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If I Say “Done” You Say “Done”. Day 32 of My Favorite Things: Being DONE! I did it!
OMG – So you know when you have no time to breathe and your house is a mess… Always? Yes, that’s continuously me. Know what’s fun? Launching a blog. Know what’s more fun? Declaring before I knew how labor intensive each post would be that I would write one every day. For a month. Ugh…..
With that being said, this has been a really fun month. I made some amazing brand connections and really told the story of nouns (people, places and things) that I believe in and have meaning to me and my family. I have connected with tons of new people on so many different levels and I made new friends!
I am really proud of myself for completing this #MintChipMama31DaystilBTS. Hip Hip Hooray for me! For those who also blog you know how exhausting it is. For those who do not – it is exhausting! I invite any and all of you to give me a pat on the back the next time you see me.
Going forward The Mint Chip Mama will be a weekly blog. I will continue to feature nouns I really believe in, make life easier, are more “Earth-friendly”, and bring a smile to my face. I have some great upcoming posts (in my unique writing style of making you cry and laugh) up my sleeve, don’t you worry.
A little secret: In case you missed it – at the bottom of each post I wrote: “Visit me on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter. Love me forever. #MintChipMama31DaystilBTS” For each “Love me forever” I linked to a different picture of myself from all around the world. I had so much fun reliving my past 36 years. I forgot I used to do fun and cool stuff before my title was “Mom”. I hope you enjoyed them too. If you missed one they are all posted on my Facebook page.
Finally – As I said when I started this odyssey these are all brands I really use and believe in for years. I cannot thank the brands and their Public Relations teams enough for believing in me – a new comer to this Mommy Blogging world. As Travis Birkenstock said “Thank you for taking a chance on an unknown kid”. I look forward to working with you all again in the future!
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 (11, 8, and 5). 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.
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