about me

Hello, my name is Denise and I live in Riverside, California.

Why the name "Pearmama"? My husband told me I was shaped like a pear and the name just stuck. I am a wife, married for sixteen years. We're both artists and we freelance (i.e sometimes live on bread and water).

I am a mother to six children and their ages range from 16, 15, 13, 11, 9, and 8. I made it through six pregnancies, labors, four homebirths and extended breastfeeding and I'm still alive to tell the tale. Oh, and we homeschool too [insert crazy emoji]. I love sharing about our non-traditional life as a large family.

I love all things Mexican folk art and Frida Kahlo. Yes, I'm your typical Chicana cliché. All that's missing is my tattoo of the Virgin Mary and my serape purse. Culture is a very important aspect of my life, and it is integrated in everything I do as a writer and an artist and especially, as a mother.

I like to make stuff. I'm an illustrator and a storyteller. I'm also a hardcore DIY'er (this has everything to do with living on bread on water), so I make stuff for my home and for my family and then share all the deets with you on this here blog.

I believe in encouraging the creative spirit in people because it makes them feel good about themselves. Making and creating art cultivates self-esteem. When you feel good about yourself, you care about others around you.

I live by the creed: being real with self, others and God. Every day is a new day in which I strive to walk in light.

Pearmama dot com is about my life, what I love, who I love. Come and walk this path with me. I promise, you'll never be bored. 

Email me: Denise at pearmama@gmail.com 


  1. boy ain't that the truth. never bored!!! love your blog. hope you keep it going for years to come so i can see the kiddos grow! i've been MAJORLY slacking on mine lately. gotta get back on the grind. xoxo

  2. Anonymous11:22 PM

    I just found your blog yesterday and I must admit, I spent all day reading it. Im loving your beautiful family, your relationship with your husband has inspired me. Thanks for letting us in on your journey.

  3. Anonymous2:56 PM

    Pear, where the hell is your Blog!??!? WANT!

  4. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Sorry, I'm a idiot, I found some links!

  5. Pero mami! How do you do it with six kids! Amazing you're amazing! Que Dios te Bendiga mama!

    1. Haha, I don't have an answer for you! God's grace, that's for sure. Thanks for the love!


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