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Vancouver’s Top Mom Blogger: Lesley Stenning of smidgebox designs

This is my fourth year celebrating Mother’s Day. We spent the morning at Jericho Beach and a lovely afternoon planting pansies in our garden.

It also happens to be the weekend of Northern Voice, an annual weblogging conference that has become so popular that it’s had to add a second day. This year, one topic was Family Matters: Blogging the Parenthood Experience, whose panel featured some of the bloggers listed in our list of Vancouver’s Ultimate 30 Mom Bloggers.

So it’s only fitting that we announce our – or rather your – favourite Vancouver mom blogger. With over 4000 votes cast, you named your favourite: Lesley Stenning of smidgebox designs.


A few weeks ago, we introduced you to Lesley, a born and raised Vancouver girl who runs her small business smidgebox designs out of a tiny corner in her kitchen. Having learned how to sew at an early age, Lesley now produces handmade tote bags, play blocks, fabric buckets and cozy up blankets are just a few of the things that Lesley creates. On her smidgebox blog, Lesley shares the designs and pretty things that inspire her.

Other mom bloggers who made the Ultimate 30 list include:

  • Kelly Diels of Cleavage, who is also a regular contributor of the well-known blog Problogger.
  • Harriet Fancott of writes about her adventures in open adoption and parenting Theo, whom she and her husband adopted last summer.
  • Mother, wife and business woman Erica Wells of Survival Guide for Rookie Moms, who recently launched a book of the same name.
  • mom and award-winning journalist Cori Howard of The Momoir Project, which she created to give her students – and any writer moms for that matter – an online forum where they could meet and write together.

This Thursday,, together with Raspberry Kids, will be honouring the Ultimate 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers, who will be provided with free headshots, courtesy of Union Photographers, and other goodies provided by Fresh Fix Catering, the Wickininnish Hotel, Ilus Elu, the Sugar Mamas and more.

Check out the complete list.

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    lesley stenning
    May 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    i have to say i am honoured and amazed to be included in such a long list of incredible moms! thanks everyone for the love + support 🙂

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    May 10, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Congratulations, Lesley! Love your blog and am happy to see that you won. Looking forward to meeting you at the get-together on Thursday.

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    May 10, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Congratulations Lesley! Looking forward to meeting you and all of the other wonder-mom bloggers on Thursday.

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    May 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Congratulations, Leslie!

    And thanks to Vancouver Mom for the contest – it was a lot of fun. 🙂

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    May 10, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Ack! I spelled your name wrong, Lesley. I’m sorry for the oversight.

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    Dina Ferreira Stoddard
    February 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Way to go Lesley!

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