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Welcome to new sponsor, Tag Along Toys!

by Karen

Tag Along toys LogoDo you ever go into a shop for children and just feel the wonder of being surrounded by childhood? That’s what it’s like to walk into Tag Along Toys in Kanata’s Signature Centre (499 Terry Fox Drive).

Above you there are clouds and all around you are toys, toys, toys! I had the opportunity to go to the store a few weeks ago and speak with Patti Taggart, the proud owner of the store. She has good reason to be proud. The store has such a great variety of toys and Patti makes a point of looking for toys that will help children learn.

There are choices for the smallest people…

To not quite as small people…

And right on up…

Patti told me that her favourite section of the store is the crafts section and it’s easy to see why when you get a glimpse of the incredible selection. There’s so much to choose from!

I have to say that there was one section of the store that I know my son, Brandon, would make a bee line to and all because of these:

The wall of animal figures is something to behold:

Be sure to stop by Tag Along Toys when you’re in the Signature Centre. Patti and her staff will treat you right!

Thank you, Tag Along Toys, for supporting Kids in the Capital!

Inspired Photography

We have another fabulous sponsor to introduce to you!

Inspired photography logo

Inspired Photography is another great mom-run business.  Julie, mom of two,  is “inspired by my children, by photographs of my own childhood, by rosy cheeks, dimples, baby toes, and long eyelashes; by new beginnings, belly laughs, and hand holding; by bumblebees, sunsets, the wind, and wild flowers; and by lots more”.

I think Julie’s work speaks for itself in her ability to capture those fleeting moments and provide timeless memories.


I have been lucky enough to have been having Julie taking photos of my kids since they were first born and I can tell you from first hand experience that Julie does an excellent job. She puts you at ease and brings out the best in you and your family.

Kiernan and I - Christmas 2007

Quinn - 8 days old. (May 2009)

Julie specializes in maternity, newborn, children and family portraits and does sessions either in her home or on location in the Ottawa area.  She is very affordable and offers that extra personal touch that makes a photo shoot a pleasurable experience.

She is offering Kids in the Capital a special discount!  Mention that you heard about her from the site and get 25% off her sitting fee.  Head on over and check out her site now!