The Magic of Tia Photography

I LOVE photos! I have always been one to take lots of photographs through the years, but when I had Jax and Hudson, this was taken to a whole other level! You can now find endless amounts of photos and videos on our cellphones and laptops – sharing daily updates with friends and family. When […]

Child Vision Awareness Month

Did you know that October is Child Vision Awareness Month? What a funny coincidence because I actually took the boys to their first optometrist appointment just a few days ago! A friend of mine had recommended a local optometrist in the west end of Ottawa (Kanata), Jennifer Winn Optometry so I decided to book my […]

A Farm Boy Thanksgiving

Since I was a kid, Thanksgiving has been one of my favourite holidays. A beautiful meal and family coming together is a true blessing. Back in the day, we used to cook the whole meal and while it was always enjoyable, it’s also a lot of work. I soon came to realize this wasn’t the […]

Cleen Detailing Ottawa

Hey guys! I wanted to share with you the most amazing service I just received from a company in Ottawa called “Cleen Detailing”. Let’s talk about a bad mom-mobile situation, I have been long overdue for a car detail, and I can’t even believe I let it go this long! McDonalds fries from Happy Meals […]

Mountain Orchard Apple Picking Tradition

I’m sad to say farewell to summer after all our hot days at the parks and splash pads, swimming in the pools of our friends and making summer memories. But what’s awesome about summer ending is that fall activities are ready to start! It really begins in September as the local fairs begin, then into […]

Monkey Around Play & Learn Centre

Just when we thought we couldn’t get ANOTHER Ottawa area membership for the kids… well, today we acquired another one at Monkey Around Play and Learn Centre! I really had no intention of getting another yearly membership but, I find myself frequenting both Kids kingdom locations often so I needed some new scenery. We also […]

Travelling with Kids – Mexico 2018

Lately I’ve been dreaming of what our next family vacation will be and it got me thinking about our trip to Mexico this past April for our friend’s wedding. I thought I would reminisce with you and share some of our experiences and tips on travelling with children. Our life (pre-kids) always allowed us to […]

Hulk Cupcakes (aka Sweet Spinach Gluten Free Muffins)

I bought my new Gotham Steel muffin tin today because I’ve had this recipe in my mind for the past couple weeks but have been too busy to try it out. As you know, I’m always trying to find healthy recipes for my kids that sneak in ingredients they may not otherwise eat. A friend […]

Birthday Parties in Ottawa

Now that September has rolled around, it’s time to start planning my boys’ birthday parties.  Jax’s birthday is in January and Hudson’s is in February, they are exactly 2 years and 2 weeks apart. I absolutely love planning their parties, mostly to see the joy on their faces when the day comes – such a […]

The Aqualife Academy at Brookstreet Hotel.

I have always been a believer that swimming is an essential life skill. I had very little swimming lessons when I was a child and as such can pretty much only do the doggy paddle now LOL. As soon as Jax was born, I decided I wanted him in swim as soon as he could, […]