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Taking Leaps and Learning From Your Children


    by Chris Read  “Go ahead, jump! I promise I will catch you.” She heard the words she wanted to hear and took the four-foot leap off the water trampoline and into my arms like the brave kid I … Continue reading

Four-time Olympian David Hart returns to coaching


Back On Deck! by Leslie Foster Born December 6,, 1951 in Hamilton, Ontario, David Hart has been involved in water polo for 50 years.  He started as an athlete and never let up, working as a coach, administrator, mentor, innovator, … Continue reading

SweetCheeks’ Carrot Cupcakes with Lemony Frosting


This recipe from SweetCheeks Kitchen is gluten-free, dairy-free, Vegan and yummy! Cupcakes (makes 12) 1 ½ cups sugar ¾ cup oil 1 tsp vanilla 3 tbsp flax ½ cup non-dairy milk (soy or coconut work best) 2 ½ cups carrots, … Continue reading

SweetCheeks Kitchen For Gluten/Dairy-Free Vegan Goodies


Sweet Indeed! SweetCheeks Kitchen whips up drool-worthy goodies that even folks with some food allergies can eat Have you heard of SweetCheeks Kitchen? If you’re smacking your lips, you probably know about the local duo who handcraft gluten/dairy free vegan … Continue reading

Wine of the Week #WOTW? It’s Greek for Us!


Each Friday, #‎Ottawa‬ sommelier Monique Ippolito introduces us to a new wine worth savouring and sharing. Cheers!     Happy Friday folks!  I have recently returned from a wonderful trip to Greece and spent quite a bit of my time sailing … Continue reading

Hooray for Ottawa Culture Days


Experience the wonders of Ottawa’s cultural scene this weekend during the annual Culture Days. From today, Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4, you can check out over 140 free activities, from handbuilding with clay at Gladstone Clayworks Cooperative to … Continue reading

VBAC: I Did It!


Vaginal Birth after Caesarean by Alyssa Delle Palme During my first pregnancy, my natural, drug-free birth plan flew out the window when I was diagnosed with placenta previa. It’s a condition in which the placenta grows in the lowest part … Continue reading

Falling for Squash


by Lauren Follett, BA, RHN, Registered Nutritionist After a summer of BBQs and fresh cooling salads, I think we’re all starting to crave the warm comfort foods of the Autumn season: soups and stews, hearty breads and earthy squash. At this time … Continue reading

Good Things Growing at Featherston School


Joy in the Outdoor Classroom Kids at Featherston Drive Public School are proud to have come back to an extra classroom this school year. It’s in the front yard of the school at 1801 Featherston Drive, and the students have … Continue reading