"Sunglasses are a necessity, not an accessory". Real Shades (who I have worked with in the past when they were called Real Kids Shades) knows how important it is for eyes to be protected from the damaging effects of UV radiation no matter what your age is. I am very fortunate that both of my daughters have embraced wearing sunglasses from a young age, but they are still young and can be hard on their belongings so we need sunglasses that offer actual protection from UV radiation (many do not!) Read more [...]
It's been a month since I did my last update on my 'Year of Yoda' and in it, I mentioned that I was going to start a 'couch to 5 k' running program. I've always joked that the only reason you'd ever see me running was because I was being chased, so I bought the Zombies, Run! 5k Training app for $2.59 CDN to get me started. I also had to download a free music app because it's the only one that works with the Zombies, Run! program so that I could listen to my own music in between the story.
If Read more [...]
BeadyMae is an Etsy store that sells handmade jewelry with a focus on special beads and pendants. It's also run by a wonderful woman named Jules, who I met on an online bridal forum about a decade ago and who has become a close friend since then. It's funny what can bring people together now, isn't it? Back to the jewelry though. Jules has always been very creative and recently decided to take her hobby of creating jewelry to the Etsy market. Her prices are very reasonable and she has a nice Read more [...]
NCircle Entertainment has released in some new DVDs that are out of this world! Allow me to introduce you to Alisa Knows What To Do: The Mystery Of The Last Truenox.
Alisa Knows What to Do! Is based on the extremely popular Russian science-fiction novels about Alise Seleznyova, a young girl from the future, by the famous Russian author Kir Bulychiov. Alisa and her friends not only battle evil and injustice but they are also concerned with global problems like the natural balance and a clean Read more [...]
This in-between seasons time can be tough for parents and kids alike - we all need to get out of the house and find something fun to do, but the weather is not cooperating for that here in Ottawa and at the end of the winter, it can feel like you've already exhausted all of your old stand-bys. Lucky for us, next weekend (April 2 & 3) is KIDSFEST Ottawa!
This is the 16th year of KIDSFEST Ottawa, which is running on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and Sunday, April 3, 2016, from 10:00 am – 4:00 Read more [...]