Candlewick Press shares the gift of reading

There are few things I love more than curling up with a mug of hot tea, a cozy blanket and a good book during the cold winter months. Even when I'm at my busiest, I try to have one "fun" book on the go at all times, though I make no promises for how deep or intellectual it may be. My daughters have both inherited our love of books so I find now that a lo of my reading time is spent reading to them, which is a great way to calm down and spend some quality time together during this busy holiday Read more [...]

Wrigley’s Holiday Fun Books Make Delicious Stocking Stuffers

I love shopping for stocking stuffers! There is always a fun mix of practical, fun and edible items inside, and Santa wraps the stocking stuffers in our house to prolong the fun of opening them. One thing that I remember loving when I was little were the Wrigley's Holiday Fun Books, filled with Life Savers. These best-selling candy books have expanded to include Hubba Bubba and my daughters' favourite, Skittles. Not just candy, there are fun little games on the inside cover. As a bonus, each Read more [...]

Disney has your holiday movie gifts covered

Do you do a lot of travel over the holidays? This is the first year that we're doing all of our holiday travel in a car instead of a van, so it's the first year in a long time that we have actually had to consider the size of the gifts that we are giving to our families! Movies are a great gift to give and receive: they are easy to wrap, provide entertainment, and don't take up much space in your trunk or your house. Two that will be under our tree (and in our car) this year are new releases Read more [...]

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is a rock and roll good time

Yesterday was the big day in Ottawa: three performances of Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival! We arrived nice and early to the Canadian Tire Centre so we had lots of time to pick up our tickets, grab a little something to eat, and check out the souvenirs. We had told our daughters before we went that they could each pick out one souvenir, with parental approval, and Ashlyn honed in on a Jasmine doll immediately, while Rowan went for a Jessie doll. From almost the first note, both of my Read more [...]

Ottawa’s countdown to Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is on!

The countdown to the Ottawa performances of Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival is on! As I mentioned in my earlier post, this show is coming to Ottawa on December 14 (that's next Sunday!) for 3 shows: 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.at the Canadian Tire Centre. Filled with more than 25 familiar friends like Mickey, Minnie, Ariel, the Toy Story gang and so many more, it's going to be fun for the whole family! It looks like Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival is going to be high-energy Read more [...]

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