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 - Orange County Events MAY 2022

OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events May 2022

It's the month of May and you know what that means! Well...actually here in Orange County, May 2022 means a lot of different things. There's Cinco de Mayo, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Mother's...
OC Moms Guide - April 2022

OC Moms Guide – April 2022

April is blooming with a bounty of fun family-friendly activities, including celebrations for Easter, STEM month, Ramadan, and Earth Day. Here are our top picks for the most interesting Orange County events April 2022...
OC Moms Guide - March 2022

OC Moms Guide – March 2022

The Omicron wave is starting to subside finally, and the wildlife of Orange County are beginning to poke their heads out of their caves, rabbit warrens, and cozy homes to see what fun can...
OC Moms Guide - December 2021

OC Moms Guide – December 2021

'Tis the season...to get in the holiday spirit! Whatever you choose to celebrate this month, there are SO many fantastic, family-friendly, COVID-conscious, and (in some cases) free Orange County events December has to offer....
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, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing. (I wrote...
OC Moms Guide - Orange County Events November 2021

OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events November 2021

I see you there mama, tearing down the Halloween decorations now that it's officially November, and itching to put up your Christmas lights. Not so fast! We still have a whole month of fall...
disneyland orange county

December Holiday Season At The Disneyland Resort

Our Guide to the December Holiday Season at the Disneyland Resort is sponsored by Pediatric Smiles of Orange, Dr. Joanne Suarez Martinez. I have the privilege of providing dental care to children of all ages...
Joanne Martinez

In Memory Of Joanne Martinez

Last month, one of our contributors, Joanne Martinez, tragically passed away from COVID-19. Joanne was a light, both to us here at OC Mom Collective and to her friends, family, and all that knew...
OC Moms Guide - Orange County Events October 2021

OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events October 2021

Well, we've survived the summer and it is now officially Fall! Though the pandemic is still ongoing, there are still some fun and safe events happening in the OC this October. From Halloween fun...
Orange County Events September

OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events September 2021

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...
OC Moms Guide - August 2021

OC Moms Guide – August 2021

It's been a long hot summer already, and there's still one more month of it to go. How? Why? Ugh. Well, if you're looking for general ideas of what to do with your kids...
OC Moms Guide - July 2021

OC Moms Guide – July 2021

With OC families enjoying the summer perhaps a bit more freely than we did last summer due to the COVID pandemic, you may be curious to know what kinds of safe, fun, and family-friendly...
OC Moms Guide - June 2021

OC Moms Guide – June 2021

Hey everyone! We had put a pause on writing our monthly Orange County events posts when the pandemic first started way back in March 2020. But now, 14 months later, there is light at...
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...