2014 Top 30 Toronto Mom Bloggers: 1-5

A few weeks ago we asked you to nominate your favourite Toronto mom blogger for our third annual Top 30 Toronto Mom Bloggers search. You came up with a fabulous list of bloggers. We visited the blogs, and we deliberated over our decisions. We narrowed the list to 30 mom bloggers. Now we’re presenting the 2014 Top 30 Toronto Mom Bloggers to you, in no particular order. Today we are excited to be introducing the first group of bloggers.

Top 30 Toronto Mom Bloggers: 1-5

Angie Smith of In My 30’s and It’s Time
Kirsten Doyle of Running for Autism
Mary Jane of The Flying Couponer
Caroline Fernandez of Parent Club
Jeannine Miranda of My Bits and Bleeps

Angie - In my 30's and it's my timeAngie Smith of In My 30’s and It’s My Time

Angie Smith is a working Mom of two in the GTA. When she’s not singing at the top of her lungs and air drumming in her car much to the dismay of others, she loves to read, write short stories, swoon over her husband, dance with her boys and blog about life. Having had a rather rough & tumble 20’s, her 30’s have afforded her a real chance to start over … and thus  I’m My 30′s and It’s Time was born.

kirsten doyleKirsten Doyle of Running for Autism

Kirsten Doyle is a transplanted South African who came to Canada in 2000. After getting a university degree in psychology and working for two decades as a computer programmer and project manager, she has settled into a career as a freelance writer. She met her husband a year after she arrived in Toronto, and she now has two sons, aged 8 and 10. Her 10-year-old’s diagnosis with autism inspired her to get off the couch and train for a half-marathon to raise funds for autism services. Five years later, she is a hard-core runner who has run nine half-marathons and is now training for a 30K. Her race calendar every year still includes an autism fundraising run. Kirsten blogs at Running for Autism, and she is also a regular contributor to World Moms Blog.

the flying couponerMary Jane of The Flying Couponer

The Flying Couponer is a mommy flight attendant couponer. She blogs about life, parenting, and saving money. As a social media maven, she is devoted to helping families make the best decisions possible about the products and services they are purchasing. Her reviews are authentic and a lot of fun to read.When she is not flying she is creating easy and inexpensive recipes, and always has her next giveaway in mind. The quickest way to reach her is to visit her Facebook fan page or to send her a tweet @flyingcouponer.

Caroline Fernandez of Parent Club

caroline fernandezCaroline Fernandez is the busy Mom of three kids (aged toddler to teen) behind www.parentclub.ca. Parent Club is a friendly site; sharing information to make life a little easier for busy families. Features include family activities, food, travel, style, technology and more. And yes, she sometime tweets while she supervises homework (twitter: @ParentClub). Caroline’s first book “Boredom Busters” (Cico Books, 2014) is now available in stores. “Boredom Busters” shares 50+ activities, recipes, experiments, and more to keep kids busy using materials found around the home or classroom. Her follow up book is set to be published Feb. 2015.

Jeannine Miranda of My Bits and Bleeps

jeannine mirandaMy Bits and Bleeps is a Canadian Lifestyle and Mom Blog that reviews products, posts honest opinions, and hosts giveaways. Jeannine takes a fun look at various topics: food, parenting, savings or deals, finance, health, and DIY to name a few.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow and meet the next group of awesome Toronto mom bloggers.

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Jen Farr

In my “previous life” I was a mental health professional…in my current life I’m a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.