Love Where You Live.
City Mom Now is a network of hyper-local online magazines for discerning urbanite moms who love exploring their cities. We’re filled with kid-friendly places to eat, unique places to shop, and cool neighbourhoods to walk – with or without your kids in tow.
We focus on topics that appeal to moms, rather than focus on baby or kids, and pride ourselves in uncovering local hidden gems that may appeal to urban-minded moms.
CEO, Crisp Media Inc. and Founder and Publisher, City Mom Now. Mom of three.
Christine has consulted some of the world’s top brands, delivered countless workshops and seminars, written articles and blog posts, and participated as a panelist and speaker on online technologies for over 14 years.
Christine has worked with AOL, BMW, Chapters/Indigo, RadioShack and some of the top media brands in Canada like LOULOU, Sportsnet, CityTV, Maclean’s and Today’s Parent – to name a few. Christine has appeared on Breakfast Television, Global, CBC Radio, News 1130 and TalkTV, been quoted in the National Post and The Metro, and written for Microsoft@Home and MochaSofa.com.
After living in Toronto’s Leslieville and Riverdale neighbourhoods for 13 years, Christine now lives with her husband and three daughters in east Vancouver, where she was born and raised. Find out more about Christine at www.christinepilkington.com.
Managing Editor, VancouverMom.ca and City Mom Now. Mom of two.
Amber Strocel has been writing from her home in Coquitlam since 2003 at Strocel.com. She was one of VancouverMom.ca’s 2010 Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers, Canadian Living listed her its March, 2011 blog of the month, and SweetMama named her to its 20 Mom Blogs We Love. She loves connecting online, and believes that when moms join forces they can change the world (and their own lives) for the better.
City Manager, Toronto Mom Now.
Melissa Bessey is an entertainment journalist, publicist and an active urban mother of three. She is an accomplished professional visual artist and graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Her areas of expertise include arts and culture, education and parenting. Melissa’s writing, editing and photography have appeared in BlogTO, The National Post, Women’s Post, 24hrs, Exclaim, Sway Magazine and more.
Manager, Business Development, Mom of two.
Bianca Bujan was born and raised in Vancouver, and loves the unique neighbourhoods and restaurants her city has to offer. As the Manager of Business Development, Bianca is responsible for developing integrated partnership opportunities which combine the City Mom Now brands with the business objectives of current and prospective partners who are looking to reach urbanite moms in and around the Vancouver area. She comes from over 8 years of experience in sales and marketing, and has worked for companies such as Ticketmaster and the Vancouver Canucks. Bianca was recognized as one of VancouverMom.ca’s Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers in 2012, and enjoys sharing advice, quotes and anecdotes from a career mom of two through her blog Bits of Bee. In her spare time, Bianca loves spending time outdoors with her family with lots of snacks and a fully-charged camera.
Our City Leaders
- Leslie Bosman, City Mom Now Durham Region
- Danielle Christopher, City Mom Now Fraser Valley
- Lisa Connor, City Mom Now Prince George - Coming Soon!
- Katharine Holmes, City Mom Now Victoria
- Christine Kasturi, City Mom Now Edmonton
- Trish McCourt, City Mom Now Halifax
- Jennifer Alger Morse, City Mom Now Hamilton
- Sarah Palmer, City Mom Now Kitchener-Waterloo - Coming Soon!
- Jaclyn Thomey, City Mom Now Nanaimo
- Sandra Tisiot, City Mom Now Ottawa
- Claire Weisse, City Mom Now Red Deer
Local City Leaders independently oversee the writing of the City Mom Now sites in their region. Interested in joining us? Find out how.
About Crisp Media Inc.
City Mom Now is published by Crisp Media Inc. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Crisp Media is an online media company focused on delivering quality online magazines for moms all over the over the world. Founded in 2009 by digital media veteran Christine Pilkington, Crisp Media’s networks include City Mom Now, geared to discerning urbanite moms, and Entrepreneur Mom Now®, targeted at mom entrepreneurs and their businesses.