The nominations are in! Thanks to everyone who nominated their favourite Vancouver mom blog for our sixth annual Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers contest. You came through with dozens of nominations, telling us about some new and interesting Metro Vancouver mom bloggers to fete at our annual gala (and online). We visited the blogs, reviewed them, and narrowed with great difficulty our list down to just 30. We’re showcasing moms who bake, craft, care, create, take photos, sell products, write and share it all with us through their blogs. This week we’re presenting the fabulous 2016 Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers, in no particular order. Today we share our first six.
Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers: 1-6
- Jennifer Pistor, Prairie Girl in the City
- Rhonda Lee, Oh My Violet
- Tara Teng, Tara Teng
- Nikki Baxendale, Literally Life
- Olivia Driediger, Posie + Pine
- Shannon Grochowski, Shannon Lee
Jennifer Pistor of Prairie Girl in the City
Jennifer is the blogger behind Prairie Girl in the City. Her days are filled with blogging, writing, running her online boutique West + Wind, and being a mom to her beautiful daughter Madelyn. She is passionate about curating relatable fashion content for the every-woman through my blog. Her daughter has been known to appear in a post or two and you may even find the odd recipe or home decor post in there as well, however, fashion is her favourite topic to cover. She believes we can still be stylish after children. Jennifer hopes to inspire women to elevate their everyday style and feel amazing in the skin they are in.
Rhonda Lee of Oh My Violet
Rhonda is the creative mind behind the lifestyle and DIY blog, Oh My Violet. She is a busy wife and working mom of two young girls. Her love for her family is apparent in the copious amount of kid pics she loves to post on social media. Regardless of her busy schedule, Rhonda loves blogging and is documenting the renovation of their 80’s fixer-upper in Coquitlam. She draws inspiration for her projects from kids, and her love of interior design, fashion, baking, and DIY.
Tara Teng of Tara Teng
Passionate about social good and sisterhood, Tara is a former Miss Canada, anti-human trafficking activist and motivational speaker. She celebrates in the journey of motherhood and supports women through childbirth as a Doula. She loves all things boho, a spicy sweet chai tea and meeting like-minded people who want to change the world.
Nikki Baxendale of Literally Life
Literally Life is a lifestyle blog about exactly all the things Nikki loves. As a mum of three and active runner who loves to cook, she works alongside industry professionals in nutrition and child development discovering healthy ways to eat yourself stronger. Nikki is passionate about photography and everything she share lives through it: “Light is my canvas and an expression of the magic!”
Olivia Driediger of Posie + Pine
Olivia is the blogger and curator of Posie + Pine. She only recently started her website and blog as a place to bring together all my passions – writing, design, beauty, and mama things – into one pretty place. Olivia is mom to one, soon to be two babies, and lives in the Fraser Valley. As a busy mama, her blog has been a place to release some words and creative energy amongst the diaper changes! Olivia says: “I am so inspired by all the hardworking mamas in and around the Vancouver area and I am taking that inspiration and trying to spread it around a little more.”
Shannon Grochowski of Adventurous Mama
Shannon, blogger behind Adventurous Mama, says: “I’m learning every day, relying on grace, mama to three beautiful children on earth and three waiting for me above.” Most days you will find her soaking up the adventure that is parenting along with taking the adventures outdoors with her camera, exploring the beautiful place that is British Columbia. The quiet busyness of the forest is irresistible to Shannon which she hopes to instill into my children as they grow and explore together.
Meet each of this year’s Top 30 Bloggers by checking out their profiles:
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Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.