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October Moms Meetup

We have had some great family meetups lately, but it has been much too long since we have had a moms only meetup! We figured it was definitely time to change that.

Given the busyness of Fall we wanted to plan a meetup that would help us all relax. And nothing says relaxation like a trip to Le Nordik!

So write this in your calendars: A Kids in the Capital meetup at Le Nordik on October 14th. We will plan to meet in the lobby around 7:30 pm. Don’t worry if you are late. Just wander around and look for some very relaxed looking moms. That will be us.

Nervous about coming because you won’t know anyone? Don’t be! We are all very friendly. We promise a great time with Kids in the Capital bloggers and readers.

Will we see you there? Leave us a comment  if we can expect you.

My Kids Funky Closet
Sunday October 17th 10am- 3pm
The Glebe Community Center
175 Third Ave @ Lyon St in The Glebe


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Kids in the Capital meetup at MacKenzie King Estate

Looking forward to seeing everyone in the morning!  Let’s meet at 10am in the parking lot.  If you get there a bit late and we’ve gone in – we’ll start at the abbey ruins.  See you there!

What says Fall in the Capital like heading up into the Gatineau Hills to admire the Fall foliage? nothing! 😉

Given my successful outing to MacKenzie King Estate a few weeks ago, I know there is lots to do for kids, climbing around on the “ruins” and exploring the forest paths. Come join us for a fall meetup just as Fall Rhapsody begins.

Where: MacKenzie King Estate (expect it to take about 20 minutes from downtown to get there)

When: October 2, 10am

What: We’ll explore the ruins, maybe go for a walk in the woods, and have a picnic lunch on the grounds.

Will you join us?

Oh, and in case you didn’t see it, Brie and I were on the ATV morning show yesterday talking about Kids in the Capital – check out our spot! 🙂


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Kids in the Capital meetup at Cannamore Orchard

It’s apple season! The trees are heavy with apples ripe for the picking so we thought we would combine a Kids in the Capital meetup with a trip to a local apple orchard. We will pick apples, hang out and watch the kids play. A perfect Fall morning!

We hope you can join us at Cannamore Orchard on Sunday, September 5th at 10am. We will meet at the ticket booth before heading out to explore the orchard and all the other activities on offer. If you are late or can’t find us, tweet us at @kidsincapital!

If you think you will be joining us, leave us a comment so we know who to expect. We hope to see you there!


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Kids in the Capital weekly playdates

Thank you to everyone who filled out our recent survey (it’s not too late to give us your feedback if you haven’t done so yet!)

We asked about what kind of get togethers people were interested in and the most popular answers was for weekday playdates.
36 : 365

A few of us have been having informal twitter playdates on Tuesday mornings and we’d like to formalize them into official Kids in the Capital playdates. (more information to be added for times as we closer, but timing should remain relatively the same)

15 : 365 The wanderer

Here is the schedule for the rest of the summer.  No need to officially rsvp but we’d love to know if you plan to come so we can look for you! We hope to see you there!

Tuesday July 20 – Children’s Garden, 9:30 am – noon

Tuesday July 27 – Brewer Park, 9:30 – noon

Tuesday August 3 –Brantwood Park LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO RAIN! Museum of Nature at 9:30am

Tuesday August 10 – Strathcona Park

Tuesday August 17 – NEW LOCATION St.Luke’s Park at Elgin and Frank from 9:30 to noon

Tuesday August 24 – Andrew Hayden Park

Rain date locations : Mini Port at Place d’Orleans, Kid Kaf, Cosmic (kind of expensive, but fun, and more central?), any other ideas? We will update this page if we decide to have a rain date location.  Following us on twitter is also a great way to know what’s going on. @kidsinthecapital @capitalmom @glidinglara


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Let’s get together

It’s that time again. Time to come out from behind the computer screen and meet up in person! We hope you will join us.

We want to invite all our readers and bloggers to a meetup on Wednesday, July 21st. This will be a chance to put some names to faces, but more importantly it will be a chance to hang out with some other cool Ottawa parents!

If you are free July 21st and would like to join us from 8pm-10 pm at the Clocktower Brew Pub at  575 Bank Street please RSVP in the comments.

We hope to see you next week!

Brie is the mom of a 3.5 year old daughter “the girl” and eighteen month old son “the boy”. You can read her blog at Capital Mom.

Lara is mom to 3.5 year old Kiernan and 11 month old twins Quinn and Juliette. You can read her blog at Gliding Through Motherhood.


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Blog Out Loud 2010

by Lynn

The Ottawa blogging scene is great. There are so many local bloggers who are smart, funny, and wise. There’s an endless array of great people out there, and great reading.

Best of all, everyone online here is so supportive — we read each other, we comment on each others’ blogs, we help each other through the rough times and laugh with each other in the good times. It’s easy to feel as though some of your best friends are bloggers — even if you haven’t had the chance to meet them in person.

Blog Out Loud is a chance to finally put a voice to the words you’ve been reading online. It’s a get-together for Ottawa-area bloggers, a social evening for us all to hang out, exchange URLs, and buy each other a drink. Don’t be shy! We’re all new here.

Blog Out Loud

And there’s more! Around 20 local bloggers will be reading out loud. Oh yes! They’ll pick their favourite post from the past year and bravely take a turn reading at the mike. You’ll hear all sorts of different stories, from the likes of Dani at Postcards from the Mothership to Rebecca of A Little Bit Of Momsense to Kids In The Capital’s very own Brie. Entertainment and fun for all!

And on top of all that, several local photo bloggers will be showcasing their stuff at Blog Out Loud, too. Come and see some beautiful works of art — and maybe show some of your own stuff, too. We still have room for more photo bloggers, and all are welcome.

Blog Out Loud (or BOLO, as it’s affectionately called) is on Wednesday, July 7th, from 7 p.m. to around 10ish. It’s at Irene’s Pub on Bank Street, just a block or so north of Landsdowne Park. Irene’s has a full menu, so you’ll be able to eat there – I hear their veggie burgers are awesome. And you’ll be able to share a pint or two with your favourite blogger. Hope to see you all there!

Lynn is mom to 7-year-old Captain Jelly Belly, 5.5-year-old Gal Smiley, and 2.5-year-old Little Miss Sunshine. She blogs over at Turtlehead.


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Kids and parents in the Capital

It’s that time again. Time to come out from behind the computer screen and meet in real life. The last meetup was such great fun that we knew we would have to do it again soon. This time we want to meet the kids!

If you are free, please join us for a morning of fun at Brewer Park on Saturday, June 5th from 9:30am – 11:30am. Bring some snacks to share, bring a ball if you want and bring your kids. 

You can RSVP to let us know if we will see you there. We hope we will.

– Brie and Lara


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