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 penultimate group.
Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers: 19-24
- Alexandra Samuel, Alexandra Samuel
- Amy Beeman, According to Amy
- Melissa Barling, Winter Daisy
- Keisha Boutillier, Loving Littles
- Danielle Frizzell, Mama to Macy
- Jean Lomas-Hamilton, This Slow Process
Alexandra Samuel of Alexandra Samuel
Alexandra Samuel is a technology researcher, speaker and writer. The author of Work Smarter with Social Media (Harvard Business School Press, 2015), she writes and blogs for The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Business Review, JSTOR Daily and The Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode, as well as on her own site,alexandrasamuel.com. Alex is the former VP of Social Media for Vision Critical, and holds a PhD. in Political Science from Harvard University.
Amy Beeman of According to Amy
Amy Beeman has been working in morning radio for over 13 years, first in her hometown of Prince George and now for 94.5 Virgin Radio. She is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism program at BCIT. Her interests include running half marathons, taking dance classes, volunteering and traveling. But she also likes sitting on the couch, watching TV reruns and crying at Hallmark commercials. Amy’s most rewarding adventure is being Mom to twins Lucy and Sam.
Melissa Barling of Winter Daisy
Melissa Barling is the Stylist behind Winter Daisy, an interiors studio that specializes in creating dreamy spaces for little ones. Winter Daisy’s aesthetic is light, modern and serene with enough fun and function to invite any little one to explore, dream and grow. Melissa writes about her design work, children’s décor products, life as a mom of three and some DIY on her blog. Winter Daisy’s rooms have been published on Style Me Pretty Living, Apartment Therapy, Project Nursery, ministyleblog and Mom’s Best among others.
Keisha Boutillier of Loving Littles
Keisha is a full time working mom to two littles, Owen (7) & Ella (17 months). A soon-to-be wife to her high school sweetheart and creator of Loving Littles Blog, a lifestyle and littles blog dedicated to the modern mom. Created while on maternity leave with her daughter as a creative outlet, it became something even more than she ever thought possible. It’s been an amazing journey for her and has taught her a lot about herself as a mom and woman. With a passion of making new friends, connecting and building bonds with other moms near and far. There you’ll find life stories, diy, beauty, style, home and everything else in between.
Danielle Frizzell of Mama to Macy
Danielle is a stay at home mom and full time Nursing student. To pass time while being at home with her daughter Macy she created the Mama To Macy blog, a lifestyle blog full of recipes, DIY and motherhood. She loves photography, cooking and going on adventures with her family. She loves the relationships and creativeness blogging has brought into her life and is honoured to be in the Top 30 Mom Bloggers.
Jean Lomas-Hamilton of This Slow Process
Jean Lomas-Hamilton has a husband, a daughter, a cat, and a lot of thoughts. Her blog, this slow process, focuses on motherhood, identity, and the ebb and flow of suburban life. Jean loves good beer, fresh bread, bearded men, and certain babies in particular. She does not love the Chicago Blackhawks – this, incidentally, is the main source of tension in her marriage. Her writing has also been featured on Scary Mommy, Sammiches & Psych Meds, the Good Mother Project, and the Huffington Post.
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.