About Me

mommyandariforwebChristina Hillsberg is a Stay at Home Mom, writer, and fitness instructor. She worked as a CIA spy throughout her twenties, frequently traveling to Africa as one of the intelligence community’s fluent Swahili speakers. After nearly 10 years, she traded in her adventurous globetrotting lifestyle for a new adventure as a mother during which time she discovered her love for writing and fitness. She is the founder and owner of Mama Be Strong, a distinctive, upbeat strength and conditioning workout for mothers in the Snoqualmie Valley of Washington State. Christina and her husband Ryan, also a former spy, live just outside of Seattle, Washington with her three stepchildren, their three-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks. You can read more about their CIA parenting techniques in their upcoming book, LICENSE TO PARENT: How One Mom’s Career in the CIA Helped Her Raise Resourceful, Ready-for-Anything Kids in an Unpredictable World, G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Random House, Fall 2021.

*All photos and text on this website are copyrighted and belong to me.  Any use without my permission is strictly prohibited.*



One thought on “About Me

  1. Bonjour Les amoureux,
    J’espere que vous allez bien.
    j’ai lu votre article sur mon business de Vespa. C’est très sympa. Jolies photos. De vrai parisiens 🙂
    A bientôt,

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