Life Lesson: Test Your Waterproof Camera Before You Lose It!

A few years ago, I bought a waterproof, shockproof camera to keep in my purse for when I was out and about with my daughters. At the time, I didn't have a cell phone that took very good pictures and I didn't want to haul my DSL to the park with me. I bought this Canon PowerShot D20 from Costco and I've used and abused it ever since. It brings me great peace of mind to know that my camera won't be ruined by a water bottle leak or a little helper who loses her grip when taking a picture. One of Read more [...]

PBS Kids Keeps the Learning Fun All Summer Long

We all know how important it is to keep the learning going during the school-free summer months. Sneak a little bonus lesson in reading, spelling or math into your day with one of PBS Kids latest releases! "Odd Squad: The O Games" - Join the agents of Odd Squad for a competition featuring crazy math challenges where the winner gets to be Ms. O for a day and run Odd Squad! Agent Otto is chosen to compete, but so is the villain Odd Todd, Agent Olive’s former partner. Will Odd Todd eliminate Read more [...]

Tell time in style with Timber Watches (with #giveaway)

I have loved the look of watches with a wooden face for quite a while, but the $200+ price tag always held me back. Timber Watches cuts out the middle man by selling their watches directly from their website, which keeps the prices well under $100! I contacted them after finding them through their @Timberwatches Instagram page and was happy to find out that they use eco-friendly wood and leather from around the world in their designs. With Father's Day in mind, I was sent the Churchill model for Read more [...]

What to do in Ottawa this weekend

There so many special events happening in Ottawa right now! Here are a few ideas on where to go and what to do the weekend of June 26-28, 2016. Don't feel like cooking dinner at the end of the week? Me either! We're hitting up Ribfest on Sparks Street for dinner tonight. Check out the hashtag #ottawaribfest on various social media sites and be prepared to drool. Ribfest started on Wednesday and is open from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday. The RCMP Read more [...]

Have a family adventure with Pirate Adventures (with giveaway)

Way back when we first moved to Ottawa in 2010, we noticed a pirate ship when we were visiting Mooney's Bay one day. Every time we drive past that area, the girls look to see who can spot the pirate ship first! On Father's Day, Pirate Adventures welcomed my family and many others on board and we got to experience it all first hand. To say we had a blast would be an understatement! We were supposed to go on June 11 but the rain caused a cancellation. We were emailed of the cancellation with Read more [...]

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” swims to movie theatres now

Can you believe that it's been 13 years since "Finding Nemo" was released? I always hoped that there would be a sequel and it's finally happened. We saw an advanced screening of Disney•Pixar's "Finding Dory" on June 15th and it was by far our family's favourite movie that we've seen together at the theatre in quite some time. We laughed, some of us cried, and both of my daughters have asked to see it again! Here's a little plot summary for "Finding Dory" Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” Read more [...]

NCircle Entertainment introduces Mack & Moxy (#giveaway)

NCircle Entertainment is happy to introduce you to some new friends in Mack & Moxy: The Great Helpee Heroes! Join Mack, a lovable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox go-getter, on four exciting adventures! Together with a helpful Trooper, Mack & Moxy set out to rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. Along the way, Mack & Moxy meet a new Friend in Need, who teaches everyone about a new and important cause. Geared Read more [...]

Spring into fun with PBS Kids

Ah, spring. One moment it's cold and rainy, the next it's hot and humid and you need to escape to the basement to cool off. PBS Kids has new releases from Daniel Tiger, Caillou, Wild Kratts and Peg + Cat to add a little learning to your child's down time. "Peg + Cat: Super Peg and Cat Guy" - Look! Up in the sky! It's Super Peg and Cat Guy, here to protect the citizens of Mathtropolis. Explore basic math and geometry concepts as Super Peg and Cat Guy solve the city's problems. When these two Read more [...]

My Year of Yoda check in

I can't believe it's June 1 today! I also can't believe how little I've been posting lately. What can I say - between the end of the winter semester craziness, starting the spring semester (I'm taking one course online and one class at night), finishing up our Sparks year and continuing with my attempt to enjoy running, May just kind of got away from me completely! In case you missed it, back in January I decide that this was going to be my 'Year of Yoda' and in March I mentioned that I was going Read more [...]

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