October - what you might have missed

We blinked and it was November. Before any more time passes we thought we had better share with you some of the fun things we did in October! Did you do any of these in October too? Activities for Kids

This month we learned about scouting in the capital, taking babies to the movies, build & grow clinics at Lowe's, Miller's Farm, and a great new climbing gym. We  also spent an afternoon at the Pinto Valley Ranch, talked about musicals for kids, and the butterfly show at Carleton.

Big news and changes

This month we launched our new look, moved over to our new url and also helped launch a sister site in Calgary called Kids in Cowtown (have you told all your Calgary friends about it yet?)

Crafts, Cooking and other fun ideas

Here are some ideas to eat, play with and make! In October we shared how to bake drill cake, a great and easy noodle box for quiet time and a perfect Thanksgiving paper bag turkey craft,

Exploring the outdoors

This month we explored all kinds of great parks, trails and generally outdoorsy locations.  If you haven't already, you should make sure you check out Petrie Island in the Fall, the Mer Bleue boardwalk, a great dog park,andMcLaurin Bay before the snow is here to stay!

Great Giveaways and sponsors

We had a lot of  great giveaways in October including one for Wiggles Tickets (we hear it was amazing) and for a great show at the NAC called Trick or Treat to a Wicked Beat. We also welcomed Eko Bear as another new fabulous Kids in the Capital sponsor.


We hope everyone had a great Halloween! To get us all ready for the fun filled (read exhausting day) we talked about all kinds of things to do for Halloween, including visiting Proulx Farm, Spooks, Spirits, & Spectacles, and forming a Halloween posse.  We also talked about some tips for Halloween including what to do with the candy , hosting a Halloween costume swap, and how to get through the day with a child who is a little bit nervous. One of our favorite posts were the helpful ideas from the Ottawa Public Library on great Halloween reads.


We had a wonderful Halloween party at Boston Pizza Orleans on the 31st! Thanks to9 everyone who showed up and we can't wait to see the photos that Julie from Inspired Photography took. We ended up rescheduling our mom's night out to Le Nordik until November 9, so we hope that we will see lots of you there. Keep an eye out for the newest playdate schedule which will be resuming in the coming weeks. If you have any great ideas for playdate locations let us know!

Parenting Tips

With Fall and back to school comes colds and other illnesses, so9 we loved the great tips on dealing with colds and other yucky stuff.  We also talked about photo tips for Fall photos and thinking about your neighbourhood.

Social Media Mondays

We are really enjoying the Social Media Mondays we have started here. Social Media has become so important to us and so many of our readers that we like to share what we know with other parents that are just starting out in social media. This month we talked about why to blog and how to start a blog. We also talked about why twitter is a great tool for parents and how to start tweeting.  We hope these posts are helping you delve more into the world of social media!

Don't forget that we want to hear from you about the things you love to do with your kids in Ottawa. Leave us a comment or email us at kidsinthecapital(AT)gmail(DOT)com if you want to blog for Kids in the Capital!