Category: Lifestyle

Transition Tuesday: Apparel Designer to Photographer

AHHHHH! Tracey Mammolito is one of my all-time favorite people. She and I met twenty years ago when we were starting out in our fashion careers — she a “junior designer” and I a “junior merchandiser” at the behemoth at the time, Liz Claiborne, Inc.  We worked on the same brands, Lizsport and Lizgolf which meant we were in every meeting together, working together on samples, velcro paper dolls and…

Transition Tuesday: Medical Billing Associate to Nursing Student

Welcome to our fourth week of Transition Tuesday and I hope you’re inspired or at the very least intrigued at my friend’s transitions. This week, I am so happy to introduce you to Chassidy, whom I met while taking classes at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. We met in Anatomy & Physiology I class in the spring of 2016 and then had the opportunity to be in class again…

Transition Tuesday: Corporate Office to Home Office

Welcome to the third Transition Tuesday feature! Lisa Pisano and I have spent a lot of time together the past fifteen years: we worked in corporate marketing and PR at Liz Claiborne, Inc.; we went to graduate school together at New York University where we both received Master’s in Integrated Marketing; we worked as marketing and PR consultants where we partnered on a few clients together; oh, and we are…

Transition Tuesday: Marketing to Occupational Therapy

As you may or may not know, for the past two years, I have been making a career transition from marketing to occupational therapy. It’s taking a bit of time because in order to even apply to graduate school for occupational therapy, I had to take and complete six science and psychology pre-requisite courses. Although long, it’s gone pretty quickly — I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I…

Transition Tuesday: Fashion Product Development to Health Coach

This is my second Transition Tuesday #ttmTransitionTuesday post. Last week, I wrote about my inspiration for starting this weekly column and about my own transition. Today, I introduce you to Laura Nelson. She and I worked together at Gap Inc. where we worked on the Banana Republic Brand – she as a production manager and I as a merchandising creative strategist. She is a perfect example of a person who…

Doing Laundry in Cold Water with Tide Coldwater

Since we moved into our own apartment with our own washer/dryer four years ago, I’ve always used cold water to launder our clothes. Washing in cold water saves energy, maintains our clothes colors and prevents shrinking! At a recent Momtrends event, Nicole Feliciano introduced an exclusive group of influencers to Tide Coldwater. Tide has a goal to convert 70% of all wash loads worldwide to cold by 2020. Won’t you…

American Girl Debuts WellieWishers for Younger Girls

Meet American Girl’s new line of five characters, called the WellieWishers: Ashlyn, Camille, Emerson, Kendall and Willa. This new line is created for the younger girls, ages 5 to 7 years old as they develop social and emotional skills like empathy, compassion and thoughfulness. The WellieWishers also have early chapter books (sold separately) that teach life lessons on sharing, cooperation, respecting feelings and just being a good friend. I attended…

HomeGrown Makeover for our Master Bedroom {BEFORE PICS}

We’ve done a whole lot of interior design re-do’s for our apartment. We started with our girls’ room, because you know the kids always come first …  … and then last year we redesigned our living room, dining area and the home office which we turned into a sitting room / media room. The only room we needed to deal with was our master bedroom which literally was a sore…

Boo at the Zoo is back at the Bronx Zoo

Could you believe Halloween is this weekend? How did that happen. If you still need plans to show off your Halloween costume, The Bronx Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo has ton of fall favorite activities for you to choose from. There’s pumpkin flavored treats, apple picking, and of course, the amazing costume parade. Boo at the Zoo is THE destination for family friendly fun for Halloween.     You can wear…

Changes: My Road Back to School

I initially started this blog back in 2009, when I took a social media class when I was a candidate for a Master’s of Science in Integrated Marketing at New York University. It was one of our social media projects and loved how engaging and “new” this whole blogging business was. My blog was originally called “Diaper District” because at the time, I was a mom of two very young kids…