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.

Kinder Eggs Just Arrived in America – and Christmas Stockings Will Never Be the Same

In partnership with Ferrero International. If you’ve been counting down the days till Christmas, you now really have a reason to be excited - Kinder Joy (those mystery chocolate toys/treats you see in YouTube videos) landed in NYC on Monday, and will be available to buy here in the United States just in time for [...]

A Helvua Good New “Cookie” for the Holidays

Who doesn’t love the holidays as a kid. You look back and remember magical moments, twinkling lights and tons and tons of food. There was never a shortage of food. I still remember the food. We weren’t your “let’s sit down and eat” kind of family, it was more of a wild messy and chaotic [...]

By | 2017-11-22T11:38:29+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Baking, Brand collaboration, christmas, Favorite Things, Food, Health and Wellness, Healthy Snacks, ideas for kids, Motherhood, things to do, What's New|Comments Off on A Helvua Good New “Cookie” for the Holidays

A #KIRKWORTHYPARTY Is Worth 1,000 words (and $1000 in Cash!)

I grew up on a farm – probably as country as one gets. I don’t think anyone in my family ever thought I would go city, and here I am breaking stigmas since 2010. The funny part is – if you don’t know me that well, you would never guess that I used to milk [...]

By | 2017-11-22T11:37:44+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Brand collaboration, events, Favorite Things, Food, Football, Giveaways, What's New|Comments Off on A #KIRKWORTHYPARTY Is Worth 1,000 words (and $1000 in Cash!)

Thinking about trying out Citi Bikes on NYC Streets? Here’s why you should

Been thinking about grabbing a Citi Bike membership with all the expansions into the boroughs? The ever-increasing public transportation fees has brought New Yorkers to the point of seeking out other options to get around, and it’s almost impossible not to jump into this trend – but just do so with some bike safety facts. [...]

By | 2017-11-22T11:36:02+00:00 November 6th, 2017|activities, Brand collaboration, Favorite Things, Fitness, Health and Wellness, things to do, What's New|Comments Off on Thinking about trying out Citi Bikes on NYC Streets? Here’s why you should

Your Permission to Play Hooky at Home Today

This post was sponsored Tai Pei, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It's been a crazy year 2017, but you don't need me to explain that to you. It's been hard for everyone - not only on a social and worldly level, but personal as well. We've been running around up and [...]

By | 2017-11-18T06:57:44+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Brand collaboration|Comments Off on Your Permission to Play Hooky at Home Today

This children’s boutique in Tribeca will be your happily, everafter

While you may see a lot of shops closing up (like the Toys R Us bankruptcy), luckily a lot of local shops in NYC are still thriving, and offering the selection of clothing for both boys and girls that you would expect from a trendy New York children' boutique. We've always loved Tribeca for these [...]

By | 2017-11-17T12:35:32+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Brand collaboration, Favorite Things, Kid Friendly New York City, Motherhood|Comments Off on This children’s boutique in Tribeca will be your happily, everafter

These Little Frozen Boxes Are Perfect For Your Central Park Lunch Break

This post was sponsored by Tai Pei, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It's strange how busy life gets the older you get. When you're a child, counting down those days until you on vacation can drag on for what seems a lifetime, but now as a mom in her 30s, I [...]

By | 2017-11-17T12:38:52+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Motherhood|Comments Off on These Little Frozen Boxes Are Perfect For Your Central Park Lunch Break

Stonyfield’s #FutureLeaders Campaign Is Helping Both Kids and Animals

If you don't realize by now that I am a huge advocate for farmers - here's another fun post for you. We have been big fans of Stonyfield, especially their YoKids line, since Max was a baby - and continue to still pack them in school lunches. Not only are they organic farmers (and the [...]

By | 2017-12-14T13:49:17+00:00 October 20th, 2017|attractions, be a better parent, Brand collaboration, Favorite Things, Food, Healthy Snacks, organic kids, What's New|Comments Off on Stonyfield’s #FutureLeaders Campaign Is Helping Both Kids and Animals