Who is Behind THE New Long Island Mom Blog: The Mint Chip Mama?

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Stacey Gish Wallenstein is an experienced Customer Relationship Management professional. She has worked for highly successful brands in the luxury, fashion and beauty industries.

After becoming a mom and moving to the suburbs, she started a Long Island mom blog. Stacey shares her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences through The Mint Chip Mama. She also loves helping moms – like her – navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area.

Where Was She Before Her Long Island Mom Blog?

A veteran of highly established companies such as Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc., Stacey managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country. She created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, local attractions and retail locations.

What Does She Know?

Stacey also has many years of experience with online marketing, database creation/maintenance, qualitative market research, vendor management and event planning.

Where Did She Go?

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey served as a board member University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City and is a founding member of the Long Island “Spirit Group”. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School.

Why Launch a Long Island Mom Blog Now?

After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan, Stacey, her husband Ross, and their (then only) two children moved to Long Island. Shortly after, they had a bonus suburb baby. Stacey started her mom blog after the move as she traveled around Long Island and the tri-state area.

Stacey’s musings on motherhood, Manhattan, moving to the suburbs, and more can be found here.

They can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. She is also a contributing writer for the The Huffington Post.

Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (12, 9, and 6). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. Stacey is also an active PTA member ((including a former & current PTA president) as well as a Girl Scout troop leader. Her musings on motherhood, Manhattan, the suburbs, and more can be found here and on Facebook at The Mint Chip Mama. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. Please check out The Mint Chip Mama in the Press: The New York Post, Psychology Today, NY Metro Parents, New York Family, Parents Magazine, Newsday, News 12, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids, NerdWallet, Big Apple Kids Guide, and more! The Mint Chip Mama was also nominated as "The Best Blog On Long Island" for 2022 & 2023, one of the Top 20 New York Mom Blogs & Websites, and one of the Top 100 Mom Lifestyle Blogs on the web! For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest.

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