About Kristina

Kristina is a mama to an active six year old son and an outspoken three year old daughter.  She is also a 'bonus' mom to a 16 year old, social media addict, confessed shopaholic and lover of espresso, lattes and wine.

While she was pregnant with her son in 2009, Kristina started her blog, SwankMama, as a diary where she could document her life as a new mom, as well as create a space for her son to look back on once he becomes older.  Though she kept her blog private from friends and family at first, Kristina has recently started to feel more comfortable sharing her blog with those closest to her as well as the community around her.  Thus, writing her blog has made her rediscover her passion for writing.  In addition to keeping her readers updated with her family life, Kristina also provides them with product reviews and giveaways, and always provides her honest personal opinions.

SwankMama was named one of the Top 25 Canadian Mom Blogs of 2013 via Circle of Moms by PopSugar and, in 2012, Kristina was named one of Vancouver's Top 30 Mom Bloggers of 2012 by Vancouvermom.ca.

In November 2014, Kristina decided to follow her passion for event styling and launched The Swank Social.  Taking over social media by storm, she was very mindful at keeping both businesses separate until recently.  If you have any questions about media/event inquiries for The Swank Social, you can contact Kristina here.

Kristina has partnered with many influential brands to help promote their products through her personal voice and honest reviews, and continues to share her experiences with her readers through giveaways.  You can be sure that every blog post and its contents contained within this blog are Kristina's personal opinions and opinions of her family.

You can find Kristina on her many social media channels including:

Instagram:   http://instagram.com/swankmama
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/swankmama
Twitter:       https://twitter.com/SwankMama
Pinterest:     http://pinterest.com/swankmama/

{Note From Kristina}

This blog will continue to be an ongoing diary to my kids, but I am willing to share it to help promote products that are of interest to myself, my family and my readers.  If you are interested in working or advertising with SwankMama, please do not hesitate to contact me for further details and pricing information.

{Special Consideration}

Top 25 Canadian Mom Blog via Circle of Moms by PopSugar - 2013
Top 30 Vancouver Mom Blogger by Vancouvermom.ca - 2012
Best Mommy Blog Parenting Award by B is for Baby - 2012


#KinderMom Ambassador - 2013
Sears The Baby's Room Ambassador #SearsBabysRoom - 2013
Glam:  2013 Top 30 Vancouver Mom Blogger Celebration Ambassador via VancouverMom.ca - 2013
Modern Mama Contributor - 2013
Mama Blogs Panelist via Modern Mama - 2012


Media Sponsor for Modern Mama's Baby Bump Brunch and Hottest Tots Event - November 2013
Vancouver Travel Insider for Trekaroo Canada's Press Release - May 2013
Media Sponsor for Modern Mama North Burnaby's Launch Party - April 2013


Modern Mama Contributing Writer - June 2013
2013 Top 30 Vancouver Mom Blogger Ambassador, VancouverMom.ca - May 2013
Mommy Monday Interview with Pink Pearl PR - May 2013
Modern Mama North Burnaby's Launch Party {Media Sponsor} - April 2013
"Mama Blogs" presented by Modern Mama, panelist - September 2012
Modern Mama - August 2012
Sweet Dreams & Flying Machines - June 2012
"Top 30 Vancouver Mom Blogger of 2012", VancouverMom.ca - May 2012
Sephora "Beauty Basics" Event presented by Modern Mama - February 2012
Baby Bahoonie blog - July 2011
"Don't Be Afraid to Ask For Help", HappyCrawlers blog - June 2011

{Guest Posts}

Top 5 Baby Friendly Birthday Party Venues in Greater Vancouver {Modern Mama} - June 2013
5 New Mom Secrets {Modern Mama} - June 2013
Potty Training:  Should We Go Cold Turkey? {Baby Center} - February 2012


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