This week’s Mom to Follow is Liz Squires, a family life blogger from North Surrey with a passion for self-care and little adventures. She currently juggles parenting, blogging, and her day job at a marketing agency. A widow since 2012, Liz is navigating the messy life of single parenting her son and daughter while trying to keep her sense of humour along the way. Most of all, Liz believes in transparency and authenticity at all times, especially in the hard times.
Five of Liz Squire’s favourite places!
Nettle’s Tale Shop
Not just the incredible Nettle’s Tale bathing suits (of which I own four!), but all kinds of trinkets for the home and some gorgeous jewelry too. A definitive PNW vibe that sort of makes you feel like you’ve stepped in Portland. If you want one of those felt letterboards that are all over IG right now, this is your stop.
330 West Cordova St. (604) 633-8907
For those with a sweet tooth, order a pot of tea and some mini cupcakes or squares and just enjoy the gorgeous atmosphere. Come with kids, girlfriends, or for some glorious alone time. You can also grab a cookbook to recreate the signature treats at home!
4907 MacKenzie St, Vancouver, (604) 221-4333
Technically in Richmond, but worth the drive. Not your classic indoor jungle gym/play place, this child-sized indoor town caters to kids’ imaginations. Fill up the toy car with gas, become a veterinarian, fly an airplane, run a pizza shop. Burn that energy inside when the weather is terrible!
110-5940 No 2 Rd, Richmond, (604) 285-7529
A Mom and Pop style shop with so many locally-made essentials like Woodlot candles and Simply Delish soups. If you’re looking for the Strong As A Mother tees, this is where they started! It’s like a treasure hunt for things I didn’t know I needed until I found them. For your modern tastes and ethically-minded heart.
#108, 1535 Johnston Street, 604-681-9995
Bonus! Get out of the city for a weekend and soak in Harrison Resort’s five all natural hot springs pools. Close enough that the drive only takes a couple hours, far enough that you feel disconnected from the hustle and bustle. A favourite place for me and the kids, this little lake town is exactly what a mama needs to recenter herself.
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Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).