Watch, read, and learn with Safari, So Good! (giveaway)

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is back with a new DVD, Safari So Good!  Something that I just learned is that each The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is based off of the Random House Cat in the Hat Learning Library book series, which means that we can continue the fun and learning long after the movie is turned off. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Safari, So Good! explores the jungle and African wildlife with monkeys, elephants, rhinos, and lots of the Cat's Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Winterlude 2013

The weather was slightly less freezing on Sunday so we decided to attempt Winterlude.  The last time that we went was 2 years ago so we were excited to check it out.  We got to cross on the canal - no skating for us this time - and see some of the sculptors working on their ice sculptures!  Unfortunately the wind and cold were just too much for the preschooler so our visit was much shorter than we hoped.  Winterlude runs until February 18th so if you're in Ottawa, make sure to check it out!   Read more [...]

Givopoly lets you support local and shop online (giveaway)

I love living in Ottawa!  It's not my hometown by birth but it's the first city that I ever made into a home on my own and I was thrilled to move back after living for a few years on the other side of the country.  When we were in university, my then-boyfriend (now husband) and I used to love wandering around the Market and other areas of Ottawa, checking out all of the fantastic, independent stores and restaurants.  Now that we have two little girls, we don't make it downtown nearly as Read more [...]

The years are short

A friend of mine quoted Gretchen Rubin's "the days are long but the years are short" on her A Gym Tale blog the other week and it's been echoing in my head ever since.  Being a stay-at-home-mom for the last 3.5 years, I frequently wonder where my day - or week! - has gone; the days are a blur of classes and play dates, snacks and cleaning, naps and baths and finally, blessedly, bedtime.  Some days I am certain that I have the best life I could ever hope to have, but I'll admit that  I certainly Read more [...]

Warm up your winter with Scentsy (giveaway)

  Before I had kids, I had scented candles all over my house.  Now that I have two little girls literally running laps around each other, having a flame out in the open seems like a recipe for disaster!  I was missing that cozy feeling that a great scent adds to our home and  Scentsy Independent Consultant Shelly was kind enough to introduce me to Scentsy as an alternative.   Scentsy uses "decorative ceramic warmers designed to melt scented wax with the heat of a light bulb Read more [...]

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