Hilary Feldstein Ratner

Hilary Feldstein Ratner
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Follow me on Instagram @EcoFriendlyMama, Twitter @EcoFriendlyMa, and Pinterest @EcoFriendlyMama! 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 board member, and unabashed Disney nut. I can also be found writing about green parenting and eco-conscious living on my personal website, https://ecofriendlymama.com.
OC Moms Guide - March 2022

OC Moms Guide – March 2024

These torrential rains we've been having here may have kept you and everyone else indoors last month. But hopefully we'll have dry sunny days ahead this March, and the wildlife of Orange County will...
OC Moms Guide - February 2023

OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events February 2024

February? Don't you mean Fun-ruary? Ok, ok, that is an awful pun and I am incredibly sorry for subjecting to that. But the point here is, this month is jam-packed with important and exciting...
OC Moms Guide - January 2023

OC Moms Guide – January 2024

Well I don't know about you, but I don't plan to have a lot of plans this January other than recovering from the December holidays and trying to pack away all my decorations before...
OC Moms Guide - Orange County Events December 2022

OC Moms Guide – December 2023

'Tis the season...to get in the holiday spirit! Whatever you choose to celebrate this month, there are SO many fantastic, family-friendly, and (in some cases) totally free Orange County events December has to offer....
disneyland orange county

December Holiday Season At The Disneyland Resort

This year's December holidays at the Disneyland Resort celebration runs from November 10, 2023 through January 7, 2024 and include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas/Navidad, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and Three Kings Day. There is snow much fun...
Hanukkah

Hanukkah Family-Friendly Fun In Orange County

There's no shortage of super fun Christmas-related events in Orange County this holiday season. But finding Hanukkah-related family-friendly events can be a bit more challenging. (I wrote this post about this challenge in general...
OC Moms Guide - Orange County Events November 2023

OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events November 2023

I see you there mama, ready to tear down the Halloween decorations as soon as the clock strikes midnight on November 1st, and itching to put up your Christmas lights. Not so fast! We...
DIY No Sew Princess Leia costume

DIY No Sew Easy Princess Leia Costume (Eco-Friendly and Cheap Too!)

Let me start by saying that I am no DIY jedi. The Force is definitely not with me when it comes to crafting. I can sew, but I can't sew, ya know? Yet when...
OC Moms Guide - Orange County Events October 2023

OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events October 2023

Well, we've survived the summer and it is now officially Fall! Though the temperature is still stuck in summertime, there are still some awesome fall-themed cultural events happening in the OC this October. From...
OC Moms Guide - Orange County Events September 2023

OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events September 2023

Those long hot days of summer may be behind us. But there’s still many equally hot though perhaps not as long days of fall ahead of us here in Orange County. For us here...
Orange County events July 2023

OC Moms Guide – July 2023

Wondering what kind of fun and family-friendly Orange County events July 2023 has to offer? Here's our top picks for fun activities in our area plus fireworks viewings and July 4th celebrations!   Sawdust Arts &...

What You Need To Know About Juneteenth

Have you heard of Juneteenth? I will admit that I didn't know about it until sometime within the last several years when a friend mentioned to me how it was part of her family...
5 Important Things To Do When Your Water Is Shut Off

5 Important Things To Do When Your Water Is Shut Off

When you get a note about your water being turned off because of construction or road work, it is never ideal. It is always great to have a heads up to prep though! I...
OC Moms Guide - April 2023

OC Moms Guide – April 2023

April is blooming with a bounty of fun family-friendly activities, including celebrations for Easter, STEM month, Ramadan, Cherry Blossom Festival, and Earth Day. Here are our top picks for the most interesting Orange County...