Inspirational Women Live Out Loud

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Have you ever been inspired by someone who has made the choice to live out loud? What do I mean by that? Let me give the example of the inspirational women who together wrote the new book Live Out Loud! Last week, I had the honour of attending the book launch for Live Out Loud the Sisterhood Folios. The energy in the room at the Spoke Club in King West Village, downtown Toronto was contagious. It would have been nearly impossible to have left that event without feeling inspired by the talented group of inspirational women who co-authored this book! … Continue reading

Finding a Proper Fitting Bra: Everything You Need to Know

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I’ve had many conversations with Mom friends of mine about how we often get lost in motherhood. Not only that, but often lost in life in general, for a while after having children. Sometimes, this is a short while and for some of us, it can happen for so long that we start to forget who we really are. What does this have to do with finding a proper fitting bra? Please continue reading, it will come clearer as I explain. For me, I got lost for a good 10 years after having children. Please know that I LOVE being … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Woman to Woman for a Moment

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Can I talk to you woman to woman for a moment? I like to be prepared. I am a planner. One thing that I have learned, ever since I became pregnant with my first child was that no matter how planned or prepared you are, there will always be surprises and unexpected moments that occur. One of the surprises that I had when I was pregnant with my son (my second child) was the pressure on my bladder that I had never experienced before, at least not to that extreme. There were some steps that I would take and I … Continue reading

Yengo Summer Shoes Giveaway

Yengo Summer Shoe Giveaway

Many women are known for their huge shoe collection. I’m not a typical woman in many ways and while I love shoes, the practical person in me has never gone down that path. However, I will tell you when I searched Yengo for a pair of summer shoes, there was great temptation that I didn’t know existed within me. Their wonderful selection of gorgeous, top quality summer shoes was incredible. I got sucked in for a LONG time trying to decide what pair I should choose! I finally landed on the Jambu Blossom Red Sandal Mary Jane. I really liked … Continue reading

Mom, Do You Take Care of Yourself Last?

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Have you ever heard of the saying, “take care of yourself first, because if you are not taken care of, you will not be able to care for your children”? I have heard this saying many, many times and it rings through in my head every single day. I believe it. It is true. If I am not taking care of myself, it will definitely be a lot more difficult to care for my family. AND if I am not demonstrating that I care to take care of myself, what kind of role model am I setting for my children? … Continue reading

10 Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Mother's Day Brunch

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to invite your Mom over for Mother’s Day Brunch! I’m a HUGE fan of brunch, simply because there is often a variety of both sweet and savory foods and I love the idea of breakfast for lunch or dinner! I often don’t have the appetite for a large breakfast, but I really do enjoy breakfast type foods. Feel free to save the image above and send it to your Mom if you are planning on having her over for Mother’s Day Brunch! Here are some Mother’s Day Brunch ideas to help you … Continue reading

How to Prepare for a visit to the BabyTime Show {Ticket Giveaway}

BabyTime Show Ticket Giveaway

Whether you are pregnant or a new parent, it is always a good idea to do your research prior to attending a trade show like the BabyTime Show! I have been attending trade shows for over 10 years and I have learned a few things along the way! Multi-Testing Mommy’s Tips: Purchase your tickets ahead of time if possible, in order to avoid line ups. Bring water! Wear comfortable footwear. Wear as little as possible as it gets HOT! Bring a reusuable shopping bag to collect cards, pamphlets and free samples. Make a plan of which booths you MUST visit … Continue reading

How to Make Your Coat Fit When You are Pregnant

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In October of this year, the weather started to turn cold a bit quicker than I had anticipated. Being 8 months pregnant, while I wanted an excuse to buy a new coat, it didn’t seem practical with only one month to go. I went to a local women’s clothing store and picked myself up a nice shawl-like sweater in hopes that it would see me through the rest of October and into November (my C-section was booked for November 14). After a few weeks, the shawl/sweater was not cutting it. It was around this same time that I learned how … Continue reading

Your Morning Makeup Routine {Giveaway}

Morning Makeup Routine Giveaway

What is your morning makeup routine? Do you have one? When it comes to “makeup must haves”, mine are very simple. I need to wash my face, put on some cream, throw on a light coating of makeup to hide skin imperfections, toss on a bit of powder and I’m ready for the day. Those are my minimum requirements if I am leaving the house. I will admit, like any busy Mom, that there definitely are mornings where I am at the bus stop without the makeup, but you had better believe that as soon as I come home I … Continue reading

Get Helpful Beauty Tips and Tricks from @ShopprsDrugmart #30DaysofBeauty

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I have a confession! When it comes to hair and makeup looks, I can honestly use all the help I can get and this month, I will be heading to Shoppers Drug Mart for some guidance, tips and suggestions! Last year, I visited my neighbourhood Shoppers Drug Mart store a few times during the 30 Days of Beauty Event and I received some helpful beauty tips and tricks! This year, I look forward to learning even more. What YOU Need to Know About the 30 Days of Beauty Event: *From now until September 14, 2014* This is the 4th Annual … Continue reading