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A perfect summer night in Ottawa

4 September 2009 Ottawa Family Fun

Looking for family fun in Ottawa tonight? Looks like it will be a perfect night for BOB FM’s movies on the beach, featuring WALL-E. Added bonus? The sunset hot-air balloon launch just down the river as part of the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon festival. What a lovely night out!

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Sing it, sista!

25 August 2009 Mothering without a licence

Yep, I agree with just about every word of Danielle Crittenden’s 40 reasons to have kids in today’s Full Comment National Post blog.

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30 “essential” Ottawa blogs

18 August 2009 Life in Ottawa

Props to OttawaStart (one of my fave resources for local information) for this excellent list of 30 Essential Ottawa Blogs — and I don’t just say that because I’m on the list! (*blush*) It’s not a definitive list of the best in Ottawa, but it’s a great start. Anybody else you’d add?

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Ottawa Fall Fiction writing contest

17 August 2009 Life in Ottawa

The folks at Apartment 613, one of my new favourite local blogs, are sponsoring a Fall Fiction writing contest: “We’re accepting entries of original fiction of 1000 words or less. There is no restriction on topic – but a local Ottawa hook is encouraged.” See Apt613 for details! (Hmmm, if I give up an hour’s […]

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Cheeseburger cupcakes!

14 August 2009 How I love the Interwebs

I will be the coolest mom on the block when I make these super-cute cheeseburger cupcakes!!

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Top 10 funniest google suggest results

13 August 2009 How I love the Interwebs

So you know I’m endlessly fascinated by Google and the people who use it — but it turns out I’m not the only one. Read this laugh-out-loud post from Mashable about Google’s new “Suggest” feature and the oddball things people are seaching for.

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Half decent? Okay, I can do that

3 August 2009 How I love the Interwebs

My favourite google search of the day: some odd soul looking for “a half decent pic of a freakish person.” *shakes head in wonder and dismay*

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Ah, but I think they’re adorable

28 July 2009 Ah, me boys

From today’s Globe and Mail, courtesy our left coast correspondent, Fryman (emphasis is mine): According to scientists, women are getting more beautiful, reports Ben Leach in The Daily Telegraph. “Researchers found that attractive women have more children than their less attractive counterparts and that a higher proportion of those children are female. Once those daughters […]

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Solidarity, sista

19 July 2009 How I love the Interwebs

The things that bring people here never fail to amaze, delight and occasionally horrify me. This one falls into the second category. I hope I gave at least some commiseration if not comfort to the poor soul who googled “37 weeks pregnant exhausted and pissed off.” We hear ya, sister. Only a couple of more […]

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Forget the kid, I’d like to go myself!

9 July 2009 Books

Courtesy my dear friend Cait, “Would you send your kid to Hogwarts?” Um, only if I couldn’t go myself…

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