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Thursday
Apr022015

All Mother's Deserve a Day

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<h2><span class="full-image-float-left ssNonEditable">&nbsp;</span>Pack a Picnic, Pick some Flowers, Give a Garden</h2>
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<p>This year, give your Mom the things Moms want most.&nbsp; Give her the gift of your time. &nbsp;A perfect picnic takes very little planning and is a cinch for Dad and kids to put together.&nbsp;</p>
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<h3>Plan a simple menu that the kids can participate in preparing.</h3>
<p>My husband and kids are planning to pack&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/fruits/rhubarb/recipes/rhub-granola-muffin.html">Rhubarb and Granola Muffins</a>&nbsp;along with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/vegetables/grnhsetom/recipes/orzo-pasta-salad.html">Greek Orzo Salad</a>.&nbsp; The kids are taking care of the fresh snacks of Fruit Kebobs, Cheese and Apples and Peppers with Hummus.&nbsp; My kids are always so happy to be part of the planning and preparation.&nbsp;</p>
<h3>Put together some fun and games.</h3>
<p>Make sure that Mom has some time to put her feet up.&nbsp; A little relaxation and pampering should also be on the menu.&nbsp; This is not her day to run after the kids or have to keep them entertained.&nbsp; Pack a few balls, a Frisbee, shovels and pails, toy cars and butterfly nets.&nbsp; Extra points for bringing along a copy of Mom&rsquo;s favourite book or magazine!&nbsp;</p>
<h3><span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><img src="http://mitk.squarespace.com/storage/may-2012/may%20picnic.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1336337352728" alt="" /></span>Pick your destination.</h3>
<p><span lang="EN-CA">Looking for a shady forest area, a beach or a park? There are so many great spots so close at hand.&nbsp; My favourites are:</span></p>
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<ul>
<li><span>Watson&rsquo;s Mill in Manotick</span></li>
<li><span>Rideau Falls</span></li>
<li><span>Pink Lake in Gatineau Park</span></li>
<li><span>The NCC Arboretum</span></li>
<li><span>Jock River Landing in Barrhaven</span></li>
<li><span>Long Island Locks in Riverside South</span></li>
<li><span>Rockcliffe Park</span></li>
<li><span>Petrie Island in Orleans</span></li>
</ul>
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<h3><span lang="EN-CA">&nbsp;</span>Pick some Flowers</h3>
<p>It would not be Mother&rsquo;s Day without the perfect bouquet of flowers or a plant for Mom.&nbsp; We always chose<span>Ontario-grown cut flowers and potted plants</span>. So much agriculture is done here in Ontario and flowers are just one product of many that we can be proud to say are grown&nbsp;locally.&nbsp; This Mother&rsquo;s Day and for any other special occasion, pick Ontario grown.&nbsp;</p>
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<h3><span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><img src="http://mitk.squarespace.com/storage/may-2012/201104-flowers-for-mom-600x411.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1336337392805" alt="" /></span>Give her a Planting Box</h3>
<p>With the May long weekend just around the corner, many Moms are anxious to get out into their gardens.&nbsp; I think that a beautiful box of seeds and plants make a wonderful gift.&nbsp; Find a pretty box, something recycled works for me, and have the kids decorate it.&nbsp; Stop in at your local nursery and pick up all of the supplies Mom will need to get her garden growing.&nbsp; I always like to put in a new pair of gloves, the latest little gadget, a few tomatoes plants and a new hat.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
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<h3>Happy Mother's Day. &nbsp;</h3>

<p>&nbsp;</p><h2><span class="full-image-float-left ssNonEditable">&nbsp;</span>Pack a Picnic, Pick some Flowers, Give a Garden</h2>
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pyabxGhqCC8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>This year, give your Mom the things Moms want most.&nbsp; Give her the gift of your time. &nbsp;A perfect picnic takes very little planning and is a cinch for Dad and kids to put together.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Plan a simple menu that the kids can participate in preparing.</h3><p>My husband and kids are planning to pack&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/fruits/rhubarb/recipes/rhub-granola-muffin.html">Rhubarb and Granola Muffins</a>&nbsp;along with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/vegetables/grnhsetom/recipes/orzo-pasta-salad.html">Greek Orzo Salad</a>.&nbsp; The kids are taking care of the fresh snacks of Fruit Kebobs, Cheese and Apples and Peppers with Hummus.&nbsp; My kids are always so happy to be part of the planning and preparation.&nbsp;</p><h3>Put together some fun and games.</h3><p>Make sure that Mom has some time to put her feet up.&nbsp; A little relaxation and pampering should also be on the menu.&nbsp; This is not her day to run after the kids or have to keep them entertained.&nbsp; Pack a few balls, a Frisbee, shovels and pails, toy cars and butterfly nets.&nbsp; Extra points for bringing along a copy of Mom&rsquo;s favourite book or magazine!&nbsp;</p><h3><span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><img src="http://mitk.squarespace.com/storage/may-2012/may%20picnic.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1336337352728" alt="" /></span>Pick your destination.</h3><p><span lang="EN-CA">Looking for a shady forest area, a beach or a park? There are so many great spots so close at hand.&nbsp; My favourites are:</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li><span>Watson&rsquo;s Mill in Manotick</span></li><li><span>Rideau Falls</span></li><li><span>Pink Lake in Gatineau Park</span></li><li><span>The NCC Arboretum</span></li><li><span>Jock River Landing in Barrhaven</span></li><li><span>Long Island Locks in Riverside South</span></li><li><span>Rockcliffe Park</span></li><li><span>Petrie Island in Orleans</span></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span lang="EN-CA">&nbsp;</span></p><h3><span lang="EN-CA">&nbsp;</span>Pick some Flowers</h3><p>It would not be Mother&rsquo;s Day without the perfect bouquet of flowers or a plant for Mom.&nbsp; We always chose<span>Ontario-grown cut flowers and potted plants</span>. So much agriculture is done here in Ontario and flowers are just one product of many that we can be proud to say are grown&nbsp;locally.&nbsp; This Mother&rsquo;s Day and for any other special occasion, pick Ontario grown.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3><span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><img src="http://mitk.squarespace.com/storage/may-2012/201104-flowers-for-mom-600x411.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1336337392805" alt="" /></span>Give her a Planting Box</h3><p>With the May long weekend just around the corner, many Moms are anxious to get out into their gardens.&nbsp; I think that a beautiful box of seeds and plants make a wonderful gift.&nbsp; Find a pretty box, something recycled works for me, and have the kids decorate it.&nbsp; Stop in at your local nursery and pick up all of the supplies Mom will need to get her garden growing.&nbsp; I always like to put in a new pair of gloves, the latest little gadget, a few tomatoes plants and a new hat.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Happy Mother's Day. &nbsp;</h3>

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