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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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Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss!

| December 28, 2016 | 3 Comments
Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss!

Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss! The holiday season hits some families in the Ottawa region harder than others. For the past 12 years, the Ottawa 67s has recognized this issue and have partnered with Toy Mountain, the Salvation Army, and The Brick to help put smiles […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure with Breakaway Experiences! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/31

| December 7, 2016 | 57 Comments
Choose Your Own Adventure with Breakaway Experiences! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/31

Choose Your Own Adventure with Breakaway Experiences!   With the big day arriving soon, one task many of us have to accomplish is hunting down the perfect gifts for loved ones. There are always a few people who seem to have everything or are extremely difficult to shop for. If you are having trouble finding […]

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Sparkle & Shine with Amopé Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

| December 7, 2016 | 105 Comments
Sparkle & Shine with Amopé Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

Shopping. Baking. Wrapping. Crafting. These are just a few of the things we do to get ready for the holidays in our family. Along with the everyday tasks our hands perform, this list of things has already lead to my nails becoming dull-looking with a few chips here and there. Amopé Canada wants nails looking […]

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Create & Share to Win in the #BakeItPossible Contest!

| December 1, 2016 | 3 Comments
Create & Share to Win in the #BakeItPossible Contest!

Whether made for the holidays, a special occasion or to brighten a loved one’s day, Canadians love baking fun and creative treats! We like to take chances and think outside of the box when coming up with fabulous ideas for baked dishes to put smiles on the faces of our loved ones. Pillsbury™ and Betty […]

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Take Your World with You with Beside-U Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

| November 30, 2016 | 126 Comments
Take Your World with You with Beside-U Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

Take Your World with You with Beside-U Canada The holidays are here! This time of year means that I am on the move more than at any other time of the year. There are days I need to take a lot with me to accomplish my “Holiday To-Do List” yet I do not have enough […]

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A Surprise Behind Every Door with Playmobil Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

| November 29, 2016 | 103 Comments
A Surprise Behind Every Door with Playmobil Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

A Surprise Behind Every Door with Playmobil Canada December is almost here, and you know what that means: Advent calendar time! It is one of the reasons why my kids love this time of the year. They love seeing what is hidden on the other side of each door. Playmobil Canada asked my family to […]

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25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

| November 25, 2016 | 21 Comments
25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

The holiday season is upon us! With all of the hustle and bustle of upcoming celebrations before you, there should also be time to spend with your family to enjoy the season. Not sure what to do? There is so much to see and do in Ottawa during this time of year with your family. […]

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Items Become Art with Pom Pom Wow! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/23

| November 24, 2016 | 38 Comments
Items Become Art with Pom Pom Wow! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/23

Art is something that captures the heart of kids in many different ways. They like to express themselves in different mediums to show off their creative side. Creating art can also help to personalize a mundane item that is all their own. Pom Pom Wow asked my family if we could find an ordinary object […]

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Interactive Play in 3 Ways with VTech® Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN12 /23

| November 23, 2016 | 67 Comments
Interactive Play in 3 Ways with VTech® Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN12 /23

Imaginative play is important for kids to learn how to do. It helps them to figure out situations and learn about the world around them. When interactive play is added to the mix, it enhances their learning during playtime. VTech® understands the importance of adding different types of play to help kids learn. They have […]

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Wrap Up Chocolate as a Gift from DK Canada! #Review

| November 17, 2016 | 9 Comments
Wrap Up Chocolate as a Gift from DK Canada! #Review

Whether it is dark, milk or white, people LOVE chocolate! It is a treat given and enjoyed during the holidays and helps to make fun memories. Have you ever wondered how this sugary confection is made? DK Canada takes readers on the chocolate trail from cocoa bean to irresistible morsel in Chocolate! It is just […]

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Handmade “Me Time” Gift Ideas with Lenity Soaps! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 16, 2016 | 82 Comments
Handmade “Me Time” Gift Ideas with Lenity Soaps! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

The holidays is a really special time of the year when I like to make this time of the year special for family and friends. But what about me? This hectic time of the year permits little time for me to sit back and relax. When I do get to have a bit of time […]

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IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

| November 14, 2016 | 6 Comments
IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

  IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls Cybersecurity. The amount of crime being committed in this field is rapidly rising. It is also suffering from a shortage of 1.5 million people to help stop this crime from occurring. What is even more shocking is the lack of women working in this field. Did […]

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Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

| November 12, 2016 | 172 Comments
Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! The holiday season is on its way! The countdown effectively on and it is time to start planning for this special time of the year.  Some of these items may be on your holiday checklists: Home decorations Tree trimming Gift buying and wrapping Party planning Whether it is a […]

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Pop Fun into the Holidays with Poppit! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

| November 10, 2016 | 59 Comments
Pop Fun into the Holidays with Poppit! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

Pop Fun into the Holidays with Poppit! My other half loves to bake. The kids love being with him in the kitchen to help him bake up a storm and create some sweet treats for the family to enjoy. They are full of smiles when adding ingredients to a delicious dessert and watching it bake […]

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Sleep Well for the Holidays with Cloud b Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

| November 9, 2016 | 79 Comments
Sleep Well for the Holidays with Cloud b Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

Bedtime can be tough some nights at my house. The kids are either overtired because of a long school day, or are too excited from a fun family day or movie night. They have plenty of snuggle toys, but some nights, they are not even enough to get them to go to sleep. Cloud b […]

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Find the Facts of #Reptiles at the Canadian Museum of Nature! #Review

| November 8, 2016 | 5 Comments
Find the Facts of #Reptiles at the Canadian Museum of Nature! #Review

Reptiles. Whether they climb, swim, or slither, they are a fascinating group of animals that carry a hint of fascination. The Museum of Nature opened its newest exhibit, Reptiles: Beautiful and Deadly, to help find out some of the facts in a fun way about many animals of this animal species. This exhibit opened on […]

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Have Fashionable Fun with Betty Spaghetty! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12

| November 3, 2016 | 64 Comments
Have Fashionable Fun with Betty Spaghetty! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12

Betty Spaghetty Review and Giveaway! My kids love fashion! Dress-up is a favourite pastime of theirs, and there is not a day that goes by that one of them is not modeling some form of fun outfit they have pieced together. Since the holiday season is upon us, I have been thinking about some gift […]

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Hopping into the Holidays with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Frogs! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/09

| November 2, 2016 | 81 Comments
Hopping into the Holidays with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Frogs! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/09

One of the things my kids constantly ask us for is to have a pet. They are HUGE animal lovers and would like for the next member of our family to be an animal to help take care of. Little Live Pets™ asked me to review one of their newest creations, a Little Live Pets™ […]

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Snuggle Up and Have Fun with Nameable Gifts! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

| November 1, 2016 | 80 Comments
Snuggle Up and Have Fun with Nameable Gifts! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

The gift of comfort is always a welcome one for kids, especially during the holiday season. Having this kind of gift unique personalize makes a gift even more special. Nameable Gifts asked me if I could review their personalized Mermaid and Shark Tail Blankets to see if my kids would love to snuggle and have […]

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Scent the Holidays with Lampe Berger! #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/09

| October 31, 2016 | 85 Comments
Scent the Holidays with Lampe Berger! #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/09

The holiday season is back! With the air being a bit crisper, it makes for thoughts of cozier moments and of the fun that is to come in the next few months. This time of year also has people thinking that it may be time to start their holiday gift shopping. Is there someone who […]

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4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

| October 26, 2016 | 7 Comments
4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

Menopause. It is a transition women go through that signals change in our lives. Some of its symptoms are more unbearable than others. Need a few ways to help get through this time of your life? Here are four tips that will help you manage menopause. Working it out     Keeping your body physically […]

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Flavoured Inspiration to Discover with Ford Escape Bucket List #BucketListOtt!

| October 20, 2016 | 9 Comments
Flavoured Inspiration to Discover with Ford Escape Bucket List #BucketListOtt!

Flavoured Inspiration to Discover with Ford Escape #BucketListOtt! Bucket lists. We all have experiences and adventures we want to try in our lifetime. Some may be to try a new food or as exciting as bungee jumping into the unknown. Ford Canada invited a group of digital influencers at the Coconut Lagoon to think about […]

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The Canada Goose Arctic Gallery to Open for Canada 150 at the Canadian Museum of Nature!

| October 19, 2016 | 5 Comments
The Canada Goose Arctic Gallery to Open for Canada 150 at the Canadian Museum of Nature!

The Arctic is one Canada’s most unknown locals in the country. Most Canadians have not stepped foot in this region, yet it is so important to our nation’s identity. The Canadian Museum of Nature announced its 10-year partnership with Canada Goose to reveal plans for their contribution to the Canada 150 celebrations. They announced they […]

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3 Fabulous Fall Books with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/18

| October 13, 2016 | 51 Comments
3 Fabulous Fall Books with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/18

For some people, fall is a season full of colour and wonder. For others, it is a time to escape the cool and wet weather it brings by staying indoors. One way to entertain yourself while staying away from the elements is by reading a great book. DK Canada has a large variety of titles […]

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