About Stephanie Barnhart

Stephanie Barnhart is an award-winning blogger, columnist, and outdoor enthusiast writer featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times and other media outlets. She is also the NYC Editor for MommyNearest.com.

3 Holiday Pop-Ups in NYC You Need To Shop Now

Nicole Richie celebrates the opening of Jacques Penné, a JCPenney Holiday Boutique, featuring a curated collection of her top holiday picks, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in New York. The boutique will be popping up in NYC’s Soho neighborhood on Friday, 12/8 and Saturday 12/9, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will also [...]

Spreading Cheer for All to Hear!

Dr Pepper Snapple Group® sponsored this post. All opinions are mine and mine alone. If you haven’t noticed, the current trend is to seek happiness. Individual happiness. But I think the secret is in our relationships. No matter how exhausted you feel after cooking and cleaning for 20 people in your home all day for [...]

Moink is The Farm-To-Table Subscription Box of Meats You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Free Range: (of livestock, especially poultry) kept in natural conditions, with freedom of movement. (of eggs) produced by birds reared under natural conditions. I remember the first time I heard the word “free range.” I was confused by the definition. Growing up on a farm, that was just common sense – there was no definition [...]

Throw A Killer Holiday Soirée with 15 Simple Items

Because you can never really have enough holiday gift ideas. Or parties! At least I can't because I am (1) the world's worst gift giver and (2) never have time to research and get creative. So I depend on these lists. And I know you hear me out there - you depend on them, too! [...]

This Will Get You Over that Runner’s Slump

I have a love-hate for running. When I tell friends this - they look at me shocked - why would I run if I don't love it? Well, I think there are a lot of folds to this - and many of them are mental, not physical. Running is all about mental capacity. If you [...]

This Gift Guide is Perfect for Last-Minute Shopping

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. I am basically the worst gift giver out there. I am terrible at ideas, wait till the last minute, and apparently don't listen and make lists on what people really love in order to get it for them. But people are HARD to shop for, and in the world where [...]

5 Reasons Why You Need to Stay at the Great Wolf Lodge for the Howlidays

  When I say my son has become a water park connoisseur by the age of five, it's a status earned. He has visited many across the country, some more than once, and can give you a detailed breakdown of everything he loves (or doesn't love) about each one. But one of my all-time favorites [...]

This 30-Second Fix Will Make You Look Like Your 20-Year Old Self

This post is sponsored by Everpro Gray Away. All of the thoughts and opinions are my own. When I was in my twenties, I flew to Florida with my boyfriend at the time to visit his sister, who was conveniently married to a Miami Heat starter. These trips were always glamorous with trips to Taco [...]