• 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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  • 5 MUST DO’s for exercise and pregnancy

    Seems to be that most often you hear about the all things to avoid once you become pregnant. “Don’t do this, don’t do that”, but no one ever tells you what you CAN do during pregnancy when it comes to exercise. My personal opinion?; the information out there is so out-dated and doctors….well let me
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  • 5 Tips for Rocking Your Maternity Photo Session

      Guest post by Toronto Family photographer Adriana Villela of ÜmlaPhoto Having photos taken can often seem so intimidating, especially when it comes to maternity photos. Pregnancy is a beautiful gift, but many women are self-conscious about how they look, and are therefore very hesitant to have their photos taken during this special time in
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