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ectopic pregnancy
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My Ectopic Pregnancy Story

This is NOT a pregnancy announcement. Unfortunately, it’s the opposite. It’s a story about my pregnancy loss. It’s a story about the scariest and most heartbreaking thing that’s ever happened to me in my life – my ectopic pregnancy. I’ve been wanting to share this for a long time and it may seem like a random time or day of the week to post about it. But, given all the uncertainty in the world right now, it’s as good a time as any other. While I’m nervous to bare my soul like this, it’s therapeutic to get it off my…

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game-changing travel essentials
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7 Game-Changing Travel Essentials

*This post was done in partnership with Herbal Essences. I only partner with brands I love and trust before outreach and all opinions are my own.   I’m always looking for ways to improve, become more efficient, and make healthier choices. One of my intentions for 2020 is to take better care of my mind and body, which applies to not only when I’m home in Toronto, but also when I travel. Traveling a lot for work means that I’ve had to become an efficient packer. Press trip itineraries are usually jam-packed with activities from the minute you land. So,…

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when are you going to have a baby?
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So, When Are You Going to Have a Baby?

For the past couple years, on Valentine’s Day, I’ve shared some of my most personal posts. Two years ago, I told the story of how my husband and I got together, Our Love Story. To this day, it remains one of the most popular posts on my site. Last year on Valentine’s Day, I opened up about the struggles Alex and I had during our first year of marriage. I hoped through sharing the 15 Hard Truths About Marriage that I had learned, it would provide comfort to those dealing with similar struggles (whether in year 1 or any other…

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intentions for 2020
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My 5 Intentions for 2020

The start of the year signals a complete shift in mindset for me. This year, the “start of the year” really was the start of the work year: Monday, January 6th. Prior to that, I literally did not have the brain capacity to type an email. But as soon as Monday rolled around, it was a complete 180. I started back with my 6:45 a.m. workouts, felt energized, refreshed, and ready to tackle 2020! It’s so weird how that works! Intentions vs. Resolutions vs. Goals I think it’s a good practice to set intentions. This is not the same as…

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review
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Upping My Tech Game With Best Buy Canada | Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review

Are you in the market for a new tablet or laptop? Or are you on the hunt for the perfect new gadget for your loved one this holiday season? Well, allow me to put the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 on your radar! I recently picked up the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 from Best Buy and it’s the latest product in the Microsoft Surface family that I’ve added to my creative professional toolkit! I’ve now been using the Microsoft Surface laptop for about 2 years and I can’t say enough good things about it (you can read my review on that…

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15 things I would tell my younger self
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15 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

It’s my 37th birthday, which means I’m officially past my early thirties and am now inching my way towards the big 4-0! On this occasion, I first feel incredibly grateful for the countless good things and people in my life, for my health, and for another year on this planet. I also can’t help but think about all the ups and downs over the years, and about all the lessons I’ve learned. While I don’t regret past experiences, there are definitely some nuggets of wisdom that I’ve picked up over time. And I’m sure that these nuggets—had I known them…

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CoolSculpting review
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Why I Decided to Get CoolSculpting®

This post was done in partnership with Allergan. But as always, all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Self-love and self-improvement are not mutually exclusive. It took me a while to reconcile those two concepts. With all the competing messages we’re constantly bombarded with, it can be hard to know what to believe. I am 100% in support of the wave of body positivity that has been ushered in in recent years and am so happy to see diverse body types finally being represented in a real way. But I’ve also felt conflicted because, if we’re encouraged to “love…

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Adele House cleaning review
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Stop Trying to do It All – Hire a Professional Cleaner!

If it’s one thing the women’s movement has taught us, it’s that we can do it all! But while we truly can do it all, the real question is: why would we want to?! Time is finite, and it’s also a commodity. How we choose to spend our time has a direct impact on our happiness and mental health, physical health, and relationships with our family and friends. I think it’s pretty common for women to feel like they’re constantly juggling a million things (does the above scenario look anything like you?). In my case, since quitting law and starting…

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Freedom Mobile Review
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Why I Decided to Give Freedom Mobile A Try

Is it just me or have you also grown tired of all the downsides that come along with big wireless companies? I’ve been a customer with one of them for about 9 years – which, admittedly, may seem like a long time and imply I’m happy. But, while there are things I have liked, there have been many things I’ve disliked – particularly when it comes to my phone plan options. Not to mention the price per month! Truth be told, Canada’s mobile plans are some of the most expensive in the world. And since the big carriers have all…

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rose picks at the LCBO
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#CheerstoRosé! | Summer Rosé Picks at the LCBO For Under $15

It’s no secret that I adore rosé. While excellent to drink all year-round, it’s my absolute FAVE in the summertime! Since it’s meant to be served chilled, in my opinion, there’s nothing better or more refreshing to have while sitting on a patio (or a beach) in the summer than a delicious glass of rosé. This year, the LCBO actually introduced more than 17 new rosés in its stores. These are great additions to its already impressive and ever-growing rosé collection (trust me, I know – I’m what you’d call a ‘loyal customer’ 😉)! LCBO’s Rosé Cabana Lounge & Rosé…

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