About the team

Welcome to our blog! Toronto New Mom Blog is all about being a new mom in Canada. From all the things you can do- to all the things you should know as a new parent.

We are local new moms from Toronto and the GTA (Great Toronto Area). We write about motherhood, parenting, family life, career and relationships.

Meet the team of moms behind the blog

Diel Gerber, Founder and Editor 

Diel Gerber, Founder and Editor

Diel lives in North York with her family. She is a mom of two girls, and a full time professional Digital Marketer.
She moved to Toronto in 2013 and loves to share her experiences as a new mom as she lives and explores Toronto.

Diel established Toronto’s New Mom blog in 2015. She decided to put all the information she collected during her maternity leave online so other new moms can find the information they need quickly and easily.


Gillian Judkins, Blogger

Gillian Judkins, Blogger

Gillian and her family live in the West end of Toronto where she has lived for over twenty years. Having worked in healthcare and regulatory roles for most of her career she decided to try her hand at blogging about her experiences as a mom of three (two boys and a girl). Gillian’s parenting style would be described as a cross between attachment parenting and military boot camp, depending on her mood.  With three kids, anything goes! 

 Be sure to follow Gillian on Instagram and Facebook page 


Yulia Urukova Martins, Blogger

 Yulia Urukova Martins, Blogger

Yulia and her family live downtown Toronto where she moved from Scarborough just before her daughter was born. She is a process improvement professional and recovering “super-achiever”, so she took on her mat leave as an “implementation” project to find balance and flow. Yulia wants to share her experience of finding and applying the best ideas to set in order every area of life that has been affected since she became a mom- productivity, mindset, mental health, relationships, self-care,  and everything in between. 

You can find more about Yulia in her Website, Linkedin or Instagram account


Shannon Sebert, Blogger

Shannon Sebert, Blogger

Shannon is a single mom in her early thirties, living in the West end of Toronto. Living an alternative lifestyle, she spends her days with her daughter Bettie, and works nights at a popular sex club downtown. Always one to gravitate to positive energy and colour, she’s an advocate for self-love, body positivity and an authentic life, whatever that may be, to whoever is living it.

With a love for sharing her life with the world, Shannon started blogging after she became a mom. She started off sharing the standard mom stuff, but is so excited to switch gears and share pieces of information and her advice about navigating an alternative parenting lifestyle.  
You can find more about Shannon on her website.


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