Welcome to Powered by Mom!
I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs and our crazy but lovable cat. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers and we support adopting pets from shelters and rescues. As such I personally volunteer for an amazing rescue where we adopted our dog Nyx from Three little Pitties Rescue. I work with the Cat Department and help with the rescue’s social media channels.
We live in the Vancouver area of beautiful British Columbia Canada. However, Powered by Mom covers Canada and the United States with my team of writers being all over the US and we live only 15 minutes from the Washington State border. We get to enjoy all the wonderful things that the west coast has to offer on both sides of the border.
My family and I love to travel, try new foods and experience new cultures when we can. So our ideal adventure includes travelling to new places while trying local cuisines and if our dogs can travel with us all the better.
Powered by Mom is a lifestyle site with our most popular categories being Recipes, Travel, Pets and Tech. However, we cover other lifestyle topics as it is a family friendly site and we have a team of writers, all moms with children of different ages. So like our readers we’re a team of different ages, backgrounds and lifestyles but we’re all moms.
I hope you enjoy all that Powered by Mom has to offer.
I have a Master’s of Arts in Leadership and worked in universities for over 16 years doing event management, human resources, recruitment communications, student recruitment events, social media and international education. I was drawn to starting a blog as I love to write and connect with people for the purposes of sharing experiences, helping each other and building communities of practice in life.
In addition to Powered by Mom, I am a freelance social media and community manager. Like many of you, I’m a busy mama and gal who has varied interests but the things most important to me are my family, education in all forms, our health, animal advocacy (adopt don’t shop) and doing what we can to help our planet Earth.
Meet Powered by Mom and her wonderful team!
- Michelle – Owner/Founder
- Sian – Daughter/Reviewer
- Paul – Husband/Reviewer
- Amy – Review Writer
- Amanda – Review Writer
- Emily – Promotions Manager & Review Writer
The name behind Powered by Mom came about after much contemplation of what I wanted this site to represent. I knew I wouldn’t necessarily be a “mom” blog and there’s lots of amazing mom blogs out there. I wasn’t going to write just on parenting and I couldn’t seem to settle on a niche. So I decided to take the direction of pursuing all the things that interest me. The more I thought about it the more I realized, moms and women in general we just do so much and have so many layers to us.
One of the women I most admired was my mom. She came to Canada without knowing the language, no family or friends besides my dad and a two year old toddler (yes me) and made a home, family, friend and became a big part of a community. I know that where I get my desire to build and be a part of a community so in short my mom inspired the name Powered by Mom. Mom and women we power the world from our big and small communities all in our own way so this is to all of us. We hope you become a part of our community as we welcome everyone who wants to share and build the community.
Powered by Mom is about connecting, sharing and building community. I love to receive your thoughts any time so feel free to email us any time and if we can help we will. CONTACT ME
My husband and daughter
30 thoughts on “About”
I am a, “pet auntie” not a pet parent. I support my numerous pet parent family members with their incredible little charges. I am truly the, fun auntie. I provide unconditional love, treats, smooches and often gratis sitting services for my, seven four legged furry nieces & nephews!
I would like to try the coconut and papaya
It is so lovely to read about the bloggers behind the blog 🙂 Hi from New Zealand!
This is helpful – you have a lot going on!
Thanks for a tuturtorial on how to explore more of you & your’e family’s website. Thanks for all!
I have been following you for a while and never realized you have a team also. I really enjoyed reading the bios of everyone. We have an Oliver cat too and a Flower. I think Oliver gained 20 pounds whle we were on vacation, no one to deter him from eating Flowers food.
Thanks for sharing Heather. Yes my team has just grown over this last year 🙂
Didn’t realize your daughter was on staff:) She earns her allowance and room & board:) I’m in NC like one of your bloggers. Love that your family have and love 4-legged family members. We have 4 ourselves, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a teen son, too;)
lol yep Tammy I officially put her on “staff* a couple of months ago since she does contribute to reviews 🙂
I want to say it was great to meet you and lean through you in the about me area of your blog! I too am an animal lover family and it gives me much joy to be a fan of your blog! Thank You for all the hard work that you put into it 😉
Cute little doggy 🙂
Nice picture of you and your husband. Cute animals too. I enjoy your giveaways
I’d choose amazon or Target.
Enjoy what you offer through your website throughout the week and we have the furry family members in common. Here it’s Abbey Cat (she’s striped like yours) and Rudy Dog- Jack Russell mix.
how cool Tammy 🙂
Thanks for the nice blog, and letting all of us into your virtual livingroom. Wish your family happy holidays
Thank you Cathy! Happy Holiday to your and your family as well 🙂
Thanks Michelle, for the awesome giveaway.Almond Fresh.
Just rec. my useful coupons. Will be enjoying drinking
and making the tasty recipes from the Earths Own site.
Dayle. from the Pacific coast too.
I love to buy books,dolls and just about everything from Amazon
I enjoy your blog and all the fantastic giveaways! Thank you for all you do.
Thank you so much Julie I appreciate that 🙂
love this site
I just love following you on your blog. I have been wondering if there is a father or dad blog group out there like there is a mom one. Do you know if there is one or not?
There is one thing I sure do like about your blog which is I can go to it to find most of all the giveaways out there. Thanks very much!
So glad you like it Brad, I don’t know if an specific dad blog groups but many of the “mom” blog groups also welcome dads 🙂
Hi Michelle, it’s me again. I am having a difficult time reading the turqouise lettering on your purple background. I hope you’ll consider using a different color for the print. Thanks!
Purple on purple is difficult to read too. Just a suggestion.
I enjoy your blog and all the great giveaways. Thanks for all the time you spend.
Thank you Elaine I really appreciate that 🙂