If it's in Mar Vista, it's on Mar Vista Mom.



headshot sja blue shirtI’ve lived in Mar Vista for 20 years with my husband and two sons. I love my neighborhood and started this blog to write about all the things that are going on here.

I am a member of the Mar Vista Community Council Board of Directors because I love this community so much, and I’d love for you to get involved, too. Please check out MarVista.org for more info about what we do.

Once upon a time, I used to work on TV shows and movies, which is what brought me to Los Angeles in 1990. I still love TV and movies, but now I just watch. When I have the time…

I co-Founded MomsLA.com, which is the go-to site for Los Angeles parents looking for info on Summer Camps, Birthday Party Ideas, and Things To Do with Kids. I hope you’ll check it out!

I also co-Founded the Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce, because I believe that a prosperous business community supports a better way of life for the entire community. Although we only launched in 2014, we were honored to have received one of the very first Great Streets Challenge Grants last year from the City of Los Angeles for Make It Mar Vista, which takes place each year on Small Business Saturday.

In terms of disclosure – if I have been compensated to post something on Mar Vista Mom, you will know it. That content will be clearly marked as sponsored. Which means if you don’t see anything saying it’s Sponsored Content, then it’s not.

My basic policy is that I publish content about free events, public schools and public school fundraisers for free. If you charge a fee for what you’re asking me to promote, then I do, too.

I love to hear from my readers, so please feel free to email me at Sarah @ MarVistaMom.com. Thanks for reading!

~ Sarah Auerswald

6 thoughts on “About”

  • Hello,

    I live in Davis CA and I am wondering if you can give me some advice about finding a decent apartment in Mar Vista. I have 3 elementary age children and one of them has mild autism. I love what I saw on the Oprah show of the neighborhood, I am from Berkeley and it looked just as diverse. We would have to rent for awhile.

    Thank You,

    Natalie.jordan@comcast.net 916 202 6094 530 753 1415

  • Hi – I’m a new mom in Mar Vista and I need to return to work in 5 weeks. I”m wondering if you can recommend any childcare in the area?
    thanks so much.

  • Hi Jennifer…my name is Jennifer as well. I provide childcare in the mar vista area since 1999. If you would like to meet me and learn about my program please contact me via email.

  • We loved eating at Peppy’s Galley and just found a couple of their cooks and wait staff are now at Coppelia’s, at 10825 Venice Blvd., WLA. Same good food and similar menu for breakfast and lunch. Can you pass the word around. I know so many people miss Peppy’s and they’d be glad to try Coppelias for the same great food.
    thank you.

  • Hi Marivista mom – I too am a mom that lives in Marivista. We had a toddler and are always looking for things to do in the neighborhood. I came across your website because I was looking for things to do on Halloween with Kids. I saw your post about last years Halloween carnival at the Marivista park. Do you know if that is happening again this year? Thank you and thank you for putting together this website. I will add myself to your mailing list . Zeina

  • Hi Marvista Mom:

    i live in Mar Vista area too and looking for good learning center for kids on Math or reading. Any suggestions?

    Thank you. Jane

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