Meet the Role Mommy Experts
Role Mommy Lifestyle Editor Melissa Chapman and her brood of three live in the urban concrete jung￼le of NYC. When she's not busy putting someone in a time-out, stepping on action figures, hand-feeding her dog/child or braiding hair she's trying to find indulgences that remind her of her pre-kid days when she felt sexy and no one ever called her ma'am.! But above all else, she has taken a solemn vow to never- under any circumstances succumb to slipping on a pair of mom jeans! She contributes to Time Out NY Kids and iVillage, writes a blog called This mom wouldn't be caught dead wearing mom jeans and a weekly column for the Staten Island Advance. Check out Melissa's page on Role Mommy today and find out about her giveaway du jour!
Sports marketing executive for the NBA by day and Mom Marketing Officer by night, Nicole Bohorad is the mom of an active toddler who writes the Fave Five baby/toddler products column for Rolemommy.com. Nicole's blog discusses how baby products can be improved to meet parents' needs better. Nicole's reviews have been featured on Goodhousekeeping.com, and it is a marketing tool for Parentville.com, a new recommendation network that will allow parents to quickly and easily find and share trusted suggestions for anything from caregivers and pediatricians to websites, products and services. Nicole plans to utilize the brand as a base for her parenting handbook proposal, a "Moms Cliffs Notes" for surviving the first two years of motherhood.
Debi Silber, MS, RD, WHC The Mojo Coach™ is a Registered Dietitian with a Master's degree in Nutrition Science. She's a Certified Personal Trainer, Whole Health Coach, Lifestyle Expert - just for moms, speaker and the author of The Lifestyle Fitness Program: A Six Part Plan So Every Mom Can Look, Feel and Live Her Best and From Mom To Wow: Your Ultimate Body, Mind and Life Makeover Guide. Debi's been branded The Mojo Coach™ because for nearly 20 years she's motivated overweight, overwhelmed and unfit moms to "get their mojo back" through gradual, lifestyle change. Sign up for a free report, 52 weeks of weekly tips and a subscription to Debi's newsletter Mojo Moments at www.TheMojoCoach.com
Jennifer Perillo: Unlike many food writers, Perillo's isn't the romantic story of a girl who grew up surrounded by a love of cooking. A kid of the 70's, Rice-a-Roni wasn't just a San Francisco treat, yet she had a hunch cake was more than just add eggs and oil. During the summer between freshman and sophmore year in highschool Jennifer claimed the family kitchen. Along with adding mixed green salads to the dinner menu, she began devouring cooking magazines and learned you didn't have to fry or cook everything until it screamed for mercy. The real change came when her dad died at the age of 49. Only 23 years old, Perillo started thinking about regret and missed opportunities. Time to Eat, a personal chef service, was born. After being featured in the New York Daily News, Time Out New York, online at CNNfn and in local newspapers, Perillo decided to hone her hospitality skills with the best NYC had to offer. She worked with Tom Colicchio when he was the top chef at Gramercy Tavern back in 2000, and left the NYC restaurant scene in 2007 on a high note as the Events Director for Alain Ducasse at his namesake restaurant in the Essex House. Nowadays, she's juggling spatulas and sippy cups in her Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn home with her husband, and two daughters while working as the consulting food editor at Working Mother magazine, writing a weekly blog for Cuisinart and publishing her own food blog, In Jennie's Kitchen.
Nanny to the stars Marva Soogrim is a one of a kind caregiver who has worked with A-list celebrities from feature films, TV and music. If you are a new parent and want to know what qualities to look for in the perfect nanny or if you have important questions to ask about your newborn, toddler or pre-schooler, then look no further - Marva will be on hand to answer all your essential parenting questions with her brand new column, Ask Marva!
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