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Happy Mother’s Day

I’ve always loved Mother’s Day because I’m obsessed with my mom and any day that is all about her makes me the happiest. I spent 30 years saying “Happy Mother’s Day” to all of the moms I know, until one day something magical happened. My first Mother’s Day.

It was the greatest feeling to have someone wish me a Happy Mother’s Day. Even though my little bundle of joy (who was 3 months at the time) couldn’t say it, the words didn’t need to be spoken. The image of my sweet little Olivia peacefully sleeping in my arms was the best gift anyone could have ever given me, and I will cherish that memory forever.

Now I’m an old vet at Mother’s Day. It’s officially my second one and it’s gotten a lot more exciting. Olivia is walking all over the place and greets me daily with “mama!” “dog” and lots of yelling in what appears to be a different language. I don’t know what she’s saying, but the sound of her sweet little voice happily yelling while she knocks everything around the house down, will be the greatest second Mother’s Day gift I could ever ask for.

Now that I am a mom, I realize it isn’t about the breakfast in bed (although that’s nice), or the gift card to mom’s favourite restaurant. I will spend my Mother’s Day simply sitting back and taking in the gift of getting to be my little princess’ momma.

Motherhood is loud, exhausting, wild, fun, hard, joyful and life changing. It isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s truly a blessing if you are fortunate enough to get to have a baby. I am so thankful to spend my days and nights nurturing and protecting Olivia, and Mother’s Day reminds me just how lucky I am.

So here’s the biggest and loudest HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to those who have given every part of themselves to another little being. It’s the most rewarding job in the world and you are all superheroes!

Pampers and I would love to hear your story! Tell us about a Mother’s Day (your 1st or 12th) that stands out. What made that day special? Help us celebrate all the moms…. the pregnant ones, the first-timers, the veterans, etc! Can’t wait to hear your stories!

Ash
Xx

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Me, Myself & I

What I Am Currently Doing Wednesdays!

Currently: Sitting on the couch in my new house

Wearing: Grey Sweats and my fav Marvel Comic Book Tshirt

Eating/Drinking: A Large Iced Coffee from Tim Horton’s, made with milk, and only 1 shot of base.  Any more base, and it feels like I am drinking straight syrup.

Plans for today: NOTHING. I have been shooting a movie and working long hours, so today I am going to enjoy doing nothing.

Currently Watching: Maury.  Don’t judge me.  I am super curious to see if this guy is the baby daddy.

Current Stress:  I have to go to the bathroom, but as stated earlier, super curious to see who the baby daddy is.

Cuddling with: Oliver and Oakley

Hair: Unbrushed low pony

Make up: None

Voila 🙂

Ashley Leggat

Ashley Leggat

Me, Myself & I

Melissa Nepton

Today, instead of posting a DIY tutorial, I am posting a review on one of my favourite Canadian designers.

I first heard about Melissa Nepton from Toronto Fashion Week, and quickly grew to love her modern take on the career woman’s clothing.  I was lucky enough to get the Spring 2015 Collection early, and was actually giddy checking out each item that I pulled from the box.

Melissa Nepton

1) Dress: Brigitte 2) Top: Sam Multi, Bottom: Nellie Blk 3) Dress: Lizzie 4) Dress: Henley 5) Dress: Scarlet Taupe 6) Top: Carmen, Bottom: Nellie Blk

Her designs are refreshing, exciting, and the best part is, they aren’t skintight (which is especially good if you’re going out for dinner. NO ONE wants to wear a tight dress while trying to enjoy a 4-course meal.  I want to eat my cheesecake in comfort).

Melissa Nepton

Dress: Bea

Another killer aspect of this collection is that it’s totally universal and can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion.  This comes in handy when you don’t really know what “Business/Casual with a hint of country western, and a side of formal” means on an invite… (Trust me, I’ve seen that actual description. WTF).  Here in the post are some of my favourite looks, and if you want to order yours, go to: www.melissanepton.com.

Melissa Nepton

Top: Nikki, Bottom: Nellie Blk

You can also follow Melissa Nepton on her social network sites:

http://www.twitter.com/Melissa_Nepton
http://www.instagram.com/melissa_nepton
http://www.facebook.com/MelissaNepton