Author Bio:

Melissa Mohaupt is a proud first-generation Canadian of German & Norwegian heritage who grew up in Ottawa but moved to Toronto 25 years ago. With degrees in Theatre and Journalism, she is a mom of two kids & three pets, an avid photographer, traveller & travel daydreamer, music & film/TV nerd, concertgoer and museum patron, karaoke enthusiast and fan of all Canadian sports teams.


Posts by melissamohaupt:

A Visit to Little Canada Offers Big Fun for Every Member of the Family!

Posted on: April 18, 2023

Originally posted April 18, 2023 My family recently enjoyed our first visit to Little Canada and it will definitely not be our last! We had grandparents visiting from out of town who always wish to spend time with the kids while also touring the sights of Toronto. Seeing Little Canada
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A Staycation at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is a Surefire Way To Beat the Winter Blahs!

Posted on: January 16, 2023

Originally posted January 16, 2023 Especially in these winter months, sometimes you crave a little time off from your usual routine. There’s meal preparation, cleaning chores, and (in our household’s case) the dog walk schedule and teens/tweens playing video games or flipping through TikTok all weekend. A quick staycation can
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ROM Provides a Magical Experience with “Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature”

Posted on: October 18, 2022

Originally published October 18, 2022 We finally had the chance to experience the “Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature” exhibit at the ROM, which blends elements of the films from the Harry Potter universe with real-life facts about the natural world. From the moment you walk into the exhibit space
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Halloween Nights of Lights is a Fun Fall Experience!

Posted on: October 7, 2022

Originally published October 7, 2022 We had the chance to go experience Halloween Nights of Lights last night and found the immersive walk-through Halloween experience to be exactly what we needed to celebrate both the Halloween season and Thanksgiving weekend! The outside area of Sherway Gardens is completely transformed all
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10 Things You’ll Love about the Royal Canadian Circus!

Posted on: August 8, 2022

Originally published August 8, 2022 My family had the pleasure of seeing the new Royal Canadian International Circus show, “Under the European Big Top”, and we had an amazing time! The show is chock-full of exciting acts, with so much variety that it covers the entire spectrum of circus performances.
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Museum of Illusions is an Illuminating Experience

Posted on: April 19, 2022

Originally published April 19, 2022 My kids and I had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Illusions over the long weekend and it was an exciting experience! Close to St. Lawrence Market but tucked away behind an unassuming street front, it’s an intimate space that packs in so many
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Getting Nerdy on a Day Out as FanExpo Canada Returns

Posted on: October 25, 2021

Originally published October 25, 2021 I have been married to a full-fledged nerd for over 15 years. Yet I had never been to FanExpo Canada, or any pop-culture convention or exposition, until now. Inevitably, it was our daughter’s interest in it that got us out of the house and into
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The ROM Gets Personal with Great Whales Exhibit

Posted on: August 20, 2021

Originally published August 21, 2021 It seems like ages since we saw the Royal Ontario Museum’s exhibit Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story. It was only four years ago, but seems so much longer because museums were shuttered for most of 2020. This is our first time back
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AGO’s Andy Warhol Exhibit Separates The Man From The Myth

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Originally published July 30, 2021 Halfway through meandering around the AGO’s highly-anticipated Andy Warhol exhibit, it’s Canadian ballerina Karen Kain that catches my daughter’s eye. “Ooh, this is my favourite. It’s colourful and sparkly!” My 10-year-old daughter aspires to be an artist but she’s still a little girl at heart
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Roundhouse Park is a Historical Break from the Concrete Jungle

Posted on: July 23, 2021

Originally published July 23, 2021 Tucked away amongst the recently-built skyscrapers of Bremner Boulevard and the South Core condos, and encircled by well-known tourism venues (CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Rogers Centre) and the buzz of the Gardiner Expressway, there is a charming piece of Toronto’s past where you
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