Friends! Let’s start a Facebook #DanceForBreastCancerChallenge. Thank you to my dear friend Lisa Sharkey for the suggestion after seeing this video. Dancing into my surgery took away anxiety & fear & though I have NO dancing moves…my #workwife leads the way & I started dancing this year with her like no one is watching but everyone should!
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.
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!).
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.
The MOMS joined Susan Hendricks to discuss their views on a restaurant in North Carolina who is banning kids under the age of 5. Take a look, Denise and Melissa shared their opinions on whether they are for or against the ban at the restaurant.
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.
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.
The MOMS hosted a Mamarazzi event with Andrew McCarthy to discuss his new novel #JustFlyAway, at Kmart where Life is Ridiculously Awesome!
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.
(…and apparently our timing is right according to today’s NY Times article about Podcasts!) So here is our latest addition to The Moms!
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.
I have lots of crushes. But today on #WCW (women crush Wednesday) I want to intro you to masbisjoux and Morgan, the mom of 3 behind it.
The MOMS hosted a Mamarazzi event with Miles Bakshi, Director Tom McGrath, Producer Ramsey Ann Naito, and Author Marla Frazee to discuss their new hit film The Boss Baby, and The Dolby 88 screening room.
When I decided to go for a blow out yesterday for the first time since chemo …it was right before I had to pick up my boys from school. I didn’t have my video rolling initially but I had my hood up and right away Jaylan said, “Mom, you aren’t wearing you wig!”
This is a BIG deal. Almost 1 year ago today (March 15th), I shaved my head. I had my 2nd chemo treatment for Breast Cancer and woke up to most of my hair on my pillow case.
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.
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!