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

| October 12, 2017 | 4 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 | 47 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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Make Canadian Turkey the Star of Your Thanksgiving Meal! #CdnTradition #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 11/03

| October 4, 2017 | 105 Comments
Make Canadian Turkey the Star of Your Thanksgiving Meal! #CdnTradition #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 11/03

    Make Canadian Turkey the Star of Your Thanksgiving Meal! #CdnTradition Thanksgiving. It is the time of the year that family and friends get together to catch up and make memories over a sumptuous meal. What is one of the most popular traditions Canadians like to celebrate during this time of year? Sitting down […]

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You Could Win a $5,000 Vacation Rental – Simply Get a Quote to Enter! #GreatCanadianGetaway

| October 2, 2017 | 1 Comment
You Could Win a $5,000 Vacation Rental – Simply Get a Quote to Enter! #GreatCanadianGetaway

You Could Win a $5,000 Vacation Rental – Simply Get a Quote to Enter!     Getting insurance is important to many faucets in our life. They help to keep our families, homes, cars and more protected should any unforeseen event happen. It is always good to have piece of mind to know that you […]

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5 Fabulous Back-To-School Tech Accessories with Toddy Gear #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN/US 10/20

| September 21, 2017 | 49 Comments
5 Fabulous Back-To-School Tech Accessories with Toddy Gear #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN/US 10/20

   5 Fabulous Back-To-School Tech Accessories with Toddy Gear #Review #Giveaway   My eldest is halfway through high school. Her world is completely different from when I was her age. Since many more things depend on the use of technology, my eldest wants to have great tech accessories to help her while she studies, rests, […]

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Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

| September 19, 2017 | 4 Comments
Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa   Fall is here! Just because the days are becoming shorter and cooler does not mean the fun in Ottawa has come to an end! There are plenty of fun autumn activities happening in and around the city for you and your family to enjoy! We have put together a […]

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Personalize a Special Day with Betty Crocker!

| September 7, 2017 | 12 Comments
Personalize a Special Day with Betty Crocker!

  Personalize a Special Day with Betty Crocker!   Celebrations are always a fun occasion to put together, but what is the one thing that everyone remembers about a special day? The food! Kids big and small are able to pin point how great a party was by the fun and festive the food served […]

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Welcome the New School Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/22

| August 24, 2017 | 45 Comments
Welcome the New School Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/22

Welcome the New School Year with DK Canada! Do you hear that? It is the sound of the first bell of the new school year about to ring in the next few weeks. Are your kids not enthusiastic to head back to class this year? DK Canada wants to change this feeling with their collection […]

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Get in the Swing of the Season with Canadian Turkey #GrillCdnTurkey #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/15

| August 18, 2017 | 126 Comments
Get in the Swing of the Season with Canadian Turkey #GrillCdnTurkey #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/15

Get in the Swing of the Season with Canadian Turkey! #GrillCdnTurkey Yes, the dog days of summer may be over soon, but that does not mean that the good times have to end! Barbecue season is in full swing. This is the perfect time to fire up the grill to prep some scrumptious and healthy […]

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Workout in Comfort and Style this Summer with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/15

| August 17, 2017 | 67 Comments
Workout in Comfort and Style this Summer with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/15

Workout in Comfort and Style this Summer with Gaiam Canada       Working out has become a part of my regime to make me a better me. One of the things I realized I needed to feel good while completing my fitness routine was the right apparel. Sporting the right pieces can make getting […]

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Making an Impact: The WE Store Opens at CF Rideau Centre

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Making an Impact: The WE Store Opens at CF Rideau Centre

Making an Impact: The WE Store Opens at CF Rideau Centre A store that inspires a social movement for change? That is what the WE Store is all about. They have opened their doors at the Cadillac Fairview Rideau Centre (CF Rideau Centre).  Ottawa Mommy Club was invited to get a sneak peek of the […]

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A Surprise in Every Box with Canadian Originals #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/01

| August 3, 2017 | 118 Comments
A Surprise in Every Box with Canadian Originals #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/01

  A Surprise in Every Box with Canadian Originals Who doesn’t like surprises? It is always fun to find a box addressed to you at your door. Knowing it will be something special is an extra added treat. Canadian Originals wants Canadians to experience this joy with their monthly subscription boxes. They asked my family […]

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Discover Culture, Food and Fun in the Outaouais! #JoieDeVivre #OutaouaisFun

| August 1, 2017 | 3 Comments
Discover Culture, Food and Fun in the Outaouais! #JoieDeVivre #OutaouaisFun

Discover Culture, Food and Fun in the #Outaouais! #JoieDeVivre #OutaouaisFun   Picking a getaway destination soon? Have you considered visiting the Outaouais? Neighbouring Canada’s capital, the Outaouais is a beautiful and vibrant region that holds an abundance of activities for visitors to choose from. Want to discover culture, food and fun? The Outaouais holds all […]

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Open a World of Fun with myfunvelope! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/25

| July 27, 2017 | 49 Comments
Open a World of Fun with myfunvelope! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/25

 Open a World of Fun with myfunvelope!   Rainy days. Travelling. Sick days. These are days that are hard on both kids and parents because you always want your child to have fun and entertained when they are not allowed to move around too much. Myfunvelope understands these situations and asked us if their roster […]

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3 Ways to Celebrate Canada with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/25

| July 27, 2017 | 61 Comments
3 Ways to Celebrate Canada with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/25

3 Ways to Celebrate Canada with DK Canada With Canada 150 upon us, it is a year of celebrating Canada in so many different ways. It can be done in so many different ways, either inside of your home or on adventures across the country. DK Canada has books on numerous topics that help Canadians […]

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Fun Wherever You Roam with Minnie’s Happy Helper Pet Carrier #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/18

| July 20, 2017 | 50 Comments
Fun Wherever You Roam with Minnie’s Happy Helper Pet Carrier #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/18

    Fun Wherever You Roam with Minnie’s Happy Helper Pet Carrier! Caring for a pet is an important responsibility for anyone to take on. This is especially true for a child. Minnie Mouse is the proud pet caregiver of Figaro in her show Minnie’s Happy Helpers and she likes to take her fur friend […]

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Spruce Up Your Tech Gadgets with Toddy Gear! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN/US 08/11

| July 13, 2017 | 49 Comments
Spruce Up Your Tech Gadgets with Toddy Gear! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN/US 08/11

  Spruce Up Your Tech Gadgets with Toddy Gear! Since our world has become more mobile. This allows us to connect with the world like never before. The devices that allow us to be more connected can be a bit ho-hum as many of them have a generic design to them and look a lot […]

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Add to Your Child’s Summertime Fun with Zuru Toys! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/11

| July 13, 2017 | 85 Comments
Add to Your Child’s Summertime Fun with Zuru Toys! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/11

  Add to Your Child’s Summertime Fun with Zuru Toys! Summer vacation may not seem that long when you look at a calendar, but it can seem to last forever when kids become bored. Zuru Toys want to help each day one filled with fun with the brands they have in their roster of toys. […]

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Inspiring Change for Canada’s Future at #WEdayCanada #MillionHours!

| July 7, 2017 | 6 Comments
Inspiring Change for Canada’s Future at #WEdayCanada #MillionHours!

Inspiring Change for Canada’s Future at WE Day Canada #MillionHours! Ottawa was the place to be, not only on Canada’s big day, but on July 2, 2017 as well! Messages of inspiration, change, and hope were the messages of the day as WE took over the capital for WE Day Canada. This event was a […]

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Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/04

| July 6, 2017 | 38 Comments
Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/04

  Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada!   Has the last school bell rung this year for your kids? Did you want your family to have fun while learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM this summer? DK Canada has a bevy of books that can peek the interests of […]

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Download the State Farm® Canada app and WIN! #BeABetterDriver

| July 4, 2017 | 5 Comments
Download the State Farm® Canada app and WIN! #BeABetterDriver

  Download the State Farm® Canada app and WIN! Driving is something that many Ontarians do on a daily basis. It is a skill that some people are better at doing than others. Where insurance rates are concerned, the better some of our driving habits are, the lower our rates will be. State Farm® Canada […]

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Hosting Made Easy this Canada Day Weekend with Maytag®! #CanadasHome

| June 28, 2017 | 8 Comments
Hosting Made Easy this Canada Day Weekend with Maytag®! #CanadasHome

Hosting Made Easy this Canada Day Weekend with Maytag®! #CanadasHome   “Whirlpool has compensated me for my services and my posts, but all posts represent my own opinion” You have probably heard about the state of the Prime Minister’s home here in Ottawa. It is not in the best of shape at the moment, and […]

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Get Dad Looking Fine this Summer with Trade Secrets! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/28

| June 22, 2017 | 61 Comments
Get Dad Looking Fine this Summer with Trade Secrets! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/28

  Father’s Day may have just passed us by, but that does not mean the pampering can’t happen throughout the year. My other half does a lot for our family, and even though he does not like to say so, he likes to be surprised with gifts now and then. Since he also likes to […]

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Fire Up the Grill this Summer with Canadian Turkey! #BBQWithTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/28

| June 21, 2017 | 120 Comments
Fire Up the Grill this Summer with Canadian Turkey! #BBQWithTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/28

  Fire Up the Grill this Summer with Canadian Turkey! #BBQWithTurkey   It’s summertime, Canada! After slugging through a harsh winter, and experiencing a wet and wild spring, it is great knowing that there is nothing but blue skies and good times ahead for the next few months. How do a lot of Canadians celebrate […]

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