About Us

Hello! My name is Karen.

I am the creator behind Mamma Bear Says. Mamma Bear Says is a parenting and lifestyle brand all about family, DIY projects, and all the life tips & stories we can share as a family of 6. I want to welcome you to our very own space on the web. My husband, Marcos, and I have four kids; our twins Lincoln & Lucas, and our daughter’s Lia and Zoey.

I started Mamma Bear Says in 2017, after Lia was born, as a way to connect with others and let my creative side out. Mamma Bear Says has helped me grow in ways I could never imagine. I never saw myself being an entrepreneur. Once upon a time, my dream was to become an attorney. However, after becoming a mother for the second time my goals changed. You see, I became a single mom to Zoey at the age of 20. I juggled being a full-time student, a mother, and often worked multiple jobs in hopes to provide a better future for her. The birth of Lia changed it all. I was no longer alone, I had a supportive partner who would help me make whatever dreams I had come true.

One night I half-joking told my husband “What if I didn’t go back to work” and to my surprise was met with an enthusiastic man who ventured out seeking ways I could “Be My Own Boss”.

While at work one day he called me and said “You should start a blog”. I had no idea how to start, but I knew that I found myself constantly sharing my motherhood journey with other moms in online groups. I was already a blogger in a sense. It took a lot of me to open up and begin sharing. There was so much that I had to learn to do but the best thing I ever did was take that leap.

My Life Now
I am now the mother of 4 and a proud twin mom. I use my space here and daily on Instagram to share bits and pieces of my life; the good, the bad, the ugly, the transforming. Through writing and photography I have found an expressive outlet that just heals my soul so much. After my twins were born I struggled heavily with anxiety, and looking back now- it was a true blessing in disguise.

It is because of that anxiety that I was forced to slow down and reflect on my life and the person I wanted to truly be. When we become mothers, it is not uncommon to feel like we lose a part of our identity-I know I had. It took my whole world being flipped upside down and my mental health crumbling for me to do the work and become okay being uncomfortable.

I stopped putting on faces and I began to share. A whole new level of truth and rawness came about and I became truly unapologetic. I began to make myself a priority and dive into the things that I loved to do. I took up meditation, journaling, exercising consistently, picked up crafting again, and invested in myself. My life became about seeking joy in life in the midst of the chaos, whether that be by enjoying some Disney magic in our lives or crafting with my kids.

I am living the dream I never knew I have. I get to connect with so many mothers, share my life, and work with some great brands to share products and services I hope will help your life in some way.

Raise Them Kind
If there is one thing I pride myself in- it’s being real. It’s something I really hope you can take away when you follow our life. Part of being real is sharing difficulties in life because being a parent is HARD! But! I want you to remember that you are important and the role you have as a parent (or future parent) is the most important thing will ever do. You have in your hands the power to change the world. Every action you take and every word you speak can shape the generations to come, so choose them wisely. Join me in raising kind humans.