Leading Moms


skoah is a Sponsor of Leading Moms 2018.

Personal training for your skin is “what skoah does” and represents skoah’s comprehensive approach to skin care. The aim of personal training for your skin is to provide customers with an effective, easy-to-understand skin care program that generates lasting results. 100% Canadian, all skoah products are made and produced in Vancouver, beautiful British Columbia.

simply powerful skin care

When it comes to skin care there is the constant debate of natural products versus science-based products. skoah®’s skin care products are more nature than science, but take the best from both. They are more natural than a lot of ‘natural’ product lines, devoid of low quality substitutes and loaded with top quality ingredients. The base oil in skoah creams is polysilane, a highly refined olive oil, rather than the frequently used petroleum by-products. skoah products also contain botanical extracts, natural minerals, bio-actives, organic compounds and powerful active ingredients – letting nature help to protect and nourish your skin.

Twitter: @skoah
Facebook: @skoah

2016 Ambassador: Keisha Boutilier – Loving Littles


Keisha Boutilier: Loving Littles

Loving Littles Blog is dedicated to the modern mom. Keisha is a proud soon-to-be wife to her high school sweetheart Drew and a blessed mama to two littles Owen 7 & Ella 1. She spend her days taking in her children’s smallness, loving every minute & being a full time working, blogging mama!

Keisha first began this journey as an outlet to connect with other mamas near or far, women to women. To build bonds and relationships, letting you know that on this crazy rollercoaster of parenting your not alone!


Blog: Loving Littles Blog

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2017 Ambassador: Margarita Wyld


Margarita Wyld is an influencer, writer, and digital marketing consultant. She is a wife and mama to two beautiful children, and lives in beautiful British Columbia.

MargaritaWyld.com is about vibrant living and wellbeing, travel, home, and style. Vibrant living encompasses healthy eating and body movement, and also so much more. It’s about expanding your mind to things you could never imagine through travel. It’s about caring for our Earth by using less, and using products that are good for ourselves and the planet we live on. Creating a home that’s warm, and cozy, and beautifully curated just for ourselves.

Vibrant living is about creating a life of happiness and wholeness, with the feeling of being grounded while rising up at the same time.

Blog: MargaritaWyld.com

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Instagram: MargaritaWyld

Twitter: MargaritaWyld






2017 Ambassador: Bonnie Way


Bonnie Way is a stay-at-home mom with four daughters and a baby on the way for Christmas. She has a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Writing. She homeschooled grades 1-12 herself and is now homeschooling her oldest daughters.

Bonnie has been blogging about motherhood, homeschooling, and books as the Koala Mom for over ten years. When she’s not homeschooling or blogging, she can be found rock climbing, reading, or drinking coffee with friends.



Blog: www.thekoalamom.com

Facebook: The Koala Bear Writer

Instagram: Koala Mom Blog

Twitter: Koala Mom Blog

Pinterest: The Koala Mom

Youtube: Bonnie Way





2016 Ambassador: Bianca Bujan – Bits of Bee


 Bianca Bujan: Bits of Bee

Bianca Bujan is a mom of 3 (+ Dalmatian), writer, and content marketing Queen Bee for her own business, Bee Communications.

She writes a weekly parenting column for 24 Hours Vancouver newspaper, and is a regular contributor for Huffington Post Parents Canada, BC Living, and Tourism Vancouver. When she’s not scribing or spreading the word, Bianca is snapping photos while exploring the outdoors with her family in the beautiful surroundings of BC’s North Shore where she calls home.


LEADING MOMS POST: Why You Don’t Have To Be A Leader To Be A Leading Mom

Blog: Bits of Bee

Facebook: Bits of Bee

Instagram: Bits of Bee

Twitter: Bits of Bee

Snapchat: bitsofbee




2016 Ambassador: Shannon Grochowski – Adventurous Mama


Shannon Grochowski: Adventurous Mama

Shannon Grochowski is an adventurer, wife, mama of three (with a fourth on the way), writer and photographer. You will mostly find her over on her blog space called Adventurous Mama where she shares her heart on motherhood, loss, shopping local, and even some fashion every now and again.

Follow along with her and her family as they explore the world around them in the outdoors and in all the adventures that life brings.

Blog: Adventurous Mama

Facebook: Adventurous Mama

Instagram: Adventurous Mama

Twitter: Shannon Grochowski

Snapchat: adventurousmama





2016 Ambassador: Patti Barnes – Red Headed Patti


Patti Barnes: Red Headed Patti

Patti is a Canadian blogger living in North Vancouver. A wife, ginger, homeschooling mom of 5 she is doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos. Two of her kids live with autism and one with cerebral palsy so there’s always something to do & somewhere to go – the calendar on the fridge has never seen so much action.

Having left the business world for a much more hectic and high pressure life at home, Patti unexpectedly discovered that she loves being a stay at home mom and now juggles this role with that of a professional blogger and copywriter for multiple online publications.

A hopeless cook, mess maker, bad crafter, book lover, insomniac & eternal optimist, her greatest ambition is to sit down and drink an entire cup of tea, without interruption while it’s still hot.

Facebook: Patti Blogs

Instagram: Red Headed Patti

Twitter: Red Headed Patti



2017 Ambassador: Taslim Jaffer


A freelance writer and speaker, Taslim shares messages about creativity and social change online, in print and on stage. She is driven by her belief that we are all capable of contributing solutions that will better the lives of our families and our communities.

Taslim also brings her passion for expressive writing into rehabilitation settings and classrooms for adults; it’s her mission to share the gift of writing for healing with anyone who wants to give it a try! Her favourite place in the world is her home in South Surrey where she lives with her husband and 3 kids.

Blog: Let ME Out!!

Facebook: Taslim Jaffer, Writer

Instagram: Taslim Jaffer

Twitter: Taslim Jaffer

SnapChat: @iamtaslimjaffer



2016 Ambassador: Codi Lynn Warmerdam – Creative Wife & Joyful Worker


Codi Lynn Warmerdam: Creative Wife & Joyful Worker

Codi Lynn is a wife and momma to three little ones. When she married her husband she also gained a handsome, energetic and fun boy. Since then they have grown their family by introducing two sweet girls into the mix; a wild and adventurous two year old and just this July their newest baby girl was added.

With a background in graphic design, a love for photography and all things motherhood Codi Lynn enjoys spending her free time sharing what she loves on Creative Wife and Joyful Worker, her life and style blog for the modern mother.


LEADING MOMS POST: Leading Moms: Where Passion and Motherhood Come Together

Blog: www.creativewifeandjoyfulworker.com

Facebook: Creative Wife & Joyful Worker

Twitter: @cwandjwblog

Instagram: @creativewifeandjoyfulworker

Snapchat: @cwandjwblog




2016 Ambassador: Jamie Dunlop Khau – Styling the Inside


Jamie Dunlop Khau: Styling the Inside

Jamie Dunlop Khau is a mother of three girls, freelance writer, contributor to Daily Hive Vancouver, speaker, lifestyle blogger and ambassador. Her blog Styling the Inside has been nominated for a few awards, including a notable award this past year. She is passionate about fostering positive well-being, and inspiring others to live a life that feels good on the inside.

You can find her writing, reading, shopping for a good fashion deal, exercising, socializing at events, and giving back to the community; when she isn’t busy with mommy duties! In addition, she can never say no to a slice of ham & pineapple pizza, she’s on her phone way too much, and she’s a social butterfly.


Blog: stylingtheinside.com

Facebook: Jamie Dunlop Khau: Founder Styling the Inside

Twitter: @JamieKhau

Instagram: @styling_the_inside_

Snapchat: StyletheInside


2016 Ambassador: Danielle Christopher – Motherless Moments


Danielle Christopher: Motherless Moments

Danielle has been writing about being motherless for the past seven years. Her articles have appeared on sites like: Yummy Mummy Club, Women’s Post, The Momoir Project, Parenting Express, Vancouver Mom and Oh Baby Magazine.

Danielle’s essay “Not Daddy’s Little Girl” is in the anthology Parenting Without Judgment. “Motherless Moments” essay is in the collection in Wisdom Has A Voice. Danielle’s poem “ A Mother Is” won the 2010 contest on 5 MoreMinutesWith.com.

Danielle’s blog began due to readers’ response to her previously published work on being motherless and having her younger daughter diagnosed on the autism spectrum four years ago.

LEADING MOMS POST: Leading Moms is Back!

Blog: http://motherlessmoments.com

Twitter: @DanielleASigne




2016 Ambassador: Janette Shearer – Ava to Zoe


Janette Shearer: Ava to Zoe

My name is Janette Shearer, Parent Blogger at www.avatozoe.ca. Ava To Zoe is a play on my two young daughters names. We started blogging originally under a different name, however, as the blog grew, our name had to change.

At Ava To Zoe, I blog everything in our lives A to Z, both good, bad and the crazy! We blog about everything from Parenthood to Food, Travel, Events and Lifestyle. I am so incredibly lucky that I have managed to find so much inspiration from my girls that I can name my passion after them and what our lives represent because they chose me!

LEADING MOMS POST: Leading Moms Inspiring Us Yet Again!

Blog: www.avatozoe.ca

Twitter: @avatozoeblog

Instagram: @avatozoe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/avatozoe

Snapchat: Avatozoe



2017 Ambassador: Kim Thé


Kim Thé is an entrepreneur in the field of arts and entertainment for young audiences. After a decade of working in marketing, PR and communications in the non-profit, government and corporate sectors, Kim realized she wouldn’t fulfill her full potential until she could be her own boss. While working full-time, Kim worked on the side informally as an artist manager for her husband, popular children’s entertainer Will Stroet. After five years of performing while teaching, Will eventually left teaching to pursue a full-time career in kids music and television. Soon after in 2012, Kim incorporated Pebble Star Productions after helping land a multi-year television deal for Will’s Jams on CBC Kids.

After having success booking Will for more than 1,000 shows across the country, Kim decided to form her own artist management and talent booking agency called Pebble Star Artists, featuring the best in family-friendly entertainment.

She books artists into theatres, festivals, community and corporate events across Canada and internationally, while working closely with presenters, media and social media influencers to build artists’ careers and brands.

Kim manages all of Pebble Star’s other lines of business including music publishing, event management, touring and concert promotion.

Website: www.pebblestarartists.com

Twitter: @pebblestararts

Instagram: @pebblestararts

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pebblestararts



2016 Ambassador: Tara Jensen – British Columbia Mom


Tara Jensen: British Columbia Mom

British Columbia Mom is a lifestyle and parenting blog with a focus on local events, family friendly activities, product reviews and frugal living.

Written by two moms with children under 11, best friends Tara and Helisa source out the best activities and events to keep kids of all ages engaged, laughing and having fun. Check out their adventures as they share life’s laughs and craziness with kinders in tow.

LEADING MOMS POST: Leading Moms 2016 Inspires

Blog URL: www.bcmom.ca

Twitter: @bcmomdotca

Facebook: British Columbia Mom

Instagram: @bcmomdotca

Snapchat: @bcmomtara


2016 Sponsor: Michelle Morelos Photography

Michelle Morelos Photography is a Sponsor of Leading Moms 2016.

Michelle Morelos has been a professional photographer for more than 10 years and enjoys taking photos of a wide range of subjects, from travel and nature, to food and products, architecture and interiors, babies, families and people in love.


2016 Sponsor: Place des Arts

Place des Arts is a Sponsor of Leading Moms 2016.

A non-profit arts centre and music school with over 40 years of experience offering quality arts education programs, Place des Arts inspires the artist in everyone.

The centre offers classes and private lessons in the visual, literary and performing arts for all ages from babes to boomers, and for all skill levels from beginner to pre-professional.

Twitter: @pdacoquitlam
Facebook: @pdacoquitlam

2016 Sponsor: Summerland Waterfront Resort

Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is a Sponsor of Leading Moms 2016.

Rated as a top 10 hotel on TripAdvisor, the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa specializes in relaxation and refreshment. Tucked away on stretch of Okanagan Lake shoreline, this four-star resort offers all of the amenities and comforts for a well-deserved getaway for two or for the entire family.

Let us surprise you with how much there is to see, taste, and do in the Okanagan – or do nothing at all.

Twitter: @SWRHotel

Sarah Lipi Videography

Sarah Lipi Videography is a Partner of Leading Moms 2017.

Award-winning creative director and filmmaker, Sarah Lipi, knew from an early age that her life would always involve a strong dose of creativity. Her journey began with graphic design at her family’s visual communications company in São Paulo, Brazil, when she was only thirteen years old. At university, she studied and earned a degree in multimedia graphics and film production and got a start in the film and television industry as a set decorator on TV advertisements. However, Sarah soon realized that her real passions were behind the lens as director, cinematographer, video editor, and photographer.
Sarah has worked on many independent productions. The Passage, her first short film, was screened at film festivals around the world, winning an award at the Canada International Film Festival. She also won the best cinematography award at the L.A. Web Festival for her work on the web series The Last Fall of Ashes, directed by Aaron Wrintrigham. Her photography exhibitions have been featured at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Vivo Media Art Center, and other galleries in British Columbia.

Recently, Sarah founded Doc ME!, a movie company that brings families together and save that moment through a stunning movie.

Twitter: @sarahlipi
Instagram: @SarahLipi
Facebook: @sarahlipimedia

Bauhaus Restaurant Episode 1 from www.docme.ca on Vimeo.

2016 Sponsor: Roundhouse Radio

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 is the Media Sponsor of Leading Moms 2016.

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 is a Vancouver radio station with a community focus. With hyperlocal content and an urban presence, we connect, entertain and engage our audience on air, online and on the street.

Local content, engaging storytelling and intelligent discussion are the core of the station. We want to make a difference for everyone who lives, works and plays in the City of Vancouver.

Roundhouse Radio Vancouver is an original voice, celebrating a diverse mosaic that is all about our city. We are a collection of local Canadian voices, storytellers and musicians; a meeting place for fresh perspectives, views and ideas.

Roundhouse Radio will provide listeners in this rich multicultural community with different points of view through our news, information and unique spoken content. Diversity and curiosity will be the foundation of our programming with a focus on talk shows, documentaries and storytelling; promoting neighbourhood events and businesses.

Our musical content is a mix of Canadian and International artists with an emphasis on local talent. Highlighting musicians from a wide variety of genres, we open doors for our local community to engage with performers that they may not otherwise hear.


2016 Sponsor: Kids & Company

Kids & Company is a Sponsor of Leading Moms 2016.

Kids & Company (“Kidco”) is a Canadian owned and operated company that provides a nurturing and educational early learning environment for children to play, discover and grow.

Kids & Company also partners with many of Canada’s largest and most recognizable corporations to provide work-life balance solutions through guaranteed flexible child care and other dependent care programs and services.  Kidco’s mission includes improving some of the challenges that working parents must balance, making Kids & Company a cornerstone for numerous employee wellness strategies.

Kids & Company was created by working parents for working parents.  Proudly Canadian, Kids & Company was founded in 2002 by CEO Victoria Sopik, a life-long entrepreneur and mother of eight, and CFO Jennifer Nashmi, a corporate leader and mother of three.  They have firsthand knowledge of the delicate balance between raising children and a successful career and have filled that need with reliable, flexible and nurturing child care.

Since 2002, Kids & Company has cared for a generation of Canadian children and is one of Canada’s leading child care and early learning providers.  We currently have over 70 child care centres across Canada and the United States.


Facebook: @KidsandCompany


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