About Entertaining Family

Entertaining Family is for women and men who are looking for creative ways to spend time with family and friends, share gratitude, and savor the simple pleasures in life. This blog is all about creating meaningful family traditions that fit a modern lifestyle.

About Mara

My career has been devoted to advocating on behalf of children and families. For the past 15 years, I have served high-impact nonprofit organizations that help young people and parents discover their greatest potential. This work has fueled my passion to document strategies that allow families to connect in meaningful ways. I’ve created Entertaining Family to share these ideas with you.

Before launching my career, I studied Renaissance and Baroque art while living abroad in Italy. Later, I earned my Master’s Degree in Art History. I am an aesthetics enthusiast who loves color, texture, pattern and light – you will see it play out in almost every post regardless of the topic. For me, life is about finding the beauty and joy in daily living. It is making art out of the ordinary and cultivating a creative life.

I live in the Riviera of the Midwest (Milwaukee), in a 120-year-old home that I share with my husband, daughter, and fluff ball cat.



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