Welcome to Ma and Pa Modern.
I’m Greta, married to Aaron, and we’re Ma and Pa.
And this is our crew.
After trying for several years to maintain two separate blogs, each chronicling all the things I love , while also being a mother to my 4 children, home schooling them, spending time with my husband on occasion, exploring the world, working out, fighting the cobwebs that multiply in the corners of every room in my house, cooking home made meals, and sometimes, sleeping, I gave up on blogging.
But I’ve missed it.
So I decided to start again.
I’ve dreamt of this blog for years.
I imagined it being one place where all the different parts that make up this life of ours would come together.
I imagined it being a colorful, happy, thoughtful, inspiring, and real space.
It would be a life style blog.
Probably not like any other life style blog out there, but that didn’t matter to me.
It would be our life style.
And so, here it is.
Ma and Pa Modern–it’s all about enjoying this little life of ours.
It’s about living life as Ma and Pa to our 4 kids, and raising them smack dab in the middle of the original, southern California suburbia.
It’s about our love for mid century modern design, and vintage everything.
It’s about home schooling.
It’s about hiking new trails with 4 kids and lots of snacks.
It’s about color, and cuckoo clocks, and sharing my husband’s paintings.
It’s about building a life rich in adventure.
It’s making things from scratch: food, parties, and art.
It’s all times we pull over to take pictures of vintage signs, and the new places we discover on our once a month date night.
It’s about creativity, and fun.
It’s the good times, the hard times, and the growing times that make up our life together as parents, spouses, and human beings.
It’s about learning every day from all sorts of amazing, living books, and having the whole, wide world as our classroom.
It’s about loving my people the best that I know how and giving them the most beautiful life I know how.
Ma and Pa is about all the things I love, thrown together into one fun spot.
After all, my roles as a wife, mom, and teacher aren’t separated from my love of thrifting, Eames design, and exploring. I’m all wrapped up into one amazing package. Or something like that.
Chances are you’ll find something that you’ll be interested in.
If not, I’ll be here blogging anyway.
Because I have 4 kids and I don’t get much sleep, so if I don’t write this stuff down, I’m not going to remember any of it tomorrow.
I hope I’ll see you here again soon.
And if you like us, please do share us with your friends.
We’ll jump for joy if you do.
All the best,
Ma and Pa