My name is Angela Ribeiro and I am a wife, mother, stepmother, and SAHM living in Los Angeles. I have two wonderful little boys, an exceptional stepdaughter, and the most amazing husband (Alfonso) who works as an actor/host/director. I write mostly about all-things-toddlers, parenting two highly energetic boys, my favorite toddler and child products, family travel, and the works of a blended family.
Born and raised in the Midwest, I grew up on a cattle and hog farm in rural Iowa. Much of my childhood revolved around sports. I was super-active with basketball, volleyball, softball, track, gymnastics and springboard diving. I earned a springboard diving scholarship to Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where I graduated with a BA in Communication Studies. Soon after graduation, I moved to LA where I was offered stunt work opportunities that utilized my background as a diver and gymnast. Even though I had initially planned to stay in LA for only a few years before enrolling in grad school, I have now been here in La La Land for 14 years. I’ve worked as a screenwriter’s assistant, diving coach, and private jet flight attendant. I’ve had the pleasure of traveling the world involving over 85 countries. My passions are traveling, cooking, DIY projects, playing golf, working out, and spending quality time with my family.
Motherhood has certainly been one of God’s greatest gifts in my life, as well as my favorite adventure. I’ve always held a great deal of reverence and respect for mothers, but since becoming a mom myself, my level of respect has increased by leaps and bounds. I am beyond grateful that I am able to be a SAHM for our children, and I have been loving every second of this magnificent ride in which I am learning as I go. It is truly the most demanding, challenging yet rewarding job that I am lucky enough to experience.