Out to the Orchard

It’s October and that means it’s peak season for apple harvesting. Orchards all around the Ottawa area are open and some of best-tasting apples of the year are ripe for the picking. Our local Apple orchards offer a ton of fall fun for all ages.  Itching for an autumn outing?  Take a drive to the […]

Thanksgiving Weekend – Around Town

  Fall Rhapsody- Gatineau Park   A must-see for the whole family.   Saunders Farm Haunting Season is now underway at Saunders Farm in Munster.  The Farm launched its most eek-citing and delicious Haunting Season ever. Visit a Pumpkin Patch It’s not to early to get pick out the perfect pumpkin for this year’s spectacular […]

Back to School – Back to Routines

We have got some great tips and tricks for first time and seasoned families on how to make back to school a smooooth transition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv0jweiaBWo    Back to school, back to our routines and back to the neighbourhoods we call home. There is no time like the fall to remind us of home – the […]

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List!  Everyone needs one What’s on your bucket list…. Is it to visit one or all of our  7 National Museums (in person or Virtual) Heading to the top of the NAC for their Summer series Tuesday/Wednesdays nights Sitting on the grounds of the History Museum for a spectacular show of the Les […]

Summer Must Haves

School’s out and kids are looking forward to lazy days, action packed-adventures, summer sports, water play and exploration.  Mom in the Know has some tips on making this summer a fun one.  Make sure that you have this year’s must haves ready before the last school bell rings. Start with a bucket list Work together […]

Pack it all in Canada Day

Stand out in a crowd. Use a bright coloured backpack. The bright colour allows you to be recongizable in a crowd. Keep food cool. Pack a lunch bag cooler. A tip for keeping things cold is to freeze your juice boxes overnight and use them as ice packs the next day. It’s a great treat at […]

Make a Canada Flag

Our red and white maple leaf flag was first raised over Parliament Hill 58 years ago on February 15, 1965. Celebrate Canada Day with your family by making a special flag of your own. Hand painted Canada Flag Here’s an easy one.  Grab some paper and red paint.  Let the creativity begin.  Canada Flag Playdough […]

Mother’s Day Picnic

Plan a simple menu that the kids can participate in preparing. My husband and kids are planning to pack Rhubarb and Granola Muffins along with Greek Orzo Salad.  The kids are taking care of the fresh snacks of Fruit Kebobs, Cheese and Apples and Peppers with Hummus.  My kids are always so happy to be part of the […]

Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

My life has been fully blessed with mothers—my grandmother, mother-in-law, my sisters and sisters -in-law and of course, my mother. I have so much to celebrate this weakened including  my own motherhood and my two fantastic kids! It is so nice to spend time with the women in my life and I find that going […]

Mother’s Day Gift of Time with Her Kids

The one thing every mom wants for Mother’s Day is more time with her kids. Whether that means going for a family hike, planting flowers or baking a cake, the experiences you share create lasting memories. Include a thoughtful gift to remind her of the day and you have the perfect Mother’s Day plan. Plant a Garden […]


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