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 final group.
Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers: 25-30
- Vanessa Voth, Like the Rain
- Samantha Dempster, The Family Jewels
- Alison Mazurek, 600sq ft & Baby
- Justine & Melody, Wells & Davis
- Roya Sarwary, Bitsy Ideas
- Siobhan Dowle, Type A, Type B
Vanessa Voth of Like the Rain
Vanessa Voth and her husband, James, are raising their two daughters in the suburb of Langley where she runs a wedding photography business and is currently pursuing her dream and writing her debut novel – a historical fiction novel based on the true events of her grandmother’s life. A few of her favourite things include travelling, wine, cozy nights in, the rain, lengthy conversations with good friends, and Downton Abbey
Samantha Dempster of The Family Jewels
Samantha Dempster is a mother of two boys, a Certified Image Consultant, and a Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for The Family Jewels. Samantha began her blogging journey after becoming a mom, as a way to share how to dress with style based on your lifestyle and personality. Samantha has collaborated with many local retailers, and strongly believes in supporting the community. She shares shopping tips, along with her passion for healthy eating, beauty and children’s fashion.
Alison Mazurek of 600sq ft & Baby
Alison Mazurek lives with her husband, toddler son and a baby on the way (summer 2016) in their 600 square foot home in Mount Pleasant. She shares the joys and challenges of living small with less “things” on and @600sqftandababy on Instagram. In doing so she hopes that sharing what works for her young family will encourage others to stay in the city with kids, live small and get outside more, taking advantage of all this beautiful city has to offer.
Justine & Melody of Wells & Davis
Justine & Melody (aka Wells & Davis) are lifestyle bloggers from Langley. Both married with two kids, dogs and jobs, they decided to add one more thing to the list…why not!! Wells & Davis is a creative outlet representing the every-woman: hormones, wrinkles, stretch marks and all. Determined to de-clutter and de-stress their lives on a dime, they are stumbling into this new season care-free and zero shame.
Siobhan Dowle of Type A, Type B
Siobhan is the writer of Type A Type B. She covers everything from parenthood, to relationships, to style and culture. Siobhan is a mom to one little rascal, soon to be two. She and her son can regularly be found strolling through their East Vancouver neighbourhood, making the necessary stop-offs at their favourite playgrounds and cafes. Siobhan also shares humorous musings on parenthood on her Instagram account @momthink
Roya Sarwary, Bitsy Ideas
Roya is wife to an amazing husband, and mother to two little monkeys. She is a soul who has no boundaries when it comes to creativity. She loves to cook almost anything. She enjoys exploring and creating recipes that are easy and healthy. She loves to bake and has a giant sweet tooth for anything that has the word sugar or chocolate in it. She is also notorious for trying to build and refurbish things around her home. Last but not least, she loves to sew.
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.