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The best things in life are free…and close to home!

We’ve had a crazy, busy, terrific summer. (I realize that the crazy and busy parts are mostly due to my inability to sit still, and to my inability to say no – I’m working on both!) Things did slow down a bit at one point, and I was looking for something to do with B.G. that was simple …

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Fortissimo has a very special place in my heart for a couple of reasons. When Hubby and I first moved to Ottawa shortly after we were married, I saw a poster for it at Place d’Acceuil, in Gatineau. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably know that I love bagpipes. Fortissimo, with its …

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Win a Family Pass to Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo!


Wow, this summer is just flying by. Back to school ads and merchandise are everywhere. Doesn’t it feel like summer is winding down? Before we know it we’ll be sending the kids off on the bus…yikes!

Before we do that, how about squeezing in some more summer fun?

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo has generously provided Frugal Fun …

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Lunchtime Performing Arts Series – for kids!

We’re lucky to have four great parks within walking distance. B.G. and Bonhomme love them all, but they especially love the wading pool at McNabb Park and the the terrific splash pad at Memorial Park. Some days our most difficult decision is which of these nearby parks to go to! As if the mere presence of a …

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Road Trip!

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m on vacation, and in addition to all the great free and frugal fun we hope to have, there are a couple of out-of-town destinations on the agenda that I thought I’d write about.  They’re not frugal, but they’re definitely worth it!

Parc Safari

I wrote the draft of this blog post before …

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I heart Rideau Hall

I’ve been on vacation as of 4 pm Friday afternoon – yipeeeeee! I’ve got quite a line-up of vacation-worthy activites planned. In fact, probably more than we’ll actually be able to do. So in order to start my vacation off at a leisurely pace, we headed over to Rideau Hall yesterday to take in one of the free outdoor concerts.We decided that as long as …

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“Bored” is a Four-Letter Word

It may happen as early as the second day of summer break; it may not happen until mid-August, but if you’re the parent of a school-aged child you’ll probably hear these dreaded words at some point this summer: “I’m bored!”

As much as we hate to hear those words,we parents get bored of doing …

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Win Two Tickets to See Secrets of a Soccer Mom !

I’ve seen the Arts Court building at 2 Daly Avenue a million times when walking near the Rideau Centre, but until I started Frugal Fun Ottawa I didn’t know what it housed. As I researched various events and activities happening in Ottawa, I kept coming across references to various art exhibits and performances …

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UrbanQuest Discount for Frugal Fans!

I’ve hinted in some recent blog posts that UrbanQuest.com would be offering Frugal Fun Ottawa Fans a special deal. Details have been finalized, websites have been updated, and I’m ready to reveal all!

UrbanQuest.com is offering Frugal Fun Ottawa fans a discount code, “frugalquest”, that will allow you to purchase any of their $19.99+tax …

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Win Four Tickets to Family Fun Days!

I’m always on the lookout for great family-friendly fun. It can sometimes be hard to entertain the kids without straining the old wallet, especially in the summer when school’s out. So when I came across the North Grenville Municipal Centre’s Skate and a Movie events last year, I was happy to list them in the Frugal Fun Ottawa …

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