Alive to Strive Race: More than a granola bar

“We came here for a race one time, right mom?” asked the little one a few weeks ago while Read more

Pink duct tape & a little taste of spring

Sorry I've been quiet lately. Sometimes life gets in the way and sometimes, people, like the man, get appendicitis. We've been Read more

10 Ottawa summer day camps for little kids

Pre-kid, March was...March. Spring was on the horizon but the more relaxed pace of summer was a long way off. Read more

The urban Ottawa parking predicament

Recently, the signs went up. They were the signs that tell us the city is going to plow so no Read more

Park Profile: Jules Morin Park (and 2 neat links)

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Jules Morin Park 1 300x159 Park Profile: Jules Morin Park (and 2 neat links)You know what has us really excited this spring?

Hanging out at Jules Morin Park!

This is our neighbourhood park, but last spring and summer it was nothing but a field of dirt. The play structure and wading pool were removed and the kids were left with just the promise of something better to come thanks to a big renewal project.

Located in Lowertown East, Jules Morin Park is also known as Anglesea Square and is Ottawa’s Read more…

Maple syrup in the city – Ain’t life sweet

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The man loves maple syrup.

Yeah, yeah, I know. So do you.

But do you bring your own to restaurants? Do you keep a tiny squeeze bottle of the stuff in the driver’s side door of the car in case you suddenly get a craving on the 417? Do you talk about maple syrup with great passion and conviction, as if the mere act of opening a new can could change the world?

Welcome to my life.

It’s almost as crazy as Read more…

Alive to Strive Race: More than a granola bar

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“We came here for a race one time, right mom?” asked the little one a few weeks ago while we were skiing at Mooney’s Bay.
“We sure did,” I replied.
“We should do a race again some time. Maybe I’ll find another granola bar.”
Around this time last year I wrote a post about how I don’t like running but was putting those feelings Read more…

A dinner idea for the busy urban Ottawa family

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There are two things that are critical to our weeknight routine: meal planning and the fact that the man is a darn good cook.
We do share the cooking duties and we each have our signature dishes; however, he definitely does a little more of the meal prep. Honestly, he’s better at it.
So when appendicitis Read more…

Pink duct tape & a little taste of spring

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duct tape hopscotch 300x179 Pink duct tape & a little taste of spring

Winter hopscotch!

Sorry I’ve been quiet lately.

Sometimes life gets in the way and sometimes, people, like the man, get appendicitis.

We’ve been a little cooped up lately and our routine is a little out of whack. Add that to the eternal winter/WTF it’s going to be -20 tomorrow morning spring, and we’re all a little Read more…

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