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

| November 23, 2017 | 6 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 you […]

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

| November 23, 2017 | 5 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 | 9 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 | 21 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 | 31 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 | 51 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 | 40 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 | 10 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 | 51 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 | 8 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 | 63 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 | 102 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 | 106 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 | 6 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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Make Canadian Turkey the Star of Your Thanksgiving Meal! #CdnTradition #Recipe ~ Giveaway CAN 11/03

| October 4, 2017 | 142 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 | 2 Comments
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 | 50 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 | 5 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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