• Bump Goes to a Bridal Shower

    Bump age: 29 weeks and 1 day May is a busy month for Bump and I simply because everything awesome happens around this time of the year. Last week was my birthday and then Mother’s Day – thanks to Squishy, I am now entitled to celebrate! It’s also wedding season and my dear soon-to-be-married friend
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  • Only a Mother Knows

     Bump age: 28 weeks day 0 We all love our mothers. They are warm, loving, kind and our safe haven. But do we really love our mothers the way they love us? Only a mother knows… …  the inconceivable joy that lights up her heart and face when she sees those two little red lines
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  • Celebrating Easter in Easy Style

    Bump age: 24 weeks 2 days Happy Easter everyone! Traditionally, our family attends the annual Easter Brunch at the Ritz. This year, seeing as we just got back from spring break, I thought we would take it down a notch and check out the Boulevard Club’s Easter brunch instead. Not saying we did not dress
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  • Bump Goes on Vacation – London

    Bump age: 23 weeks 4-6 days If Tenerife was the do-nothing-but-relax vacation, then London was the explore-everywhere-down-to-the-last-minute holiday. I always find myself running out of time in London town so I listed a few spots as my must-sees and dos this time around: Harrods, high tea, Laduree and London Eye. Luckily my good friend from
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  • Bump Goes on Vacation – The Doll Museum

    Bump age: 23 weeks 2 days Following the excursion day, we decided to have a casual beach day to relax and simply eat seafood. I chose to wear a Jules & Jim simple grey tee with a knot detail, matching it with a pair of Seraphine denim shorts. This outfit was casual yet practical to
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  • Bump Goes On Vacation – Excursion Day in Tenerife

    Bump age: 23 weeks We decided to do “el must de” Tenerife – Loro Parque. Before we got there, I imagined it would resemble Ripley’s Aquarium back home, with a main focus on ocean creatures, but I discovered “loro” is the Spanish word for parrots. We were in for a whole new adventure! I handpicked
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  • Bump Goes On Vacation – Tenerife, Spain – Day 1

    Bump age: 22 weeks 6 days Mr. Fantastic suggested we go to somewhere warm for this year’s spring break; but with the recent Zika virus pandemic, it took us a while to come up with a safe yet tropical destination. After much research, we landed on Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. With the island having
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  • Bump goes professional

    Bump age: 21 weeks 6 days Squishy was a Christmas baby, so last year when I attended the PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) conference,  I’d already regained my form and fit into my regular suits and business attire. This year, I’m sporting a 21-week-old bump, which is harder to conceal. So of course,
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  • The Importance of Versatility

    A conversation with designer Pat Gillespie CM: What’s new with your design work? Pat: The latest is our black and white series. I designed these dresses because we’ve found that the most difficult thing for a woman, especially a woman with a career, is finding clothing that reflects her normal style – the kind of
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  • Happy Chinese New Year!

    Bump age: 17 weeks 3 days Happy Chinese New Year y’all! It’s officially Year of the Monkey. To start off the Lunar New Year right and ward off any evil spirits, most Chinese people opt to wear red during Chinese New Year’s Eve, and I was no exception. Let’s talk fashion first. What I’m wearing
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  • The Holiday Wish List Contest

    Buying gifts for others can be difficult; finding just the right gift takes serious time and thought. Hence, the wish list. When you’re pregnant, your holiday wish list is often filled with things for your little bundle of joy. While that’s a great idea, your family and friends will want to spoil you too. So
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  • Share the Warmth with New Moms

    Autumn is here. Like turning on a light switch, the leaves change colour and a chill creeps into the air. The annual ritual of rummaging through closets for fall and winter jackets has begun. Luckily we usually find them exactly where they were packed away, ready to be of service again. Canadian weather can hand
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  • Maternity Fashion for Every Body Type

    While you love what’s happening inside of your body, you may not always love what is happening to your body. Growing as baby grows can leave you feeling anxious about how to dress your pregnant frame.  Clothes should accentuate the gorgeous body you have, and looking and feeling fabulous depends on finding the fashions that
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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014 An expectant mother often forgets to stop and pamper herself. So, if there’s a special mom-to-be on your shopping list this holiday season, save the baby gifts for next year, and treat her to something that’s all about her. Whether she’s in her first trimester or the final countdown, she’s sure to
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  • One Dress, Three Looks

    Never buy something if you can’t wear it at least three different ways; this is what my fashionable yet very practical mother would always say. This bit of advice has served me well in building my wardrobe and as a clothing designer. It is definitely a very valuable tip when buying maternity clothes too. You
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