Hi, there! I’m Robin, founder of CaliGirl Cooking and lover of beach time, fine wine and spending QT with my little family. I started this blog as a way to share my favorite recipes and my love for cooking with those close to me. Now, years later, it’s turned into my passion, my livelihood and a resource for other busy moms like me!
Things I hate:
- Doing dishes
- Time-suckers (okay, I guess this technically ties into #1)
So, if you dislike any one of these things, I’m glad you’re here. If you love all of these things, you may want to head somewhere else because you will not find info on any of them here!
To be honest, I didn’t always have it altogether (to be really honest, I still don’t have it all together), but I like to think I’ve learned a little bit here and there over the past few years of being a food blogger, entrepreneur and, now, mom.
It took me a long time to get to where I am today in my healthy, balanced relationship with food, and my one wish for other moms (and their kiddos) is that I can speed up that process for them. That’s why I love sharing all of the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way here with you.
When I first became a mom, my life was – in a word – “shook”. I had thought I knew what to expect, but man was I wrong. Becoming a parent is a HUGE life change, and I believe something that no book or course or website or family member or friend can ever prepare you for. It’s just something you figure out as you go.
It took me almost an entire year after my daughter was born to feel back to myself again, to feel like I had at least somewhat mastered the art of keeping another human alive while not forgetting about myself. But man, is it HARD. I know it, I’ve been through it.
Busy moms, if you constantly feel overwhelmed, out of sorts and like there are not enough hours in the day, I feel you! And I’m here for you. If I can help take even just some of the load off your shoulders, my day is made.
My life as a food blogger and entrepreneur has changed drastically since I became a mom. As someone who once loved creating intricate and sometimes time-consuming recipes, I now pride myself on recipes that are quick, easy, healthy and involve the least amount of dishes possible.
I also love sharing about our experience with baby-led weaning and raising our little one to have an adventurous, positive relationship with food. We’re so proud of our daughter in many ways, but perhaps most proud of her eagerness to try new things. We’ve learned so much in our parenting journey so far, and I love sharing all of that knowledge with you.
My hope for CaliGirl Cooking is to encourage all busy moms to get in the kitchen and whip up healthy, minimally processed foods, even when you’re short on time. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy sharing it with you. I love connecting with all of you so please be sure to drop a line and say hello! XO