Hello! My name is Angela van Tijn, and I am a Canadian mom (originally from Colombia), living in Vancouver, BC, Canada with my wonderful husband and happy little boys. I am the creator and writer behind One Smiley Monkey. I am passionate about writing, photography, hiking, traveling and spending time outdoors with my family.


Since becoming a mother, I have been inundated with choices in everything from feeding techniques, baby products, types of diapers to use/buy and many more. Every parent wants to make the best choices for their child, but it can be confusing and daunting. With so many products available I have tried to do extensive research (with hands-on testing) to find the best solutions to the everyday challenges and needs of a new family.

I hope the information on this website, including product features, recipes, travel tips and more are useful to you and save you the precious time and resources most parents have. I encourage you to share your own comments and experiences with everything I post.

Thank you for visiting!

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