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 [...]
Seeing as how the first quarter of the year is almost over, I thought I'd do a little update on how my Year of Yoda is going. I have to say, this year I have really done my best to keep my mantra of “Do. Or do not. There is no try” in my mind while I go about my daily life. On the one hand, I am at least more honest with myself when I end up wasting too much time online when I should be doing something productive, and I'm more likely to give myself a pat on the back when I have an exceptionally Read more [...]
My friends at Wonder Forge sent me a couple of new games that they thought would be extra fun for our family this Easter. Since it's March Break for us this week, I decided that the Easter Bunny has our baskets covered and we could enjoy the games a bit early!
Ravensburger Buggaloop - Look out! There’s a HEXBUG® in the yard and it’s coming after you! Players roll the die and move their bugs across the yard, until the HEXBUG® emerges from the loop and tries to bump them off. If you’re Read more [...]
If you live in Ontario and have children, odds are good that your kids have next week off for March Break! This is the first year that I've been taking daytime classes at Algonquin College, so it's also the first year that I'm having to make plans around my schedule (since postsecondary students get their Reading Week in February) instead of just filling up the week with fun activities for my daughters. Luckily, my husband has vacation time that he needs to take so we'll be off together for the Read more [...]
There's a new doll in the playroom, and she's sure to be a hit with your little girl! Lori dolls are sweet, 6-inch tall dolls who are 'smart, adventurous and trendy little girls' and like all the best dolls, they come with lots of options and accessories! My youngest daughter is turning 5 later this month and she just loves to play with fashion dolls and action figures.Lori dolls are unique because these dolls are meant to be close to the age of my own little girls, so they can imagine themselves Read more [...]