Ottawa: The Savvy Guide to September

SavvyMom April 8, 2016
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It might still feel like summer, but don’t blink because in a snap you’ll be back to reality. We’ve got the savvy guide to September to make sure your transition goes smoothly.
DO
Buy a basket (or two, or three) of tomatoes
Why? Because they are in season, ripe and ready for the taking—they’re too good to leave behind. Take them home, make a big salad or pasta, and roast the rest. Your family will thank you in the winter months.

GO
Dress like a fairy and bring your lantern to the Lumière Festival on September 4
Why? It’s one of our favourite family-friendly events in Ottawa. Wandering performers, artists, and enchanting handmade lanterns illuminate New Edinburgh Park and create an evening of magic.

GET
Back on your ‘real world’ sleep schedules
Why? If you start before all regular programming resumes, it won’t be as difficult to get people mobilized in the morning when the time comes.

PLAY
Charades with your kids. Play in teams so the younger family members can participate and learn the rules and actions with some help.
Why? Because you don’t have to be away on vacation or at a cottage to play games. Turn the TV off and have some fun.

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