{NYC Event} Suburbs 101 Parent Night Out 3/11

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I know a thing or two about transitioning from Manhattan to the suburbs but we started the process somewhat blindly and on a whim.

For our city friends considering a {more thoughtful} move to the ‘burbs, Suburban Jungle Realty Group is hosting a Suburbs 101 Parent Night Out on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30-8pm at Lillian August in the Flatiron to help families learn about the key factors that should be considered before making a move to the suburbs.
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Photo Diary | Mondrian South Beach

What feels like a million years ago, Leo and I were in Miami to celebrate the marriage of our friends Ruben and Tracy. The wedding festivities were primarily held at the Mondrian South Beach, which made for a spectacular winter getaway.

I don’t fancy myself a South Beach person but the Mondrian is on Biscayne Bay away from the party scene and in January/February the weather is perfect.

Aside from the gorgeous wedding festivities, which included cocktails Friday night at the hotel bar, Saturday’s sunset nuptials overlooking the bay, and a Cuban brunch on Lincoln Road, Leo and I were up and at it early each day to maximize pool time, check out the spa, go running, and eat, eat, eat.

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the Mondrian as much as I did. There was just enough action at the pool each to day to feel lively and festive but it was still intimate and peaceful. The spa was bit of a disappointment (noisy and no amenities) but the rooms were sleek and spacious and the restaurant, bar, and room service were all on point. I would definitely return.

Here are some (obviously) unfiltered snaps from my phone. For awhile now, I’ve been making a conscious effort to leave my big camera at home and not worry about taking photos in favor of just being in the moment on my trips. I know it doesn’t make for as “magical” blog and social coverage but I find the pursuit and editing of photos to be a major distraction and if I’m not working, I need to just be, you know?
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The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You

One of the reasons I started writing Glamamom almost 5 years ago was to recapture some of the creativity and ambition that felt stifled when I became a parent. While I recognized the importance of finding time for myself and maintaining interests outside my family relationships early on, like most moms, I often struggle with guilt and over-committing.

My colleague Jessica Turner’s new book The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, launched today and is a refreshing reminder to not only carve out time for yourself but to evaluate how we’re spending our time and if it’s leading to greater fulfillment:
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Essie LeBlanc Au Pairs {NYC}

NYC Au Pair

As my local friends start to contemplate summer plans, I wanted to call attention to Essie LeBlanc Au Pairs, a boutique NYC au pair agency dedicated to connecting families with warm, experienced, college-educated au pairs from the Southern United States.
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Product of the Year Award Winners 2015 {+Giveaway}

Product of the Year Awards 2015
Product of the Year, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, announced its 2015 winners on Tuesday night in NYC and I have the whole bundle for one lucky Glamamom reader!
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{Glam} Class Valentine’s

Class Valentines

Hip hip for sites like Tiny Prints and Minted that allow me to look like super mom while avoiding the stores during the holidays!
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Glam Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $50

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6 Ways to Renew Your Hair this Winter

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by SheaMoisture via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of SheaMoisture.


It’s just about that time of year that I look at my hair and notice the impact the cold, dry winter is having on it. Thanks to SheaMoisture, I’m sharing my winter hair care routine and 6 steps to renewing lackluster locks:
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5 New Online Resources for Luxury Travel Bookings

Online Resources for Luxury Travel Accommodations

Maybe your job requires you to entertain, or you just want to sprinkle a little luxury on your next special event or getaway. There’s a fabulous new fleet of online resources that make high-end accommodations and services accessible at a fraction of the cost with no long-term commitment. From private suites and vacation rentals to chartered boats and private jets, you can peruse the options and book for a single day or event. Here are five new websites to consult for luxury travel bookings:
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The One Sleep Sack You’ll Ever Have to Buy


According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, soft bedding in a crib, like blankets and pillows, increases the risk of suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome. The recommendation for keeping babies safe and warm is a sleep sack or wearable blanket.

I love the trendy muslin ones but they don’t seem adequate enough for winter and babies grow out of each size pretty quickly. nini & pumpkin took note and has introduced the moon cocoon, a breathable, convertible sleep sack that grows with your child from 6 months to 36 months and beyond:
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