Where it all began….
The Children’s Directory was started in March 2007 by two moms who saw a void in the marketplace. After countless hours searching the internet for play groups and activities to participate in with their newborns and preschoolers they realized that there wasn’t any one place that a parent or caregiver could go to see what was happening in their neighborhood. The Children’s Directory was born and quickly grew to become a trusted source of local events, shops and services available to parents and caregivers in the Lower Mainland.
In 2009 one of the founding mamas left the company to have her third child and Jennifer Erickson became the go to source for all Children’s Directory readers and partners. As both the Publisher and the Managing Director Jennifer has changed the look and format of the Children’s Directory to include a highly visible blog and social media presence.
Since it’s inception the Children’s Directory has evolved from a seasonal print publication to a strictly on-line resource loaded with information on local events, local resources and businesses and some pretty fantastic parenting resources, because we know it takes a village to raise fantastic humans.
Fast forward to 2017…
The Children’s Directory has gone through loads of changes over the years evolving from a hyper-local print publication focused solely on family events and local businesses to the fully digital parenting and lifestyle blog-azine that we are today.
While our format has undergone many facelifts and our content has grown to include family travel, parenting advice from our experts and some glimpses into our lives behind the scenes, our focus remains basically unchanged, we are still committed to supporting local businesses and events.
Our recent addition…
“It’s a lot of fun having a business that you can include your kids in and this little venture that started when my baby was barely a year old has grown up with him and now he is very much involved in the day to day operations. He has taken on photography duties, learned social media management and puts his creative you tubing skills to good use while also sharing his unique voice on the blog to draw attention to things that are important to him and his circle of friends.”
Publisher & Managing Director
We love adventure and spend our spare time seeking out new places to explore from family vacations around the globe to local road trips and outings to satisfy our weekend warrior tendencies, you can expect to see a lot more of our travels being shared in 2018 and there will likely be a lot more from the boy.
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