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About Nicole Hartmann

Taking the leap from my previous role as an e-commerce business manager into the shoes of a stay-at-home mom was no easy feat. When I thought that it would be easier and fairly relaxing to stay home with the kids, I clearly did not know what I was talking about!

I am a busy mom of two with a lot on my plate, but I have always had a passion for multitasking and staying busy. I strive for perfection yet hate the idea of being perfect. I have a strong will and drive to be as eclectic and well-rounded as I can be and I believe in lifelong learning and education. There is always something more to learn and never a shortage of new skills to take on.

Born and raised in New York City, but relocated to the Poconos of Pennsylvania in December 2013 after 29-years in the city that never slept. Ready to take the next step and anxious to see what’s next, our family is moving to Los Angeles in July 2014!

Nicole: The Blogger

I began MamaNYC in 2010 as a way to keep myself busy and in touch with the outside world (where the adults were). Transforming from work-a-holic to stay-at-home mom with a 15-month old son was difficult, but I was always ecstatic to be at home with my son and witness every milestone as he grew. I had recently obtained my Bachelors of Science degree and wasn’t too sure about what my next step should be. I needed a ‘project’ to call my own and daytime television was growing old during nap time.

My life may be hectic; but I would not change it for anything!

Over the past 4-years, I have grown as a parent and as a woman thanks to the amazing opportunities and accomplishments I have attained as a blogger. Never in my wildest dreams did I image that I would develop a brand through MamaNYC and attend a blogging conference (BlogHer ’12), or have an opportunity to work on a Kia Rio or Kia Optima vehicle review.

I am also founder and CEO of a blogger outreach and campaigns network, BloggerPR, which was founded in early 2012 as a way to connect brands with bloggers while supporting and educating newbies through pro’s. We have grown into a large network with a membership base of over 450 bloggers ranging from foodies to lifestyle, parenting, and entertainment bloggers.

Nicole: The Mama

My son is now 5 years old and my readers have watched him grow since he was a toddler. Next, I will boast and probably tear up a bit as we begin his kindergarten career in September 2014.  I am also a proud mom to an adorable and fun 1 1/2 year old little lady (born January 2013). My son is all about action figures, Marvel character (Spider-man, Iron Man, Captain America galore!), and is truly a little boy at heart. Our daughter is quite the girly girl, but she can surely make a mess and get in that dirt right along with her big brother!

My two children are my life. We have a lot of fun and try not to take life too seriously because we know laughter is the best medicine! They enjoy being a part of MamaNYC and there’s nothing like helping mom with a toy review from time to time. As much as I love to share my experiences and opinions with my readers, I think the true value of a review sits in the wild imagination of a child.


Munchkin Brand Ambassador 2014

Munchkin      mbaby Collection by Munchkin Baby Apparel – Onester & Ruffle Dress

MamaNYC Skype Ambassador

Skype Ambassador

Wildlife Conservation Society Ambassador

Wildlife Conservation Society [New York City]


Brand Relations:

TinyLove Baby Products LogoCisco Linksys LogoHP Hewlett Packard LogoOrajel Baby Logo Old Spice Logo Pelican Products Brand Logo Pampers Logo Health Mart Pharmacy logo Waterpik Flosser LogoStep2-Infantino-Red-Logo Kia Motors Logo Graco Baby LogoInfantino Step2 Logo  MasterLock Logo Babie-R-Us-Logo-Purple-1024x221 Zoobies-Blue-Large-Logo YSS-LOGO-LARGE Target Logo_RGB Pulls-Ups-Training-Pants-Logo Boys-Girls-Club-Logo Ace-Hardware-Logo      TruKid Baby Shampoos Kids Lifebank USA LogoThe California Wine Club Logo NEW-WTE-LOGO  Boomers LogoMega Bloks Toy ReviewCarpet-One-Floor-Home-Logo Foodie website recipes logo


Past Events & Conferences

Kenmore Blogger Summit 2012 (Chicago)

BlogHer 2012 (NYC)

Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)


Policies & Disclaimers


What’s next?

There’s plenty to do and read on MamaNYC, so be sure to stay a while! Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and follow on all of your favorite social media networks to keep updated on future posts.

  • Perhaps you are a blogger or thinking about starting a blog, so you may be interested in reading some of my blogging tutorials.
  • Moms and dads could always use a few pointers or parenting tips from another parents’ perspective.
  • Expecting? Don’t worry, I have plenty of pregnancy advice and stories for you to enjoy!
  • Check my list of top picks for must have baby products if you are an expectant mom or headed to a baby shower!
  • Thinking about starting a diet? Follow my Nutrisystem diet journey!
  • Perhaps you would like to learn more about MamaNYC and who I am, so read my story and find out why I blog and a little more history behind the blog.

Interested in working together on a product review, giveaway, sponsored post or advertising on MamaNYC? Please complete the PR contact form or email with your inquiry. I can also be found on Twitter @mamanycnet and Facebook!


8 thoughts on “About MamaNYC

  1. You’ve done a lot with your life, and still are…it’s not easy to do that and still be a good mom and wife..not to mention the blogging, which I know takes a lot of time and energy. Thanks for the great site!

    1. Aww! Thank you, Carla! That really means a lot to me. It’s a lot of work.. especially for something that was intended to be a hobby and transformed into a career! I still LOVE blogging though and can’t imagine a day without it. Byfar the best thing I ever did (except my diplomas.. and having my son AND daughter (soon!)). Keeps me very busy, but I wouldn’t change MamaNYC for the world! 🙂

  2. Just wanted to let you know… your blog helped inspire me to start my own (two, actually)! I’m engaged and finishing up college right now, so kids are a few years away, but my goal is to be able to stay at home with them while still having a fulfilling career & making some supplemental money. My fiance suggested I start blogging, but it was your site that helped inspire me, so thank you!

    1. Scarlett,

      Thats great!! Thank you for letting me know! I am so glad and hope you’ll stick with it for many years to come.
      That means a lot, so thank you for stopping by to let me know!

  3. I’m thinking about starting a blog in the future… way back when I ran a bulliten board before the internet came along, a lot of work involved, that I do know…

    thanks for the great website

  4. How I envy you! When my daughter was a baby, there was no Internet to speak of – no blogs, no nothing. You seem to have it all – kids, great DH, a career, a degree! I was a SAHM in Queens, with nothing but a crying baby, and nothing else to occupy my time (what little I had!). Do you realize how luck you are, Nicole? Now I am divorced from my husband, my daughter doesn’t speak to me, and I’ll never see my grandkids. (Pardon the pity party!)

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