4 pack of tickets to the Ottawa advanced screening on Wednesday, May 20 that I am giving away below! “From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded Read more […]

Spring into Science with NCircle Entertainment (#giveaway)

I don’t know how NCircle Entertainment does it, but they always seem to know what topics my daughters are going to be interested in every season. Now that it’s spring – almost summer some days! – there is a lot of interest in science and nature and that is exactly what this batch of NCircle Entertainment DVDs is all about! Dino Dan: Swimming with Dinosaurs!: Dino Dan fans, it’s time to join Trek and learn about some of the coolest dinosaurs yet! Dive into dino adventures in the water Read more […]

Safe sleeping tips from HALO and a #giveaway

This week is both my oldest daughter’s birthday and Mother’s Day. This means that I will have been a mom for 6 years! You’d think that would make me a bit of an expert by now but alas, I’m still figuring it out as I go. One funny thing that I’ve recently realized is how quickly my infant knowledge has become dated. When I take my 4 year old to gymnastics, I watch her with a couple of grandmothers who bring their granddaughters to the same class. They talk about what they used to do when their own Read more […]