Latest from The MOMS

Austria and Musen Family Roots

I grew up as Melissa Musen.  I loved the sound of it. I knew that our name Musen was Austrian and that our ancestors were from Austria, but from where?  Shortly after I was married, I became Melissa Gerstein and missed my maiden name Musen.  Then I became a mother and as my children grew up they started to ask me questions about my side of the family; the Musen Family.

IT’S PODCAST DAY!!! A VERY SPECIAL ONE….

as Christy Turlington Burns joins us. (It’s been 6 years since we first met at one of our first events ever!). Did you know she almost died after giving birth? Since then, she is saving moms around the world because Every Mother Counts!!! How does she get her kids involved? Would she change her experience? Is she guilty when she travels? (Hint hint hint – she tells us something about her husband Ed Burns that will make us love them more!).

This Mom, a Recent Quadruple Amputee, Is Now Fighting to Survive

In June 2016, Ilysa Winick contracted a rare blood disease that caused her body to go into septic shock, shutting down her vital organs. Now, she needs your help.

I’ve learned so much this year. My journey began in December 2015, when I decided to call myself a #FutureCancerSurvivor. I’m now almost done with treatment (though it really never ends) and can call myself a survivor. I recently wrote that though it was my worst year, it was also #myBrEaSTyear. I’ve learned throughout my journey from so many of you. Your openness inspired me. Your own challenges taught me. Your survivor stories makes me want to keep hearing and sharing more. Your stories of survivorship will help others survive.

#myBrEaSTyear celebration

I choose my family. I choose my friends. Thank you Amanda Uprichard for making my dream shirt. Thank you Nelson Braff for this special night at Southern Hospitality. I planned this last minute party though treatment is not done for a month but it was on an off NBA night for my dad. I keep my mom pretty busy between my work as our attorney and the kids but she changed her plans too.

Multi Generational Travel at Generations

Recently a friend mentioned to me that I travel with my parents a lot. The truth is I travel with them any chance I can get. First of all, time is precious as we all know, and when you have parents who adore your children, you want them to share in every moment possible. I also travel with my folks all the time because we don’t live in the same city.

A Minute With The MOMS: Andrew McCarthy

Remember the Brat Pack! Andrew McCarthy is all grown up and equally successful as a writer.  Wait ’til you hear who his Brat Pack Crush was! Andrew is a new dad of 3 and his son is now acting in a movie and guess who plays his mom! Molly Ringwald! What does he do with tech at the table and much more… Here is a Minute With The MOMS.

Behind The Scenes With Boss Baby Mamarazzi

We have been hosting and producing our Mamarazzi events since 2012! This has included work with all the major film studios, publishing houses and celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jen Garner, Pitbull and so many more!  We are coming up on a major celebration and announcement with our Mamarazzi events that we cannot wait to share.

Who works from The B’office?

Working from home has its challenges. I work out of my Boffice aka, the bedroom and office.  There are many pros and also cons to this.  Everyone’s situation is different.  For me, it allows me to be more present with my children everyday. It allows me to be there when they get home from school, it allows me to run to school pick up for my little one and yet it is also a curse.

BIG NEWS For Denise! Susan G. Komen NYC’s Impact Award Recipient 2017

Thank YOU! I wouldn’t wish Cancer on anyone. But since I didn’t have a choice, I wanted to make a difference. When I attended this event last year when Sandra Lee received this award, I was nervous, in the midst of chemo, and honored to have been invited. Now, apparently, Susan G. Komen Greater NYC thinks I’m making an impact. I’m incredibly honored and humbled to be the recipient of their Surviving With Impact Award on May 23rd, 2017. I have so many people to thank including each and every one of YOU for your love, support, likes, and shares to allow me to try to make an impact. Thanks to my #workwife Melissa Musen Gerstein for her partnership with me in The Moms which allowed me to have this voice, my parents Benita Caress Albert Oberlander and social-media shy Marv, my boys, family and friends for everything. I’m one lucky Surviving (#FutureCancerSurvivor) Mom. If you can join us, please do. If not, please continue to share so we can do our best to fight breast cancer! CLICK HERE www.komennyc.org/impactawards for tickets and donations!