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Styling the Bump: 20 to 24 weeks

Welcome to another round of Styling the Bump! Hopefully you enjoy even though it is going up a couple weeks late. Blame it on the baby brain. I had a lot of fun searching for pieces that I thought would look great together (without trying them on!). While I was shopping, I kept a few things in mind. Comfortability Affordability Stretch Style My personal style usually leans to comfort but in honour of embracing my pregnancy body, I stepped  ...


45 Reasons Why I’m Loving You This Mothers Day | the Keg Steakhouse + Bar

I’m sure you’ve given high praises about your mama whenever someone asks about her. You try your best to string words together that you feel best describe her. Sentences  like “she’s my everything”, “she’s the best mom in the world” and “my mom’s cooking is the best!” are always repeated. Well, this holds true for my mother and I. I could go on and on about the amazing women  ...

For The Mamas, Motherhood

Ten Reasons Why You’re THAT Mom Who Needs a Spa Day | Spa Utopia Giveaway

Have you ever wanted a day just to yourself? A day were you can sit back, relax  and  enjoy the silence? Imagine a day without your hubby, your kids and what’s that…no Paw Patrol? Well, Spa Utopia offers you the opportunity for exactly that and more. Once you step into Spa Utopia Vancouver, which is located at the Pan Pacific Hotel, you will be greeted with a smile, signed in and chauffeured into the  ...


Why Happiness Doesn’t Come in the Form of a Wallet

Today’s post will a bit more serious than most, I like to keep things light hearted on here but every once in a while, I have the urge to share some of my more personal experiences. I definitely don’t write things for pity. I usually write them as a sort of therapeutic exercise for myself to see how far I’ve come. This is something I’ve been working on behind the scenes trying to figure out when the “right  ...

Motherhood, Style & Beauty

When Tulips Blossom | Tulips of the Valley

It was a cloudy spring morning when this mama woke up at 6am to drive one hour to Chilliwack, BC to visit the Tulips of the Valley. Myself and a whole lotta bloggers gathered together to have breakfast in the tulips fields hosted by Sequel Events . We were told to bring our gumboots and boy was I ever happy that I did. The mud didn’t stop us from snapping some photos It was great catching up with other mama bears (child-free), sipping  ...

For The Babes, Motherhood

Cinco de Mayo Party | Fun Fiesta Sangria

How is it May already ?! (Don’t answer that question, I know how the calendar works :P). With May literally around the corner, I think it’s time to say goodbye to Winter and finally welcome the sunshine with open arms. This Cinco de Mayo party will having you saying yaasss girl to the sun and waving bye to winter! Cinco de Mayo Party Myself, Janette from Ava to Zoe, and Kat from Our Happy Place, put our heads together for this  ...

Motherhood, Style & Beauty

Bumpdate | 24 weeks

Hello one, Hello all!! It’s been 6 weeks since I’ve lasted updated you on my bump, which you can find over here: Bumpdate | 18 weeks. Lets just say that theres been a few changes, so I felt that it was only necessary to update you. With that being said, here is my 24 week bumpdate! Symptoms: Good news, nausea is gone! Yahooo!! Bad news, my dear friend heartburn has her appearance and wont go away, wah. I also have hamstring  ...

Motherhood, Our Life in Photos

Our Gender Reveal!

It’s a boy, it’s a boy ! Smoke Bomb Gender Reveal We are sooooo excited to be adding another boy to our family!!! With the help of some blue smoke bombs, we revealed the gender to the boys during the photoshoot. Let’s just say that it wasn’t what they expected. If I’m being 100% honest, I’m relieved. Finding out the gender of the baby was extremely nerve wracking. We felt a lot of pressure to add a baby  ...


6 Things I’ll Be Totally Ok With When I Become a Third Time Mom | #ForBetterBeginnings

Let’s be real here, being a third time mom is probably going to be a gong show. Well…at least for the first couple of months. Not only is it a change for me but it will also be a whole new world for Jayden and Abel, where they’re both adjusting to their new roles of being big brothers. We’re hoping that PlaytexBaby’s new DC Super Friends™ mealtime sets help Abel easily transition into “big bro”  ...

Motherhood, Style & Beauty

Styling The Bump: 15 to 19 Weeks

I feel like its been forever since I’ve updated y’all on my bump! But in reality you can find all the bumpy goodness on my Instagram. So, if you’re ever wondering how I’m doing or how the boys are doing, just look us up on Instagram and you will be sure to find some updates! Styling the bump this time around has been fairly easy. Being pregnant isn’t new to me and I know the styles I like and the styles I  ...