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Parental Concerns: Children & Technology

At what point did we need to have a ‘National Unplugging Day’? And what exactly is the solution to keeping kids from becoming obsessed with technology at such a young age?  Here is how you can prevent your kids from getting addicted to their screens. Learn More
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16 Ways to Improve You Photo Displays

Memories should be treasured and the best way to do that in your home is to hang up frames. Family portraits don’t have to be tucked away in an album somewhere. Here are 16 photo display ideas for family pictures you can start utilizing.  Get Started Here
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Ottawa: This Weekend’s Winter Events

  The weekend is here! Ottawa has a host of winter events and family-friendly activities taking place with something fun for everyone. Enjoy an Ottawa 67’s game, the King’s Singers’ Silver and Gold, Butterflies in Flight exhibition, and the Magical Winter Lightscapes Show at Parliament Hill.    For the full event list, click here.  
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Halloween in Ottawa

  It’s already the end of October! And you know what that means, it’s time to celebrate Halloween with all of the ghouls, goblins and ghosts. If you’re looking for spooky events this weekend check out the Barnyard Halloween at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, the Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa, or the Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure at the Diefenbunker Museum. Click here for a full list of haunted events!  
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Ottawa: Things To Do October 12th – 14th

  Looking for great events and activities that the whole family can enjoy? This weekend enjoy spook-tacular events like Aces of Terror at the Cannamore Orchard or Haunting Season & Fright Fest over at Saunders Farm. If you’re not in the Halloween spirit yet, try out TimeLess or Nature Days at Philippe Lake! Click here for a full list of events and activities.  
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Plan Your Long Weekend Getaway with Ease

  Stay up-to-date with Ottawa traffic, road closures, events and incidents with an interactive map to help make your drive home or planning your long weekend trip a breeze!   Click here for the interactive map.
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Things To Do in Ottawa This Weekend

  Ottawa has many exciting events and activities taking place this weekend, August 24th – 26th. Not only is there The Capital Fair, and festivals (like Lumiere Ottawa), but there will be an outdoor showing of Jurassic Park on Sparks Street! There will be something for everyone to enjoy this weekend.   Click here for full event list.  
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Do It Now: Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

  A new school year is just around the corner! As exciting as that is, back-to-school time comes with it’s own sets of challenges and difficulties. Trying to stay organized, getting your family prepared, and buying school supplies can be tough to manage smoothly! Click here for some back-to-school tips to help you stay on track.  
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Checklist: At least 40 things you should do in Ottawa before summer’s over (2018 edition)

  OttawaStart.com, BY OTTAWASTART STAFF · AUGUST 16, 2018   We’re nearly halfway through August and the summer is just flying by.  But there’s still a lot of hot days and sunshine left. Here’s a list of 40 or so things you should check out before September. 1. Go see Northern Lights and/or do yoga (Wednesdays at noon) on Parliament Hill. 2. Ride your bike on a parkway during Nokia Sunday Bikedays. 3. Have another beer (maybe for just a buck?) on another patio. 4. Buy fresh food at a local farmers’ market. 5. Visit a local winery or brewery.
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