About MamaNYC

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 Logo Cisco Linksys Logo HP Hewlett Packard Logo Orajel Baby Logo Old Spice Logo Pelican Products Brand Logo Pampers Logo Health Mart Pharmacy logo Waterpik Flosser Logo Step2-Infantino-Red-Logo Kia Motors Logo   Graco Baby Logo Infantino 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 Logo The California Wine Club Logo NEW-WTE-LOGO   Boomers Logo Mega Bloks Toy Review Carpet-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 nicole@mamanyc.net with your inquiry. I can also be found on Twitter @mamanycnet and Facebook!


  • Brad M.

    i lov ur site!

  • Carla Bonesteel

    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!

    • http://www.mamanyc.net Nicole

      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! :)

  • http://theeducatedbeauty.com Scarlett Rose

    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!

    • http://www.mamanyc.net Nicole


      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!

  • cathy henatyszen

    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

  • http://seriouslykateblog.blogspot.com Kate

    I just found your blog through Picket Fence Blogs. I love it! I’ll be following from this point forward!


  • Sandy Cain (aka candy samenow)

    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!)