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