We topped 9,000 votes this year, and we’re pleased to announce that our 2017 Top Vancouver Mom Blogger is Olivia Lasting of This West Coast Mommy! Congratulations Olivia!
Olivia is a social worker, advocate, wife, mother, and the blogger behind This West Coast Mommy. When the kids came along, she temporarily put her career on hold to focus on raising kind, happy, healthy, and adventurous children. Becoming a mother to two feisty girls has been both the greatest and most challenging work of her life, as well as the inspiration for starting her blog and living life a little greener every day. When she’s not taking photographs of her kids and the beautiful natural scenery surrounding us, you can find her experimenting in the kitchen, ordering sushi rolls, or buried in a good sci fi novel.
Here’s what she had to say:
I was surprised and grateful just to be nominated with such a talented group of bloggers this year, and to actually be voted 2017’s Top Vancouver Mom Blogger is a tremendous honour.
One of the most important things I’ve learned over the last four years of blogging is that you never know how and when something you write will have a meaningful impact on another person. Blogging has given me opportunities and relationships that I would never have had otherwise, and I’m so grateful to all the readers who’ve taken the time to visit with me, gotten to know me and my family, chatted with me on Facebook, and supported this little project of mine. You are the reason I’m here!
2017 Runners Up
It was a tight race to the top with two other bloggers in the running, and so we tip our hat to these two women for their incredible work rallying their communities and creating compelling stories and sharing important information for other mothers on their blogs. Congrats!
Xanat A. Guiot of Latin Mom Tips
Shan, as she’s known, was inspired to create Latin Mom Tips after moving to Canada from Mexico. Finding parenthood in a new country overwhelming, she began her now popular blog where she writes about her journey as a new mom in a new country and shares tips for others in the same situation. More on Xanat
Jenna Liesch of JennaLiesch.com
Jenna is a passionate about championing young women and mamas of this generation to live life with a heavenly perspective, full of joy and purpose. When she isn’t singing or creating, you’ll find her reflecting on family and faith over at her blog or on Instagram stories. More on Jenna!
Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers
You nominated your favourite Vancouver mom bloggers for our 2017 Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers honours. We reviewed them, narrowed them down to our Top 30, and introduced them to you. These fabulous women join the ranks of our 2010, 2011, 2012 2013 2014, 2015 and 2016 Top Vancouver Mom Bloggers, and we’re honoured to recognize each one of them.
Join the Party on June 8th!
We’ll be celebrating each and every one of our 2017 Top Vancouver Mom Bloggers at our annual blogger bash on June 8th, and everyone is welcome to come for a glass of wine, a fashion show and a good time!
We would like to acknowledge our sponsors, who make this event possible. Our warmest thanks to:
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).