Archive of ‘Kids and family’ category

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 […]

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 […]

One week down and our fall bucket list

We’ve all survived our first full week back at school! If you follow @NotJstBabyBrain on Instagram then you’ve seen our first day of school pictures, huge backpacks and all. Starting grade 2 with a backpack that is almost as big as she is! ???? #ottawa #613 #yow #nofilter #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #grade2 #walk #walktoschool #student #bigkid #stillmybaby A photo posted by Stacey Arthur (@notjstbabybrain) on Sep 6, 2016 at 6:48am PDT It’s my first day of the semester today! Read more […]

Summer Countdown

At this time next week, I’ll be walking my daughters to school. The big one is starting grade 2, the little one will be going into senior kindergarten, and I’ll be starting my final semester of my college diploma. It seems impossible that our summer is almost over already! There are so many things that we wanted to do but seem to have run out of time for: I’ve only taken the girls to the beach once this year, never did check out a different beach that has an ice cream boat, never bought ice cream Read more […]

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