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Tamara Taggart  mum + wife + advocate + o.b.c. + ll.d (hon) #tamarataggart

Beckett drew this on a card for his friend’s birthday. I love it so much. Pretty sure it’s a self portrait. 😊

One of my favourite parts of the holidays is decorating. There are so many memories that are made by putting up decorations as a family. For me, it’s about the little touches that transition a space for the holiday. I was pretty excited when @PanatchGroup asked me to come and decorate this beautiful two-bedroom display home to show the touches my family puts on the holiday season. If you want to see how we decorate, come to the 50 Electronic Avenue presentation centre between 12-pm Saturday through Thursday. And on December 15th (this Saturday) between 12-4pm come and have your photo taken in one of the homes with Santa! 🎅🏻#50electronicave #ad #portmoody

I have some BIG news. I’m seeking the Liberal Party of Canada nomination for Vancouver Kingsway. This is something I’m very excited about + so is my family. I want to use my voice in a positive way to make a difference. I hope you will support me, check my link in my bio! 🇨🇦

Am I the only one who wants school to be over so I can have my kids home? I love this time of year, I want all the cuddles + cookie making. I just tried @askfortask have you used it? I have been talking about @paypal a lot lately but I’m all about easy right now. With three kids, two dogs and two cats I feel like all I do is clean. The vacuum cleaner is attached to me. I booked a house cleaning through the app, with PayPal - it’s a treat but it gives me more time for cuddles + cookie making 😉 #AppyHolidays #PayPalPartner

Do you have a theme when you gift wrap? I always try for a theme but so far it hasn’t worked out. 😳 I think these gifts from @theoryhardware in Prince George are perfect, thanks for the inspiration Angela + Bailey 💛

I haven’t been very creative in the kitchen lately. I’m usually so tired by the end of the day. Everything is always a rush + by the time dinner rolls around, we just make the same old thing. I can’t tell you how much I like food delivery apps, especially during the holiday season 😂 and I just discovered I can use @paypal on my @foodora_ca app. It’s a good thing. Paying with PayPal makes using apps even easier - sign up at the link in my bio. #AppyHolidays #PayPalPartner
Photo by @pineconecamp

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We get up early around here to play hockey! 🏒 This tabletop hockey game has been great entertainment, no one asks for the TV when this game is in the room. The best part is learning strategies to score...everyone loves it, even Penelope our new pup. You can find this hockey game (which tucks easily away under the bed!) as well as other great holidays gifts @canadiantire #canadasfunstore #ad

I have been using @PayPal for years when shopping online but had no idea I could use PayPal for #GivingTuesday. Our family loves #GivingTuesday - it’s an opportunity to give back, especially to places dear to our hearts. When searching the PayPal Giving Fund Canada website for places to support, we were thrilled to see @dsrfcanada on the list, this was our first choice - the Down Syndrome Research Foundation has changed our son’s life. We have been taking Beckett to the DSRF for years, he has Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy + Reading. The therapists have worked with Beckett’s classroom teachers + support workers over the years, it’s been incredible + we feel fortunate. My wish is for every child with Down syndrome to have access to the DSRF. People with Down syndrome have the potential to do great things in this world…they just need a little support. Today I’m using @paypal for #GivingTuesday to donate to @dsrfcanada so more people with Down syndrome can have access to programs that will help them reach their best potential. Between now and Dec. 31 PayPal will make your gift go further by matching 1% of all donations to support your favourite charity with PayPal Giving Fund Canada. #PayPalPartner

Photo by @jaymelang

Waking up to this photo from @katiecrossphotography ❤️ Today I’m ordering holiday cards, decorating + going shopping with my Auntie. 🎄 This year I want to savour every minute and stretch it out...it’s the most wonderful time of the year + I’m going to celebrate with my family + friends. 🎅🏻 ⛄️❤️

This morning was fun at #beyondthehype at Royal Roads with CPRS. Thanks to the über talented Tara @ponderingts for the live graphic recording! 💛

On Monday I was at @sipandsavouryvr in North Vancouver.
The incredible @sarah.robbins started this fundraiser to support the NICU at BC Women’s Hospital. Four years ago Sarah asked me to MC, it’s been a privilege to be a part of something so special. I love being in that room with so many likeminded people. The energy at Sip + Savour is difficult to explain, it’s magic + heartbreak + love + kindness.
In past years when I attended, a TV camera would always come with me, that didn’t happen this year yet Sarah still wanted me there. 💛

Sip + Savour raised $60,075 this year! The money will go towards buying a new ventilator for the NICU. Over the past three Sip + Savour events (a year off while Sarah had her second child) $150,000 has been raised for the Newborn ICU. It’s amazing.
My friend @katie__jameson (pictured) spoke at the event, everyone in the room was sobbing. Katie is holding a photo of her son Lochlan, she spoke so beautifully about her boy and the courage it took for their family to say goodbye to him. There’s not enough space here to properly explain how incredible Katie + her husband Andrew are. I just know I’m lucky to have them in my life. 💛
There were many parents at Sip + Savour who have shared the same experience as Katie + Andrew. I could feel their hearts.
Monday night was magical. It’s most likely my last event with BC Women’s, the hospital holds a vast amount of space in my heart...but things have changed. I don’t work for a TV station anymore.
I won’t get into details but let’s just say, a decision was made and it didn’t include me. 💔 To some, I’m just not as valuable without a TV camera by my side.
This has been an unexpected heartbreak for me and I have had a difficult time processing it. It’s been much harder than losing my job. When it comes to fundraising and advocacy, I volunteer/contribute because I want to - not because I have to.
It’s now time for me to focus on the charities who do value what I bring to the table. 💛

So thank you Sarah + @numpfer for including me, you inspire me to always do better. 💛 #sipandsavouryvr

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