Crafts with Christmas Cookie Cutters

Make your own wrapping paper.  Dip cookie cutters into paint and press them onto craft paper.  I like to use the big roll from Ikea, $4.99 for meters of fun. Trace the cutters onto sponges. Cut out the sponges and sponge paint a Christmas scene. Take photos from previous years, glue them to magnetic paper […]

Host a Holiday Party for Kids

Gingerbread House Making Raise the roof … with a gingerbread house-making party. Great news for gingerbread enthusiasts!  Loblaws / Great Canadian Superstores sell premade houses complete with icing bags and candies. Partygoers can let their imaginations go wild.  When complete, you simply package up their creations in the boxes they came in.  Be sure to […]

MITKs Annual List of Holiday Events and Things to Do

PARADES Help Santa Toy Parade November 23rd, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.  Parade Route Below Help Ottawa firefighters collect toys for those in need.  The Help Santa Toy Parade of lights is a tradition in Ottawa.  Local firefighters walk the route collecting toys from spectators. Starts at National Archives on Wellington Street, heading east on Wellington […]

MITKs Ultimate List of Christmas Things to Do

2016 Edition It’s that time of year again.  This city is alight with twinkling lights.  Festivals and craft sales are under way and Santa’s helpers are stationed in their ornate mall displays waiting for the enthusiastic children to visit, lists in hand.  It’s Christmas Time in the City. There is so much to do and […]

Keepsake Ornaments

How our tree has grown since the kids have come into our lives.  Each year, as we put up our tree, we take time to look at the ornaments that we have collected over the years.  There is the one we got for a wedding gift, our first home, baby’s first Christmas times two – […]

Easy Advent Calendars

  Links to full instructions below 1.  Easy Paper Chain Calendar 2.  Spice Tin Wreath 3.  The Easiest Advent Calendar 4.  Trim Santas Beard 5.  Baby Socks Countdown 6.  Muffin Tin Advent 7.  Advent Paper Chain 8.  Painted Popsicle Sticks 9.  Cute Christmas House 10  Shoe Bag Advent

Fun and Festive Christmas Ornaments to make with the Kids

Handmade Keepsake Ornaments How our tree has grown since the kids have come into our lives.  Each year, as we put up our tree, we take time to look at the ornaments that we have collected over the years.  There is the one we got for a wedding gift, our first home, baby’s first Christmas […]

Santa FAQs

My Kids are starting to ask questions about Santa this year.  I have had to do some quick thiniking on my feet to make sure that they continue to believe.  Here is my list of Santa FAQs How can Santa fly around the world and deliver all those presents in just a few hours? Santa […]

Mom Savers

 Chrismtas Morning Make Ahead Recipes     BUTTERMILK COUNTRY CARROT CAKE   Packed with wholesome Ontario Carrots, carrot cake always makes a great after-school snack.  This easy stir-together is chock full of carrots, iron-rich raisins and low-fat buttermilk.   Preparation Time:            30 minutes Baking Time:                   1 hour Serves 12 to 16   2/3 cup (150 […]

Help Santa Toy Parade

November 22rd, 2014 Time: 11:00 a.m.  Parade Route Below Help Ottawa firefighters collect toys for those in need.  The Help Santa Toy Parade of lights is a tradition in Ottawa.  Local firefighters walk the route collecting toys from spectators. Starts at National Archives on Wellington Street, heading east on Wellington until Bank. The parade turns […]