Introducing Round 3: Spring 2014 Feature Writers

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We’ve done it! We’ve sorted through all the applications and have come up with the final list of our brand new feature writers here on Modern Mama.

It wasn’t easy to be sure but anything worth having is always hard work, right mama?

Did you see our Casting Call last month?

We were looking to bring twelve new writers on board the Modern Mama team but we couldn’t manage to narrow it down that far. There were a few favourites that were standing out so we had to include them as well. If you missed the first post that introduced the first FIVE writers in the series it’s here and the second round, 6-10 is here.

This post rounds up the final SEVEN brand new (to us) feature writers bringing our new team of writers up to a happy SEVENTEEN!

So sit back relax and get to know these fabulous women!

Introducing our Spring 2014 Feature Writers, Round 3

11. Haley Lorraine Hardy


Haley Lorraine is a lifestyle newborn and family photographer. Her work has been described as personal, relaxed and full of natural connections. Haley believes family photographs looks so much better in print; whether bound into a beautiful album or displayed on the walls of your home so you can enjoy them each and every day. Haley is the mother of three little ones who have helped shape her vision and fuel her creativity. Follow her latest work on Google+ or Instagram.

12. Naomi Maharaj

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Naomi Maharaj is mom to two boys, ages 2 and 3. She started the blog Laughing Mom when her second son was a few months old as a way to highlight the lighter side of parenting. In the face of sleep deprivation, crying babies and tantruming toddlers, she hopes to be able to see, and share, the humor in it all. Naomi occasionally comments on current events or human interest pieces that catch her attention. Connect with Naomi on Facebook.

13. Tamara Bailey


Tamara Bailey is mom to a sweet 2 year old and adorable 4 month old, and wife to an amazing husband. When not sorting Lego and diapers, she enjoys her role as Leader, Technical Communication at PMC-Sierra, a semiconductor innovator that designs products enabling storage, optical and mobile networks. You can connect with her on Twitter @tam_ba.

14. Shauna Robertson

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Shauna is a mama to an adorable two year old boy, 14 year old cat and 8 year old dog, wife to an amazing husband, part time photographer, a reality tv lover, and hockey enthusiast living in Vancouver. When she’s not spending time playing with her family she loves to daydream about future vacations or lose the world in a book or movie. Catch up with her at Lavender Lemonade Photo.

15. Ayoe Lai


Ayoe is a healing practitioner and teacher, a light worker as well as a cookbook author. She became a mother in October 2013 to a beautiful boy. In her healing practice Creating Great Health, she works with pregnant women and new mothers to help alleviate stress and other ailments such as postpartum depression. Her treatments are 100% natural and noninvasive, connecting with the energies of each client. With her husband she has the food blog Three More Bites and together they have written and published the cookbooks: “Cozy Cooking” and “Three Weddings and a Honeymoon”.

16. Emily Wight

emily_headshot (1) Emily is a 30-something writer, eater, and working mom. She has a BFA in Creative Writing and an N on the back of her car. She is a terrible housekeeper, an excellent cook, and an enthusiastic over-sharer. She drinks wine smoothies at the playground. Mix 250mL off-dry white wine with 1 can crushed pineapple, 1 1/2 cups frozen cubed mango, and a handful of baby spinach, then blend. Put it in a travel mug. Cheers. You can connect with Emily on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram or on her blog

17. Joanna Muir

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When Joanna Muir was a child her favourite toy was a cash register that she bought with her own money. Upon completing university, Joanna found a natural fit working for one of Canada’s major banks. Becoming a CGA marked another milestone and working in the airline and healthcare industries broadened Joanna’s business planning experience.

She would be behind in planning for her retirement if it wasn’t for a moment in her twenties when she tested a retirement calculator and learned that she needed to be putting away a lot of money now to retire the way she wanted. With that motivation behind her she started learning about about loans and mortgages and bought her first home at twenty-four and hasn’t looked back. You can connect with Joanna at



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