Meet the Team

We are sisters and best friends who are passionate about motherhood! 

As the only two children in our family growing up, it’s been a learning experience trying to juggle six children when we all get together.  But there is no one else in the world that we’d rather run the motherhood race with than each other.  One thing that we’ve learned from being best friends and mothers is that it is 100% possible to love and support each other even when we choose to parent differently.  

    • One of us had terrible pregnancies and the other glowed for 9 months straight.
    • One of us exclusively breastfed and the other used formula.
    • One of us sleep trained and the other co-sleeps.
    • One of us has a messy home and the other is a neat freak.

Motherhood comes in so many forms and it’s our differences that make us great.  Our mission is to help spread the message that motherhood isn’t a competition and there isn’t one perfect way to do it.  So, no matter how you mother – we’ve got your back!


Vanessa Rapisarda | Owner/Blogger

Vanessa is a stay-at-home mother to three children, ages 11, 9 and 6.  She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband, Richard.  After suffering from postpartum depression following the birth of her second child in 2012, Vanessa felt a strong calling to raise awareness about maternal mental health.  She began Running in Triangles in January 2017 to provide a safe platform for mothers to share their postpartum depression stories.  With a passion for writing and researching, Vanessa has made it her mission to make information about maternal mental health and self care available to moms.

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In addition to writing for Running in Triangles, more of Vanessa’s work can be found here:

6 Warning Signs It’s More Than The Baby BluesScary Mommy

Don’t Ask a New Mom How She’s Feeling – Do This InsteadScary Mommy

9 Reasons Moms Don’t Speak Up About Postpartum DepressionScary Mommy

Prenatal Depression: A Tale of an Unhappy PregnancyMummy Its Ok

Surviving Prenatal and Postpartum Depression: Vanessa’s Story – An interview by Muddy Boots and Diamonds

10 Ways to Be a Good Mom with Postpartum Depression All Women’s Talk

My Parenting Journey: An Interview with Vanessa R – Mamazou

The Postpartum Perspectives Podcast – Vanessa’s Story – An interview by Laura Bauder 


Jess Sankar | Marketing/Content Creation

Jess is a stay-at-home mother to three daughters, ages 7, 4 and 1.  She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband, Jason.  Jess has a degree in marketing plus over 10 years experience working in the retail fashion industry.  She has always had an eye for fashion and beauty and spotting the latest trends.  As a busy mom of three, Jess understands the importance of self care for maintaining our mental health and sanity.  She currently manages the Running in Triangles Instagram page, which is dedicated to promoting self care for moms.  Jess also has an interest in amateur photography, and creates original content for the Running in Triangles blog and social media.

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