It happens every year at this time! No, it’s not the anticipation of summer holidays (read: mad scramble to figure out what the kids will do when we’re trying to blog!)…it’s the celebration of the Top 30 Mom Bloggers! Each year, Vancouver Mom puts out a call for your favourite mom bloggers and you respond in overwhelming numbers! And then VM has the daunting job of narrowing this great list down to 30.

These 30 moms are recognized for the work they put into their blogs and the impact they are making on the parent community. And by recognized I mean, we have a big ole party! This party is actually like an official start to the friendships, support and opportunities that lie ahead for these women, whether they decide to turn their blogs into full-time businesses, branch off into related fields or simply write for the sake of writing.

When I was nominated in 2012, my blog was less than a year old; I was a newbie in so many ways. The greatest blessings that came from my nomination were the confidence it gave me to present my writer self to the world, and the wonderful friendships I have gained. I wrote more about this last year, and I have to say it’s even more true today.

While most of the women who attend are bloggers, you don’t have to be one to attend! That’s why I’m telling you about it; it’s the perfect opportunity to make some new connections. If you read Vancouver-based blogs and want to meet the voices behind your favourites, there’s no better time. Also, if you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, or love writing in other ways, why not come down and talk to other like-minded women? Over the last couple years I’ve really come to realize how important face-to-face conversations are for me, and maybe you agree.

Consider this your invitation – tickets are $25 and the event includes a wine-tasting from the Oliver-Osoyoos Wine Association plus delicious local chocolates.

And I love how it’s being hosted at Roundhouse Radio 98.3 FM – a community-centred radio station. I thought that was pretty creative and a lovely way for those with a passion for communications to get to know one another.

So, will you be there? Grab your tickets and let me know! I’d love to see you on Wednesday June 22.

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