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 second group.
Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers: 7-12
- Jami Savage, Adventure Awaits
- Amanda Buck, Elsinosis: Living with Cystinosis
- Sheila Ho, Glamorously Ordinary
- Kaare Long, A Mom’s Guide to Rocking the Boat
- Kelsey Dundon, The Anthology
- Christina Chandra, Christina Chandra
Jami Savage of Adventure Awaits
Jami Savage is BC’s Family Adventure Writer who focuses on eco-tourism and outdoor recreation. When she’s not writing, you’ll find Jami hiking, biking or boarding with her children by her side. Jamie’s always been an advocate for the environment and is excited to have the platform to share her passion for enjoying and protecting the environment.
Amanda Buck of Elsinosis: Living with Cystinosis
Amanda Buck is a mother to two beautiful children and began writing, after her daughter was diagnosed with the rare disease cystinosis. She started blogging to chronicle their story, advocate for her daughter and help other families in similar situations look for their silver linings. Her writing has appeared on The Mighty, Good Mother Project, Coffee + Crumbs and she was a cast member of Vancouver’s inaugural Listen To Your Mother show.
Sheila Ho of Glamorously Ordinary
Sheila Ho lives a Glamorously Ordinary life in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Marpole. She is a 30-something year old mom to two young boys and a wife to an amazing husband who cooks. Sheila has achieved the impressive height of 5’2″ and has a quirky, sassy personality. She blogs about whatever amuses her, mainly, making things with paper, sewing, small space gardening and living in Marpole. Most days, Sheila is breathlessly trying to keep up with her children and, in the evenings, eating her weight in chocolate cupcakes and drinking wine.
Kaare Long of A Mom’s Guide to Rocking the Boat
Kaare is the founder of the popular social movement #sayhitoastranger, Creative Director of aCue Creative Consulting, single mom to two beautiful daughters, an entrepreneurial spirit and community leader. Inspired and driven to communicate, connect, learn and grow. Kaare sponsors and supports many local artists, community driven businesses and social causes and has been nominated for the Power of Peace Award with YMCA the Wendy McDonald award – VBT for Community Catalyst and the Community Impact Award from Small Business Awards B.C..
Kelsey Dundon of The Anthology
Kelsey Dundon is a sought-after writer widely known for her design and trend expertise. A captivating public speaker as comfortable in front of the camera as she is in front of a live audience, Kelsey regularly appears as a guest on BC’s highest rated lifestyle TV shows and is frequently invited to be a keynote speaker at communications-related events. Called “Brilliant” by TVW Magazine and “Vancouver’s favourite fashionista” by Indulge Magazine, Kelsey chronicles her love of fashion, décor and design on TheAnthology.ca, a blog whose readership was described by Eco Fashion Week as “ardently devoted.”
Christina Chandra is mom to two (two and under), who keep her learning just as much as they do. Originally set to chronicle motherhood, she started blogging. She now writes about all things “mommy”, recipes, and family life. Having a background in health, food and nutrition, and a passion for writing, she advocates for balance and happiness. Christina enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, yoga, and exploring all play-places Vancouver has to offer with her family.
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.