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Mommy Shorts
New York City
Creative Director, Design Junkie, Closet Copywriter, Brand New Mom
Interests: Advertising, design, decor, my baby girl and too much television
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Well, this comment breaks my heart. If you've followed my blog since the beginning, you know I left my job to pursue Mommy Shorts full-time this year. It was a huge leap as I do not have the luxury of doing this without an income. I try really hard to maintain a balance between sponsored and unsponsored content. Perhaps it felt off because I've been on vacation this week and for the first time, didn't blog straight through it. I let myself take two blogging days off- days that would not have been attached to a sponsor. I also try really hard to come up with unique ways to feature brands so that they fit seamlessly within my content. This blog will not be a success without sponsors, so I choose those sponsors carefully and I spend a lot of time making sure these partnerships are entertaining first, selling second. There will be more sponsored content coming— in fact I am really excited to announce a huge sponsorship next week. I hope you stick around. I work my ass off trying to make this a place my long time readers still want to be. But I also really appreciate the feedback. I always want my blog to be a platform where I can be candid and have an open conversation with my readers. Don't be surprised if I reach out to you privately to discuss:)
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Every night after dinner (and often before dinner is even over), Mazzy asks for dessert. She calls it a “special treat”. As in, “Can I have a special treat? Can I have a special treat? PLEASE MOM, CAN I HAVE A SPECIAL TREAT???” Repeat ten more times, turning up the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Mommy Shorts
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Remember when I won "Best on Instagram" in the Parents Magazine Social Media Awards? (Thanks to you guys— don't worry, I didn't forget.) Well, Page 111 in their May issue is my grand prize! Be thankful you can't hear my high-pitched happy squealing. (Your dog probably can though.) FYI- if... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Mommy Shorts
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Would you take a job that requires you to work 24 hours a day with little to no breaks and absolutely no pay? Spoiler alert! You already have! SUCKERRRRRRRR!!!!! Watch the video, have a good cry and send your mom a really nice Mother's Day card this year. Then pray... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Mommy Shorts
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After scouring over 2500 Healthy Mama headlines to find our top choices (including one that Healthy Mama is comfortable turning into the fourth ad in their print campaign), and then having numerous discussions to narrow them down to the final three, and then scouring them again to make sure we... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Mommy Shorts
Ack! I went back and fixed three. I hope there aren't more. I misspelled vodka!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on Aloha from Hawaii! at Mommy Shorts
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We spent three days in Hawaii so far and it's just gorgeous. It's that kind of weather where you can wear pants and a long sleeve shirt or a bathing suit, and in both scenarios, be totally comfortable. I call it non-weather and it's my favorite kind. The view from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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Look what I brought to Hawaii! It's Karen Alpert's book, "I Heart My Little A-Holes"! I thought it would be the perfect book to scare Mike's co-worker's away from talking to me on the beach. Plus, if I start to miss Mazzy and Harlow while on vacation, I can just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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I guess it makes sense that if someone were to start a Frozen backlash, it would be led by the father of two little girls. Meet Scott Kramer, a musician and father, who decided to write a "Let It Go" parody after listening to his wife and daughters sing the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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Today, I will be inaccessible. Off line. Out of commission. More precisely— IN THE AIR. Today, I am flying to Hawaii with my husband sans children. Yes, that's right, we are abandoning our babies. FOR A WEEK. This will be the first time both of us are leaving both our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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While going through the giveaway entries for "I Just Want to Be Alone" (a book filled with funny essays from your favorite bloggers about the men in their lives), it occured to me that all funny husband/boyfriend/ex-partner stories could be separated into three categories: gross things men have done, dumb... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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On Monday, I asked you to tell me why your kids are crying (because THEY ARE ALL CRYING) to help promote the launch of Greg Pembroke's hilarious new photo book called, you guessed it, "Reasons My Kid Is Crying ". I strongly encourage everyone to go through the comments on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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Now that Baby Suiting has become an international phenomenon (that's not even a joke— it made the news in India, Switzerland and New Zealand), I figured it's my job to bring you the next big baby photo trend on Instagram. To that end, let me introduce you to something called... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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This is clearly Stage 12. Right after you buy Frozen bedding and construct an actual ice castle in your backyard. I look forward to reaching this stage in December for Mazzy's birthday.
Ack! Just fixed it. Don't tell Mazzy. She would be MORTIFIED!
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I thought Mazzy saw Frozen on the late side. I thought that as her fondness for the characters grew, the other kids would have moved on. But, it seems like there is no end to how obsessed a child can be with the newest Disney movie. No one is getting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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Last week, I posted a very short status update on the Mommy Shorts facebook fanpage: "Reason my daughter is crying: I won't let her eat a tomato on the couch. Your turn!" 534 comments later, I was laughing, crying, and commiserating over the batshit crazy beings we have the pleasure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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Hannah is back with another food blogging contribution. I asked her to put together a family-friendly Sunday supper for Foodie.com; something that both kids and adults would enjoy. She said, "Adults and kids both like pasta, right?" And I nodded my head vigorously. ------------------------------------ Since we are now offically in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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Last week, I was determined to make Baby Suiting a thing. As of yesterday, I thought I had failed. But then, today, I found out Baby Suiting was picked up by Buzzfeed! Which is kind of hilarious because someone sent me a link to a Buzzfeed article two years ago... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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If doing something cool with your kid online was a competition, I think we found a winner. Daniel Hoshimoto is not just a dad to three-year-old James, he is also an animator for Dreamworks. What does that mean? That means Hoshimoto can make the most mundane of home videos into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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This month, Mike and I had our third date using HowAboutWe. My original plan was to do something intimate and casual like Pancakes at Clinton Street Bakery, a drawing class at the Met or "Freaks and Geeks" Bingo Night at Videology (FYI, that's what I say every month), but then... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
I believe Babble saw it first on Reddit. If you post your kid's photo on Reddit, that's like asking people to make it go viral. And it contains the photographer's watermark, so the work does not go uncredited.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2014 on New Winner for Worst Family Photo at Mommy Shorts
We were on a pretty small slope. And she definitely got frustrated at times. I just don't have those on camera because I was helping her in those moments. There was one time toward the end of the trip, I took her on a bigger slope and I almost had a heart attack. She couldn't stop and was going so fast, I was having a hard time catching up with her. My mind really raced to the worst possible places and I thought I was going to have to tackle her at 90 miles an hour before she went over the side. Just as I caught up, Mazzy fell on purpose and said, "I didn't like that." I told her, "I didn't like that either." And then she skied holding my hand or my poles for the rest of the day.
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It's hard to find time to edit all the random videos I have on my phone into anything watchable, so please forgive me for posting a video of Mazzy's first time skiing (back in February) all the way at the end of March. Although, since it's still the dead of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
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Where were his pants???