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 […]

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 […]

Kids in the Garden

When I am out in the garden or in nature with my kids, there is so much more growing than just the plants and flowers.  We are growing ideas, we are growing bonds and we are growing minds.  As a mother, I tend to keep all of those teaching moments hidden behind the glee of […]

Spring into Running

Could it be that spring is finally here in the Nation’s Capital?  It has been a very long winter.  For those of us who run, it has been doubly long as we wait for more daylight hours, milder weather and less of the hazardous slippery stuff before we dig out our shoes an hit the […]

Pack a Picnic, Pick a Pepper…it’s in season

A lot of families planning to head out on a family a road trip. Along the way there is not a lot of choice for food. It is great to have some food on hand or even pack a picnic of options. A few ideas using all of our in season produce: Curried Chicken Salad […]

Get out Get Active

It’s officially the season for hibernating, eating more and exercising less.  When curling up on the couch seems far more appealing than heading outside, it takes a little motivation and preparation to keep the family active throughout the winter months. Here are some ways to keep your family active: Try skating as a family. Ottawa has […]

National Scrapbook Day

It’s National Scrapbook Day!  I dropped by CTV Morning Live to share so tips and tricks to get you and your family cutting, pasting, decorating and creating works of art from your precious memories.  Have a look.  Tell me what you think.  


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