It can be a challenge to find people writing on topics of interest to you. This growing list of bloggers from the Ottawa area makes it easier for you to find writers on a wide variety of topics in eastern Ontario. The descriptions all come directly from each the blogs.
If you know of other bloggers who are missing from this list, please include their details in the comments below.
Looking for something fun and interesting to do your with kids in Ottawa? Or, just looking for something, anything to do to kill time between lunch and dinner? We are here to help. We are a group of Ottawa parents that decided to share some of the activities, attractions, events, tips and tricks we love to do with our kids in this city.
Author Delta Jones is the founder of justplaytoyrental.com, an avid believer in the value of unstructured play, and a generally frazzled mother of 3. Trying to convince the world to do less and play more, while still figuring it out herself.
The Fishbowl is not an ordinary mom blog, and Andrea’s not your typical Ottawa momblogger. (She also prefers the term “parenting blogger” or just “Ottawa blogger” instead of “mommyblogger” thankyouverymuch!) She’s been keeping a blog since 1999 and is a rare veteran of the Canadian blogging scene.
I am a mother of three adult children, two daughters in their early thirties and a son in his mid twenties. I have been married to the father of these children for 38 years. Our joint project has been building a family together and it is through this blog that I hope to discuss and explore my adventures in parenting adult children, as well as provide a forum for all of us who are trying to parent effectively our adult children.
Rob Carew is a suburban dad living in a house of estrogen. When he’s not playing tea party or cleaning up after the latest craft project, you can find him running the roads or playing in late night hockey leagues.
Laura Carew is a suburban mom looking to get fit and stay focused on the things that matter most: her kids, her husband, her camera, and her favourite bottle of red wine.
My blog is a lot of things to me. It’s a place for me to share my stories of fatherhood. It’s a place where I can talk about the products and stories that I like. It gives me a voice, to speak about the evolving role of fatherhood. It let’s me talk about other great Dads and allows me to share stories of Canadians who are doing amazing things! Most importantly, this blog allows me to flex the creative muscles in my brain while at the same time writing about the things I love. It has challenged me to look at life in a way that I had never dreamed and has made me a better father & person. I love interacting with all my readers and social media followers and have learned so much from all of you!
Mike is an Ottawa born-and-raised husband to one and father to two girls who are changing the world as you read this. He’s mildly obsessed with making sure his daughters never learn to colour inside the lines and with making sure they know they’re both one-of-a-kind. He also writes bedtime stories with his daughters about everything from robots who play soccer to giants who play hopscotch.
He shares stories about the trials and tribulations of raising two girls after growing up in a house full of boys.
Mike writes at Puzzling Posts as well as being a featured blogger on the Yummy Mummy Club (Dad Outside the Lines)
My name is Chris and I am a Canadian father of three girls. This is my space to unload all the stuff that floats around in the space between my ears. I live in a house of five females – one of which is a cat.
I write in the hopes that someone will listen to what I have to say since my kids apparently can’t hear anything that doesn’t involve ice cream.
I write about being a father, a son, a birth father, education, adoption, sexual health, politics, DIY projects and anything else I encounter in my journey as a parent, a man, a husband and a human.
Over-caffeinated, underpaid, terribly popular woman and mother to three great kids (18, 12 and 8). I’m a writer, editor, activist, advocate, and have great hair. Also a proud mom to a transgender kid.
The Ottawa Mommy Club was created by moms for moms in May 2011. We offer an informative website about parenting, resources, family related issues, attractions, reviews, and much more! Our readers also have the opportunity to participate in awesome giveaways. A one stop website for Moms in Ottawa! We have over 30 bloggers that share their insightful experiences, knowledge, lives and stories.
Our goal is to bring out important information to moms that will be relevant to Ottawa and help enhance the lives of families residing in the Capital region. The Ottawa Mommy Club is able to facilitate the exchange of information and become a trusted family website.
Canadian Blog House is my virtual house and I invite you, my friends, to grab your favourite beverage and stop by each day to read my latest blog, enter my latest giveaway … and be sure to leave a comment. You’ll find me here engaging in the community, striving to bring you the best of what I find on the internet, and bringing you many exciting opportunities to win prizes.
A day in the life of a Canadian stay-at-home mom; offering a glimpse into the insanity of motherhood, product reviews and giveaways, and the odd recipe.
documents the daily life and international travels of The Zoo; Ed, Sarah, The Kids, two rescue dogs and stories of an 18 year old cat (RIP).
We spend four months of the year in Mexico and the rest of the time in Ontario, Canada. We speak English, Spanish and French and lovethe words Acceptance, Compassion and Empathy.
Our focus is supporting Canadians and putting a humourous slant in all our writings including Product Reviews.
Motherhood for today’s Mom. Fun stories, product reviews, giveaways and more!
This blog is a little bit of everything. It’s about parenting, crafts, living in Ottawa (Canada’s gorgeous capital!), cooking with kids, health, family travel, stories, charity and more.
There’s a lot of recipes. These have been tried and tested in my kitchen while kids played around me. Almost all of them can be done during witching hour, planned ahead and during the week at the last minute. That’s how I cook, just like many of you.
Hello and welcome to Modern Mom. I am Dawn, the owner and founder of Modern Mom. Writing has become a passion for me. I went from a career in high-tech to a certified early childhood educator and on to get my certification in home staging/decorating and then into the health care field.
Focusing on family-friendly products and reviews, I also post about crafts, recipes and whatever is happening in my life. I have been a brand ambassador for LEGO DUPLO through Mom Central and have worked with a wide variety of brands and businesses small and large. My ‘baby’ days may be behind me but the adventure has just begun!
I am a wife, a mother, a friend, a daughter. I am a scientist and a blogger, a runner and a reader. I am a lot of things but really, I’m just a girl in the world. I’m probably a lot like you. I’m in my early thirties, married with two toddlers and a cat. This blog is my outlet. I write about the things I like, the things I do and the places I go. I write about what I want to be when I grow up and my observations on life. J is my husband, Little J is my boy and Little K is my girl. Come play with me.
I am a work-at-home-mom to two beautiful, energetic little children and a wife to one great husband! All together we live just outside of Canada’s capital, in the Ottawa Valley. Currently, I work from home doing social media and business support at Next Dev Media and enjoy being able to work from the comfort of my home while still be available for my kidlets!
Proud Canadian. Happy Wife. Mother to 2 boys and step-mother to 1 boy. Nolie loves to share stories of her life, her boys and anything else on her mind.
Shannon writes on a variety of topics including travel, food, recipes, crafts and parenting as well as doing reviews and giveaways.
I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 4 and 2. I like to view today’s adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow’s cartoon. Looking at family life through “cartoon-coloured glasses” helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids… even for the events that don’t seem so funny at the time.
Hi! I’m Louise. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I’m married with two daughters: a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. I have a Journalism degree and a Political Science degree. I work full-time for the Federal Government. I like to write, so: blog hobby.
Random Fun Parenting Fact: It took me five days to do this page because I wrote it under the same circumstances as my bloggy birth story. Namely, amidst the constant interruptions (I mean through the multi-tasking with love) of two kids, Caillou and husband in the background.
My name is Savannah. I started blogging in 2010, when I was getting ready to start homeschooling my oldest child. I loved seeing the support shared in the blogging community so I decided to jump in!
I hope that by sharing my journey as a Christian homeschooling stay-at-home mom, I can be of some help or encouragement to you.
On my blog, you will also find recipes, devotionals, tutorials, frugal living tips, and more. I will also share tips that I learned as I began earning a modest income with my blog.
I often share product reviews and giveaways on my blog, so make sure you keep checking in.
Pub Patio Playdate
- My musings and observations about parenting, families, Ottawa, city-life and whatever else is on my mind
- A place to talk about the issues affecting urban Ottawa residents
- A place to find resources and items of interest for urban Ottawa families
- A place to share ideas and connect
I am not exactly sure what the focus of my blog will be, but for now I am going to use it to nurture my soul and share with you (even if it is just friends and family) all about my “newest” journey (as you all know I LOVE to travel and explore). This journey is different, it’s the most important one I have ever taken … motherhood. Join me as I discover how to balance life with a “busy” toddler, full time job and a desire to “take on the world” — well actually, pursue new and exciting opportunities in the area of fitness and nutrition.
I love being an Ottawa mom. Ottawa is an amazing city with so many exciting and fun things to do with a baby and kids. The only problem is no one seems to know what is going on here or what to do.
So that’s why I’ve started this Ottawa Mommy blog.
When I found out I was pregnant my biggest worry was getting bored sitting at home with a baby. So I set out looking for all the cool things I could do. The problem was there really isn’t a simple resource to tell you what is going on where and at what time. There are so many resources in Ottawa when you have young children the only problem is they aren’t working together to get families to their programs. They all seem to spend time getting information out to their existing clients but are neglecting to get the information out to prospective ones. I spent many hours and came across many missed opportunities, amazing playgroups and great free outings to do. So I’m going to do my best to create a resource to help parents find great places to bring your kids.
This blog is a place for me to work on my writing and figure out my life. On any given day I might write about parenting, Dance, Show, getting older, living in suburbia, or my white-knuckled terror of camping.
I’m the planning mastermind behind Blog Out Loud, an annual one-evening event for Ottawa-area bloggers, featuring live readings and photo displays.
Communications professional with a serious chocolate fixation. I write about motherhood, pop culture and the miscellany of life.
Walking, cycling and talking about urban issues in Ottawa, Ontario.
Mother, reader, wine lover, hockey fan (GO SENS), tweeter, picture masher, Supernatural, Dominion, Sherlock, & The Walking Dead fangirl. Not really an anime character.
Postcards from the Mothership
I’m DaniGirl, typing madly in Manotick, Canada. That’s just a wee bit south of Ottawa, the nation’s capital. I’ve been blogging about raising a family in Ottawa since 2005. I’m inspired by my three (not so) little boys named Lucas, Simon and Tristan, and my Beloved, who after all these years is still just a little bit mystified by my compulsion to share our lives with the interwebs.
I am a mother of three living in the Ottawa area. I write about all things motherhood, parenting, marriage and family life, but the zamboni fumes-inhaling years when all three of my kids played hockey has inspired me to write about the true and often hilarious life of a hockey mom.
Wife, Mother, Superhero, Part-time Salesgirl, Roastess With The Mostess
Parenting from the Heart best describes my parenting style. Having studied development psychology during my undergrad, my parenting can best be defined as influenced by a little bit of research, a bit of family tradition, a bit of instinct, and a whole lot of love. Toddlers are boundary testers. Based on my experience, empathy, paraphrasing, learning through play, and clear expectations yield the best results in toddlers.
Join me, as we DIY, renovate and decorate our home, all on a budget, with our sweet daughter in tow. There are project tutorials, room makeovers, craft ideas, shopping/gift guides, and posts about this crazy thing called parenthood.
What can you get from my blog? Well, I want to convince others to experiment with projects and activities and not be scared off if the first try doesn’t work out. Posts will center on the ideas of life, DIY and food. I will try to include tutorials and recipes as often as possible so you can follow along so please share your inspired twists with me.
Tethered 2 Home
I love crafting of all sorts & especially Stampin’ Up. (No, I’m not a demonstrator, just a self confessed addict.) I am able to sew the odd costume for my kids, just don’t look to close at my rough work. I really enjoy taking pictures of kids & consider it a challenge. Thank goodness for digital, as I take 300 pics & like 4 of them. Should really take some more photography courses & maybe more would turn out. LOL.
Emily Arbour is a lover of handmade goods, a solid DIY, her family and friends. When she’s not peddling wares at her sweet little made in North America focused shop Hello Yellow, you can find her running around like a maniac trying to plan a craft show table layout, dripping soy wax on the living room rug, or sitting crook-necked behind her laptop crafting the perfect Facebook post.
She loves to write.
She loves to create.
She loves her life.
What makes Twenty York Street stand out is Marilou’s genuine voice. From sharing events in the city, to her thoughts on family and life, supporting local businesses, her personal stylings and more. Marilou speaks from the top of her heart to the bottom of her (high) heels! Her heart of gold, and style sense to match, have made her one of Canada’s top bloggers. She has been sought out by major international enterprises, including ALDO, THANN, Audi, Ford, Nordstrom, NAC, etc.
Together with my hubby, we’re working on renovating our 1920’s home in Ottawa, ON to create beautiful spaces to raise our 5 year old, 2 year old and baby girl and be house proud. He’s got the tools and I’m the designer. Small or big, all spaces deserve to be beautiful and functional for real life and with real life budgets.
Ann is a widow and single mom. She is learning how to live chapter 2 of her life and is sharing her journey on this blog. Ann also shares “kickass” things that she discovers along the way.
She knows a lot of other women that are going through a similar stage in their lives, whether through loss, divorce or another life event. Ann thinks it is important to share my journey and hopefully help someone else along the way. Together, we can embrace a new way of life and find the happiness we deserve. We can discover what KickAss living means to us and follow our new paths.
My name is Vie, and my partner Dave and I share our home with two dogs, two cats, three children, and a full-size replica of the Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS. I get my daily buzz from Timmies’ Steeped Tea with two creamers and a Splenda. I prefer to drink from Royal Doulton cups that are bigger on the inside.
Living well everyday is our passion. The Best of this Life engages readers with meaningful articles, where they can walk away with tools to apply to their own lives. Whether by way of a new recipe, product discovery, DIY, or party ideas.
The Best of this Life is an example of of how to celebrate each day and encourages readers to carve out their best life. We provide inspiration and real life methods to jazz up each day with joy and creativity.
I’m in my twenties and living in the nation’s capital, Ottawa. I spend my weekly 9-5 working in a corporate law firm. It’s kind of like Suits, but not as cool. I live with my awesome husband, Mark and our miniature schnauzer Winston. They’re my two favourite boys.
Maybe you are a boomer or maybe just curious about what us old folks do for entertainment … either way, I hope you enjoy reading some of my ideas for enjoying life and living well.
Some of the upcoming regular weekly features will be Boomer Consumer, where I will review products that I have personally tried, Bookie Boomer (reading not taking bets) and Foodie Fridays with info on dining, recipes and food events around Ottawa.
Welcome to try small things! I’m so glad you’re here. Let me show you some of the small, creative things I’m trying in and around my home in Ottawa, Ontario.
It’s a good day when I’ve tried a new recipe or read a good chunk of a great book or changed something in our home to give it a fresh feel. And an even better day when I’ve shared that with you. Let’s inspire and support each other!
A lifestyle blog with a simple motto: Make Stuff – Do Stuff – Love Stuff
I blog about my life as a mom, but Loulou’s Views is so much more than that. I’m a lifestyle blogger, a shopping blogger, a beauty blogger, and a travel blogger. I write about current events, the news that affects me as a mom, and I write about the things I love—from the best beauty products to the best places to travel to, and where to stay when you’re on vacation, with kids, and without. I’ve travelled a lot, and am happy to report that my boys share my passion for travelling.
I am a woman, I love to write, and I love other women. Well not that way my little frisky- I love sharing stories cause lets face it, we lead much more interesting lives than men. Whether that’s a good thing or not I’m not sure but damn when we come together, we are a force to be reckoned with.
So grab your yoga mats, lets curl up and talk about our worst dates, an old mix tape or why organic lotions and potions are the way to roll!
Welcome to my personal fashion and style blog! Every week, I will share beauty tips, product reviews, great fashion finds, entertaining tips, my favourite outfits and pretty much anything else that I am loving these days! I hope to inspire you to shop often, eat well, and feel beautiful!
Simply Stacie is a lifestyle blog full of delicious recipes, easy crafts, household tips and other fun ideas to inspire readers to embrace an extraordinary life. I’m passionate about helping others and hope that my posts ignite that spark of creativity within others whether its preparing a home cooked meal for their family, saving money on their grocery budget or learning about a new product or service.
Growing up on a farm meant spending long hours helping my parents with the animals and many chores. We had a huge vegetable garden. The smell and taste of a freshly picked tomato cannot be compared to anything you buy at the market. We were eating by the seasons. Over the years I have become more confident in the kitchen, started my own cookbooks collection and wanted my children to have lasting memories of what we cooked and baked at home.
In 2006 La Cuisine d’Hélène was born and I dedicate this blog to them.Another passion that follows me since my childhood is photography. When I had my first real job I bought myself a Nikon with couple lenses.That was really expensive at the time. I now shoot with a Canon Rebel T4i with a macro lens for my food photos. I much prefer to shoot digital.
Family, food, home and travel – those are some of my favourite things. I love to share the sweet and savoury, be it in the kitchen or our travels. I juggle a family and a full-time job – we cook, travel and often paint a wall a new colour. Food is often related to my stories and I share it here often.
I have big dreams of cottages by the ocean, boutique bed and breakfasts, brick and mortar stores or moving back to Europe – if only I could make up my mind!
I hope to deliver inspiration to those who visit – to encourage, simplify and most of all have fun. All of this comes served with a side of beautiful photos.
Harvesting Dinner is about gathering everything essential to concoct simple everyday dishes to exquisite celebratory meals. It is about foraging through local eateries, butchers shops, fishmongers, bakers, farmers markets and other food artisans boutiques. It is about sitting at a table with family and friends, stretching the conversation over lovingly prepared foods. It is about relishing the hand crafted meal assembled by a humble chef. Harvesting Dinner is also about a journey of self discovery tangled in the pleasures of the table and the effrontery of a scale, my never-ending pursuit of a slimmer me, through cooking, tasting, sampling and experimenting. Ultimately, Harvesting Dinner is hoping to be a feast for those who like me, wake up thinking of food, read cookbooks from cover to cover and go to sleep with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads…
mama. feminist. baker. procrastinator (elite status)
In a nutshell: British-Canadian, Mancunian, Mama, Political, Pro-choice, Moved around
I’ve worked in two national Parliaments, for six elected people, two party leaders and with a host of talented and dedicated folks who defy stereotypes of people in politics. Other passions – feminism, food, cooking and travelling. Especially feminism.
Interests include (but not limited to) tattoos, big glasses, cats, DIY, event planning, tea tasting, community involvement, wearing too much black, & law and order SVU.
We Support: Feminism, LGBTQ Rights & Queer Inclusion, Equality, Pro Choice, Mental Health Awareness, Recovery, Personal Well Being, Sex Positivity, Thinking outside the box and from the heart! Empathy is the key <3
Yellow Manteau is the online home of bilingual Ottawa-based social justice activist Julie S. Lalonde. Here you’ll find her thoughts about where the world is headed, updates on her work and ways to get in touch.
Julie’s passion is in bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to make activism relevant and accessible. She believes that social justice movements must make room for humour, self-reflection and all kinds of dance parties.
Turnipseed was a childhood nickname of Vanessa’s and today seems suitable for a blog that focuses on great value. Tiny seeds, tiny price – but huge, substantial results! That analogy works for us! We also love the idea of sowing the seeds of inspiration, scattering stories around the world, waiting for something great to take root.
Web lover, tech blogger, business analyst and geek-nerd hybrid. I blog what I love so you’ll find technology, gadgets, geek culture, social media, charities, green tech, unique ideas, healthy living, and I promise lots and lots of rants. 🙂
General / Babble
I am a wife and mother, writer and reader. I care passionately about women’s issues, mental health, weight issues and fitness.
This blog is about my life. It is my space where I write about the things that I spend time thinking about. I try to share my experiences so maybe someone else can learn from them, and I can learn from others.
I tend to jump from topic to topic, blogging about parenting, politics, books I’m reading, news I’ve heard about, things happening in my hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, anything that inspires me to think out loud.
Remember how great it seemed when the characters on the television show Friends would just randomly meet up at the Corner Perk coffee shop? Well, that’s how I like to think of my blog — your virtual corner coffee shop, where you can drop in any time and catch up with friends.
She’s just a girl babbling her way through life at It’s All About Me. Like her favourite wine she is refreshing, zippy, and a little edgy.
What started out as an outlet when her bestie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, writing grew into a passion for MrsARob. She loves connecting with people and igniting emotion.
MrsARob has been babbling before she was a missus. Every day after school she would join her grandmother for tea where they would sip from their favourite cups, pinkies up, and jibber jabber. Her love for tea and everything social never waned.
She’s as happy exploring the True North strong and free as she is globetrotting. It doesn’t matter whether the adventure is a staycation or relaxing at an exotic all-inclusive, MrsARob always travels on a dime.
Anything kitcheny is her nemesis but unleash her where she can swipe a credit card and BAM! Watch in awe as the shopaholic is unleashed and bargains are sought. Stilettos or cowboy boots, she rocks them both.
Trying to juggle a career, an angelic she-devil furbabe, volunteer work and her social calendar, she fits in a cup of babble every now and then.
Oh, and if you haven’t figured it out, it’s all about her.
At Cathy Out Loud you will find a mix of opinions, knowledge sharing, blurbs about life, parenting, and great products. Although the blog is less than a year old, Cathy and the blog are growing both in experience and audience by leaps and bounds. By Nature Cathy is a sharer; and whether sharing about people, products or information, she always does this with a sense of humour.
Who is Reese Speaks, you ask? Well, I’m a woman who likes to share what’s on her mind about things that I like doing, sharing my experiences and hobbies, capture what happen on the reality shows I like watching, or give my opinion on news stories I’ve watched.
Blogging is one of my passions, and I try to do it whenever I can. Motherhood is my top priority, but it is not the only thing that defines who I am. Since I was a child, I have always enjoyed writing, so Reese Speaks gives me the opportunity to write about anything I want without restriction.
I don’t have all the answers, but I love looking for them. Feminist, gardener, hiker, traveler, blogger, entrepreneur, mother, lover of food, wine + craft beer.
I’m a married mother of 3. I’m Canadian. I’m a Whovian, a sci-fi nerd, a ukulele player, knitter, cartoon/animé lover and a tv/pop culture-holic, I keep a blog that inflates my already swollen ego. I’m not all that interesting but I have high self-esteem which makes up for it.
My favourite topics are life in Canada, immigration news, photography and travel.
The blog is divided into 9 categories:
- Canadian Life: Life in Canada as an immigrant,
- Immigration: The immigration and the citizenship processes, tips and advice for newcomers.
- Trends: Politics, news and events in Canada or around the world.
- Snapshots: Pictures of Canada and travel phởtography
- On The Road: This sections is subdivided into several distinct trips
- Baby Mark Floyd: These are our adventures as parents-in-training.
- Working Girl: Working in Canada
- Foodies Corner: Restaurant reviews in Ottawa and elsewhere.
- Just Blogging: Blog fun, memes, interviews…
Casually blogging about amusing moments in Ottawa with friends, family and the odd stranger. Also I like beer, coffee, wine, long walks on the beach and laughing at inappropriate stuff.
Business / Entrepreneurship / Human Resources
The World of Work: HR, Workplace Culture, Leadership, Social Media, & Technology
Kids’ Programming / Education
Greetings! And welcome to Brownies Meet – a blog about a Brownie Unit. I am a volunteer member of Girl Guides of Canada but I am not a representative of Guiding. This site is meant to be a resource for Guiders interested in seeing how one Brownie unit is run. Please refer to your provincial council and/or Safe Guide for all questions of policy, rules and organization.
Whitney is committed to creating a learning environment that ignites wonder and sparks children’s natural curiosity, finding many opportunities to embed technology into her pedagogy. By documenting her students’ learning and making their thinking visible through the use of documentation panels/boards/binders, student portfolios, learning stories and digital documentation, she is dedicated to showing her students that they are all capable of being courageous learners. Her philosophy on inquiry-based play drives her teaching, providing her students with rich, meaningful, and authentic learning experiences that equip them with the skills and creativity they need to be 21st Century learners.
Authors and Librarians
One husband, two kids, one ex-cat, way too many books, several fairly interesting neuroses….
Bjütie is my way of starting a discussion about those things that inspire. I do love the frivolity of fashion and makeup, but this is not a product review or shopping site (shopping will NOT save the world!). I hope to share my passion for books, the arts, ideas, and amazing people here.
I’ve got a few goals with this blog. Tell our stories, make you laugh, chronicle our immigration, and write awesome stuff that will one day be available in your local book store – stuff like Margaret Atwood, Terry Pratchett, Felicia Day, Jane Austen, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Kurt Vonnogat would write, except not at all like them really because my style is my style, and I don’t have half of their wit. (And until it’s available in the book store, I’ll be making several things available here online. Stay tuned for more on that.)
The true adventure began during my maternity leave when I started freelancing for magazines like Today’s Parent and Canadian Living. I enjoyed it, and am proud of the writing I did, but my true love has always been fiction. It took a while but eventually I jumped in with both feet. I wrote, I revised, I queried, I submitted and eventually my first novel, Objects in Mirror, was published. Now I’ve self published two novels, Appaloosa Summer, and Wednesday Riders. I love being an indie publisher and can’t imagine ever going back.
A lifelong writer, Lola, as her friends call her, has written for numerous publications and enjoyed a weekly newspaper column where she wrote about almost everything there is to write about! And to think it all started covering sports for the Queen’s Journal at Queen’s University. Her writing is heavily influenced by early life loss and growing up without her parents. Lola Speaks is her collection of really short stories with a publication date to be announced soon! There will be a book tour with pink lemonade from France and decadent cupcakes from Cupcake Land!
All About Ottawa
OttawaStart is an independent website that mixes community news and events with a directory of great local web sites — kind of like a big community newspaper.
We offer a free Community News service for local groups to post their news and events. And we’re always highlighting cool, useful and informative local web sites on our blog and our Twitter feed.
This website is not strictly about heritage preservation, but rather what goes down the drain when those older buildings are demolished and streets are denatured.
Surely, progress has been made since a couple of years, but showing Ottawa as it was back then, when its growth was more or less done organically and less “imposed”, is key to grasp the errors that were committed in the past and prevent them from happening again.
With the Gréber Plan, Ottawa has been sanitized and turned into a “boring city”. Let’s hope for a brighter future for Ottawa and that the city will gain back the grit it had lost and once had.
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