Greetings! My name is Olivia, and I want to welcome you to This West Coast Mommy!

I’m a social worker by trade, wife and mother by choice. I’m lucky enough to be married to my best friend, Chris, and together we’ve created the family I’ve always wanted. Tee was born in March 2010, and her little sister Kay entered the world in August 2012. Becoming a mother to two girls has been both the greatest and most challenging work of my life, and the inspiration for starting this website.

I love living here on the West Coast in our little slice of heaven with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Coast Mountains on the other. I hope you’ll join me as I blog about our life here in beautiful British Columbia. I write about my family, living greener, natural parenting topics like cloth diapering and babywearing, things for families to see and do in Vancouver, and family travel. You’ll also find honest reviews, fun giveaways, paleo-friendly recipes, craft projects, geeky stuff, and whatever else interests me.

When I’m not taking photographs of my kids or writing late into the night, you can find me experimenting in the kitchen, ordering sushi rolls, watching 80s fantasy movies, or buried in a good book. 

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  • It’s great to find someone who lives on the west coast of Canada. I live in the suburbs of Vancouver!

  • I like reading your blog, it seems to have a ‘west coast’ feel to it! I’m on the other side of CA, so, I don’t know much about the West Coast. Looking forward to reading more.

  • I live on the East Coast of Canada -on Anne/s island-Prince Edward Island and I love to hear about all of Canada. I really like your Blog. I think Tee and Kay are beautiful -having 15 grandchildren my self-I am very partial to children.

  • Nice to find you here! I am a White Rock mommy and happy to connect with other West Coasters on the web!

  • I used to live in BC now I am back in Ontario but my daughter lives in Surrey

  • I love following your blog! It’s amoung one of my favourites ! You cover a lot of great topics! And I love Canadian bloggers. You and Maman Loup Den are my fave!