SiriusXM Announces Exclusive, Timely Programming and Includes THE MOMS

In the beginning of August SiriusXM began its exclusive back-to-school programming airing on multiple channels including SiriusXM Stars, Kids Place Live, and Doctor Radio channels that features tips from hosts and world-renowned experts offering parents nationwide practical advice for a stress-free back-to-school season.

Interested in finding out what advice The MOMS and other experts are saying on SiriusXM? Click Here!

Don’t forget to tune into STARS Channel 109 every Monday morning at 11am/EST  and start your week off right with The MOMS!

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The MOMS & Norwegian Cruise Line


We are sailing high.

We never imagined there would be an “official” Cruise Line of The MOMS, and now we are proud to say that we have partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line and we are thrilled to be able to include all of YOU within our mother-ship relationship.

Over the course of the next few months, Norwegian Cruise Line will be our partner on some of our Mamarazzi® events. You will all have a chance to take part in the Norwegian Experience.

After cruising with Norwegian, we realized there was more to do together — on land and at sea!

And a few of you will have the opportunity to get some cruise deals and win a free cruise along with your family, so make sure to follow us @themoms and @cruisenorwegian for more information.

Before we announce our first event together, we want to share some valuable Norwegian info with you!


  • Is the Third largest North American cruise operator
  • Operates a modern fleet of 13 ships
  • Offer itineraries in the Caribbean, Bahamas & Florida, Bermuda, Alaska,Europe, Hawaii
  • Norwegians cruise like no other people on earth. With more choices of what to do and see, and more freedom to do it your way. We call it Freestyle Cruising®. You just might call it the best vacation ever.
  • It starts with a wide range of dining options all included in your cruise price, and all available on your schedule. Or you can make the night truly memorable and enjoy one of our delicious specialty restaurants for a cover charge.
  • The freedom continues with entertainment for everybody. From Broadway shows never before seen at sea, to adults-only clubs where you can dance ’til dawn, to supervised activities for kids and teens. And our shore excursions will give you even more stories to take back home.
  • When it’s time to recover from the excitement, you can retreat to accommodations designed for the way you cruise, from The Studios – staterooms for the solo traveler – to spacious Suites. Like a view of the ocean? We have a higher percentage of Balcony staterooms than any other cruise line.
  • Or for the ultimate indulgence, choose a Suite in The Haven, a world of luxury and privacy with access to a concierge, 24 hour butlers, and the courtyard, a sanctuary of private comfort. It’s like being on your own private yacht with all the advantages of a large-ship experience.
  • Finally, you can count on our staff — quite possibly the friendliest at sea — to make sure everything is just how you like it.
  • Nickelodeon is exclusively onboard 5 Norwegian Ships:

Norwegian Gem – Sailing year-round from New York to The Caribbean and The Bahamas & Florida

Norwegian Jewel– Sailing from May through September from Seattle to Alaska & Sailing from October through April from New Orleans to Western Caribbean.

Norwegian Epic– Sailing from May through October from Barcelona in Europe & Sailing from November Through April from Miami to Western Caribbean.

Norwegian Breakaway– Sailing year-round from New York to Bermuda, The Caribbean and The Bahamas & Florida.

Norwegian Getaway?– Launched in February 2014 sailing year-round from Miami to Eastern Caribbean

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Planning Ahead is Key for Back-To-School Routines

Planning ahead is key to staying healthy and on track for back-to-school routines and I’ve been able to team up with some great companies to help make the process a bit easier, check it out!

By: Melissa Musen Gerstein


In the fall busy schedules start to pick up again and I always make sure I have nutritious snacks on hand for my kids. One of my favorite snack options is Tree Top Apple Sauce pouches which make it easier to squeeze in a little extra fruit when you’re on the run. Tree Top Apple Sauce pouches are mess-free and are made from 100 percent real fruit so parents can feel confident that they’re making the good pick and my kids love the taste, too!

And with eating on the go and kids back in classrooms, there are always plenty of germs and messes. This is why I love Wet Ones antibacterial hand wipes because they clean sticky and dirty hands when soap and water aren’t available killing 99 percent of germs. Their travel packs are the perfect size to stick in backpacks or and in your purse! Wet Ones also contain aloe and lanolin, which means they’re easy on even the smallest of hands.

Of course, the schools reopening means that your days become even more jam-packed with additional responsibilities and so, as you prepare your kids’ meals, lunch boxes, snacks, clothes, help them with their homework, and drive them from A to B, you’ll likely be wondering what all that does to YOUR schedule. It will mean that you will have to make some sacrifices in order to fit it all in. Chores may have to be pushed back a bit and, if you have a full-time career to keep on top of as well, these things might take ages until they are completed – especially cleaning! This is why many moms look at using a Houston maid service as this really frees up their time and relieves a lot of the stress of keeping the home in check from day to day. It’s a lifeline to many parents and makes the back-to-school period less of a pain. Another way of relieving some of this inevitable stress could be trying out CBD products, that can help reduce anxiety and stress, leaving you calm enough to be able to get through all the work that needs to be done. Perhaps you can start by getting a CBD balm from Lazarus Naturals or similar collections available online to see if you’re well suited with this product and other CBD products like it.

It’s important for our kids to have fun experiences both inside and outside of school. I have such great memories of being involved in the community as a Girl Scout and I can’t wait for my girls to do the same! We used to go on adventures like hiking and camping with each other (supervised, of course). Although as a mother, I don’t know if I will feel totally at ease if my daughters go camping with their Girl Scout buddies but I could equip them with emergency survival and first aid kits for their safety (look at our top pick for school emergency kits here). New data shows at least 90 percent of parents say their daughters are more confident, have more friends, and are happier because of their involvement with the Girl Scouts. Interested in making your daughter a Girl Scout? No problem, sign her up by going to – it’s super easy, and I promise you your daughters will thank you!

As the day winds down, it’s important that you establish a bedtime routine with your kids The new Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan app based on the award-winning book is now available on Google play for Android and coming very soon to iOS. It offers a new twist on traditional bedtime stories and has great interactive features that will make bedtime fun and encourage imagination.

A friend of mine has recently invested in changing all her door handles to bronze ones, now that the kids have gone back to school. Bronze handles could be beneficial in reducing the amount of time that germs live on the surface of door handles. A suggestion could potentially be found from sites such as ait xia dialog or you might be able to find a local supplier after research if this option interested you. I currently am still sticking to sanitizer and wiping down surfaces the children have touched.

Packing lunches the night before, keeping your calendar updated are a few tricks to use when you’re trying to stay organized. But sometimes things are out of your control, like when you get a call from the school nurse and she tells you your little one has a tummy ache or even worse, has lice. Trust me, I know, my kids have had it before. But instead of stressing – try Vamousse lice treatment. It’s my go-to because it’s quick and easy to use. One application of Vamousse lice treatment is all you need as it kills 100 percent of lice and their eggs in only 15 minutes! It’s also non-toxic and pesticide-free which is great for kids and they also have a preventative shampoo which means you’re covered all year and a little less stress for mom!

The MOMS' Ways of Eating Clean for the Whole Family

One great way to keep your kids eating healthy is to encourage their involvement in the meal making process,check out some of the fun ways The MOMS get their kids involved in the kitchen on Pix11 by clicking here!


But wait, there’s more!

Foodstirs is a fun, food crafting project that’s delivered right to your door! It allows your children to become comfortable and creative in the kitchen while teaching them basic cooking skills! You can click on the link or go to for more information!

Special thanks to Target & Archer FarmsMaia YogurtGeneral Mills & Protein Cheerios, Nature Box Snacks, Thomas Bagels, El Paso Tacos, Newman’s Own Sauce, Tribe Hummus & Pillsbury Pizza Dough for providing us with quick, clean and healthy foods for our families to enjoy!


The MOMS, Chevy and Pix11 Hit the Red Carpet

By: Alexa Wilberton

The MOMS and Pix11 hit the red carpet arriving in style in a Chevy Camaro for the worldwide premiere of the film Henry and Me at the Zeigfeld Theater.

Henry and Me is a baseball themed story of a 11 year-old boy named Jack, played by Austin Williams, a huge Yankees fan who’s also battling cancer. With a little help from a magical lapel pin and a friends named Henry, played by Richard Gere, Jack finds himself traveling back in time among pinstriped legends from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter.

Click Here to find out what The MOMS and some of the cast had to say as they walked the red carpet!

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The Worldwide Premiere of Henry and Me Hosted By The MOMS

By Alexa Wilberton

“Henry & Me” is a heartwarming movie experience for the entire family with a message of hope… when life throws a curve… swing away! #HenryandMe.

Last night at the Ziegfeld Theater, The MOMS hosted the worldwide premiere of Henry and Me starring Richard Gere, Chaz Palminteri, Danny Aiello, Luis Guzman, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Austin Williams with Hank Steinbrenner and The New York Yankees.

It gets even better because Henry and Me gives back! Which means, for every DVD and digital download a portion of sales will be donated to over thirty different charities including, Stand Up to Cancer, Lustgarten Foundation, The Max Cure Foundation, True Colors Fund, Pitch for A Cure, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Mariano Rivera Foundation, St. Jude’s, PitCChIn Foundation, Swish’s Wishes, American Cancer Society, Grand Kids Foundation, Children’s Health Fund, Mr. October Foundation for Kids, Harlem RBI, Catch 25 Foundation, The Lou Gehrig Society, The Sarah McLachlan School of Music, International Campaign for Tibet and the Jason Mraz Foundation!

Let’s take a look at some pictures from last nights event!

(Photos By: Fredy Mfuko, Mission 101 Media)

Fashion Friday- August 2014

“Fashions fade, style is eternal” -Yves Saint Laurent The summer days are fading fast but the sophisticated styles of The MOMS is everlasting. Over summer we’ve seen so many great looks emerge and showcased on Instagram. The trouble I used to have when trying to upload pictures was I never knew the best time to post on instagram. Fortunately, I learned just in time for summer and the like count has been rewarded! The Summer can be long and busy especially with the kids off school.

It’s can be an interesting phenomenon how social media can help someone get the kind of reach they might not otherwise receive. Consider a small business offering a popular lifestyle product. They can use social media to get the popularity they need. With millions and millions of users on the platform, they can find countless ways to popularize their brand. For instance, nowadays, you can buy IG followers for your business’s Instagram page from a variety of sources, which can help you gain a decent following. This might allow you to advertise your products, as it can help you reach a large number of people. A method such as this could be one of the many ways you can leverage social media to your advantage. That said, a friend of mine told me about an Instagram bot that could help me keep up with my posts. It’s amazing how automation can out this little mommy!

So… What’s your favorite look of The MOMS this month?!

By Alexa Wilberton

“Gather Round for A Great Cause”

The MOMS at the #RBabyRocks @RBabyFoundation Function

Denise is looking fabulous in a brown dress from Zara at the R Baby Foundation Benefit Concert

Twitter:@RBabyFoundation & @ZARA

Instagram: @zara_worldwide

“Ready for Take Off ?!?”

The MOMS & Julie Bowen

The MOMS are with actress, Julie Bowen at their special #planes2mamarazzi screening of Planes: Fire and Rescue. Denise is in a blue dress from Design History and Melissa is in Laundry by Shelli Segel

Twitter: @designhistoryny & @laundrybyshelli

Instagram: @designhistoryny & @laundrybyshelli

“If this isn’t a picture perfect moment, I don’t know what is!”

Melissa & Sydney Rose

Melissa and her youngest daughter Sydney are picturesque . Melissa is in Design History and Hoopla Jewels and Sydney is in Old Navy

Twitter: @designhistoryny, @OldNavy

Instagram: @designhistory & @oldnavy

“Sophisticatedly Chic!”

Melissa is looking sophisticatedly chic as she’s rocking those Ramy Brook Pants and that Jay Godfrey top!

Twitter: @ramybrook & @JayGodfrey_NYC

Instagram: @ramybrook & @jaygodfreynyc

“Summer Day Selfie”

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Denise and her son Jaylan take a selfie during one of their summer adventures! Denise is wearing a shirt by Chaser from Bungalow Clothing

Twitter: @ShopBungalow & @chaserbrand

Instagram: @bungalowstyle & @chaserbrand

“Accessorize the MOMent!”

One of Denise’s favorite accessories, a customized necklace by Laurel and Bleau

Twitter: @love2designjwlz

Instagram: @laurelandbleau

“#SuperheroMOMS Unite!”


Denise and Melissa were ready to take on the world at the Marvel Universe Live! #SuperheroMOMS event earlier in August as we see Denise in a blue Design History dress and Melissa in a bright yellow dress from the Burlington Coat Factory

Twitter: @Burlington & @designhistoryny

Instagram: @burlingtonstyle & @designhistory

The MOMS and Chevy for PIX11 Morning News and Enter to Win TIX to the Premiere of Henry & Me

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is the official car of The Moms. Don’t forget to watch us Monday mornings on PIX11 to join the conversation and find out useful tips! But wait, we have a special surprise for you! Now you can enter to win four tickets to the world premiere of Henry & Me at The Moms Mamarazzi event on August 18th!