Recently, the signs went up.
They were the signs that tell us the city is going to plow so no one, not even those with a permit, can park on the street overnight.
Usually I just move the car to a small nearby street that never has the signs, but that night I forgot until it was too late, until all the spots were taken. So I drove Read more…
Name: Earl’s Variety
Address: 225 Strathcona Avenue (Glebe)
High chairs/booster seats: Yes
Kids menu: No
Price: $8-$14 per small plate
I’ve written before about my love of tapas style dining. Just a few years ago there weren’t too many restaurants in Ottawa that offered small Read more…
So Monday is Family Day and I’m thinking you should spend it bowling.
When I was a kid, I had a babysitter who was in a bowling league. Sometimes, when I had a day off school, she would take me to the bowling alley in Orleans. She would set me up with a lane and a snack for a couple of hours while she bowled with her group.
I loved it and as a result, I don’t totally suck at bowling.
In fact, even now, bowling is a favourite activity for Read more…
That means it’s winter and it’s cold and summer seems so far away. It also means the winter complaining has reached a fever pitch in this city.
I get it; I do.
I’m always cold and I’m an unsexy weirdo who sleeps year-round with socks, ugly PJs and several blankets. In fact, this time of year brings the man and I’s annual rather passive aggressive war over the thermostat. Just like everybody else, I miss sundresses and BBQs and Read more…
The little one has a boyfriend.
His name is Jesse.
He’s five years old and in kindergarten, and he has brown hair.
Apparently he’s really nice and has lots of fun toys. He and my daughter met at a pirate show and she has adored him ever since. He lives nearby and she has been bugging me incessantly to go to his house.
I’m not opposed to the idea of a playdate; he seems like a Read more…