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.
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...
5 Important Things To Do When Your Water Is Shut Off

5 Important Things To Do When Your Water Is Shut Off

Recently, we received a flyer at our door from the city letting us know that they would be working on our street this week. As a result, our water is shut off today from...
Edible slipper at Cinderella Themed Afternoon Tea at Disneyland Hotel

Everything You Need To Know About Afternoon Tea At The Disneyland Hotel

I was inspired to write this post after Afternoon Tea at the Disneyland Hotel by a fellow Disney blogger, Jennifer Young at WDW Fan Zone, who wrote this post about her last trip to...
A touch of disney

Everything You Need To Know About The New Disneyland Resort Experience: “A Touch Of...

It's been a loooooong year for everyone, ever since the world shut down due to the COVID pandemic almost 12 months ago now. For those of us who live, breathe, and love everything about...
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 even wrote this post about it with some ideas...
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December Holiday Season At The Disneyland Resort

This year the festivities at Disneyland won't be happening, but you can still scroll below to see what you can look forward to in 2021!! Head back to our entire Holiday Guide here! Our Guide to...
Ways To Support Former Disney Cast Members After The Layoff

Ways To Support Former Disney Cast Members After The Layoff

If you're as big a Disney fan as I am, you've probably heard that Disney recently had to lay off 28,000 employees from its theme parks division, including the Disneyland Resort here in Orange...
Everything you need to know about Juneteenth

Everything 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 few years when a friend mentioned to me how it was part of her family...
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What Does It Mean To Say All Lives Matter?

There's been a lot of discussion about race recently due to recent events in Minneapolis and New York and the ensuing protests. And while on one side there's been a significant outcry of support...

A Day In The Life Of: Eco Friendly Mama

This post is the first in a weeklong series we're doing here to document a typical day in the life of local moms during the COVID-19 pandemic and under California's stay-at-home orders. The following...
post-quarantine resolutions

Our Top Post-Quarantine Resolutions For Life In The “New Normal”

As I write this, I've been social distancing at home for almost exactly two months. That's 8 weeks. Or 61 days. Not that I'm counting or anything. But as it looks like there's a...
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5 Easy Ways To Do Earth Day With Kids At Home

We are in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, and if you're the parent of a school-age child, you've probably got your hands full juggling their remote learning assignments with your own work responsibilities....
20+ Ideas For Spring Break At Home With Kids

20+ Ideas For Spring Break At Home With Kids

Usually, I write a post every month featuring about a dozen of the most interesting family-friendly events happening around Orange County. Since we're under quarantine right now with no end in sight and only...
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OC Moms Guide – March 2020

Snap! Just like that, winter is winding down and spring is around the corner. The weather is warming up (oh boy is it ever) and so it's now time to gear up for all...

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