Meet Stephanie 2017-11-17T11:51:48+00:00

meet stephanie

Who is Stephanie Barnhart?

Writer, Editor and small business owner by day, mom by life. I take life seriously, as in, “you better seriously enjoy every day to the fullest.”


I am a published author— featured in the New York Times,  Huffington Post, NY Metro Parents Magazine, and PARENTGUIDE Magazine a few times. I was even on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. One of my articles happened to go viral, you might have seen it:


I am also the NY Editor for – basically the best app ever invented for parents. 


Sometimes people like to hear me speak. Most recently I was the keynote speaker to over 800 female collegiates – talk about a tough crowd – but I knew how to really get them to engage: passing around my phone and letting them SnapChat (go ahead, ask me to see the video is spawned).

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I have spoke at multiple conferences and seminars around the country on topics such as finding your #virtualvillage and single mom survival. That’s pretty powerful stuff.

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I am an advocate for change and helping other moms. Recently I traveled back to Pittsburgh to donate two hospital-grade breast pumps with Medela to the Ronald McDonald House Charities

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I hold St. Jude dearly in my heart, and will do anything to help spread their love and compassion for any child in the world with cancer. Literally families at St. Jude never pay a penny, for anything – from treatments to food to airfare. I dare you to find a more selfless community.


I also work with the NFL and NY Giants to help improve safety regulations with our kids, Ford Motor Company to talk parent and child safety in cars…and well, anything else that can help make a difference in the world our children will grow up in. 


More than anything, I love spontaneous road trips or mini weekend getaways – and occasionally skipping out to travel the world. You’ll find me and my sidekick Maximo out and about in New York City as well looking for the best kid-friendly places.   A few minor crimes, mishaps and calamities as well as eye-opening experiences have led us on a journey from football to food to motherhood.


“The only aspect of our travels that is guaranteed to hold an audience is disaster.”- Martha Gellhorn

See my “horror story” writing style here.

Some of the brands I have worked with recently – if you’re a brand and you would like to collaborate with me, email me at


 Are you a kid-friendly establishment, event or activity in NYC ?  Contact me here to get featured on the blog as well as with our partners: contact me at stephanie@footballfoodandmotherhood.comkid friendly nyc