Blogs are a great source of insight. From healthy recipes to ideas for how to keep your kids entertained, mom bloggers are the perfect source of information for parents, new and experienced alike. In Ottawa, we’re lucky to have so many fantastic moms bloggers documenting their journeys for us to learn and share from –…

Even with bits of snow here and there, its safe to say that spring is finally here in Ottawa. With the emergence of warmer weather, its finally time to be able to enjoy the outdoors without the worry of “did I put on enough layers?”.   Even better, spring makes for a great occasion to…

Spring break is upon us, which means many Canadian families will be leaving for destinations around the globe. As any seasoned traveller can attest to, travelling with little ones (baby, toddler or school-aged) is easier said than done. Toting massive amounts of luggage and equipment, dealing with schedule and time changes, and keeping kids constantly…

Kid Crafts: Valentine’s Day Bird Feeders   Valentine’s Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than sharing love with friends and birds? This simple craft makes a great Valentine’s Day gift (and is super yummy for our wing-flapping friends). The best part? You probably already have most of the ingredients in your…

13 Fun Indoor Activities for Kids Are the frigid winter temperatures driving you indoors (and making you stir-crazy in the process)? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep you and your little ones busy and beat your cold-weather doldrums. Here are just a few fun and easy ideas for indoor play that will help…

5 Great Benefits of Cold Weather Play   When the weather turns frigid, it’s tempting to stay indoors. Parents often fear for their child’s health and safety once temperatures drop. But did you know playing outside—even in winter—offers plenty of benefits for you and your child?   Before you close your doors completely to the…

13 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids   Just because playgrounds and parks are covered in snow doesn’t mean outdoor fun has to end! Check out these creative cold-weather and snow play ideas to keep your kids entertained this winter:   1) Build a snowman:   Roll and decorate a snowman using household items (or a snowman decorating…

Looking for an easy, Christmas-themed kids craft to decorate the house or liven up your Christmas tree? It doesn’t get any simpler than this angel made out of paper plates! Here’s how to make it:   What You’ll Need: Paper plates Scissors Glue Glitter (or a glitter pen) Crayons Construction paper (optional) Colored string, feathers,…

Top 10 Most Useful Parenting Apps    For 21st century parents, there really is an app for almost anything. Need to know where your child is? Just press a button! Didn’t have time to shop for dinner? Get a meal kit delivered in minutes! It makes you wonder how your mom and dad got things…

10 Ways to Develop Your Toddler’s Fine Motor Skills   Recent research shows that promoting fine motor skills—the hand skills used to zip zippers and brush teeth—may be even more important for toddlers than promoting cognitive activities (like memorization). In fact, children who learn fine motor skills early are more likely to excel in school.…