The nominations are in! Thanks to everyone who nominated their favourite Vancouver mom blog for our 8th annual Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers list. 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 care, create, bake, take killer Instagrams, sell products, write and share it all with us through their blogs and social feeds. This week we’re presenting the talented 2017 Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers, in no particular order. Today we share our final group of six.
2017 Vancouver Mom Top 30 Bloggers: 25-30
- Michele Phillips, What Dreams May Become
- Miyuki Tomioka, Miyuki Plus Three
- Anna Eastland, Just East of Crazy Land: Adventures in Parenting
- Idelette McVickers, SheLovesmagazine.com and DangerousWomenTribe.com
- Karla Harteveld, A Day in the Life of K and C
- Brie Aho, Happy Go Mama
Michele Phillips of What Dreams May Become
Michele is an Abbotsford mom of 5 (2 boys, 1 girl and then surprise – twins!). She has a devoted following with over 45K Instagram followers and is rarely seen in photos without at least two of her gorgeous children. She is a joy seeker and memory maker. She finds and chooses joy in the everyday. She’s a dreamer of life and a believer in moments. On her blog she shares her heart, her story and her favourite things.
Miyuki Tomioka, Miyuki Plus Three
Miyuki is the blogger behind Miyukiplusthree.com. Ever since she could hold a pencil, she has always loved writing and the visual arts – and the blog has become a way to create, to dream, to explore, and to share a peek into a sometimes messy but wonderful life. As a first time mama of one, she celebrates in motherhood, and the community + connections it continues to nurture. She shares her home with her better half, their darling baby boy, and one very charming pooch on Vancouver’s west side.
Anna Eastland of Just East of Crazy Land: Adventures in Parenting
Anna is a Canadian writer and homeschooling mother of seven. She is a contributing author to an anthology called Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood. Last fall she published a book of poetry, “unexpected blossoming: a journey of grief and hope,” to mark the second anniversary of losing her daughter in labour. On her blog “Just East of Crazy Land: Adventures in Parenting” she shares the beautiful but messy reality of daily life in a large family and reaches out to encourage other moms and affirm their dignity.
Idelette McVicker of She Loves Magazine and Dangerous Women Tribe
Idelette is founder of SheLovesmagazine.com and DangerousWomenTribe.com, because she believes fiercely in the beauty and power of sisterhood to transform our world. Born and raised in South Africa during the Apartheid years, Idelette’s story has both wrecked her and shaped a deep longing in her heart for a more free and equal world. More Love, less hate, right? She’s lived on three continents and loves xiao lung bao (soup dumplings), biltong and arugula on pizza. Idelette is an immigrant, mother of three children and loves taking big leaps, like marrying Scott after they’d known each other for only three months. Three years ago, they took another big leap and started Milltown Bar & Grill.
Karla Harteveld of A Day in the Life of K and C
Karla is a mom of 2 toddlers and vlogger where she documents their daily lives with the kids and the beauty and struggles of parenthood and career. She enjoys documenting their lives through film and looking back at the memories seeing how fast time really flies and how her kids have grown. She loves showing the world without sugarcoating it, that parenting isn’t perfect. Apart from sharing our lives with the world as a family, she and her husband like to take breaks and enjoy each other’s company by going on little dates, which they share on her vlog. She feels it’s important in a marriage to show those starting a family how important it is to value your partner any way you can. It really does take a village to raise children, and we love to o show that there is no right way of parenting but what matters is how they are raised, their needs are met and they are happy.
Brie Aho, Happy Go Mama
Happy Go Mama is dedicated to the adventure of parenting through mental illness. Part personal diary, part wellness blog, with a dash of activism, Brie Aho discusses her adventures as mom to 2 young boys and her personal tips for maintaining good mental health through the struggles of parenting. With a focus on skills based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, she hopes to encourage other parents to be open about their mental health journeys and to prioritize their mental wellness.
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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).