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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18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2018 | 5 Comments
18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa   The longer, colder days are making way for the change of the season! Winter is here! Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be stuck inside during winter. The Ottawa-Gatineau region has plenty of events and activities […]

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Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

| January 8, 2018 | 3 Comments
Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International The New Year is here! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? It is great to do something that will restore your balance or improve yourself, but what about helping others? One of the things you can do to help others this New Year is […]

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Restore Balance this New Year with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/26

| December 28, 2017 | 49 Comments
Restore Balance this New Year with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/26

Restore Balance this New Year with DK Canada The New Year is all but here. The start of a new year signals a fresh start in our lives in one way or another.  I usually feel a little off balance at this time of the year and love looking for ways to gain some balance […]

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Give to Help Others this Holiday Season with Cuso International

| December 21, 2017 | 9 Comments
Give to Help Others this Holiday Season with Cuso International

Give to Help Others this Holiday Season with Cuso International   Christmas. It is the time of the year when trying to find the perfect gift is on everybody’s mind. Sometimes, a great gift does not need to be wrapped or stuffed in a stocking. The gift of giving can be done by providing help […]

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Dish Up Immune Health to Help Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms #LoblawsFluCrew #Fluless

| December 21, 2017 | 16 Comments
Dish Up Immune Health to Help Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms #LoblawsFluCrew #Fluless

Dish Up Immune Health to Help Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms   Meal time. It is a great way to get the gang around the table to catch up on each other’s day. It is also an amazing opportunity to introduce your family to different ingredients that contain nutrients that help lead to good overall […]

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Be Ready for Adventure This Holiday Season with PAW Patrol #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/19

| December 21, 2017 | 58 Comments
Be Ready for Adventure This Holiday Season with PAW Patrol #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/19

Be Ready for Adventure This Holiday Season with PAW Patrol Trying to do things, no matter your size is an important lesson for kids to discover. This is one of the most important messages PAW Patrol shares with its young but mighty fans. My kids are two of their biggest fans, and Elevation Pictures, asked […]

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Ring in the Holiday Season with Tile #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/19

| December 20, 2017 | 60 Comments
Ring in the Holiday Season with Tile #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/19

Ring in the Holiday Season with Tile One of the fun traditions of the holiday season is hanging stockings for the Man in Red to fill with goodies to enjoy on Christmas Day. In our home, we also love adding items that can be used every day. An interesting item I have on my wish […]

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Get into the Spirit of the Holidays with YTV’s #MerryEverything

| December 14, 2017 | 10 Comments
Get into the Spirit of the Holidays with YTV’s #MerryEverything

Get into the Spirit of the Holidays with YTV’s #MerryEverything   The holidays are one of our most beloved times of the year. It is a great time to be together with your family to enjoy each other’s company. My family has been in holiday mode since our first snow a few weeks ago, and […]

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Creating Magic is Fun with the Unicone Swirl Maker #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

| December 14, 2017 | 47 Comments
Creating Magic is Fun with the Unicone Swirl Maker #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

Creating Magic is Fun with the Unicone Swirl Maker from Jakks Pacific Magic. Children love believing it can be created and imagining they can make it. Unicorns are one of the sources of magic that continue to fascinate children. Jakks Pacific asked us if we wanted to create some magic by trying their Unicone Swirl […]

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Help Make an Impact this Holiday Season with ME to WE #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

| December 13, 2017 | 81 Comments
Help Make an Impact this Holiday Season with ME to WE #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

Help Make an Impact this Holiday Season with ME to WE The holiday season is the time of year when we are hustling and bustling to get gifts we need to wrap up and exchange them with family and friends. Have you finished all of your holiday gift shopping yet? No?  ME to WE wants […]

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Become Enchanted with Toys from Jakks Pacific #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/12

| December 12, 2017 | 56 Comments
Become Enchanted with Toys from Jakks Pacific #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide  ~ CAN 01/12

Become Enchanted with Toys from Jakks Pacific Playtime is important for kids to learn to use their imaginations. It helps them to  to create new places to explore. When a bit of magic is added to playtime, it can make a difference in the amount of amusement a child has during these moments. Jakks Pacific […]

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5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians

| December 6, 2017 | 13 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 ~ CAN 01/05

| December 6, 2017 | 107 Comments
Save Time Cooking This Holiday Season with HelloFresh #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/05

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 | 82 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 | 37 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 | 35 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 | 149 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 | 182 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 | 61 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 | 16 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 | 27 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 | 15 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 | 47 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 | 56 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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