Latest from The MOMS

We Love Ariane Gold and Goldno.8 Here’s why…

Ariane Gold is the owner and designer of goldno.8. Ariane has worked for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry over the past 20 years including Ralph Lauren, TSE, Catherine Malandrino and Isaac Mizrahi. Her designs have been featured in top fashion magazines across the globe including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, W and Marie Claire and sold at top retailers worldwide.

How They Did It: Introducing Em & Liz

The MOM IDEA…The Em and Liz Box! The Em and Liz Box was inspired by our passion for shopping for the sparkliest, girliest products and accessories for our own daughters as well as incorporating elements from our own childhood. Each box is curated with 4-6 full size, high quality age appropriate items that closely tie into a monthly theme. The boxes also feature 2 sheets of theme based stationary and our SurPRIZE Pod.

How She Did It: Introducing Melissa from Baked by Melissa

My goal in life has always been to find something that I was passionate about and would leave me exhausted from hard work at the end of the day. On family vacations, my brother and I would lie on the beach and think up new business ideas; then we’d come home and actually try to implement them. I didn’t realize at the time, but all that dreaming would come in handy. In 2008 I was working as an assistant media planner. I certainly wasn’t passionate about my job, and I guess it was clear to the people at the company because – I was fired. On that day, I called my brother, and he told me, “Don’t worry, it’s the best thing that could ever happen to you.”

THE MOMS: SARAH JESSICA PARKER

SJP in the Mamarazzi House!  We were so touched by SJP, the mom, the person who could just be your best friend( she kind of makes you feel like you already are), the smart business woman, and oh you know, forever Carrie Bradshaw!  We can’t explain what it feels like when Sarah Jessica Parker walks into your event and hugs you, asks about your health, remembering every detail and tells you how deserving you are for your success.

THE MOMS: Valerie Bertinelli

We had so much fun chatting with Valerie Bertinelli about her new cookbook, Valerie’s Home Cooking at our Mamarazzi event.  We learned so much from Valerie about her son, ex-husband (rockstar), managing her weight, and her love of cooking. We can’t say more good things about this lady! Be sure to go out and get her cookbook, Valerie’s Home Cooking for delicious recipes!

After Surviving Breast Cancer, I Was Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis

I’m still here. I can still do things to feel good. I can still enjoy life with my kids and family.  I’ve written this piece so many times in my head. Now that I’m actually typing it … I realize it is hard to share these thoughts. Each time I share something I try to convey my experiences; my life, my journey with breast cancer, my experience with the TSA, my divorce, parenting and my work, in an authentic way that perhaps also may help others.

The MOMS: Molly Sims

We enjoyed spending the day with Molly Sims at our Mamarazzi for Molly’s new book release, Everyday Chic!  We learned so much about how Molly juggles her supermodel career with her family life and are so happy Manitoba Harvest hemp foods plays such an important role in helping her maintain a healthy lifestyle.

High School Makeover Challenge

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.

Why I Put My Kids to Work This Summer

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.

Back to School Resolutions

Towards the end of the summer, there are many emotions for us Moms.  On the one hand we hold onto summer for dear life savoring those last sunsets and family swims and on the other hand, we cannot wait for these kids to go back to school because we are so exhausted and desperate for routine.  Back to school is also an exciting time with new adventures, new friends and new experiences; not just for kids, but for us moms too.

Exploring With The Explorer

For the first time, in a long time, we went on the Great American Road trip around the state of New York.  I have lived in New York City for over 20 years and have never taken the time nor had the time to really explore what is right here in my backyard. I had the perfect opportunity to do this with my folks in town from St. Louis.  They booked a trip to New York City for 10 days and I took them on a serious adventure.