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Jan. 10th, 2009


Red Flag Deals

My husband and I have joined www.redflagdeals.com This is a forum with contests on it. What happens is if someone finds a FREE contest on the internet they post it and you enter the ones you want or whatever you have time for. Since Canada does not impose taxes on contest wins (like the US does) we are pretty much free to enter everything.

Matt started doing it at the end of August and we won just over $5000 worth of stuff in 2008. So far in 2009 we have won a Magical Disney Call (you set it up so a character calls and gives your kid a message Happy Birthday – Good Night or whatever) and a free toy at Toys R’ Us.

Sometimes we win big ticket items like our new top of the line lap top or we win silly things like a vintage Orange Crush T-shirt (I’m wearing that now…LOL).

If we want it we keep it, if we don’t we give it away or sell it. I know I have other stay at home mom’s on here so if you have the time to play with it you could with your family a new TV or a trip or something cool to give next xmass or wedding. Just thought I would share. It takes me maybe ½ to an hour a day. I do mostly the once, weekly and monthly. The daily contest could take you forever to do. And Matt likes to work on those during commercials in the evenings. Ha ha ha

HINT: If it is not posted with the link check the rules for who can enter. If it is once per person I enter both Matt and I now that I have taken over. But if it is once per household I clearly just do me so that we don’t get disqualified.

Nov. 1st, 2008

Rara in Costa Rica


Hyland's teething tabs

A friend of mine suggested I check out Hyland's teething tabs. Lily has been in so much pain lately and I am reluctant to continue dishing out the orajel and tempra. Unfortunately, I haven't had much success finding them in drugstores. Have any of you seen these in the city? I called the closest health food store and got no answer so I am hoping one of you has come across these in your travels.

Thanks so much!

Oct. 14th, 2008

[ spring ]


Things to do?


My name is Melanie and I recently moved back to Ottawa after living in Toronto for a few years. I am 23 and married. I don't currently have children (undergoing fertility treatments) but I take care of a 16 month old girl for about 12 hours a day.

I am looking for some fun, cheap things to do with her. I live in Nepean and use OC Transpo. I am not really familiar with 'kids' stuff in Ottawa ... so if anyone has any suggestions, that would be great!


Oct. 10th, 2008

mom hair


Breastmilk donation follow-up

So to follow up on my last post, there is a yahoo group called Milkshare where donor moms can get in touch with parents who would like to receive breast milk for whatever reason.   I joined today.  It seems to mostly be used by Americans but hopefully I can find someone who needs my extra milk!

Oct. 2nd, 2008



I know this may seem odd to some...

I've been occasionally pumping.  First to start a stash for when Bobby is not with me but also to relieve some engorgement now and then.  I am fortunate enough to produce quite a bit when I pump so I have already in a lazy month or so built up a stash that would feed him for a week straight.  I don't even pump every day.

I'm sure if I keep it up even at this level most will 'expire' before I can use it and it seems like such a waste to toss it out when I know lots of mothers want to breastfeed but can't. 

Are there any donation resources for Ottawa?  I know there's nothing 'official' as the only breast milk bank in Canada is in Vancouver but I've heard of online forums run in the States where donor women are matched up with moms in need.

I don't know if I can produce enough to 100% supply another baby but if I upped my pumping I think I could maybe come close...

Sep. 27th, 2008



Carter's/Osh Kosh Outlet

I thought I would let you ladies know that there is now a Carter's/Osh Kosh Outlet in the Train Yards plaza.  I went today and was very pleased with the selection and prices on baby and preschooler clothes.  They also have fleece pants for babies, which can be used as "longies" for those who CD.

Perhaps you guys all knew about this store already, but I've been living under a rock :)  They are also getting a Bed Bath and Beyond store in the plaza.

Happy Shopping!

Aug. 14th, 2008


LOVE IN THE SHADOWS: An Al Cappella Mystery

The Case of the Lovelorn Monk

Tickets are on sale now for the Capital City Chorus’s annual barber shop show at the Center Pointe Theater, Sept. 19th and 20th.

This year they are doing the show like a film noire. And guess what? My husband is playing Al Cappella the famous detective. :’ )


Thought I would share! It will be a fun night out.

Aug. 11th, 2008


Pride Picnic

I think we're going to go to the Pride Week family picnic in Brewer Park next Wednesday.


You should come too!

Aug. 10th, 2008


Oh how I suck

Hey Gang:

I have a moment to breath here and I looked on Ottawa Mommy and discovered that in my just had a baby no time to super check LJ I missed tagging a few posts. Sorry! I have gone back and done so now. I'm hoping being a small and forgiving group you will let me away with the new mommy excuse!

Anyways since I have not posted since she was born here she is:

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