About me

Carol Pecora photo for About page

Hi, and welcome!

I’m Carol, a mom, a wife, and a cooking enthusiast. I’m the voice, author, and photographer behind Golden Bear Mama.

I am here to help you with healthy and nutritious recipes for the little ones that the entire family will love! 

I know, from experience, that having a baby and learning it all can be very overwhelming. I am here to share what I learned about the do’s and don’ts in baby weaning to help you navigate it at ease. I will also share expert articles on nutrition, sugar intake, iron absorption, and other very important topics to ensure a healthy start in life!

Come with me on this journey and let’s together make mealtimes fun!

My Story

I’m a chemical engineer, born and raised in Brazil, and the eldest of 3 siblings. I have always worked a lot and lived abroad for many years.

While living in Germany with my husband, I decided to take a break from my career to focus on learning the language and starting some personal projects. Then, I became pregnant with my son and decided to be a SAHM for his very important first years.

When he was about to start eating solids, I realized I knew nothing about it. As I started to learn, I became obsessed with nutrition, baby weaning, and everything in between.

Since then, I have done many baby weaning courses and have graduated from Le Cordon Blue’s Nutrition and Gastronomy Course. Providing healthy meals to my son was my mission. Knowing how important nutrition is to support proper neurological development and growth, I really wanted to make sure I was doing it right from the beginning. 

Carol Pecora with her Child cooking on the table

Where to find me

Here at Goldenbearmama.com, I am always sharing healthy and nutritious recipes that I love to make and that I believe other families will enjoy as well! 

You can also find my recipes on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

I absolutely LOVE seeing the food you are making, please tag @goldenbearmama in your photos and stories!

What you will find on this blog

I wanted to create this blog to be a one-stop-shop for all baby weaning topics. I am a firm believer that anyone can plan and offer a healthy and nutritious meal without spending hours in the kitchen.

Whether you’re a busy mom, dad, grandparent, caregiver, or just trying to eat a healthier diet – there is something here for everyone! I also LOVE adapting my favorite classic recipes so that they are healthier.

If you have any questions, comments, or want to share a recipe… you can contact me using the form on the contact page.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmest wishes, Carol

Carol and son baking together on the table