Pieces of Me

My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes.

My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians

| December 6, 2017 | 8 Comments
5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians

5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians Winter is a great time for families to get out and enjoy themselves. As long as you are dressed for the weather, the world beyond your front door is a wonderland for a whole new type of adventures to explore. This time of year […]

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Save Time Cooking This Holiday Season with HelloFresh #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

| December 6, 2017 | 35 Comments
Save Time Cooking This Holiday Season with HelloFresh #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Save Time Cooking This Holiday Season with HelloFresh   For most families, the holidays is a busy time of the year. One of the tasks that can be a bit cumbersome to manage at this time of year is weekday meal preparation. With everyone’s busy schedules, prepping and cooking a fresh, healthy meal may be […]

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Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

| December 5, 2017 | 34 Comments
Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada   Keeping fit and active during the holidays is a goal of mine this year. I am used to the warm weather, and the dropping temperatures make me feel less inspired to want to venture outside of my home to stay as active as I […]

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Cuddle and Imagine with Poonicorns™ Plushiez #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/05

| December 1, 2017 | 20 Comments
Cuddle and Imagine with Poonicorns™ Plushiez #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/05

Cuddle and Imagine with Poonicorns™ Plushiez   A snuggle toy can have so many functions during a child’s playtime. They can provide a wealth of imagination as well as a good cuddle buddy at night. Some of the best ones are those that share their personality just by looking at them and make you smile. […]

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Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

| November 30, 2017 | 27 Comments
Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

    Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam Capturing memories is what my family loves to do. Whether it is of something they see, a funny selfie, to a video of themselves being wacky, we saving these memories. My kids are becoming better with being on both sides of the camera and I […]

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Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #Recipe #TurkeyTraditions #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

| November 30, 2017 | 92 Comments
Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #Recipe #TurkeyTraditions #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #TurkeyTraditions   Decking the halls. Trimming the tree. Stringing up the lights. These are just some of the things we do to get ready for the holiday season every year. Another very important preparation people take pride in at this time of the year is food. What we […]

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Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms with These Helpful Tips #Recipe #Giveaway ~CAN 12/29

| November 28, 2017 | 147 Comments
Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms with These Helpful Tips #Recipe #Giveaway ~CAN 12/29

Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms with These Helpful Tips #Giveaway   The sniffles. Nausea. Stuffed up sinuses. A cough. Yup! It’s cold and flu season again, and those are just some of the symptoms that go along with these illnesses. This wonderful time of the year usually takes place between November until March or […]

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Explore the Universe with HEXBUG nano #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/29

| November 28, 2017 | 49 Comments
Explore the Universe with HEXBUG nano #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/29

    Explore the Universe with HEXBUG nano My son loves to explore. One of the places he likes to get lost in is the one place many of us can only dream to venture to: Deep space. There is so much we can only imagine is out there for us to encounter.  HEXBUG wants […]

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Looking for a Luxury Vacation Destination? Look No Further Than France!

| November 23, 2017 | 15 Comments
Looking for a Luxury Vacation Destination? Look No Further Than France!

      Looking for a Luxury Vacation Destination? Look No Further Than France! When thinking about planning a luxurious getaway, one of the places many people turn to is France. It is rich with history, culture, and is one of the fashion capitals of the world. Staying in a hotel is nice, but have […]

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Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

| November 23, 2017 | 24 Comments
Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

Learn and Savour with DK Canada!  Two of my favourite passions are learning and food. Both of these passions help to make us better. Learning feeds our minds and food nourishes our bodies. Putting the two of them together helps to soothe my spirit. DK Canada loves sharing both of these aspects by having a […]

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Welcome Kitty Home with Little Live Pets™ My Dream Kitten #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 22, 2017 | 14 Comments
Welcome Kitty Home with Little Live Pets™ My Dream Kitten #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Welcome Kitty Home with Little Live Pets™ My Dream Kitten   Kittens. They are cute, can be cuddly, and are a lot of fun to play with. My kids love animals, and are fascinated with the amusement they bring to our family. Little Live Pets™ wanted to see if their My Dream Kitten would add […]

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Hatch, Hop, and Play with Little Live Pets™ Surprise Chicks #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

| November 22, 2017 | 46 Comments
Hatch, Hop, and Play with Little Live Pets™ Surprise Chicks #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

Hatch, Hop, and Play with Little Live Pets™ Surprise Chicks My kids are always full of questions. One of the subjects they are fascinated with are baby animals. My eldest had the opportunity to watch baby chicks hatch from eggs when she was younger, and my younger two peppered her with their questions about what […]

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Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

| November 21, 2017 | 52 Comments
Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs   Some people may not like insects, but ladybugs are up there as one of the most popular within this groups of animals. They are small, cute and colourful. Kids also love to try to keep them as pets. Little Live Pets™ has a line […]

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Jump into Imaginative Play with Luna Petunia! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

| November 16, 2017 | 66 Comments
Jump into Imaginative Play with Luna Petunia! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

Jump into Imaginative Play with Luna Petunia! My kids love magic. At any given moment, they can put themselves  in a world where magic is all around them. They also like connecting with characters we watch together on television and movies, imagining to be a part of that world. One of the shows my kids […]

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Collect and Imagine with Awesome Little Green Men! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide CAN ~12/29

| November 15, 2017 | 47 Comments
Collect and Imagine with Awesome Little Green Men! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide CAN ~12/29

Collect and Imagine with Awesome Little Green Men!   Whether they are big or small, kids LOVE toys! My kids are huge fans of ones that they can collect and play with each other. It is also fun when each collectable toy has its own personality that they can imagine what it would be like […]

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4 Fabulous Tips to Fight Back to School Germs!

| November 9, 2017 | 13 Comments
4 Fabulous Tips to Fight Back to School Germs!

4 Fabulous Tips to Fight Fall Germs!  The leaves are creating a colourful patch work blanket on the ground. The air is crisper. The kids are have their back to school routines down to a science. These are just a few tell-tale signs that fall is here to stay. You know what else happens during […]

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Sail Away to Adventure with Playmobil Canada! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| November 9, 2017 | 58 Comments
Sail Away to Adventure with Playmobil Canada! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

  Sail Away to Adventure with Playmobil Canada! Adventure. Ships. Dragons. Do you know a child who is a fan of all of these things? My kids are! They have been on the deck of a few bosts and ships and love the adventures each trip has brought them. The thought of bringing ships, adventures, […]

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Transit Travel in Toronto – UP Express #SeeTorontoNow

| November 7, 2017 | 9 Comments
Transit Travel in Toronto – UP Express #SeeTorontoNow

  Transit Travel in Toronto – UP Express Toronto. It is one of the busiest cities in Canada, and I love visiting it whenever I can. On my family’s latest visit to this mega metropolis, we wanted to try to give our car a rest and to use some of the transit options available. Since […]

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Warm Up the Holidays with SUNDOG Candle Co.! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| November 2, 2017 | 72 Comments
Warm Up the Holidays with SUNDOG Candle Co.! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

Warm Up the Holidays with SUNDOG Candle Co.! Fall. With the cooler and wetter weather upon us, it makes for days that you want to stay at home. When staying indoors is the plan, creating a comfy space is key. One thing that can make an area feel at ease is a scent. SUNDOG Candle […]

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Blast into the Holidays with Playmobil! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| October 31, 2017 | 115 Comments
Blast into the Holidays with Playmobil! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

Blast into the Holidays with Playmobil!   One of the hottest new trends for kids’ gift ideas lately has to be those that are nostalgic to the parental units at home. My other half and I have been keen to get toys that we enjoyed as kids. Playmobil Canada has one of the most iconic […]

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Pampered Feline Gift Ideas from Pet Safe for National Cat Day! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/24

| October 28, 2017 | 66 Comments
Pampered Feline Gift Ideas from Pet Safe for National Cat Day! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/24

  Pampered Feline Gift Ideas from Pet Safe for National Cat Day! Our family grew over the summer. The newest member in our home is this cute and cuddly character, Boots! It was love at first sight, and we love how he has changed our family for the better.     October 29, 2017 is […]

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4 Creative Gifts for Kids with Zuru Toys! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/08

| October 26, 2017 | 128 Comments
4 Creative Gifts for Kids with Zuru Toys! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/08

4 Creative Gifts for Kids with Zuru Toys!   With fall underway, the countdown to the holiday season is on! There are so many toys to choose from that it could make your head spin trying to decide which toy to bring home. Zuru Toys would like to help make picking out gifts for your […]

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Delight in Different Adventures at the Royal Ontario Museum #Review #SeeTorontoNow

| October 12, 2017 | 7 Comments
Delight in Different Adventures at the Royal Ontario Museum #Review #SeeTorontoNow

Delight in Different Adventures at the Royal Ontario Museum #Review Our family’s latest trip to Toronto was one we could not wait to start. This was partly due to our decision to make a stop at an attraction my other half and I had not visited in decades: The Royal Ontario Museum! Now, many may […]

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Go Wild with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/03

| October 5, 2017 | 63 Comments
Go Wild with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/03

Go Wild with DK Canada Books!   Animals. We all have a soft spot for one or many different types of two, four or multi-legged creatures that inhabit our world. My kids are always curious to learn more about their favourite animals and find out about others they discover. DK Canada wants everyone to enjoy […]

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