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Hi my name is Mari(Ma-Ree)

“Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize Our own”~unknown 

This is what I live by, Showing value to others and expecting nothing less in return. 

Hi, my name is Mari and when I started Living in Mommywood back in August 2013, I’d hoped to share a laid back approach to all things parenting related. As the blog developed, little did I know that my heartaches would steer me into broadening my writing to empower, motivate and inspire all individuals, parents or not. 

My losses and past poor communication skills fueled my desire to be open and authentic with my journey, in healing myself, perhaps heal another. My story is not that different from many I have come to find out. We all have dysfunctional connections but usually they are pretty manageable. 

My Blog is dedicated to doing just that. Finding ways to create our Best lives through Mindful living and Stress-free practices. Cultivating an authentic life through elimination of clutter both in the mind and our surroundings. Solutions, every problem has one and here you will find support, hope, tips, and tools all shared with plenty of love with the intent to empower, motivate and inspire you to achieve your goals and Create your best life. Laugh Love Live; that is my mantra.

I have a beautiful 23 year old daughter named Erica who recently graduated from college and the tools I write about I have used to create a trusting, loving, and respectful relationship with her till this day. Communication means everything to us and our connection. 

I currently work in Real Estate and that has afforded me the flexibility to be a true present parent. Not missing any special school or life events by working long hours but my passions are vast. I love reading and writing. I'm a Photographer and I practice Yoga and Meditation. Laughter is a huge part of my life. Nothing is that serious. We may lose, we give ourselves time to mourn but then we must move forward.



I am not a professional, I hold no degrees.

This Blog expresses and provides the tools, methods and other information on Parenting and Lifestyle issues that have worked for me. The different venues I have used to go about parenting and implementing self care as smoothly as I have been able to for over 20 years Tweak to best suit your needs.

Let's have fun, learn, share and grow together, enjoy!