Read Across America Day is today, and #HipNJ has compiled a list of events throughout the Garden State to help you celebrate!
NEA‘s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Maria Falzo talks with Mallika Malhotra in the #HipNJ studio about her new book TheBrand Photography Playbook and some of the “Mompreneurs” she covers in its pages. Mallika helps business women distinguish their identity through images and bring their brands to life. The book outlines the process she utilizes to assist those struggling to find brand identity on this installment of #MommyMonday.
Jennifer Brosnickis a therapist, social worker and mom coach who works with mothers struggling with post-partum depression and anxiety. Jennifer uses a holistic approach to treating anxiety-associated symptoms of the women she handles. She finds many of her clients through the mid-wife practice she works with, guiding the mothers from the early stages of pregnancy and being there after the birthing process.
Betty Galvan of “My Friend Betty” is a digital marketing consultant and social media manager who works with small businesses in New Jersey – primarily those owned by women. Betty is skilled in developing digital marketing plans for business owners who either do not have the time or expertise to handle it themselves.
Maggie Zakhery is an independent consultant with “Beauty Counter”, a California based company, focused on educating users on the ingredients in their skincare products. Maggie is passionate about reducing exposure to the harsh chemicals present in most make-up and skin care routines that are a result of lax industry regulation.
Mallika and the “Mompreneurs” admirably manage to balance motherhood and business-ownership by being creative, allowing them the freedom to create their own schedules that accommodate both full-time responsibilities.
You can check out Mallika Maholtra or any of the moms in this segment through their websites or by visiting their social media pages.
Hip New Jersey’s own Maria Falzo has a few Valentine’s Day gift suggestions available through Grove Giftables in Cedar Grove. Maria and store owner Stacia have compiled a list of gift ideas for #HipNJ suitable for everyone in your life.
With the harsh winter we’ve had in New Jersey, what could be better than a cozy knitted hat? If there is a newborn in your life, the colorful hats for babies are an adorable and practical gift. Matching mommy-and-me hats are a cute option for parents and toddlers who like to maintain a chic wardrobe despite the winter weather.
Fitting for almost anyone in the family, the stylish S’ip byS’well bottles come in regular and large sizes. The caps are tethered to the bottle for children who have a penchant to misplace items. Grove Giftables can customize the bottles by etching your loved-one’s initials into the design. Regular-sized bottles cost $19.99 while large will run you $24.99.
For teachers or anyone who prefers to avoid sweets, there are fun and sparkly homemade soaps. Each soap is heart-shaped and comes in an assortment or V-Day colors. Individually, the soaps are $9 and a mason jar full of soaps cost $22.
Homemade cookies with Valentine’s Day messages inscribed in them are great for those with a sweet tooth. These go well inside a trendy #Love mug so you can enjoy your confections with a warm beverage.
The fashionable yet functional Bogg Bag is a excellent gift for any holiday but especially for that special lady on Valentine’s Day. The tote is waterproof and washable – great for a weekend away or a day at the beach. Stacia is offering a special for a Bogg Bag and a S’ip by S’well bottle purchased together.
Head down to Grove Giftables and check out their inventory of gifts for everyone in your life this Valentine’s Day.