Minnie’s Pet Salon gets two paws up

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has been a mainstay in our home for over 5 years now! It was one of the first shows that really caught Ashlyn's attention as a young toddler and Rowan has always known and loved it. They particularly love the Minnie-focused episodes, so we were very happy to receive Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Pet Salon in the mail, which is now available for purchase on DVD! Featuring over two hours of pet-themed episodes, including the longer feature "Minnie's Pet Salon", Read more [...]

The last weekend in May

Can you believe it's already June? This past weekend we had my oldest daughter's school fair on Saturday morning and the weather was hot and sunny. The girls got to play games, climb out of a trailer during a demonstration by a local fire department, and of course play at the play ground! I can't believe how strong they both are on the bars now. That afternoon it started pouring rain so I helped them get into their swimsuits to go out and play - until a giant boom of thunder convinced us all to go Read more [...]

Summer fun ideas for kids in Ottawa

Summer is almost here! We have about a month left until summer break starts and I'm trying to come up with a nice balance of activities to keep us busy and having fun without getting stuck in the same sort of routine that we have the rest of the year. My goal is to try and do one 'special' activity each week, with lots of down time, play dates and backyard fun thrown in. I thought about splitting my list into 'free' and 'pay' activities, but it made more sense to me to divide them based on things Read more [...]

Disney’s “Tomorrowland” is a must-see

Last night, my husband and I had an almost unheard of mid-week date night when we went to the Ottawa screening of Disney's "Tomorrowland". To be honest, even after seeing the trailer and commercials, I still wasn't quite sure what to expect. We left the girls at home with a babysitter, partially because the screening ended way past their bedtimes, and partially because we weren't sure if the movie would be too old for them. I think that we made the right choice; I would highly recommend "Tomorrowland" Read more [...]

Catch the advanced “Tomorrowland” screening in Ottawa #giveaway

If you've seen a Disney movie at the theatre lately, odds are good that you've seen a trailer for "Tomorrowland". Rated PG, it will be released on May 22, but I have a family 4 pack of tickets to the Ottawa advanced screening on Wednesday, May 20 that I am giving away below! "From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded Read more [...]

Spring into Science with NCircle Entertainment (#giveaway)

I don't know how NCircle Entertainment does it, but they always seem to know what topics my daughters are going to be interested in every season. Now that it's spring - almost summer some days! - there is a lot of interest in science and nature and that is exactly what this batch of NCircle Entertainment DVDs is all about! Dino Dan: Swimming with Dinosaurs!: Dino Dan fans, it’s time to join Trek and learn about some of the coolest dinosaurs yet! Dive into dino adventures in the water Read more [...]

Safe sleeping tips from HALO and a #giveaway

This week is both my oldest daughter's birthday and Mother's Day. This means that I will have been a mom for 6 years! You'd think that would make me a bit of an expert by now but alas, I'm still figuring it out as I go. One funny thing that I've recently realized is how quickly my infant knowledge has become dated. When I take my 4 year old to gymnastics, I watch her with a couple of grandmothers who bring their granddaughters to the same class. They talk about what they used to do when their own Read more [...]

Refresh Your Decor and Imagination for Spring with Posterjack (#giveaway)

There's more to spring cleaning than just the surfaces of your house! Last week Posterjack sent me 6 ways to spring clean your photo collection and freshen up your decor with photo art and I wanted to share them with you: 1. Embrace spring photography – get outside and explore the world of macro/micro photography to capture bugs and buds in bloom. Embrace nature photography and witness wildlife waking from their hibernation. 2. Keep the kids creative and engaged during April showers Read more [...]

Keeping Busy, Finding Balance

I'm almost glad for the rain today, because I can work at my computer and not feel bad that we're inside instead of enjoying the spring weather! Like many of my fellow moms, I have a hard time figuring out how to balance all of 'my' stuff (blogging, college courses, exercise, hobbies), 'kid' stuff (dance and swimming lessons, storytime and school, play dates and outdoor time), 'family' stuff (special activities and outings, time together reading/playing/watching a movie), 'couple' stuff (spending Read more [...]

Marvel Universe Live! Ottawa ticket #giveaway and discount code

Marvel Universe Live! is coming to the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa at the Canadian Tire Centre from July 31 to August 2, 2015. With 6 performances, including one in French, there should be a time that works for almost anyone who wants to attend! Show Times Schedule Date  Morning  Afternoon  Late Afternoon Evening Friday, July 31 7:00 PM Saturday, August 1 11:00 AM  3:00 PM 7:00 PM Sunday, August 2 11:00 AM 3:00 PM French Performance Our Read more [...]

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