Introducing the McDonald’s® All-Access Moms!
Selected as representatives of busy Canadian moms who eat on-the-go with their families and are curious to know how McDonald’s food is made and where it actually comes from, the three McDonald’s All-Access Moms will travel across the country armed with tough questions and a network of parents behind them looking forward to learning about their journey.
While not everyone can take part in the All-Access Trips – every Mom can be a part of the conversation. So check back to find out what the McDonald’s All-Access Moms are saying about the experience!
Meet the McDonald’s All-Access Moms
from Vancouver, BC
Learn more about Jill at UrbanMommies.com
Jill Amery is the mother of two monkeys / stormtroopers. No, actually they are boys aged 3 and 5 who really like to dress up in costumes. She is very lucky to have been married for 8 years to a loving and supportive husband who puts up with her dinner party chatter and shopping addiction. Living in Vancouver, she is less granola and more stiletto, but does ski and hike from time to time (Shhhh). Originally from Halifax, she studied at Queens University and the University of Toronto, and acted in the theatre for a few years before moving to the left coast. French food with complicated sauces are a passion, along with tap dancing and heirloom flowers. Seriously.
Jill acquired www.urbanmommies.com in 2006, and launched www.urbandaddies.com in 2009. Both online magazines encourage parents to be happy and fulfilled, with tips on cooking, travel and style. Since then Jill has been featured on CBC News, Breakfast Television and in Glow Magazine. She has also been interviewed by some of British Columbia’s top media outlets including the Vancouver Province and the Vancouver Sun. Follow Jill on Twitter (@urbanmommies) for updates.
from North Battleford, SK
Learn more about Tenille at feistyfrugalandfabulous.com
Tenille Lafontaine is a married mother of 3 children ages 7, 3, and 3 months! She is a stay at home mom - a “sentence” she started in 2004 and one she is hoping to be released from in 2016 when her youngest starts school (parole for good behaviour)!
Her blog, Feisty Frugal & Fabulous, was started in 2007 as a way for Tenille to share her knowledge of online deals, coupons and how to find the best prices on products. “Being frugal is not about being cheap”, she says. “Frugality is about finding the best value for your dollar while still maintaining your fabulous mommy style!”
Over the years the site has evolved to cover relevant parenting topics, travel, and lifestyle features. The site has a strong focus on product reviews on items for the entire family
Tenille is a Life Made Delicious Connector for General Mills Canada, a Disney Junior Canada Mom Blogger, a Constructive Playthings Mom, and a selected writer for the Baby Center Blog Network. She has been featured in Entrepreneurial Magazine (online media), CBS The Talk (television) and John Gormley Live (radio). Tenille is also active on Twitter (@FeistyFrugal) so follow her for live updates!
Tenille and her husband of 10 years, Kirk, have recently moved the family to North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She is originally from Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
from Toronto, ON
Learn more about Maureen at WeeWelcome.ca
Maureen Dennis is a busy Toronto mom on-the-go with three kids, ages 7, 5, and 2 with a fourth arriving this fall. After Maureen’s first baby arrived she was destined to start WeeWelcome.ca, giving new parents the tools to 'have a baby and a life'. After all, she loves to get out and try new things and travel just about anywhere with her groovy kids and fun loving hubby of 12 years. Originally from Vancouver, but raised in both Calgary and Oakville, Maureen has experienced all that Canada has to offer families and loves to share her insights and experiences with the parenting community!
Over the last seven years Maureen has worked hard to make Wee Welcome the national mom-powered organization it is today. She is especially proud of the incredible WeeWelcome team of Canadian moms on-the- go and the community of over 35,000 members they have built together.
Maureen has become an important mom influencer, not only through WeeWelcome.ca but also through social and broadcast media. Maureen is active on Twitter (@weewelcome), Facebook and YouTube and has appeared frequently on top Canadian TV shows as a parenting expert.
from Toronto, ON
Learn more about Karen at WeeWelcome.ca
Karen Bannister is a busy mom to two kids, ages 18 months and 3 years. She lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario with her family, including her kids, husband and a boisterous food-stealing Labrador Retriever. Shortly, after the birth of her first, Karen - with a background in Arts Management - became the editor of WeeWelcome.ca, a website founded by Maureen Dennis and dedicated to helping parents "have a baby and a life!" Karen tries to live this mantra everyday and having a life currently means being there for her kids while also working and attending school as a full time Graduate Student. Originally from Northern Ontario, but raised in Vancouver, Karen brings a diversity of experiences to her role as Editor of an amazing mom-powered organization - a community of over 35,000 members with an amazing mom influencer at its helm.
Karen is also a writer and her work has appeared in various publications both online and in print. She can be followed on Twitter (@kabannister).