Get to Know Our Amazing Mom Fashionistas!
On Sunday, May 4, Macy's Herald Square and RoleMommy.com will celebrate inspiring women who are role models(Role Mommies) to their children and their peers as they've managed to find a way to pursue their passion while raising a family. The event features a mother/child fashion show as well as a book signing by Role Mommy founders Beth Feldman and Yvette Corporon who are the authors of Peeing in Peace: Tales & Tips for Type A Moms (Sourcebooks) Kidfresh will be providing food and beverages at the event, which will kick off at 11:30 am at Modern Attiudes on 3. Since the fabulous Yvonna Wright is a late-breaking addition, we've included her gorgeous photo below.
Our participants and their children range from actresses, to writers, to mompreneurs to philanthropists to fitness gurus. Inspiring moms and their kids include:
SHEA KELLY & MARISSA: Shea Kelly, a single mom who is truly living the real life "Baby Boom." After a life-threatening home invasion, Shea made drastic changes in her life - moving to the west coast, adopting a baby and ditching her high powered job at Hewlett Packard to become a mompreneur. Shea is the creator of DaBib, a product that is literally cleaning up with babies.
ALISON SINGER & JODIE: Alison Singer, Executive Vice President of Autism Speaks who reinvented her life after her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism at age two and a half. Alison was previously a television news producer but chose to leave her position to help make a difference in the lives of parents and children battling autism and will be participating in the fashion show along with Jodie.
DIANNA FELDMAN, SAMANTHA & AMANDA: Dianna Feldman, the great looking half of a couplepreneur, who along with her husband Mike, run the popular fashion website Top Button.com which has nearly 1 million subscribers. Dianna, who immigrated to New York from Russia, is proof positive that it is possible to pursue your dreams while being a mom - especially when you're husband is your business partner.
YVONNA WRIGHT, LOLA & MARLEY: By day, soap opera fans might know Yvonna as gorgeous lawyer/doctor Mel Boudreau Bauer on the hit CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light." Now a mom of two adorable girls, Yvonna is no stranger to the catwalk - having modeled with the famous Wilhelmina Agency in New York City (pictured right).
KIM ORLANDO & SOPHIA: Kim Orlando is the founder of TravelingMom.com, a website that celebrates moms from all over the world as they travel for work, escape, retreat and with their families.
TRACY BECKERMAN & EMILY: Tracy Beckerman writes the syndicated humor column LOST in SUBURBIA, which is carried by over 50 newspapers to over 800,000 readers weekly. In her past life, she worked in the television industry. She's also author of the new book, Rebel Without a Minivan.
TATIANA BONCOMPAGNI, ENRICO & VALENTINO: Tatiana Boncompagni is a New York City based writer. Her articles on beauty fashion, shopping and social trends have appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, Cookie and Vogue magazines. Her first novel, Gilded Lily will be published in 2008 by Avon Books, a division of HarperCollins.
NANCY RABINOWITZ FRIEDMAN & RACHEL: Nancy Rabinowitz Friedman is a freelance writer living in New York City. As a television producer for clients such as HBO, Lifetime, A&E, Disney Channel and ESPN, she has won several industry awards. Her work has been published online at The Imperfect Parent, in print in Brain Child, and in the literary anthologies The Bigger, the Better and The Knitters Gift. She's currently working on a book of comic essays tentatively titled, Ageless Body, Timeless Mom.
JESSICA CIOSEK & AVA: Jessica Ciosek lives in lower Manhattan with her husband and two children. Jessica is a mom blogger (NYC Moms Blog), freelance writer and is currently working on a novel.
AMY OZTAN, JAKE & FIONA: Amy Oztan is a stay at home mom who spends her time juggling her kids' busy schedules along with her passion for writing and performing. She writes for many blogs including NYC Moms.
AMANDA MAY & ELLA: Amanda is a WACM (Work at Coffee Shop Mom), having traded in her day job at a national women's magazine for the freelance world.
YVETTE SEGAL & BENNETT: Yvette Segal is a mom of two and founder of www.mykidsregistry.com, a kids wishlist community. Yvette decided after 17 years in the fashion industry that it was time to become the entrepreneur she always dreamed of being and launched her business in 2007.
MARY WARREN & AZRI: Mary Warren is a freelance writer and blogger living in Brooklyn, NY with her adorable boy child. She teaches writing at Medgar Evers College and her obsessions about food and life can be found online at NY Metroparents.
TANYA BURKE & KALYANI: Tanya Burke has moved to New York as a full time mom and part time writer after serving as a diplomat in Timor Leste. Tanya trained as a pilot and a teacher and has tried everything from wilderness education to acrobatics in the circus. Her many career turns inspired her first book, Waiting for Marley. She's currently at work on her second book
MONICA DREGER & MELINA: Monica moved here four years ago from Greece with her husband and daughter when she was 5 months old. Monica's husband, a business consultant and enterpreneur moved the family over for business reasons but since then has fallen in love with New York City. Monica is working for Unilever as a Consumer Insights Director on the DOVE campaign which promotes real beauty. Recently, she had a baby boy, Emmanuel who is just four months old!