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:

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

Posted on: 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 only that, but the
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Museum of Illusions is an Illuminating Experience

Posted on: 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 types of illusions and
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Toronto Raptors Family Tips and Safety Regulations

Posted on: 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 seemingly everything. I had
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Getting Nerdy on a Day Out as FanExpo Canada Returns

Posted on: 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 throngs of thousands of
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The ROM Gets Personal with Great Whales Exhibit

Posted on: August 20, 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 ROM since their reopening
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AGO’s Andy Warhol Exhibit Separates The Man From The Myth

Posted on: 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 she knows what she
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Roundhouse Park is a Historical Break from the Concrete Jungle

Posted on: 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 can take a break and
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