Raising Jay & Abel

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Heydy Lopez


Random Thoughts during Day 1 of Maternity Leave | #ForBetterBeginnings #PlaytexMoms

It’s here, it’s here, the day has finally come! The day I’ve been itching for since we found out that we were expecting baby #3. As a #Playtexmom, I know that motherhood can be spontaneous, surprising and an overall a learning curve! When you think you have everything figured out, your toddler decides to throw a wrench in your plans and all you can do is go with the flow. So, of course, I thought I would share some random  ...

Motherhood, Parents Tips & Tricks

A Preteen Boys Overnight Summer Camp Packing Checklist | Printable

Last year, I sent Jayden to an overnight summer camp for the very first time. He was just shy of 9 years old. At first,  I was nervous and scared to send him to an overnight camp for six days! That’s 5 nights and 6 days away from both mom and dad. I don’t know about you but I think that’s a long time to trust your preteen boy to brush his teeth and take a shower every day. Overnight Summer Camp Packing Checklist Of course,  ...


When Great Things Happen | Chasing The Light

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to learn a few photographer tips and tricks from a few of my fellow boss mamas. We ended up chasing the light together. I’ll be the first to admit that my DSLR has been sitting in the closest for over a year. Of course, able to learn a few things. Like the difference between shooting in “JPEG” and “RAW”, I was all for it. I tried my very best to capture images that were on  ...


Why Going Through Labour A Third Time Isn’t A Charm

There are so many things running through my head as I type this post. Why going through labour a third time isn’t a charm. I’ve gone back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. Should I even share how I feel about going through labour a third time? Or am I being a baby? I envy all the mama’s who can watch themselves (on video) go through labour over and over again. Kudos to them for not cringing at the fact that a baby  ...


Styling The Bump: 31 to 34 Weeks

I can’t believe that we’ve made it this far!! When I first started the “Styling the Bump” series, I had no idea what to expect. Would people love it? Hate it? Get annoyed? We are now, officially 6 weeks from our due date and every fibre of my being is trying to enjoy every last bit of it. Being pregnant in this heat has definitely been rough. Thank god for maxi dresses, air conditioning, and swimming, am I right?!  ...

Motherhood, Travel

Jump Inside Langley’s Biggest Toy Box | Toys “R”Us Langley

Have you heard?! Toys”R”Us Langley is hosting their grand reopening at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on July 8 and July 9, 2017!! There will be so much for you and your family to experience during the grand opening. Amazing giveaways, appearances by your children’s favourite on screen characters, product demonstrations and activities. Get your face painted, indulge in LEGO Make & Takes and so much more. Both you and your  ...


15 Canadian Cities I Have Visited & Lived | Radisson #Canada150

Can you believe that Canada is only 150 years old? As somebody who immigrated to Canada twenty four years ago, that is mind-blowing! To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, I’ve compiled a list of 15 Canadian cities I have either visited or had the pleasure to call home. Keep scrolling to win a FREE nights stay at the Radisson! First, a little background on yours truly. I was born in a small village in the country of Guatemala. My  ...


6 Ways To Love Your Legs During Pregnancy | #SchickAmbassador

As I enter the third trimester of my third pregnancy, I’m noticing that the subtle changes that are talked about early on are becoming more apparent. My hips are getting wider, my thighs are getting thicker and my ankles are becoming one with my feet. Learning to love your legs during pregnancy is easier said than done. #LoveYourLegs Leg cramps, varicose veins, swollen feet, are just a few symptoms that come along with pregnancy.  ...


The Working Mans Crossroad | Guest Post

As Father’s Day approaches, I thought it would be great idea to have a guest post up from a “Father’s point of view”. This particular passage is written by a close friend of mine. These are his words. They explain his truth, as a Father and a working man. So without further ado, here’s the working mans crossroad. The Working Man We are all faced with that one difficult decision that ultimately impacts our daily  ...