Mother’s Day Ideas and Inspiration

Mother’s Day Ideas Decorate the House Festively decorate the house with balloons, streamers and a big bouquet of flowers on the dining room table.  This will be sure to surprise her. Extra Touch These helium balloons are so much fun.  Hang family photos and messages on ties.  What a beautiful idea. A Homemade Mother’s Day […]

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 […]

12 Awesome Easter Activities

Easter weekend has arrived, and there are so many activities for you in and around Ottawa! Get ready to create cherished memories with one of these Easter adventures that will leave the whole family smiling from ear to ear! Hop on over to a Farm for some Easter Fun   Easter Weekend at the Proulx Maple […]

Easter Brunch

Easter is on the way!  It’s a perfect time to start new family traditions and get your kids busy in the kitchen.

Step Out of the Basket

easter baskets

Scrambling around for something new to delight your kids on Easter Morning?  It may be time to put your basket aside and create some excitement with these alternatives to the traditional basket. April Showers What kid does not love an umbrella?  Fill these colourful bubble umbrellas with springtime treats.  Layer the base with a little […]

Five Great Alternatives to Easter Candy

Holidays are an adventure at our house. Easter is no exception with the abundance of  sweets and chocolate.  While I agree that some candy is fun, this year I plan to change up the easter routine by setting up an in-house scavenger hunt.  The kids get a map from the Easter bunny, leading them to their first […]

MARCH BREAK FUN! A few of our favourites

Time in the kitchen with kids is well spent: Mom in the Know Leanne CusackCTV News Ottawa Host, News at Noon Published Tuesday, March 10, 2020  OTTAWA — Julie Findlay is an educator, and a busy mom, who encourages curiosity. For Findlay, there are learning opportunities everywhere. Twelve years ago, when her children were small, […]

Fun and Easy March Break Activities

Visit the library: Check if they’re hosting any special programs for your day off, such as puppet shows or craft times. Plan ahead by reserving Disney, Nickelodeon, and Pixar DVDs for a movie marathon. Enjoy outdoor play: Make use of playgrounds, school yards, or your backyard for some fresh air and exercise. Organize a play […]

March Break Staycation

child on a climbing wall

Have a March break vacation close to home this year by enjoying some of our city’s attractions indoors and out.  Make your hometown your Spring Break destination; visit a local sugar bush, hit the slopes, visit a museum or take in a show.  Ottawa has so many options.  Don’t forget to dress for the weather, […]


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