Hi there! I’m Maryea (pronounced like MAH-RYE-UH), the person behind Happy Healthy Mama, and I’m so glad you’re here.
I am a wife to Tim and mom to two children, Meghan and Luke. I’ve been sharing healthy living inspiration online for 10 years now–I’m glad you found this space! Let me tell you a little bit about me and how I got here.
I’m passionate about keeping my family healthy through nutritious, real food, and reducing their exposure to environmental toxins. While the main focus of my blog is healthy recipes and nutrition, you will also find posts about fitness, parenting, motherhood, and natural living.
My journey to healthier, natural living started over 12 years ago when my mom was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic cancer. During the course of her treatment, which included two surgeries, chemotherapy, and whole brain radiation, I focused on learning as much as I could about the relationship between nutrition and disease.
I learned so much about how nutrition and lifestyle choices can be even more powerful than genetics. We may not be able to control the genes we are born with, but we can control what we put in our bodies everyday. Since then, my mission has been to lay the foundation for a disease-free life for me and my family.
While eating a healthy diet is important to me, I am also cognizant of the importance of balance, moderation, and never demonizing food. It’s been a journey learning how to balance it all. Is every recipe on my site 100% healthy? No. I love food, I love eating delicious food, and know that eating small amounts of foods that are considered more processed or sugary can fit into most people’s healthy lifestyle.
Thanks for joining me on my journey to living the healthiest, happiest life I can. I love sharing the journey with my readers as I navigate through life as a wife and mother, learning as I go and embracing God’s love each day.
If you are new to Happy Healthy Mama, here’s a sample of what you can find here:
I am also the author of two cookbooks that focus on the anti-inflammatory diet. Find them below!
This is my life and recipes as a happy, healthy mama. Welcome!
Please note that links to products throughout Happy Healthy Mama may be affiliate links and if you choose to buy the products through my links, I will receive payment. Thank you for supporting my website and helping me keep my mission alive!