Dreaming of Summer

Am I the only crazy person trying to plan out my summer when it's still the middle of winter? While the girls are still having fun playing in the snow, I am so done with the cold and snow and amount of effort it takes to do anything! The summer programs fill up so quickly (FYI fellow Ottawa residents, the Spring/Summer recreation guide goes live on February 20 and you can start registering on March 3 at 9 pm for swimming and March 5 at 9 pm for the rest of the programs) and I don't want Read more [...]

Craft time with The Orb Factory (#giveaway)

Crafts are a daily occurrence in our house. Now that my girls are getting old enough to complete them with minimal help (or better yet, Ashlyn can help her little sister), I like to keep an eye out for fun kits that offer crafts that they can create and display with pride. The Orb Factory is a brand that I have used in the past and had great experiences with, so I was very happy to receive the Sticky Mosaics Twinkle Tiaras craft kit to review! When I'm looking at a craft kit, the first thing Read more [...]

Disney’s The Jungle Book Diamond Edition now available

With the endless winter that Ottawa has been experiencing, escaping through a movie is our favourite way to spend an afternoon, especially if that movie features a tropical location. Enter Disney's The Jungle Book Diamond Edition, which came out of the vault on February 11! Both of my daughters have seen the commercials for The Jungle Book so they were quite excited to hear that we would be receiving it. I wish I had a video of Rowan opening the package and exclaiming "Mommy, it's The Jungle Read more [...]

What We’re Reading: Picture Books

We've always been regulars at our local branch of the Ottawa Public Library, but now that I'm taking a course specifically about children's books, we're spending even more time than usual reading as a family. These are a few recent picture books that have inspired a lot of snuggles and choruses of "let's read it again"! Red is Best by Kathy Stinson - a classic story that I think every parent can related to; it doesn't matter what item you're talking about, red (or in our house, pink or yellow) Read more [...]

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