Tracey Tong

Liam’s 11th birthday in Ottawa January 18, 2021. Included a magic set, books, Nintendo gift card, Red Lobster dinner, and a chocolate banana cake. Photograph by Blair Gable

Raising a reader

The experts agree – instilling a love of reading in your child early puts them on to the path to success   He was talking by 15 months, and recognizing words a few months later. Now, at age seven, Jennifer […]

Pat Johnson in his studio at home.

What does working at home look like for you?

The world may be slowly trickling back into the workplace, but for many of us, work continues from home. Those lucky enough to have a dedicated office or a pre-established workplace may have made a near-seamless transition, but what about […]

Orienteering Ottawa's Jeff Teutsch and his girlfriend, Kim Perry

Where in the world?

‘Orienteering is great for families with kids,’ local organizer says. Tracey Tong reports on the sport you need to check out in 2020   As Ottawa thaws into spring, many families will want to trade their indoor views for one […]