goodbye bike

A perfect Ottawa bike date and a goodbye

Every year, in the midst of the never-ending February, the man and I have a “skate date.” Few plans our made beyond sending the little one to her grandmother’s for the night, acquiring food, and lots of skating along the Rideau Canal. This year, we started a new tradition… The bike date! Its parameters are pretty much the same as they… Read more →

summertime freezie

60 Ottawa activities to keep the family busy (but not too busy) this summer

Good morning! Yikes! It’s been more than three weeks since my last post. I apologize. I’ve been crazy busy with work stuff, making some big decisions, getting the little one through the last few weeks of junior kindergarten, and…well…just drinking beer on the back patio. Tomorrow is the little one’s last day of school. WTF! Where the hell did the last 10 months go?… Read more →


Kid-Friendly Restaurant: Petit Bill’s Bistro

Name: Petit Bill’s Bistro Address: 1293 Wellington Street West (Wellington West) Licensed: Yes High chairs/booster seats: I’m not sure Kids menu: No Price: about $30 for main dinner items, about $15 for the small plates/bistro menu We have friends and family in the Wellington West area and the little one does gymnastics in Westboro so we’re in that that part of town a lot and are… Read more →

Brew Donkey

A long awaited blog post about Ottawa & craft beer

Considering what I’m drinking right now, the title of this blog, and the fact that it’s about Ottawa you would think this would have happened by now. A blog post about beer. Did you know there are more than 20 craft breweries and brew pubs in the region (Ottawa Beer Events keeps a good list), and even more set to open… Read more →

city kid

From the mind of a city kid…

I’ve written before about how raising a kid downtown can bring some tough little-kid questions. Growing up in the city means the little one sees some stuff at an earlier age and more often than I did. Recently, my almost five-year-old said two things that kind of made my jaw drop at the impact of her urban upbringing. The other day we were driving… Read more →