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

| August 18, 2017 | 50 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 | 30 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 | 100 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 | 2 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 | 48 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 | 54 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 | 4 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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Make Cherished Memories Pop with BestCanvas.ca! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

| June 15, 2017 | 35 Comments
Make Cherished Memories Pop with BestCanvas.ca! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

  Make Cherished Memories Pop with BestCanvas.ca   Photos. We have been using them for years to capture our fond memories. It is great to have a record of these fun times, but some memories are so unforgettable that a regular sized photo just won’t do. Best Canvas Prints Canada (BestCanvas.ca) understands the need to […]

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23 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa-Outaouais!

| June 14, 2017 | 6 Comments
23 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa-Outaouais!

23 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa-Outaouais     Summer is here! With the warmer weather finally arriving, more festivals and activities are being held all over the City of Ottawa and its surrounding areas for families to be a part of. A lot of these events and activities will be celebrating Canada […]

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Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/21

| June 13, 2017 | 5 Comments
Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/21

  Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! Fun and exercise do not always go hand in hand for many people. Throw learning into the mix and some people may think it is madness! Thinking about this, I received this email in my inbox from my commander: Mission: Visit the Neuron Upgrade Training Station (N.U.T.S.) […]

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Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

| June 9, 2017 | 9 Comments
Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

  Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children       Did you know that children are being marketed to on a daily basis? This is especially true when it comes to the food they consume.  We all want what’s best for our children—especially when it comes to their health and nutrition. […]

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Get Ready to Explore Canada at #LearnToCamp with Parks Canada!

| June 8, 2017 | 9 Comments
Get Ready to Explore Canada at #LearnToCamp with Parks Canada!

It is officially camping season! There is nothing like spending time in the outdoors, taking all of the beauty nature has to offer. As a city kid, I had the opportunity to go camping with summer camps and fun getaways with my friends. I would like for my kids to have even more experience camping. […]

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Enjoy Outdoor Living with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/07

| June 1, 2017 | 40 Comments
Enjoy Outdoor Living with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/07

  Enjoy Outdoor Living with DK Canada Books! The sun is finally making more of appearance, making the temperatures rise. You know what this means: Time to start spending more time outdoors! Entertaining is always fun, whether it is to keep the fun going for kids or to impress family and friends with food, drinks, […]

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End the Search for Lost Items with Tile! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/23

| May 24, 2017 | 37 Comments
End the Search for Lost Items with Tile! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/23

Picture this scene: you are running late getting to work. Just as you are about to leave, you remember you need keys to lock the front door. You look at the regular spot you place your keys, but that spot is empty. You then proceed to tear apart your home until you find them. Sound […]

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3 Ways Shopping is Made Easier with Wagonbags! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/23

| May 23, 2017 | 45 Comments
3 Ways Shopping is Made Easier with Wagonbags! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/23

  3 Ways Shopping is Made Easier with Wagonbags   Shopping can be a bit taxing. Searching for reusable bags and finding a place for them in your shopping cart with your items is no one’s idea of fun. Relying on the plastic bags stores provide means tacking money onto your shopping trip and worrying […]

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