Who is The Mint Chip Mama?

A picture of a mom taking a picture of her three kids sitting on a log at the beach in the winter.

Welcome to The Mint Chip Mama blog ! A fun, lighthearted blog for families on Long Island & the Tri-State area. Fun things we do at home, local hikes, new products, art projects, & giveaways.

The History of The Mint Chip Mama – A Blog For Families on Long Island

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.

Life Before Kids in Manhattan

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. This includes those 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. She also created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations.

Moving to Long Island, The Mint Chip Mama blog is born!

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 being a current and former president) as well as a Girl Scout troop leader. Her musings on motherhood, Manhattan, the suburbs, and more can be found here, The Huffington Post, and on Instagram and Facebook.

Forever: Go Blue!

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City, including a board member for a decade. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City.

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