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Cap City’s Xmas Lights Shine Tonight!  How’s this for a light show? Every night, starting tonight and continuing through January 7, Cap City will glitter and shine as more than 300,000 dazzling Christmas lights illuminate the heart of Ottawa–Gatineau. Why … Continue reading

A Healthy Backyard

Tips for eco-friendly lawn and landscape care, compiled by R. Legault with files from The Educational Research Foundation. Continue reading

Be Smart about Backpacks

Health Matters blogger Dr. Pierre Paradis, a Kanata chiropractor, provides the information you need to choose the proper backpack. Continue reading

DARE YOU! To spring into action

Take that leap. Reach out of your comfort zone and try something different. Tackle an unfamiliar activity, start a new hobby, head out to some local events and go ahead: do the happy dance. Since the days are getting longer and warmer, it’ll help melt the ice from your eyebrows. (Winter’s on the way out of Ottawa, eh?) Continue reading

Dolly Doll Cupcake Co. is a local gem to celebrate and support

A vegan, nut-free bakery, café and community hub, Dolly Doll Cupcake Co. is a mom-run business that’s a safe place to bring loved ones with allergies. It also offers online ordering, so you can get delectable goodies to take anywhere. Continue reading

Family Stories: Putting A Pool in Your Backyard

As owner of Pool Builders, Bob Grandmaison put pools in backyards across our community and manages to keep his family close. Five of the kids work for dad. Continue reading

For Chef Michael Smith, cooking for family is the real deal

Renowned Canadian Chef Michael Smith is called many things: Nutritional activist. Television host. Cookbook author … But he’s firmly focused on family, food and friends. Continue reading

Forum For Young Canadians

Forum For Young Canadians is a one-week high-impact education that happens on Parliament Hill. It teaches teens about about government, democracy and citizenship. Continue reading

Get Your Picky Eater to Love Family Dinners

Cooking for your whole family is a big challenge. After all, it’s tough to find one meal that will satisfy everyone. But don’t worry, there are plenty of crowd-pleasing meals out there to make your family dinners a success. By … Continue reading

Going to work … and staying home

More and more, parents are choosing to stay home and work. And there’s help right in Ottawa to make self-employment “work” for your family and life. Continue reading

Help your parents make a smart move

Worried about your parents? If they’re older and still living in the family home, this new season brings with it new hassles. Continue reading

Hooray for March Break

by: Pat Ross

It was a two-day trip with a baby and a toddler in a mid-sized car. The destination was Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the occasion was March Break. The waves, the sand castles, the warm temperatures and the numerous heated pools were glorious. But the drive? Continue reading

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

Hugs not Kisses

Tips to beat seasonal bugs.
By: Barb Duncan Continue reading

Ottawa Family Living News!

Now it’ll be easier than ever to get a copy of Ottawa Family Living Magazine. The magazine is widely distributed in the Ottawa Citizen and starting with the fall edition it will also be available at prime locations across the city. They include: Continue reading

Pink Power

Join the International Movement and the Conversation Continue reading

Put a Lid On It

By: Pat Ross

Kids across the city are itching to hit the road on bikes, skateboards, in-line skates and scooters. As soon as the streets are clear of snow, their wheels will be in motion. But what about their helmets? Continue reading

Rock the Museum!

Popular Nature Nocturne returns March 22 Continue reading

School’s Out for Summer!

By Crystal McLeod

It is hard to believe we are already at the end of June, the school year is behind us and summer break is now upon us! My daughter graduated from senior kindergarten this year and now she is all pumped and ready to become a Grade 1 student in the fall. Continue reading

Smilin’ Hank and his Family Love Ottawa

The guy who led the Ottawa Redblacks to the Grey Cup last season, smilin Hank, Henry Burris, helped ignite football fever in this city his family calls home . Continue reading

Suzart Productions is All About Family

As a non-profit musical theatre company, Suzart specializes in affordable, family-friendly entertainment. It offers acceptance, inspiration and opportunities for all. Continue reading

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

The Community Calling

by Julie Harrison
photos by John Major

As an entrepreneur, wife, mother and, last but not least, community advocate, Denise Siele is a woman who makes things happen. and the community of Ottawa is better off for it. Continue reading

The Distress Centre – here to help

If you or someone you know is struggling to cope, we can help. Call today 613-238-3311 or 1-866-676-1080. Continue reading

The Family That Skis Together

    by Pam Dillon By a fireplace in the Holland family’s west Ottawa home, there’s an artwork that is as compelling as it is fitting. In oil on canvas, freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau’s gold-medal performance at the 2010 Vancouver … Continue reading

Visit the Pink Tour bus

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is on its way to Ottawa as part of the Pink Tour.  Again this summer, the foundation is making stops in over 90 Ontario communities with its big pink bus. It’s quite the sight! Continue reading

Walking in the Footsteps of Giants

For three generations of the Storey family, a trip to Germany and the Netherlands was a chance to share a history-related travel experience and to walk in the footsteps of giants. Continue reading

Weighty and Family Matters

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff tries to practice what he preaches in all aspects of his busy life with his wife, Stacey Segal, and their three daughters. Continue reading