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How Connected is Your Family?


    by Cathy Lumsden Relationships are one of the main cornerstones of happiness. So why do I often hear there isn’t time for connecting with others? At the end of the day, relationships are what life’s all about. We … Continue reading

Cumberland Landmark Hosts Pop-up Art Gallery

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Haddad S&S Foodliner, Cumberland’s general store for decades, is retailing locally produced fine art and craft from February 19 to 21 Previously a place to buy bread and milk, Haddad S&S Foodliner at 2565 Old Montreal Road, in Cumberland will soon … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pancakes FTW!

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  Do you celebrate Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday? If you do, here’s a new twist on this annual treat. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients and they make a tasty addition to traditional pancakes. Sweet Potato Pancakes Ingredients 11⁄2 … Continue reading

BookFest 2016 at Elmdale Public School


  Everyone’s got a story about Elmdale’s Annual BookFest, from the kids attending the public school now to folks much farther away—both in time and distance. The mammoth used-book sale at 49 Iona Street February 19 and 20 not only … Continue reading

Playing Outside Benefits Kids With Autism


  Want your child with autism to improve spatial reasoning, reduce negative behaviors and develop confidence? Take him or her to the playground. A 2010 study for the 16th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management reports that outdoor recreation benefits … Continue reading

The Wine of the Week is … a Superbowl Winner!


Each Friday, #‎Ottawa sommelier Monique Ippolito introduces us to a new wine worth savouring and sharing. #wotw by Monique Ippolito Happy Wine Friday Folks! I know many of you are all excited about Super Bowl 50 and have I got … Continue reading

Souper Friday: Enjoy a Bowl of Goodness!


  There’s nothing like soup to warm you up after a session of skating, sliding, skiing or walking Fido in the wintery outdoors. This easy Souper Friday soup recipe is packed with nutrients and wholesome goodness. It’s kid-approved and a … Continue reading

Avoid the Label: My Child is a Picky Eater


by Lauren Follett, BA, RHN, Registered Nutritionist Since Jack started eating solids at six months it’s been a bit of a roller coaster. The beginning was easy – he ate a few times a day, and I was excited to introduce … Continue reading

Family Programs at the Ottawa Art Gallery


by Melinda Buijs As a parent of a three-year-old daughter, I’m always on the lookout for fun things to do in Ottawa. So when I joined the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) as a staff member this year, I was delighted … Continue reading