It’s hot and you want to stay cool. So whether you’re embracing the shade, splashing out on the lawn, or keeping cool by the pool, we’ve got some fun ways to make the most of the heat this month.
Have a picnic
Why? Because it’s a great way to get family and friends together for a fabulously fun feast.
Enjoy some cool licks at the Ottawa Ice Cream Festival on August 7
Why? Because you’ll get to experience the journey from cow to cone while honing your milking technique, giving an ice cream maker a spin, and catching the buzz about honeybees and ice cream production—cool and sweet.
A Dyson Air Multiplier
Why? It’s a bladeless fan using special technology that amplifies the air 15 times, so it cools things down and keeps little fingers safer—especially ones that like to poke through things.
Water Treasure Hunt
Why? Because pool games are always fun and can include kids of varying ages (read: parents) too. Toddlers in splash pools can try their hand at grasping for shells, pennies or other treasures you’ve placed on the bottom. Older kids can test out their underwater breathing skills diving for objects.
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
Why? Another great novel from one of our fave authors, it addresses surrogacy, egg donorship, the rights of a parent and what it means to be a mother through the eyes of a student, a housewife and a socialite (who wasn’t always one). We’ve got five copies to give away.