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Monday, November 6, 2017

Forever Baby

Life is a showcase of miracles, and I’m currently carrying one.  A little miracle of now 30 weeks today.

My chances of having a life growing inside me was slim to none.  I was diagnosed with PCOS at a young age and was told that with the state of my condition, my chances were very slim of having child one day.  It sent me into a depression.  At that time, kids were my whole life!  I worked with kids since I was 12.  I wanted to be a teacher and I wanted 3 kids before the age of 25.  Don’t we all wish life would go according to our plans?

Fast forward to now… At the age of 37, life has blessed me with a lifetime chance to carry a child… our child.  I can’t express the joy this little miracle has brought to our lives!   What a blessing.  One that I will never take for granted.

The moment I saw her during our ultrasound, I felt so much relief to see her kicking and moving around!  It was happening for real.  I cried, I laughed… I felt so blessed to live that moment.   It meant the world to me.  I desperately wanted to find a way to cherish this memory forever.  I wanted to freeze that little piece of time forever.

I went through different processes, different ideas… nothing would really catch my eye.  I wanted something that could bring a smile to our face on a daily basis.  Something to fill our hearts with gratitude & love, and to always remember that special moment when life gets tough.
One day, my fingers magically created this print.  We fell in love.  And so did many others.

ForeverBaby.ca was born.

At ForeverBaby, we create premium custom made canvases from your ultrasound pictures.  We pride ourselves in being a Canadian company with a Canadian-made product.



I feel blessed to create memories for all families.  All canvases have a story and this is what I love most. The reaction from the public has been overwhelming!  Everyone wants one, or wants to gift it to someone they love.

The process on our customer’s end is pretty easy.  First, they scan or take a picture of the ultrasound.  They go on our website www.foreverbaby.ca, select the size of canvas, the colour, the custom text and upload their picture.  We do the rest. 

No two canvases are alike - that’s the magic. The ultrasound pictures leave their own fingerprint, one that we do not alter in any way!   Our customers can expect to receive their canvas within 7-10 working days, depending on their location.  Shipping is always free.



You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest.  You can also sign up on our website to receive $10 off your first order.

We look forward to creating your memory.
www.foreverbaby.ca
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Family Halloween Events Ottawa


October 21

Pumpkins in the Park. Fairmont Park. More info
Halloween au Village. Gatineau. More info
Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 22

Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
Halloween Costume Ball feat. Monkey Rock. Hunter's Public House
Mansion Mayhem. Goulbourn Museum. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 27

Halloween Neon Bash. Flying Squirrel Ottawa. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 28

Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
Halloween Carp Market. More info
A Barnyard Halloween. Agriculture Museum. More info
Spooktacular Halloween Bash. Monkey Around Play and Learn Centre. More info
Deathly Hallows Yoga. Mountain Goat Yoga. More info
Halloween Party. Shenkman Arts Centre. More info
Spooktacular Dance Party. Harmony Dance Company. More info
Halloween Hijinx. Cumberland Museum. More info
Flicks on the Farm. Halloween Edition. Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm. More info
Carlingwood Halloween 2017. Carlingwood Mall. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 29

Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
Halloween Family Spooktacular. The British Hotel. More info
Flicks on the Farm. Halloween Edition. Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 31
Trick or Treating. Hazeldean Mall. More info
Bunker Buddies Halloween. Diefenbunker. More info
Halloween Salsa Baby Class. Salsa Baby Ottawa. More info
The Scary Dairy. 102 Fairmont. More info
Rideau Hall-oween. Rideau Hall. More info
Halloween on Bayswater. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

Family Halloween Events Ottawa


October 21

Pumpkins in the Park. Fairmont Park. More info
Halloween au Village. Gatineau. More info
Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 22

Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
Halloween Costume Ball feat. Monkey Rock. Hunter's Public House
Mansion Mayhem. Goulbourn Museum. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 27

Halloween Neon Bash. Flying Squirrel Ottawa. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 28

Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
Halloween Carp Market. More info
A Barnyard Halloween. Agriculture Museum. More info
Spooktacular Halloween Bash. Monkey Around Play and Learn Centre. More info
Deathly Hallows Yoga. Mountain Goat Yoga. More info
Halloween Party. Shenkman Arts Centre. More info
Spooktacular Dance Party. Harmony Dance Company. More info
Halloween Hijinx. Cumberland Museum. More info
Flicks on the Farm. Halloween Edition. Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm. More info
Carlingwood Halloween 2017. Carlingwood Mall. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 29

Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
Halloween Family Spooktacular. The British Hotel. More info
Flicks on the Farm. Halloween Edition. Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

October 31
Trick or Treating. Hazeldean Mall. More info
Bunker Buddies Halloween. Diefenbunker. More info
Halloween Salsa Baby Class. Salsa Baby Ottawa. More info
The Scary Dairy. 102 Fairmont. More info
Rideau Hall-oween. Rideau Hall. More info
Halloween on Bayswater. More info
Bat Hunt. Children's Museum. More info

Saturday, October 7, 2017

What's Happening this Weekend


October 7th

  • Thanksgiving at the Agriculture Museum. More info
  • Cascade Colourfest 2017. Mont Cascade. More info
  • National Perogies Day Day Celebration. Ottawa Perogies. More info
  • Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
  • Miwate. Chaudiere Falls. More info
  • Colours of Fall. Bytown Museum. More info
  • Harvest Festival. Watson Mill. More info


October 8th

  • Thanksgiving at the Agriculture Museum. More info
  • Cascade Colourfest 2017. Mont Cascade. More info
  • Pumpkinferno. Upper Canada Village. More info
  • Miwate. Chaudiere Falls. More info
  • Zoo Crew Drop In. Osgoode. More info


October 9th



Friday, September 22, 2017

The High Tea Social

The High Tea Social creates custom-designed events and gatherings, from elegant high tea to children's petite tea parties. We offer a wide range of services, from full- service catering to rentals of beautiful and unique dishes for any event or party. We will work with you our clients and your budget to help create an event that will delight you and your guests.



Starting in October The High Tea Social is excited to be hosting various High Tea Events in Kanata.  We've found two beautiful heritage buildings which are the perfect fit for our High Tea Parties. 

SS#1 an 1886 heritage schoolhouse at 400 Goldridge Drive and the Old Town Hall 821 March Road.

Events offered;

Ladies Day for everyone who just wants to be treated like royalty. 
Mom and Me (special memory for Moms and their little ones) 

Meet a Mom (for those stay at home Moms who want to meet other Mom's in the area to have some well deserved ME! time) 

Theme High Tea's as well as Senior Days are on the agenda moving forward. 

To accommodate all, we are able to offer a week day and a Saturday or Sunday option for our events.
Space is limited at each location and ticket orders will be on a first come, first served basis. 

More information here

My Little Pony- The Movie!!!


MY LITTLE PONY

Release Date: Friday, October 6

Advance Screening: Saturday, September 30th – 10:00AM – South Keys

Cast: Emily Blunt, Live Schreiber, Michael Pena, Sia, Tay Diggs and Zoe Saldana
Synopsis: A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.



Monday, September 18, 2017

Ottawa Geek Market 2017


We can’t let the grown-ups have all the fun, can we? The weekend will be host to many activities for children of all age groups and fandoms. Children 12 and under always get in for free and there are no costs to participate in any of our activities. 🙂
And yes we encourage kids of all ages to participate in our kid-friendly activities. If you’re a kid at heart, these activities are for you too! For more info click HERE
Parking and Ticketing Information
Tickets are only $6 per day/per adult in advance. All children 12 and under get in for free when accompanied by an adult. To purchase your tickets and to learn more about our promotions visit our Tickets page.
Parking is absolutely free at the facility. We recommend parking at the back of the building near Entrance 4.

The Princess Ball Daddy/Daughter Dance

Calling all Kings! (Dads, Uncles, Grandpas, or other adult male father-figures - sorry, moms this event is not for you) 

Treat your princess to a night full of royalty at the 3rd annual Princess Ball at the Maple Ridge Centre!

Friday November 3rd, 6-9, 2017
  • Dance the night away to our rockin' tunes
  • Enjoy tasty hors d'oeuvres 
  • A fabulous ice cream sundae bar and popcorn/candy buffet
  • Meet princesses
  • Have a royal portrait taken 
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  •  "royal gift bag" to take home. 

There is no age limit. Dress in your best or come in jeans - it's up to you!

Advance tickets are $40/couple and $10/each additional princess. Tickets at the door (unless sold-out) are $50/couple and $10/each additional princess. Advance tickets are available at the Maple Ridge Centre or online. We do anticipate this will be a sold-out event so purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment! As a thank you to our service members, we are once again providing a limited number of complimentary tickets to our military members. We do request the escorts to attend the ball in their full-dress uniforms and must provide a valid military ID to book their tickets.
Again this year, we have partnered with Ash Meadow Farm Carriage Company to offer horse-drawn carriage rides. This feature is not included in the admission price and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets cost $10/person and the ride will consist of a trip around the Maple Ridge Field in a gorgeous horse-drawn carriage. There is a limited number of tickets available and it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available at the door so be sure to purchase yours in advance.
Order your tickets online below. Please be sure to include the names of the Princess(es) and Escort at checkout in the additional comments field. Tickets will be mailed by Canada Post and should be received within 2 weeks of purchase. Tickets ordered after October 25th will not be mailed and can either be picked up in person or at the door - be sure to bring your purchase receipt in case you do not receive your tickets. Ticket are not confirmed until payment has been received in full.


The Benefits of Baby Massage



Massage can get your little one to sleep better, improve her health, and even help you form that all-important bond.

You know how it goes: You put your baby down, she cries. Pick her up and, presto -- she's serene and smiley again.  If just holding your baby can be so soothing, imagine how she'll benefit from a full-body massage?  In fact, studies have shown that massaging your wee one can reduce crying and fussiness, help her sleep more peacefully, and alleviate common wail-inducers like constipation and colic.  Some say that it even boosts a baby's ability to fight off germs.

"When you give your baby a massage, you're stimulating his central nervous system," says Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. "That sets off a chain reaction: It makes his brain produce more serotonin, a feel-good chemical, and less cortisol, a hormone that's secreted in response to stress.  As a result, your baby's heart rate and breathing slow down, and he becomes more relaxed.” 

Not only does it have physical benefits, but giving your infant regular massages is good for his emotional well-being too.  Affectionate touch and rhythmic movement are among the most powerful forms of communication between babies and their parents. It will help you learn how to read your baby's signals and respond better to his unique needs, which can give you so much confidence as a new parent.

To me, the main benefit of massage is about connecting, I know that sounds a bit hokey, but it starts when they are small and it goes well beyond the new-born stage.  My 4 ½ year old loves having a massage, as does my 2-year-old.  The massage has changed over the years but it is rooted in all the basics I learned when I first took them to a massage class many moons ago.  Massage time still provides all the benefits it always has.  Time to connect and be with each other.  Time to shut out the rest of the world, put down the cell phone and be in the moment - just you and your baby.

Mellow Baby was started 2 years ago, in Edinburgh Scotland, and I have now returned to my home town of Ottawa with my family and I can’t wait to start sharing my Baby Massage classes with the community.  My first block of classes starts at the end of September and there will be more to follow.  

Please check out my website and Facebook page to find out when new classes open up.  Or better yet, drop me an email; mellowbaby@outlook.com

By Jenni Lloyd J


Friday, September 15, 2017

What's Happening this Weekend


September 16th

  • Polo in the Park. Wesley Clover Park. More info
  • Fall Fun Day. Leslie Park. More info
  • Barrhaven Food Truck Rally. 255 Tartan St. More info
  • Fall Family Fun Fest. Claudette Cain Park. More info
  • Carleton Place Family Fun Fair. Riverside Park. More info
  • Taste of Wellington and Brew Market. Hintonburg Park and Westboro Village. More info
  • Richmond Fair. Richmond Fair Grounds. More info
  • Capital Pop Up. Mrs. Doubtfire. Parkdale Market. More info


September 17th