Ottawa’s hidden treasures

Ottawa’s Hidden Treasures: RCMP Stables

5 March 2012 Ottawa Family Fun

I have been blogging about raising a family in Ottawa for seven years and this? May be the best discovery of them all. I’ve recommended a tour of the RCMP Musical Ride Centre a couple of times as an excellent idea for free family fun in Ottawa, but I’ve never actually gotten around to doing […]

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Fun and FREE fitness for Ottawa’s new moms: Strollercize!

22 February 2012 Ottawa Family Fun

It’s hard to believe a whole ten years (!) have passed since I showed up for my first Strollercize outing at Boomerang Kids on Bank Street. I can barely remember being that girl, shy and still overwhelmed by being a new mom, looking for any excuse to get out of the house and interacting with […]

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Seven days of free family fun in Ottawa!

18 November 2011 My 15 minutes

This week, CBC Ottawa has been doing a series on savvy spenders, featuring ways to save on your groceries and on your clothing budget. And today, they’ll be airing a segment on free activities for families in Ottawa — featuring me and the whole family! It’s been about three years since I wrote what was […]

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Friday Family Fun: Apple Picking!!

9 September 2011 Ottawa Family Fun

Apple-picking is one of my favourite summer-into-fall family traditions. On a crisp autumn day, there is nothing better than blue skies, green grass and fresh red apples. And there is no better snack than a tartly sweet juicy apple – I’m drooling just thinking about it! The apple-picking season is just getting underway here in […]

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Friday Family Fun: Five places to get soaked

1 July 2011 5 things

Hooray, it’s summer vacation, and according to the forecast, the first week of summer vacation is going to be hot and steamy — just the way I like it! All summer long, I’m going to be posting suggestions for activities to keep families busy and happy. This week, I’ve got five suggestions for ways to […]

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Photo credit!

3 June 2011 Mothership Photography

Photo credit!, a photo by Dani_Girl on Flickr. Via Flickr: My first print photo credit appeared this week in our community newspaper, the Manotick Messenger! I was expecting a quarter-page ad, and was delighted to see the ad was a half-page, so my collage took up a whole quarter of the page. 🙂 (I’m particularly […]

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Hooray for Ottawa!

15 February 2011 How I love the Interwebs

Here’s three great links for people who love Ottawa as much as I love Ottawa. (And for the record? I love Ottawa A LOT!) First, mad props to the Ottawa Public Library. I love the library and I really love their website and new interactive features. I love the ease of popping over whenever the […]

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Ottawa’s Hidden Treasures: Manotick’s Haunted Mill

7 January 2011 Ottawa's hidden treasures

I may have mentioned that I am newly infatuated with Watson’s Mill, the historical centerpiece of Manotick and barely a few steps’ walk from the new house. Since we moved in, I’ve been itching to get out there with my camera and simply wander around for a bit. It was Christmas morning, in fact, after […]

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Ottawa Family Fun: Pumpkin picking!

21 October 2010 Ottawa Family Fun

On Sunday morning, I wanted to give the boys a bit of a break from the chaos of half-empty boxes and moving mania so we decided to set off in search of pumpkins. Sure, we could have picked some up at the grocery store, and Farm Boy has some really unusual white pumpkins this year. […]

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Ottawa’s Hidden Treasures: Andrew Haydon Park

6 August 2010 Ottawa Family Fun

I‘ve spent so much time this summer blogging about other places that I’ve completely forgotten one of my favourite bloggy activities: telling you about the fantastic family hangouts we’ve discovered here in Ottawa for summertime fun. If you are looking for a fabulous free activity on a hot summer day in Ottawa, you should definitely […]

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