Inspiring stories of moms in Toronto.

Moms in T.O. – Shira Ben, The Beauty Movement

Moms in T.O. – Shira Ben, The Beauty Movement

Founder and Makeup Artist at The Beauty Movement “Having your own business is a challenge and I think that I'm a better mom because I am showing my daughter what it looks like to be a strong and resilient woman.” Shira’s story is one of resilience. Born-and-raised in...

Moms in T.O. – 104.5 CHUM-FM host Taylor Kaye

Moms in T.O. – 104.5 CHUM-FM host Taylor Kaye

You know those fun moms. You're exhausted just looking at them. Or maybe you're just in total awe and envy. I know I am. I'm inspired by Mom in T.O. Taylor Kaye and her energy and honest-to-goodness love of motherhood. The radio and TV personality and host at 104.5...

Moms in T.O. – Emily Teo

Moms in T.O. – Emily Teo

Meet this week’s Mom in T.O. – Emily Teo. She’s mid-mat leave and just launched Give Her Hope, a partnership with Plan Canada to raise awareness and funds to help make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women in Nigeria. “I wanted to give this maternity leave some...

Moms in T.O. – Lindsay Witton, Doula

Moms in T.O. – Lindsay Witton, Doula

This week's Mom in T.O. Lindsay Witton is in the business of helping moms - new moms. As a registered social worker and mental health therapist, she is also a doula. Her current "work love" - I love this - is providing overnight support to families in the first couple...

Moms in T.O. Cybèle Young, Artist & Author

Moms in T.O. Cybèle Young, Artist & Author

I am pretty much in love with this week's Mom in T.O. Cybèle Young. Let me count the ways: She is insanely creative (she exhibits her artwork around the world), super successful (she's written and illustrated eight children's books) and so incredibly down-to-earth....

Moms in T.O. – Abby Rozen

Moms in T.O. – Abby Rozen

I kind of want to jump up and cheer when I meet moms who have hit that sweet spot of finding a career that is deeply fulfilling and they are still able to spend time with their family when and how they want. Abby Rozen is one of them. I love her answer to whether...

Moms in T.O. – Carolyn Sinclair

Moms in T.O. – Carolyn Sinclair

Every mom needs a Carolyn in her life. Expecting moms, new moms and the rest of us who are just trying to figure out motherhood. Carolyn is owner of Fifty-Seven, a learning and wellness resource centre in the west end that helps parents through the 57 months from...

Moms in T.O. – Cindy Abols

Moms in T.O. – Cindy Abols

After a seven-year ‘break’ from ‘work’, Cindy Abols shifted careers from marketing exec to home designer. The switch happened very organically. While renovating their Ronscesvalles home, the mom-of-three connected with a parent from her daughters’ school. The result,...

Moms in T.O. – Alison Fletcher at Cookery

Moms in T.O. – Alison Fletcher at Cookery

This westend mom went from a marketing executive to business owner in a matter of months. Alison is the owner of Cookery, a kitchen and cookware boutique and cooking school in Roncesvalles Village. The entrepreneurial gene runs in the family - her mom was in retail in...

Moms in T.O. – Hina Khan

Moms in T.O. – Hina Khan

Hina has been in the field of Human Potential for almost 15 years. From a very young age, this Thornhill native (now Toronto eastender) has loved connecting with others. This passion for helping translates into many roles at The Khan Institute - Psychotherapist,...

Moms in T.O. – Emily Ward of Shine PR

Moms in T.O. – Emily Ward of Shine PR

Emily Ward lives and breathes PR. The Toronto mom-of-two and “chief glitter officer” at Shine PR runs her own public relations business, an adventure that began almost a year ago with business partner and friend Jess Hunichen. She just launched her latest gem - Shine...

Moms in T.O. – Emily D Photography

Moms in T.O. – Emily D Photography

Meet Emily Doukogiannis. She is the creative mind behind the camera in our series Moms in T.O. We met in a park while pushing our youngests on the swings. You know, as moms do. I was immediately drawn to her warm personality (she’s from the east coast) and inspired by...

Moms in T.O.

Moms in T.O.

While we’ve been out exploring Toronto and writing about our favourite family-friendly spots around TOwn, we’ve met a ton of moms doing creative and courageous things. I've teamed up with fellow mama and very talented photographer Emily Doukogiannis to share them with...