This morning parents across the country woke up in a full-fledged panic and it wasn’t just because of daylight savings time.

March Break starts tomorrow!!!

From the moment your kids wake up tomorrow morning until the time they go to bed, they will be fully, totally and wholly your responsibility.  And if you’ve made no plans to keep them entertained for the next 7 days – you my friend are on the edge of a these-kids-are-driving-me-crazy apocalypse.

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Act quickly or risk a week of this.

The good news? There are still plenty of spots willing to take the challenge off your plate. Here are a couple worth considering. My advice? Book now, while you remember and before your nerves are at stake.

OMG – “Ottawa March Getaway” Package at the Fairmont Château Laurier

Hotel reps tell me there’s still room for this  upcoming March Break getaway in one of Canada’s most famous castles. Stay anytime between now and March 20th and for $159 you will get an overnight stay , complimentary self-parking and a family “goodie bag” with special offers at local attractions.  Whether you keep your fun inside the hotel (there’s a gorgeous  art-deco pool once frequented by Prime  Minister Trudeau) or walk out to the National Art Gallery, a host of museums, the Parliament Buildings and more, you’ll find there’s plenty to keep the whole family actively entertained.  For more information on the hotel’s history (it celebrates 100 years in 2012!) and offerings visit

Picture Perfect March Break Getaway at Delta Chelsea

My family made the decision to stay home this March Break. Given that our RTW adventure is mere months away we thought we should try to make the most of time at home. The one exception? We’re going to head down to the Delta Chelsea for a night to check out their phenomenal March Break offer. We’ve stayed at the hotel before while I was on assignment for and I’ve long lauded their amenity line so the night away will be a great treat for all of us. From now until March 20 you can take advantage of a sweet deal. Starting  at $163 per night, the March Break Deal includes an overnight stay, complimentary underground hotel parking, a $25 food credit per day and two free Cineplex admission tickets (to be used by March 31, 2012 at any Cineplex Entertainment LP theatre). You can also take advantage of the on-site Family Fun Zone offerings and March Break activities! For more information or to book your getaway visit