Welcome to My West Coast Family blog!

My name is Emily and I am a mother to three kids here on earth and one little baby boy who is no longer with us. I wear a lot of different hats (who doesn’t?). I’m a former professional volleyball player, a journalist, a stay at home mom, coach and really whatever else I need to be on any given day.

Vancouver is my hometown but I’ve lived in another of other cities and countries over the years including France, Ireland and we most recently moved from Ottawa after spending the last six years there. While I was in Ottawa I had a number of friends suggest I start a blog. At first, I didn’t feel qualified to really write about anything! I’m a good mom, but I’m no expert on getting your baby to sleep (most of mine have been inconsistent sleepers), or creating sensory play work stations (does playing with whatever is in the kitchen drawers count?), or an expert in crafting or cooking. However, there is one thing that I am good at, and that is getting out with my kids and experiencing tons of fun things to do around town. So I figured if I could write about anything it would be tips on the best places to visit as a family.

I loved getting to blog about our adventures in and around Ottawa and now that we are finally back living in my hometown of Vancouver, I’m excited to share more about my favourite place in the world – the West Coast of B.C.