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 Staycation at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is a Surefire Way To Beat the Winter Blahs!

Posted on: 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 give families a chance to
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ROM Provides a Magical Experience with “Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature”

Posted on: 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 on the main floor (in
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Halloween Nights of Lights is a Fun Fall Experience! {Discount Code}

Posted on: October 7, 2022

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 month
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10 Things You’ll Love about the Royal Canadian Circus!

Posted on: August 8, 2022

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. Not
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Toronto Blue Jays Family Tips and Safety Regulations

Posted on: July 27, 2022

Published July 27, 2022 The Toronto Blue Jays are back in action! Business at the Rogers Centre is booming and the helpful staff members are really on the ball (pun intended). There have been some changes to the ballpark experience since the pandemic began, plus we have some money-saving family
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Museum of Illusions is an Illuminating Experience

Posted on: April 19, 2022

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 different
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Toronto Raptors Family Tips and Safety Regulations

Posted on: November 6, 2021

Published November 6, 2021 It’s finally time for our list of Toronto Raptors family tips! It’s been a long time coming, as the last game we went to before last night was in March 2020. It was the penultimate (that means second-last, kids) home game before the infamous shut-down of
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Getting Nerdy on a Day Out as FanExpo Canada Returns

Posted on: October 25, 2021

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 the
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The ROM Gets Personal with Great Whales Exhibit

Posted on: August 20, 2021

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 to
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AGO’s Andy Warhol Exhibit Separates The Man From The Myth

Posted on: July 30, 2021

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 and
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