January 2016 archive

Making friendship a priority with a girls weekend!

This picture was taken in the summer of 2014, when my oldest friends, Amy in 613 (though we usually just call her Amy), Amy and I had our first girls weekend. Actually, I suppose that’s not entirely true. We’ve been friends since ninth grade (and they’ve been besties since they were 4!), and we shared an apartment in university, so we’ve had our fair share of adventures together, but that was the first time since I had my daughters that we had all gone away somewhere together. We chose the gorgeous Read more […]

PBS Kids January releases (with “Reading Rainbow” giveaway)

PBS Kids has new DVDs to get kids thinking about some of our favourite things: sharing (ok, this may not be a child’s favourite, but it is a very important lesson to learn and reinforce), exotic animals, and books of all kinds! “Caillou Learns to Share” – Caillou discovers that sharing his things with the people he loves always turns out better in the end. From teaching his classmate Clementine his special art technique, to taking turns at playing “conductor” with his friends and family, to Read more […]

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! arrives in Ottawa in 2016 (giveaway)

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! is back in Ottawa next month! My family saw this show when it came to Ottawa in 2014 but we are anxious to see it again as it has been updated to include so many of our favourite characters. Who can you expect to see? The Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse with his friends Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy; Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White Tiana; Frozen’s Anna, Elsa and Olaf ; plus friends from Toy Story, Finding Read more […]

2016: The Year of Yoda

Last year, I decided to try using one word as a guiding principle for the year. I chose ‘thoughtful’ and while I wouldn’t consider it a huge success, since I rather forgot about it in the last quarter of the year, it was a good way to focus my thoughts and I want to try it again for 2016. I spent a few days thinking about it, trying out different words and phrases to see what seemed to fit the way that I’d like to see this new year go. One phrase kept coming to mind, which will not surprise anyone Read more […]