Owner & Founder
A native of Iowa, Maria moved to Los Angeles ten years ago. It’s there that she met and married her husband, Brian. Then, life happened and they moved to Anaheim Hills. Maria is a stay at home mama to her step-daughter Hayley (15), her little rascal of a boy Luca (3), and her happy bouncing baby boy Beckham (8months). When she isn’t doing all things “mom” Maria enjoys reading, writing, baking, eating, LAUGHING, and volunteering with her non-profit. She also loves all things fantasy and would gladly move to the Shire or Hogwarts if given the choice.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
– J.R.R. Tolkien
Events & Sponsorship Coordinator
I am Viv, stay at home mom (mummy) to Edison who is 4 and Arlo who is 3. I am married to my best friend and university sweetheart Steve. In October 2014 we moved 5321 miles from our beautiful Victorian home in Sheffield, England to Anaheim Hills and are loving the wild adventure this move has turned our life into. I am so very grateful that this move has given me the opportunity to quit my kinder teacher role to stay home with my crazy whirlwinds and enjoy the adventures of modern motherhood. I am a make up and skincare junkie who loves farmers markets with my little foodies, antique shops, restoring antique finds, reading, baking, eating out, and trying not to spend everything we have in Target! Oh and chips. I LOVE chips (crisps for any Brits reading this). All the chips.
Hilary Feldstein Ratner
Follow me on Twitter @LuckyLoveglobe! Though I was born and raised in New York City, I’ve lived in SoCal for over ten years now and am proud to call this beautiful and diverse place my home. My husband and I have a son and baby daughter (whom I was 9 months pregnant with when this photo was taken!). Prior to becoming a mommy I spent several years in feature film publicity and acquisitions for Miramax and later as the Creative Executive for Hilary Swank Productions before seguing to the music industry where I did Online Communications for the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. In my ample pre-parenthood free time, I also freelanced as a script analyst and screenwriter. I am fortunate now to be able to devote all my time to my family, but I still love to write so am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this blog! I am a foodie, avid traveler, environmentalist, preschool parent volunteer, and unabashed Disney nut.