Celebrating all the wonderful and different ways of raising children and creating a home, and trusting that we can always learn from each other.
My name is Marie and I am the mama to two beautiful children. My family and I live in Northern California, with our 3 birds. I love houseplants and I love to tend to the ever-growing vegetable garden in our backyard. I also love to take photographs and videos.
I grew up in the Philippines and come from a huge multi-cultural family. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the US, Europe, and Asia. I moved here a year after I got my Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences and Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University. After 7 years, I serendipitously met my husband, and we now have two amazing little ones who are my greatest teachers. Becoming a mother has changed my life for the better.
In my journey through motherhood and in my search for a community of women and support, I found Mothering Arts and took the Group Leader Training, and three years later, finally started my own mama and baby circle. I am a LifeWays Graduate, a Waldorf Early Childhood Education program that offers an innovative relationship-based vision for childcare. LifeWays and Mothering Arts has brought so much joy, love, and growth into my life, and I am forever grateful for them.
Through our mama and baby circle, my goal and my dream is to take care of pregnant mamas and mamas in their first year postpartum; to make them feel loved, cared for, and genuinely supported. Mamas who join us will create a strong bond with each other through this important and gentle time in their lives. The world needs more community, love, and support. Come and join us.