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2017 Summer Fun Bucket List

It’s summer break! While I’m hoping that this won’t be my last summer off, there is the possibility that I could be working next summer so I want to make the most of being home this year. We’ve started a “summer fun bucket list” of ideas for big and small things to do over July and August! first up will be Canada Day festivities, both in Barrhaven and downtown! take a double-decker bus; this has been on their bucket list for a couple of years now and it just hasn’t happened. This is the Read more […]

Balancing, juggling, making it work (Year of Tim Gunn check in)

When I picked Tim Gunn’s phrase “Make it work” as my 2017 mantra, I had no idea how apt it would be! Since completing my Library and Information Technician diploma in January (and finally receiving it in March), I have been fortunate to have picked up quite a bit of work through the two school boards that I am working for. In fact, I have had full-time hours for all of April and May is looking to be the same; June is filling up quickly and then it’s the summer break! While I am used to being busy, Read more […]

March Break in Ottawa 2017

It’s that time again in Ottawa – March Break is March 13-17, 2017 (that’s next week)! Here are some suggestions for things to do in Ottawa (or wherever you live)! I will always suggest the library first! The Ottawa Public Library has free activities for kids of all ages at all of their branches, and if you have a library card for your child, you can register them online. If you don’t, head over to your nearest branch and get one! When you’re done, you can also pick up some new books and Read more […]

Picture books for snuggly days

Picked up season 1 of Fargo after watching the movie for the first time last weekend (shameful, I know!) and walked out with a stack of books, many from our favourite authors and illustrators, for my girls. The public library for the win! . . #library #ottawapubliclibrary #bookworm #bookstagram #book #read #reading #publiclibrary #picturebook #fargo #betterlatethannever A photo posted by Stacey Arthur (@notjstbabybrain) on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:03am PST Winter is here and we’ve been doing Read more […]

2017 will be my year of Tim Gunn

2016 was my Year of Yoda, with his mantra of “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” being my focus for the year. This year, that doesn’t seem to fit my life as well. I’ve completed my library technician diploma and have started doing casual work for two school boards. I’ve become a running convert and am considering joining the Zombies, Run! Virtual 5K this spring for something fun to do (and no, I cannot believe I’m referring to running 5 kilometers as ‘fun’ either but here we are!). I still do quite Read more […]

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