Photo by Emily D Photography.

I am pretty much in love with this week’s Mom in T.O. Cybèle Young. Let me count the ways: She is insanely creative (she exhibits her artwork around the world), super successful (she’s written and illustrated eight children’s books) and so incredibly down-to-earth.

The west end mom-of-two is a born-and-raised Torontonian. Her insights on raising two children ten years a part in age are inspiring. And for those of us with little ones in TOw, her mom reality is a must-read on what we have to look forward to. Her story on

PS – if you haven’t already discovered her books, you must find them at your local bookstore. My seven-year-old can’t get enough of The Queen’s Shadow (Kids Can Press, 2015.)