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.

Crab and Mushroom Spinach Sauté

It's finally after Labor Day - meaning bikini season is dying down and we can get back to the things we love - carbs. We don't have to keep ordering the basic kale salad for lunch -we can eat again! Football  season and fall is all about comfort - the holidays are coming, big sweaters [...]

By | 2017-11-17T06:27:35+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Brand collaboration, Favorite Things, Food, Health and Wellness, Healthy Meals, Motherhood, organic kids, What's New|Comments Off on Crab and Mushroom Spinach Sauté

Three Pittsburgh-Approved recipes to kickoff Labor Day and Football Season!

Kraft Heinz sponsored this post, but the opinions are my own. Ahhhh do you feel that? It’s August and football is in there air – FINALLY. Pre-season games, fantasy football drafts and lots of time scoping the player lists on social media. Is that new rookie for the Black and Gold ready to perform like [...]

By | 2017-11-17T06:29:45+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Baking, be a better parent, Brand collaboration, Cooking for kids, Favorite Things, Food, Motherhood, What's New|Comments Off on Three Pittsburgh-Approved recipes to kickoff Labor Day and Football Season!

These Avocado Recipes Are About To Change the Way You Snack

This post was sponsored by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today® as part of an In-Home Party Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It's been an exceptionally fun summer. We've been traveling all over the NYC area to friends lake houses from CT to PA and spending [...]

By | 2017-11-17T06:33:41+00:00 August 31st, 2017|be a better parent, Brand collaboration, Food, Health and Wellness, Healthy Meals, Healthy Snacks, Motherhood, What's New|Comments Off on These Avocado Recipes Are About To Change the Way You Snack

Why the PB&J Will Always Be King of School Lunch

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShopRitePBJLove #CollectiveBias Real Quick -->ShopRite  is having a great deal received at check-out from 8/27 to 9/2 for Buy 4, Save $4 on the following products: Smucker’s® Fruit Spreads (17.5 – 18oz), Jif® Peanut Butter (16 oz), Pepperidge [...]

By | 2017-11-17T06:39:05+00:00 August 29th, 2017|be a better parent, Brand collaboration, Cooking for kids, Food, life hacks, Motherhood, What's New|Comments Off on Why the PB&J Will Always Be King of School Lunch

Cirque du Soleil: OVO Is Coming To NYC for Labor Day!

If you've never seen a Cirque du Soleil, you need to grab tickets to this show ASAP. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to see a few in Vegas, Pittsburgh and New York, but Max hasn't yet. Since he's five and LOVE Broadways shows, this is now the perfect time to introduce him to the [...]

By | 2017-11-18T07:02:20+00:00 August 25th, 2017|attractions, Brand collaboration, Giveaways, Kid Friendly New York City, kids to do, What's New|Comments Off on Cirque du Soleil: OVO Is Coming To NYC for Labor Day!

This New SportsCenter Show is Going to Change The Way You Watch Highlights

Bristol, CT - August 21, 2017: Portrait of Jay Harris, Sage Steele and Randy Scott(Photo by Joe Faraoni/ ESPN Images) If you're a sports girl like myself, you have grown up watching ESPN just like our parents left the weather channel on all day. Those early years in my twenties were spent with [...]

By | 2017-11-22T07:05:57+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Brand collaboration, Fitness, Football, Girl Talk, Health and Wellness, What's New|Comments Off on This New SportsCenter Show is Going to Change The Way You Watch Highlights

How to Finally Learn to Swim in NYC

I think it's safe to say that every parent wants their child to learn how to swim. But really - how do you DO that? We've tried a couple classes here and there since Max was born, and I remember vaguely going to classes as a child myself. They weren't so nice back then and [...]

By | 2017-11-18T07:06:25+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|activities, Brand collaboration, classes, Favorite Things, Kid Friendly New York City, Motherhood, things to do|Comments Off on How to Finally Learn to Swim in NYC

Adventures of Back-To-School

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. This summer flew faster than Usain Blot in the Olympics. I don't know about you, but back to school snuck right up on us and in two weeks, Max will start kindergarten. That means new school, new friends, new uniforms AND new grown [...]

By | 2017-11-18T07:05:07+00:00 August 20th, 2017|activities, Brand collaboration, Favorite Things, Healthy Snacks, Motherhood, organic kids, top products, What's New|Comments Off on Adventures of Back-To-School

5 Things Pre-K Taught Me To Have for Back-To-School

Back-to-school. The time of year that moms start scrambling back to reality and trying to figure out just what they need - where IS that list from the school anyways?! Even though Max will just be starting kindergarten, I've learned over the last couple of years in "preschool" what necessities are, or as mom's call [...]

By | 2017-11-18T07:03:51+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Brand collaboration, Favorite Things, Healthy Snacks, ideas for kids, Kid Friendly New York City, Motherhood, top products, What's New|Comments Off on 5 Things Pre-K Taught Me To Have for Back-To-School

10 Must-Haves for Beginner Campers

They say to survive you need three things: food water and shelter. And when it comes to travel, we’ve mastered the art of efficiency and basically following the same guidelines that I do with writing – KISS. Keep It Simple, Stupid. Don’t take everything including the kitchen sink, just know what essentials are necessary. Here [...]

By | 2017-11-18T05:59:49+00:00 August 10th, 2017|activities, Brand collaboration, Favorite Things, Going Green, Motherhood, things to do, top products, Travel, What's New|Comments Off on 10 Must-Haves for Beginner Campers