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Maria Cowell is the director of communications and media relations for Oaks Christian School in Southern California as well as a freelance writer, blogger, and graphic designer. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Maria and her husband Bill have been married 26 years and have raised three children. Maria's passion is to tell stories that inspire, encourage, and empower women to live the lives God desires for them. A native-born Colombiana, she can't hear a good beat without breaking out in a dance. Connect with Maria on Twitter at @HipMamaMedia or join in the conversation at HipMamaMedia.com.