Our savvy scribes keep our readers across Canada informed, connected and entertained every week.
Lynn is mom to three very different kids (ages 9, 8 and 5). In between parenting, cooking, chauffeuring, birthday party planning and serving on the PTA, she also writes, designs websites over at Sweet Smart Design and teaches classes on Wordpress and blogging. She also rambles away on her personal blog, and is the founder of Blog Out Loud, an annual open-mic night for bloggers. In her free time (ha!), she’s perfecting her pie-making techniques, tap dancing and continuing her quest to take the kids to every single last attraction and event in Ottawa.
Nancy, a born & bred Vancouverite, is a SavvyMom of 3 boys—Connor (10), Aidan (8) and Finn (5). With her youngest son in school full-time this year, she has successfully morphed from a SavvyMom reader to a SavvyMom writer. And when she isn’t spreading her savvy-ness to all her friends, she likes to run, shop, ski, golf and plan her next vacation. She lives in her Honda Pilot and is constantly on the lookout for a car organizer that will keep the soccer, golf & tennis balls from rolling with every turn. She is often seen chauffeuring (up to) eight raucous boys to their next destination, which provides excellent existential food for thought for her blog and tweets.
Alison Rockwell is mom to a daughter Jaime (5) and son Evan (3)...and a recent addition—‘Freddy the turtle’. In between impersonating superheroes, super-Olympians and making meals for picky eaters (Freddy included), she enjoys running marathons, coaching soccer, and spending time with a seriously fun and dynamic group of girlfriends, not to mention her husband, Jeff. Alison has worked for a children’s TV network, along with writing for several websites and magazines and was AOL Canada’s ‘Mommy Blogger’ in 2009. She loves nothing more than sourcing the latest and greatest products, places and events for her fellow Toronto moms.
Robyn is a SavvyMom to Ally (3) and baby Luke. When she’s not busy writing our Calgary newsletter edition, she can be found working on screenplays with her husband. Her eccentric background includes teaching imagination games to toddlers, coaching executives on presentation skills, performing in community theatre productions and writing biographies. And she drinks a lot of tea.
Michelle Tice is mom to two four-year old boys, Jakob and Ryan. Yes, she has twins, and a Labrador Retriever, named Robinson, who was the number one child until the boys came along. She recently left the corporate marketing world, after close to 15 years, to become an entrepreneur because she decided that time was passing too quickly and she wanted to spend more of it with her boys, one of whom has Type 1 diabetes. She is an avid runner and skier, but having run the New York Marathon, and recently completed her first triathlon, she has now decided she likes half-marathons better, because with kids, they are way easier to train for! In February 2010, she also had the honour of being a Olympic Torch Bearer. Born and raised in Vancouver, Michelle is excited to be sharing her fave things about Vancouver with other savvy moms.