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Sustainable swaps: Attempting to live more #plasticfree

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A few months ago when social media all abuzz with sustainable swaps, #plasticfreejuly and going more #zerowaste, I was inspired to look at our plastic consumption to see if we could do any better with our recycling habits, which I actually thought were pretty good at the time. Conveniently, plastic-free July seemed to collide with an extreme urge to nest I was experiencing that month, and after Matt informed me our local Bottle Depot was no longer accepting soft plastic, I went on a eco-rampage at our house.

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Pregnancy Products I’m Loving

I don’t even want to think about how much I’ve spent just to be somewhat comfortable during this pregnancy, especially now that I’m in my third trimester.

It seems like every few weeks I’m back on Amazon or the Thyme Maternity website looking for deals because I’ve outgrown yet another piece of clothing, or am dealing with yet another new pregnancy discomfort, such as itchy skin or chafing.

With about 10 weeks to go until baby is here, I think I finally have everything I need to get through the summer: lots of flowy dresses, a swim suit, pregnancy-friendly sunscreen, three new pair of sandals in a half size bigger in preparation for swollen feet, maternity tank tops, and a rose gold silicone ring so I can take off my wedding rings before they get stuck.

Since I stalked several blogs and Instagram feeds along with asking my mommy friends what pregnancy must-haves I should get, I thought I would share some of my mostly made-in-Canada pregnancy favs that have been helping to keep me comfortable since the second trimester.

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