About Us

UrbanMommies MediaUrbanMommies Media has been publishing for 8 years and has evolved its properties into trusted lifestyle magazines for thousands of chic parents. In both UrbanMommies and UrbanDaddies we focus on modern parenting, family travel, style and healthy meal trends.  Engagement with readers is our priority and we are active on TwitterFacebook, PinterestUrbanMommies TVInstagram and Google +.

UrbanMomies Media
5775 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, British Columbia
V7W 2S1

Jill AmeryJill Amery is a mom of 2 monkeys/stormtroopers and Editor and Publisher at UrbanMommies Media. Though she’s based in Canada, her palette is mostly French and her fashion sense is decidedly Italian. When taking a break from her busy travel schedule, she can be found hosting complicated dinner parties or surfing ebay for obscure vintage gowns..  She fully embraces natural and eco-friendly ideas, but the Manolos are never too far away.

Contact: jill (at) urbanmommies (dot) com


Raj ThandiRaj Thandi is a work from home mom, balancing two kids, a writing career, and a social media company she runs with her husband. She dreams about showing a line of vintage inspired dresses at New York Fashion Week, and empowers moms to embrace fashion through her blog Pink Chai Living. Living on a latte budget, she’s dreaming about pink champagne, and pretty little baubles in blue boxes. When she’s not hiding behind her laptop, you can find her DIYing or sewing at the kitchen table, most likely covered in hot glue and glitter.

Pam SmithPamela Smith is a Vancouver-based writer and principal of boutique public relations firm Elevated PR. In addition to writing for Urban Mommies, she can also be found hanging with the bad girls at BLUNTMoms.com and her own award-winning blog DivorceDoula.me where she writes with humour and honesty about The After Wife. She is the single mother of two fantastic men-in-training and enjoys running, hiking, skiing and taking the road less travelled. 

Stacey PereiraStacey Pereira resides in the London, England with her lovely family. With the love of life and a wealth of experience, she provides a special perspective on parenting from ‘across the pond’.

Colleen DockstaderColleen Docksteader is a scientist, artist, and amateur boxer. From her office and studio in Toronto, Ontario, Colleen is dedicated to improving the lives of others through research, art, and volunteer work.  She is most passionate about human rights and equality and empowering people to be their own agents of change.  She heads the “Think Outside the Ring” Art Project for survivors of violence at the Toronto Newsgirls’ Boxing Gym where survivors are provided a safe place to explore healthy aggression and express strong emotions in the path of healing.   Colleen’s artwork emphasizes the importance of human connection and empowerment and can be seen at various venues in Toronto and at colleendockstader.com.  Colleen is also a researcher in the Paediatric Brain Tumour Program at The Hospital for Sick Children, a personal trainer, and the mother of two beautiful boys.


Alyssa Schottland-Bauman runs Nourished.ca and  as a freelance lifestyle writer, she writes about what is hip and happening, with a focus on fitness, food, beauty and spa trends. She is inspired to write about wellness and living a healthy lifestyle and her work has appeared in NY, FITNESS, Pregnancy, InStyle, Food and Wine, Coastal Living, Spa, Seattle, Nuvo and Montecristo magazines.

Tisha BryantTisha Bryant
was born in England and never really knew what she wanted to be when she grew up! However, hindsight is a wonderful thing and Tisha now knows that all her life’s experiences have been leading her to this point.

Using nutrition to heal a persistent health issue was the catalyst that spurred Tisha on to become a certified Whole Food Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach. She is a raw food chef and also gained a certificate in counselling in 2005 while living in the UK. She is currently working towards a certification as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Tisha believes that health and happiness are connected and so promotes this approach in her work. She is an advocate for reminding people to ‘remember the miracle that you are’ and getting them to reconnect, simplify and un-complicate so they can live their best lives. Now settled with her husband, two children and dogs near the ocean in Vancouver, Tisha spends her spare time hiking, doing yoga and nourishing and nurturing family and friends. 

Nick is our webmaster extraordinaire.  A Web Designer, Developer and SEO Expert with more than 10 years in web industry providing bespoke design for web and print, brand identities, e-commerce and CMS solutions, he’s a genuine, down to earth and caring individual for whom client’s satisfaction is paramount. He operates www.myreckons.com

Our Mission:

•To inspire harmony, excitement and confidence in chic and discerning moms
•To be a riveting lifestyle magazine in the pregnancy and parenting world
•You CAN be a hip, sexy, environmentally-friendly MOM and still have a LIFE

Press and Media Mentions

UrbanMommies purchases all photography through istock.com unless otherwise indicated.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:


We review what we like.  Our ‘Featured Finds’ and curated picks are found and reviewed by us and are never paid for.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.  And if you buy something we recommend and don’t like it, please let us know but be nice to us!


We have to make a living somehow but any sponsored ads are clearly marked.  We accept forms of paid advertising and sponsorship, but we clearly let you know when this is happening.  It is our policy to ALWAYS tell you our true opinion – even the negative stuff.


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As much as we would love to rig the deck, weight the dice…. oh wait…we only want to do that in Vegas… We only use Random.org to choose our contest winners.

8 Comments on "About Us"

  1. Sharon Cruikshank October 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm ·

    I am so impressed with the site and proud of all of you. Just a mum Gunga

  2. Jill October 8, 2009 at 8:11 pm ·

    Thank you so much! We’re trying. Any psychological advice is always welcome!

  3. sonia October 15, 2009 at 5:48 pm ·

    Hi Jill
    Just wondering the status of my sons picture hopefully u r feeling better look forward to receiving the picture soon its been a few weeks.
    Thanks again

  4. Wayne February 17, 2010 at 11:16 am ·

    Great site Jill. My sister-inlaw has twin boys 10 months and I showed her your site. I play golf with your Dad 3 or 4 times a week. You are a lucky girl to have such a great role model.

  5. Jill February 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm ·

    Thanks so much Wayne! Maybe we can work together on urbandaddies when we launch! Your wonderful comments at=re much appreciated. Jill

  6. Samantha Agar January 25, 2011 at 9:14 pm ·

    LOVE your photo, Jill! Beautiful. What I love about the site itself is that there is always something new to look at. Well-organized with appropriate and engaging sub-categories. You are amazing.

  7. Bethany Cousins June 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm ·

    Congrats and thanks! The new place looks awesome! Hope you get a chance to sit outside and enjoy. :)

  8. Emily Chiu June 14, 2012 at 9:05 am ·

    I am wondering if your magazine /website is looking for articles to publish.
    I am happy to offer some articles of financial nature (related to families/kids) to your magazine, at no cost.

    Please let me know if I can submit any for your magazine’s review. Thank you.

    I am a mom of a 2 yrs old toddler and currently expecting my second baby in November this year !!

    Emily Chiu, CFP
    Certified Financial Planner
    Cell: (416) 402-2345

    Working with you to achieve financial peace of mind.

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