Michelle lives in downtown Vancouver and has a nine month old baby boy (her baby Duck). The ultimate bargain hunter, she was frustrated with the discrepancy between US and Canadian prices so she started Baby Duck Club, a weekly deal site targeted at Canadian moms (www.babyduckclub.com).
In her spare time (ha,ha), she loves swimming, yoga and walking around the seawall soy chai tea latte in hand!
Connect with Baby Duck Club on Facebook for weekly product giveaways and the latest deal information!
What characteristics define the Vancouver Housewife?
Although I don’t really like the term housewife (stay at home parents deserve a more powerful word), I think Vancouver moms are an interesting blend of health-conscious and decadent (farmer-market, kale chip making, organic eating vs. cupcake girls and grilled-cheese-food-truck loving) and want amazing quality at great value (local brands, sustainable organic fabrics, bargain hunting, driving to America to shop and emailing 20 mommy friends about the best deals).
Are you a good representation of a Vancouver Housewife?
Yes, I too want it all! I want my power muffin to be healthy and I want the best products at awesome prices. That is why I started babyduckclub.com, a Canadian online baby deal website, I was tired of having to pay exorbitant shipping prices to get cool baby gear from US deal sites and I no longer had the time or energy to drive down to the states.
Do you feel that living in Vancouver in some way defines who you are? Please explain.
The city’s beauty, as well as its focus on health and work life balance has definitely influenced the decisions I have made. I love living steps away from the seawall and downtown. Plus I happily lived in a 550 square foot apartment for more than six years with a 6’7” husband and a dog – what could be more Vancouver than that! We had to move out after my son hit five months as we just couldn’t make it work anymore.
Have you ever had cosmetic surgery, Botox, Restalyne injections, etc.? If so, please provide details. If you haven’t had any of the above procedures performed, would you consider it?
No but the idea of trying to look younger is very tempting and I think botox can work wonders on some people but I am also torn. I look at older movies and the starlets looked so natural and beautiful and their facial expressions were so expressive. Now sometimes I get scared by the frozen expressions on the silver screen.
Other than your children (if applicable), what is the accomplishment of which you are most proud?
Starting Baby Duck Club. I have always been entrepreneurial but it is scary to start something on your own. My long term goal is for Baby Duck Club to positively influence Canadian businesses and help other mompreneurs.
Has the desire for affluence/power/money been a motivator in the choices you’ve made for your life?
I want to be independent and have control over my life and have what I do make a difference. I want power only as a means to my own independence. I want money so I can be comfortable.
Tell us about your stuff. What do you like to buy, collect, etc.?
I love finding high-quality and interesting baby gear and outfits. I definitely buy more clothing for my son than myself these days!
Do you have “staff” in your home? (E.g. nanny, driver, chef, etc.)
Wouldn’t that be nice!
Do you belong to any clubs, teams, groups or social organizations?
I belong to the English Bay Masters Swim Club and I do yoga which makes me feel so much more balanced. I love that Vancouver has so many programs for moms with babies to meet one another; I have met a lot of local moms through the nurses’ parent and infant drop-in and library storytime programs.
Finish this sentence: “My life’s motto is ….”
Find your inner voice and follow it, and surround yourself with good people who support you.
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