According to a recent Globe and Mail article, “mommy bloggers” continue to gain clout: “…mommy bloggers in North America are using their influence to make or break products, to change what’s on store shelves and to, as Canadian mommy blogger and political activist Karen Green put it during the last federal election, ‘mom-the-vote’.”
It’s estimated that there are close to four million mommy bloggers in North America. In our first 10 to follow, we share our list of the 10 English-speaking Canadian mom bloggers worth following. So, check out their blogs, follow them on Twitter, “like” their Facebook pages and get to know them a bit better.
Julia of Nugglemama (@nugglemama), Québec: The mother of five children, Julia was an optician for more than 10 years. She writes about local events for families, recipes, community giving and also regularly guest blogs
Shannon of Shasher’s Life (@shasherslife), Ontario: Shannon, mother of four, writes family-focused posts and often partners with big brands (think Kraft Canada and Maple Leaf Foods) to bring her readers the inside scoop on new products
Tammi of My Organized Chaos (@MyChaos), Alberta: a mom to twins plus one, Tammi is one of Canada’s top mom bloggers and a family travel expert who also shares recipes and reviews
Our very own H+Ker, Andrea of Mommy Gearest (@MommyGearest), Ontario: Andrea has two small children and started her product review website as a way to validate a serious shopping habit, tell the whole truth and write a bit of humour into parents’ lives
Tenille of Feisty, Frugal & Fabulous (@FiestyFrugal), Saskatchewan: with three kids and one income, Tenille started sharing coupons and deals to encourage frugal, yet fabulous, family living
Lynette of My Wee View (@myweeview), Nova Scotia: The mother of two girls, Lynette has a day job that uses her business degree. Her blog offers readers product reviews, travel reports and contests
Christine of Life on Manitoulin (@chancesmommy), Ontario: Christine started blogging while on bed-rest awaiting the arrival of her preemie daughter. She shares parenting challenges, reviews and contests and is also the community manager for PTPA Media
Tanya of Montreal Mom (@montreal_mom), Québec: Tanya has four small children and started her blog to help other moms save money and time. Since the blog launched, it has evolved into food, fashion, kids’ crafts and more
Lena of Listen to Lena (@Listen2Lena), Ontario:  A mother of two boys, Lena is a self-proclaimed “authentic shopaholic.” She is also a regularly sought-out brand ambassador and social media consultant
Jessica of North Shore Mama (@NShoreMama), Vancouver: Jessica has two daughters and started her blog to share news about local events, activities and programs for other Vancouver-area families
Need help pinpointing some of the key influencers and up-and-comers on Twitter? Or navigating the millions of Facebook fan pages? With the rise of social media, bloggers and microblogging, our new 10 to follow lists will identify some of our favourite new and established voices – from food and fashion to parenting and politics.
Be sure to keep an eye out for our next list…coming soon!