Hello! My name is Angela van Tijn. I am a Canadian mom (originally from Bogota, Colombia), living in Vancouver, BC, Canada, with my wonderful husband, our happy little boys and our adorable Goldendoodle puppy girl.

I am the creator and writer behind One Smiley Monkey. I am passionate about writing, photography, hiking, travelling, exercising, and spending time outdoors with my family.

Angela van Tijn

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 family, 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 a new family’s everyday challenges and needs.

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

Thank you for visiting!

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