Here in Ottawa, December 22 is the first day of the Christmas break for the public schools, which means the beginning of the all-day "Is it Christmas yet? Is it Christmas yet?" line of questioning. Sounds like a great day to plan an outing to see "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" presented by Centrepointe Theatres in Ottawa. With two shows, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., there should be a good time for any Junie B. fan to attend!
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When considering names for my daughters, having personalized items easily available didn't occur to me. After all, my name is apparently spelled in an unusual way (that darn "e" is almost always missed) so I never really had any personalized pencils or door hangers and I survived. The rise in nontraditional names has lead to a great new trend: personalized products that allow YOU to spell the child's name instead of trying to find the name on a per-printed product! Lostmy.name creates an entire Read more [...]
Every year we have family pictures taken by Elizabeth Fulton Photography, usually in the spring to coincide with our daughters birthdays, and I usually order a new canvas print to put over our fireplace. I also tend to print some of those pictures to give to our family members or display in the many photo walls we have around the house. Finding a great gift for my husband can be quite a challenge so I was happy to be reminded by Posterjack.ca that the perfect gift was already on my hard drive!
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This summer, I took my girls to the movie theatre as a special treat and we saw Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. There was action, adventure and lots of laughs and my youngest daughter in particular really fell in love with the characters. She's even picked a Dusty ornament for our Christmas tree this year! When my friends at Disney sent me a copy to review, while I was sure that Rowan would have loved to open it at Christmas, I knew I couldn't keep it until wraps for over a month. As soon Read more [...]
Since moving to Ottawa 4.5 years ago, I have been very fortunate to make some amazing friends who have become like family to me. From the time our oldest kids were about 15 months old until they started junior kindergarten last year, we would get together at least once a week and often much more frequently than that! While we still get together with the younger kids on a weekly basis, the four oldest kids go to three different schools since most of us are in different neighbourhoods so Ashlyn doesn't Read more [...]