{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.

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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

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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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